Overheating Dell Inspiron n5010

prometheus_87

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Hi. I bought my dell laptop around 7 months ago. All of a sudden it has started overheating.

Idle:
The chip shows : 57.5 celsius
The HDD shows: 46 celsius.

I am using linux. and the temperatures were found using
and the HDD temperature by


sudo hddtemp /dev/sda
I feel that the HDD is running too hot and that could be the main reason all of the board is hot. I also feel that the HDD never stop spinning. I'd buy a laptop cooler but i don't think that will help get to the bottom of this.

So any idea guys? what could it be? Should I change the HDD ?
 

prometheus_87

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Unfortunately i never checked the temperature when it was new. the problem started around two weeks ago. and i have yet to open up my laptop to check for clogs but by the naked eye i do not see any clogs.

Could some jerk have displaced the HDD and that might be causing these problems.?
 

mk1jag

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Use an air duster and blow air in the exhaust vent in the rear or side of the laptop air goes in the bottom grill and out the rear dust plugs up the cooling fins on the inside where you cant see it.
 
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