Tech Problem Aggregator

Y510p Wakes with Lid closed, overheats

Q: Y510p Wakes with Lid closed, overheats

I understand this is a long shot, due to number of possible software variables, but I need help, as this is becoming a more and more frequent problem. I have a y510p. It is running Windows 8.1, haven't jumped to 10 yet. I run pretty average software - Google Chrome, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, obviously a few other things. I've been having a problem where for reasons I do not understand the laptop, which I bring around with me in a backpack, has been waking up after I disconnect from power and USB dock and close the lid. I don't know when it wakes up, or if it just isn't sleeping at all, but it is quite problematic in that it will at the very least just drain the battery every night and worse it is just cooking and cooking in the backpack. I know it is a stupid thing, but I do find it a tremendous nuisance to sit there and stare at the status LEDs every day when I'm ready to go home just to make sure the stupid thing has absolutely gone to sleep. Control Panel - Power Options are set to sleep on Lid close (tried Hibernate on Lid close, no better result), and this even happens when WiFi is disabled in Control Panel - Network connections. The Always On USB port is also disabled in BIOS.

More replies
Answer Match 69.3%

When Screen is Off after my defined period of time ( which is Battery: 5 min Plugin:10 mi ) it never wakes up until I closed the lid and laptop goes back to sleep, Then I reopen the lid and press power button . Any soluion to just press any keyboard button any it goes back alive?

More replies
Answer Match 67.62%

Hi,I close the lid, the 710 sleeps. I move the external mouse, the 710 wakes. No other laptop I've got does that, I'd consider it a bug. As a work-around you can untick "Allow this device to wake the computer", on the Power Management tab of the HIB-Compliant Mouse properties dialog. Now the mouse won't wake the laptop when the lid is closed, or open of course, which is not ideal. I then changed the wireless mouse, replacing an old Logitech with a new JETech 2.4GHz 0885, the untick was repeated but the mouse still woke the 710. Luckily a documented oddity it seems and unticking "Allow this device to wake the computer" for the HID Keyboard fixed the problem. No idea why one mouse needed this but not the other one. Is this problem of an external mouse waking a closed laptop specific to this model I wonder, and is it likely to get fixed? Cheers 

More replies
Answer Match 42.42%

I have had my CyberPower computer for about a year and half now. It worked perfectly fine up until around November of 2014. One day it randomly shut off and I had no idea why. I did lots of research to why it might be turning off and narrowed it down to the cpu. My computer shuts off when doing anything as simple as a watching a YouTube video to playing league of legends. Immediately after it shuts off I check the heatsink and it's burning hot, to the point where leaving my finger on it for more then a second could burn it. I have tried removing any dust with pressurized air and applying new thermal paste on the cpu, but the computer is still shutting off. It stays on for a little longer but it continues to shut off with the heatsink being burning hot. I've been trying every weekend to fix the computer for months and I could really use some help. Any tips or pointers are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:CPU Overheats

12 more replies
Answer Match 42%

I have a Dell 1815dn laser printer. When I turn it on for only about 15 minutes, it starts to overheat and smells like it is burning. My warranty is out and I need to fix whatever is wrong with it. Does anyone know how or what is wrong?

A:Printer overheats

Is there toner clogged in something? What about a paper jam?

2 more replies
Answer Match 42%

My cpu fan is hooked up but the RPM's read as 0 in my BIOS. I didn't do anything to the cpu fan except touched it?


A:Cpu overheats and crashes

15 more replies
Answer Match 42%

Hello, I had bought a Lenovo Z51 around an year ago. Now whenever I put it to charge the temperature of this notebook is spiking to 85+ degrees. I checked the fan and its working fine. Can you please propose a solution.

More replies
Answer Match 42%

I recently have upgraded my graphics card, a GTS 250 to a GTX 560. Everything was fine at first, i played Bad Company 2 on High smoothly. Then I realised my computer was running redicously hot (top and sides). I've tried many things but no avail. The card itself runs at around 40 C idle, but if turn up the fan it will go to around 37. The main thing that worries me is the CPU. I have an Intel Core 2 Quad 8400 (2.66 Ghz no overclock). It runs at around 50 somthing idle (is that normal ). However when i ran games, the cores got very hot! One time it even got to 100C. I tried to solve this by getting a cpu fan, which has helped the problem somewhat. It runs maximum 80 and around 60~70 most of the time.
I've heard that the way GTX radiates the heat might cause problems. When i play games, the GTX (according to MSI afterburner) stays realitvly cool, but when i opened the case and tocuhed the copper pipes its extremely hot. I played games using settings that i used on my old GTS 250 used but the case still gets ridicously hot. Its extremely frustrating for me. Games that run cooly on my old GTS 250 now result in a burning case with the GTX 560. Im unsure if i have asked my question in the proper manner, so feel free to ask further.

Thank you so much in advance!

My specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400
2x2 DDR2 Ram
Asus P5PKl-SE
Nvdia Gtx 560 (not ti)
500 Sata
Window Vista 32 Bit (Home-Basic)

A:Solved: Gtx 560: Overheats my Whole Pc

16 more replies
Answer Match 42%

if laptop is on high performance it gets really hot and often just shuts off have cleaned out fan and noticed when it thinks the temp is up round 103'C and the base of it gets hot enough to physicality burn. how can i reduce this??

A:laptop overheats

Very difficult with a laptop unfortunately.

You could buy a laptop cooler pad (loads of different types around) or some external fans you can get that fit onto the exhaust vents.

Make sure the laptop is on a hard surface with space for air to flow around it, pay particular attention to where any vents are and ensure have nothing obscuring them.

1 more replies
Answer Match 42%

Laptop Toshiba Satelite A-15-S1292 worked good loaded to max 100% for more than 15 years. Now it works if I do little. If I try to run the cpu above 20% it overheats and shuts down. I cleaned heat sink completely and installed a little too much thermal paste. Can heat transfer unit go bad? Cpu heats to over 140 F and transfer unit can't handle this now. Can support chips cause cpu to overheat?

A:celeron overheats

8 more replies
Answer Match 42%


I got my Gateway laptop in August of last year. It worked fine up until about the spring. Then it started over heating. After spending an entire summer trying to find an answer, I found that cleaning the heatsink really helps. So, I tried it, and, to my surprise, it worked. Now, in December, I'm having the same problem again. I tried the same method, removing dust from the heatsink. Only now, the problem is worse, and my laptop overheats even faster. Suggestions?

My model is a M-1631U

A:Laptop overheats like mad

Most likely thing is that the CPU fan has stopped working - if it has then replace it. If not then you need to remove the CPU/Heatsink/Fan combo and reapply thermal paste between the heatsink and CPU top. Reassemble and test.

1 more replies
Answer Match 42%

Does anyone have an idea as to why my HTC One would overheat while just sitting? No programs running, it isn't in my pocket, it will simply be sitting on the desk, and will decide to heat up.

A:HTC One M8 Windows 10 overheats while doing nothing

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Does anyone have an idea as to why my HTC One would overheat while just sitting? No programs running, it isn't in my pocket, it will simply be sitting on the desk, and will decide to heat up. Because it's DOING something, and cpu and carrier / wifi chipset heats. Go to settings, BAttery, tap on Show app per use and check
Then, check data sense
<That happens during core apps updates / system sync and cache / Onedrive and backup / Updates pending and stopped due to errors and asking for checking in Store.
And at last, when carrier data connection loses signal stenght. Phone must search another working cell nearby.
At the end of all checking, try a soft reset

2 more replies
Answer Match 42%

Hi all,
My PC began getting hot pretty quickly a couple of months ago and subsequently triggers the safety 'switch-off' every time I try to start it up.
I've checked the fans, cleaned the inside of the PC, thermite paste seems to be fine, and I moved an intake fan to the back and made it an exhaust (bizarrely the company who built the PC didn't give it an exhaust!)
Despite all this it still becomes hot very quickly and switches off - I'm certain it's a heat problem (as opposed to, say, a PSU issue) because when I take the side of the case off and manually train a desktop fan on the PC it works without error.
Does anyone have any possible idea as to why this is happening? I only have one intake and one exhaust, but that has served me for nearly two years now and the PC isn't overclocked or anything like that.
Many thanks!

A:PC overheats and switches off

If you install software such as CPUID HWMonitor you might be able to see what component is overheating. This could be caused by a fault in a component.
If this problem persists I'd recommend contacting the seller of the PC and asking for a replacement or for your money back. If you live within the UK this fault that you desribe would make the product unfit for purpose which is in violation of the 'Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 4.5'

6 more replies
Answer Match 42%

I have a Dell latitude E6410 with a i7 in it. I have cleaned fan and applied new thermal compound on it and the fan works. The problem is when i run the laptop for just a minute the heat sink gets very hot and eventually the laptop crashes. Here are the specs
Intel i7 (M620) 2.67GHz
4GB PC2-12800 Memory
NVIDIA NVS 3100M Video
250GB SSD Drive

I do not know the history of this laptop as I just got it.
I can usually troubleshoot the issues but not this one and was wondering if a bad video chip could cause this as when I try to install Windows et gets just to the part where the windows setup screen would appear and crashes (Blue Screen).

