11-25-2011 03:12 AM - edited 11-25-2011 12:23 PM
This is nothing new.
I have an HP G60-125nr
AMD Turion 64 X2 RM-70 2.0ghz
Nvidia Geforce 8200m
3GB DDR2 RAM
250GB HDD 5400rpm
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2
Temperatures: (monitored using HW-Monitor and Speed Fan)
Browsing the web: 70-90C
Watching Flash Videos (non-HD): 90-110C
What browser am I using?
Internet Explorer 9 without plugins
What am I doing?
Checking email and watching flash videos
What have I done to fix the problem?
1. Reapplyed thermal paste w/ Arctic Cooling MX-2 (half-pea-sized method) on both CPU and IGPU
2. Reinstalled Windows (I know, this does nothing, but HP Support always reccomends this)
3. Virus Scan using Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes
4. HP Support
5. Opening the laptop and cleaning it
6. Cooling pads
7. Update BIOS
8. Update Drivers
None of these solutions work.
What have I found to be the problem?
1. Design problem. The CPU and IGPU are on the same dinky (tiny) copper line. This in no way is sufficient to disperse the heat.
2. The fan vent is too small.
3. AMD and Nvidia runs hot together.
4. HP used thermal pad (looked like a piece of foam) on the IGPU. The IGPU does not even touch the copper, but another metal that hardly conducts heat well. The thermal paste was also rock hard.
What computer experience do I have?
What should I do?
12-29-2011 02:19 PM
I've been having this same problem with my G60. I'm pretty sure I have the same or similar specifications as you do. Unfortunately, I haven't found a solution. Have you had any luck?
12-29-2011 03:02 PM
what u can do is just update the bios from hp.com & also open HP support assistance than click on maintain & click on refresh than install all the updates. delete the temp files by opening run command & type %temp% & prefetch & delete all the files by pressing shift+del. also run the disk cleanup but if still facing same issue than try to use a chillmat
07-20-2012 09:24 AM
I have the same problem. The hard drive under my left palm gets extremely hot. The problem has gotten bad enough that the plastc border around the keyboard is starting to warp from it. I'm thoroughly defragged, virus and malware checked. I went through last night and deleted everything that I have not used on it to clear up more space. My HD is at about 60% full. The inside of the case is clean, and all fans are running
After purchase, I was able to run MMO games, stream long videos, with almost no perceptible change in temp. This problem has grown over the last 7 months to the point where I can no longer
Last night, web surfing with Firefox, reading news, social media, and 4, four minute flash videos raised the temp in the hard drive from 30C when it started to 66C over the course of about 3 hours.
My plan is to back up the drive, create a recovery disk, replace the drive and restore everything. I'll report here on how that worked.