Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › HP Pavillion dv6000 (6661) heating up
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

HP Pavillion dv6000 (6661) heating up

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Ok so I got last year a Hp pavilion dv6000 as it says on the top label and 6500 (6661) as it says on the bottom.. dont know why 6661 is not actually in the 6600 series but thats not the problem.

Ever since I got it and actually almost ever since the first owner had it this old beastie (it was when it came out I guess) runs too hot. To the point that with no cooling pad (or how they are called) and the fan on the lappy being totally exposed on the side of the pad the lappy gets too hot. How much I have not checked (I mean in summer)

Right now temp of room is 16 Celsius according to both my fridge magnet thermometer thingies... ahem..

Temperatures without the cooling unit (The mix programs are: WoW, IMVU, Skype with audio and video, couple of goggle chrome tabs and the cpu load is always around 75 to 85%)

idle with absolutely nothing on: 48C
orthos small test: 85C
mix programs: 91C

Temperatures with coolign unit

idle with absolutely nothing on: 35C
orthos small test: 85C
mix programs: 83C

I just want to mention if I try the mixed option with is ram and cpu on orthos the pc crashes

I doubt these temps are the same as summer because in summer without the cooling unit and some hot days even with it i can not touch the touchpad. I will not even comment on how loud the fan gets. Seems that after 80C it goes to full throttle and its too loud. Which in summer does a lot.

All I can think of is

a) The laptops of this line had that problem
b) Some component like HDD or VGA just love heat
c) The CPU heatsink-fan thingie is not attached that well

Well if its a or b I cant do much.. maybe i could research on a hdd to get a new cooler one but for now I am thinking its c.. so I am thinkign of actually disassembling it and either replacing the whole heatsink or just the fan and of course the thermal paste. I even thought of just pulling the heatsink off and reapplying it with new paste and just oiling the fan a bit.

The procedure looks... long.. well I do not really know what to do..

Ok here is some details about the hardware:

CPU: CPU: Intel Core 2 (Merom/Penryn) - Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 of Centrino (Santa Rosa) Platform Compliancy

Chipset: Intel GM965/PM965 - Intel Crestline-PM PM965

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS

HDD: Hitachi HTS542516K9SA00 ATA Device

Btw the other thing I found in another forum was a guy asking straight the one that had problem with his DV6000 if he had a hitachi hdd installed.

Well saying that I doubt i have more information. I am sorry if i was too detailed and confusing. I really wonder what I should do.. Any kind of help or suggestions are welcome
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i5-2310 Pegatron Cleveland 2AB6 Dual-X R9 280X 3G D5 Corsair Value Select 2GB VS2GB1333D3 x4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB Seagate Barracuda ST31000333AS 1TB Western Digital Red NAS WD30EFRX 3TB Plextor PX820-SA 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Xilence M403 Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Windows 10 Home 64bit LG 23MP65 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer AL1714 Logitech Cordless Desktop S520 Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W Hewlett Packard P7 case 
Mouse
Natec Genesis GX77 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i5-2310 Pegatron Cleveland 2AB6 Dual-X R9 280X 3G D5 Corsair Value Select 2GB VS2GB1333D3 x4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB Seagate Barracuda ST31000333AS 1TB Western Digital Red NAS WD30EFRX 3TB Plextor PX820-SA 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Xilence M403 Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Windows 10 Home 64bit LG 23MP65 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer AL1714 Logitech Cordless Desktop S520 Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W Hewlett Packard P7 case 
Mouse
Natec Genesis GX77 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 18
TL;DR.

Laptops get hot, there isn't much room for cooling. So their cooling is a little bit skimpy. My laptop idles at 35C but when using it. It can get very hot, +60C

