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My uncle gave me his old HP DV2000 (Yes, those incredibly notorious laptops) with AMD Turion and nVidia chips.

He's had it for a good number of years. It's served him well. Never had any issue of overheating, or dying on him completely.

However, just recently (6 months + timeframe), he had it upgraded from Vista (32) to Win7 (32).

He said he just wanted off of Vista (finally), and so he did it.

While in the care of whatever shop he took it into, they did some routine care. Blowing out dust, etc.

When he returned to pick it up, it started going anywhere from 30 min to an hour before shutting down, out of the blue. Frustrated, he just bought another laptop.

He asked me to look at it, and I did. My first instinct was to make sure that the fan was functioning. It is. My second move was to navigate the BIOS, attempts to find thermal control. Not available.

My third move, and this is where I drew my conclusion, was to open the Event Viewer MMC.

Dozens, upon dozens, of power failures due to heat. Yup, it needs some R&R.

I'm confident that many years after all the failures, somebody has a fix for an overheating DV2000.


TL;DR: Received a 4-5 yr old DV2000. Overheats. What do?

EDIT: I'm thinking of doing something like the user did here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1433763/modding-pimp-my-notebook-acer-aspire-5742g-the-tag/0_100

EDIT 2: It's a Pavilion DV2740SE. Also, since when can't we change the thread titles?
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post #2 of 14
Put it on water?
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I forgot to mention that it needs to be as cost effective as possible. I don't mind throwing a few man hours towards it, but dollars wise... Yeah, not so much.

EDIT: I'm thinking something along the lines of this: http://www.overclock.net/t/1433763/modding-pimp-my-notebook-acer-aspire-5742g-the-tag/0_100
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post #4 of 14
my barely alive dv2745se(broken audio, partial keyboard glitch, removed disk drive, removed bottom panel in front of ram) had that problem as well. the only way to really get anywhere to fix it is opening it up and cleaning it out, as well as undervolting the cpu(i use rmclock). my old laptop on typical loads around 60-65c
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post #5 of 14
Clean. Dust.

All old laptops have a thick sponge of dust trapped at the heatsink.

If you already tried that maybe replace the TIM?
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post #6 of 14
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In line 5 of the OP, I had stated that the techs dusted it. Though, I have not yet cracked it open. I'll check the status of the TIM, should I get some time tonight.

It's entirely possible that the TIM is due to be changed.
    
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post #7 of 14
Yes just need to clean it out and repaste the cup and chipset and you'll be good to go. Those things are goofy with the heat issues. Next step after that if that doesn't work. Replace the fan . Those are like 5-10$ max on ebay
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post #9 of 14
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It turns on and works perfectly for about 30 min until forceful power off due to thermal limitations. I don't understand how this would help me.

The fixes you have shared are for cases of extreme failure caused by the chip(s) separating from the motherboard.

Because it turns on, and it has full functionality, I doubt the chips have indeed separated from the motherboard.
    
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What temps are you getting? Do you have HWMonitor?

Maybe the power delivery is overheating?
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