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01-26-2009 11:17 PM - edited 01-26-2009 11:26 PM
Thank you for the speed fan link. This helped me to diagnose my issues with overheating.
Mine is a tx2550. For me, anything over 60% max processor power will send my computer over 100 degrees (i run allot of applications, movies, browsers, chat, games, etc). I altered the max processor power as per recommendations (directions at bottom). The tx2000 computer is pretty slow; my nc6000 with much less ram and procesor was much faster. The repair shop couldn't find anything wrong with my fan unit. I suspect a processor defect, but can prove nothing.
I'm not sure what function 'high performance' would serve - because you would use it when you want to run processor intense applications and it would overheat very fast. Has anyone been able to run high performance for an extended period of time?
Create plan for overheating:
Control panel -> Mobile PC, change battery settings -> (left menu) create power plan -> choose balanced, next -> create -> change plan settings (under new plan) -> change advanced power settings -> under processor power management, maximum processor state (change to 60-70) -> ok
01-27-2009 03:15 AM
Just a correction:
The image i posted previously regarding the speedfan readings are not actually the CPU temperature readings.
It appears the 90'C is attached to the "ACPI". Does that mean anything to anyone?
I'll post another screenshot soon with the correct "core" temperature readings selected.
01-31-2009 08:20 PM
This is the result of changing the power plan to "balanced".
The red line indicates the temperature of the CPU- which can be seen to stroll into the 90s (degrees celcius).
If that is balanced, then what would changing it to "high performance" do?
02-01-2009 10:01 PM
The balance plan uses the same max processor limit as the performance plan (100%). If you use any plan other than power saver, you will need to adjust the processor setting. I'm guessing that many of the tx2000 models may have an assembly or cheap parts flaw.
02-02-2009 01:23 AM
Processor: AMD64 Turion X2 2GHz RM70
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD3200
Just stating the hardware as I know that there are tx2000 series that have intel processors with nvidia graphics chips. Can anyone please confirm if the problems happen with the intel/nvidia setup as well.
I've tried all the following with no luck:
2.try new ATI (catalyst 9.1) driver
3.uninstall ATI driver
4.upgrade to vista ultimate.
6.installed windows7 beta.
7.run on battery power with powersaver enabled
8.run on AC power with all power plans tested.
9.Used it on a hard table with no vents blocked and an external fan blowing on the notebook.
The laptop will stop working within one hour, usually much less (with both numlock and capslock keys blinking after hanging). And it gets extremely HOT. Even with CPU usage below 10%. And here's something to note. Sometimes it doesn't even need to go to 90 degrees Celsius to hang. Mine does it regularly at 60 and even below that.
I'm confused, as my previous HP notebook has given me zero problems.
02-05-2009 08:11 AM
Just a little update:
HP STILL has my computer. I am continuously told it is being delayed due to parts that are on order. No one can or will tell me what is being repaired/replaced exactly. I have just been told "it will be fully repaired and all issues resolved and it will be returned as soon as possible." I honestly don't want a computer back if it has gotten this hot. If it was hitting 100 degrees C just on a boot, I have no idea what the max was that it hit. What else was damaged that is going to fail prematurely? The video card? The hard drive? Wireless card? I have never had a computer get that hot without turning itself off, and this is safe to hold or set on your lap?
To measure the temperatures on my computers, I use Lavalys Everest Ultimate.
As others have mentioned, this computer is SLOW for the specs. I have 4GB of RAM and the 2.4GHz dual-core CPU. I have removed and disabled other programs in an attempt to speed it up, as well as tweaking Vista to run faster, but still I have seen very little improvement.
I normally love HP computers, but this is the absolute worst one I have ever dealt with.
02-05-2009 03:12 PM
Thanks for the update Conq. Just as I'd expected that lads at HP are taking their sweet time... glad I haven't sent mine in yet.
Though, I hope they can actually fix the heating problems on this thing! The TX2522au runs smoothly when it's 2.1ghz ZM80 processor is running at it's full capacity when on high performance; but because it heats up so much I am limited to only running this thing at a custom power plan at 1.1ghz.
02-08-2009 05:00 PM
You can count me in too... I represent 3, since I have three of these laptops in my house..
also, does anyone else get this problem:
I've gotten it a few times now. Seems to be a probem to with video card.. any ideas?