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Windows 7: Overheating

22 Aug 2009   #11
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Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04

HP's DV4 and DV5 Models were not exactly built well, they do heat up a lot. Mine stopped heating up A LOT when I switched from Vista to XP or Windows 7 (Vista was the only one that did it for me). =P

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10 Sep 2009   #12

Windows 7 RC 32 bits

My laptop has the same overheating problem since I upgraded to Windows 7 RTM for 64-bit. I had no problem like this when I was running Windows 7 RC 32-bit.

I wonder there is any good work-around for this problem. I have a HP Pavillion dv9000. Thanks in advance for your suggestion.
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10 Sep 2009   #13

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

64 bit fan mangement is a known problem with some users. try searching sevenforums for heat problems and 64bit

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11 Sep 2009   #14


I have an HP 2710p Tablet PC that I upgraded from Vista Business 32bit to Windows 7 32bit. After reading these comments I am not sure that I want to format and go with Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit - but I have also changed my BIOS to always run the fans if on AC power, thereby keeping it cooler when I am running on AC, and it helps tremendously.

Second, I'd definitely go with pparks suggestion about blowing out the laptop - I take them apart all the time (of course ,I am a trained professional) so if your laptop is under warranty, call HP first and get them to either take a look at it (they will take it apart and clean) or else suggest where to take it to have this performed.

However, if it is a relatively new laptop, I think that it is most drivers more than anything. Check to see if that BIOS option is available - and if it is, use it to alleviate some of the problem.

A laptop cooler pad might help, but as Antman said, that is treating the symptom, not the cause....
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11 Sep 2009   #15

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Just as an aside. when I installed 32 bit instead of 64 my lapbrick ran 20F cooler. Then I took it apart and blew it out another 20F so instead of 160F its running at 111F.
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27 Oct 2009   #16

Windows 7 64bit

ok, I've now installed a retail version of Windows 7 64bit Home premium on my HP dv2899ea and it's started running horribly hot. Overheating badly.

Fan seems to be whirring happily and it's a sudden effect so I doubt it's due to dust. I'm reluctant to downgrade fo 32bit as I'd rather get to the bottom of this.

I assume it's an incompatible BIOS that's sitting on the machine - I'm actually not entirely sure what a BIOS is. HP have a 64bit Vista version here WinFlash for HP Notebook System BIOS - Microsoft Windows Vista Based HP Pavilion dv2899ea Artist Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English) which I'm planning to try out unless anyone has any other advice?

Is reinstalling a BIOS risky? How can I check what I'm running at the moment?
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