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post #11 of 18
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Ok 2 questions. Instead or AS5 is it ok if i will add a ceramic thermal compound AC MX-1. And is it ok if I will add that too instead of the pads (could not find any pads so I guess I will have to wait for tomorrow and go look for some)
    
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Any thermal paste is better than no thermal paste. Not sure how good MX1 is. I generally just use AS5 because it's easily available to me. I only talked about thermal pads because I know there was a thermal pad on my IGP. You may or may not have this problem.
post #13 of 18
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Actually as the images of my heatsink show it does have thermal pads but I have only thermal paste available :/ I was thinking of adding paste instead of the pads. Or maybe I should wait until tomorrow an go look for some
    
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I have never replaced thermal pads with thermal paste, so I don't know how that would work. :\
post #15 of 18
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Then waiting till tomorrow it is smile.gif Thanks for all the help.
    
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OP,

there are 1 or 2 class action lawsuits with regards to HP/Nvidia notebooks overheating/graphics going bad.

I have a relative with an HP DVxxxx, it's getting RMA'd and HP is replacing his laptop with a comparable Compaq free of charge....lol.

You should look into it.

http://www.classcounsel.com/news/hp-2001.html

http://www.nvidiadefect.com/HP.pdf

http://www.usfinancialpost.com/class-action-lawsuit-against-nvidia-chipsets-in-hp-dell-computers/85853/
Hope it helps.
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You have 2 options.

1: take the laptop apart and clean the fan.

2: Undervolt the CPU.

I would suggest you do both.

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Follow these guides to disassemble the system

How to take apart HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop

How to disassemble HP Pavilion dv6500, dv6600, dv6700, dv6800 notebooks

Blow the fan out with canned air, vacuum, etc.

Remove the heatsink. Clean off the TIM or Thermal pads, whichever is on.

Apply new TIM to the CPU and reseat the heatsink.

If you have Thermal pads you'll have to find new ones *shudder* or buy some copper shims There are quite a few on eBay for HP *6***.

Put everything back together. If you have any spare screws,well... might wanna take it apart again biggrin.gif

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Now to undervolt the CPU. Undervolting drastically lowers the temps without incurring any performance hit. These are my results: Pentium M and a Pentium T4300

Instead of following the guide on here which is overly complicated and out of date, I'll show you an easier way.

Download HWMonitor, CPU-Z and ThrottleStop

1: Run HWmonitor and Orthos small FFT's test.

2: Let Orthos run for 10-15 mins. Take a screenshot and save it (for posterity and to post in the undervolting thread)

3: (optional) Exit Orthos and HWMonitor. Let the system sit idle for a few min to let it cool down.

4: Open Throttlestop and lower your voltage as far as it will go, Then click the Turn on button.

5: Verify in CPU-Z that the voltage you set in ThrottleStop is in effect.

6: Run Orthos, if the voltage is to low it should throw error within 5 seconds.

7: If Orthos gives an error, bring the voltage up a notch in ThrottleStop and run Orthos again.

8: Once you have a found a voltage that doesn't give errors, run Orthos for 10-15 mins. No errors? GRATZ! You have successfully undervolted your CPU cheers.gif

9: Save the ThrottleStop setting and set it to start with windows.

10: Post before and after screeny's here: Laptop Undervolting Thread

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Hope this helps
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post #18 of 18
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I do not think i can get it RMA'd. Not only is very old but the previous owner (a friend) will DEFINITELY not have the receipt. She bought it couple of year ago. Anyway thanks for the guides emc_2!!! The second one looks fantastic. Much better to have images than just the book instructions. And I will try undervolting it too after smile.gif Thanks for the great help!

Btw copper shims are better than thermal pads. I really did not find today thermal pads in a couple of stores i visited. I will try again tomorow.
    
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