Cooling Fan

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So I own a laptop. Inspiron 5759. It is recently acting up and getting extremely hot to the point where it shuts down on its own. I feel like I should be worried, so I ask the biggest computer nerds out there. If you have any suggestions or what might be happening please let me know Smile
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#2
The fan and/or vents might be clogged with dust. The vents might not be getting sufficient airflow.

If needed you can get cooling pads like these:
https://www.newegg.com/Laptop-Cooling-Pa...er=REVIEWS

Also, if it's an older laptop you might want to consider changing the thermal paste.
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#3
That sounds like an extreme case of thermal throttling, to the point where the laptop shuts itself down to protect itself. You could try buying one of those fan-pad laptop thingys but if this is a new problem you could try dusting the computer out and seeing if all of the dust clogging the fans was the issue.
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(02-16-2017, 08:53 PM)hlstriker Wrote: The fan and/or vents might be clogged with dust. The vents might not be getting sufficient airflow.

If needed you can get cooling pads like these:
https://www.newegg.com/Laptop-Cooling-Pa...er=REVIEWS

Also, if it's an older laptop you might want to consider changing the thermal paste.

Thanks!

It's a December 2015 laptop, it's pretty new, I do live in a basement with carpet. It is probably just dust.
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(02-16-2017, 08:53 PM)hlstriker Wrote: The fan and/or vents might be clogged with dust. The vents might not be getting sufficient airflow.

If needed you can get cooling pads like these:
https://www.newegg.com/Laptop-Cooling-Pa...er=REVIEWS

Also, if it's an older laptop you might want to consider changing the thermal paste.

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(02-16-2017, 08:56 PM)Festive Wrote: I hate your fast fingers.

Most girls like them though!
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#7
What make and model is it? I highly suggest buying some thermal compound and replacing it on your CPU and GPU. It's a pain in the ass, but well worth it.
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I just vacuumed out the vent thingy and that seemed to clean some debris out of it, it seems to be just fine now.
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(02-16-2017, 10:23 PM)Yota_Ninja Wrote: What make and model is it?

(02-16-2017, 08:42 PM)Finn Wrote: Inspiron 5759.

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(02-16-2017, 08:53 PM)hlstriker Wrote: Also, if it's an older laptop you might want to consider changing the thermal paste.

Strongly recommend this.. aside from getting compressed air to do the job for getting dust out. Careful what you sit your laptop on when you play too; try to use wood or something that doesn't absorb heat.

Although, thermal paste isn't something you'll want to do on a laptop yourself because it is gonna be a bitch first time.
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