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laptop gets hot

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by llanita, Apr 5, 2010.

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  1. llanita

    llanita Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 and it's just about a year old. I've noticed that lately it heats up around the mouse pad. I bought one of those trays you put under the laptop, that has fans in it, but it doesn't seem to do much good.
    Can anyone suggest a solution to this please?
    Thanks
     
  2. crjdriver

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    Have you cleaned it ie taken a can of air and blow through the vents?
     
  3. raybro

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    Cleaning is always a good thing to do with any computer, especially laptops. But "HOT" is a relative term. I suggest you download, install and run a free utility called PC Wizard which will tell just how hot it is. Attached is a screen shot of the temps on my Inspiron 1501 laptop.

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    Thank you so much. I'll do both.
     
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