AMD Turion II M500 2x2,2 GHz
2x320 GB HDD
ATI Mobility Radeon 4650
4GB DDR2 RAM
Everything was fine at the beginning, but the fact that the fan was constantly on, when I already disabled the "Fan Always On" option, was a bit odd. Then I installed a game (Burnout Paradise) and I was quite positively surprised about the performance. But after a few minutes of playing, the fan ramped up so high you could think the laptop is gonna take off in a minute.
I downloaded everest and prime95, activated the prime95 maximum heat test, and watched as the temperature went up to an astonishing 82°C, and the fan went vacuum cleaner on me; exactly what I already experienced before in the game.
So, never actually having had a Laptop before, and just having seen others', I really don't know if the laptop heating up so much when running a resource demanding application is normal or not. I heard that a clogged cooler could be the problem, but as the computer is brand new, that can hardly be the case. The CPU and GPU aren't exactly high performance models either, and they are both 45 and 55 nm units, so they should really not create so much heat. I also heard before that HP is known for their poor cooling solutions and heat management problems. Is this an example of that?
What really confuses me as well, is that on the review section of the page where I bought it from people were praising this laptop for it being so incredibly quiet, and from what i've seen it really isn't.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.4 GHz, 3MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB Memory: 4096 MB DDR2 Display: 13.3 inch WXGA HD (1366 x 768) HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce G 103M, 512MB dedicated Hard Disk: 320 GB SATA 5400 rpm
Specifications HP Pavilion DV3 2010el
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400, 2:00 GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 800 MHz FSB Memory: 4096 MB DDR2 Display: 13.3 inch WXGA HD (1366 x 768) HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce G 105M, 512MB dedicated Hard Disk: 250 GB SATA 5400 rpm
while writing this my core 1` and 2 are hitting 70c i am on power saver and only browsing the internet and chatting (N.B. my laptop is sitting on a notepal infinite on max speed) something wrong with my laptop since a few days , where should i start? , should i start with a fresh install of windows? maybe some weird programs are running in background , i am pretty good with computer and i have kaspersky installed , or should i tear the laptop apart and start looking for the cpu and applying thermal paste ( i don't know if its easy ) , where to start , when there is load on the CPU temp hits 80+ on power saver
I have a DV7-1001X which I got a month and a half ago as I won a completion for the laptop. It has a 2.8ghz Dual Core with the 9600 nvidia card.
I started experiencing the laptop automatically going to hibernate about 2 weeks ago randomly without me doing anything. Initially I thought it was hibernate breaking but I disabled that and the laptop just turned off so I figured it must be heat related.
I ran RealTemp and HWMonitor to find that when playing WoW my CPU and GPU temps were reaching 100C and when the CPU hit around 105 (according to realtemp) the hibernate/power-off would kick in. I have tweaked the undervolting now so it sits at 90C on full load but the GPU still spikes to over 100C and the cpu can spike too.
My first question is can the gpu/cpu take up to this as I see lots of mixed opinions about the max temp for cpu/gpu's?
Secondly this only started 2 weeks ago and I have tried spraying compressed air into the vents which cleared some dust but it does not appear to have made any difference. Is there much else I can do without removing screws?
I'm considering buying the HP dv5t with the 9200 GPU. I don't really game much. Will I have the same heating issues that I read about on these boards so often? It sounds like they mostly relate to a) intense gaming; b) use of the 9600 card .
I've been looking at the envy 15 and it really looks like a laptop I want. The only problem I've found about it(for me at least) is heat. While a lot of people say that with the i5 processors heat isn't an issue, I was wondering if with an i7 processor like the i7 820QM or i7 720QM the heat spikes up as compared to the i5 ones. Sorry if this just adds to heat questions but it seems a lot of people saying heat is fixed are people with i5 and I just wanted an answer from someone with an i7.
I got a HP Pavilion Dv7 not to long ago, about six months to be exact...
Anyways, it used to be fine for heat but as of late, it idles at around 70 C for the dual cores and GPU...it's beginning to worry me a bit because when i play games they can reach temperatures of 90 C.
By the way, I have the most recent Bios update and I have cleaned the vents too. Something worth noting though is that when I bought this laptop it was the only one left, which was the display unit, do you reckon that it may have had wear and tear due to this already?
Looking at a DV7T or DV7 and am wondering about the supposed problem with heat on these. Some appear to have problems and some don't. Does it depend on the build, such as having a quad instead of core 2 duo or faster video card? Are the fan or fans located in the same spot on all builds? Is the venting path more clogged with certain builds? I'm looking at a simple core 2 duo T6600 and standard ATI 4530 on the DVT7 or P7550 and ATI 4650 on the DV7. Should I plan on having any heat issues with this conservative build especially if I don't plan on doing any serious gaming? Or is each one a crapshoot that is built with some doing well and others not so with heat? Obviously heat is a serious factor in the life of the laptop and don't want this to be an issue if I can help it.
