Posted 09 July 2006 - 08:13 PM
I bought my laptop HP DV1420us about no more than a year ago, roughly 2 weeks ago, the laptop just randomly shut down after running an intensive game. My past experiences told me that it's probably the cpu overheating and the shutdown was a safety measure, but when I opened both SPEEDFAN and Everest to check the temperature, I found something very strange.
It appears that my cpu temperature is directly proportional to the current fan speed.
Meaning that if I open Firefox and memory resources are used, the fan automatically turns on and the temperature SKYROCKETS, I mean to maybe about 80C according to both SPEEDFAN and EVEREST, and then it comes back down whenever the fan slows down or stop turning. In other words, if my fan doesn't turn, my cpu temp is read at 40C or lower.
Now you may ask, why not just calibrate the fan speed? I did. Through POWER SETTINGS and a software called "Notebook Hardware Control". After I allowed the laptop to run like a desktop (fan running all the time to keep cool), the temperature read at 60C, but I know for a FACT that the actual cpu is ridiculously cool because I can feel the bottom of the laptop as not being hot at all.
So if anyone encountered any problem like this before, such as ACPI related, or somehow WHY my cpu read is wrong, please enlighten my anyway possible. Telling me to get ARCTIC SILVER helps, but not that much ;) . I never had this kind of computer problems before since I diagnotics all 3 computers in my house all the time. But now I'm accepting defeat in hopes of asking a real EXPERT or anyone with a sound explanation/advice. PLEASE help me out. Thank you so much.