More replies
Answer Match 42%

Hey guys, a while back I switched from 64-bit to 32-bit due to one thing: OVER-HEATING!
When I had 64-bit, my laptop overheated and kept on shutting its self down, even after watching a 10-minute youtube video.
I searched EVERYWHERE to figure out WTF is wrong with my laptop. First I thought I had faulty hardware, installed windows 7 32-bit on another volume and it never overheated, not even after playing GTA IV for 3 hours (Dident even get hot) but in 64-bit it takes less than 5 minutes for GTA IV to over-heat my computer, WTF is up with that?
Then I thought it was drivers - Went on AMDS site and downloaded every driver: Graphics card, CPU exc.
No luck!
So I finally switched to 32-bit..But see, GTA IV runs even worse.
64-bit: 30-35 FPS
32-bit: around 20-25FPS
My specs:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor @ 2.0ghz
ATI Radeon 3100 HD 256MB dedicated/ 1.2GB shared
3GB SDRAM @ 800mhz (But in bios I took off 1GB shared RAM so then I had 4GB of RAM on windows 7 as 526MB is ENOUGH!!!)
320GB hard drive
Thanks for the help guys.

Also, I bought a cooling pad thinking that would help. Still overheated, but got an extra few minutes watching youtube.

NOTE TO ADMINS: Sorry If I posted this in the wrong section, couldent think of which one to post in!!!

A:Laptop overheats on 64-bit, NOT on 32-bit though

have you tried updating your BIOS? my friend had a problem with his comp overheating and after updating his systems BIOS it was much better.

9 more replies
Answer Match 42%

i just put my computer together its a p6 x58 motherboard with a i7 930 chip and everytime i start it overheats it does not make it more than 2 minutes on i put in a new cpu fan and it didnt work i just got the computer that i paid for the parts myself so please if anyone can help i thank you

A:my new computer overheats

8 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

Hello good people,
I am having problems with my Dell 700m laptop. I do not know what is the issue but I am looking to cut down on the automatic startups of certain programs. My computer runs 62 processes on startup and makes it overheat causing the fan to run very fast and loud. If anyone out there can take a look at my HJT file and see if there is any help for my poor computer. Coincidently does anyone know if there is a way for one to fix their DC cord input so that it is snug fit like new. I know its alot to ask in one single thread, but any help is greatly apreciated. :shy: Thanks!


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:09:58 PM, on 7/1/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\b... Read more

A:PC running 62 Processes and Overheats - Please Help

Please do not post duplicate threads. There's no reason to do that and it will only delay things around here.

Let's try disabling a handful of startup programs there.

Before you do anything else, create a folder for HijackThis and put it in a permanent folder (like C:\HJT) instead of the Temp folder. This is required because HijackThis will create backups and we don't want them to be deleted.

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following if they still exist and hit 'Fix Checked' after you checked the last one:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ares] "C:\Program Files\Ares\Ares.exe" -h
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 Quick Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\ONENOTEM.EXE
O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 Quick Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\ONENOTEM.EXE

Restart and see if it's any better now.

Post your other question on the charger port in the hardware forum.

2 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

I have the 8AN32Sli-deluxe mb and it just turns itself off when I play games of use any program. It will also do this overnight when ldleing. WHY. I cant play games or nothing. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
Help please
PS the cpu temp is at 45-47 degrees
I have a AMD 4400 X2 cpu, Evga 7800 GT video

A:8AN32Sli M/B turns off and overheats 45^

Game playing is a good system stressor. If it only shut off during games I think it might be easier to figure out if it didn't also do it sitting there not doing much. Your CPU temps are not high. They would be higher of course during games. What's the make and wattage of your PS?

2 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

Need some tech support with this problem.

Satellite Pro M70 constant over heating problem. After 20-30 minutes of normal use (web browsing etc) the bottom of the laptop gets really hot near the fan, unbearably hot to the touch.
If I play any games or do anything cpu intensive, it will eventually smell of burning and power off.

All this time the CPU fan never spins! Just lets it get hotter and hotter. Strange thing is, when you first boot up, the CPU fan spins for about 5-6 seconds so it works! Already tried cleaning it, wasn't particularly dirty, the fan isnt jammed, it spins if u blow on it.....
Tried updating to latest BIOS still overheats.....
Tried all the toshiba utils for cpu temp monitoring etc, they indicate the CPU getting hotter and hotter well over 60C + but none of them (or other 3rd party utils) will detect the fan....!

Any fix for this or is it just bad fan / temp sensor design?

A:Satellite Pro M70 overheats and powers off

>Already tried cleaning it...
Yes but how you have done this?

In the past I have disassembled three Satellite M70 notebooks and was surprised how much dust was inside placed behind the cooling grill. After professional cleaning notebook was much quieter and was properly cooled down.
Maybe the thermal grease for CPU and graphic should be replaced too.
After long time of usage it looks pretty desiccated.

3 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%


recently i have been having trouble with my laptop (toshiba satellite, running windows xp, about a year old). it seems to randomly shut off at times, often causing me to lose whatever i am working on. often it happens when i am in the middle of a game or in the loading of a game, but even happens when i load different applications or watch websites with flash/music playing. the fans usually get pretty loud, and then the laptop shuts off all together. the laptop is just about always plugged in, not running from battery. if anyone knows any way i can fix this without sending it into the manufacturer i would be most greatful.

thank you

A:laptop shuts off/overheats

There is a tendency for the fans to get clogged with dust, and when that happens they will shut down on over-temperature.

Clearing them can require disassembly of the laptop, which is not a job for the inexperienced or faint-hearted. It's easy to damage something.

If it's not a warranty issue, then any experienced computer tech should be able to assist, not just the manufacturer.

1 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

Hello,I bought lenovo z51 laptop 4 months ago. It has i5 5200u 2.2 GHz processor, amd radeon r9 m375 gpu with 4 gegas as memory nd 8 gegas of ram and windows 10 pro 64 bit.I used to pay total war medieval 2 and it works fine with maximum details. When I started to play total war attila - which requires specs much less than my machine- the laptop starts to heat as soon as I open the game. It gets really very hot. Can you tell me wwhy and how to fix that?Thanks

More replies
Answer Match 41.58%

Hi, before I state my problem I will tell you a little about the background of my computer and it's specifications. I have a Dell Studio 1558, 4 gb of ram, an intel core i3 m330 @ 2.13ghZ. I run windows 7 ultimate x64 bit. The laptop is only about a year and a half old.

About early this year I have been noticing problems with my computer overheating to the extent of where it turns off. Some other problems I notice are that:

1) My computer runs very loudly all the time. (compared to my brothers studio which is silent) Once I shut my laptop screen however, the fans stop whirring and everything is silent. When I open the screen back up, all the fans start whirring again. Very rarely does my computer sound like the fans are not running all the time.

2) In general, the left side of my laptop is a lot hotter than the right side. Fan not working on let side maybe???

3) When I play games that require Java, my computer tends to (not always) lag really badly (meaning cpu is at 90%+ in use) and I have to close the computer screen and let it cool down for about 20 minutes. If I open the screen up again within that 20 minutes it just lags again.

4) As I stated in the title, after either, I have my computer on for a long time or it runs cpu intensive processes, it tends to overheat and shut down. Usually it will shut down by itself from overheating in about 4+ hours, sometimes more sometimes less.

Here is the manual link for you guys: Dell Studio 1558 | Setup Guide.

I am leaning to... Read more

A:Computer Overheats and turns off.

yes it's quite obvious the insides are either clogged with dust/particulate matter, or a fan has died.
I would immediately take it in for a cleaning (and have them check the fan while they are at it)

Continuing to use it in this condition may permanently damage core hardware components rendering the laptop useless.

9 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%


i bought a new computer last year, with nice specs.

my radeon Sapphire 4870HD 1GB Vapor-x had no problems in the past, but sometime when i play games, there is a sudden system hang, and if i dont stop playing the whole system gets completely stuck after a few of these.

i must add that the same games never had these issues before

i checked the temps of the card, and i saw that it reached 93 degrees on load performance, which is a lot, i think.

can u help me? what should i do? maybe it's not the video card?

A:does my video card overheats because it's getting old??

16 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%


I have a problem with my graphics card (Radeon 9800xl AGP) - about 3 min after I start the computer I get funny stripes all over the monitor. After I removed the dust from the graphics card's fan, everything was o.k. for a day, but now the stripes are back. It's obviously an overheating problem, but the fan is moving. Now I wonder if
a) the graphics card's fan is damaged - running but too slow
b) the fan doesn't get enough power and is therefore too slow, i.e. power supply is damaged (the fan gets power via the graphics card and does not have its own power supply)
c) the graphics card was damaged when the fan was blocked

How can I tell this apart? How can I test the components?

thanks for your help,

A:graphics card overheats - cause?

heh, I had a 9700pro and had to replace the fan on it twice. Take the side panel off and aim a household fan at the computer. See if the problem goes away.

