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post #1 of 9
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hi everyone, i have a (somewhat) old HP dv6t-3000 its got an ATI 5470 gpu and a core i5 430m in it.

it seems to be overheating slightly. im not sure if its just normal or if the heatsink is bad or what?

i originally though it was the thermal compound... i cleaned it off and replaced it with some mx-3 and it dropped by around 5-10 celsius at first but it seems to be heating up again. if i leave it on for more than 20 minutes at a time it seems to get up to 60 celsius IDLE! and this is with realtemp reporting 1300-1500mhz, im not happy about it.

so what do you guys think?
-replace the thermal compound AGAIN?
-buy a new heatsink?
-what other options to i have? i dont really want a cooler underneath it.
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What are your load temps? Remember that laptops tend to operate at temps MUCH higher than desktops. They're built for that. tongue.gif
     
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Have you checked the battery to see if it is heating up? Sometimes when a battery starts to go it can start generating a ton of heat as it continuously attempts to charge dead cells. This can add greatly to the temps in a laptop. The only other thing I would suggest is to check the tim and make sure it spread correctly and maybe try to reapply again. If the tim spread too thin or too thick or not enough it can cause it to break down prematurely.
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post #4 of 9
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load temp has gotten up to 83 celsius right now... its leveling off there a little bit...
i have an old battery and a new battery both situations have the same overheating problems...

basically idling gets hot in my lap is that normal then? you'd think the laptop wouldnt get QUITE this hot...
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yep a few minutes later and its at 85 celsius with prime 95 running.
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post #6 of 9
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new update.... 83-85 celsius

thing i guess im worried about is its supposed to be 2.26ghz and its only running at 1860mhz at 85 celsius...

for laptops do you need more than a grain of rice worth of TIM? just wondering because i put about a half of a grain of rice on it that should've been fine but whatever just wondering

edit: figured out why its not 2.26ghz its because in power settings i had the processor speed set to 85% on battery

i plugged it in, it went over 90 celsius... do i need a new heatsink then do you think? it seems wayyyy high even for a laptop lol the TJ max is only off by 10-15 celsius at fully clocked speeds
Edited by fade2green514 - 2/7/13 at 12:00pm
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post #7 of 9
85*C is well within the safe zone for laptops. It's definitely warm, but it's not dangerous. My machine generally hits 80*C, but I've got waaay better cooling.

As for the TIM application, you'd know if it wasn't enough. You'd be shutting down. tongue.gif Also check to see if there's a vent on the bottom. If there isn't one, that's your problem and the machine wasn't meant for much more than surfing the web.
     
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post #8 of 9
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yea it hit 98 celsius a minute ago at full load on wall power at 100% clockspeed so no i do not think its ok, and yes it does have a vent on the bottom you can feel air going into the vent...

actually, it seems fine for normal use but its just running a little warm, i guess its fine, but whatever lol i guess its not meant to be used as a powerful pc but it IS an entertainment notebook...

i normally just use it for its blu-ray player plugging into the tv because the gpu can actually handle high def so it's great for that but it just seems to run a little hot
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My laptop goes into the 90s on 100% clock speed. There's nothing wrong other than a poor thermal design on behalf of HP themselves. I managed to lower these temps by lowering the stock clock speed percentage using windows power options, I set my clock min and max speed to 75% of the stock. This avoids my laptop ever getting into the 80's and whilst its annoying lowering the speed of your processor, its probably a pretty quick chip regardless. I haven't noticed a loss in performance by under clocking my CPU, besides its the GPU that will bottleneck the system.
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