I’ve been noticing over the past few months that more and more laptops have been coming in with troubling overheating problems. This heating issue will appear as many different symptoms including slow operation, intermittent Windows errors, actual heat coming from the base of the laptop, etc.
Before you go into hours of software troubleshooting, checking the laptop for a dirty clogged CPU fan is an important step of your daily troubleshooting. A quick way to find out if your current job is a overheating issue is to first look at the laptop and visually inspect the side, back or bottom vent areas. Look for the obvious, dust and clogged vents. If you can’t see this area you might have to start pulling the laptop apart, either from the bottom or under the keyboard. Don’t be afraid to use Youtube if you are in doubt! This might save you quite a bit of time, taking out the guess work.
Windows 7 laptop, IMO, are usually built well and after the release of Windows 8, not bad for saving and/or repairing. I usually draw the line with Windows Vista, this is a quick way to find out if the hardware or laptop is worth repairing. If I see the Windows Vista sticker I quickly know that this particular laptop is NOT worth repairing! The hardware is outdated and the operating system horrible. Most computer technicians will know this and agree with me.
Take your time and check the CPU assembly for dust, these hardware issues cause a huge amount of extra heat, strain the laptop and often cause the hardware to fail, most often the chipset. Not only will this help escalate the life of the laptop but it will help the system run cooler and faster! Thanks again for reading our blog post and good luck.
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