2 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

Yes, whenever I have tried to play GTA 5 my computer has overheat because it's such a CPU based game, and I remember when I put my thermal paste in I put it quite a bit more than a "grain of rice". Could this cause overheats? Should I change my thermal paste?

More replies
Answer Match 41.58%

I'm at my wits end with a htpc I built. I've changed heatsinks and reapplied thermal paste to it twice, and it is constantly overheating.
At first power on it's showing around 70C and climbing up over time to 117C and then shutting off.

I'm using artic silver 5, and only applying enough to make a thin coat over the IHS. It's not overclocked, and all the fans are running great.

The bios is the newest. Nothing else in the PC is hot. (except the heatsink which is boiling hot to the touch)

What am I missing? The only other theory I've come up that might cause this is that the cpu itself might be defective and missing the pad/paste between the IHS and the core.

Out of the 50 or so odd builds I've done, this is the only time I've experienced something like this.

A:New Athlon64 3600X2 overheats.

9 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

ok.. i'm guessing that the psu is what my power cord plugs to...

My psu heats up significantly... so when i have my comp on for longer than 30 mins it heats up so much that my comp turns off by itself, and a red led on my motherboard lights up.....

the more apps I run, the faster my comp overheats. HELP!!!

also, when I turn my comp off, my optical mouse sometimes stays lit... or my keyboard's num lock stays on. it's really weird.
just a side note, my comp doesn't overheat in the winter for obvious reasons =P the casing of my comp is also removed to keep it cooler... but that's not good enough now.

A:My computer overheats and shuts itself off...

9 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

my comp really gets hot the HD gets sometimes to 57* C witch is WAY ABOVE THE LIMIT OF 50* C! The CPU is 51* C. How can i cool this thing down cause i dont want my HD or CPU Frying

More replies
Answer Match 41.58%

Hello! Is The Sims 3 overheating my processor or damaging my hard drive? It seems that when I save a neighborhood that contains an elaborate custom house I've been working on my system restarts. This has happened about six times, and the last time it shut off completely.

My specs:

P5K-E WiFi Amp Edition Motherboard
Intel Core2 Duo CPU E6850 @ 3.0 GHz
4.0 GB RAM
ATI Radeon 3870
Soundblaster Audigy 2
Windows XP SP3

I'm also afraid that it could be my hard drive and I am contemplating a visit to Computer Guru to buy an external hard drive and a new hard drive. Until then, I've stopped playing The Sims 3.

More replies
Answer Match 41.58%

When I shut down, after the OS closes properly, the display turns off and the green led of the power button starts blinking.The CPU fan start spining fast and the CPU area (and the exiting air) turns very hot.It started doing so after the latest drivers update. Running Windows 10 build 14393.321 Please note that with Ubuntu the system shuts down properly, I believe it's a driver issue but I can't troubleshoot it.Any idea?

More replies
Answer Match 41.58%


My Acer Aspire Laptop Home Premium (Vista) is becoming very hot and then shuts
itself down.
This happening more more frequently now - as in twice in 30 minutes, so I have left it off..

I always prop it up to get plenty of air underneath, but it is happening more often. Would it just be dust on the fan - or could it be I need a new cord?
Thanks for any help.

A:Laptop overheats then shuts down

16 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

First off, I have to admit to being a software person, and not a hardware person, so any information is greatly appreciated.

Yesterday I noticed that these strange vertical lines on my screen started appearing? They started appearing, either coincidentally or not, after I yanked a playstation 2 -> usb converter out of a usb port while it was turned on.

These lines are all vertical only, they stretch from the top to the bottom of the screen. They hold still, unless there is some movement on the screen, if this happens they start to flicker. These lines first appeared while Windows XP was running - I thought they were a fluke or something so I rebooted. Upon doing this, I noticed that ALL the screens that show during a reboot had some strage markins on them, sometimes vertical lines, sometimes flickering little squares. Needless to say, the vertical lines were still present when Windows XP finished booting. I tried booting up linux (my machine is dual boot) and noticed the flickering lines still pervaded.

I figured there may be something wrong with my monitor, so I vnc'ed from my mac in the other room into my PC while it was running XP. The lines STILL pervaded! So I think it would be safe to assume this was a problem with the video card. By the way, when these video lines are going crazy on the screen I cannot run any 3D games or applications. For instance, when I try to run a Direct3D screensaver it just dies and quits right away. When the lines are not the... Read more

A:Is this what happens when a video card overheats?

SevenNine said:

I have had my entire system for 2 years now, I replaced the Radeon 9800 that came with it with the All-In-Wonder card a few weeks after I got the system. Up until now everything has been working perfectly.Click to expand...

Enough dust built up now?

8 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

My laptop is overheats and shuts off regularly...every other day or so, I'd say. The fan runs even when my laptop is cool on the bottom and right when I start it up. It runs constantly, because it is my understanding that the heat sensors in the bios are not working. But since the fan IS running NON STOP...why would my computer still overheat?

A:Laptop overheats even though fan is always running

unless the laptop is operating in an excessively hot environment or has surroundings that restrict airflow, it'll have to be sent in for repair. what it it's warranty status?

7 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

So, here's my problem. I've been browsing just as I always have, and nothing has changed in my setup whatsoever. However, just yesterday I was watching videos and suddenly my graphics card spiked to 85 degrees Celsius. I've had issues with random spikes in the past, but never this severe; since this moment the spikes have been constant and I cannot cool it below 42 degrees Celsius. 42 is quite low, I know, but I tend to use this computer to play graphics-intensive video games and I have to monitor my temperature with GPU Tweak for the entirety of every gaming session I have. Now, I am unable to even play them because it goes up too quickly and crashes my computer. I want to know if it's just heat that's a problem, or if there's something else, and how I can fix this issue. I don't want to risk buying a new GPU until I know that it's the sole culprit. I have three fans in the case and one ordinary house fan that I set up next to it to help cool it down. This setup has been workable for so long, why is it not working now? Do I need more fans or newer fans? I already cleaned the whole thing out so I don't think dust is an issue.

Additional information:

I recently did a system restore because this had not happened until a recent Windows update.
I have three case fans, one ordinary house fan blowing into it from the outside.
NVIDIA GTX 570 with fully updated drivers.
Usually capable of running most modern games at medium quality, 85% ... Read more

A:GPU overheats even at maximum fan speed

Hi and welcome to TSG.

We really need a lot more information about your system to make an informed response. Not sure what your link is and I can't open it on my work PC anyway.

Please provide the following:

- Exact make and model of the machine if it is a 'big brand' name like a HP, Dell etc?
- If it is a self / custom build, what is the make and model of the motherboard, CPU, RAM, HDD, Power Supply etc. The more info the better?
- What version of Windows are you using? Is it fully patched and up to date?
- Where are the fans located in the system and is each one blow into or out of the case?

2 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

Dell Inspiron 530
Intel Core2 Duo 2.33Ghz
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT

My computer fans gets unexpectedly loud when playing games that generally do not require much from the video card (basic 2D emulator games). I have a feeling that this is a monitor issue. I've had this problem since I bought the PC. I've tried lowering the brightness of the monitor and have also dusted the inside of the PC a few times.

A:Computer overheats easily

6 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

Hi guys.

I have a Dell xps 18 which has developed a problem recently. With or without overloading the cpu temperature starts rising randomly and the machine shuts down at around 57-62 degree. Sometimes it is fine and sometimes it keeps doing this back to back. My computer has replacement i3 motherboard. The original stopped charging the battery (plugged in , not charging message) so I bought a replacement motherboard about 8 months ago. It has the proper cpu paste and everything was working fine until just recently. It even shuts down when it is in BIOS. Just wondering is the 60 degree is a dangerous temperature which is force shutting the motherboard? The idle temp is around 30-40 degree then it suddenly starts going up all the way to 60 and then dies. It does it mostly when is overload (no gaming, just a few software opened ) but then again it goes up sometime when it is just sitting there with nothing running in background. Do I need to go on eBay again a fan buy my second replacement motherboard now lol?! Any suggestion?

I love my XPS 18 and it has served me well but having these serious problem has started really putting me off it.

Many thanks.

More replies
Answer Match 41.58%

Maybe someone has an answer. I have taken this computer to a shop 3 times and it does not malfunction while in the shop. The video card that came with the computer is on board, so I added an AGP one with an extra fan, but does not help. Case has been blown out by me and the shop so should not be dirty. Our AC is set at 80 degrees but I usually turn it down to the 70's before turning on the computer these days and also run a ceiling fan. I have moved the case out in the open front part of the desk so it is not blocked. I even added extra RAM just in case. There is plenty of gb on hard drive. The computer is about 4 years old. What else to try?

