Please help - my cpu is frying

By crueltrit ยท 9 replies
Aug 22, 2008
  1. i have a sony vaio t350p

    it gets super super super hot while charging

    so i downloaded speedfan and here is the result:
    - HD0: 49 (with a check next to it)
    - temp1 74C (with a flame next to it)

    im a noob and all, but i sure as hell know that 74C is extremely hot

    is there a program out there that can manually let me increase my fan speed?
    i dont even think it is turned on becuase i dont hear a thing!


    please help asap
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    You are best to open the computer up, and blow out all internal dust (using compressed air can)
  3. crueltrit

    crueltrit TS Rookie Topic Starter

    is there any way for me to control the fan speed through software?
    i really dont want to open up the notebook
    what about Notebook Hardware Control? will that let me adjust the fan speed?
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    It's not the best approach!
    But you usually can in CMOS

    To get to CMOS settings, you will notice a key (like DEL or other) to press on your Laptop startup
    Press the key (that will be listed on the startup screen) within 3 secs
    Inside CMOS, you may see an area that allows change of CPU fan speed
  5. crueltrit

    crueltrit TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no such key mentioned during start up??!!!!
  6. Phil Harris

    Phil Harris TS Rookie Posts: 22

    74c is not especially hot for a laptop under load. I have 2 Sony Vaios here and checked the load temps of both, and they were 72c and 79c.

    Laptops will always run a little hotter for obvious reasons, but they are designed to be that way. One thing worth mentioning is to make sure they are always running on a flat surface, as blocking the vents underneath with clothing or similar will cause problems.

    Speedfan is suggesting thats hot because it is primarily aimed at desk top computers which usually have much better cooling.
  7. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Clean out the bottom or side vents with a vaccuum cleaner.
  8. radnam

    radnam TS Rookie Posts: 29

    I dont suppose there is any issue with your laptop.

    Just that you laptop when in use or charging should be on a Flat surface and see to it that the vent are not blocked.

    Keep the surroundings clean so that no dust enters the laptop which causes most of the heating.
  9. slayorktc

    slayorktc TS Rookie

    You can buy a little thin 1/2 inch layer platform which fans to help cool it down too.. Just check newegg for something.. I got one for 20 bucks and kepted mine alot colder.. :D
  10. jowolf359

    jowolf359 TS Rookie

    I have the same VAIO, I bought a laptop desk, it has cooling fans built in, from Wal-Mart, dropped the laptop temp a lot while charging. I also noticed that if I leave the laptop alone and not use it it does not get as hot. I hope this helps, I know I am new here.
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