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(Solved) - Laptop overheats for no reason

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  • Started 3 years ago by NSDCars5
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Posted yesterday 
Posts: 27

Hey there. I've got this Acer Aspire V3-551G (yeah, it does seem to have many problems) which has run into (another) problem. I re-installed Windows (for maintenance purposes) and the laptop started overheating for no apparent reason (2 tabs open in IE8). I had installed only WiFi drivers yet. Normally I wouldn't be bothered, but it shuts down if it overheats too much. Specs (if needed):

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 (almost fully updated, shut down before I could download them fully)
AMD Fusion A8-4500M @ 1.9Ghz
ATi Radeon 7670M+7640G (Dual Graphics)
8GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
AMD A70M chipset

I tried ALT+F10 to restore it to factory settings, but the new MBR doesn't work well with it.

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 280

You mentioned it has many other problems. Overheating can be the result of a hardware problem like your fans. Is the machine still under warranty?

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 13598

Nothing happens for no reason. How old is it ?

Posted 3 years ago
Posts: 27

Bought in October 2012, and the machine is well outside warranty (removed the warranty seal to upgrade the RAM [facepalm]). Never mind though, problem fixed. Turns out that without a proper driver, the dedicated GPU was under full load all the time, causing it to overheat. Thanks for the help though!

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