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#1 awhispersecho

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 02:43 PM

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HP Pavillion dv6000
Vista Home Premium, SP 2
AMD Turion 64 x2 1.8ghz
2GB Ram, 32-bit

My laptop randomly freezes up on me. It will freeze when I'm surfing the web, It will freeze when the screen saver is running. It will freeze whenever it wants but everytime it freezes, it freezes completely. I have to manually power down and then back up. Has been doing this for a couple of months now. Oh I have noticed that sometimes when I have multiple tabs open in IE, the icons in the tabs will not be the correct icons for the site I'm on. They sometimes will still reflect a page I was on previously. For instance, I could be on IGN and open 2 more tabs from that site and the icon in the tabs will be WND, a site I was on previously. Don't know if that is related at all but ust wanted to throw that out there. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Edited by hamluis, 13 April 2010 - 04:21 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2010 - 03:42 PM

Sounds to me like it is a heat related issue.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 04:45 PM

OK???

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 04:45 PM

Does your lap top feel hot while using it?

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 04:46 PM

Go and download speed fan drom here--> http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php and install and run it and post a screen shot of it running.


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Hit Prt scrn on your keyboard then open Microsoft paint and paste it and save it to your desktop.


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Edited by computerxpds, 13 April 2010 - 04:47 PM.

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#6 awhispersecho

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:30 PM

O.K. I downloaded and ran speed fan. However, I did not want to register for a picture hosting site or anything else so I took a pic of it runnning and have attached it instead. I hope that is O.K. At the time of running it. I only had IE running with 3 tabs open. Nothing else was open at that time. Thanks.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:45 PM

Your video card is a bit hot. Do you use it on a desktop?

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:52 PM

Nope, just standard laptop, and standard laptop use. Is that what you mean?

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:56 PM

Look at the fins in the back of the computer, and see if they are dusty. If they are dusty then get a can of air.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:01 PM

Just wanted to let you know that I just opened a 4th tab and started listening to a podcast with windows media player. No video, just audio with the normal WMP visualations and my GPU temp went up to 70C, and my Core temp went up to 60C. Oh, not seeing much dust anywhere. Thanks.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:04 PM

Your lap top is not being well ventilated, how are you using it, where are you using it? If it getting that hot using WMP you should get it fixed. Something is not right.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:15 PM

It's actually sitting on a wooden tray table here in front of me right now. I almost always have it sitting on something hard and flat. What do you recommend then?

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:16 PM

I would highly recommend that you keep it off the surface you are using by about maybe a 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:26 PM

Is that in addition to the little rubber "feet" it has? They are still attached and seem to raise roughly a 1/4 inch off of the surface already.

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Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:27 PM

I would take your lap top in for a professional cleaning. Your video card fan could be full of dust.




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