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Skepsikyma
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Fan/Thermal Throttling Issues

A while ago, my dv7-1240us notebook started overheating while I was playing WoW, and the fans slowed down. I've taken MANY troubleshooting steps, like updating the video drivers, flashing the BIOS, and cleaning out the vents with compressed CO2. I also downloaded a program called SpeedFan, in an attempt to manually raise the fan speeds, but I can't modify them through that program, probably because my computer is relatively new (I just bought it in January). Can I go into the BIOS and change the fan speeds there? Because it seems like the fans are the problem, they used to run at very high RPMs when I did anything intensive, blowing out lots of air, but now they always go gently. I know they can still go that fast, cause they do it when the computer boots up. What can I do to speed them up? I'm sick of tech support telling me to clean out my vents -.-
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Re: Fan/Thermal Throttling Issues

How old is the laptop? You might need to open it and clean out the area around the processor and heatsink and clear the fans of dirt. Using compressed C02 and blowing in does not do much and might actually make the issue worse. You are better off to use a vacuum cleaner and suck out rather than blow in.
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Skepsikyma
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Re: Fan/Thermal Throttling Issues

It's like four months old, which makes me doubt that it's a dust problem
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Kalt
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Re: Fan/Thermal Throttling Issues

Unfortunately, HP's consumer notebooks are very limited as to what can be changed in the BIOS settings...the thing I can suggest is to maybe purchase a cooling pad for the notebook and use that.
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Daniel_Potyrala
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Re: Fan/Thermal Throttling Issues

Hi,

Update Your Bios and Your prolem will be solved. Few users report this problem and after updating Bios everything was better. So try and report about the result. :smileywink:

 

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Re: Fan/Thermal Throttling Issues

Hi people, I'm new at the forum.

 

Some questions...

 

Why don't HP put some more options at BIOS to control the fan speed?

Why don't gave us, customers, some programs to control the fan speed? LG does!

 

The option fan always on, is quite annoying it makes so much noise! Asus laptops are quite more silent.

 

Disabling the option always on, it's a little better, but in my opinion it's very bad programmed. It's fires up at 60º and quickly shuts downs, perharps at 58º/59º

Its will be a better ideia, if HP increases the delta temperature,

Eg, startup at 60º, and only shutdown at 50º, giving more time to rise again to 60º and startup


Off course the best option should be a program, to be us, customers to configure the fan speed.


My HP is a DV5-1000 series, Intel P8600, 9600gt GPU, with the last BIOS F16 (and thankfully you fixed the sleep problem at *ix OS)

 

Think about this HP

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Daniel_Potyrala
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@Pretender,

This Forum is user to user help. We don't work for HP.

 

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yep I know that,

but i think sometimes HP devs/supporters visit the forum (wasn't the case of the bios update to dvd5 with sleep issues at *ix)?

BTW, I will be really appreciated if someone give me, via PM, an e-mail contact ou user name, to contact directly the HP team responsible for BIOS issues.

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Skepsikyma
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I've downgraded and upgraded a couple times, and the problem doesn't go away. They still work fine when when the computer turns on, then die down to a trickle and stay there...
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Daniel_Potyrala
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@Pretender

On Bios page there is a form. Fill it and add comments about it. For dv7-1240us You can do it here. Check lower part of page.

 

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