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Running XP Pro Reply With Quote October 13th, 2006,05:41 PM #2 liam858 View Profile View Forum Posts Visit Homepage Virtual PC Specialist!!! Feedback Doctor's Lounge « Previous Thread | Next Thread » Thread Information Users Browsing this Thread There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests) Posting Permissions HP's in my opinion are quite bad at this as their batteries do seem to dissipate heat into the laptop quite badly especially if you have a BAD/FAULTY/DieING Battery. Radzer0, Feb 2, 2015 Radzer0, Feb 2, 2015 #13 Feb 2, 2015 #14 dragonstongue 2[H]4U Messages: 2,582 Joined: Nov 18, 2008 well nothing is 100% perfectly sealed so the liquid held

it can become full of dirt & debris, too. Does that stuff go bad at all?Thanks in advance for any replies,Fred. 7 answers Last reply Jun 4, 2005 More about heatsink compound expiration AnonymousJun 1, 2005, 10:01 AM Archived from Please upload a file larger than 100x100 pixels We are experiencing some problems, please try again. Join our site today to ask your question.

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I dont understand why but one side will get hot and the other will stay ice cold. Your name or email address: Do you already have an account? Stay logged in Sign up now! If cpu block gets real hot and heatpipe/fins don't heat up much then its probably a bad heatpipe.

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Still overheats within minutes of doing something processor intensive such as watching video. AnonymousJun 4, 2005, 7:36 AM Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.overclocking.amd (More info?)John Saunders wrote:> "Fred Aspect" wrote in message > news:[email protected]> >>Randy T wrote:>>>>>I hope not! No, create an account now. ryan_975, Jan 3, 2012 ryan_975, Jan 3, 2012 #9 Jan 3, 2012 #10 dragonstongue 2[H]4U Messages: 2,582 Joined: Nov 18, 2008 Yep, and like I said, if you can figure out

The fins that the fan blows through are at the bottom of the picture. I followed it back to the fan area and noticed it gradually got cooler and then freezing (metal) cold near the fan... So this leads me to my question, can a heatsink really go bad? Changed the fans in my Mac Book Pro about 8 months ago and now it's overheating again.

Maverickz, Jul 10, 2011 #7 crjdriver Moderator Joined: Jan 2, 2001 Messages: 34,946 To answer your question, yes a heatsink can fail. The laptop's CPU would reach temperatures 80-100C (Very hot and very very bad... the HP will RELY ON all the AIR PATHWAYS being OPEN to allow for proper cooling. anyway, its extremely unlikely that the heatsink will be faulty.

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Add a comment Submit · just now Report Abuse Add your answer Can a laptop heatsink go bad? https://www.technibble.com/forums/threads/is-it-possible-for-a-heatsink-to-stop-sinking-heat.33127/ Jeffmathieson replied Feb 2, 2017 at 1:16 AM Network traffic monitoring bbgarnett replied Feb 2, 2017 at 1:14 AM Loading... Bad Heatsink Symptoms flyer0101, Jul 7, 2011 #4 Maverickz Thread Starter Joined: Jul 1, 2011 Messages: 48 The fan doesn't sit on top of the heat sink. Originally the fan was not blowing so I Thread Tools Search this Thread 07-06-2011, 11:22 PM #1 Maverickz Registered Member Join Date: Jul 2011 Posts: 115 OS: XP

Even the 4 screws that hold the heatsink down were extremely hot. Yes No Sorry, something has gone wrong. However, it sounds to me like the thing isn't even making contact. Carefully remove the CPU fan to expose the heat sink, which is square and is made up of many thin sheets of metal with gaps between the sheets -- something like

I found an interesting article about heat pipes. The purpose of the thermal grease is to enable optimum contact between the part in question and its heatsink in order to conduct heat to the heatsink to dissipate heat. Laptop spares are harder to find than desktops. Stupid question?

I did notice that the fan speed increased but not until around 90ish C. I reapplied the thermal paste, made sure the heatsink wasn't wobbling and it wasn't. Trouble is, the tube is about 4 years old.

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I went ahead and replaced the fan now as well and that seems to have slightly increased the time to overheat by a couple of minutes but not by a lot. So no, there is no loss in a sealed system. You can tell because what happens is that the part near the chip gets hot quickly but the radiator end doesn't. Taken laptop apart, heatsink/internals are all super clean (no dust/dirt/etc). 2.

Ask a new question Read More AMD Overclocking Hardware Heatsinks Related Resources solved How do you apply the heatsink compound? so you dont have to dismantle the whole plastic case of the laptop. So here's the situation: I have a Toshiba laptop that has started overheating and turning off. Advanced Search Forum Hardware Desktop Computer Hardware Can Heatsinks Go Bad?

Does that stuff go bad at all?> Only if it's dried out. -- Abit KT7-Raid (KT133) Tbred B core CPU @2400MHz (24x100FSB)My server http://wesnewell.no-ip.com/cpu.phpVerizon server http://mysite.verizon.net/res0exft/cpu.htm AnonymousJun 1, 2005, 10:13 AM Are you overclocking the CPU? I think you have those the wrong way round John. Originally the fan was not blowing so I figured that was the culprit.

The less efficient the heat sink becomes, the harder the computer's fan must work to reduce the system's temperature. You would likely cause more issues than not by doing that... Removal of Thermal Compound on Stock Core 2 Duo Heatsink Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey Germany UK Italy USA Subscribe If your thread is answered and there is no reply within 30 days the thread will be closed.

Inevery failure he has had the heat transfer paste has dried out.He replaces the paste on his own car every 5 years, as themodules can cost $500 or more but the But you can take the side off the case and blow a room fan over the graphics card - if that solves the problem then you know that it is indeed Maverickz, Jul 7, 2011 #5 Maverickz Thread Starter Joined: Jul 1, 2011 Messages: 48 Maybe this will help. Over time, in a normal operating environment, the heat sink will become clogged with dust and other debris.

The Heat plate under the keyboard has been fitted for a very good reason. If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members. Basically, I >have an unopened tube of heatsink compound that I was thinking of using. >Trouble is, the tube is about 4 years old. But it is still sealed and nothing should be able to break that seal that I am aware of.Click to expand...

solved Do I need thermal compound for anything beyond CPU/Heatsink? Checked the temperature again and noticed the CPU temperature was still going pass 80C. Usually, in the laptops, it's the fan that fails. Just for grins I did (fleetingly) consider melting a penny to try and fill in any gaps that might exist between the pipe and the plate but that would probably be