Overheating

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Abrak
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Overheating
Feb 26, 2013

My laptop - Sony Z series - is overheating when I use it fairly intensively with photo software - PS and Photo Ninja in particular. It uses Windows 7 and periodically shuts down the PC due to stress.

I have tried swapping power supplies (although sticking with the Sony) but this seems to make no difference.

I installed a program to tell me my CPU temperature and this seems high - around 74 when in normal operation and rising to 85+ with intensive use.

I am about to take into a local shop in Bangkok that specializes in cooling systems. I read that it would probably be advisable to replace the thermal paste. I believe all the fans are working because they make quite a bit of noise.

Are there any other measures I could take with this laptop - install extra fans? change a heat sink?

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