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My toshibaa equium a100-147 keeps over heating even when the fans are not blocked its very annoying and the laptop is running very slow lately i tried to take the case off so i could clean the fans but i couldn get the case off help me please

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Hi from what you are saying it sounds as if the processor is over heating due to bad thermal heat transfer, in short the heat sink compound needs replacing, this is a job for a laptop engineer
If you keep running it and it keeps shutting down due to over heating you will damage you processor.
hope this helps.

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Laptop or desktop computer overheating? Follow these tips to solve the problem


If you think your computer or laptop is overheating, follow these tips to solve the problem:

1) To confirm that overheating is the problem, install CPUID's Hardware Monitor (free download here):
http://www.cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php
Install Hardware Monitor and run it. The temperature of your CPU should be lower than 70 C for a laptop (lower than 60 C for a desktop PC). The temperature of your video card should be lower than 60, even if you're running a complex 3D game. The temperature of your HD depends on your manufacturer, but it should never be higher than 45 C (55 C for a 10,000 rpm driver)

2) To keep computer heat as low as possible, clean up your laptop or desktop regularly, removing dust and dirt. Remove the computer cover and use a compressed air can to blow the dirt out. Also, take care of verifying that the fan(s) move easily.

3) If you have a desktop computer, avoid placing it directly on the floor, since they will collect more dust thsi way. Place it on your desk. Also, avoid putting it inside any enclosure. Allow at least 3 inches between the sides of the case and a wall to allow plenty of air circulation.

4) If you have a laptop, avoid using it on top of any fabric (blanket, bed, pillow, etc). This blocks most of the airflow, causing overheating.

5) Laptops are not optimally designed for heavy gaming, which stresses your CPU and video card, producing very large amounts of heat. In other words, if your laptop overheats while playing 3d games, accept that this may be just normal for your machine... or play your games on a desktop PC.

6) Overclocking your CPU, GPU and/or FSB will produce much more heat than normal. To avoid the extra heat, do not overclock.

Read my other tips to keep your desktop or laptop computer running at top efficiency, including some tips about speeding up a slow computer.

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The fan keeps on running at odd times,,,,


Hi,
You don't have to worry about that. Fan only runs when your CPU is heating up. If you are running a lot of programs at the same time it can heat the processor and can turn the fan on. Fan also runs a lot if computer performance is slow. If you can keep your CPU in a cooler place then it will run less.
Good Luck!

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this is a laptop computer?

THis is probably a simple heating problem. if it is, you'll have to replace or otherwise repair the heatsink, and maybe the CPU as well.

In general, if this is still under warranty, your best bet is probably to just return it to toshiba for repair/replacement.

I would NOT reccomend opening the case on an in-warranty laptop.

However, in case this ISN'T a heating problem, or if you need a temporary workaround... these ideas MIGHT work. they won't be permanent solutions, though.

1. try setting your bios, and your windows settings, to the options that use the least power.  less power = less heat.

2. If you deliberatly overclocked your cpu at some point, reset it to normal speed. or even less-then-normal speed.

3.  are you certain this isn't just a power problem, or a corrupt operating system?  you might want to try reinstalling the os, and running the computer from an AC outlet, maybe even with the battery removed

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