Also looking at the Toshiba P505 with 18.4" screen which from what I've read doesn't have many heating issues. But all in all I like the HP better for looks, features and components.
The issue I am having is that the heat of the whole laptop. The HDD gets hot, the GPU and CPU get hot as does the RAM....EVERYTHING. This gets annoying when it is sat on my lap *air vent clear* and slowly heating me up.
I am curious to why the intake vent is so small? It covers only 1/4 of the fan, this does not make sense.
The last time I recorded the temperatures, the GPU was 80Degrees C and the CPU was 55Degrees C
Has anyone else got this same heat issue as me?
Does anyone know a way of keeping the fan on 100% speed? *noise is not an issue*
Another thing, why is there only 1 fan?
There should be two right? 1 for CPU and one for GPU.
I just got my laptop about a week ago. I noticed yesterday that the fan is always on-it wasn't before. Over the keyboard feels a little warm but mostly underneath (sort of close to where the battery is but mostly on the other side of the keyboard). I've been using it on a hard surface so I don't block the vents and such..
How warm is normal? I know you can download programs that can tell you the temp but I don't know where to find that. Is it a bad sign that the fan is always on now? Could it just be because it's summer and warm in general?
I have the HP DV5-1234se if it makes any difference..When I looked up reviews I didn't see any problems with overheating.
I'm kinda worried about it's temperatures. Just surfing internet, I get 75-88ºC (or even 91ºC) on the CPU, and 55ºC on the harddrive. Is that normal? If I run a game, the temperature goes even higher. For example, I was at 77ºC and I opened a video in youtube and it went to 81ºC! Right now I'm just talking on Skype and I have 85ºC.
The computer is not on my lap, it is on a table, so i am not blocking any of the air vents, and the room temperature is not high at all.
I have done all the searching I can in the past week to find information on the heat output of the HP dv6 series equipped with AMD processors because I plan to order one tomorrow or Tuesday, the dv6-1260se Artist Edition.
I really did not want to create a topic for this because I was sure it has been addressed at least in part before but I couldn't find enough information to confirm or deny my overheating fears.
If any dv6; even dv5, dv7, and HDX 16 owners; have any information on the heat output of these models.
I never had problems with playing games on my dv6000t laptop until last year. I've had this laptop for close to 2.5 years and I'm running into heat problems. Whenever I play CPU intensive games like Team Fortress 2 or even play games on Kongregate.com that use Flash Player, my laptop starts to lag until I elevate it AND quit the game or site. I don't plan on buying a notebook cooler since that this is a problem that I never used to have a year before.
Is there a how to guide that has explicit instructions/video to cleaning the fans of the HP dv6000 model?
i have a dv4t and the existing fujitsu 250gb hdd is running too hot. i am considering upgrading the hard drive to one of the two on the top. can any of you with one of those two hdd's in your dv4t, dv5t, etc? how hot the left palmrest gets?
I spent a couple hours reading through dozens of pages in the 3 separate HP Envy 15" Owner's Lounge threads and couldn't find a definite answer to the following questions--there was usually conflicting info.
In total there's over 1k pages, so despite considerable time spent perusing and searching perhaps I missed a definite answer somewhere in there. So hopefully, it's okay if I ask this outside of those threads for a conclusive answer:
1) Every review I've read mentioned the heat issue with the i7 system. Has anyone read an official review or gathered a consensus from users if the i5 version of the 15" model has lesser heat issues?
2) Does the i5 have graphics switching? And does the i7?
3) The i7 has very short battery life, which dissuades me from getting it. Is the i5 any better? What sort of usage are most i5 owners getting out of it?
I'm looking at both the Studio XPS 13 and the M1330 and I can get a xps13 better equipped for less. The only thing that is making me hesitant is the heat issues that are mentioned in nearly every review.
Does the heat issue affect performance?
Will it bother me? (I will have this on my lap and I'm a guy)
Should I just wait for a coupon that I can use on the m1330 so I dont have to worry about it?
I was looking through some Studio XPS 16 reviews and one of the biggest complaints is heat. I don't really want to deal with heat that badly (I wish the fan was louder to compensate for the Heat).
But I am comparing a Studio XPS 16 to a Sony Vaio F series, and I was wondering how would the heat generated be with 8 GB of Ram, i7 720 QM processor, ATI 5730 and a 128 GB Solid State Drive? The Solid State Drive is supposed to generate 0 heat, so I figured that would mean that I would not have to deal with the heat problems. Also I would get the RGBLED screen.
