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11-27-2008 10:39 PM
How can i stop my HP Pavillion zv6100 from overheating?
I use System Information Viewer (SIV) to monitor my CPU speed and Core temp. I started doing this because my PC would freeze every time i tried to do something that involves a little bit of performance whether it is graphically or not. This generally happens when the CPU speed reaches it's peak performance (2.4ghz) and needs to remain there. Sometimes I can't even scan the computer for viruses because it requires processing power.
As a quick fix i've resulted in setting the power scheme to max battery so the CPU speed stays as low as possible. This will generally allow me to do a good bit of web browsing, but nothing more. I can not run the pc on the always on power scheme because it always overheats in 10 minutes or less. I can watch the temperatue on SIV go from 55 to 85 celcius n a matter of seconds. The CPU fan kicks on around 60-62 and can't prevent it from overheating.
Is there a software solution i can try? Something that keeps the fan always on? I've updated the Processor driver and Bios, and reset the power scheme resgistry.
11-27-2008 11:09 PM
11-27-2008 11:55 PM
I've just noticed that my laptop's product # is Zv6000 (as noted by the service tag). It does not give a model number. SIV told me this was a zv6100 though.
SpeedFan also reports that my CPU temp is sitting at a nice and warm 54 celcius... There is a neat little flame next to the number! Speed fan does not give me a way to control the fan though (atleast i can't figure out a way -- after pressing configure, there are no fans listed under the fans tab). It also lists something called Temp1 at 35 celcius, could this be the northbridge?