Hot Laptop question

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Pasta88, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    Hi, i have an ASUS x550za laptop that is about 2.5 yrs old. I noticed the vents are blowing out pretty hot air. Not burning hot but hot. Is there a way to cool it down a little? I use it on a dinner tray table and it is own roughly 15 hours a day, mostly, browsing the internet.

    Is this some thing to worry about or is it normal.

    thx
     
  2. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    It is best that it is blowing the hot air out rather than keeping it in!
     
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  3. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    Google "Laptop-Cooling-Pads"
     
  4. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    ok, thx
     
  5. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    You heatsink cooling radiator is probably plugged up with lint & fuzzies.
    You can blow that out by taking you laptop apart or take it in to have somebody do that for you. A quickie solution is to just blow air into the radiator in the reverse direction, from outside back in and blow the fan through the vent hole (if there is one). But that method doesn't get it out of the laptop itself, but it will break it up and off the cooling fins
     
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  6. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    Makes sense. TYVM.
     
  7. tonto11

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  8. Dolnor

    Dolnor MDL Novice

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    Laptop pads, usb-driven fans in a tray that fits between your lap/tabletop and the laptop, are like $5 USD and can save your laptop! Of the 100's that I see using laptops, only 5% are using laptop pads. It's a shame really.

    TQQdles™
     
  9. tonto11

    tonto11 MDL Addicted

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    My techie grandaughter built a laptop pad with an old sandwich tray and an old computer fan running off the usb

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  10. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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  11. WindowsGeek

    WindowsGeek MDL Senior Member

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    If is not broken don't fix it, sounds normal the hot air is blowing out the heat vents, it depends on the model and how their build some laptops run hotter than others if your laptop come with a I5 first generation does CPUs always run hot, but a cooling pad can help with the heat.
     
  12. StOrmCatz

    StOrmCatz MDL Novice

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    Also consider just trying to vacuum the fan area. If possible, try to jam something small inside to prevent the fan from spinning while you are trying to vacuum the vent. Otherwise the fan will spin at full speed and to my knowledge it's not very good for the barrings.