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Do the multi-core laptops, specifically like the quad-core variety overheat easily? Are cooling pads necessary and which ones are the best to buy? I would assume the air intake direction and overall fan quality would determine if a notebook would reach the CPUs thermal shutdown max temp. I had a HP laptop with a cooling pad, i7 early variety and even with the cooling pad it still hit the TJmax and initiated a immediate shutdown. It was a HP dv7. Specifically is there a better cooled model or make, generally speaking? I don't have the dv7 any longer and am unsure if it was just a design flaw or bad paste, etc.
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Originally Posted by DRBvid123 View Post

I had a HP laptop with a cooling pad, i7 early variety and even with the cooling pad it still hit the TJmax and initiated a immediate shutdown..

That's strange. Intel CPUs throttle, they don't just shut down.
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

That's strange. Intel CPUs throttle, they don't just shut down.

All CPUs will shutdown via emergency measures in either the desktop or laptop configuration. Brand means nothing here.

The thing to remember here is that not all laptops will overheat. Different machines have different cooling setups and whatnot. HP has this issue though. Bad design in general. My Alienware hasn't overheated yet, but that's for obvious reasons...
     
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

That's strange. Intel CPUs throttle, they don't just shut down.

All CPUs will shutdown via emergency measures in either the desktop or laptop configuration. Brand means nothing here.

The thing to remember here is that not all laptops will overheat. Different machines have different cooling setups and whatnot. HP has this issue though. Bad design in general. My Alienware hasn't overheated yet, but that's for obvious reasons...
AMD CPUs just shut down, Intel CPUs throttle first to reduce load and heat. The throttling should be obvious to the user and indicates the need to reduce load and hence, not loose data.

I've had success removing "Dust bunnies" from peoples laptops It often helps, especially on laptops over a year old. I've replaced the thermal compound on a few of my own laptops (Shin Etsu. X23-7783D) with varying results. But that can be a daunting task for most people.
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Not true. Both cpu types throttle back before shutting down. If you're basing your knowledge off anything prior to the last three years, then you're rather mistaken.

Also, replacing the TIM on a generic laptop isn't that hard. My old Toshiba Qosmio was difficult to change, yes, but I wouldn't call it a daunting task. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

AMD CPUs just shut down, Intel CPUs throttle first to reduce load and heat. The throttling should be obvious to the user and indicates the need to reduce load and hence, not loose data.

I've had success removing "Dust bunnies" from peoples laptops It often helps, especially on laptops over a year old. I've replaced the thermal compound on a few of my own laptops (Shin Etsu. X23-7783D) with varying results. But that can be a daunting task for most people.
     
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post

Not true. Both cpu types throttle back before shutting down. If you're basing your knowledge off anything prior to the last three years, then you're rather mistaken.

Also, replacing the TIM on a generic laptop isn't that hard. My old Toshiba Qosmio was difficult to change, yes, but I wouldn't call it a daunting task. tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

AMD CPUs just shut down, Intel CPUs throttle first to reduce load and heat. The throttling should be obvious to the user and indicates the need to reduce load and hence, not loose data.

I've had success removing "Dust bunnies" from peoples laptops It often helps, especially on laptops over a year old. I've replaced the thermal compound on a few of my own laptops (Shin Etsu. X23-7783D) with varying results. But that can be a daunting task for most people.

I stand corrected.
Though I have HPC Mode enabled. so my FX6300 just quits when it overheats.
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Thanks for the responses, I found a few old threads on the subject:

Search Results for “overheat”
Thermal nightmare I ran across...

Also found a cooler with adjustable fan positioning

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