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Fixing a notebook for some guy, switched it on after putting the new hard-drive in it. installed windows at this point the base of the laptop was scolding hot. I investigated further, installed coretemp and BAM!! 102c. Medion piece of junk!
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Probably dust in the heatsinks. My XPS M1710 suffocates itself after a while left unchecked.
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Probably dust in the heatsinks. My XPS M1710 suffocates itself after a while left unchecked.
i'd better open it up tommorow before i take it back, give it a good old blast with the air compressor!
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If you went in and messed around (installing HD) you may have accidently knocked the heat sink loose or something. Give that a check too while cleaning it out.
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If you went in and messed around (installing HD) you may have accidently knocked the heat sink loose or something. Give that a check too while cleaning it out.
ill have a look thanks for the heads up!
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found out what the problem was gang!
the side exhaust grill was jam crammed with filth and dust (forgot to take pictures until after i blasted the air compressor out ) anyway, we took the bottom off, tool all the heatsink out, the fan etc. then just blasted them outside. I was surprised that the chip didnt have any signs of any previous paste? anyway without any second thoughts, i wacked a dab of as5 on there, put it all back together. fired it up, started running at 46c then reached it maximum temp of 58c. i was stunned at what a bit of dust could do! just a warning to all you lappy users, i dont suggest putting them on carpets or on your bed's you'll block the exhaust cause a clog in the airflow then overheat like this one did. CLEAN THEM REGULARLY ~Rowey



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