C-140X Overheating

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Does the C-140X Overheat?

  1. Yes, only under intensive apps

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  2. Yes, both intensive and non-intensive apps

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  3. No, not under intensive or non-intensive apps

    26 vote(s)
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  4. No, although I haven't used any intensive apps.

    18 vote(s)
    23.7%
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  1. bpjen

    bpjen Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Thanks, I will be in touch with Gateway, and update here with anything I learn.
    Someone asked if you could nudge the fan to work, the answer is yes. I took the cover off where the heat sink/fan are, and have been running it through some cpu intensive stuff to see what I can see. It has happened that the temp rose, the fan did not kick on, and a gentle nudge with my finger got it going. At this point I am suspecting it is the fan. Hopefully you will get yours back soon, G.
     
  2. NeoLibCon

    NeoLibCon Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I had to blow through the fan a couple of times on battery power last night. Is anyone overheating on AC power?
     
  3. leaftye

    leaftye Old timer Super Moderator

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    I have to wonder if it's possible and feasible to pull the sticker off the fan and put in a drop of oil like you can with desktop fans. It sounds like it just needs better lubrication to overcome the stiction.
     
  4. NetHead

    NetHead My PC almost boils water

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    Yes. Typically on AC power for me.
     
  5. bpjen

    bpjen Pen Pal - Newbie

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    well, sorry to be the bearer of not-so-good news, but I am 99% sure it is not the fan. I have a CX2610 (an earlier model of the convertible) and just for yuks looked to see if it is the same fan. Lo and behold, exactly the same (the heatsink is a bit different, though) I switched out the fans and the exact same thing happened. My guess now is that it is not getting enough juice to start the fan up in certain situations, and is probably a bios issue.
     
  6. mludwig

    mludwig Pen Pal - Newbie

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    So it is not the temperature sensor, but the power circuit of the fan. Not sure it can be fixed with a BIOS update. If the fan has more than one speed setting, it would be easy to start it at a higher speed and slow it down later.
     
  7. chriscannon

    chriscannon Proud Member of the PFJ! Senior Member

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    Perhaps the fans are getting a little stuck? Maybe something like graphite or wd-40 if it didnt get on the electronics?

    Naturally you would have to be very carefull wit hsomething like that. but it seems to me that they lack the power to initially get going SOMETIMES (mine works perfectly, so idk) so maybe they need to be made to spin easier.
     
  8. bpjen

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    That's why I don't think it is the fan. Another fan, that has been working fine in another machine, exhibited the same behavior. I would think that there is something common to our configurations that make the problem show up.
     
  9. Erock1982

    Erock1982 Logistics Genius

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    does everone not have the ATI card?????? ive asked this before and it was skipped over, im pretty sure everyone whos got the issue has the same graphics card... not a single post from someone who has the intel one...
     
  10. bpjen

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    that's my hunch, also. ati here.
     
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