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Hey everyone,

I have an Acer Aspire 5739G laptop, specs are as follows:

T6600 2.2ghz x2
4gb DDR3 1333mhz RAM
GT240M 1gb Graphics Card
Windows 7 64-bit

I'd give more detailed specifications if required. Now, I have SpeedFan installed, and it is worrying me a lot! The idle temperatures are absolutely astounding! Check this out:

GPU@ 76C Idle
HD: 48C Idle
Temp1: 83C Idle
Core 0: 67C Idle
Core 1: 66C Idle

What on earth is going on! I could fry an egg on my graphics card!! And I'm assuming Temp1, is the mainboard? Jesus... I've tried PowerMizer, to see if that would make any difference, I don't want to mess with the fan speeds in case I ruin anything, I'm better at desktop orientated computer issues, rather than laptops!

I've had this thing for almost a year and a half now, and it's always ran pretty hot, never actually decided to do something about it until now, I had bought a cooling plate, which reduced my temperatures a little, not much! It was a rubbish belkin one, all the fan blades have broken off it now, so it's useless.

Can anyone please recommend anything I can do without spending money? I've rang Acer, and it's usually someone who has no idea what I'm on about, no offence to foreigners by the way... But seriously... Someone who speaks English would be great!

I hear the GT240m runs relatively hot anyway idling usually at around 50C, but what the hell. I'm idling at 77C!!

Any input would be great thanks!
    
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My T5500 always loaded up to 86-88C, still kicking after over 4 years.
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Hmm, but my laptop occasionally shuts down when playing games, it's quite annoying! Maybe I will have to fork out for a better laptop cooling plate :/
    
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That's hot, especially for idle. Then again, most laptops run warm, my MBP used to idle at about 50C with it's C2D.

I'd take it apart, get all the dust out of the cooling fins with compressed air, and apply some new thermal paste to both the CPU and GPU. If it's a years worth of dust clogging it, that'll help no end. wink.gif
    
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I have some pretty nice thermal paste, I'll give it a shot, I was saving the thermal paste for when I got a new motherboard for my desktop, want the republic of gamers £150 one biggrin.gif, can't wait!
    
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wheee.gif

You can pick up some paste with that ROG board, I use Arctic Silver 5, even top end thermal paste won't set you back more than £6~. Now go, clean up that laptop, thumb.gif
    
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Just opened my laptop, there's literally no dust inside lol! No idea how, replaced the thermal paste, and everything is fine:

CPU: 45C
GPU: 50C
HD: 37C
Temp1: 59C

All seems good right now!

Thanks for the advice, I wouldn't have thought to replace thermal paste in my laptop lol! I like to stay away from the internal workings of my laptop, because I remember repairing my Mum's laptop, and I took it apart, had a look inside, cleaned it out, checked all the fans were okay, put it back together, and it just wouldn't boot. Never worked since, god knows why, it was a piece of crap anyway so just gave it away tongue.gif. Worth about £40 so... XD

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lap tops that overheat are usually lacking paste........MFGs and the low wage labor
do not put any love into your computer...
Sucks that laptops are preffabbed POS unlike Desktops where you can build em right
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