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I have Dell Inspiron 15 N5040 laptop. Recently I noticed CPU temperature rise to 83-85 degrees C when watching live streams. Is it normal? Processor is Intel P6200 and I have 2 x4 GB PC3-10600 RAM.

I have cleaned hitsink and fan and replaced old thermal paste with a new one. What to do?

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That is too hot at 80 to 90C it self shuts down.
are you running the poor thing on a blank or the like blocking vents?
the vents need cleaning or all PCs over heat, a service to do every year for most folks, for sure with pets and lint max.
use only Shin Etsu grease 99% of other brands, all clones of clones are junk for sure magic silver bs names and such.
is the fan running fast , it must at that temp, is it.
does the PC slow down that to must happen.
where to you get the temp from some program that does not work with this PC? easy to do that, wrong.

intel arc says its a 2010 processor and many that old run hot
and if 83C that is too hot, if true. for sure.
page 60 in the intel data sheet shows,
max watts is 35watts,
the Core max is 90C
the gpu on die is, 85c max.
turboboost allows power rise to 35watts and if heat is too high
it slows down clocking and the chip cools .

does the fan blow hard and fast.
does the radiator next to fan , looks like tiny car engine radiator
does have all lint hidden on the inboard RAD side, clean?
most folks never think to look here.
ever see this the copper colored core here, RAD

when the core rad works it dumps lots of heat from the output of the core rad, that you hand will feel, if no heat felt there and the CPU is hot, you have bad cooling FOR SURE.

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SOURCE: how to install intel processor cooling fan?

Hi, the strips sound ike thermal strips. Install the processor, apply the strips onto it just wide enough to cover the centre of the unit and then install the heatsink and fan on to that. Regards mistyman

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SOURCE: my 4-pin cpu fan is not running

check the power connection for your mother board and fan

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SOURCE: Dell Inspiron 1525 keeps overheating and switching off.

Only do this if you feel competent in doing so.

Pulling apart laptops is not for the faint of heart.

If you really must do it there are some
good guides here

An alternative is to get a can of compressed air used to clean computers. Put the nozzle on and spray it in every hole you can see without putting the nozzle itself inside the laptop.

Do this outside with glasses on.

You may also want to remove the hard drive and ROM drive.

Take a
peek here for more ideas of what is involved.

There are a few are tips for various things in there.

DON'T touch the CPU cooler unless you know what you are doing and have some thermal grease for CPUs to hand.

To make newer laptops last longer between cleaning a good 3 fan cooling pad is suggested.
never use a laptop on soft surfaces as the ventilation can act as a mini vacuum cleaner and encourage dirt build up.
Soft surfaces also block the vents causing fans to run more and burn out sooner.

Hope this gives you the information you need

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SOURCE: I Have an IBM Thinkcentre 8173-KUB. 3.2ghz, 1.0gb

This computer and various 8173 are notorious for overheating, blue screening shutting down and or rebooting. The INTAKE Case Fans are of one size and can not be upgraded from factory. The case will not allow for a larger in diameter or depth fan pitch to be installed. The exhaust case fans is the actual power supply. This is a proprietary power supply from IBM. There is not upgrade or exchange for a better functioning power supply. There are two Perhiphial Slots on the case for PCI and one PCI-X slot. You may place a Slot Fan in one or both slots. This will increase the amount of airflow but as soon as any dust and I do mean ANY dust gets on the processor heat sink that does not have a fan this unit will begin to overheat again. What is really needed is a radical modification of the processor heatsink. This model like many S51's do not use fans on the processor heat sink itself. I would consider the addition of a CLP0534 by Thermaltake. This is still in additiona to the $10 Thermaltake A2426 which is needed to still aide in exhausting the air out of the case. This is a $50 upgrade to an older machine that goes for 150 used right now. So either you are in need of a specific application for this machine or just don't want to let it go. In addition to the price tag you must stomach the modifications to the exterior of the computer case to accomodate the processor fan. The existingg processor fan uses a bar clamp lock mount. This must be removed. The bolt pattern will accept a LG 775 proc fan but the case must be drilled through and fitted with bolt holes for allow for the standard mount proc fan. The high tech scenario that may have use in a media center where you will need the slots for a cable adapter interface and can't afford to give up the slot for slot fans would be to use a water cooled system. CL-W0075 is an older system that can still be found some places. This will take all of the processor heat out of the case. This will allow the case fan/power supply fan to be relegated to removing hard drive and motherboard/chipset memory heat only. That brings the modification to around $80.

Good luck. I have about 5 of these sorry machines. Worked on many of the SFF Thinkcentre's and love them. Just not this one.

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SOURCE: intel core 2 quad q8300 EXTREME TEMPS

First off....alwys, always apply a very thin film of thermal grease to the cooler and Proc. This grease is designed to fill in the microscopic grooves and holes in the material. Do not glob it on thick, it doesn't work that way.
Case design has something to do with cooling but you are experiencing higher than normal stock temps, the more fans the better, you want some pushing air in the front and pulling it out the back, a good flow across all the hardware is essential. Installing a good processor cooler may require you to remove the motherboard so you can get to the back of the board to mount the cooler retainer plate, but there are other coolers that do not require this. If it were up to me, I would deffinately take the time and remove the motherboard and do this right. You need to get those temps down. I personally like this one....

Not too expensive and does a great job for the LGA775 socket.

For cases...I always use HAF932s...they have everything that is needed and are tool less.

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