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I actually have a HP DV4 on my workbench right now, it gets pretty darn hot even when it is all cleaned out. Ever since HP stopped putting fan grates on the bottom of the case I have gotten more of them in from friends and family for heat related issues. The issue is so prevalent that there is an option in the BIOS to keep the fan on all the time, not only the AMD versions have the issue... the Intel ones do too. It is a clear sign that HP needs to rethink their laptop airflow. On another note, smokers tar in the dust is a pain, it is the worst type of dust to clean because it is sticky and orange colored.
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I actually have a HP DV4 on my workbench right now, it gets pretty darn hot even when it is all cleaned out. Ever since HP stopped putting fan grates on the bottom of the case I have gotten more of them in from friends and family for heat related issues. The issue is so prevalent that there is an option in the BIOS to keep the fan on all the time, not only the AMD versions have the issue... the Intel ones do too. It is a clear sign that HP needs to rethink their laptop airflow. On another note, smokers tar in the dust is a pain, it is the worst type of dust to clean because it is sticky and orange colored.

I had to deal with smokers tar all the time in geek squad. Yeah HP has some pretty fail thermal designs. This is part of the reason i could never grab an envy for a middle of the line video card or anything. Just terrible design. Even apple handles TDP issues better.
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I actually have a HP DV4 on my workbench right now, it gets pretty darn hot even when it is all cleaned out. Ever since HP stopped putting fan grates on the bottom of the case I have gotten more of them in from friends and family for heat related issues. The issue is so prevalent that there is an option in the BIOS to keep the fan on all the time, not only the AMD versions have the issue... the Intel ones do too. It is a clear sign that HP needs to rethink their laptop airflow. On another note, smokers tar in the dust is a pain, it is the worst type of dust to clean because it is sticky and orange colored.

Luckily I was able to remove the tar from the fan AND the heatsink with soap, water and an old toothbrush. Was forced to open up the fan mechanism and literally clean each individual fan blade but it was worth it. Fan is ultra quiet compared to what it was before. Just prepare yourself, HP does not make it easy to get to the fan and heatsink. Took me 2 hours with a youtube video guiding me to take it apart, and another 1.5 hours to assemble, and the idiot in the video screwed up and forgot some screws so I after I followed my own memory and intuition, I still had 1 screw left.mad.gif
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I had to deal with smokers tar all the time in geek squad. Yeah HP has some pretty fail thermal designs. This is part of the reason i could never grab an envy for a middle of the line video card or anything. Just terrible design. Even apple handles TDP issues better.

That's a tough call, I've had macbooks that I could feel confident to keep me warm throughout a cold 15C winter night.
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http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03177433.pdf i dunno man. It looks like i need to take it apart to get to it.
Yes, you will definitely have to take it apart to get to it, however after looking at page 13 of the manual you linked to it would be a pretty easy laptop to take apart, and because the heatsink assembly is so small you should have no issue getting it off of the motherboard. It looks overall like it might take about 10-15 mins. to get apart and probably 25 mins. to put back together. It looks like the only thing that will have to come off to get to the mobo is either the bottom cover or the keyboard and palm rests, can't tell which of those would come off from the manual. Because the heatsink and fan are on the top side of the mobo it would be easy to pull the palm rest and keyboard off so that makes more sense. Let me know what you think...
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lol look at mine:



best pasting job ever
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lol look at mine:



best pasting job ever

Ouch, that must've been a pain to clean off. What paste did you end up putting on?
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Arctic MX-4, and i get 10-15C drops in temps after biggrin.gif

BTW after re-assembling the whole damn thing after like 1 hour, it didn't turn on!!! almost gave me a mini-heart attack lol. then i found out after taking apart the entire damn thing again that one of the top panel ribbon cable connectors was not plugged in lol.
Edited by Phenomanator53 - 6/5/13 at 3:39am
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