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Windows 7: Is my computer to hot? (Screenshot)


06 Sep 2012   #11

Windows 7 HP / Ultimate x64
 
 

Something that's probably worth mentioning here is that HPs are known to heat up very fast, due to the poor ventilation they offer by design. They never did make any good gaming laptops, so I wouldn't expect one to perform to that extent either. Definitely wouldn't game for long periods on a HP notebook. Especially one one of those fancy multimedia series ones.

I would also recommend using a good laptop cooling pad as suggested previously. Does make a difference with the temps. NZXT and Cryo offer some coolers that work on AC Power.


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07 Sep 2012   #12

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ReviverSoft View Post
Something that's probably worth mentioning here is that HPs are known to heat up very fast, due to the poor ventilation they offer by design. They never did make any good gaming laptops, so I wouldn't expect one to perform to that extent either. Definitely wouldn't game for long periods on a HP notebook. Especially one one of those fancy multimedia series ones.

I would also recommend using a good laptop cooling pad as suggested previously. Does make a difference with the temps. NZXT and Cryo offer some coolers that work on AC Power.

I understand your concern.. I believe this is one of those "fancy" multimedia type notebook. I tend play games that aren't that graphically intense.. such as minecraft. After a few hours of playing it could get really hot.. i mean, if I open my computer and put my hand on that hardware, my hand will melt!

I do agree with you when you say HP doesn't seem to make laptops with good ventilation. What seems to worry me more than the heat is my gfx card.. it sounds like a turbo when it's been doing its thing for more than a few hours.. scary noise.

Thank you for the suggestions, I'll be sure to check them out, I'm really in need of one.
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07 Sep 2012   #13

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium
 
 

Check out my systems temperatures after a couple hours of playing last night! I think that is as hot my laptop has ever got..

I'm ordering one of those cooling pads today after I get paid.. I also configured my maximum processor rate to 80% connected to a power source, hope that helps a bit. Anyone else know of anything I could do to possibly lower my temp's a bit?



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07 Sep 2012   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Wow those are dangerous temps! Aside from the cooling pad make sure all of your vents are free of dust. A can of compressed air can blow them out. don't use the lappy on any soft, cloth surface like a pillow or sofa cushion.
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07 Sep 2012   #15

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Wow those are dangerous temps! Aside from the cooling pad make sure all of your vents are free of dust. A can of compressed air can blow them out. don't use the lappy on any soft, cloth surface like a pillow or sofa cushion.
I agree with Britton30, the temperatures are very high, and it's good you have ordered a cooling pad should lower your temperatures well, and as said before, make sure the vents are clean from any dust using compressed air.

Hope this helps,

Harry
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07 Sep 2012   #16

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Crazy temps. A Sandy Bridge based laptop would've had a thermal shut down at those temps. Ivy Bridge laptop CPUs though can still handle these temps with mild to no throttling from some review websites.
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10 Sep 2012   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I own one of these HPs too, playing Minecraft has always caused my fan to speed up.. and it's only Minecraft, lol. Fan slows down considerably after closing it.

The only other times my fan has sped up was during a complete reinstall with updates to Windows, and the HP Support Assistant. Fan was running so fast (felt like 300mph), I thought my laptop was going to blast off!!
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10 Sep 2012   #18

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

@Curious Mew

Almost all 3D games (even the old Counter Strike 1.6) will use your CPU to 100% CPU on 1 core/thread (GPU usage depends on the game and its video settings) for as long as they are running. No matter how old or graphically weak the 3D game is, it will still use 100% CPU on 1 thread (or balance the load in each core if the game supports multithreading i.e. instead of 100% load on 1 core, it may use 80% CPU on 2 cores) so it's natural to hear the fans sound like a jet taking off.
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10 Sep 2012   #19

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Mew View Post
I own one of these HPs too, playing Minecraft has always caused my fan to speed up.. and it's only Minecraft, lol. Fan slows down considerably after closing it.

The only other times my fan has sped up was during a complete reinstall with updates to Windows, and the HP Support Assistant. Fan was running so fast (felt like 300mph), I thought my laptop was going to blast off!!
The HP Support Assistant did the same thing to my fans! Was it a BIOS update?
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10 Sep 2012   #20

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

general rule of thumb: if you cannot keep your hands confortably on the underside, you need a cooling pad.

Ones with big fans do wonders.
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