Month: July 2016

Acer laptop – overheating

Customer came to us with his machine getting very hot and cutting off. Reason being over time laptops pull in quite a lot of dust – and it gets trapped around the heatsinks and fan. Also the thermal paste laptop manufactures tend to use is very cheap – as a result its not too effective long term and dries out quickly. We clean out this old paste and reapply Arctic Cooling’s MX-4 which is high performance thermal compound suitable for overclocking which provides a much better conductive channel to the heatsink. Afterwards we stress tested the laptop to ensure the machine operates at reasonable temps.

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