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Acer Aspire 5738G heating problems

Discussion in 'Acer' started by MahmoudDewy, Jan 13, 2010.

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  1. MahmoudDewy

    MahmoudDewy Notebook Evangelist

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    I bought an acer aspire 5738G a couple of days ago with windows 7 x64 installed ,catalyst 9.9. When playing any game or using any 3D demanding application both my GPU temp. jumps up to 85-95 degrees C, and the CPU to 75-85 degrees C. according to GPU-Z my fan speed is always at 30% no matter how hot the lappy gets. I also wanna mention I didn't OC or use any modded stuff yet.

    My questions are:
    -Are these normal temps since this is my first acer and my previous lappy which wasn't an acer with a Nvidia Geforce GO7900 never got past the 75 degrees barrier
    - Is there something wrong with the fan or it is supposed to kick in only at critical heat point
     
  2. TehSuigi

    TehSuigi Part-time Acer Moderator

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    GPU-Z may be trying to read a desktop fan speed - do you hear/feel any difference in the fan speed on your machine?
    The Go 7900 might have had a more robust cooling system than the Radeon you've got, and thus remained cooler.
    Your temps are just getting into the danger zone - see if your fan intake and exhaust are dust-clogged (yes, even straight from the factory). If not, it might be worth your time to invest in a cooling pad or replacing the thermal compound.
     
  3. MahmoudDewy

    MahmoudDewy Notebook Evangelist

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    Thanks for the fast reply mate,

    -I dust clogged my laptop at the store actually because I live in Egypt and I know that our weather is crappy.
    -As for the fan I think I hear a difference but if the fan is working at 100% and the heat goes up like that in a 20 degrees room temperature that would be disastrous.
    - I bought the laptop 2 days ago and to be frank with you the nearest service center to me is 4 countries away and I can't trust anyone here in the thermal replacing thing because they are not qualified enough and I don't wanna ruin the warranty:(

    Is there anything I can do ? I am new to both ATI and Acer so I don't know any tricks, also I was wondering if the one causing the problem was the processor or the GPU, I think both of them are 55nm so they should be relatively cool

    I tried like 8 fan control softwares but nothing worked for me,ATItools and Rivatuner didn't work because of the lame windows 7 driver signing thing and I found out that ATIoverdrive doesn't work with the HD 4570
     
  4. TehSuigi

    TehSuigi Part-time Acer Moderator

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    Well, you should be able to open up the bottom of the machine and use some compressed air to de-dust-ify the thing without voiding your warranty.
    I'd still look into a cooling pad like the Zalman NC-2000; something to increase the airflow of your machine.
     
  5. MahmoudDewy

    MahmoudDewy Notebook Evangelist

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    I will try to do that ASAP hope that it solves the problem
     
  6. masterfodo

    masterfodo Newbie

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    I am from Egypt too, i bought this laptop 3 month ago from compume, i never faced any problems with temp the Gpu and the Cpu never exceeded 65 degrees even when playing.
    I suggest you return it and get a replacement.
     
  7. MahmoudDewy

    MahmoudDewy Notebook Evangelist

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    I bought mine from a company in Nasr city called IBS ... I will contact them tomorrow and ask for a replacement because constant 95 degrees is quite annoying ..... Fodo can you tell me what operating system you are running and anytime you are free, can u Screen shoot a GPU-Z Maximum temperature page of your Radeon fully loaded like after playing for an hour or something?
     
  8. masterfodo

    masterfodo Newbie

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    Well i am running win 7 x32 but it came with win vista pre-installed, i played GTA IV and took screenshots for AVG. and Max temp for Gpu like you asked :)
     

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  9. MahmoudDewy

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    Thanks a lot bro for your help, I know it must have been annoying keeping track of the temperatures :) mine came with win7 x64 pre-installed and I am exactly 12 degrees over your max (94 degrees C) I think the performance of the X64s is higher than the X32s I will try to scout around to see if the x64 operating systems heat up more than the x32s and if so I think I will install a Vista x32
     
  10. TehSuigi

    TehSuigi Part-time Acer Moderator

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    They shouldn't - mine never has.
     
