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Old 07-21-2011, 05:09 PM   #1
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Post Why does my mini laptop overheats?


Dell Inspiron Netbook extremely overheats. How can I set it to powerdown, hibernate when not in use without shutting down?
 
Old 07-21-2011, 05:31 PM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

If your laptop overheats it can have several possible causes:
1. The cooling system isn't working to its fully extent, possibly due to dust. Solution would be to clean up the cooling system.

2. The power-saving features are not installed or configured correctly. To help you with that we need more information about your distribution and your machine.

3. A program is using the processor to 100% all the time. You can check that with the top-command or a system-information tool, if your desktop environment has one.
 
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