Laptop overheating - please help!

  TobyMartin 12:43 02 May 2010


My Toshiba laptop, a few years old now, is getting very hot and has occasionally cut out in recent weeks. I've looked at all the advice online and bought compressed air to clear out the fan as best I could. Quite a lot of dust came out, so I assumed that it would do some good. Also, I bought a Belkin laptop cooler which I'm currently sitting the laptop on. Finally, I also downloaded CoreTemp and SpeedFan in order to keep track of how hot the laptop got. After all of this, if anything, my laptop seems to have got hotter than it was before! Below, I have posted the details that CoreTemp gives about the laptop. If anyone can offer any further advice I'd be very appreciative. Thanks!

Core #0 Low: 77C High: 90C
Core #1 Low: 77C High: 88C

Processor information:

Processor 0
Package 0
Cores: 2 (Max 2)
Threads: 2 (Max 2)
Processor name: Mobile AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 (Tyler)
Processor name string: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60
Platform: Socket S1g1 (638 pin)
Processor signature: 0x60F82
Processor revision: BH-G2
Process node: 65 nm
Brand ID: 2 (0x2)
Model: 31 (0x1F)
Package type: 0 (0x0)
Power Limit: 12 (0xC)

Processor speed: 798.04MHz (199.51 x 4.0)
Bus speed: 798.04MHz
Bus ratio: x4
Default speed: 2000.00MHz
Multiplier range: x4.0 - x10.0
Maximum voltage: 1.1500V
Instruction set: MMX+, 3DNow+, 3DNow Prefetch, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, x86-64
Feature set: XD, CnQ, HT
L1 data cache: 2 x 64 KiB, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size - 1 thread(s)
L1 instruction cache: 2 x 64 KiB, 2-way set associative, 64-byte line size - 1 thread(s)
L2 cache: 2 x 512 KiB, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size - 1 thread(s)

  johndrew 13:03 02 May 2010

Is the fan running or has the fan become detached from the motor spindle?

You may have blown dust into the fan/heat sink which is blocking it and preventing air flowing freely. Perhaps a partial strip of the laptop to gain access to the fan for a proper clean is necessary.

  David4637 13:49 02 May 2010

Highly untech, I had the same prob.
I took a deep long breath and blew in the outlet of the fan, and out came a very considerable amount of dust from the inlet in the lounge - I got into trouble for that, but my TOSH lappy (5 years old)is working OK now.Nothing ventured nothing gained. David

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