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HP Pavilion G6 Battery Issues & Heat Issues

Q: HP Pavilion G6 Battery Issues & Heat Issues

I still have HP g7 Notebook, my son hijacked it a while, my other laptops in repair. Is there a way with to have the low battery tell you it's about to abruptly shut off? I'm doing all the other updates.

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I have an HP Pavilion G6, (AMD A6 Vision quad core, AMD Radeon Graphics) running Win7 (64 bit) Home Premium that is giving me a couple issues: 1.  The laptop runs extremely hot.  (I know it has a single fan - so part of the issue).  I've burned myself a couple times when touching the left side where the vent is located.  Always use this with a USB cooling fan pad underneath now!  Is there anything to help cool it down more? 2.  I have my power settings set to maximize battery life.  When using my G6 on battery, it will abruptly shut off ( not giving the low battery warning) when the battery is still charged.  I've had it happen with as much as 78% battery still left and as low as 30% battery still left.  It seems to happen most frequently in the 50-60% range.  I'm only able to use it about 30 minutes unplugged.  I don't think that I have switchable graphics. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated?  Cheers!K

A:HP Pavilion G6 Battery Issues & Heat Issues

Hello kja107,


Your laptop is getting to hot and the battery is not holding a charge.


The laptop may be shutting off because the system is getting too hot, not from the battery.


Go to HP .com and update the BIOS. This may help with the heat.


Here is a link to the update. You?ll need your product number.

You can find this information by holding the FN key and pressing the ESC key.


Make sure that there is no buildup of dust inside the computer by cleaning the vents with compressed air.

Here is a link to a document that will show you how to reduce heat.


Also here is a link to test and calibrate the battery.


Let me know how everything goes.

Have a good day.



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I have an old HP Pavilion dv7 1135nr laptop that has developed some instability issues. I got it shortly after Vista came out and while many complained of Vista's reliability, the laptop was always rock solid. Over the years it's gotten bogged down though and was getting a bit slow, so I figured I'd do a fresh install of Vista to clean the drive up via the restore discs Best Buy created for me, but they didn't work.

So I tried to put XP on it. That didn't work out so well due to a lot of driver incompatibility issues, and the computer would keep giving me a BSOD during attempted installed, or just flat out cutting itself off completely with no BSOD or anything...like the battery went completely dead (it was still plugged in).

I figured the hard drive may be crapping out, so I replaced the hard drive and then put W7 on it (which installed fine), but it's still cutting itself off after it's been on for a few minutes. It seems to be related to heat (I think). The bottom of the computer gets hot, hotter than normal, and the fan runs non-stop. After it's really warm it'll cut itself off, and if I cut it back on it'll stay on for a few minutes and then cut itself off again. If it's completely cool and hasn't been turned on for a long time it'll run for half an hour until it gets really hot and cuts itself off again.

Is it possible that I damaged something trying to install XP on it, or is it just a coincidence that all these issues started coming up at the same time I tri... Read more

A:Help: HP Pavilion dv7 Instability Issues (Heat Related?)

Hello there.

When you opened the laptop to install the new HDD on it, did you see any signs of cummulated dust on the fans, or on the laptop in general? a can of compressed air would be the best choice here.. Of course, this is if the problem is heat related, which to me it sound like it.

Download this program: Speccy - System Information - Free Download

And post a screenshot with the summary that'll give us a hint about the temps.

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Upon boot up I get a black screen with something similar to the message below. HP Battery AlertThe system has detected the storage capacity of the battery stated below to be very low.For optimal performance, this battery may need to be replaced.Primary (internal) Battery (601)ENTER - Continue Startup It seems as though the removable battery is having difficulty charging above ~24% and the battery level icon no longer shows in the toolbar, even though when I check control panel it says it's on. Checked on HP Support Assistant and it says that battery is very weak (70) or weak (30), this fluctuates. My warranty has long since run out for the battery as I've had the laptop now for well over 2 years. However, I'm struggling to find a good place from which to purchase a replacement battery. I would greatly appreciate getting a list of compatible batteries or other useful links etc. Thanks.