It makes a vertical, about 2 inches, colored band up and down across the screen after the computer has been running more than a few minutes. I shut down immediately because I don't want something damaged, but if I let it go on, it just gets worse and worse with more colors, more movement, etc.

A:Computer overheats after only a few minutes

12 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

I am thinking of buying a used video card and it is a GeForce 9800GT 1gb card and it is actually really cheap. The thing is though the guy said it sometimes overheats and could be the fan. Is it possible it would only be the fan in this case or would it ever be in the circuitry?

A:Used GeForce 9800GT 1GB overheats -- should I buy it?

Only way to be sure really is to replace the thermal compound, check the fans are spinning ok, and see if the overheating stops.

As a cash deal I would not touch it unless it was under 10 sheckles

20 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

i'm trying to repair a Toshiba Sattelite P500-1C4 with an overheating problem.
When power on, both fan works but under windows the cpu one slow down and doesn't cool enough and the cpu temperature get above 100 celsius degrees.

The laptop is clean, no dust. I've changed the thermal paste.
This is really a fan control problem.

Does someone have a solution ?
Thanks in advance.

More replies
Answer Match 41.58%

It overheats and shuts down. Very snall case. A friend says he thinks its a bad hard drive. I dont buy that. In fact i have googled that these pc's have that problem but i found no fixes that i havent tried already.
I think i can fix this but i need to hear from people who know more than i do to see if this is doable.
The cpu has a massive heatsink mounted sideways with a fan on it. The fan is very very fast and loud. The air flows from the fan thru the heatsink and out the back. I can use windows settings to have the fan come on and off enuf so that the problem is taken care of but its awful noisy. The fan is the type with 4 pins, there are no molex connectors at all and there are no other sets of pins on the mobo except for the one for the cpu fan. Cant use a different case as everything is proprietary, even the darn main atx connection is very small!

I propose to first find a fan that will fit the cpu but has only 3 pins so that it runs all the time but hopefully a bit slower and quieter. Then i propose, since the mobo only has the one set of pins for a fan, to splice into the wires for the cpu fan and connect a small fan that way. The fan will sit on the back of the case and expel hot air, same as the cpu\hs\fan does.
I believe, if the splicing is allowable, that that would solve my issues of extreme noise and overheating. Can i splice like that? I figure its ok as if there were molex connectors i have seen fans stacked on one line and this is only one extra small fan, ... Read more

A:PAVILION S3100N overheats

I learned something i should have realized. The existing fan is standard 7 cm square. So i took another fan from another hs\fan setup and installed that fan.
This new fan is only 3 pins so it stays on all the time.
There is a difference. The case itself doesnt get hot like with the original noisy fan and the air that is expelled is cool where the air from the original fan was very warm, so things are improving here it seems. But i might only be part of the way home.
A few questions though:
1- is there a prog i can get that will make the machine work a bit so i know all will be well under stress of normal things like playing a minor game, using word processor, internet, file transfer, the normal stuff? If so is it readily available?
2 - I also installed speedfan. Is there anyone who can help me with it a bit so that i can do the learning a bit later, lol? I dont understand the settings and wordings inside speedfan. I do notice in one area that there are plus marks, the v shaped plus marks, but also a down arrow and one fire sign, which i am guessing that speedfan is saying its too hot.
3 - Can anyone answer my question about if i can add that other very small fan by splicing it into the line that services this new fan? I may not need it now in this case but i would sure like to know the answer for future ref. Or point me to an online tutorial that shows all about using wiring to changes voltages and such things? So far i havent been very lucky in my google search for what i wa... Read more

1 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

I recently purchased a Lenovo Y50 4k recently and have had some strange issues while charging. I've looked at other posts about overheating and have tried numerous things, but not have seemed to work. The problem occurs when charging the laptop. After about 5 seconds it starts to smell like burning rubber, then after about 45 seconds the bottom left side of the keypad (ctrl, shift, caps lock, a, z, fn buttons) gets extremely hot to the touch. Eventually, it becomes too hot to even touch and I have to unplug the laptop. The only solution I have found to this, is to plug the laptop in while it is either off or in sleep mode, then either turning it on or brining it out of sleep mode. If I do this, it charges just fine. I have checked the temperatures and they seem to be normal. I bought a cooling pad, and while that helps with overall heating, it does nothing for this specific issue. I have changed the power management settings and nothing worked. I took it down to Best Buy and had them run diagnostics and everything came back fine. They even checked the charging cable to make sure it wasn't an issue with that. Has anyone had any experience with this? This is really frustrating and I should not be running into these issues on a brand new (and not terribly cheap) laptop. Thanks!

A:Lenovo Y50 overheats when charging (except when in...

What is the ambient temparature in your area.... Can u also tell me wether something is taxing ur CPU,go check from taskmanager if u feel heat is high..... And also the temparature of Both CPU & GPU..... Because there is only 4 possibility for overheating of laptop,1.There may some software or malware that is taxing your CPU....2.Problem with PSU itself...3.Problem regarding Heatsink/Fans/Thermal paste.....4.High ambient or room temparature.... CheersKamal

Ask any questions or Doubts,Always ready to help.... Dont forget to click kudos if i have helped you

3 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

I downloaded HDDLife to check the temperature of my computer, and it keeps warning me about urgent over heat like 15 minutes after I turn it on(Starts at 37 Degrees[Celcius]) and tells me its in 'URGENT OVERHEAT' at 45 Degrees[Celcius] and has a max. temp. of 59 Degrees[Celcius] and I was wondering, should I turn it straight off at 45, because experimentation has told me it goes good until 50 when it slows down a bit. I bought a case fan a couple of months ago and put off selling it up because it was a painful idea of drilling holes in the back of the PC. Also, is there any way of cooling the PC down short of buying a $700 air-conditioner?


A:Solved: Computer overheats

16 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

Hi there,

This is my first time posting here because after many hours of searching online, I couldn't figure out what was wrong.

Basically: I recently installed XP on my HP laptop that came with Vista. On Vista my computer fan rarely gets loud and/or heats up (only when I'm performing several tasks). However, when XP just begins to boot--and I don't even do anything, the fan begins to spin really loudly and my laptop heats up and eventually shuts down due to overheating.

I haven't updated any drivers yet for XP since I'm not too sure where I can find them or if they would do anything to solve this issue.

Any input would be fantastic! Thanks

A:XP partition in HP laptop overheats but not the Vista

7 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

I have an HP Probook with Athlon II dual core. It starts to overheat as soon as it comes out of sleep mode. It will get up to 200*F with the fan running and the whole case gets hot. If I shut it down and restart, the temp will stay normal, 120*, for as long as it stays awake. But if I let it go to sleep and wake it up, the overheating starts. It gets hotter everyday. Was only going up to 180* yesterday. Any ideas? Thanks

A:Laptop overheats after coming out of sleep

Check Task Manager processes on what is chewing your CPU.

6 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

Hey, (Note: This HP Pavillion is less than year old, and came with Windows 8.1 installed) When I try to install Windows 10 to this laptop, the installing goes mostly fine, until the process for "copying files" begins. At that point the fans suddenly go lot louder than before, almost if like copying is giving them big stress. And then, at around 60-65% of all files copied, the laptop just shuts down, and after restarting reverts back to Windows 8.1. It has done this now twice, and wants to re-download and re-install everything from the beginning for the update if I want to try again. The fans are mostly clean, and haven't really given any problem before this. Reading into other forums in net, it seems that other people have got this problem, but I haven't found any solutions. First I though it was fan problem with overheating, but it seems unlikely it would happend twice at exactly the same parts. Does anyone have idea here what might be the cause to this problem?

A:HP Laptop overheats when trying to install Windows 10

are you able to download and run theinstall later?if you can , this will take the burdenoff your system.good luck!

5 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

My computer fairly consistently BSODs while playing games for extended periods of time. Usually while playing a game my GPU peaks at about 70~72 C. I know this is up there, but I've seen lots of people not having to worry about overheating until they get to 90 or so.

So my question is, is it normal for my computer to be overheating with a GPU at 72? Or could there be something else underfoot that is causing my issue?

Unfortunately, the last few bluescreens I had were too quick to save any minidumps, and all my old ones are gone... I think I may have accidentally wiped them with CCleaner or something. I've been having this problem for a while and have finally (I think) narrowed it down to my GPU. If it happens again and I get a minidump, I will post it.

My GPU is an Geforce GTS 450.

A:BSOD when GPU overheats... Seems too cool to be overheating.

Quote: Originally Posted by Siesna

So my question is, is it normal for my computer to be overheating with a GPU at 72? Or could there be something else underfoot that is causing my issue?

That temp is fine, so it's unlikely that heat is an issue. (The GPU core temp anyway)

I'd go with something underfoot - but without a crash dump, it's hard to offer a definitive alternative.

If it's only after an extended period of time, have you monitored your CPU's peak temps?

