10-13-2013 07:24 AM
Hp is **bleep**. Pavilion is **bleep**. I couldn't find out any useful link in the internet which solves the heating problem.
What is the point in killing all the services and letting the laptop run? I don't think I can live with this anymore. I am opting for Lenovo which handles all these issues better.
These hp guys are pathetic. Totally a Sub standard product.
11-04-2013 11:31 PM
+1 for never buying or recommending a HP product after dealing with the DV6 debacle.
I service computers for a living, and I have at least 20 of these dogs lying under my stairs, all dead because of the poor cooling design features, and nothing has changed over the years of them knowing about the problem, HP have done nothing. Dead wireless cards, dead video chips, and other heat related issues.
I have just dismantled this one, soldered a copper shim to the heatsink pipes, put proper thermal paste between the GPU and the heatsink pipes, removed some filters from the base of the unit that appear to restrict what little airflow there is, cleaned the heatsink and fan, updated the BIOS, reduced the maximum power state to 95% power, and am using a $5 cooling pad to get it off the ground, and hopefully push a little air through this thing.
Idle temp is now 42 degrees (down from 48 without the cooling pad) so I disagree with the OP, cooling pads can help, if you allow the air in. Under full load, it runs mid 60's, but that is not bad compared to before when the temps were mid 70's at idle, 90's under load, and after 5 minutes of load, thermal shutdown would occur.
I agree, total rubbish product, total rubbish service, should be a class action against HP for this model laptop.
11-05-2013 08:19 AM
Oh come on fellow users. I could see the consternation in hp's face. The worst laptop maker ever. They've removed the content which reveals hp's original expansion. If they could show their adroitness in fixing the laptop instead things would ve been better. I'll definitely spread the word, DON'T BUY HP. NOT EVEN THEIR MOUSE. THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT IS MEANT BY QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.
Remove this content too if you wish, but in the Internet world you can't stop it. The more you try to curb it, the more viral it'd become.
Long live hp laptops in the garage and in the e waste bins.