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Acer Aspire M3450 Runs Hot

by GratisShark / November 3, 2014 7:42 AM PST

Hello! My computer is running too hot and I'm wondering if it's the fan. Specifically, the motherboard temperature is what actually is high. I notice that it looks like it may be turning rather slowly but I'm not sure if that's what it is. At times, it's exceeding 60 Degrees Celsius. I can upload a picture of the temperature if you all tell me how or where to do that. I don't know if I can simply oil the fan shaft or I need to replace the fan entirely.

I'd appreciate any assistance. Thank you!

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Canned air and thermal paste?
by Dafydd Forum moderator / November 3, 2014 7:51 AM PST

When was the last time?

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That's about right.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2014 7:53 AM PST
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Advantages of Lower Temp?
by GratisShark / November 5, 2014 4:30 AM PST
In reply to: That's about right.

Thank you both for your feedback. After reading the information you provided, I feel a bit better. My next question however, is about running the system at a cooler temperature anyway. Wouldn't it be beneficial to run it colder rather than hotter?

It's been my experience that electronic components tend to wear out faster if they are run at warmer temperatures, but I could be wrong. My knowledge of electronics is rather ancient, given the speed of advancement in the industry. I got my education on the subject in the 80s and 90s so perhaps it just doesn't apply any longer.

I don't know; I trust you all to share your knowledge which I am sure is more contemporary than mine. Thank you so much guys!

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by renegade600 / November 5, 2014 5:23 AM PST

you can always open the case and make sure it is dust free. dust will make the computer hotter. If there is room in the case, you can always add an addition fan. Also the location makes a difference. Make sure the computer is out in the open where there is good air flow.

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Dust & Location
by GratisShark / November 5, 2014 5:33 AM PST
In reply to: dust

Thanks for that Renegade. I do keep the interior clean and the computer in an open area. I even have an air conditioning unit only a few feet from it for when it's hot in the house, which is not often since I have the central air set to a cool temp.

The fan on the motherboard looks to be running strong but I'm a bit worried about the one mounted to the back of the case. If you stop it manually, you have to spin it up with your finger to get it started again. I don't know if you can oil the shaft so I haven't tried that. If you guys think it's alright to do that, I can give it a try maybe.

Thanks again.

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