PC COMPUTER RUNNING HOT?


Well here is a few tips we can give you exclusively:.

 

First of alll, can we check the temperature off your CPU by downloading SPEEDFAN, if your processor (CPU) is over 60°, then attention is needed.

 

LAPTOP

 

First Stage

First cause of action is to purchase a can of compressed air, make sure laptop is turned off, apply aerosol spray approx an inch from the vents for a few bursts. Then give it a burst of a few seconds.

 

Power up laptop/notebook and run SPEEDFAN, check temperature of CPU, run for a few minutes, if it brings the temperature down under 50°, then job is done.

 

Second Stage

I assume your CPU temperature is still over 60°, then it's time to change the CPU Thermal Compound Heatsink Paste to be replaced with IC Diamond 7, but first we need access to the CPU.

Laptops/notebooks have panels on the bottom which can be removed, if you are luckily to gain access to the heatsink. similar to this:

 

Laptop CPU Heatsink

 

Undo all the screws that are holding the heatsink down (including fan). Remove heatsink & fan, clean existing paste off the CPU and the bottom of heatsink using TIM Clean, any tissue will do. Make sure it is completely clean, give it a few minutes, then apply a blob of IC Diamond 7, See photo:

 

Apply Thermal Paste

 

Place the heasink & fan back over the CPU and scew back in to place. Power up laptop/notebook and run SPEEDFAN, check temperature of CPU, run for a few minutes, if it brings the temperature down under 50°, then job is done.

 

Third Stage

If you cannot access the heatsink via the removable panels on the bottom of laptop/notebook, then you will have to remove the bottom casing, there are different methods for each laptop so you will have to find a dissassembly video on Youtube for your specific model and carry out the above.


dESKTOP PC

 

First Stage

Remove the side panel off you desktop tower as shown.

 

Remove side panel from pc tower

 

You should now have access the the CPU heatsink & fan, if your pc tower looks anything like this.

 

Inside a dusty computer tower

 

Then it is time to get the hoover out (one which has a nozzle) and suck all that dust out, clean the all fans and vents as best as you can. Power up your tower and run SPEEDFAN, check temperature of CPU, run for a few minutes, if it brings the temperature down under 50°, then job is done.

 

Second Stage

I assume your CPU temperature is still over 60°, then it's time to change the CPU Thermal Compound Heatsink Paste to be replaced with IC Diamond 7, but first we need remove the heatsink & fan. There are various types of heatsink & fans therefore you will have to find instructions on how to remove yours. Once removed, clean existing paste off the CPU and the bottom of heatsink using TIM Clean, any tissue will do. Make sure it is completely clean, give it a few minutes, then apply a blob of IC Diamond 7, See photo:

Apply Thermal Paste

 

No need to spread the thermal paste over the CPU as air pockets can occur within the paste, fit your cleaned heatsink back on to the CPU and fit accordingly. Power up your tower and run SPEEDFAN, check temperature of CPU, run for a few minutes, if it brings the temperature down under 50°, then job is done.

 

Third Stage

If your CPU temperature is still over 60° then there maybe a problem with the CPU itself where a replacement will be needed. Alternatively, purchase a better heatsink & fan to bring the temperature down.

 

 

That's it folks!