Have you updated your drivers during this period, or is it the same driverset?

9 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

i got xp pro sp3.. when i run my laptop on battery it doesnt overheat. but when i connect my power cord, it overheats.. i tried 2 other powercords and thats not the culprit. it there a way to make the laptop stay the same temperature as when its on battery?

A:Laptop Overheats w/ Power Cord - HELP

When on battery power, the typical power profile is set up to run the laptop at lower performance compared to mains power (to maximise battery life), which means less heat is generated.

On mains power, everything is ramped up to give maximum performance = more heat.

So check that all the ventilation slots are clear of fluff and dust build-up. If that doesn't help there may be an internal build-up of fluff.

2 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

My PC lately has been overheating and shuts down as a result of the PC overheating. Recently it has overheated again, but this time I cannot turn it back on.

I have already removed and re-inserted the graphics card, and also cleaned the pc. I have also removed and re-inserted the power supply and it's cords.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:PC overheats and shuts down. Unable to turn on pc.

9 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

In games GPU heats up to 90 C. It doesn't affect productivity though. FPS is stable but I'm still worried for the hardware safety. I heard that such temperatures can wear down GPU very quickly. Am I being paranoid or my laptop is designed just right to withstand such temperatures?

More replies
Answer Match 41.16%

My laptop(Gateway NX 560 XL) would run for a while, overheat and shut off by itself, each time I used it. I brought a usb powered fan for the laptop to sit on, and this helped prolong the amount of time it stayed on before shutting off. I stored the laptop away for a couple of weeks in an attache case. When I went back to use it, it would not power on using the power cable that came with it. I tried using a universal power cable that lit up when connected, but the electricity still wasn't making anything power on.

My laptop has a 80 GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive; 1024 MB 667 MHz DDR2 Memory Module; Window XP Media Center Edition; 945PMw/128MB ATI Video Motherboard; 8X DVD Multi-Writer Drive; & Intel Core2 Duo Mobile Processor T5600.


A:Gateway NX 560 XL laptop overheats and won't power on

Sounds as if overheating caused your laptop to die...possibly fried your motherboard, or CPU, etc.
Try connecting a different adapter/power unit to your laptop to see if that resolves the problem.

If that doesn't help, you may want to take it to be physically looked at by a shop or technician..but chances are heat has damaged it. For future reference, here's an article on preventing laptop overheating:

1 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

gateway laptop monitor overheats unless i just use the external monitor--i wonder if i should just take it apart and recycle it for parts

i did install the OS somehow i guess by unplugging the power cord and it ran on battery with external monitor and laptop screen went blank and then i got in safe mode --before that it asked which screen to use and i choose external but now i can only get in safe mode

is there a key to hit to change it or or bios

the screen gets so hot and the corner is blotched i wonder if it will fizzle in flame

maybe this thing is too unsafe to deal with especially a novice if i give it away

A:Gateway Laptop Monitor Overheats

I would recommend on cleaning it out first be for any of that.

Buy a can of air duster and clean out your laptop.Make sure your laptop is powered off and battery is taken out.

See if that helps there should be no other reason for a laptop monitor to over heat.

But it could all so be your settings resolution as well causing it to over heat.

12 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

Okay, so what my problem is is that sometimes I'm watching a show or playing a game or whatever (something that requires high CPU usage) and my computer will overheat and shut off. When I boot up my computer after it has cooled down, sometimes no recording/playback devices will be detected and it will tell me that there are no audio devices installed. I must constantly restart my computer until it can recognize that there are sound devices again. I don't know how I can prevent this from happening. There may even be no audio recognition if my laptop battery pops out by mistake, any faulty shut off leads to this problem essentially.

Things that I've tried to prevent the problem would include me opening sound and hardware devices and checking to see if it is displaying audio devices that aren't installed, or ones that are disabled, but it will still display nothing, as well as me opening he device manager and usually the sound driver is not displayed when this problem occurs.

A:Computer Overheats, boots with no audio sometimes

This sounds like a motherboard/components overheating problem. If it gets to the point it shuts down because of CPU overheating, there is a good chance other components on the motherboard are also overheating. Laptops have very poor air circulation and cooling.

Powering off while running can also cause many problems, including corruption of the hard drive. Be very careful in this area.

Although this affects sound, it would appear to be the "self inflicted" problems are causing it.

1 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

So hi everyone, my sister has a Sony Vaio VPCEB3E1E and the laptop over the years has sadly gone into overheat when it runs too long and even when it doesn't, well, it still gets pretty darn hot. Admiddtedly there is a cooler pad but it doesn't do much good as the darn thing still gets really hot.

I take it the thermal compound has gone bust, right?

Also worth noting, the fan is really loud and since as such I'd like to lower the power of it but I guess it isn't customisable.

Thank you.

A:Sony Vaio VPCEB3E1E Overheats

try getting a better cooling system, you can buy them all over the web.

1 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

I've got a problem with my laptop. Whevener it idles for a while, the whole thing just freezes. I've noticed that my laptop gets pretty warm around the same time, so I assume that the two are connected. I'm having to take the battery out of my laptop just to restart it. This didn't start happening until I got an update from Norton. Is there anything I can do to fix this? Thanks in advanced.

A:My laptop freezes whenever it overheats/idles for a while

Try another AV program after uninstalling Norton, see any difference in Temps. Use HWMonitor or any temperature monitoring utility to keep an eye on the temps. How old is your laptop? if it's more than a year old might as well check the fans for any dust and blow them out with a can of compressed air.
It helps if you fill up your system specs.

7 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

Hello, when my processor is idle it runs at 800MHz. Every now and then, the processor speed suddenly goes up to max speed (2.4GHz or 3.3GHz turbo) for no reason. It produces a lot of heat which makes the fans go wild. I haven't found any background processes that might use the processor without windows taskmanager noticing. I ran virusscans but haven't found anything. I can include the DxDiag or msInfo files if that would provide any help.

I'm new to this forum so I'm not entirely sure if this is the right place to post these kind of problems.(Excuse me for my crappy English)

Thanks in advance,

A:Processor @3.3GHz when idle => overheats

Set the maximum processor state to 99% while not gaming then revert back to 100% if gaming. This turns off Turbo so your frequency only shoots up to 2.4 GHz.

Better yet, create a power plan with the 99% processor state and call it something and just switch to "high performance" when you're about to game.

2 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

I recently bought a Yoga 900 with intel core i7 and 512GB of SSD. I've realized that when I'm actively browsing the internet with abot 5 tabs opened, the CPU heats up easily causing the fan to run really fast. This doesn't seem normal for a computer I just recently bought. There is no intensive processing happening on the background and also I'm going on websites that do not require intense processing. It is really annoying to have the CPU heat up that fast specially for a new computer.Any ideas how to solve this?

A:CPU overheats easily from browsing the internet

Displaying a web page can be very CPU-intensive or use little CPU resources.  It depends on what the page is doing and how well it was coded. One page can completely load a single core.  You are talking about 5,  "Can" is the important word there.  There is much variation what resources are used.  I would start task manager and get a copy of TPFanControl to watch CPU usage vs. temperature. 

1 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

Hi Guys,

I had got a new pc around 6 months ago. Its spects are -

INTEL Pentium D (Dual Core) 930 ..3 GHZ
Intel 945GNT chipset

Nvidia Geforce 7600 GT
Creative Audigy 2 sound card
TV Tuner card

OS: Windows XP Media Center Edition

Its an assembled pc and is working fine. There has been one issue though. My system runs hot. I know its dual core but its idle temperature is around 60 C. When I found that I had reapplied thermal compound (couple of months ago) when i thought the original one must have got a bit rusty when i was installing the stock cooler (fan).

So for last six months I have been using it and its worked allright. Recently I read that running the system at that temperature will not give optimum results and can damage the cpu. So far i have had no problem with games but when I tried playing game FEAR my system was struggling to run it in full graphics.

What I want to know is that should I let my system be what it is or should i buy new heatsink or so. I did research and i found that Zalman CPU cooling fans are popular and arctic silver compound is preferred but being in my city I dont think it would be easy to find those. Is my pc running slow?

Oh ya, one more thing, I also installed 3 fans on my cpu cabinet so that hot air is blown out. Two fans act as exhaust and blow air out and are on left side of cabinet. One fan on the back blow air out and is on the rear. There is no space in the front to install a fan that could blow air in.

When I tested... Read more

A:Pentium Dual core overheats

15 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

So even I have done a clean install of Windows 7 just yesterday and still have no installed programs except for 'VLC Player' and 'Chrome'. But it still overheats and shuts down. What do I do?

More replies
Answer Match 41.16%

Hi guys.

My Desktop is running Windows 7 ultimate and for as long as I can remember, the computer screen goes black (or black with a bit of static) and the computer either automatically restarts itself or stays black that until I restart the computer.

I am guessing that it could have something to do with the graphics card as whenever I watch a youtube video in full screen, or play a dvd, or sometimes even just scroll through my photo album too fast, this occurs.

