I have a Fujitsu Lifebook AH530 Notebook that is running very hot

Sep 20, 2014
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I have a Fujitsu Lifebook AH530 Notebook that is running very hot, so much that it shuts down. I have cleaned it with the canned air and opened the back to spray. I did get some dust out that way too, but it still runs hot. Any suggestions?
 

GunXpatriot

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Well... You can check these instructions for putting your laptop into "active cooling" mode. I guess it just gives your system cooling priority, without lowering performance to cool. Has it's upsides and downsides, I suppose...

Another thing I notice, is that with my laptop that I just did a small repair on (replaced broken fan), you may want to take the heatsink and fan off, and maybe apply some better thermal compound onto the cpu. If you haven't build a computer, or just fear anything going wrong, don't do it!

You could go the cooling pad solution. A good one, though. Don't get a crappy sub-$10 pad like I did way back. Didn't do anything!! Although, if you're working on a table, it's still useful to have the laptop raised and have the intake fan exposed. It lowers my temperatures A LOT. It's the different between 70-80C and 90C (my laptop's shut-off point).

I mean, I'm looking for a solution too, because I'd still like my laptop to run cooler than it is now, but hey, these things can help a bit.

Oh, and a big thing! If you're house is dusty, or whatever... You may want to remove your fan anyway and clean it down with maybe a q-tip with some alcohol on it. You should see how caked up in dust my old fan was. You could feel the difference when turning with your hand, there was some resistance on the old fan.

I'm still personally looking for some sort of internal mod to displace some heat, but a cooling pad may just be your best bet!
 

GunXpatriot

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Jun 29, 2014
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Well... You can check these instructions for putting your laptop into "active cooling" mode. I guess it just gives your system cooling priority, without lowering performance to cool. Has it's upsides and downsides, I suppose...

Another thing I notice, is that with my laptop that I just did a small repair on (replaced broken fan), you may want to take the heatsink and fan off, and maybe apply some better thermal compound onto the cpu. If you haven't build a computer, or just fear anything going wrong, don't do it!

You could go the cooling pad solution. A good one, though. Don't get a crappy sub-$10 pad like I did way back. Didn't do anything!! Although, if you're working on a table, it's still useful to have the laptop raised and have the intake fan exposed. It lowers my temperatures A LOT. It's the different between 70-80C and 90C (my laptop's shut-off point).

I mean, I'm looking for a solution too, because I'd still like my laptop to run cooler than it is now, but hey, these things can help a bit.

Oh, and a big thing! If you're house is dusty, or whatever... You may want to remove your fan anyway and clean it down with maybe a q-tip with some alcohol on it. You should see how caked up in dust my old fan was. You could feel the difference when turning with your hand, there was some resistance on the old fan.

I'm still personally looking for some sort of internal mod to displace some heat, but a cooling pad may just be your best bet!
 
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