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Windows 7: Laptop fan loud, warmer temps than usual.

14 May 2011   #11

windows 7 Pro 64Bit

Have you tried running it without the cooling pad and slightly elevated off the surface it is setting on? The reason I ask is because some laptops exhaust out the bottom. If the cooling pad blows out the top they will cancel each other out and cause overheating.

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14 May 2011   #12


From HP Forum:
Re: max temperatures Pavillion dv6-2064ca notebook

It's normal for the processors and gpu to heat up more when being heavily used especially in laptops where the cooling is bad, they are designed to take the heat up to 90c , if it exceeds 90c then you should be worried, the only device which can't take heat is the harddrive with all them hot components around it you should be worried most about the harddrive and moniter its temp , to bring the temps down a bit clean out the fan and purchase a laptop cooling pad, i paid 8 for mine it has 3 fans and keeps temps down by about 2-5c.
If you trust yourself, have steady hands, won't take any chances dropping a screw or touching any electronics before touching the case, then you could endeavor this:

Here's more specific demonstration of dissembling the DV6 for cleaning or fan replacement:

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14 May 2011   #13

Windows Home Premium 64bit

You are a funny man Greg. What was there in that video - about a billion screws, millions of parts. lol Just to change out a fan?
Man if I could do that level of work I would be a brain surgeon and not some old computer geek.
Fun to watch though.
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14 May 2011   #14


The first vid shows how to change a fan but it's on a Dell, so I wanted him to at least see the layout of his model HP as laid bare in the second vid.
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14 May 2011   #15

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit

I did the fan and the copper shim mod on my dv9720us and it has at least 60 screws and you have to make sure you put them back in the same place they come out of, because some are longer and shorter. I had some in wrong and they came up into the battery compartment and had to take the thing back apart to swap out the screws, took pics and videos of the job and still made a mistake putting it back together but, the mod dropped GPU temps about 5c making the copper shim to take the place of the thermal pad and used Arctic Silver 5 for paste, took me 2 hours. Nice and quite and the fan hardly goes up on high speed. Good Luck. Ya also had to have a little scotch to calm my nerves. Used cups for screws and some have black heads others silver and watch the connectors you don't break them plulled a micro wire out of one plug and had a hell of a time soldering it back on to clip from inside plug.
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15 May 2011   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

every few months, i open up my laptop to get the dust out. there's never really that much at that point.

every few days, i put pressurized air to the fan and heatsink; i love doing that, see all the dust fly out and stuff..

it seems counterintuitive, but blowing pressurized air directly into the fans output (outside) pushes most of the dust out, i find.

on the other hand, when i use pressurized air for the heat sink, it blow the air towards the input (inside) of the fan.
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15 May 2011   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks everyone, yeah Nitro I just tried running it without the cooling pad, surprisingly it didn't make much of a difference. As Greg pointed out, I should be fine as long as my laptop doesn't reach 90 C. So I'll just have to get used to my loud fan when playing games as I don't feel safe opening my laptop and I don't have the money to get a new one.
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