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Laptop overheaying and shutting down every 5 minutes

It is on a hard flat surface but it keeps over heating. the fan rounds very very loud as soon as you turn it on.

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I had the same problem. It was solved when i sent the notebook to acer assistance. They simply applied more thermal grease, because when assembling the notebook processor, they only use the thermal grease sent with the processor out of the box, wich i was told, was not enough.
And after that, a friend of mine told me I should try using a protocol called undervolting. I whould only recomend it if you have some knowledge because it takes a lot to configure your notebook to undervolt the processor.
The fact is that after i sent my notebook to the tech assistance it never overheated again even before i had it undervolted.
Hope i was helpfull.

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The fan bushing is worn. There should be no sound from the fan whatsoever, and it should only kick on under extreme workloads.
Replace the fan soon, as if you repeatedly run the processor hot, you may encounter further damage.
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Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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