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I have a Compaq Presario CQ62 laptop, and i think it "might" be overheating. how can you tell if it is overheating? Thanks :D

asked Aug 02 '11 at 11:11

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edited Nov 01 '12 at 17:21

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Best thing you wanna do is if it gets hot, Turn it off and give it AT LEAST 2 hours to cool down in a cool place. Make sure it is cold, but not anything like, freezer cold, just not in any way warm. Compaqs are pretty shit laptops for their prices by the way. I got an HP one after my Compaq fried itself. This has no problems, cost less and has over double the ram, CPU and around about twice as much hard drive space.

answered Aug 02 '11 at 14:13

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you do know that HP and Compaq are pretty much the same thing right???

(Aug 02 '11 at 17:20) Master 18 Master%2018's gravatar image

Fans will run extra loud and you can feel a warm spot on the plastic near the CPU. Run CoreTemp and you can see what temperatures your CPU is running at. If it gets too hot the computer will just shut off. Before it does that though it will start to run really slow

answered Aug 02 '11 at 11:16

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My Fans don't really make a sound... Does that mean the fans are dead?

(Aug 02 '11 at 11:20) Master 18 Master%2018's gravatar image

A good sign is, when the trackpad becomes hot to the touch.

answered Aug 02 '11 at 11:15

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Then my Laptop is past overheating, b/c the entire keyboard and track pad is hot to the touch... :|

(Aug 02 '11 at 11:19) Master 18 Master%2018's gravatar image

Then I recommend getting it checked out!

(Aug 02 '11 at 11:23) tj00139 tj00139's gravatar image

one thing with the Compaq CQ62 models is that they do get very hot!!!

(Aug 02 '11 at 11:26) Windows1993 Windows1993's gravatar image

How about a Compaq Presairo CQ60 How do i tell with that? :)

answered Aug 02 '11 at 11:47

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With my Compaq Presairo CQ62 Laptop even when the fans work it still gets VERY hot!!!! I thinks its just a problem with the CQ62 series...

(Aug 02 '11 at 12:07) Master 18 Master%2018's gravatar image

yeh but mine gets hot too and i wanna know how i know because before it kept going off by overheat.

(Aug 02 '11 at 14:07) Eletron Eletron's gravatar image

have you cleaned the Fans lately?

(Aug 02 '11 at 17:19) Master 18 Master%2018's gravatar image

mine is almost fried the cq60 working great now its a mess

(Aug 02 '11 at 17:44) pjob797 pjob797's gravatar image

I have a CQ62 Presario and the fan seems to run on 100% capacity all the time no matter what I'm doing, it sounds like a mini jet engine. I just now updated the BIOS and adjusted the power plan settings.. Fan is still running like hell and the CPU is running hotter than it should be for the system load. My last option before replacing the fan heatsink or the computer all together (this computer is $300 new) is to take the back off and see if I can clean some dust out of there.. Hopefully that does something.

answered Oct 30 '12 at 21:11

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