A:Battery issues with HP Pavilion

Hi,I could provide your with HP part number that you've to buy and may be some place where you could get it.But please provide me with full model name, product number of your laptop.http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c00033108RegardsVisruth

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Hi,  I am having a weird battery issue on my HP laptop. The laptop is about 3 years old and wasn't used that often. The battery has been fine up until I took the laptop apart to replace the RAM. I used a static strap and didn't do anything that would of affected the battery but I don't know. I think this happened just because I unplugged the battery when I was working on the computer. Anyway, now I get an error code:    This is what the ERROR CODE says if you can't read that:   HP Battery Alert The system has detected the storage capacity of the battery stated below to be very low. For optimal performance this battery may need to be replaced.  Primary (Internal) Battery (601) Enter - Continue Startup For more information, please visit: www.hp.com/go/techcenter/startup So this is basically saying my battery is going bad, BUT I don't believe that. One reason is that I checked the health of the battery in multiple ways. One way is through the UEFI Battery check which I checked the battery and the power supply multiple times and they all came back as PASSED with no problems. I've also used the battery check command in command line (cant remember it right this second) but that also came back with no issues. ALSO I ran the test on HP support assistant and that as well came back with no issues.  The problem is this. My laptop will be completely dead so I'll hook it up to the AC power suppl... Read more

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 I have had this computer for about a year, it was in sleep mode for a few hours and then when I went to use it that battery seemed to be dead. I plugged it up then I got an error 601 screen where it said the internal battery could be messed up. So I have been trying to do a battery check the F2 version and even on the hp support assistant. The HP support assistant version always stops working and the F2 version never finished and took over an hour. I just want to know if the internal battery needs to be changed or not. I can't unplug the computer without it dying.

A:hp pavilion 13-a010dx battery issues

Hi there @gnbistritz?,  Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome! This is a great site to get answers and ask questions. I read your post on the HP Support Forums. After reading your post, I understand that the battery on your HP Pavilion 13-a010dx x360 Convertible PC dies if it is not plugged in. You had also mentioned that you received a 601 Battery Error.  I did some research and found some documents for you based on the issue you had described.  HP Battery Alert Appears Before Windows Starts - "If Primary (internal) Battery (601) appears in the alert message, it means the measured storage capacity of the primary (internal) battery is less than 25% of the original storage capacity. The number ?601? denotes the associated error code that is recorded in the system log."Battery Does Not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge - "If your notebook computer battery does not power the notebook or will not hold a charge, troubleshoot the battery to see if it needs to be replaced."Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 10) - "To know the condition of your battery, use the steps in this article to test your battery and calibrate it if necessary."Please follow these provided troubleshooting steps, re-post and let me know the results. Thank you!Have a great day!

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Hi, My battery status shows "0% available(plugged in, not charging)" since a few days and without AC power supply, the laptop does not switch on. The white light keeps blinking when I plug in the AC supply (always now). I have tried the famous solution : "Please perform below shown steps to resolve the issue:Step 01. Click on the Start ButtonStep 02. Type "Device Manager" in the start search box & open the Device ManagerStep 03. Look for Batteries and expand it by click on the + symbol on the leftStep 04. Right Click on "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" & uninstallStep 05. Please Shutdown the NotebookStep 06. Please remove the Battery and unplug the Power AdapterStep 07. Press and Hold the Power Button for full 1 MinuteStep 08. Go ahead and put back the Battery and connect the Power AdapterStep 09. Look for "Plugged In Charging" message on the Battery icon " After this, the problem still exists. ...I went ahead to check my battery status through HP Support Assistant.The battery status says: Unknown  (93)  Any smart ideas to resolve this? 