However, sometimes even when I am just doing a bit of research for college or typing up an essay it will happen (fortunatly Word's document recovery always saves me). Also, sometimes when I am burning a disk.

I unscrewed the side casing and worked with the casing open. The computer does function for much longer with the case open suggesting that it could be a heat issue. Nevertheless, it still restarts often.

I have been trying to reinstall my graphics drivers but as the computer is generic, I only have access to the stock drivers for my graphics card. Device manager has my driver listed as a "VIA Chrome9 HC IGP Family WDDM".

The computer is running on an Pentium D CPU 3.00ghz with 2gb of ram. the OS is the 32bit operating system.

Please guys, any idea on what I could do to solve this problem? Thanks to anyone who helps

Any software I could install?? Or different drivers? or any monitoring or scanning software which could identify the problem?

A:Computer Restarts itself - usually when using graphics or when it overheats

14 more replies
Answer Match 40.74%

I've got 5750G since 2011 and ever since I got the laptop, if I had the air vent on the  bottom of the laptop covered, which means all the time unless you prop it up on a book or a small box, since if you have it on a table or a bed or any kind of surface it's always covered, the laptop overheats and shuts down while gaming? Is this normal or is it something with my model? The laptop has been in service once to replace the HDD, so I think they probably would've found out if there was something wrong with it. If it's normal, then this is absolutely horrible design. Whoever thought of anything like this? All other laptops I've seen don't need to be propped up on some kind of a box or something to have the air vent on the left bottom side free, or have the left part of the laptop hanging over a surface, which is sometimes tricky since you can't always be at the edge of the table. What are you using to uncover the bottom vent? I usually just put the laptop on a book.  

More replies
Answer Match 40.74%

I recently upgraded to windows 7 and before that my batteries lasted over 3 hours and didn't over heat, but when I upgraded the batteries started overheating quickly and the battery lasts for about 30 minutes off of the charger. I also get a message that says I need to replace my battery. What should I do to fix these problems? I have an acer aspire 5335

A:After Win 7 upgrade Battery drains FAST and overheats

First thing is to check your poswer settings and be sure that when you are on batteries that it is using the battery power sceme. And second, that that sceme has reduced clock and brightness settings, conservative disk settings etc like it should. (You should visibly notice that when you plug in and unplug the power supply that the screen brightens and dims at minimum...)

3 more replies
Answer Match 40.74%

we just got a new Dell inspiron 1764 with quad core (the new intel one) 4 Gb ram 500Gb HDD and the whole works. It's the second time now it overheats and the screen goes black with white strippes but when it does it sounds like rubber screethching or like a speeding race car and it's really really loud.
normally when a computer overheats it simply shuts down. not this on i have to shut it off myself. I know why it overheats now but the hell am i hearing and why doesn't it simply shut itself off when it happens

A:new laptop overheats and sounds like screetcing rubber

it sounds like the fan is malfunctioning, but if the pc is new you should take it back to the shop where you bought it under its guarantee,

2 more replies
Answer Match 40.74%

I need help please!

I'm running a pretty powerful laptop with an i7 CPU. For the past couple of months, it usually runs slowly doing the most simple things when I'm not really running anything, and it's been overheating and shutting down. Even at near rest, still the CPU is at 20% utilization. I've tried most of the virus checkers. Only Malwarebytes found some Trojans (20), but the problem remains. I'm a dev and have been for 25 years, so not new to computers. Doing anything real causes the CPU to get utilized much more than it seems it should and when I stop it takes forever to quiet down. I've disabled Windows Indexing and most other processes that could be slowing the system. I think there's something hijacking my system, but none of the tools I run to remove or fix things helps.

I know this is a little vague, but I've spent many days of time over the couple of months to try and figure it out. I never ask for help, but this time I'm stumped.

I would be really grateful for some assistance / guidance.

Thanks in advance,


Attached is my dds.txt.

A:System Slows and Overheats; Malware Unknown

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I do not know if this is going to be a malware issue or not but I will give the computer a good checkup to at least rule out maleware I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do no... Read more

25 more replies
Answer Match 40.74%

Hi all:

I've got an HP Pavilion DV7 Laptop. It's the Intel i5 version.

The laptop has always overheated when not ventilated, which is common of course.

However, recently it began overheating immediately. I turn the laptop on, and about 20 seconds after I open an internet browser, or any program, it overheats and screen blacks out.

It seems as if ANY program is simply putting too much stress on the CPU.

I installed a CPU Temp program which confirms my CPU is quickly reaching temps of 105+

After some research, I opened up the laptop to check the fan. I got a bit of small dust out. The fan works perfectly though, and there was not much dust at all.

While the laptop was open, I also re-applied some new thermal compound to the CPU and GPU. I did this carefully and followed along to a video.

Now, the computer seems SLIGHTLY better. But it still overheats within 5 minutes or so of turning it on, after I open up a program or browser.

Since it does not appear to be the fan, or the thermal compound, what can this be??

I need help badly...I have searched the internet and have not had luck. Please help...much appreciated!

A:Solved: CPU Still Overheats After Thermal Paste/Fan Clean

If you haven't done so already check the Cpu's heatsink for dust/clogging. In a laptop it's usually between the fan and the side of the case.

3 more replies
Answer Match 40.74%

hi guys. bought my G50 in july with great expections of a great little laptop. its crap!!! i have had so many overheatsshuts downwont connect to the internetfreezeswont load up after hibernation.really hates skype!! wont work most of the time and if it does. it wont do anything after using skype!can someonejust take this P.O.S. off me and get me my money back?i bought it from the retailer Currys. they ran the dianostic but it did very little. im really pissed off by this.i had a asus e-pc that was 4 times the laptop!regardsciaran

A:g50 shuts down, wont connect to wifi and overheats

Ialso have a G50 and suffer from freezing. It just stops and buzzes. I have to power down hard and reboot.

1 more replies
Answer Match 40.74%

After installing Windows 7 HP 32Bit, I have had problems with my NVIDIA 7800 GS - AGP card going from 42C to 69C while asleep. I have basically turned all my profiles so that none of them turns anything off. I am using EVGA Precision to monitor it. As soon as I hit a key to wake it up it shows fan speed at 100% and GPU Temp around 69C (Normal operating temp is 40C to 42C) and then the temp starts rapidly returning to normal.

Any ideas why this is happening.

Best Regards


A:When computer goes to sleep graphics card overheats

Its probably just the program thats off and it receives the correct temp after resuming, Does the card feel warm to the touch after being asleep for extended time?

9 more replies
Answer Match 40.74%

My laptop can stay on all day long without overheating, regardless of what application I am using.

However, as soon as I start using Microsoft Word, the fan spins at cut-throat speed, the laptop overheats and switches off within 5-10 minutes.

Related info: A month ago, my in-built microphone stopped working, and about a week later, my CD/DVD stopped recognising all CDs and DVDs, although I hear it spinning.
I had not installed anything new or downloaded anything at any point.

Merci guys!

A:Laptop overheats and shuts down when using Microsoft Word

Well thats extremely odd. I gues you could going to the website and download all the latest updates. Maybe its been addressed. Also look in the FAQ or BIOS updates for your laptop; again maybe its been addressed by the company.

On the otherhand with all the problems you are having it might be worth calling the laptop manufacturer or even having them take a look at it.

1 more replies
Answer Match 40.32%

I have a Dell Vostro 1510 running Vista Home Premium. I started noticing that when playing games sometimes performance would go down considerably which coincided with the laptop being considerably hotter to the touch. I installed speedfan to check if this was true and as it turns out the gpu can reach up to 95C without the fan going full speed (I can hear it run but not full speed). The fan might reach full speed but not necessarily when the temperature is at is highest which means that the laptop usually overheats when playing videogames. I'm not sure if this has happened since I purchased the laptop or after upgrading BIOS. I currently have the latest BIOS from Dell (A15), and the latest reference drivers from Nvidia for the videocard which is a geforce 8400M. Can it be that the overheating is due to using the reference drivers and not the manufacturers? I used the reference drivers because Dell hasn't updated videocard drivers for almost a year.

A:Laptop overheats and fan doesn't reach full speed

What games are you trying to play on that computer? Hopefully they are not that demanding because the Vostro isn't great for newer games. Also make sure that you are not using it on a soft surface (bed, rug, blanket, etc).

The drivers for your video card should not interfere with your fans since it is all integrated into the same motherboard.

13 more replies
Answer Match 40.32%

I just upgraded from Windows 8.1 to 10 and now my laptop gets really hot and the fans run almost all the time eventhough Im not doing anything out of the ordinary. By the way it sounds it also seems to be doing stuff when its supposed to be in sleep mode which it didnt before. Does anyone know why this happens and how to fix it? Thanks a mil!Emma

A:Acer Aspire laptop overheats after Windows 10 upgr...

laptop model?