On a less important note....with a 128 GB SSD and a 9 cell 85 whr battery what kind of battery life am I looking at with those stats at 20% brightness and only word documents?
I would like to grab a dell as I found out I may have a 15% discount there, but I don't want to have to deal with a hot/throttled computer.
I just bought this new laptop and it froze on me during inital set up and dell had to reimage it on the phone with me. Now that I have it where I can use the machine after about an hour of web surfing it seems like the bottom is pretty hot and near the vent is so hot you could not hold your hand there. I was thinking of calling dell back and talking to them about it. Are other people experiencing a lot of heat with this computer?
I'm about to buy the XPS Studio 13 notebook and was hoping someone could make some clarifications for me about it. I've read a lot about the apparent design flaw in it that makes the monitor block the exhaust and thus the computer gets hot. I also know that the new BIOS version addresses this issue somewhat, but I'm a bit skeptical about it because a BIOS can only make the fans run more. The BIOS fix cannot correct the actual physical problem. Therefore, I'm a bit jittery about getting this computer, even though it's the one that best meets my spec requirements.
I would like to hear from those who have owned the XPS Studio 13 for at least 3-4 months and have used it for powerful stuff. What has your experience been like regarding the heat issue?
I've been warned that heat issues are not good for LED displays. This seems to me to be confirmed by the XPS 13 review posted at [url] where it is claimed that the heat issued damaged the bottom part of the guy's screen.
My mate's XPS Gen 2 w/ 7800GTX is experiencing issues in games - tearing and random black textures in GRAW 2, overheating => shutting down, and stuttering in Far Cry. We've tried different drivers to no avail, and after running Rthdribl for five minutes according to RivaTuner the GPU reaches 100c...so I'm thinking it's overheating.
So to the crux of the question...where on earth has IK9FanGUI gone? I was planning to use it to run the fans higher for some better cooling...but alas, I can't find it anywhere and the official site is down.
After hearing about the known heat issues with the nVidia 8400m card – I started monitoring the temperatures on my laptop using ‘SpeedFan’. The temperatures remain pretty consistent – albeit on the high side….
They are as follow: GPU: 65C Core 0: 55C Core 1: 55C
These are averages – they really don’t get much higher (at least for too long). When the fan turns on they drop about 5C (and go back up when it turns off). I bought my laptop back in March (actually very happy with it) and have had no real problems (fingers crossed). I mostly use Office, surf the internet & watch movies – no real hardcore gaming for me…
I've had my XPS M1530 for a year now and I've recently gotten into overclocking, undervolting (going through this now), and monitoring my internal temperatures due to playing Oblivion, WoW, and AOC. Anyway, I checked the temperatures, and while idle my core temp sits at about 77C. With dual monitors (goes into 3D mode) it'll reach ~86C just surfing the internet. While gaming/overclocked it can easily reach 90-93C. I've gamed for LONG periods of time and it never seems to go above 93C ever, which is good b/c the max is somewhere around 100C (probably because of my cooling pad).
So I've looked online and everyone else seems to have temperatures of ~20C lower! What's going on and how come my laptop is this absurdly hot? Do any other users have temps this high? Have I had faulty hardware for a year now? I'm basically just wondering if there's any other suggestions out there or if I should call Dell asking them whats up with my laptop (I have a 4-year warranty).
Dell XPS M1530 Vista x64 Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5GHz nVidia 8600M GT 4GB Ram
I just tried undervolting, and after changing the voltage it says "stress your CPU for 45minutes to make sure you don't get a blue screen of death or laptop crashes." It tested for a minute and RMClock (the program to undervolt) had to throttle the temps down b/c the CPU temps were getting over 95C.
I wish I had found this place before I purchased my new Dell, I had an old dell xps laptop maxed out and never had an issue with it and after 4 years sold it on ebay for 800.00. bad decision.
What to do what's done is done, my question is, On my old dell xps i use to use a program to monitor the temp and was able to bring it down 3 degrees by changing the thermal compound.
Before I do anything with this beautiful looking studio xps. I would like to know if and what people are using to monitor the temperature. I have installed speedfan and it seems ok but as we all know with dell systems they like to make it difficult for us to monitor the temps.
I checked the logs on speedfan and did not see anyone else posting settings for the studio xps .....
So i was using an emulator to play some old PSX games on my XPS M1530. I have a 2.4ghz C2D , 4gb ram, and a 8600gt. When i finished i checked my temps on my card just cause i was surious and it was at 93C (199F) when i checked.
That seems really high to me. I dont know if the fan is not kicking on or if the emulator is pushing my card to hard because i have never seen these kinds of temps before even after long Guild Wars sessions or any other of the number of games i play on this. Oh btw the card is not overclocked.