Hi. I bought my dell laptop around 7 months ago. All of a sudden it has started overheating.
The chip shows : 57.5 celsius
The HDD shows: 46 celsius.
I am using linux. and the temperatures were found using
and the HDD temperature by
sudo hddtemp /dev/sda
I feel that the HDD is running too hot and that could be the main reason all of the board is hot. I also feel that the HDD never stop spinning. I'd buy a laptop cooler but i don't think that will help get to the bottom of this.
So any idea guys? what could it be? Should I change the HDD ?
What were the system temps 7 months ago? When the laptop is idle - what is the CPU usage?
Have you checked to see if the fan exhaust is clogged up?
Unfortunately i never checked the temperature when it was new. the problem started around two weeks ago. and i have yet to open up my laptop to check for clogs but by the naked eye i do not see any clogs.
Could some jerk have displaced the HDD and that might be causing these problems.?