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12-18-2009 09:57 PM
If you are facing overheating problem with your laptop/notebook then this might help you..plz read it.
I am among all those who are facing overheating problems with their laptops.notebooks.
My new HP Pavilion DV5 notebook with AMD Turion RM 74 processor gets too hot and finally goes to hybernate.
I am trying to find a solution for my problem for the last few days(around a week) and i would like to share my experience with you.
First of all i would like to bring to your notice that almost every notebook/laptop is tested for overheating issue by the manufacturer, so if you are facing overheating problem then flaw is in your system and not in the design.
Why Notebooks/Laptops get hot?
1. If your laptop is old then there might be problem of dust clogging the air vents..i suggest you to clean air vents.
2. Air fan is not working of required speed.. Problem might be with the bios setting for fan speed or fan might need to be replaced.
3. If you use your laptop/notebook on such a surface that it block air inlets then that could be a problem for overheating. and this goes for new notebooks too.
-> i have noticed that almost every notebook made by hp has air inlets at the bottom and if you block them it will get hot.
4. Most Importantly -- when your notebook/laptop gets hot there is a good chance that it might melt thermal pad on the heatsink/processor and this will cause your notebook get hot whenever you use it.
->once heatpad gets melted you should get it replaced by new heatpad.
-> if your notebook was working fine when you bought it and after few months if its getting overheating problem then this might be the reason.
5. There might be some hardware related problem(i dont think it happens with lots of ppl).
Solutions for overheating
1. Clean air vents and check if air fan is working or not.
2. Use some software dn check if your system's fan is working at right speed.
3. Do not use your notebook/laptop on a surface that block air vents.
4. Try updating BIOS(if you know how to do it).
5. Thermal pads might be burnt ..try replacing them with new one.
6. There might be some fault with the hardware ..get it checked with professional expert.
I personally feel AMD processor get much hotter than Intel so if you are using AMD then be ready to feel hot.
Please note i am not an expert/professional and all these views/solutions are my personal views, please consult a professional before you do anything to your system.
Note - If your notebook/laptop is under warranty ..do not try to fix it yourself and contact support immediately.
11-01-2011 07:34 AM
You point # 3 mentioned above seems to me like a design flaw. Air-intake at the bottom. Other brand laptops don't have this problem and HP is known for this problem that tells me again that it is a design flaw. I have bought three HP Laptops all different models at various times in last three years and every single one of them have overheating problem. I own other brands like Sony and Lenovo and they never have overheating problems.
One more thing since we are on this topic - Why does HP love to factory install all the garbage, bloated software on their laptops? Why can't they just give us bare minimum OS and may be Antivirus program?
02-25-2012 01:51 AM
my laptop dv6 3124tx is also start overheating 1 week back , 2 days ago while working on a project ,i found that my task manger is now disabled ,and then i try registry solution ,and find out that it is fine , than i download antimalwarebytes software and scan my pc and i found the culprit it was a virus blocking my task manager ,when i deleted the virus and restart my pc its working like other laptop of mine.
if your task manager is disabled or not just perform a quick scan from anti malware bytes once
hope this can help u
05-05-2012 12:33 PM
If you go to the following internet address in Amazon.com:
You can buy the 1" Sorbothane Hemisphere Rubber Bumper Non-skid Feet with Adhesive 50 Durometer - 4-Pack to attach to the bottom of your computer (without blocking any vents) for $12.95 plus shipping.
The feet are one inch round by 1/2 inch tall. Just peel and stick on the bottom of your computer in strategic places to raise it far enough to allow air to flow thru below the computer as needed. No plugs or ports needed, no extra junk to carry around in your laptop bag. My computer still fit into my laptop bag afterward. The computer sits level on a computer lapsurface.
I've used this method on several laptops that got hotter than I wanted them to be and it doesn't matter what make or model, the method works cheaply and efficiently.
If you need something fast, you can also try Home Depot or Lowes for similar products. Good luck!
06-11-2012 07:58 AM