Sony Vaio VPCF122FX Overheating

April 27, 2013 at 13:37:58
Specs: Windows 7
My laptop is overheating more frequently. Usually when I am watching a video on YouTube or playing music. Also when I play Facebook games. (Farm ville)

I've tried vacuuming the fan and I always use a chill pad.


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#1
April 27, 2013 at 19:48:36
Use a can or compressed air and blow out all vents and openable ports.
A 'chill pad' or 'cooling pad' is helpful, just make sure that no vents are blocked in any way.
Take actual temperature readings with HWMonitor. post temp at idle, after working or internet, and after video or gaming. If temps are actually high after blowing dust out better, you may need to open it to clean it better or have it cleaned out by a pro. Under rare or extreme conditions, you might need more done to fix this issue.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
April 28, 2013 at 04:40:37
Would it be harmful if I have an external fan blow on the vent/laptop while I am using it? It works, but not sure if that is helping or hurting the actual problem.

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#3
April 28, 2013 at 05:11:04
Which HWmonitor do you use? I downloaded HW monitor pro from CPUID.com and the only info it monitored was the battery!

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#4
April 28, 2013 at 05:57:46
You should NEVER use a vacuum on electronics due to the static that builds up in the hose & can discharge into the unit. As Fingers said, you should be using compressed air. Using a cooling pad or external fan isn't a "fix". Your laptop is designed to work without them. If it continues to overheat, you're going to have to crack open the case & fix the problem properly or take it to a professional.

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April 28, 2013 at 09:04:31

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