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#42150 29-Sep-2009 16:52
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Ive got the windows 7 msdn image running as my primary os on my laptop and recently it has been getting very hot and powering off after a couple of hours.
task manager shows low cpu usage but the fan is going insane. Is it do with my chipset drivers?

Its an  amd turion tl 60 btw
sb600/690 mobo

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  #260746 3-Oct-2009 09:17
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What brand of Laptop?
My HP Probook had it's fan going mental when I installed Windows7. I downloaded and installed the HP Recommended System Settings from their website, and it's all good now. (Found under Vista Drivers for my laptop)

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  #260759 3-Oct-2009 10:44
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Not sure, have you got aero turned on? i've noticed my 1005HA runs the fan a lot more using Aero on Win7 as opposed to never on my WinXP side.

Um, are you dual booting/ try XP for a bit, also in 7 try turning Aero mode off and see if it quietens down. I'd do what Trig says above and update your drivers :) sounds like the fan speed might not be turning itself down properly.

Ouch, powering off is a really bad sign though. Are you any good at opening laptops without voiding the warranty? I usually:
- undo the 8 or so screws at the back
- pop the panel off above the keyboard
- unscrew the 2-3 screws holding it in
- carefully remove the keyboard ribbon
Then look for the fan/CPU cooler, remove it from the numbers 4/3/2/1 these are the torque settings
IF you've had it around ayear or so, or even 6 months in a dusty environment you'll find a lot of dust clogging the fan. Remove it with a damn tissue with meths or blow through it with some compressed air.
Put the heatsink back on, tight 1/2/3/4 in that sequence, then put it back together.

If it's still under warranty though, take it back, overheating/turning off can also be caused by a faulty AC adapter surging the internal PSU and can risk a fire(my mums one burnt out that way, had to buy a replacement power board off Ebay)

I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

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