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Acer Aspire laptop overheats after Windows 10 upgrade (V5 - 552PG)

AnyoneAnyone Posts: 3Member

I just upgraded from Windows 8.1 to 10 and now my laptop gets really hot and the fans run almost all the time eventhough Im not doing anything out of the ordinary. By the way it sounds it also seems to be doing stuff when its supposed to be in sleep mode which it didnt before. Does anyone know why this happens and how to fix it?

 

Thanks a mil!

Emma

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  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 17,918ACE Trailblazer

    laptop model?

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  • AnyoneAnyone Posts: 3Member

    It's a Aspire V5 - 552PG Thanks!

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 17,918ACE Trailblazer

    one thing to check is for any abnormal activity under task manager.

     

    left Ctrl - shift- Esc keys

     

    click on More details and have a look at the CPU usage.

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  • saleemasaleema Posts: 1Member

    HI 

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM... IVE DOWNGRADED TO WINDOWS 8 ....BUT WHENEVER I TRY TO UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 8,1 OR WINDOWS 10 .... IT FREEZES ON 82% THEN RESTARTS.

     

    PLEASE ADVICE 

  • Hi,

    Create an installation media, burn it to DVD/USB and try upgrading, method are here:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10/

    Backup your whole system with Macrium reflect to an external hard drive before attempting upgrade:http://www.macrium.com/webtutorial/tutorial.asp

  • AngoidAngoid Posts: 11Member

    Hi Emma - is your Windows 10 the anniversary update (AU) version or the 'normal' type?

     

    The AU requires 2GB to run for both 32-bit and 64-bit, whereas the non-AU version only requires 1GB for 32-bit Windows 10 (64-bit flavours always require at least 2GB).

     

    So how much RAM do you have?

     

    Do you have many programs and customisations installed?

     

    If not, you may want to consider doing a fresh install after the upgrade.  The upgrade is important, as it must be activated at the Microsoft servers.  But after that, you can use the installation media to install Windows 10 from fresh and blow your existing copy away.

     

    A word of warning though - make sure you are able to reinstall all your programs because this will wipe your system giving you a 'vanilla' install of Windows 10.  Also, you will lose the opportunity to roll back to your previous OS.

     

    When you did the upgrade, did you do a complete virus scan to make sure you have no malware on board?

    Malicious software, or malware can interfere with the upgrade procedure and mess things up royally.

     

    Run up the Task Manager (Windows 10) and click the Performance tab.  Is the memory maxed out?

     

    Is there a lot of disk activity?  This could indicate a lot of 'swapping' going on, which will impact performance.

     

    Open up Windows Explorer (File Explorer), right-click on the Local Disk (CSmiley Happy and then click on Properties.  What is your diska space usage like?  If you're running near full, that can sometimes impact performance as well.

     

    If it's a HD (NOT an SSD) then you could try defragging the disk, although I've never found this effects a significant speed-up.  Worth a try though.

     

    A final check as well (again, all in Windows 10) .... in File Explorer, right-click on "This PC" and choose Properties.

    In the left-hand pane, click on "Advanced System Settings".

    Click on the "Settings..." button in the Performance group (top group).

    On the Performance Options tab, click on the "Advanced" tab.

    In the second box down, headed, "Virtual Memory", click on "Change..."

    Is the "System managed size" radio button selected?

    If not, select it and click on OK.

    OK or Cancel out of all the dialogues and come out of the system screen.

     

    If you changed that virtual memory setting, reboot the system.

     

     

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