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Overheating in tosh sat pro 4600

if the fan is constantly on while i play an rpg the fps remains a stable average 25... is there a way  i can turn the fan on manually because it doesnt' always turn on when i start the rpg ? ... is there a way i can fix the overheat prob. so i don't need constant fan cooling ? ... for 3 years it played perfectly until 2 weeks ago... i have created new partition and reinstalled xp pro and game there... same prob.. or can i get a new fan and install  it myself ?... is it easy for a computer dummy like me ? ... if so do you know what model fan i need to get for this puter ?

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  • diablorpg Nov 14, 2007

    tx ron...

    since posting this i have learned a lot more and disassembled to discover not one particle of dust in fan or cpu area... this model has no thermal grease... it has a ' cool sheet ' instead... do you know anything about the life of the heat conductivity of this part ? ... it looks like its in perfect condition.... perhaps something more technical than dust causing heat... not knowing is driving me insaaaaaaaaane ...

  • diablorpg Nov 14, 2007

    tx ron...

    i have disassembled since posting this to discover not one particle of dust in fan or cpu area... this model has no thermal grease but a ' cool sheet ' instead... do you know anything about the heat conductivity life of this part? ... it looks in perfect condition... it must be something technical causing heat... not knowing is driving me insaaaaane...

  • diablorpg Nov 14, 2007

    hmm... message went in twice lol .... it said i needed to sign in after typing and submitting the first ..

  • diablorpg Nov 20, 2007


    no difference .. besides it is, and was the same when i created new partition and installed there... this started to happen a month ago for no reason from one second to the next... i dont d/l anything... it just started overheat for no reason... i tried many of those things weeks ago.. hijack this ... spy doctor ... etc etc... disabled many processes... cpu load is not great to cause overheat to 55 C...



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You might want to try a partial disassembly of the unit so that you can clean the fan and surrounding area. That might be all that is needed.

Posted on Nov 03, 2007

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  • Ron Roske Nov 10, 2007

    Here's a link that will take you the disassembly of Toshibas. Didn't find the 4600 on it, but maybe you can find one that is close. Besides cleaning the fan, you may want to try cleaning the area around the processor chip. I doubt that replacing the fan will buy anything.
    Hopefully this additional information will be of assistance to you.

  • Ron Roske Nov 14, 2007

    I sent you something but I don't think that it went through. This is a test to see if this will go through.

  • Ron Roske Nov 14, 2007

    OK, that went through.

    I don't think that this is a hardware problem. I fixed a similar problem on a laptop that was caused by some mal-ware driving the processor so hard that it kept overheating. The problem seemed to come and go.
    When you run this program, bring your pc up in safe mode. This will allow the program to access the hidden partitions on the disk. Some of the viruses and malware will hide in the hidden partitions and standard anti-virus/malware programs will never find them. This program is free and good enough that I reccomend using this instead of Norton or any of the other name brand programs.
    Here is the link:
    After you install this, it will ask you for a registration code. Just hit cancel and you will be able to run the free edition.

    I think that this may be the fix for your problem.

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  • Ron Roske Nov 19, 2007

    And a good morning to you!
    Just was checking in to see how you're coming along on this.

  • Ron Roske Nov 20, 2007

    Good morning, again.
    Well, sorry to hear that you are still having the problem. Looks like I was wrong on the virus thing! ;o(
    But, it sounds like you've done about everything that you can do, software wise.
    This is one of the joys of trying to diagnose a problem over the internet. You can't get your hands on the unit to actually see what's going on.
    So, that only leaves 3 things, that I can think of. First, the fan. Secondly, the processor and third, the motherboard. Of the 3 I would agree with you that the fan is most likely cause.
    Since you've learned a lot about disassembly of this unit, that's surely something you can handle.
    Here is a link that may be the part that you are looking for:
    Also, a good source of these kinds of parts is ebay.



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