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Laptop overheats after coming out of sleep

By vegasgmc
May 9, 2013
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  1. I have an HP Probook with Athlon II dual core. It starts to overheat as soon as it comes out of sleep mode. It will get up to 200*F with the fan running and the whole case gets hot. If I shut it down and restart, the temp will stay normal, 120*, for as long as it stays awake. But if I let it go to sleep and wake it up, the overheating starts. It gets hotter everyday. Was only going up to 180* yesterday. Any ideas? Thanks
     
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Check Task Manager processes on what is chewing your CPU.
     
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

    What OS are you running?
     
  4. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,377

    Task manager shows the processors running 5-10%. I'm using Win 7 64bit.
     
  5. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

    You may have a virus maybe. What do you think St1ckM4n.
     
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Was that 10% while the laptop was overheating? It could be virus, but that's irrelevant if 10% load causes it to overheat.

    Seems like laptop needs a good physical cleaning to begin with.
     
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +965

    Right! I forgot that the Athlon II was pretty old, and thus may elude to a need for an internal cleanup.
     

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