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I have had the exact same problem since I went to shut down 2 days ago and it said it needed to update first. So i chose update and shut down from the menu and in the morning the power light was still on but the computer didn't wake up so i powered down from the button and since then i cannot unplug the battery bc it immediately shuts down, i get the 601 battery error code on start up and the battery test from hp assistant doesn't finish (i get an error message and it ends). I followed each of the 3 links above and have had no luck bc when I run the battery check with the F2 command on start-up it just freezes (says press any key to cancel, I do and nothing happens) and never completes. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I've only have the computer for a year and a half!

A:Re: hp pavilion 13-a010dx battery issues

Hi @Kayleecan, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums!  I see on your HP Pavilion 13-a010dx x360 Convertible and the error Primary (internal) Battery (601) appearing. Try removing the CMOS or RTC battery and replacing it, it could be low and causing the Real Time Clock (RTC)to be incorrect which would cause the Internal battery error or not starting correctly. Here is a document to show you how to replace this. Please let me know.  If you wish to say Thanks for my efforts to help, click the Thumbs up to give me a Kudos.   Thanks.

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Today I purchased a brand-new HP Pavilion 15-N214TX notebook. When I got home, I unboxed it, inserted the battery, plugged it into the wall, and powered it on for the very first time. I then saw this message:

HP Battery Alert
The system has detected the storage capacity of the battery stated below to be very low.
For optimal performance, this battery may need to be replaced.
Primary (internal) Battery (601)
ENTER - Continue Startup
For more information, please visit: www.hp.com\go\techcenter\startup

Windows reports, Plugged in and not charging.

I've removed and re-inserted the battery, gone into the HP Support Assistant application and ran a battery check (only for it to report that it can't find a battery!), and I've ran the pre-boot diagnostics, which also reports that there's no battery inserted. I saw somewhere that you should remove AC power before running the tests. When I pressed the power button while the laptop wasn't plugged into AC, the charging light simply blinked white three times. I could at one point get into the pre-boot diagnostics on battery power, but I still saw the message telling me that no battery was found.

This is a great laptop, it's super fast, software installs quickly, programs open quickly, it shuts down and boots quickly, but this battery issue is a huge letdown. I don't expect this kind of an issue from a brand-new ~$1100 laptop.

Please help!


A:HP Pavilion 15-N214TX Notebook Battery Issues

Perhaps, the manufactures has shipped you faulty battery. Consider placing an RMA order as it's still in warranty.

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I have a HP-pavilion 11-n010dx x360 and it wont charge. I did battery tests and it says its working properly, but it wont hold a charge and it only works when its plugged in. I want to know what kind of battery it takes so that i can change the battery and get my mobile capacity back in my mobile pc. Please let me know what kind of battery it takes and i will be forever gratful.

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I recenlt built a home PC with an AMD athlon XP 2100+ and an ecs k7s5a motherboad. shortly after building the machine, I began having serious heat issues concerning my cpu and Chassis. I changed the cpu fan for a Volcano 9, and have it running it around 5400 -5600 rpm. I also added 2 case fans. (5 1/2" drive bay dual fan, and a rear exhaust fan (2800 rpm) and a side exhaust fan.
The problem persisted. The powersupply voltage is perfect, and so I assumed it was the mb, I switched mb for a soyo dragon ultra kt400. The problem is still persisiting.
The powersupply voltage is fine, but for some reason the case is still heating to such extremes (over 95 degrees) that the cpu can not cool down. properly. I am not overclocking.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what is heating my system, and what can I do further to cool it down?


A:heat issues

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My system temp keeps going up, When I boot it's around 28-30c but after a few hours it goes all the way to 40-45c or sometimes 50+

What could be causing this?

A:Heat issues

I'm assuming that you're leaving it idle and it just goes up?

Maybe your heatsinks are starting to clog up, causing temps to rise slowly, instead of a quick rise to max temp? Doesn't make too much sense for it to just slowly increase by so much...

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Hello again. I have some heat issues with my PC.

I have dual HDD's running in my ATX-Midtower (eMachines T2958) casing and they seem to be running quite hot.

First off, I installed an air conditioner in my window to cool down the temperature in my room because my room honestly felt like walking into a oven. That solved my motherboard/CPU temperature problems.

