Vaio Laptop Oveheating

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  1. barnold999

    barnold999 New Member

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    I have the Sony Vai PCG-K35 and it seems to overheat pretty quickly. If I try restarting it cant restart immediately until it cools off... and it decreases performance tremendously. I got a cooling base for the laptop that has fans in it... and that dosent really help. What else can I do?
     
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    Clean the heatsink and fan thoroughly. If you can crack it open, maybe apply some thermal paste to improve heat transfer. Also check to make sure your drivers are all working to clock down your system when you don't need it. My AMD system used to lock at full speed after a return from hibernation and that would cause it to crash if it got hot enough.

    A 3.0 P4 is going to generate a good amount of heat so I'd keep it on a more aggressive clock scheme to keep heat down unless you need it. If it's still under warranty, I'd get it checked out ASAP since constant overheating can cause a mobo failure.
     
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    It's probably an AMD chip. I generally don't recommend AMD chips in Laptops because they usually heat up much more then other chips, especially being in a laptop (small, enclosed case, etc). Although, I'm usually AMD-Pro, I'd grab an Intel chip with a laptop.

    And yeah, like Jkuao said, it's good to re-apply thermal paste to your chip every once and a while. It will increase the life of your laptop.
     
  4. Hi

    Hi Guest


    its actually a Pentium 4
    Sony has never sold AMD equiped machinces
     
  5. Jkuao

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    Actually they have.
    http://myplc.com/sony/
     
  6. Hi

    Hi Guest


    ohhhhh

    well the model he's using is a Pentium 4
     
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    You're wrong.
     
  8. barnold999

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    It is a PIV alright... sony recommended I change the power settings... what good that did... but I shall try cleaning the fans and then if I get brave try reataching the heatsink with new thermal compound... but after only like 7 months of owning it...
     
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    Ok is there a trick to removing the case off this laptop... I am not having much luck
     
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    hey dood, send that shit back to Sony.

    Let them fix your overheating problem. Just know, that porn-generated semen isn't covered under warranty.
     
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    Or you could be a tard like me... take it a part (I actually reassembled it back correctly I think) but in the process lost like 3 screws on top of the mobo somewhere... that I couldn’t get to...

    To get to the fans I had to pry open where the speakers are... and then unscrew the keyboard... how odd... and considering I figured it out by myself I am amazed.

    But I may send it back… but it would be like 6 weeks w/o my computer… and it is my only one.
     

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