Windslasher

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I has this Acer Aspire V3-571G, which has a Intel Core i7-3610QM and Nvidia GT 640M. When i first bought it, everything seems fine. But it started to become hot few months ago, especially the touchpad area. Notice that my laptop is getting hotter, I went out to a nearby laptop shop and cleaned it. After that day, my laptop seems to be cooller, except the touchpad area
Can anyone help me with this problem?
 
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RAM does not produce much heat. You can apply those same heat sinks to the RAM modules if you like, but it sounds like the cooling system in your laptop is sort of designed in a way that the heat rises to the top of the chassis before it is adequately ventilated anywhere else.

I don't have a tutorial on hand, unfortunately, and applying them will vary depending on the layout of the cooling system in your laptop.
The cooling system in the laptop is probably not quite adequate. There are some things you can do to help circumvent this problem, but there's a possibility it's just the result of poor design on Acer's end.

Things you can try:
» Laptop chill pad. Look into the Notepal series from Coolermaster
» Thermal compound. The laptop will need to be opened and the heat sinks removed to apply new compound (If this will void any warranty you have, that's at your discretion!). Using something like IC Diamond or Gelid GC Extreme can reduce temps.
» Make sure the vents have room to actually ventilate the hot air (i.e. don't set the laptop on bedsheets or anything that will retain heat, and allow space around the laptop for heat to dissipate).
» Again, this suggestion may risk your warranty if you're still covered: some enthusiasts like applying copper RAM heatsinks to the CPU + GPU heatsinks/heatpipes. It doesn't make a huge difference, but every little bit helps - especially if you're taxing the system heavily.
 


He is referring to the following heatsinks available from Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Cosmos-Copper-Cooling-Heatsinks-cooler/dp/B00637X42A/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1384538792&sr=8-2&keywords=laptop+copper+heatsink

It seems that those heatsinks can reduce temps by 2c - 5c in laptops.
 

Windslasher

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I did buy a chill pad and apply new compound few days ago. The overall laptop gets cooler, except the touchpad area. I thinks the problem is the RAM, which lie below the touchpad. I don't know a lot about how laptops work, so can you show me how to apply copper RAM heatsinks as you mentioned above.
 
RAM does not produce much heat. You can apply those same heat sinks to the RAM modules if you like, but it sounds like the cooling system in your laptop is sort of designed in a way that the heat rises to the top of the chassis before it is adequately ventilated anywhere else.

I don't have a tutorial on hand, unfortunately, and applying them will vary depending on the layout of the cooling system in your laptop.
 
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