I've also installed a rear 92mm SilenX fan attached to the circular perforated area on the back of my casing near the rear motherboard panel (about 1600rpm), and I have a full copper Thermaltake heatsink/fan on my Prescott 3GHz P4 processor (about 2600rpm). The rear case fan is pulling cold air in next to my CPU fan which is pulling cold air to the CPU, and my casing has a grill on the lower area of each side panel, with one side panel having another main grill over the CPU fan to allow more air flow.

Now the only problem I have is my dual HDD arrangement. As listed in my "Computer Specs", I have one 500GB (master) HDD and one 80GB (slave) HDD, both fitted into the HDD case panel inside my PC. Again note this is an ATX-Midtower case, and I personally think they are very close to each other and quite far away from any cooling within my PC.

I was wondering if there was anything I could do to cool my HDD's down. These are my current temperature stats according to EVEREST Home Edition:
Motherboard: 49 C
CPU: 40 C
HDD 500GB: 56 C
HDD 80GB: 59 C

I read that there are HDD cooling fans, but I think... Read more

A:HDD Heat Issues

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I recently moved and I have noticed since the move, my computer's Frame rates on various things has become slower and more jumpy. Prior to the move I ran some 3d Mark 03 tests and it was giving me a score between 9500 and 10000. Now it seems the ratings Can't get above a score of 5000.

The room I am in is not much warmer than the one it came from, however I do notice that things get better when I open up the side of the case and put a fan on it.

I don't see why there would be an issue, nothing has changed, just the location.

Any ideas?

A:Heat Issues?

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Hi all,

Only a new member and have never posted anything before so will see how i go. I have been asked by a mate to build some new pc's for his drafting company. The company does most of its work using autocad and many other high end design programs. The issue i have is they wanted to have the new pc's made of Shuttle cases, for example - Shuttle XPC SX48P2 E Barebone System, as the desk spaces are failry limited. They also wanted the NVIDIA Quadro FX 570 Graphics Accelerator due to it capctiy for Cad design. After many emails i have been told that the FX570 produce too much heat to be put inside a Shuttle case.

Would anyone out there be able to give me any advice on what i should be looking for, whether a slightly bigger case or cooling sugestion or maybe a graphics card with similar specs that would produce less heat. The card also needs to be able to plug in dual Dvi.

Would appreciate any help in this regards.


A:Heat Issues with Shuttle PC

Why not place a mini-tower on the floor? Small Shuttle-like cases do not have good cooling, and the hi-end graphics cards need good cooling space, and installation room

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Let me start by saying that the Dell Support engineers have been fantastic  - I'm just unlucky and have a plagued laptop! 

So the keyboard has been replaced 3 times, battery once, and a new motherboard. Since then games that I normally play with no issues (110 - 140FPS) have dropped to 20FPS and stay there, as soon as I lift the laptop off the table the FPS comes back up. So it's obvioulsy a heat issue. My problem is that before the motherboard was replaced this NEVER happened. I've got screenshots of the CPU getting up to 92 degrees playing Return to Wolfenstein (10 year old game?). I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas? 

My only thoughts were that the thermal paste isn't on properly (or at all) or the power cable to the fan is caught / damaged and therefore not giving enough power to the fan. 

It's got to the point that the laptop is so hot I can't use the keyboard. 

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I am having issues with my cpu temperate even with 0 load on the cpu and also my cooler did not come with a copper base which I thought was the standard? Or am I mistaken. I finally managed to get Windows XP to install without the PC constantly switching itself off and I`ve removed the cpu and the fan and cleaned and reapplied paste (was I wrong to apply a small amount of paste and spread it across the top of the cpu evenly).

I`m running a PCM61M-AM motherboard with an AMD Athlon 64x2 CPU @ 2.2 GHZ (per cpu), 2 GB memory, a 1GB Graphics Card and a 500GB SATA HD.

I have attached a copy of Core-Temp`s screen grab.

