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HP Pavilion dx4 Notebook hard drive & motherboard overheating

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#1 rslebeck


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Posted 03 April 2016 - 10:53 AM

Good morning gentleman.  After receiving a lot of GREATLY appreciated assistance in the Windows 7 forum, the Moderator suggested I quickly post this problem here.  I ran Speccy 64 on my system yesterday, and this was the results after it was on most of the day:




TODAY, after 1 1/2 hours use is the following results.




I bought this unit used and have no idea how many owner's it's had.  This being my 2nd laptop, I have never installed a new fan, and since it is no longer manufactured, I wondered what your recommendations were regarding rectifying the cooling problem??




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Posted 03 April 2016 - 02:17 PM

well, your system is definetly overheating. You can put off replacing the fan by using one of those portable house fans and setting the laptop on top of it, you can also blow out the ports with compressed air to see if that solves/helps the problem. I Would suspect it to be a clogged system, more then a bad fan due to the fact your CPU is running borderline to hot, but not quite in the dangerzone yet, while your motherboard temps are off the chart. If it is the fan, they can be remvoed, if you are comfortable with disassambling a laptop. Make sure you have a set of small screwdrivers, and you do it in a area with little to no static electricity. 





Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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