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Heat Issue

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by aavion, Jul 20, 2006.

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  1. aavion

    aavion Thread Starter

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    Hi, I'm on a Dell Latitude laptop right now and the heat issue is driving me crazy. The average temperature is about 60-70C, usually even going up to 80C when it's really hot. This makes it so that whenever I'm playing games on it, the computer will sacrifice speed to clock down on the temperature, and I get extremely bad lag, making it impossible for me to play at all.

    Can anyone explain why my computer is so hot, and give me some suggestions as to how to fix it? Is there any possible way to stop the computer from sacrificing the speed in order to cool itself down?

    Thanks in advance

    BTW, the fan is always on high, yet the temperature is still very high..
     
  2. etaf

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    have you tried cleaning the vents out - seen a few laptops fixed with temp problems here - by cleaning
     
  3. Triple6

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    Not surprising that when you are working the laptop hard that it gets hotter, gaming stresses all the hardware in the laptop.

    You can get cooling pads to put under the laptop to keep it cooler. Do a search on Google for Laptop Cooling Pads, you should find several different models and some reviews on how they work.

    Of course if the vents are blocked are there is no space around the laptop then address that first.
     
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