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Windows 7: Laptop Cooling Stands

07 Jul 2011   #11
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
Even though it goes on the laptop, it shouldn't heat up much really. Could you tell me the laptop model and make?
Slasher, it's a Compac Presario CQ70. I DL'd SIW and the temps are all within the normal range.


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08 Jul 2011   #12
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

SIW? Never heard of that program before. Can you try checking your temperature with HWMonitor CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting and posting the results you are getting when:

a) Laptop is on desk.
b) Laptop is on lap.

Btw, can you flip the laptop face down and take a picture of the rear and attach it so that I my figure out how you may go about cleaning the fan/heatsink.
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08 Jul 2011   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

One of my HP laptops overheated from day1 - so there was nothing to clean. I ran it for a year with a coolpad which lowered the temp by appr. 5C. Then I replaced the HDD with an SSD which finally fixed the problem.
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08 Jul 2011   #14
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Well of course it depends on the laptop, but his laptop seems to be 2-3 years old, therefore it must have plenty of dust to be cleaned. Besides, some OEM's do a pretty bad job of applying thermal paste to the laptop, which is bad for the laptop in general, so manually removing and replacing the thermal paste is recommended. Switching a HDD for a SSD is a very good idea but is quite costly and not everyone can do the switch, not to the amount of GB they would want in their drives anyway.
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08 Jul 2011   #15
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Slasher, here's the SIW program. I've been using it for years along with HWMonitor, CPUID, etc... I trust it. Good basic program.

This is a screenshot of the laptop on the desk soon after idle:
Laptop Cooling Stands-desktop-temps.jpg
Here's the pics you requested:
Laptop Cooling Stands-imgp0635.jpg
Laptop Cooling Stands-imgp0637.jpg
Here's a snip after use still sitting on desk. Not gaming, but general surfing, etc...
Laptop Cooling Stands-temps.jpg

Here's the temps while sitting on a towel for 1/2 hour:
Laptop Cooling Stands-temps-towel.jpg


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08 Jul 2011   #16
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
One of my HP laptops overheated from day1 - so there was nothing to clean. I ran it for a year with a coolpad which lowered the temp by appr. 5C. Then I replaced the HDD with an SSD which finally fixed the problem.
I don't think the laptop is overheating. Just too hot to sit on Patty's lap for a long period of time. She lets it hang over her left leg to keep from blocking the screens. I'd love to throw an SSD in there.
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08 Jul 2011   #17
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Beau,
Then this is the baby for your wife. This little bad boy is just flat out awesome.
Logitech - Lapdesk N700 with Speakers

Thanks Alan and everyone else!

I bought her one of these from Newegg. Free shipping and $64.99. I'll just return it if she doesn't like it.

Slasher, I'm still interested in your thoughts (and anyone else's) on the temps and opening this thing up. I have some Arctic Silver and I'll put new on the CPU if I can.
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08 Jul 2011   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WartHog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
One of my HP laptops overheated from day1 - so there was nothing to clean. I ran it for a year with a coolpad which lowered the temp by appr. 5C. Then I replaced the HDD with an SSD which finally fixed the problem.
I don't think the laptop is overheating. Just too hot to sit on Patty's lap for a long period of time. She lets it hang over her left leg to keep from blocking the screens. I'd love to throw an SSD in there.
LOL, although it is called a "laptop", you should not really use it in your lap without a solid surface under it. A better suggestion for that kind of usage would be a tablet - e.g. a RiM Playbook (my preference) or a Motorola Xoom. They produce quasi no heat at all.

The switch to the SSD cost me appr. $100 for an OCZ Vertex2 and I had an enclosure lying around into which I stuck the HDD for external storage. But USB2 enclosures are cheap anyhow.
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08 Jul 2011   #19
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

@whs, Ya $100... for 60GB. To me its just not worth my $100 for just 60GB of disk space, even though it is way faster and doesn't produce heat.

Well, your temperatures are actually really good for a laptop, my laptop idles at 50 C, gonna fix it soon, but this HP is very complex in the insides (have to disassemble EVERYTHING from the laptop to get into the heatsink ).

Ok, I finally managed to find a tutorial (consists of 4 vids) to disassemble your laptop (in the tutorial, its a CQ60, but its really similar to the CQ70, so it should be ok).

Watch the videos, then go ahead and clean the fans/heatsink and then if you want go ahead and place Arctic Silver on the CPU. . Good luck.

Here is the tutorial:

YouTube - ‪Part 1 of 4 How to take apart/disassemble a Compaq presario CQ60 laptop‬‏
YouTube - ‪Part 2 of 4 How to take aprat/disassemble Compaq presario CQ60 laptop‬‏
YouTube - ‪Part 3 of 4 How to take off your Compaq presario CQ 60 monitor, and remove the keyboard.‬‏
YouTube - ‪Part 4 of 4 How to take aprat/disassemble Compaq presario CQ laptop full take down.‬‏
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08 Jul 2011   #20
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WartHog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
One of my HP laptops overheated from day1 - so there was nothing to clean. I ran it for a year with a coolpad which lowered the temp by appr. 5C. Then I replaced the HDD with an SSD which finally fixed the problem.
I don't think the laptop is overheating. Just too hot to sit on Patty's lap for a long period of time. She lets it hang over her left leg to keep from blocking the screens. I'd love to throw an SSD in there.
LOL, although it is called a "laptop", you should not really use it in your lap without a solid surface under it. A better suggestion for that kind of usage would be a tablet - e.g. a RiM Playbook (my preference) or a Motorola Xoom. They produce quasi no heat at all.


The switch to the SSD cost me appr. $100 for an OCZ Vertex2 and I had an enclosure lying around into which I stuck the HDD for external storage. But USB2 enclosures are cheap anyhow.
whs, $100 for an SSD is a great price. However, since zi just spent $65 don't think I'll be spending the $100 any time soon.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
@whs, Ya $100... for 60GB. To me its just not worth my $100 for just 60GB of disk space, even though it is way faster and doesn't produce heat.

Well, your temperatures are actually really good for a laptop, my laptop idles at 50 C, gonna fix it soon, but this HP is very complex in the insides (have to disassemble EVERYTHING from the laptop to get into the heatsink ).

Ok, I finally managed to find a tutorial (consists of 4 vids) to disassemble your laptop (in the tutorial, its a CQ60, but its really similar to the CQ70, so it should be ok).

Watch the videos, then go ahead and clean the fans/heatsink and then if you want go ahead and place Arctic Silver on the CPU. . Good luck.

Here is the tutorial:

YouTube - ‪Part 1 of 4 How to take apart/disassemble a Compaq presario CQ60 laptop‬‏
YouTube - ‪Part 2 of 4 How to take aprat/disassemble Compaq presario CQ60 laptop‬‏
YouTube - ‪Part 3 of 4 How to take off your Compaq presario CQ 60 monitor, and remove the keyboard.‬‏
YouTube - ‪Part 4 of 4 How to take aprat/disassemble Compaq presario CQ laptop full take down.‬‏

WOW Slasher!!!! You sure spent some time doing this research. Thank you very much!
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