Overheating Problem on laptop

PyroRaider

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Aug 6, 2015
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Hello everyone.
My laptop has had a bad case of the heat for a few months, which also affected my games:
i constatly drops and gain fps (10 second 60- 5 second 30-25) over and over.
so i decided to open my laptop and i found alot of dust, but since i dont have an air duster, i couldnt clean out the fans.
Should i go out and buy one or will it not matter?
by the way my temps reach 93 degrees while gaming (gpu and cpu)
 

TMTOWTSAC

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Jun 27, 2015
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Hand and cloth sounds a lot safer than a vacuum cleaner, which is what I originally used. Even then I got away with it for years, until an old P4 system. When I held the wand up to the PSU, the fan spun so fast it made a noise like an electric car peeling out. It didn't die, but it never stopped making that noise. Drove me insane, especially knowing it was entirely my fault.
 

KahouAoki

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Aug 17, 2015
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Of course it matters. If you don't want to spend money though, you could also just make a paper funnel and attach it to a hair dryer. While you're at it, you should also replace the thermal interface materials wherever you can. Remember to do all the dusting outside.
 

TMTOWTSAC

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Jun 27, 2015
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Take a few precautions when you clean the fans, especially if using canned air. It could spin them fast enough to cause damage. I like using a wooden toothpick since it's non-conductive, and a bicycle pump (without the metal needle) to blow air. I've also used air pumps that came with an inflatable mattress, and one of those fitness balls. In a pinch, you could always make an air bladder with a ziploc bag. Cut off one corner and stick a straw or paper funnel through and tape it in place. Then inflate bag and squeeze it to blow air.
 

godparticle080

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Wasn't careful as you. I cleaned dust of my laptop fan by hand and cloth!
 

TMTOWTSAC

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Jun 27, 2015
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Hand and cloth sounds a lot safer than a vacuum cleaner, which is what I originally used. Even then I got away with it for years, until an old P4 system. When I held the wand up to the PSU, the fan spun so fast it made a noise like an electric car peeling out. It didn't die, but it never stopped making that noise. Drove me insane, especially knowing it was entirely my fault.
 
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