I used my compressed air to blow out some of the dust from the vents on my laptop, and I even locked the CPU fan with a bent paper clip to stop it from be spun to death by the high speed air. Good I thought that will sort out the high temperature readings. Only it did not.
I switched on my trusty PC and started up the Speedfan temperature monitoring utility. The temperature hit 90°C and my PC shut down just about instantly. Cripes, I thought. Time for a new laptop. Hope I actually get some cash this month.
Once I had calmed down a bit, I had another go with the air spray in the hope that I might clear some blockage or other. Then I switched the poor overheated thing back on. It fired up normally and the temp gauge has been showing a steady 55°C all day, much to my relief. My wallet, credit card and bank account also breathed a sigh of relief too. Summer is a great time when you are self employed, you get the tax bill followed by the VAT bill all in quick succession and when your in a ‘I have the cash, but it’s not quite yet in my bank account’ type cash-flow problem, all this extra expense can make what is already a hot and bothersome period, yet hotter and more bothersome.
Thanks be to the creator that my laptop is whirring away doing its amazing stuff as per usual.