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what's that about? any ideas?
There might be dust stuck in the fan so making it less effective and therefore speed up to try and compensate. Usually you should be able remove the cover and see what its like and pick out any bits of dust. Or you could use a hoover but it could possibly damage the components so don't do that.
like a football fan. couldnt think of anything
Come down here sometime and I'll buy you all a can of FANta for these absolute zingers.
we can watch White FANg 2: Myth of the White Wolf
Download this and post how hot your cpu is
If it's overheatng then you may need to clean your laptop for any dust that might be knocking about, remove the laptop from any soft surfaces (such as a duvet cover) and maybe consider getting an external fan.
sorted mine out. just shot it through the holes underneath when it was switched off. gave it 5 minutes and its been great since
maybe even large supermarkets
I can remember it being silly money in maplin.
When I go to task manager and processes, it's working flat out. Dunno why. Might be a virus but I've got all the security, malware finders and shit to get rid of that stuff and there's not anything.
It's not even that old. I think it's just shit. It gets so hot that it sometimes just turns off. GRATE.
probably dust if not then get an external fan or put it in for repair, I don't think it's malware. This is common and it's often caused by having the laptop on soft surfaces, I used this when my laptop crapped out on me and it works great!
the computer said it's 'not functioning properly' so might have to be repaired if that doesn't work
question - i don't have a screwdriver to hand to open it, is there anything i can do to cool it without opening it? i've minimised all cpu processes etc
main thing would be to use it on a hard flat surface rather than your knee or something that would block the fan
Use it in the fridge.
I assume it's a similar issue but I'm too afraid to try to screw it open to check for dust in case I can't get it back together again.
or internal fan repair
I personally recommend an external fan in general, really keeps your laptop cool at all times as most internal fans are shite on lower to mid range laptops.
My laptop crapped out a couple of months ago - wouldn't boot Windows at all, not even safe mode. I thought it was malware, but it turns out that the HD had about 80 corrupted sectors, and the fan had a small Afghan rug of dust underneath it. It ran hot, unsurprisingly.
Heat may have damaged the HD, or it may be unrelated, but either way - the physical damage appeared to me to be the kind of thing malware would do. I had to get the drive cloned and replaced to save everything - heat damage could fuck your shit permanently if you're unlucky.
If your machine is running so hot that it powers off automatically, clean the fan. Ideally, open the case and sweep up a bit, or blast it with an aircan. Don't use it on a duvet, put it on a tray if you use it in bed. Try placing a layer of frozen peas in the CD drive to cool it down.