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Windows 7: Overheating.


31 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Overheating.

I had a windows vista on my Hp pavilion dv6 Notebook several days ago and i installd it over by Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. i have 4gb RAM like it was recommended. And first everything was ok, but when i started to play computer games the cooling fan went crazy, and computer become hot. Even with older games that have lower System Requiremen like "Fable-The Lost Chapters". I thought that maybe 64-bit have higher system requirements. When i had vista there was no overheating. Is it cause by 64-bit? do i need to reinstall with 32-bit version or is it caused by something else?

Sry about my bad english.
Thanks

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31 Aug 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

64 bit is more power hungry than 32, but should not cause overheating

Try this
How to Prevent Your Computer from Overheating (and Why It's Important)
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31 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Jeckro welcome to Windows 7 Forum. Your english is just fine. I don't believe a operating system can cause overheating. Having said that I would recommend going to
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows
This web sit will show you if your system is okay for Windows 7. I don't understand (my cooling fan went crazy). Is it slowing down or speeding up. The first thing I would do is make sure the inside of you computer is clean and the fans are working properly. If your computer is a lap top it is very easy to get a little dirt in it and cause overheating. Normally if your equipment works on Vista it will work on Windows 7. I doesn't heart to check.
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31 Aug 2010   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Don't put your laptop on your lap!

By doing so you can block the intake/exhaust vents.

Get a can of compressed air and blow air on the fan and vents.

Download, install and run SpeedFan. Don't mess around with the fan control part thereof, but rather use SpeedFan to monitor your temperatures.

You have three power plans available: Power Saver, Balanced and High Performance.

Since you are having heat problems, then do that which I do when operating my laptop in a hot beer garden--set it Power Saver. Your temps will go down.
High Performance will drive the temps up.

WIN X key combo will pop up the Windows Mobility Center.
In the section displaying your battery status, you can select a power plan.

WIN is the key with the wavy flag.

Here's link for SpeedFan:
SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer
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31 Aug 2010   #5

Win7 64
 
 

1) Intake or exhaust ports are blocked.....my sister literally melted the bottom of theirs running it with the laptop sitting directly on the couch.

2) this is most likely the problem...the intake and fans need to be blown out because dust has built up inside the heatsink fan unit. Do this with a can of compressed air and if you are able to get to the actual heatsink inside the machine that would be much better. I have a Gateway laptop and removal of keypad and a single metal plate gets you access to the heatsink unit but I am sure not all laptops are the same. I advise against going inside the machine if it is still under warranty or you are not familiar with performing such a task therefore blowing the heatsink out via the intake and exhaust ports will be the safe option. I had to do this to mine when I got it and it was used so it was also overheating and packed with dust....once blown out it ran about 15 C cooler...it was actually crashing due to heat.
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01 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

my cooling fan went crazy- mean that the fan was up to... i think max speed. i allso have a cooling platfor with extra went where my laptop sits on. my pc is over 1 year old and i havent cleand it jet, so il try this. i allso have heard meny complains about that HP notebooks are heating up when gaming. thats why i thought that x64 wants more resource than x86. but i will centairly clean my pc.
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01 Sep 2010   #7

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

I would say that your fans must be blocked.
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01 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for your help
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02 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Jeckro Please get back to us and let us know how you and your cooling problem are going.
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