A:Solved: CPU Heat issues

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I am looking for a free program to monitor my pc temps. Windows 8.1 , AMD FX 8310. I have found 1 or 2, but they don't seem reliable. I have an ASUS pc but there doesn't seem to be a program for this already installed( old ASUS had one on it). Thx in advance.

A:heat issues with an ASUS pc

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Hey guys, my friend is running his P4 3.2ghz "EM64T capable" machine and its idling at 62*C and loading at about 72-74*C A few weeks earlier it was idling at 42*C which seems right for an Intel. I believe its a prescott core so yeah... He hasn't changed any drivers or anything that could be effecting the bios or Speedfan's temp readings. We reinstalled the heatsink/fan and applied a generous amount of arctic silver 5 to try and help it out a bit. Are these temps way too high? I know the practical limit on these things is 60C. There is no rebooting or hard crashes/BSOD's. What could this be?

A:Pentium 4 3.2 Ghz heat issues

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Ok, so this is what happened... lately I have noticed that my CPU has been running on the hot side, even when it is doing nothing (between 45 and 50), so I thought... this can't be right, what causes heat when nothing is happening? So, I get the genius (stupid) idea to try and upgrade my CPU temperature monitoring software... and now I have 2 problems... a hot processor and monitoring software that refuses to warn me at any temperature lower than 67 degrees!

My setup:
AMD 64 3500+ (not overclocked)
ASUS motherboard (using the ASUS probe software to monitor)

My usual temps:
Idle: 45 - 50
Under a load: 50 - 59
Highest temp that I allow it to get to: 60
Current alarm: 67 (can't get this any lower!!! )

Stuff that I have tried:
Upgrading/uninstalling/reinstalling ASUS probe (about 3 different versions)
So, I really need some ideas for some free software that I can get to monitor this better (and it would be really nice to have a forced shut-down feature)... any ideas/suggestions/comment/anything would be VERY appreciated!!!

Thank you for your time.

A:AMD 64 3500+ heat issues

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I recently bought an XPS 13 and I'm experiencing a lot of heat for some reason. Since it is new, I doubt it's a problem due to dust blocking the air intakes. At idle, it runs at around 40C which is 15-20C above ambient, and right after boot up, on low loads (30%), the temperature reaches up to 101C which is definitely not ideal. Watching YouTube can also bump it up to 99C.

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hi i need to know where windows live mail in windows 8 stores its mail so i can access the old hard drive and get the mail from it if anyone can help id greatly appreciate it thanks forum

A:bought new laptop after few issues with heat

hi, not 100% sure but I don't think it is a win8 apps .cant find any reference to it being an win8 app
it comes with windows live essentials
Windows Essentials - Download Windows Live Essentials

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This machine overheats rapidly. I have to fight tooth and nail to get it to play a game for more than an hour without a major slowdown. I googled the problem and discovered that some shortsighted person had complained about a noisy cooling fan in my model's predecessors. My theory: Somebody listened and replaced the noisy cooling fan with one that quietly fails to cool the machine. Question: Is there any way to amp up the cooling fan, or upgrade it with a more powerful version? Please, no remarks about buying cooling pads. I am already aware of that option but it is a last resort. Inadequate cooling systems are inexcusable in a laptop. For owners of similar machines, this one apparently lacks the HP Omen control center, and thus I can't adjust cooling fan speed that way.

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Hello everyone, I've been running Win7 on my machine (See System Specs) for about a year and a half now, and I notice that for the past few months, my CPU usage tends to hang between 50 and 100% when idle or running 1 to 3 very light applications (e.g. Mozilla Thunderbird, Google Chrome, VZAccess Manager). On top of this, my system cooling is not the best in the world, so heat is also a major issue.

All comments appreciated,

A:CPU Usage Woes, and Heat Issues too

Quote: Originally Posted by cdmoomaw

Hello everyone, I've been running Win7 on my machine (See System Specs) for about a year and a half now, and I notice that for the past few months, my CPU usage tends to hang between 50 and 100% when idle or running 1 to 3 very light applications (e.g. Mozilla Thunderbird, Google Chrome, VZAccess Manager). On top of this, my system cooling is not the best in the world, so heat is also a major issue.

