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Overheating laptop

Postby tubalitas » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:38 pm

I use a fairly old laptop with windows and linux systems but for some reason it gets too hot using windows after about 30 minutes and shuts down. I have elevated it on a small cage so no restrictions air wise but no diff. Using linux 24/7 is no prob. If anyone knows the reason why I would be interested.

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Re: Overheating laptop

Postby casita-bonita » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:04 pm

Wild guess, maybe linux simply doesnt have the code to monitor temperature.
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Re: Overheating laptop

Postby Enrique » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:00 am

Hi tubalitas,
Get some info first...........

Fire up Task Manager in Windows and see if any programs are constantly working the CPU

Download and run HWMonitor.......

https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html

also CoreTemp ........this many not run depending how old the CPU is

https://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/

Get a can of compressed air.... "Air Duster"...... and blow out any dust.

Have a look in BIOS for any FAN Speed control settings.

Its the BIOS that sets the CPU thermal cut out Temperature .

When out in Spain during the Summer months with no house A/C we would have "Cooling" pads under the Laptops (note the laptops where not cutting out without)

EXAMPLE.............

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Targus-AWE55EU ... B002Q8X3L2
UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.

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Re: Overheating laptop

Postby costakid » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:07 am

Maybe its an age thing, it may be going through the menopause. LOL

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Re: Overheating laptop

Postby tubalitas » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:02 pm

Thanks Enrique will do your suggestions, I don't like windows but this thing used to run it ok. Zorin works perfect so not too concerned but should be able to use both. Maybe my machine has probs like dust but for your info this is what I use. https://www.asus.com/us/Laptops/ROG-G73Jh/

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Re: Overheating laptop

Postby markwilding » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:35 pm

Not an expert but the specs look pretty good and should be able to cope with Windows. I had a windows 7 tower some years back and after some time, the fan started to get really loud. As I could unclip the side, I used to clean it with one of those compressed air sprays and the computer became quiet again.

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Re: Overheating laptop

Postby tubalitas » Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:47 pm

Thanks Mark I'll see what gives but have access to an airline so will give it a go.

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Re: Overheating laptop

Postby spanish_lad » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:01 am

an air line would be far too powerful.. you´ll break sumin :lolno:
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