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Hi, I've just asked a question on a different forum but since here's a new Dell forum, just wanna see if there's any Dell people can help me out. I've just bought a Dell mini 10 netbook and the temperature according to Core Temp is about 90s C degree while watching video through Realplayer. Just wondering if I should consider it as overheat or if it is normal. If it is normal, what temperature should we consider the netbook as overheating? sorry about asking newbie question. Thanks!!


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that's hot.

We'll need more information to be sure. What are the specification. We'll need a brand name and number. like this ......Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 or AMD Phenom 8750. This information can be found in "Device Manager" in Windows OSs. Sorry, I don't work with Linux of Mac OSs.

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Thank you for replying back, this is the information I found

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Hi, thank you for replying me back. I am a newbie on computers, so what I have just found is the email of Dell with all the description on my netbook. Please let me know if it has the information needed. Thank you!!


Inspiron Mini 10,
Genuine Windows

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that seems hot

In reply to: Thank you for replying back, this is the information I found

That is hot. I will try and chase down specs on max heat for that platform and post back what I find. I am assuming you are not blocking any intake or exhaust vents during use.

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thank you

In reply to: that seems hot

Thank you for answering, and also, i found my netbook to be about 70 C degree when its on idle, is that also too hot? And while I am using my netbook, I just put it on a table, so I'm not sure if it would block the intake or exhaust vents. looking forward for the max heat. Thank you so much!!! Louis

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Without look it up .............. yes

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Clean laptop internally.

One grungy computer leads to another. Happy

Again, I would need processor specifications (brand, name, number) to look it up. All processors differ in their specifications.

You might attempt to look it up yourself. Pick your processor from link below then see "Get Technical Documentation"> then, "Specifications" tab> then "processor spec finder"> choose your processor from list> find "Thermal design". This will specify a maximum allowable temperature range. Temperatures over this specification may do irreparable damage to your processor.

From here:

The most demanding "common" process a PC/Laptop can do is a virus scan. 3D gaming is also very demanding. 3D multi player online gaming can challenge the very best of PCs.

If your still having heat problems after the cleaning ....

B) replace thermal paste

C) Upgrade the CPU cooler on PC. This is not an option for Laptops. Liquid cooling systems are available but $$$$.

Additional laptop cooling:



Products shown are examples only. There display here is not an endorsement. This is one of many site that sell these products but that said, is very good. <<<<< yep, that was an endorsement. Grin

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In reply to: Thank you for replying back, this is the information I found

According to this:

Maximums range form 85C -90C

You have a problem this processor is too hot when running video.

Has it been (internally) cleaned lately?

Search "clean PC" here:;snav

For laptops search "clean laptop"

I'd recommend you clean your PC approximately ever 3 months.

Warning opening a PC/Laptop while under warranty can void the warranty. Read your warranty to avoid this problem.

Back now to Mr Dell.

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