All comments appreciated,

Open Task Manager while at idle, go to Processes tab to see what is running your CPU so heavy.
As for the heat, laptops run hot anyway but what temp are you at @idle & @load?
Make sure it has enough air flow around the fan(s) and the exhaust panels. Flip it over and check for dust build-up (you may need to remove some panels to clean it out).

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This could be a hardware heat issue..but this is what I have been experiencing for some time..WMP 11 plays videos o.k., for the most part.. Flash is trash. Youtube starts out cracking and stalling for the first 30 seconds (until it buffers thru)..then it plays smooth (although not always..sometimes video/audio speeds up and down in response to CPU usage)..they played fine all year long..
At the first sign of trouble, I noticed that the fans underneath the sound card was plugged w/dust..I really need to clean that more often. The last day that audio/video worked fine was the day before Youtube was under construction..I watched videos while the site was under construction..I've been thru drivers,devices, etc..Another weird thing is that sometimes everything plays smooth..although not often enough.

The boot time tripled too..?

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During normal usage - browsing the internet, watching videos, browsing forums etc, i see temps around 55-65. In BF1, CPU will sit around 85-90 in a cool 75 degree room. If i don't use a cooling pad, the computer will shut down due to overheating (spiking). all software based hardware tests pass (system support), but it's a bit annoying to have to use a full blown cooling pad. I understand this is a very demanding game.
Is this normal for this machine? my previous i7-6700 laptop ran significantly cooler. I'm wondering if it's worth my time to open it up and check the thermal paste. All fans are also clear of dust and debris, it's a brand new machine. 

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Hi everyone, I just received my spectre x380 model 13-4110dx. After spending months researching laptops I settled on the spectre and had it shipped all the way from the US to little Bangladesh here. Needless to say, issues popped up as soon as I turned on the thing, so here goes:TOUCHPAD:This is the big one. I am used to having the page move down with my fingers while two-finger scrolling, but the scrolling direction is reversed by default with coasting enabled. However, when turned off reverse scrolling and coasting in the synaptics settings it seems to work on some applications and not anothers. I tried resetting the computer and reinstalling the driver software AND I also tried installing the latest drivers from the synaptics website. Nothing's working so farHEAT:The bottom tends to run very hot even with normal web browsing, so much so that I can't place the thing on my lap for very long. I setup the fan to run always from the BIOS, but its still the same. At this temperatures I'm not sure how long the hardware is going to hold out Sorry for the long post, I'm really hoping you guys can help me figure things out

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Hi there, I bought my T430 Thinkpad in September 2013. It contains an i7-3520M and a Nvidia 5400M graphics card. I am aware that this is a business line notebook, not necessarily designed to handle high loads on GPU and/or CPU for a longer period. However... I noticed quite strong heating on the left side of the notebook a while ago. It begins basically instantly after using any 3D application, no matter how challenging for the hardware. Within the first minute temperatures reach 90C on the GPU and 80-85C on both CPU cores. There's no performance issues in processing these applications. I can run certain games in medium graphics on full resolution and there won't be performance drops (it will constantly stay above 50 fps). When i start the same games in the lowest possible settings and on 800x600 the temperature difference is only about 3C. For example... take the original Unreal Tournament. Not that I'm playing it anymore, but just to show you how severe the problem is. Lowest settings, 800x600, game from 1999. Temperatures after 1 minute: 81C and 78C on the CPU cores, 87C on the GPU. Also the Hard Disc gets above 50C because of the heat inside the notebook. To be clear: i7-3520M and GeForce 5400M can handle a lot more sophisticated 3D tasks with satisfactory performance. So what's the reason for these heat issues when I barely use the dedicated graphics card at all? I'm not expecting to get gaming-notebook performance here. But it'd be very... Read more

A:[T430] Heat Issues in any 3D application

Pull the CPU fan, clean the mating surfaces with alcohol, and reapply thermal paste. 

