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    Acer Aspire 5552 overheating

    Hello! i think my acer pc is over heating and i am worried.
    here are system specs:

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name TYPC
    System Manufacturer Acer
    System Model Aspire 5552
    System Type x64-based PC
    Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II N830 Triple-Core Processor, 2100 Mhz, 3 Core(s), 3 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date Acer V2.07, 12/30/2010
    SMBIOS Version 2.6
    Windows Directory C:\Windows
    System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
    User Name TYPC\Tyson
    Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 3.74 GB
    Available Physical Memory 2.25 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 7.49 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 3.67 GB
    Page File Space 3.74 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys

    Speedfan is reporting that while i am writing this the temp is 51C. it has sometimes spiked to 61C while doing almost nothing. It is a laptop and should i be worried?

    bubtub

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    Welcome to the Lounge!!

    The 61C is close to the limit for that CPU. Are your fans running correctly? It the system well ventilated? Are you comfortable working inside the PC?

    Joe

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    Yeh the fans are running correctly, it only has one intacke vent. I play 18 Wheels of Steel,and when i play i use my cooling pad.

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    It is Brand new, i dont want to open it up. i just repalced the HDD.

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    If it is still under warranty contact your vendor.

    Joe

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    Its not. All of the sudden it got real hot one day.

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    You can try shooting compressed air into all the available vent holes in an attempt to blow out accumulated dust bunnies. If that doesn't work, you need to take it to a qualified laptop tech for disassembly and cleaning. Its too difficult a procedure for most users to attempt. Laptop parts are delicate and easy to break.

    Jerry

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    I looked up in it and there was nothing. sorry for the late reply. had alot of work to do.

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    On which sensors does speed fan report off on? Is it the CPU?

    If it were a desktop computer I might consider replacing the CPU heatsink and the thermalpaste on which it resides, but
    as Jerry says, working inside a laptop is much harder. Gather together as much of the physical specifications as possible
    on assembly and disassembly prior to beginning. If you are not comfortable with doing so, take it to a professional in a shop.


    Has the laptop been dropped or mishandled in any way? Sometimes heatsinks can come loose this way.


    This you too?

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    Yes it is clint. The thing is that when I look at fan speed/pm there both 0.0 rpm. The fan is running and performence is great.

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    Try another app like HWMonitor and see if your BIOS has configurations for fan control.

    Most laptops will have meager BIOS control settings, but if yours does, set the fans for maximum performance.
    This will wear on your battery charge.

    ...Also, physically feel for heat, don't rely completely on an application to tell you the laptop is hot.
    Last edited by CLiNT; 2012-03-11 at 12:33.

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