Acer® TravelMate Overheating
Acer® TravelMate® is built-up with a powerful ultra voltage processor. This feature lets you to do multitasking easily. The system also provides a long battery life of up to 8 hours. The technical specifications offered by this series are Windows Vista® Home premium or Windows Vista® Business operating system, Intel® Centrino® 2 mobile processor technology, featuring Intel® Core™2 Duo processor with 3 MB L2 cache, supporting Intel® 64 architecture and 4 GB memory capacity. Sometimes you might face overheating issues with Acer TravelMate. The most possible reason of overheating is environment in which the system is used. If the system is placed in a high temperature environment, overheating might occur. If the cooling fan of system is not working properly, it may lead to overheating. Sometimes the software that controls the fans might also get corrupt. This also results in improper working of fans and thus in turn leads to overheating. Excessive use of system can also be a reason for overheating. Dust accumulating in your system can be another reason for overheating. The consequences of overheating can range from error messages to system damages, some of which can be irreparable.
- Maintenance of fans
- Provide cool environment
- Adjust power settings
- Access technical support
Maintenance of fans
The dust particles might interrupt the fan from working properly. The easiest practice to avoid overheating is to clean the fan. Also check whether there is any software problem. If yes, correct the software code. Try and use the system on a flat and hard surface so that it does not affect the functioning of the fans.
Provide cool environment
Always use your laptop on a tray, in a cool surface. If you use it on your lap, make sure that clothes are not blocking the air vents. Do not use your system for a long time. That might also cause overheating. Use the system within the recommended temperature range.
Change in BIOS settings sometimes cause overheating. You could just reduce the fan speed or CPU temperature alarms. Read the manual to learn how to enter in to BIOS and adjust the settings. These changes can help prevent overheating to a large extent.
Sometime you may not be able to solve the overheating problem by yourself. In such cases it is advisable to avail the support of online tech support companies like iYogi or take your system to a service centre and seek professional help.