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Hello.

I've had an Acer Aspire 5530 in a couple of years now, and I couldn't be more disappointed, it had all kinds of problems, but I've fixed them after a LOT of research. Anyways, I've become hooked on Minecraft, and ever since i played this the first time, my computer started crashing. I tried fixing the problem in several ways, but it simply didn't work. So one day I felt at the back at my computer while playing, and the "fan output" ( I have no idea what to call it, the place where air pops out) was really hot. I guessed that that must be it, and indeed it was, or so i believe. My temps are up around the 85 degrees celsius on both CPU and GPU (GPU's a little lower) when playing the game.
Anyways, after that, it didn't just crash when playing Minecraft, but also when i do random stuff. I just simply elevated the computer, put it on some books, and it doesn't crash anymore. But still, it's annoying that i have to carry books with me all the time (; I've tried cleaning the airvent in every single way possible, but it doesn't fix it.

To conclude the message and ask you my question; Is it possible to fix this, or is it just my crappy Acer computer that can't do the job of Minecraft? I'd like to shoot it sometimes...

Here's the specs http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/no...e5530sp2.shtml
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The problem is that the exhaust is probably blocked by your leg or something, and that's why elevating it is helping. Try to adjust yourself in a way that nothing is blocking the fan at all, give it a good 4 inches of exhaust room.

edit: I'm not saying you'll be getting low temps doing this, but they definitely won't be as hot, I don't think.
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Have you opened the case to see if the heat sinks and fans are full of dirt? Also on that old of a PC the TIM might have dried some leading to less than optimal heat transfer!
Edited by Hawk777th - 5/11/11 at 7:22am
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