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  1. Hell Raiser

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    I have a 2 year old laptop.
    I play games on it and I know laptops are not really there to play games on as they overheat easily and they are less powerful but I do, I custom made a gaming laptop and thats what I wanted it for (in part).

    When I first got it, it was great, never overheated. As time went on it started to overheat a bit, and once it overheated once it did it over and over. I bought a cooling pad for my laptop and that worked really well, it brought the temp down quite a lot. Then within the last month the cooling pad is no longer cooling it down enough and it overheats all the time now, even with my window open in a freezing cold room, it overheats.

    The overheating temperature is 95c, when i first started using a cooling pad it was about 80-85 and now the computer will hit 95 quite easily with most games.

    I cleaned the processor fan recently (had no dust in it).

    Any suggestions or ideas?

    Oh yea, one of my cores is always hotter than the other 3, by up to 8 degrees.
     
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    If you're comfortable dismantling the laptop I would open it up and check for any dust/blockage between the fan to the outlet, usually the Cpu heatsink is in between them and it can get clogged up. This can happen even if the fan itself looks quite clean.

    You could also replace the thermal compound between the Cpu and the Heatsink, you should definitely do this if you have to separate them.
     
  3. Hell Raiser

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    Yea I actually have a degree in computing but it really didn't cover much of the hardware side of things, though I have built several computers before. I just have 0 experience with laptops, this is my first one. I watched a youtube vid that described what you said. How easy is it to get the cpu out? and how easy is it to get to the heatsink? much like a desktop?
     
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