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Hello, My Toshiba NB 200, seems to get really really hot all the time, Its brand new but maybe something is wrong how hot should it get?


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The machine does not get really hot ('warm' would be a better short description). On the keyboard area, you can feel where the main source of heat is because it gets warmer where you rest your left hand palm, but it is not disturbing at all. As I have already mentioned, a good point of the keyboard being displaced to the right of the laptop centre is that it gets a bit away from the main source of heat. I never use the laptop directly on my lap, but there is definitively some hot accumulating below the machine (that I suppose will bother you if you want to) because that is the main exit of heat from the CPU (you can see the fan from the bottom, and there is also another passive opening nearby). Most of the rest of the heat comes out through a big opening on the left side.

The fan is silent and it is usually not working all the time (of course this will depend on the particular task that you are involved with); when on, it switches between a low and a high speed, but even the latter is very tolerable (and almost mute compared with the noise of the CD/DVD drive!). You have the option on how much it runs by choosing your preferred method of cooling the system when needed, by tending to activate the fan, by reducing the speed (and performance) of the CPU, or by a combination of both.
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