Why is my laptop overheating so much?
My laptop runs very hot and keeps overheating.
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The Alienware 17 R4 (17.3 inches) is a gaming laptop, released by Dell in 2016. (AW17R4-7000SLV-PUS)
Your settings may be too intensive. Try to lower the resolution during gaming. You may also have too many programs running at once. Try closing some programs that are not being used at the moment.
For more solutions, check out thetroubleshooting page.
Why do you think it's overheating? Is it shutting off? If not it's not overheating. Intel CPU's can withstand temps at or near 100C for extended periods with no issues. Post your temps here under load and lets see what's up .
Here is a disassembly video for your laptop.
Make sure to have a can of air on hand to clear any dust clogging vents and fans.
Follow this second video to change thermal paste.
If you don't have an SSD, consider switching to an SSD to lower the temperature further. Mechanical hard drives get pretty hot as well.
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