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MikeSwim07

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Hi,

My computer has been overheating lately. I was wondering how I can run the fan at a high speed to hopefully decrease the temperature. I have a HP Pavilion dv5z-1000 laptop.

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Hey there,

It is probably best to try and cure the problem not the sympoms with this problem. The main reason laptops start to over heat is when you get too much dust build up on the heatsink and the fan. You could try blowing through the heatsink the opposite way the fan blows the air to dislodge any built up dust (make sure the laptop is turned off) and help the fan spin more freely. You can use a can of compressed air for this task. Another thing that happens is over time the thermal paste between the CPU and the heatsink starts to dry out. If cleaning the heatsink doesn't work then this is the next thing that I would suspect.

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Laptops aren't designed to be tweaked. If yours is overheating, it indicates a problem. It could be dust/dirt build-up. You may be doing something more taxing than it was designed to handle. Or it may just be a poorly made laptop.
 

MikeSwim07

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I think it is just poorly made because what is causing it to overheat is playing a browser game.
 
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Get a can of compressed air and clean the fan/heatsink and see if that helps. If it was not doing this before then its not a poorly built laptop, something is just wrong/different so the fan has to adjust to keep it running at acceptable levels.
 
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