Sony® VAIO Y Series Overheating
Reasons for the overheating of Sony VAIO Y Series computers
Sony introduced the new VAIO Y series laptop with lots of outstanding features like mobile performance with Intel Core™ 2 Duo SU7300 processor (1.30GHz) with CULV technology, VAIO Care intelligent software, HDMI output etc. The VAIO Y Series notebook comes pre-installed with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. You can store your favorite multimedia, important documents, and cherished family photos on the large 500GBSerial ATA hard drive. At times your system gets overheated due to various reasons. The most possible reason of overheating is the environment in which the system is used. If the system is placed in a high temperature environment, overheating might occur. The other possible reasons could be the improper working of the cooling fan of system. Sometimes the software that controls the fans might also get corrupted. This also results in improper working of fans and thus in turn leads to overheating. Excessive use of system can also be a reason for overheating. Dust accumulating in your system can be another reason for overheating. The consequences of overheating can range from error messages to system damages, some of which can be irreparable.
Here are some tips to fix the overheating of your Sony VAIO Y Series computer:
- Check for dust
- Inspect the temperature of the components of the system
- Ensure airflow using cooling fanairflow
Check for dust for
You should make sure that no dust particles are cluttered over the system as it might block the airflow inside the system. Remove the computer's outer cover and see if dust has built up. Dust can slow down the fans or other mechanical components it gets into, or it can act as an insulator causing heat inside the system to increase. Use air pressure to remove the dust.
Inspect the temperature of the components of the system
Inspect the temperature around the components that use the most power. The components like CPU, graphics processor, the power supply and the hard drives consume more power and have high temperature than other devices. It should not be more than 2 degree Celsius warmer than the room temperature, while the computer is running. Take necessary measures to keep the components below the threshold level.
Ensure airflow using cooling fan
The system components like the CPU have in-built fans which help these components maintain a low temperature. Change the placement of the components or the fans to improve the airflow, if you found components blocking the air intake. You should also check the functioning of software that controls the fan. Sometimes the fan itself might not be working properly. Get it replaced in such cases.