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Topic # 31018 1-Mar-2009 21:42
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Ok, so I'm testing out the Windows 7 OS.

Ever since I've upgraded from XP, I've noticed that my HP DV6000 (6129TX) is running hot. I'm now experiencing thermal shut down and the whole PC shuts down. Damn frusttrating when your doing stuff.

Never ever did this on XP. It was warm but not this warm.

My battery is completly shot and doesn't hold a charge. I've upgraded the bios to the latest version and I'm monitoring the temps using CPUID HARDWARE MONITIOR 1.13.0.

CPU (DUO CORE) is hitting 82 degrees +
HDD (Seagate 100GB SATA) is hitting 60 degrees +
GPU (GEFORCE GO 7400) is hitting 75 degrees +

I'm not sure which one is shutting down first, as I don't have the tech spec's and ever since I wiped my HP Version with all its apps, it dosn't tell me which one is roasting and shutting down first.

Apart from the obvious "use a cooling pad", which I may have to do. I was wanting to know if this is happening to anyone else and what your doing or could do about it.

I've taken the HDD cover off and it hasn't shut down today, but that could be short term fix depending on the outside air temp.

There is a chance having a flat battery is causing the power supply to running 100% by pumping maximum watts into a dead battery, this would also causing the over heating. Although battery was dead with XP and PC seemed ok.

It seems weird Windows 7 would cause this, but it may also be doing more work to acheive the same thing.

Any help on this would be appreicated.




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  Reply # 198674 1-Mar-2009 22:53
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vista ran hotter on my laptop than XP, but windows 7 ran cooler than vista.  i have an hp nc8230.

have you tried updating the bios to the latest versions?

have you checked to see that the air intake isn't filled with fluff?  (i regularly open up my laptop and empty out fluff and stuff that gets in there and makes it run hot)




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Reply # 198675 1-Mar-2009 22:58
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langi27:
Ever since I've upgraded from XP, I've noticed that my HP DV6000 (6129TX) is running hot. I'm now experiencing thermal shut down and the whole PC shuts down. Damn frusttrating when your doing stuff.


How did you upgrade to Windows 7 from XP? As far as I know, there is no upgrade option unless you reinstall the operating system




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  Reply # 198679 1-Mar-2009 23:56
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I did not used win7 on my laptop but it used to shut itself down a weeks ago (80+ C). What I did is:

 - open it, vacum clean, blow everything from fan to heatsink (did not help)

 - took out heatsink, replaced termal paste and wuhuhuhuhu (temp is down to normal 30-50 C :))

 

maybe you should do the same...





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  Reply # 198684 2-Mar-2009 06:31
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Have you checked that the fan is running when it is getting hot? The suggestions of checking that the airways are not blocked are a good idea. You man not need to put the thing appart but do check that the airways are not blocked up with dust.

Edit: Have you also checked in task manager to make sure some peice of software is not making the CPU work very hard?







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  Reply # 198698 2-Mar-2009 08:50
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Thanks for your replies on this.


* I've loaded the latest bios version - check

* Yes I had to reinstall windows (not upgrade) - check

* I can try to open it up, but don't think there is a airflow problem, as my hard drive is running hot which has no fans. I can feel warm air blowing out the vents.

* I've only noticed two fan speeds Low (quiet) and High (loud)

* I will try the thermal paste, but I think this is Windows 7 cauing something keeping CPU, GPU and HDD running hot.

Possible bug from MS.

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  Reply # 198703 2-Mar-2009 09:35
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Have you checked what load your CPU is under when the PC is just sitting? It should be sitting at near 0%. If some peice of software is playing up it could be causing your CPU to sit at 100% all the time. That would cause issues.







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  Reply # 198829 2-Mar-2009 21:49
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CPU activity sits around 2-5% when doing nothing, temp is around 53 degrees, which is lower than 82 max i've seen.

HDD activity is also doing nothing but is hot at 56 degrees, almost too hot to touch. HDD isn't cooled so should this could be a concern? Is my HDD stuffed?

Probably should check the CPU thermal paste?

Maybe i'll go back to XP and see if there is a difference.

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Reply # 199667 6-Mar-2009 20:22
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Cant see the OS having that much impact on all of that Hardware, must be a problem in the machine.  Have you tried various power settings - Max Battery or changing the CPU speed settings?


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  Reply # 199672 6-Mar-2009 21:02
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I think it's just a coincidence - and your laptop actually needs some cleaning. And talking about this I had my three year old Acer F5000 cleaned up and replaced the thermal paste. It's way better now, and I am running Windows 7 on it.




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  Reply # 201200 14-Mar-2009 14:10
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You should have left XP and installed the beta of Win7 on a separate partition.

Win7 should install its boot manager that allows you to make a choice of OS at startup.

You are going to have to remove that beta, because it will cease working after a set date and you will have to buy and install the final product if you want it.


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  Reply # 201261 15-Mar-2009 08:59
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i've noticed on my installation that the SM Bus Controller driver didn't install which ".. monitors your system board's temperature and voltage. Programs that read your hardware sensors need the controller.."
 
I'm on a PC not laptop and cooling is good so im not that worried - but will be a different issue for a laptop..


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  Reply # 201824 18-Mar-2009 07:10
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hmmm you say your HDD is getting hot while doing nothing sounds like lack of proper ventilation to me and doing a thermal paste job on every chip the heatsink touches is probably a very good idea it doesn't last for ever 12 months for most longer for good quality like arctic silver or tx2 but the worst stuff is that generic white toothpaste or the pinkish bubblegum gunk you mayaswell be using pinkbats as far as that stuff is concerned oh and just a thought it could be to do with your battery not being very good i know when a desktop pc's psu isn't up to the job it can cause flaky behavior

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