Best thing to do is open it up, start dusting it out. Replace the TIM and thermal pads while you're in there. Basically do a cleaning every month or so. Keep it off of beds or any place that can obstruct the vent holes.
post #3 of 18
My mobile i7 hits 80c gaming, I dare try prime 95 or orthos. Funny thing is, the 425m only hits 70c while gaming.
Craptop
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 Q740 M Intel HM55 GT425M 6GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB BDROM/DVDRW 7 64bit LED Backlit 17inch 
Power
Baterry 
  hide details  
Reply
Craptop
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 Q740 M Intel HM55 GT425M 6GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB BDROM/DVDRW 7 64bit LED Backlit 17inch 
Power
Baterry 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 18
Its not going to be your hard drive, those barely put out heat. It's probably just a poorly designed laptop in terms of heat dissipation. You can apply better TIM to the heat sinks, but I believe that will void hp's warranty. Besides under clocking the gpu, setting up a fan system, using a laptop cooler, and cleaning out any possible dust, I dont think anything else will help.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
I doubt that it has any warranty. The owner bought it like a couple of years ago and the warranty would be top 2 years. I guess opening it and doing a small dusting will do for now and i will hope for results. I just wish the fan was not so noisy. And since that it was mentioned that a gaming laptop hits 80 I wonder how much the dell xps 16 will hit..
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i5-2310 Pegatron Cleveland 2AB6 Dual-X R9 280X 3G D5 Corsair Value Select 2GB VS2GB1333D3 x4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB Seagate Barracuda ST31000333AS 1TB Western Digital Red NAS WD30EFRX 3TB Plextor PX820-SA 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Xilence M403 Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Windows 10 Home 64bit LG 23MP65 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer AL1714 Logitech Cordless Desktop S520 Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W Hewlett Packard P7 case 
Mouse
Natec Genesis GX77 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i5-2310 Pegatron Cleveland 2AB6 Dual-X R9 280X 3G D5 Corsair Value Select 2GB VS2GB1333D3 x4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB Seagate Barracuda ST31000333AS 1TB Western Digital Red NAS WD30EFRX 3TB Plextor PX820-SA 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Xilence M403 Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Windows 10 Home 64bit LG 23MP65 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer AL1714 Logitech Cordless Desktop S520 Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W Hewlett Packard P7 case 
Mouse
Natec Genesis GX77 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by weltall View Post
I doubt that it has any warranty. The owner bought it like a couple of years ago and the warranty would be top 2 years. I guess opening it and doing a small dusting will do for now and i will hope for results. I just wish the fan was not so noisy. And since that it was mentioned that a gaming laptop hits 80 I wonder how much the dell xps 16 will hit..
OEM warranty is usually a year unless they put some extended warranty on it. Which is highly unlikely. No one wants to pay for that... Usually. But do give it a clean, you'd be surprised. I know I was when I opened my laptop. The fan is usually a PWM fan, so higher the temps, the faster it runs. Less dust + Less heat = Less fan noise it's a win win.
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
I will but @.@ its so much work at least as the manual shows. I have to take off everything before reaching the heatsink ><! I really want to ask since your experts. Is taking apart a laptop close to taking apart a desktop or taking apart a cellphone or a psp >> i am asking because if its like a cellphone or psp I am guessing i will have to be uber careful to not cut any connections since everything will be very sensitive.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i5-2310 Pegatron Cleveland 2AB6 Dual-X R9 280X 3G D5 Corsair Value Select 2GB VS2GB1333D3 x4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB Seagate Barracuda ST31000333AS 1TB Western Digital Red NAS WD30EFRX 3TB Plextor PX820-SA 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Xilence M403 Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Windows 10 Home 64bit LG 23MP65 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer AL1714 Logitech Cordless Desktop S520 Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W Hewlett Packard P7 case 
Mouse
Natec Genesis GX77 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i5-2310 Pegatron Cleveland 2AB6 Dual-X R9 280X 3G D5 Corsair Value Select 2GB VS2GB1333D3 x4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB Seagate Barracuda ST31000333AS 1TB Western Digital Red NAS WD30EFRX 3TB Plextor PX820-SA 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Xilence M403 Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Windows 10 Home 64bit LG 23MP65 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer AL1714 Logitech Cordless Desktop S520 Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W Hewlett Packard P7 case 
Mouse
Natec Genesis GX77 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by weltall View Post
I will but @.@ its so much work at least as the manual shows. I have to take off everything before reaching the heatsink ><! I really want to ask since your experts. Is taking apart a laptop close to taking apart a desktop or taking apart a cellphone or a psp >> i am asking because if its like a cellphone or psp I am guessing i will have to be uber careful to not cut any connections since everything will be very sensitive.
When you take apart a laptop the first time. It will be scary. Just don't go yanking things out, do be gentle. But do note that some pieces may take some caressing. The main ones you have to watch out for are the monitor/speaker/WLAN/keyboard & mouse cables. They are usually thin ribbon cables. Just download the PDF that shows you how to take it apart and read it and reread it and you should be fine.
post #9 of 18
what you should do is take it apart, the heatsink fins are probably clogged with dust and what-nots.

I pretty much do this too every laptop i work on and replace the TIM on the CPU and if it has a graphics card i replace the TIM on it too(use as5 or IC Diamond). once i do that i never have an issue with people telling me it gets too hot. but clean the heatsink first, thats probably the main problem.
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys I guess I will. Its just that I feel it will take me a long.. not that I rush. I have to follow all these steps

a. Hard drive (see Hard drive on page 51)
b. Optical drive (see Optical drive on page 59)
c. Switch cover (see Switch cover on page 61)
d. Keyboard (see Keyboard on page 65)
e. Speaker assembly (see Speaker assembly on page 63)
f. Display assembly (see Display assembly on page 68)
g. Top cover (see Top cover on page 74)
h. Audio board (see Audio board on page 85)
i. USB/power connector board (see USB/power connector board on page 81)
j. System board (see System board on page 82)

But I guess I will have to do it SLowly and carefully.. have managed with a psp and couple of cellphones. I am sure it will be ok XD
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i5-2310 Pegatron Cleveland 2AB6 Dual-X R9 280X 3G D5 Corsair Value Select 2GB VS2GB1333D3 x4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB Seagate Barracuda ST31000333AS 1TB Western Digital Red NAS WD30EFRX 3TB Plextor PX820-SA 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Xilence M403 Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Windows 10 Home 64bit LG 23MP65 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer AL1714 Logitech Cordless Desktop S520 Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W Hewlett Packard P7 case 
Mouse
Natec Genesis GX77 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™ i5-2310 Pegatron Cleveland 2AB6 Dual-X R9 280X 3G D5 Corsair Value Select 2GB VS2GB1333D3 x4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB Seagate Barracuda ST31000333AS 1TB Western Digital Red NAS WD30EFRX 3TB Plextor PX820-SA 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Xilence M403 Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Windows 10 Home 64bit LG 23MP65 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer AL1714 Logitech Cordless Desktop S520 Thermaltake Toughpower XT 750W Hewlett Packard P7 case 
Mouse
Natec Genesis GX77 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Laptops and Netbooks
Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › HP Pavillion dv6000 (6661) heating up