Question about Gateway 450ROG Notebook
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Posted on Nov 18, 2008
Dust, Hair, Paper, Feathers, CRUD and other problems.
Laptops must NOT be used on your Lap, bed, carpet, or any other surface that cuts off the cooling air supply.
Remedy: Using canned-compressed-air, blow out all the crud.
If possible, use a toothpick to hold the fan from over-spinning.
If the air intake is covered by a "screen", poke holes, cut it out, or otherwise remove it. Check BIOS for fan-control options.
Posted on Sep 02, 2011
The Gateway 450 series is notorious for overheating. The P4 series does get a good bit hotter than the Centrino series but still that is a mute point over time. This high amount of heating also leads to GPU failures which is fairly common in this series, especially in the 450's with the M9 ATI onboard although still extremely common is failures with the M7 ATI GPU's. I do agree that you need to blow out the vents on the back of the laptop. I would not try pulling the keyboard and blowing it out from that direction unless you are comfortable taking one apart. What I would suggest is going online, Newegg is awesome price wise, and checking out a coolpad by Zalman , the ZM-1000 or ZM-2000 series are great. I dont mean to scare you but this will help with the heating and will hopefully prevent GPU failure on this system.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
Noooo Ram Has Nothing to do with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You Need To Have The Laptop Disassembled....
It Needs To Be Cleaned out Of Dust and Debris!!
THis Means Pulling the case apart and cleaning the Fan(s), the Fan Blades, THe Heatsink Fins also Need To Be Cleaned, Use A Toothbrush to clean the Fins of the heatsink...
And A Good Idea, since you're already in there is to apply Silver Thermal Compound to your CPU and GPU....
Again... Adding Ram will do Nothing For Your Overheating Issue... Cleaning It will....
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
You need more ram this will help you
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
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