Hello, i have an acer aspire 1356 Notebook. Specs:
Athlon XP-M 2800+
512MB DDR 333
My laptop can upgrade his graphics card (from onboard), so I bought the correct video card model for my notebook (mobility radeon 9200). I opened the machine and installed the new card, everything ok.
I've intalled the vid. card driver and everything ok for the moment.
Now, when i start a game, or when CPU has a load (like Internet Explorer), the temperature jumps too far too fast: from 50 (normal temp) to 65/70, or in the worst cases, to 80 ºC, in about... less than 2 seconds!
I've tried to manage this problem by applying new thermal paste to CPU and heatsink; a very tiny layer on both (nanotherm PCM+), reassembled the notebook, and booted. The new paste didn't fix the problem, it stills at the same temps, so don't know what is happening here.
Now i am really annoyed, i can't play games and CPU goes too hot on heavy loads (like internet explorer?).
The "heat jumps" are relationed with the frequency changes; when CPU goes to it's maximum freq. heat jumps very very fast (in about 2 secs at 60/70 degrees, as i said above).
So now i don't know what to to, and i came to this forum to see any ideas....
PS: i know i could have called acer and they'll make the upgrade, but they said it was not possible to upgrade when it is, and, i prefer to do this thing i get 40min to do it, than acer taking 2 weeks for it...