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Windows 7: Cooling Temperature


15 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Cooling Temperature

I have noticed lately that my computer has been getting very hot when playing any kind of game or running multiple applications. It's not a natural warm, it is very hot to the touch. Can I regulate the fan speed at all? Is there a 3rd party app that can do that? I have a notebook cooler on the way, but would like to know if there is any other way to regulate this.

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15 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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16 Aug 2010   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by letsdoamazing View Post
I have noticed lately that my computer has been getting very hot when playing any kind of game or running multiple applications. It's not a natural warm, it is very hot to the touch. Can I regulate the fan speed at all? Is there a 3rd party app that can do that? I have a notebook cooler on the way, but would like to know if there is any other way to regulate this.
I have a 6 inch fan that clips on to the table on which I have my laptop.. I point the fan at the bottom and rear of the laptop where the fan intake is located.

Also you can reduce the temp by choosing another power plan. The downside of that is that then you might not have enough processor power.

WIN key + X | in the section showing a battery you can select from 3 different power plans, namely Balanced, Power Saver, and High Performance. When I use my laptop in an area that is warm/hot then I choose Power Saver. Be sure and do NOT put your laptop on your lap. When you do, there is a high probability that you are blocking either the fan intake or the fan exhaust or both.
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16 Aug 2010   #4

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi,
i had this problem my hard drive was running on critical temps (54c) so i fitted a hard drive cooler, a blower fan (that sits in a available pci slot) and a intake fan (3 little fans that sit in the drive bay at the front bezel) and now my temps are always below 40c which is a large drop in temp. the noise is not that bad but i would rather have a bit of fan noise than a overheated inside case that will shorten the life of the components

sorry i thought you was using a desktop tower still the advice is there for anyone


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16 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I got an HP Envy and they are known for running extremely warm. I can't believe HP allowed that.
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16 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

When I was an HP-ite, we didn't have any issues with heat, but I dealt primarily with the business lines, given the department I was in. However, as I've seen myself, and in keeping touch with some former co-workers, they quality of the laptops over all is very good....just not the attention given to cooling.

On a side note...I just wish it was Randy Mott who was forced to resign, and not just Mark Hurd. So be it.
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16 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Deacon -

Have you read anything about the Envy's?
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16 Aug 2010   #8

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

HP laptops are notorious for heat issues. HP has had at least 1 recall for hardware failures on their pavilion dv line due to the excessive heat literally de-soldering and/or burning out hardware components.

Welcome to HP They're decently good laptops otherwise. The notebook cooler is gonna be your only/best bet.
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17 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by letsdoamazing View Post
Deacon -

Have you read anything about the Envy's?
Not specifically, other than to price them out with my still active employee discount from the HP EPP. Nice laptops, just very expensive for what you get.
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17 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by letsdoamazing View Post
Deacon -

Have you read anything about the Envy's?
Not specifically, other than to price them out with my still active employee discount from the HP EPP. Nice laptops, just very expensive for what you get.
Haha, yea. I have the 15, but want the 17.
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