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.
Stop reading, start speaking
Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.
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.