From reading on the internet this PC is known to have high fan use and gets hot but is their a fix? I was given this laptop dead, I would push the power button and lights came on for a split second then went off. POST never happens and the fan was off. I opened the laptop up and removed the RAM and HDD, discconected the LCD screen, nothing. I then removed the fan and CPU and the PC would boot. Reseated the CPU and it continued to boot. I hooked everything back up and cleaned out the dust and the computer booted like normal.
I noticed the fan was constant even though I wasnt doing anything. I let it sit and it shutdown within 5-10 minutes at around 90C. I did this with semi poor airflow on purpose to see what happened. I then did the same but with better airflow and it didnt shutdown but the fan was constant and the laptop was very hot. (Again I wasnt doing anything on the laptop)
I ran Hirens Boot on the laptop and tested the memory, HDD, and video card and all came back fine. When running the S and M stress test with good airflow, the laptop eventually shut down. Malware/Virus tests came back fine. No other processes are randomly spiking. I upgraded to SP2 and all drivers, software but still have the same issue. Should I upgrade Vista? Buy a cooler?
Thanks for the help