Originally posted by: stumped Heat. Hot. Get a real good USB cooler for that thang. I speak from experience
Yes, they usually do well.
I had recently had a "faulty" laptop brought to me that was considered garbage by the owner (who bought a newer one) and the damn thing kept crashing after a few minutes from booting into windows (a really messed xp that booted TONS of programs and services; a real nightmare).
I then noticed that the temps were way off hot and got a usb cooler flat stand to place it on top. Still it crashed a little while later than before.
Not discouraged, i consulted an excellent youtube video, opened/ unscrewed the laptop, only to see an amazing amount of disgusting dirt and dust (that smelled horrible by the way) that did not let a single hint of air pass the ventilation-heatsink. All the hot air was trapped inside !
I love gaming laptops, but only if they are well made and crafted with cooling efficiency in mind. A machine like Tharghuul's (if not any) should only have the care it deserves.
EDIT: i kept the laptop and after applying a fresh amount of new thermal paste, it now runs like new (although like sh!t; 1 core at 1.5 ghz, pata hdd).
why do i keep finding plastic membranes placed on the inside of the vents everytime i open a laptop (even the ones that have just been "repaired" from a "professional" service center) ? Do they serve a purpose other than overheating the laptop ?
gigabyte X58A-UD3R rev.2, core i7 975 3.9ghz (stock voltage), windows 8.1 64-bit, corsair 12gb DDR3 1600mhz 7-7-7-20 RAM, xfx HD 5970 + gigabyte HD 5970 (stock clocks), coolermaster ultimate 900w PSU.
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