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My laptop seems to be overheating yet the fans are working

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Try buying a can of compressed air that can be bought and many stores. clean the computer thouroghly .that should help. also try increasing your memeory in your computer is up to speed.

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<span>There are some simple ways that make you aware about your problem regarding computer overheating.</span><br /> <br /><span><br /></span><br /><span>1. </span><span>The Cabinet fan and processor fan inside the system keeps the computer cool and free from dust. So keep these fans working on.</span><span><br /></span><br /><span><br /></span><br /><span>2. </span><span>Always keep your computer clean inside for stop a computer from overheating. </span><span><br /></span><br /><span><br /></span><br /><span>3. </span><span>For stop your computer from overheating always put it to sleep mode when it's not going to be in use.</span><span><br /></span><br /><span><br /></span><br /><span>4. </span><span>If you are using a laptop, you can prevent it from overheating by purchasing a cooling pad, and do not put it on a restricting surface like your pillow or bed.</span><span><br /></span><br /><span><br /></span><br /><span>5. </span><span>Always try to put your computer in cool place from preventing from overheating.</span><span><br /></span><br /><span><br /></span><br /><span>These steps will prevent your computer from overheating successfully.</span><br /><span><br /></span>

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I have a Compaq Presario SR5505f. It seems to have an overheat issue. When the cores start running higher the fan kicks in faster and if it hold there it will shut down. I have to restart the computer...


Here are several solutions that may help with your problem. First of all the vents for this or any laptop can't be covered this will cause any laptop to overheat. Don't cover the vents also make sure your laptop is on a hard smooth surface putting your laptop on blankets, quilts or a soft surface like a sofa or bed may not allow it to breathe and cause overheating.

Second, Check your power management settings. They control CPU speed which will help with
overheating. If the computer has had the OS reinstalled make sure that the dirvers for this are
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If using the laptop for heavy duty games and functions like video rendering for long periods of time
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u r saying that the laptop is overheating. I think it is from cpu overheating right. just to make sure that it is cpu overheating, just go to the following link and download the software around 1mb which displays each and every component heating levels.
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That can be normal. Normally cpu fans start up only when cpu reach a determined temperature. After it cools down it stops until temperature reaches starting point again.
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