Question about Sony VAIO VGN-SZ330P/B Notebook
It becomes extreamly hot and its processing speed becomes very slow sometimes.
What couldn't be wrong with it...
Well, firstly, if the fan is not humming away loudly then there's an issue with either the fan driver being scewed (meaning you need to return it to the manufactuer) or not plugged in (if not on at all, and then you'll need to open it up and well, plug in the fan, I've seen this once happen on a BRAND new lappy.)
There could also be copious amounts of dust inside the heatsinks, so take some canned compressed air (available from most hardware or electronic stores for about 15 bucks) and blow into the vents (while being sure to use a straightened paperclip inside a vent to keep the fan from spinning to avoid fan burnout.) Dust really does make a LOT of heat.
Now if this has been always or recently also matters, if always then it's probably a slight oversight (could be a number of things like cpu paste or heatsink issues or even driver problems) by the manufactuer and they will need to take care of it (since I'm not so keen into going through how to do that with novices). If recently, then try using system restore to revert your drivers, and again, using the can of compressed air.
Heat is the enemy of electronics, and the faster they go typically the more heat they generate. Your computer is slowing itself down to avoid killing itself with that "extreme" heat, it's a smart feature that's been around for the past 10 years. (more or less). If all that doesn't work, then try running the laptop in a slightly colder environment, and see if that does anything. Also investing in a laptop cooler might be worthwhile, seeing as this seems to be a hot machine, no matter if it's slowing down or not. Hope this helps.
Stay Spicy and happy lappying!
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
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Keeping the fans clean is especially important, because the fans blow out hot air and bring in fresh air to cool down the laptop.
Fans attract dust, however, which can slow them down, resulting in a hot laptop.
If the laptop overheats, vital parts can cease functioning altogether.
Consequently, keeping your laptop's fans clean is crucial.
The fan speed on a laptop can determine how it operates consistently and reliably.
You can slow it down or speed it up, based on the circumstances.
For instance, slowing down the fan speed may be useful in reserving processes or during a prolonged slow time.
Speeding it up is beneficial in keeping the laptop cool during ongoing use or high-traffic times. For the long term, find a happy medium for regular use, so you won't "psyche" out your computer by constantly adjusting the settings.
Click on the Start menu and select "Control Panel." Next, choose "Performance and Maintenance."
Select "Power Saver."
To slow the fan speed, locate the slider next to "CPU Processing Speed" and slide it down by moving across to the left.
To speed up the fan, move the slider to the right.
Press "Apply" and then "OK," if prompted.
Hope this helps
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