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Windows 7: In your experience, what is the best refurbished computer company?

22 Sep 2016   #51
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yea it helps confirm our first beliefs I believe on page 1 that the thermal paste would be a good thing to change but Logo won't do that so reason for the thread to replace the unit.

I don't believe Chrome is really helping matters much not Logo having too many tabs open in chrome which just makes chrome more resource hungry which translates into more heat.

All browsers soak up resources but ie11/ firefox/.. not nearly as much as chrome.


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26 Sep 2016   #52
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

The laptop has intel integrated graphics and that post from 2014 was on a diff laptop of my same model that had nvidia on it, but this one doesn't have the nvidia chip.

I ran the scan and I appear to have no viruses according to malware bytes.

I understand what you mean about replacing thermal paste, but I am so hesitant to open up this laptop because I do not want to break anything.. I worked on my alienware m14x r1 laptop a month ago and followed a tutorial online as much as I could. I put it back together and smoke came out of the power button.. I have no idea what I did wrong. I still have the laptop hoping to fix it one day. I don't want the same happening to this laptop because this is my last shot, that's why I'm hesitant.
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27 Sep 2016   #53
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Logically you have two choices: Fix this one or get another one. If you decide to get another one, and get all your info off this one, then you will be free to TRY and repair this one. That way you will have a spare if you succeed. If you break it then it won't matter as it is just your backup at that point. It is quite old also so not a huge loss, although I'm still using my 06 HP Laptop quite well as many others are. I suggest using this tutorial to fix it, or you can just take apart, clean, and reapply the Thermal Paste. Some reported that just the clean and re-paste did not work. As you see in this Tutorial there is a piece that MAY be needed to remedy this issue. While this maybe ONLY an issue with the Nvidia Models it may be a good idea to do it anyhow, but you will have to weigh the Scales on that. Depending on your finances and time.
Dell D630 Cooling Mods

"After taking it apart I found the heatsink wasn't even touching the GPU die because it was bent and the thermal pad was hovering above it! WTF! so I bought a copper shim to replace it. Seemed to work OK but idle temps were still 150-160F and load temps were still 200+.. so I did lots of research and found that Dell had a revision of it's heat sink! The old version had no copper contact for the GPU but the new (DT785) heatsink did. I jumped on eBay and picked up one for 5 bucks and some new Artic silver thermal paste. now idle temps are (115-125F) and load temps are 150-152 MAX. Success! Now onto some other info..."
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27 Sep 2016   #54
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nasty7 View Post
Logically you have two choices: Fix this one or get another one. If you decide to get another one, and get all your info off this one, then you will be free to TRY and repair this one. That way you will have a spare if you succeed. If you break it then it won't matter as it is just your backup at that point. It is quite old also so not a huge loss, although I'm still using my 06 HP Laptop quite well as many others are. I suggest using this tutorial to fix it, or you can just take apart, clean, and reapply the Thermal Paste. Some reported that just the clean and re-paste did not work. As you see in this Tutorial there is a piece that MAY be needed to remedy this issue. While this maybe ONLY an issue with the Nvidia Models it may be a good idea to do it anyhow, but you will have to weigh the Scales on that. Depending on your finances and time.
Dell D630 Cooling Mods

"After taking it apart I found the heatsink wasn't even touching the GPU die because it was bent and the thermal pad was hovering above it! WTF! so I bought a copper shim to replace it. Seemed to work OK but idle temps were still 150-160F and load temps were still 200+.. so I did lots of research and found that Dell had a revision of it's heat sink! The old version had no copper contact for the GPU but the new (DT785) heatsink did. I jumped on eBay and picked up one for 5 bucks and some new Artic silver thermal paste. now idle temps are (115-125F) and load temps are 150-152 MAX. Success! Now onto some other info..."
Okay, thank you all very much, I'm all set for now and will refer back to the link you gave me if I need help.
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28 Sep 2016   #55
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

How can a browser increase your computer temperature? I am more of a configuration guy, not a hardware guy.
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29 Sep 2016   #56
logo897

windows xp, 7 home premium 64-bit, 10 on diff hard drives
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by groze View Post
How can a browser increase your computer temperature? I am more of a configuration guy, not a hardware guy.
It puts more stress on my CPU.
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