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Computer running hot.

by wcprice2 / July 27, 2013 9:28 AM PDT

Hi internet. Earlier this week my computer started freezing. I have determined that the problem is most likely overheating but I can't figure out what is causing the computer to run so hot. At idle start up my cpu is operating just below 50 C. Simply running chrome hikes it to 60C (just after startup). During normal use my computer temps are all hovering around 85 C.

Naturally I thought it was a fan issue so I opened up to take a look. There doesn't seem to be any problem with my fan. It is running just fine. No unusual noises or anything. There is no sizable amount of dust on any of my components.

I am loss at what could be causing the heating problem.

My computer is a Sony Vaio PCG-81114L laptop.

Sorry that my grammar is so bad =p

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Details.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / July 27, 2013 9:35 AM PDT
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Can you provide the age and OS of this machine?

Dafyd.

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age and OS
by wcprice2 / July 27, 2013 10:15 AM PDT
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3 years old

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

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Age and OS
by wcprice2 / July 27, 2013 10:14 AM PDT
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Computer is about 3 years old. OS in Windows 7 64 bit

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Tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 27, 2013 10:40 AM PDT
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Did you get out the canned air to get the vents clear? And you did this every 6 or so months before this?
Bob

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no dust
by wcprice2 / July 27, 2013 10:52 AM PDT
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There is no dust build up in any of the vents or anywhere. I keep the vents clean.

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Then have the tech
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 27, 2013 4:35 PM PDT
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Open it up and replace the heat sink compound. Along the way they'll check fans and clean internally if need be. Cheaper than a new main board or new laptop.
Bob

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Clean
by iubjaved / July 27, 2013 5:41 PM PDT
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