3 more replies
Answer Match 40.32%

Ok here is the first one:

I have had my Qosmio for about 4 months now, and everything for the most part was running fine. Just recently it seems like my computer has been over heating within an hour or so.

I used to be on it all day when i first got it and never ran into this problem. I checked the "suckage" of the cooling vents on the bottom, and noticed that only one of the two vents seem to be sucking air. I was wondering if only one is saposed to be working, if not what do you say i should do to fix this.

Second question:
When i first got my laptop the Hard drive wouldn't read ANY cds/dvds i put into it. It wouldn't read any games i tried to download. So i called toshiba's tech support and they helped me get it fixed and now it will read my games and CDs but it still wont read my DVDs i try and watch.

Should i call the tech support back and ask for help again?

Thanks for the help

A:Qosmio overheats after an hour and some ODD doesn't read some DVDs


What Qosmio notebook you have exactly?
Regarding the overheating issue maybe the dust is blocking a good air circulation. You should clean your notebook with compressed air spray. This can blow out the dust from the cooling ventilators. Compressed air spray can be bought from every computer shop normally.

Regarding your other question, can you boot from DVD for example? You should try to remove the upper and lower filters in registry:
Maybe there is also dust on the lens. You should clean the lens of CD/DVD drive using a microfiber cloth. It?s worth a try! ;)

2 more replies
Answer Match 39.48%

I have an Inspirion 1525, Windows Vista Home 32 bit .   I play games through Face Book on it,( using IE or Google Chrome,) as well as other sites.  I can play on all day with no overheating or crashing .  I can play on FB most games, and still no problem - however,  when I try to play Bingo Bash, or Bejeweled Blitz, even when I have just started the computer , my laptop will rapidly overheat and crash !   I began using an auxillary fan to keep it cool, but this does not always help.  Otherwise, this does not happen , although I am aware that laptops are notorious for overheating.   I am perplexed !  Any idea of what is going on ?    Thanks for all your help - you folks are great !  Laura

A:Laptop overheats and crashes when playing certain Face Book games.

Have you tried blowing out the vents with canned air?

11 more replies
Answer Match 39.48%

Hello, I have a very rare issue here.

I'm trying to convert a normal xlsx file into a csv file.

In the xlsx file there are normal columns and rows, nothing strange, nor formatting or something pretty, only colums and rows with products plain information.

I've received these files via email, I've downloaded them and when I open them they open in protected mode, or view-only mode.

Each files have thousands of rows, let's say 3000 to 5000 rows.

When I click on "enable editing" button, the processor starts working at 99% it takes stays one minute frozen, and starts overheathing untill it reaches the temperature of emergency shutdown.

The problem is not the processor itself, I've made maintenance to the computer recently, removed all the dust, I've changed the cooling creme, I've played heavy video games for weeks with no problem and none of them make the processor reach more than 50?C (Excel exceeds the max temperature of 61?C).

My processor is a six core AMD FX6100, I have 8B of RAM DDR3 and the file is stored in a 160GB SATA hard drive.

Any advice? I won't be able to work with this important files unless this is fixed. Thank you

A:Excel 2013 - Processor overheats when processing large files

Would it be possible to do the conversion in smaller batches, rather than trying the whole lot at once.

I see you are using Windows 8, so it might be worthwhile posting on the Windows 8 Forum as well.

7 more replies
Answer Match 39.48%

I have Vista Home Basic running on a used HP Compaq Presario CQ50 laptop. It has worked fine for a couple of years.

A few days ago I received a Google redirect virus which quickly progressed to a rootkit/trojan agent. AVG warned me of the infection and offered to prevent it, but I happened to be clicking on a webpage when the warning popup appeared and I inadvertently dismissed the warning. Immediately Google results started misbehaving. I probably should have done a System Restore or run my scan programs, but instead I followed another website's advice to download ComboFix and Frontline Cleaner. Mid-scan my computer shut down, and it was unable to restart.

Vista has run System Repair several times, but it has been unable to correct the problems it found. Using a recovery CD has not been helpful. My computer will only start in normal mode occasionally, and Safe Mode overheats, requiring constant cooling.

The virus had turned off System Restore, effectively deleting any restore points. I tried restarting System Restore by opening the System control panel and selecting System Protection, but the System Protection tab was missing from the resulting window.

AVG's Safe Mode Console Scanner is unable to complete a scan due to overheating, even with cooled air running through the laptop. WinPatrol continually informed me of system changes, all of which I denied. Malwarebit's AntiMalware located and deleted 16 trojans, and WinPatrol has been pretty quiet since then,... Read more

A:Google Redirect, now Vista won't start normally and Safe Mode overheats.

Just to update: tonight I tried to update Windows Defender definitions, but it couldn't do it. I went on Microsoft's website to see if I could do it manually, and a fake popup virus scanner appeared. I immediately got a blue screen and the computer shut down. Vista was again unable to start and my only option is to run Startup Repair and hope it will restart.

13 more replies
Answer Match 39.06%

I've enjoyed hp for many years, but not lately. There's an issue with my left hinge causing the left side of the base to split near the hinge as I open/close the screen. I don't notice any apparent breaks. My husband's hp laptop had his left hinge break off after similar issues. Also, my laptop is also overheating quickly. I'm hearing about these issues more and more from hp users. Help, please! Thanks! 

A:Left broken hinge causing base to open/ also overheats quick...

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details). If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

1 more replies
Answer Match 39.06%

My fan is buzzing and there is no air coming outside so It is overheating (since may be like 3 months)I try to find a replacement to my fan but unfortunately didn't find one (in Egypt) so is there any chance to get one at any cost, As it is really important.I found y510 fan replacement (not y510p) so it will work or NOT ? And where can I get/order new y510p fan ??

A:Y510p CPU fan replacement

Hi Mustafa_mah  , 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Would you have the machine number ? Check on the machine number from the sticker or check it from here ,just keep your serial number confidential.
The same Parts look up page would also gave you the parts listing. Reference guide on disassembly on page 59 of the hardware manual similar to page 86 item 5.
5 VIQY1 Thermal Module(Y510p) part number 90202747
Using the part number may be able to help you search with the compatible parts as also indicated on the look up page by calling tech support and have you transffered to the parts sales department. This article discuss options to purchase FRU parts including quickpick option  or  other third party resellers .
Hope this help answer your query. 
Update us .

3 more replies
Answer Match 39.06%

I installed Windows 10 last year and had to uninstall it due to wi-fi connectivity dropping.   Searching the internet, this seemed to be a frequent problem and Lenova did not support Windows 10 for the Y510P and did not provide drivers. I really liked windows 10 and would love to go back to it.    Is anyone running it, and how did you resolve the wi-fi connectivity issue?    I see on the Lenova Website they still don't list Windows 10 for this model.    Too bad.  Makes me really dislike Lenova products when they don't support OS upgrades.

More replies
Answer Match 39.06%

So, my y510p is having really anoying problem.  Sometimes computer works fine (really rarely) but usually it just doesnt start. I need to press powerbutton atleast 50 times until it finally start, and when it starts the screen is just blinking black and keys are blinking too, the problem becoming more general when it gets "cold" (Cold = normal indoor temperature 22 celsius) it also takes ages to get windows screen I have already visited warranty with my laptop and it was there 1.5 months, and they changed keyboard (why?!?!) and send it back, they said that they run some tests without any problems. Then i got my computer back, NOTHING CHANGED, same problems and all, what should i do?!  I have already soft-reseted, reseted bios and reseted whole system, nothing works!  Could you please be in touch with the store i bought it from, because I want my money back for not-working laptop worth 1200e in my country. They said that i need to send my computer back to warranty, for another 1.5 month journey (what is over what they promised, they said 10-15 workdays)  PLEASE HELP ME! anything but not another warranty trip! I also have very good video of the problem if you want me to send it to you.  My model is the one with 750M and 24gb ssd cache.

Go to Solution.

A:y510p issues

up, i need help!!!! Lenovo you are just ignoring this, please answer..

8 more replies
Answer Match 39.06%

Is it possible to overclock the GPU and CPU a lil' bit in my y510p ?? If yes, could you please tell me how much can i boost it up and if it's worth it though...?

Go to Solution.

A:Overclocking GPU and CPU in y510p

If you use the Intel Xtreme Tuning utility you can adjust the multipliers but that is all. The CPU already runs way to hot (and throttles as a result) so overclocking it will only make it worse. I did the opposite and undervolted mine so not only does it run cooler but it doesn't throttle anymore so it actually runs faster then a stock one. 

9 more replies
Answer Match 39.06%

My fan is buzzing and there is no air coming outside so It is overheating (since may be like 3 months)I try to find a replacement to my fan but unfortunately didn't find one (in Egypt) so is there any chance to get one at any cost, As it is really important.I found y510 fan replacement (not y510p) so it will work or NOT ? And where can I get/order new y510p fan ??

