Dell :: XPS M1730 Overheating Fix

Apr 11, 2010

My XPS M1730 (Core2 Extreme, 8800M GTX SLI) started overheating about a year ago, especially if playing a game. I noticed that the air coming out if the back of the unit was getting extremely hot and it would lock up if I played certain games.

I ended up disassembling it ( **XPS M1730 Disassembly Guide** ) and found that the heat exchanger fins were completely clogged with lint.

I cleaned the layer of lint and dust off of them (it was like a layer of thin gray felt) and the laptop worked fine again. Since then I clean them every six months.

I just did it today and figured I'd post some pics of the fins after six months of use. At this point the laptop still works fine, but the air coming out of the back of it is noticeably hotter than it is with clean/clear fins, especially if playing games .....

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I've scanned the pc, I got rid of services. Nada.

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