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Windows 7: Running hot?

10 Mar 2011   #1
BarTmaN

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 
Running hot?

I've been having a problem with my computer and I believe it is the fan. I don't think it is working properly, or even at all. I used speedfan to get these temperatures. I have no idea what the range of temperatures are supposed to be, so do these seem normal, or are they high?

*All temperatures are in CELSIUS*

At idle my temps are:
GPU: 72
ACPI: 64
Core 0: 60
Core 1: 55


While playing a game my temps are: (Playing for 5 mins. Can't play longer than 30, computer will just shutoff)
GPU: 97
ACPI: 88
Core 0: 95
Core 1: 88

Sorry if this is the wrong section to post this, didn't really know where to put it.


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10 Mar 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

those are very high idle temps for a cpu.

You should be able to just look inside and see if the fan is turning...

I would also look to make sure something isn't eating cpu time when you actually believe your machine to be 'idle'
Task manager processes tab is the easiest way to do that.
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10 Mar 2011   #3
BarTmaN

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 

Yeah, I actually don't even hear the fan. What is a safe range for idle temps?
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10 Mar 2011   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post

You should be able to just look inside and see if the fan is turning...
It's a notebook


But those temps are indeed a little warm even for a notebook.

Check that the exhaust fan on the underside is actually working or isn't dirty/blocked.


Technically those idle temps are 'safe' but they should be a good 10c or more cooler.

It's the load temps that are right at the upper threshold limit.
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10 Mar 2011   #5
BarTmaN

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post

You should be able to just look inside and see if the fan is turning...
It's a notebook


But those temps are indeed a little warm even for a notebook.

Check that the exhaust fan on the underside is actually working or isn't dirty/blocked.
Already blew those with a compressed air duster. I don't hear it, so I'm guessing that it is not working?
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10 Mar 2011   #6
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

If you have any doubts, I would not use it for the time being, it'll burn out if under those temps continually.
Sounds like it's time to have someone open it up, or retire it.
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10 Mar 2011   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

They usually have a threshold before kicking in.

If you still can't hear/feel/see it at load when it should be active, then there is a fair chance it may have given up the ghost, hence the high temps and resulting shutdowns.
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10 Mar 2011   #8
BarTmaN

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 

Yeah it should have definitely been on when I was playing a game and it didn't. This notebook isn't TOO old (got it in DEC '08) and I don't want to replace the whole thing just quite yet. I looked into replacing the fan and it looks like a PITA to do. Have to completely disassemble the entire notebook to access the fan. I would imagine it to be relatively expensive if I were to bring it somewhere.

Could it be anything else that is causing the fan not to work?
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10 Mar 2011   #9
BarTmaN

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 

Would something like this be sufficient enough? Amazon.com: Cooler Master Notepal U2 Notebook Cooler with Two Fans R9-NBC-8PBK-GP: Electronics

Or do I definitely need to replace the fan?
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10 Mar 2011   #10
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I very seriously doubt that the fan from your old ZV5000 would fit in your Pavilion DV5. The replacement fan for this model is fairly reasonable - under $30. HOWEVER, the job of replacing it appears VERY daunting. See link below. Definately a job for a professional.

How to take apart HP Pavilion dv5 laptop >> Inside my laptop

Cheers
JohnnyA
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