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 .
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'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.
Specs: 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.
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 am getting quite scared about my hp dv5t its getting really hot. The cpu is always at 50-mostly around 65 degrees doing normal work. I keep it on a targus cooler sometimes, but when im on campus I can only use the bare desk. I have undervolted the computer and the gpu is fine always maxing out at around 60 degrees and the harddrive is always at like 40. How do I keep this cpu from getting so high? It makes the computer really hot. Anything like undervolting, or anything free would be a + point.
i bought an hp dv5t laptop about 7 months ago.my laptop battery has been working fine since then.few days back it has has started to give me problems.sometimes it refuses to charge when ac power is connected e.g it stays on lets say 20% even though its been on AC for a long time.well sometimes it charges normally without any problems.also i have noticed that it charging time has increased a lot from about 25 minutes to 40 min. is there anyting wrong with the battery or is my ac adapter faulty?how can i improve my battery condition?
I have been trying to get 5.1 sound with my laptop, i have heard people i think with other models that make microphone jack into a center/surround output, and other have said that its possible with hdmi but i have tried with latest drivers of HMDI that i got (126.96.36.199).
so i've got a dv5t. i have the notebook raised up 6 inches in the back while on a desk, and i've also got it undervolted (down to 1.0250V on the 9x actually) and this machine always runs hot. hotter while in games (which makes sense.) but even while just browsing the net, it gets hot.
P8600 3gb ram 512mb 9600 GT 240gb 7200rpm win xp pro sp3
this picture is WITH a small undervolt and WITH antec cooling fan
ignore that min, probably a glitch
atm the only real "load" i have running is firefox, digsby (IM client), and itunes. only real cpu usage (through task manager) is firefox. when i exit everything and have nothing running, it use to idle at around 70C but after undervolt i can get it to around 60C
my HP dv5t cpu is just way too hot. I keep pretty good care of my laptop and there is not really dust inside but if I just watch a youtube video my temperatures can easily go up to 65C even with a 1.875 volt to 1.075 undervolt. I have a cooler as well, and the temperatures still are just way too hot. If i play a game like tf2 my cpu easily goes to 75C while the GPU and HDD stay well within acceptable and even cool temperatures. I don't really know why the cpu is so hot compared to everything else. My friend has suggested it might be thermal paste not being applied correctly and I was looking for a second diagnoses. Should i be sending the laptop into HP? And if so what do I call / what do i tell them for the best/fastest service? Should I try to get some Arctic silver and apply thermal paste myself? My friend says he can do it easy enough but he would like a disassembly guide on how to get to the cpu and remove the heatsink.
When i first bought it brand new from best buy right after christmas i could run it all the time and i would notice it would get hot but i never had issues with it until january when it overheated for the first time.
Right after that i went to best buy and bought a USB fan to put underneath it and it seemed to solve the problem. It would be cool to the touch. Until once again... it overheated and kept getting worse and worse.
Now i am to the point where i have to use the fan underneath it, have a small room fan blowing on it, and rob it of performance by turning it to power saver mode which is really frusterating. I also updated the BIOS to make the internal fan run faster which seemed to help a little.
Just a note, i use CoreTemp to monitor the CPU temp with the above setup, it reads 71 degrees Celsius right now.
I just switched it to high performance and it instantly jumped up to 85 degrees and is climbing... now its 88 even with all theese fans on it. I have firefox open, windows live messenger and windows media player running. Now its 92. Im gonna unplug it and turn it to powersaver.. (95 degrees and dropping...)
So my mom is going to buy me the hp dv5t and I have a question about the screen res. If I order the screen with the WXGA 1280x800 can I change the res on the laptop to anything higher to make my icons smaller?