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Laptop video docking machine makes laptop go on overdrive :(

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by OM2, Sep 26, 2017.

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  1. OM2

    OM2 Thread Starter

    Oct 28, 2007
    I bought a laptop docking station with video output (USB3) - it's a powered unit.

    When I use the laptop, the fan is going mad - always at full speed.
    Laptop is SLUGGISH :(

    I unplug. Within 2-3 minutes, fan stops.
    And laptop is much more responsive.

    Is this a typical symptom?

    The super odd thing, if I plug it in an hour or so later... then all seems to be OK.

    Tabs: lots of them - I'm a tab hungry freak!
    Actually, not that bad. At most 10 - 15 tabs open.

    The laptop has 8GB RAM 2.5 Ghz. And normally fine with even double the number of tabs (in Crome mostly, but Firefox as well)

    As a desperation... I thought it might be Chrome and I disabled all plugins. Worked a treat yesterday - but same problems today. :(

  2. managed

    managed Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    May 24, 2003
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    My guess would be the laptop getting too hot when it's connected to the dock.

    What laptop is it ? Please post the full model details.
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