Laptop Running Mega Slow after Getting Hot?

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  1. KERS

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    So i was heading out of my apt in a rush and thought i turned my laptop off before i stuffed it into my backpack but apperantly just put it on stand by. its in the car for about 2 hours or so total (AC on the whole time, but i guess it didnt matter) and i get back home and i pull it out and its super mega hot.

    i plug it into the charger wait a minute and turn it on. immediately it beeps and tells me a problem has happened and i should contact Dell immediately (Dell Latitude, bout 6 months old, bought from friend, no warrantee). but i pressed "F1" to continue starting up.

    once windows xp finally loaded, everything runs mega slow, and im not running anything heavy on memory or anything, just Outlook, Turbo Lister and IE. wtf? shits mega mega slow all of a sudden its never been like this...

    what happened? what should i do to fix?

    PS after i had the issue i turned comp off for about an hour. felt it, it was cold and then got on and now am making this post.

    please help, any help is appreciated.
     
  2. maczter

    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    Laptops will throttle back the speed of the processor if they start to overheat to keep them from frying. As long as it's working fine now, then you're probably fine.
     
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    does it still do it now?

    i would hope u would have shut it off overnight and give the ol girl a break.... if it still does it then u might have a problem.
     
  4. KERS

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    yes it was off all night and i just turned it on and its running just as slow as it did last night. im no computer wiz here so i have no idea what the problem is. could the heat have damaged my processor? or ram?
     
  5. KERS

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    actually i just looked at my system properties and under computer i have
    Modile Intel(R) Pentium(R)
    4 - M CPU 1.80GHZ
    789 mhz
    256 of RAM

    in the past it used to say 1.2ghz where 789 now is...what happend?
     
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    plug it into the AC adapter and run something processor intensive, then open te system properties panel while the program is running. (press CTRL+ALT+DEL and go to the performance tab to see if you really are working the processors).
     
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    yes, reading like 98%

    could it be in some sort of safety mode and only running at 789mhz instead of the usual 1.2GHz?
     
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    It is just throttling back the performance to conserve battery life.

    My 2.2 GHz processor is currently running at 286 MHz.
     
  9. KERS

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    its wierd bc its never ran this slow before ever. strange...
     
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    Reboot?
     
  11. KERS

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    done it several times. is it a chance that the processor or the memory was damaged in someway from the heat? is there a way to tell by opening it up?
     
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    maczter Life is trying things to see if they work.

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    I suppose it is possible, though I do not know the answer to that for certain. I do know for certain that it is normal for the processor speed on most laptops to be throttled back when there is nothing processor intensive being done. I do not know if it is possible to damage your processor to a point where the speed is permanently throttled but still working.
     
  13. KERS

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    yeah i understand when that happens. but this type of slow is one of those "wtf happened" slow's. like, right click and wait 3 seconds for the menu to apear
     
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    Gotcha. May be out of luck then.

    Give these guys a call...

    http://www.logicapproach.com

    They sell and service a lot of Dell laptops and would be able to help if it needs service outside of Dell's warranty.
     
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    i got it taken care of. just used ol google and found an bootable ISO to fix the problem and remove the comp from "M1004 Status" stupid shit. but it worked damnit. thanks for the help, alot.
     
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    No problem.
     

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