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Aha! I have the 17" version of that, with 2 fans... I will probably get that one, the 19" version, and add my 2 fans to it... if 5 fans don't cool this thing down, I don't know what will. Next step up would probably be a home depot box fan... thinking.gif


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Originally Posted by drnilly007;13909084 
i had a laptop with a c2d and 8600m gt and it wasnt abnormal to see 100c temps

That is abnormal. 100c is insane. I never got above 80c on cpu or cpu and I was freaked out. My HDDs are what got up to 70 and that's what I was most worried about.
     
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I just picked up an SSD over the weekend (microcenter has a store brand - rebadged adata sandforce ssd - for 99 bucks for 64gb). it formatted to 55gb total size.

The good news, it did help quite a bit, the hard drive, and surprisingly, the memory area are now cool to the touch, can't really explain why the memory isn't running as hot anymore... It runs cooler to the touch than the old hard drive sitting in an external dock, with air all around it.

The bad: HP is absolutely retarded. I didn't want to do a hard drive clone as I've been running the laptop for 9 months now and it was beginning to get bogged down anyway. I tried creating recovery disks to install the os onto the SSD. It turns out the disc creator manager thing in windows didn't run (crashed on launch), and the recovery manager on bootup conveniently didn't have the option to create disks as they claimed it does online. I ended up having to wipe the original hard drive and reset it to factory; then create the disks. One disk failed to create/read in the process for some reason (bad media/drive I'm guessing). Then I found out HP put a hard limit on being able to create only 1 set of disks, and that's it. I've poked around for a file tracking whether i've created anything or not, but couldn't see anything. Getting online with HP support they agreed to send me some recovery media for free. Not wanting to wait, I poked around their website some more, found a utility that creates recovery media onto a usb drive. That, also only creates it once and you're done. to my surprised it said my 8gb flash drive isn't big enough... that should tell you how much junk HP loads on these systems, since win 7 home pro is a 3.0gb image. I run to best buy, get an overpriced 16gb drive, run the utility, swap out hard drives again (I've had to swap the ssd in and out probably 10-15 times, once for each attempt), boot up, first time it tells me it can't continue because the hard drive is smaller than the one the computer shipped with. I googled that and only found one other person trying to do the same thing, posting it on HP's forums, but no answers/solution. I give it another shot at booting up, and this time it claims it doesn't recognize the flash drive as a a valid boot device.

I gave up, downloaded an image of win7 home premium from digital-river (I think that's one of microsoft's stores), put it on a flash drive using the MS utility, load win 7 with no problems, and laptop is finally done. I could have saved over a day if I didn't try to mess with the HP stuff. I have one of these caddys coming in (http://www.newmodeus.com/shop/index....roducts_id=318) and I'm gonna put the old hard drive in it; I have an external dvdrom already, but will probably buy one of those conversion cases for the optical anyway, as I think it's a lightscribe capable drive...

And when all that is done, next step, I'll drop in a core i5 560M... All indicators say it will work (socket/chipset match), just hope HP doesn't have any idiotic restrictions in the bios... This is by far my last HP laptop. Sorry for the rant.

Cliffsnotes: an SSD will help with the heat of the laptop, but not with your blood pressure.
Edited by Fosters - 6/20/11 at 7:30am
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