Acer laptop – overheating
Customer came to us with his machine getting very hot and cutting off.
Reason being over time laptops pull in quite a lot of dust – and it gets trapped around the heatsinks and fan.
Also the thermal paste laptop manufactures tend to use is very cheap – as a result its not too effective long term and dries out quickly. We clean out this old paste and reapply Arctic Cooling’s MX-4 which is high performance thermal compound suitable for overclocking which provides a much better conductive channel to the heatsink.
Afterwards we stress tested the laptop to ensure the machine operates at reasonable temps.