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Overheating HP Laptops

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 05 Oct 2012 5:27 pm

I know there is a thread that I cannot find about HP laptops failing due to overheating issues... also lots of related Google searches.

Pavilion dv6 seriously overheated, killed the disk. I finally got it repaired under Harvey Norman extended warranty... no questions asked, I must say, even though I had the disk opened up an recovered.

While taking it in for HDD replacement, they said, "Anything else?" Yes, I said... overheats like hell.

Got it back... service document said, "reseated/resealed heatsink".

What a difference. I have run this i7 processor at 100 percent for all processors for 14 days non stop running climate models (an offshoot from SETI). The laptop has stayed cool.

So... two things.

a) I thought this was a design issue... now I see it was a build issue.
b) If you have a hot HP laptop, demand that they properly seat/seal the heatsink.

Cheers.

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Re: Overheating HP Laptops

Postby nakatago » Fri, 05 Oct 2012 5:45 pm

Strong Eagle wrote: I have run this i7 processor at 100 percent for all processors for 14 days non stop running climate models (an offshoot from SETI). .


:o

What do you work as again?







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Postby nutnut » Fri, 05 Oct 2012 9:41 pm

I've got an idea what some of his work is, and this confused me too ;)
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Re: Overheating HP Laptops

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 05 Oct 2012 10:49 pm

nakatago wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote: I have run this i7 processor at 100 percent for all processors for 14 days non stop running climate models (an offshoot from SETI). .


:o

What do you work as again?


This laptop died when I was at the Edsa Shangrila in Manila. The day I flew home, I bought a new Toshiba laptop... much lighter. Pulled the disk from the HP... 5 days later, got the recovered data onto my new Toshiba... finally got around to getting the HP repaired.

I offered it on several websites... Win 7 Pro, Office 2010 Pro, lots of other goodies... and the best offer I got was S$400... so I keep it... maybe give it away to a charitable organization... meanwhile, it runs computationally intensive apps for a couple of organizations, including SETI.








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Re: Overheating HP Laptops

Postby x9200 » Sat, 06 Oct 2012 9:34 am

Was it overeating right from the start or some time after you bought it?

BTW, we often forget were we live. I had to change the MB in my heavy-duty PC for multimedia encoding as some CPU intensive applications kept crashing the system and funny enough it was typically after few hours only. The culprit was the power supply section on the MB that kept overheating regardless all my effort to properly ventilate the casing. I guess at 25C I would not see this issue at all but I don't use aircone and have 30-35C in the "computer room".

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Postby taxico » Sat, 06 Oct 2012 11:56 am

i've owned nothing but HP laptops in the past decade+.

for my computers, overheating tends to be a gradual process (getting worse as the months go by).

as i buy only one particular series of hp laptops (compaq nc2xxx -> elitebook 2xxx), the problem seems to re-occur often.

i finally tracked down a friend who told me the compact (and poor) design meant a ball of lint was growing and being trapped in the fan compartment each time i used it.

he taught me how to open up the laptop and sure enough, there was one ball in that very laptop i brought along.

over time i dug out 4 other hp laptops and opened them up too... and in each, there was a similarly sized ball of lint.

after removal, the laptops all ran less noisily, and will not power off abruptly due to over heating as they now run cooler (according to hwinfo program).

78-91'c before and 57-69'c after (singapore room temp). cooler in a/c room.

the latest model i have in the same series has a different fan design with the entire base cover that is user removable for upgrades/maintenance.

having said that... my sister's toshiba protege has a warped palm rest and keyboard from the heat it produces. it has been sent back twice. she refuses to use it after her lap was burnt by it.

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Postby iNick » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:33 am

My HP pavillion overheated as well. Just bought a really good USB fan at he Sim Lim Square. As an expat you have to watch out tho that you are not paying too much! In the end I went with some locals and cut a good deal for an original HP battery and fan.

I'd suggest you give it a peek overthere!

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Re: Overheating HP Laptops

Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:35 am

x9200 wrote:Was it overeating right from the start or some time after you bought it?


It always seemed to run hot, but kept getting hotter. It was sitting in an air conditioned hotel room, all day, with nothing happening, when it shut down to to temperature.

If i had to make a SWAG, it was defectively assembled to begin with, and deteriorated over the course of a year. Now that it is repaired, it continues to stay cool... at least as cool as an i7 can.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:51 am

Yeah, I'm glad I don't have to use my Dell on my lap as well. As SE mentioned regarding i7's not being the coolest running CPUs, although I've not had a shutdown due to heat and I run at normal non-airconditioned indoor temperatures.


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