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Determining Laptop temp

by Dragon / September 4, 2008 9:39 AM PDT

I see people talking about what temperature their laptop or desktop is running. I'd like to know how you do this.

Also, I've decided to get a cooling gadget like this since it doesn't need juice to run. Any opinion on this?

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(NT) Do you have a gaming laptop?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 4, 2008 10:08 AM PDT
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Nope
by Dragon / September 4, 2008 10:43 AM PDT

Just a regular run-of-the-mill Toshiba Satellite a55-s306, with RAM bumped up to 2 gigs.

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I've seen those.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 4, 2008 11:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Nope
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Video not playing
by Dragon / September 4, 2008 11:18 AM PDT
In reply to: I've seen those.

I tried a few others, but had the same result. I'll try again, later.

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Thanks
by Dragon / September 7, 2008 11:55 AM PDT
In reply to: I've seen those.

I found out I had to get uninstall flash and get a fresh install for it. Anyway, it works, now.

I had previously seen instructions for cleaning a computer. Looks like everybody has something different to add. For example, one guy suggests cleaning the computer after it's down to room temperature and only using short bursts of air since it's so cold, so it won't shorten the life of any components.

Another guy suggested using q-tips for most of the cleaning and said it would be better not to blow the fan with that compressed air since it might put a bit too much stress on the bearings. He likes to insert a q-tip in the fan to keep it from spinning.

I imagine somebody else might have a different idea.

But, I have a feeling that for most of these videos the instructor has to fit his time within a given time frame.

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