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August 27, 2013 4:53:34 PM

Ever since I swapped my harddrive for an ssd and my ram from 4gb to 8gb, my laptop started overheating and having problems at anything. I have problems compressing files with Winrar, DreamWeaver takes about 30% of my processor even if no files are open in it (like, just dreamweaver is open and its not editing any files), everytime I run a php page with pictures from my server on my laptop it would overheat when I go onto that page...
I downloaded this program that checks heat (AIDA 64) and I check it frequently. So far the highest it got to was like 90 degrees celsius... is that bad?

What do you suggest for better cooling?

I use this laptop for work and I take it with me back and forth from home to work so I need a simple solution.. If buying a new laptop is needed then I can buy a new one, but only if its NEEDED

thanks :D 

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a b D Laptop
August 27, 2013 5:18:37 PM

Neither of your upgrades should cause your computer to overheat like that. What laptop model do you have?

Casey
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August 27, 2013 5:19:15 PM

1. Clean your fan and any dust filters. It could be that they just got dirty and clogged so that can heat it up.
2. If the above doesn't work, you may need to get a Notebook Cooler. This works just like the fan in your laptop, but they stay outside, due to the fact that laptops aren't really designed for bigger fans other than the stock one. NZXT makes a few, the Cryo E40, V60, and X60. Starting at $30, They are basically stands with big fans in them, blowing cool air at your laptop. The E40 ($30) has 2 80mm fans that you can adjust to blow on different parts of your computer It supports up to 15" laptops. The V60 ($40) has a bladeless design, and supports up to 16" computers. The X60 ($60) has 2 120mm fans for the best cooling. It can support up to 17" laptops.
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August 27, 2013 7:31:13 PM

cklaubur said:
Neither of your upgrades should cause your computer to overheat like that. What laptop model do you have?

Casey


I have an HP Pavilion dm4-1173cl
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August 27, 2013 7:32:03 PM

Jacob McIntosh said:
1. Clean your fan and any dust filters. It could be that they just got dirty and clogged so that can heat it up.
2. If the above doesn't work, you may need to get a Notebook Cooler. This works just like the fan in your laptop, but they stay outside, due to the fact that laptops aren't really designed for bigger fans other than the stock one. NZXT makes a few, the Cryo E40, V60, and X60. Starting at $30, They are basically stands with big fans in them, blowing cool air at your laptop. The E40 ($30) has 2 80mm fans that you can adjust to blow on different parts of your computer It supports up to 15" laptops. The V60 ($40) has a bladeless design, and supports up to 16" computers. The X60 ($60) has 2 120mm fans for the best cooling. It can support up to 17" laptops.


I'll try to clean the fans and dust filters but I can't really buy a laptop cooler because they're kinda big and I don't have space to spare in my bag :( 
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August 28, 2013 7:54:55 AM

I was wondering... Since usually only the processor is the thing that's heating up... Is it possible that I might have moved the processor or something that is needed for it to be cooled down proficiently?
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August 28, 2013 8:08:25 AM

I had the same problem, I tried everyting: Cleaning, additional cooling etc.
It was the internal cooling fan that was not working anymore, so to be sure you might want to check that too.
when my fan didnt work my system was almost constantly at 90 degrees so that might be the problem.
I hope it helps :) 
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August 28, 2013 8:48:18 AM


Thats the sensor information and the task manager if it helps any...
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August 28, 2013 8:51:00 AM

Computersloeber said:
I had the same problem, I tried everyting: Cleaning, additional cooling etc.
It was the internal cooling fan that was not working anymore, so to be sure you might want to check that too.
when my fan didnt work my system was almost constantly at 90 degrees so that might be the problem.
I hope it helps :) 


I don't think so because there is airflow coming out of the vent in the laptop...
Thanks though!
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August 28, 2013 11:10:29 AM

You could try to open the back of your laptop and check if the heatsink is sill well connected to to the cpu.
Also did you swap the hard drive for a SSD? So do you only have a SSD now or a hard drive and a SSD?
Sorry another question :p  what type of hard drive do you have/ did you have and what type of SSD do you have now?
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August 28, 2013 5:57:18 PM

I just tried to open up the laptop and find out how to clean the fans but for the life of me I couldnt take off the keyboard...
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August 28, 2013 6:02:44 PM

Computersloeber said:
You could try to open the back of your laptop and check if the heatsink is sill well connected to to the cpu.
Also did you swap the hard drive for a SSD? So do you only have a SSD now or a hard drive and a SSD?
Sorry another question :p  what type of hard drive do you have/ did you have and what type of SSD do you have now?


I swapped the HDD for an SSD, I had a WD500bekt ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) and I switched it for a Samsung MZ-7TD250BW ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

Also, I just tried to get to the heatsink but I have no idea how to take off the keyboard...
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August 29, 2013 6:31:35 AM

Try to open the backside, make sure you don't miss any screws because some are well hidden, should work better than lifting the keyboard.
I am not an expert regarding SSD's but maybe the SSD overloads your CPU, i really have no idea what could be wrong, it could also be something in your software.
I hope an expert will read this and find a solution for you.
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August 29, 2013 1:47:08 PM

Bump:

Someone please help...

I'm pretty sure that this is bad...
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a b D Laptop
August 29, 2013 9:41:21 PM

There should be a video on youtube somewhere about how to clean the fan. Are you sure you didn't pull a copper pipe off a slivery rectangle?

If Dreamweaver takes up 30% of your CPU you may have a virus or screwed up windows installation. That's unlikely to be hardware.
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