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Just received a new HP spectre x360 Device.  Have been using it now for about 3 days.  I have noticed that during usage the upper left corner on the front of the device gets extremely hot.  My concern is for the life of the  device.  Is this amount of heat normal for this specific model?   Should there be any concern that the harware will fail at some point in the near future based on this amount of heat?    Your help is greatly appreciated in this matter.  Please advise.

A:HP Spectre X360 Heat Issues

I am having the same problem! I am very concerned. I use the laptop on my LAP and I'm nearly being burned! I previously used a lightweight Lenovo and had no such issues. HP - Is there a fix for this? 

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I could use some help. I'm running out of warranty and this problem is starting to get worse... maybe unbearable.

I own a HP Pavilion dv2845se. According to my temperature reading program, my cores idle around 55C and typically run at 78-80C unless there is a video playing or a game to which the temp jumps up to around 90C. 95C is the damage point on my AMD processors, so I get a little worried. Needless to say the GPU is always really hot around 80C or higher. Of course the program isn't getting the most accurate readings most likely. but they should be good approximations. I guess I forgot to type the GFX card.... It is a Nvidia MCP67M according to the device manager, but according to the HP specs its a NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M. It was purchased about a year ago... so may-june 2008.

I have Windows Vista x64 as my OS so it makes using fan programs really hard since they don't have the signed drivers. So I was looking for a way to just turn on the fans on high all the time. I would really like it to be able to be tied to whether or not I'm plugged in, but that may not be possible. There has to be a way to access the fans; anyway through linux/unbuntu maybe?

I haven't been able to take apart the laptop to possibly clean out the fans. There is a ton of warranty stickers in the way, and the bottom doesn't just pop off easily.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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So, thanks for reading, hope you can help!

My issues are (when gaming especially) I will notice heavy, constant stuttering issues with audio/video/graphics after about 10-20 minutes of play (depending on the game) and after exiting, my cpu will idle at almost 97% with zero ongoing processes, my graphics cards temp/activity is fine. I think it is maybe a cpu cooling issue, b/c my cpu will get pretty darn warm (around 69-72 C) when playing Skyrim modded, so I've ordered a good aftermarket cooler, but I was only having this problem once a month or less, and I game heavily, daily. Also the cpu cools right back down if I pause or exit the game. Now I get this issue, as I mentioned, every 10-20 minutes. To fix these issues, I have to not only shut down my computer, but unplug the power supply from the back. If I don't do this last step, my computer will not even post/bios, it just loads a black screen. If I just close the game, the problem persists, and I can't play audio, video, or games without the stuttering glitchy interruptions.I've tried reinstalling graphix drivers, uninstalling Windows Gadgets (seemed to help, but problem is much worse now), and lightly toggling/resetting settings in the Nvidia Control Panel. If anyone could offer experienced help, that would be awesome. All my sys info is on my profile. If someone could even possibly point me in the right direction, because I don't even know where the problem is located, that would be awesome. I w... Read more

A:Solved: CPU/GPU heat/processing issues in games please help!

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Hey Guys...
My idea Pad y560 was doing excelent with no ants..or other problems....UNITLLLLLLLL
i say the new bios version:

BIOS Update

and i took the last driver for my ATI Radeon 5730 which recognize perfectly my grafical card....AND NOW...
guys...i think 'the bios update killed it...and it shuts down without warning or anything elses...
PLEASE ADVISE a sloution...can you roll back the bios?

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A:IdeaPad Y560 heat issues with BIOS 71

@ shakaluif you didn't delete the folder, check the folder "c:\bios" bios.bak file. bios.bak file is your previous bios. rename to bios.wph and use it.

