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Laptop might be overheating, what is critical cpu temp?


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#16 +FiB3R


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 18:00

Not 100% sure, but off the top of my head, 70C is still pretty high.

#17 medhunter


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 00:56

In this Laptop in the signature, I get 52C on idle/browsing,... on Ubuntu 12.10
I hope this is in the safe region.

#18 Michael Lacey

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:43

This one I repaired a while ago...

This was a particularly bad case, due to the owner being a smoker, so the dust was all gunked-up with tar. Usually, a vacuum cleaner would be enough, but in this case, I had to give it a proper clean out with isopropyl alcohol.

But even without being a smoker, you can often still get a thick layer of dust over the heatsink fins, as shown above. It actually peels off like a felt pad :/

Ahhh dude that must have smelled awful! :/

#19 OP jnelsoninjax


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 19:50

New day, same issues with heat. I am going to contact the wal-mart product care plan and get the POS repaired!