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04-19-2012 08:47 AM - edited 04-19-2012 09:24 AM
If your laptop has the first generation i7quadcore, it's special and you can update to beastly drivers! These updates will help with the high temps! Please follow the link below and complete the procedures! And follow instructions!
HD 5650 has new Catalyst Control Center 12.3 with 8.95 drivers!
This is not just for the hd 5650.
If it were a rattler. . . .
04-30-2012 10:21 AM
I have a dv6 2142 ee and it gets hot only when i play some games...otherwise its fine and works excelent. at what intervals should i go and have it checked out?
05-02-2012 06:47 AM
Like all the other people posting in this thread the thing overheats veeery quickly. And its not like its because i'm using it in bed or anything (though I had a toshiba previously and even when it was on my bed it was fine...) even when its on my desk it overheats and turns off...I have to have the bottom part (where the air for the fan comes in) raised up or hanging over the edge of a lip for it to keep the laptop cool enough that it doesn't turn off. Its been like this from the day I got it.
Its annoying because other than the overheating its a good laptop...so i'm not saying I won't go Hp again...but I will be more carefull when buying laptops to make sure they have a decent cooling system o_O
although considering it has the i7 (which I think is the latest?) processor its not surprising its got cheap components with it, only cost me 750 new...
I'm thinking of going Dell tbh...I've always found them to be very reliable and most of my friends do too, possibly alienware if I can save up enough money.
05-21-2012 10:34 AM
I bought a dv6-2157us with an AMD Turion processor in it just about 2 years ago. It runs so hot I cannot put it on my lap. Nothing seems to cool it down. Just last week my hard drive failed and I have to assume it was due to the heat. It is very frustrating that HP says there is no problem with overheating in this machine even though there is. Now I am not sure if I want to invest in a new hard drive and continue to put up with this machine or just swallow hard and replace it. I bought an Acer with a Turion processor in it around the same time and it runs like a charm. Frankly, I would have expected the Acer to fail before the HP.
06-08-2012 11:08 AM
I Got the HP DV6 6165TX (MAR 2012) (CORE I7 WITH 2GB ATI GRAPHICS). So there is a chance of extreme heating ,Offcourse. I play all the new graphics demanding games like BattleField 3,METRO 2033, Crysis,Call of duty MW3,Medal of honor dice, and many more quite easily on this.
BUT TEMPERATURE used to reach 98C on CPU and motherboard and 80C in graphics card .GUYS DON'T WORRY. So I went to the power option and there U will see there is maximum and minimum processor state under PROCESSOR POWER MANAGEMENT.Change Minimum to 15% and maximum to 45%.
THEN YOU SEE ALL HEAT IS GONE. CHEERS
06-30-2012 10:43 AM