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Title: Acer Aspire 5920 overheating problem
Post by: MRMADDOODLE on September 28, 2009, 02:51:32 PM
Just trying to help a friend out at the moment i know why his laptop is running slow but what i don't know is why his laptop is at 110C's he has it on a wooden surface and the fans are fine any suggestions? he has upto date anti virus and malware, he does virus scan's daily
Title: Re: Acer Aspire 5920 overheating problem
Post by: Digerati on September 28, 2009, 04:49:43 PM
The problem with laptops is the electronics generates more heat than the tiny fans in the tiny cases can handle. The problem self-defeats, beginning immediately as the cooling fans draw air in, they also begin distributing a blanket of heat-trapping dust across the heat sensitive devices, fan blades, ducts and vents. With a PC, you pop the side and clean. With a notebook, the best a normal user can do is remove all the slide in devices, access panels, and batteries, and blow out all the dust. Taking it to a shop to have a thorough cleaning by someone who does that all the time is certainly a good option.

You say the fans are spinning - are you sure all fans are spinning? And that they spin full speed when the system is hot?

Title: Re: Acer Aspire 5920 overheating problem
Post by: Eric the Red on September 28, 2009, 09:26:46 PM
Further to the comments of Digerati you may wish to look at Speedfan ( That program is a handy little utility which will let you know what is going on inside but, unless you are confident in your abilities, use it for monitoring only - changing parameters through Speedfan can be dangerous unless you know what you are doing.
Title: Re: Acer Aspire 5920 overheating problem
Post by: GR@PH;<'S on September 29, 2009, 06:24:32 AM
I will add that you can also try doing a clean up of the hard drive as the lap top will be working harder the more there is on it I recommend that you clear out your cache folder I recommend you download CCleaner (
(Note in CCleaner: go to >options > advanced > Uncheck "Only delete files in Windows Temp folders older than 48 hours").
also scan for Spy/Malware there are a number of programs that you can use for free Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware ( is one of them that I recommend after running the program you can always post the log file here if needed.
Then after doing that run your derangement program to defrag the system

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