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Windows 7: Fan constantly running at full speed (HP6910p)


05 Aug 2009   #1

Windows XP and Windows 7
 
 
Fan constantly running at full speed (HP6910p)

Yesterday I installed RC1 of Windows 7 on my HP 6910p.

Afetr install I immediately noticed that the notebook makes much more fan noise then under Windows XP.
The fan seems to be running constantly and whenever I seem to do something a bit graphical it goes at full speed.

Are there any other (HP 6910p) users that have the same experience?
Is there something I can do / tweak to make my notebook quite again.

I have already disabled the superfetch however this only reduces the HDD activity.


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05 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64, Windows XP x86
 
 

If you have a non integrated video card (No idea what the term for that is), try accessing the setup for it (Nvidia offers the "Nvidia control panel") and checking the fan settings - it may be set to max.

If this does not work, try entering your BIOS and checking the settings.

It MAY be happening because Windows 7 requires more out of your PC than XP (Which I assume you upgraded from, based on your OS information), so it's attempting to cool it down. Try running HWMonitor (CPUID) and checking the temps of your CPU / GPU / HDD.
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07 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If you need specific HP info, advice, this forum has proved to be useful:

HP Business Support Center

It's not HP employees, but HP business users. I had a similar issue on a desktop. The fans never bumped up and my systems kept locking up when the CPU temp rose. Turns out there was an "easter egg" to get to to hidden page in BIOS settings to control the fan temp thresholds. Never would have found it if not for that forum.
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07 Aug 2009   #4

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

Did you update all the drivers?
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26 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

One very probable reason... dust ... open your cpu fan and clean out all the dust accumulated ... I have done it for two of my friends and even for my own laptop ... it reduces temps from 75C idle to 55C idle.
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29 Mar 2010   #6

w7
 
 

I did have same kind of problem as wilkob with xp and 6910p. I install Windows 7 and nothing chanced. Then I update bios F.12 to F17 and chipset to ver. 2,6,10,1043 and this helps, partly ! Now machine is quiet but sometimes when I turn it on the fan will start wiyh max speed and there is no way start Windows 7 or even machine ! Only way out of this is disconnect battery for few seconds then all good. ??? Anyway this is much better than it used to be. It seems to be still bios bug and we are waiting for next update ?!
See Hp forum for this matter, they have to know this for long but still......
regards-Mp-
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29 Mar 2010   #7

w7
 
 
faun fan and 6910p

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wilkob View Post
Yesterday I installed RC1 of Windows 7 on my HP 6910p.

Afetr install I immediately noticed that the notebook makes much more fan noise then under Windows XP.
The fan seems to be running constantly and whenever I seem to do something a bit graphical it goes at full speed.

Are there any other (HP 6910p) users that have the same experience?
Is there something I can do / tweak to make my notebook quite again.


I have already disabled the superfetch however this only reduces the HDD activity.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gloryforubu View Post
I did have same kind of problem as wilkob with xp and 6910p. I install Windows 7 and nothing chanced. Then I update bios F.12 to F.17 and chipset to ver. 2,6,10,1043 and this helps, partly ! Now machine is quiet but sometimes when I turn it on the fan will start wiyh max speed and there is no way start Windows 7 or even machine ! Only way out of this is disconnect battery for few seconds then all good. ??? Anyway this is much better than it used to be. It seems to be still bios bug and we are waiting for next update ?!
See Hp forum for this matter, they have to know this for long but still......
wuyhregards-Mp-
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29 Jul 2010   #8

XP Pro
 
 
Don't mean to be off topic...

But -do any of you guys have an XP Pro Install CD for the hp6910p?
Mine was lost and I need to do a re-install of XP Pro.

Thanks in advance & I do apologize but I have been unable to locate one!!!
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29 Jul 2010   #9

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

That is an OEM disc that you should be able to get from HP...
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29 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
That is an OEM disc that you should be able to get from HP...
Agreed. Request a copy from HP
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