Recently I have had some pretty bad overheating problems with my Acer laptop (yes, I know, they’re not known for making good cooling systems)
My Acer aspire 1660 has been running pretty well up until recently (well, it’s video card is only 64 megs, and the batteries suck, but other than that, it runs well…)
however, about the same time as I installed ITunes a couple weeks ago, it has overheated and shut down about 3 times now. I installed NHC, and my core temperature gets up to 165 degrees when I’m doing stuff I often do (say, drawing a picture at printer res, gaming, etc.) and only drops to 120-130 when idle (this is pretty bad, right? I should be shooting for more like 80, right?)
Things I have done/am doing to help this-
-I have another fan set up behind the computer, to at least recycle the air- I think it helps a little
-I have a game box (HL2: EP1, boo yeah!) under the back to keep the bottom off the desk, for better ventilation.
-I have some CPU cooling paste coming in the mail (I’m pretty sure mine is pretty old, and not doing much help)
-When the paste is spread, I’m gonna get the dust and stuff out of the computer, and make sure the cooling “system” is clean (it’s basically just a fan, I believe, but there might be some other things to help cooling
So, what else might I be able to do to reduce the core temperature?
I find it kind of… irritating… that I can’t safely use GIMP and ITunes at the same time for more than 20 minutes… too bad my music library is weird, and I can’t open it with other programs. I’d think the file system was corrupted, because I can’t open the folders, but I tunes can open them (oops, I’m rambling- this is an unrelated problem… gawd, I hate ITunes…)
 all degree measurements are Fahrenheit.