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11-27-2009 02:09 AM
my dv4 1030ee pavillion notebook shutdowns frequently. I noticed that my notebook is very hot when this happens... what seems to be the problem? need help here!!!
11-28-2009 05:41 PM
First there are a bunch of standard-issue responses. Make sure you have good airflow, blow the vents out with an air duster, etc, etc.
If that's not the problem I don't have a specific response for your system, but if you look around the hardware and graphics threads on this forum you will notice there are an awful lots of issues related to excessive heat in notebook systems. Some of these issues are known to lead to component failure. I would also suggest you look at whether HP has been responding adequately to these concerns.
One thing you could try is downloading one of the freeware utilities that lets you monitor your CPU temperature (I use SIW). I noticed that my notebook (Pavilion dv9500) would periodically start creeping into the 90C+ range, even under light load. The fan starts making a lot of noise, but the temperature stays up. When it crosssed 99C my notbook would just shut down hard after a few seconds.
I think I have found a solution to this issue for my system by going into the Vista Advanced power properties and setting the Processor Power Management -> Maximum Processor state to 70% under battery and AC power. This figure was just trial and error - YMMV. My system has been very stable since then. No power issues at all in the last 4 or 5 days as opposed to failures multiple time per day. In fact the fan does not come on at all now. Now I know I may (possibly) be sacrificing some performance but the stability more than makes up for it. I suggest you look at the Resource Monitor (if you are using Vista+) and look at the CPU stats before and after making changes.
Hope this helps.