More replies
Answer Match 39.06%

Hello, My Lenovo (end 2013 model) is dead. When I push the power button, nothing happens. I have checked the power supply - it is OK. Black screen, nothing happens. I have tried to connet to external screen. Nothing.Since I have seen that there are many postings regarding similar issue, is there a Lenovo action to fix this?

More replies
Answer Match 39.06%
Answer Match 38.64%

I have been getting a lot of "pauses" of late. Not hard on "freezes" but more of super long delays, causing me to force shutdown when I get desperate. I'm thinking that the hard drive might be failing, and so looking at getting a new hard drive, and finding someone to replace it. Ether having what can be kept copied onto the new hard drive, or perhaps put onto an external hard drive. I was hoping someone could give me insight/suggestion for this. I purchased the laptop around 3 years ago, and all warranties expired last year. ~~~~~ Lately, I will notice programs will stop responding. When I look at the Task Manager, it will show "Firefox (Not Responding)" for example, I can try and end task, but that has no immediate effect. If I try to open up anything else, it too "pauses" and may take a LONG time to open up. Messing with the task manager too much will cause it too, to stop responding for a long time. Eventually, Firefox will close, and things start behaving as normal. Though this can take 5+ minutes to never to solve its issue. I decided to check the event viewer and I'm seeing a lot of: Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort0, was issued.The device, \Device\Harddisk1\DR1, has a bad block. - This "pausing" has happened to me the last two times I've tried writing this post. During this last time I got a few different errors. "wuaueng.dll (1152) SUS20ClientDataStore: A request to write to the file "C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\DataS... Read more

A:Y510P Possible harddrive failure

I just want more info/clarification.1. What OS are you using?2. Are your drives in RAID configuration?3. Is your unit 501P or 510P?

3 more replies
Answer Match 38.64%

Hey, I know there are already a few topics with the same subject, however none have the exact same situation as mine as most are US based. I too have a powerful Lenovo Y510P SLI with a Intel Centrino N2230 wifi card. I am buying a new router for my student room and since I want to buy things that can last for a few years, opted for a wifi AC router (probably an Asus one). But, this laptop won't support it... I looked in the technical maintaince manual to find which wifi cards are supported for the Y510P, there is one Wifi AC card for the Y410P, but according to various posts will also work in the Y510P as they share the same BIOS whitelist. I don't want to flash the BIOS with a custom modded one which removes the whitelist. (I flashed a desktop Asus motherboard to run OSX, went great, runs well, but I can't experiment with this laptop, need it for university.). So I Googled and Ebayed the partnumer and this one came up: Ebay Link, which says "Only for Lenovo/IBM laptops such as Y510P" should be fine right? Only thing is it is 40 USD, Dutch customs will charge 21% on top of it so that makes 48 USD, and the Dutch postal office will charge anywhere between 15-20 USD for paperwork for importing goods. So that makes an total of 68 USD... so that almost doubles the cost of the upgrade...  I used the FRU number for this card: WLAN, WiFi AC+BT4.0, Ltn BCM4352+20702 2x2AC+BT4.0 HMC which is 20200381, and put in the search engine in the "part number" ... Read more

A:Wifi upgrade y510p

Not sure bro, but my Y510p has Intel 7260. I think that one works well.
Have you tried to find that one?
The manual mentions these parts -
WLAN, WiFi 2x2 BGN+BT4.0, Intel 2230 BGN+BT M PCIE HMC 20200078
WLAN, WiFi 1x1 BGN, Cbt BCM94313HMG 1x1BGN HMC 20200102
WLAN, WiFi 1x1 BGN, Liteon HB125 1x1BGN HMC 20200223
WLAN, WiFi AC+BT4.0, Ltn BCM4352+20702 2x2AC+BT4.0 HMC(Y410p) 20200381
WLAN, WiFi 2x2 ABGN+BT4.0, Cbt BCM943228HMB 2x2ABGN+BT4.0 HMC(Y410p) 20200221
WLAN, WiFi 2x2 ABGN+BT4.0, Liteon WB222 2x2ABGN+BT4.0 HMC(Y410p) 20200225
WLAN, WiFi 1x1 BGN+BT4.0, Cbt BCM943142HM 1x1BGN+BT4.0 HMC 20200222
WLAN, WiFi 1x1 BGN+BT4.0, Liteon WB225 1x1BGN+BT4.0 HMC 20200224
Manual -

6 more replies
Answer Match 38.64%

Hello there, I have had my IdeaPad Y510p Laptop - 59369999 for 2 years without any problems, until today.  I started watching a video & everything froze for a good 5 minutes.  I held the power button until my laptop shut down, when I turned it on it said "scanning and repairing drive c". It started up normally, I gave it time, moved the mouse once everything had loaded & it froze again. Then the screen went blank with the cursor working, then the cursor dissappeared. Does anyone know of this is a simple fix? Thank you! 

A:Y510P Freezing After Start Up

My guess is that the hard drive is dying.  If it will start, try getting a copy of CrystalDiskInfo (free),  Otherwise, see if you can hook up the drive to another machine to test it and to get as much as you can off of it.

2 more replies
Answer Match 38.64%

So I have a Lenovo Y510P IdeaPad, I upgraded it to Windows 10 last December and wanted to downgrade it back to Windows 8/8.1 due to some issues that many said are due to the fact that the model doesn't really support Windows 10 thus I experience the problems. However, since it has been more than a month from the upgrade, I can't just roll it back to previous OS and am wondering if there is any way I can find out what my original product key for the pre-activated Windows 8 so I can perform a clean reinstall with it.
Moderator comment: Spoiler tag removed for readability. Model added to subject for clarity.

A:Y510P - Downgrading to Windows 8/8.1

If windows came pre-installed on your laptop, the key might be on its certificate of authenticity. Alternatively, you can obtain the key using third party softwares like ProduKey. It'll display the currently activated key on your system.

1 more replies
Answer Match 38.64%

I bought one of the first Lenovo IdeaPad y510p. Having a dual gpu made for a lot of gaming fun. Yesterday, the room filled up with the smell of an electrical burn. I checked the underside the Lenovo. It had been hotter. I heard workers outside my window and figured that the smell may come from them. A few minutes later very thick smoke came out of the left air vent and made a column in the air. I quickly pulled out the power cord and battery. Luckily, the house is still standing. I understand that electronics eventually fail. Yet, this seems unsafe and dangerous. What if I weren't in the room to act quickly? There should be some way to report this. The support page to send a message has been down with an under maintenance message for days.

More replies
Answer Match 38.64%

Okay here are the details:Windows 10 HomeIdeapad Y510P, only a few years oldworks perfectly finebattery at 0%, plugged-in not chargingoriginal battery and power cordsI can't remember how to get this message to pop up again, but I remember it saying something along the lines of 'Lenovo does not support batteries they didn't make so we are going to pretend you don't have one in'. I have the same battery and charger that came with the computer. I've tried messing with the settings and taking the battery out and putting it back in. I've been to the BIOs screen and looked around. I've searched through forms and everything. I'm about to just buy a new battery for it and see if that fixes it. But I'd like to know what happened so I can prevent it from happening again. Did the battery just get too old and decide to die on me? It's been very frustrating.

More replies
Answer Match 38.64%

Hello, for professional purposes I plan to upgrade the existing 8gbof available RAM on my laptop to 12gb or 16gb, depending on price range. I know next to zero about RAM consideration for optimal compability/performance. I uploaded two images of the currently installed RAM cards. There are still 2 slots available, could someone point me to recommended/compatible RAM cards? (If I can order it from amazon, the better). Thank you for the support.?  

Screenshot (110).png ?158 KB

A:Ideapad Y510P RAM Upgrade

I'm currently considering this buy, could anyone consult me on this? (Compability/performance)

1 more replies
Answer Match 38.64%

I have a Lenovo Y510p. My warranty expired over a year ago, but my screen recently broke. I've tried to repair it myself, but it still won't display properly. Every time I call Lenovo I get a message to "schedule a callback," and every time I go to schedule a callback the web site tells me I'm out of warranty and won't allow me to schedule a callback. Is there a way I can schedule a repair through Lenovo?
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:Y510p - Out-of-warranty Repairs

Hi wristshot0 , 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
You may directly call in 1-877-4-Lenovo, 1-877-453-6686  for tech support to process an out of warranty repair .
They are open 24/7 so there would be an opportunity to get support on a specific time .
Update us how things go.

1 more replies
Answer Match 38.64%

Hoy i have a problem with my y510p i started to flash the bios update from the supprt page and it is stuck at 100 the cooler started to rush as bolt on 100m but it still didnt reboot after 2 our. Any suggestion what to do?

More replies
Answer Match 38.64%

Hoy guys i started to flash the bios update(downloaded from the lenovo support page where are the driver downloads) to my y510p it rebooted to flash the bios and it is stuck at 100 the cooler started to rush as Bolt on 100m but it didnt reboot 2 hours ago. Any suggestion what to do?

IMAG0043.jpg ?1311 KB

More replies