  11. MahmoudDewy

    MahmoudDewy Notebook Evangelist

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    I contacted the vendor today and their answer was "as long as the machine doesn't freeze or shut down we can't help you especially the touch pad & keyboard doesn't heat up" I don't know if this is incompetence of their side or am I taking the heat thing seriously, I just don't think a laptop running 85-95 stressed is healthy for the hardware right ?
     
  12. TehSuigi

    TehSuigi Part-time Acer Moderator

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    Not the best, but not really terminal.
    If it was running over 100s stressed, we have issues.
    If it was running 85-95 idle, then it's doomed.
    And yes, there have been instances of BOTH here on NBR.
     
  13. MahmoudDewy

    MahmoudDewy Notebook Evangelist

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    wow .... these are huge temps so I guess mine aint that high after all .... my idles and light work temps never go past 50C ... I think one of the main probs + the not so reliable acer cooling is the GDDR3 memory of the GPU .... I am trying my best to figure out what is goin on because actually to me a laptop is my work, study and almost 50% of my entertainment.

    As for TehSuigi I can't really thank you enough for the help and the info ... I have quite not bad experience so I will be hangin around the forum trying to help others like you helped me m8
     
  14. mirageserv

    mirageserv Notebook Enthusiast

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    i have acer 5738 g and install gta iv too and evrythin ok
     
  15. mirageserv

    mirageserv Notebook Enthusiast

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    i have acer aspire 5738G witho windows windows vista i upgrade OS to windows 7 and every think ok but my problem with acer powr smart manager didnot work when i press the button not work and lamp not light and not work and open launch manager and i select power smart manager.exe but no change ... i have acer upgrade kit and i try install drivers and app but no change
     
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    mirageserv Notebook Enthusiast

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    can eny budy from egypt ca give me copy of recovery dvd for windows 7 and app drivers please "mr.MahmoudDewy or mr.masterfodo"
    i live in egypt and my lapop acer aspire 5738G with windows vista
    please if you can?
     
  17. MahmoudDewy

    MahmoudDewy Notebook Evangelist

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    can anyone Stress test the CPU and send me the heat result ??? because I stress tested the CPU and after 10 minutes of stress testing the CPU scored a scorching temp of 85C so I think the CPU maybe the problem and it heats the GPU
     
  18. Partizan

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    That sounds like bs. What if your laptop gets hot at another place? lets say in the upper left corner for example where the hot air comes out like in most laptops?
    And no its not healthy for a laptop to run at those temperatures although mine runs at 87-94 celcius during the summer aswell. If they will refuse to help you find some legal help, a nice letter with a lawsuit always does the job nicely against companies that do not comply with consumer rights. Or you can just keep gaming till it burns then they have no choice but to replace it.

    Another option is buying a laptopcooler.The cryo lx and the zalman coolers with 3 fans should do the trick.
     
  19. MahmoudDewy

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    Can't agree more, right now I am collecting stress testing results for both the CPU & GPU with more than a tool because I am heading there tomorrow and not really to get convinced by any sort of BS my previous laptop had a T7400 processor and a Go7900 and I always considered a 70C a scorching temp. so there is no way I am goin to settle for a 95, I have to mention that this 95 is after 15-30 minutes of stress I just don't go very far and usually turn off whatever application I am using
     
  20. OC-Freak

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    I've had my Acer 5930g for 1,5 years and it's always hot, but it has never caused any problems. GPU can reach 91 deg C and CPU 100 deg C+ (temp freaks out after 100, showing an negative value). I suspect the temp reader is not working correctly for the CPU, since even at 100 deg C+ it doesn't throttle down.

    So high temps is not an issue as long as it doesn't crash/throttle in my opinion.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=36771&d=1249155011 for reference.
     
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