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Windows 7: Overheating Laptop and New Laptop advice?

09 Jan 2012   #11

Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit


Now i realise this post is rather old now but I'm having the same heat problem with my DV6-1210sa and this is about the only post on the internet I've seen someone thats gotten a decent drop in temperature.

I'm getting temperatures over 85 degrees when my system is under heavy load and 55 degrees when sat idle. I have been looking at undervolting the CPU because just as a quick test I went into the power options and lowered maxiumum processor state from 100% to 99% and saw an almost instant drop of 20 degrees but it also 1/2 the performance of my laptop so i presume done the correct way I would be able to get the same temperature results without the drop in performance!

Basicly i just need you to talk me through the correct procedure for undervolting, I have Overdrive installed and have taken a look at it but i just wonder what you set the voltage to.

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

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12 Jan 2012   #12

XP, Win7 Pro, Ubuntu LL

Had an overheating (fan running almost all the time) issue recently. Found my dual core cpu was always cranked up to about 70% or so. I tracked it down to a corrupt handwriting recognition file. After a delete / restart it cooled down dramatically and continued to run cooler. The fan hardly comes on in day-to-day use now. Anyways if you haven't done it yet check on an excessive cpu activity.

If you're running a multi-core cpu you could try turning off some cores too if you don't really need them. In Win7 one way is msconfig / boot / Advanced options -or- Control Panel / Administrative Tools / System Configuration. Otherwise bios would be a place to look. That's all I got....
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