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Windows 7: Overheating

22 Aug 2009   #1
Peaches

Windows 7 Final
 
 
Overheating

Hello, I have an overheating problem with my laptop. I use for a half hour and it overheats and shuts down. I have to have it hanging halfway off of a desk in order to use it for long periods of time. My fan is also pretty loud I've noticed. I don't know if its just a messed up laptop (which I can't return because Circuit City decided to close ) or if I could possibly update anything to help it.

Any ideas or advice on how to fix it?

Thanks in advance!


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22 Aug 2009   #2
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Lol, like I told you about 10 minutes ago, just give HP a call.

That or you could just buy a cooling mat for underneath your laptop.
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22 Aug 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

+1 on the cooling mat!! A small investment for your Lappy!
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22 Aug 2009   #4
Peaches

Windows 7 Final
 
 

Thanks, both of you. A friend did say they might have an extra cooling mat. And HP will probably get a nice call from me tomorrow.
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22 Aug 2009   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If it's not within warranty, you could always take it apart and blow out any dust and debris from the fans and such. It's amazing what a small amount of dust inside of a small fan can do.
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22 Aug 2009   #6
Antman

 

Your laptop has a problem. A cooling mat will not address the cause, it will only address the symptom.

At a minimum, blow out all of the vents and bays on the machine.
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22 Aug 2009   #7
Antman

 

This model is reported to run hot. There are reports all over the web. Do not let the HP phone tech dissuade you. If your machine is shutting down, it has a problem that exceeds the scope of these reports.

Also, I am curious. Is the sound quality OK?
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22 Aug 2009   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Peaches View Post
Hello, I have an overheating problem with my laptop. I use for a half hour and it overheats and shuts down. I have to have it hanging halfway off of a desk in order to use it for long periods of time. My fan is also pretty loud I've noticed. I don't know if its just a messed up laptop (which I can't return because Circuit City decided to close ) or if I could possibly update anything to help it.

Any ideas or advice on how to fix it?

Thanks in advance!
This is a problem with many 64 bit laptop and it seems the culprit is the 64 bit display drivers are not starting the fans until the system is already too hot.

Going back to 32 bit is known to fix this problem for now because the fans start up at a much lower temp. Eventually they will have the driver fan problem on 64 bit lap tops fixed.
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22 Aug 2009   #9
Antman

 

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22 Aug 2009   #10
Peaches

Windows 7 Final
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
This model is reported to run hot. There are reports all over the web. Do not let the HP phone tech dissuade you. If your machine is shutting down, it has a problem that exceeds the scope of these reports.

Also, I am curious. Is the sound quality OK?
Yes, the sound quality is pretty good I think lol.
I will have to try these things and see if they help, thanks everyone.

Also, I should have added this earlier, but before I installed the Windows 7 RC, I had Vista, and it did the same thing with Vista too.
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