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Updating Pavilion dv8000 BIOS

Pavilion dv8000
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How do I update my laptop's BIOS if system is no longer supported by HP?
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You don't. Unless you can find somebody still hosting drivers on a mirror site somewhere. What do you think a BIOS update will do for you?

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Thanks for your response. My dv8000 is shutting off repeatedly when getting hot, which is pretty fast, the temp rises, the fan revs up and it shuts down. I've replaced the thermal paste (used Thermal Fusion 400) a couple times, I've also replaced the fan and heat sink and the issue persists; so was thinking if updating BIOS, it'll give me some control over the fan or just may better the board's settings. I've been running it only on AC since the battery isn't holding a charge, so removed it, the problem persists if battery installed. Don't know what else to try, I've even considered upgrading the processor for a better if available. Thanks again.
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So the heating up and fan revving only happens with the battery installed? I would blame the battery and get a new one. You can likely find a whole used dv8000 on ebay for less than trying to source a replacement motherboard. Processors will be inexpensive, too. 

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