View Full Version : Laptop palm rests are hot even with Ice Cool Technology feature

03-21-2012, 03:51 PM
Good day everyone!

I have an Asus K43J unit which have been around 6-7 months already now. The problem is, the "Ice Cool Technology" seems not to be functioning anymore. My palm rests are getting hot than before (which I could still feel the aluminum casing's coldness). Stuffs that I do is internet browsing, then downloading. Sometimes I leave it idle so that downloads will run in background. I am using Waterfox browser, apps the run in background are: kaspersky, torrent, tuneup, and realtek audio monitor, then windows processes, and atk package.

My pc specs are:

-Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz
-2gb Ram
-64bit Windows 7 Ultimate OS

Attached, is a screenshot of cpu temperature(monitored using Speedfan software):

In case you can't view the image, I have summarized the results here:

Gpu: 51c
HD0: 41c -> the only one that is marked OK. The rest had burning/fire indicators beside them.
Temp1: 64c
Core0: 64c
Core1: 65c

Personal experiences, advices about this topic and some bit of explanations would really help me clear up my problem. Thank you! :o

03-21-2012, 04:54 PM
Hmm.... Have you tried to clean your notebook lately?
Use compressed air and blow it into the fan, then a lot of dust will come out.
Also if you have direct access to the fan, the best is to open it up.

Not sure which model you got, so I checked the updates for K43SJ on Support Asus (http://support.asus.com/Download.aspx?SLanguage=en&m=K43SJ&p=3&s=294)
Be sure to have the latest drivers for your hardware :)

Latest driver to download for:
nVidia (http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/42438)
Intel Chipset (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20775&ProdId=3321&lang=eng&OSVersion=Windows%207%20(64-bit)*&DownloadType=) (Intel utility to check for latest intel driver on your notebook (http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect))

And with your WiFi, I'm not sure which you got(*atheros*), but if you can find it out I can try to find the drivers for that to :)

But again, I would stick to cleaning first and see if that helps :) (the other is optional)