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Sorry for the wall of text, my first post here wanted to get everything i can remember in

Self Built computer:
-Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro-SLi
-AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
-G-Power CPU heat sink/fan (GH-PDU21)
-GeIL 1GB DDR400 PC3200 (512mb x2)
-HIPER 580W Type-R Modular PSU SLI/CrossFire
-Gainward 7800 GT ‘Goes Like Hell’ 512MB
-WD Raptor 36GB 10k rpm (WD360ADFD)
-Windows XP Home Edition

This system has run smoothly over the past few years, only issues have been with hard drive which was replaced.

And I have also been planning to purchase a complete new system at the end of summer, was just hoping this current one would last till then.

The problem started during that heat wave we had across Europe about 2 weeks ago, my system would be running normally with no issues and then it would restart/shut itself down, so left it to cool guessing it was the heat, but I’m sorry I don’t have any readings of the system/component temperatures at that time.

I tried several of my friends suggestions to remove the bios battery memory and graphics card and cleaned it to remove any excess dust and once again it booted up fine.

Later that night it fails again; only this time it didn’t restart or shut down the screen just went blank and goes to standby, but could still hear in-game sounds from game i was playing at the time via speakers so i powered it down using off button. I left it to cool for a while and tried to boot, there were no bios beeps.... Read more

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What type of laptop cooler does HP recommend for the Spectre X360? I've had my laptop for a while and use it every day for our business. It runs very hot. Thanks. 

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Hi all, first time poster on here - after all my years online I can't believe I've not come across this site before, but when searching for solutions to my current problem (explained below) I found myself here, so here goes:

I've just performed a clean re-install of Windows 7 on my laptop, and it seems to be running well but I would like to know what these entries are which I am seeing in the Event Viewer:

WHEA-LOGGER (event 18)

A fatal hardware error has occurred.

Reported by component: Processor Core
Error Source: Machine Check Exception
Error Type: Unknown Error
Processor ID: 1

The details view of this entry contains further information.

I have seen a few of these when searching on this site but none relating to the above. What is this error actually telling me? Seeing as everything seems to be running normally, then I am confused by this.

I'm wondering if it was anything to do with overheating? This laptop (Acer Aspire 7520) gets VERY hot and the fan seems to be going constantly. My temps aren't great, but it's my GPU temperature which is alarming:

I have had no freeze-ups and the system seems to be running at a decent speed but ideally I want to get these temperatures down so the unit is not so hot (I am even using one of those laptop stands with a built-in fan, but it appears to make little difference) as who knows, maybe it would run even faster if it was not so hot?

I've had the back cover off and the fan is clearly visible, but also ... Read more

A:WHEA-Logger events - why am I getting these? Also, heat issues

High temps on most of the stuff - but it's not critically high.
If you live in a house without air conditioning in Norfolk, VA, USA this is probably normal due to the high temps and humidity at this time of year. If it's Norfolk in the UK, then that probably isn't the case.

Try aiming a house fan into the open case to see if that brings the temps down. If it does, then you'll need more work on airflow and fans within your case. A long time ago I got a 3? C decrease by putting a blowhole and fan in the top of my case.

The WHEA-Logger error is mentioning a Machine Check Exception. This is an error that's transmitted by your CPU to Windows. They're not easy to debug, but you can figure them out. Have a look at this post for some things to check: http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...-what-try.html

Also, use this link to check your software and hardware for compatibility issues: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/com...s/default.aspx

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I've ruled out most of my PC's problems except for heat and the PSU. Could someone give me some advice on what type of cooling equipment to buy and where to position it? Right now I have a fan in the back of my case blowing air in, one in the side blowing air out, one on my GPU (an NVIDIA 9600GT), and one on my CPU. Strangely I don't think my case has a fan in the front or even a way to install one, too much useless plastic and metal in the way. My motherboard, an MSI P6N SLI Platinum, has those copper pipe-looking heat sinks all over it as well. I don't think I really have any other spots to install a fan on the case but perhaps some on the inside might help even though everything but the sound card already has one. Are there any other tools for cooling your case? Aside from the PSU failing this is the only thing I can think of that is causing my black-screen crashes.

Also would it be a terrible idea to put together a PC without using a case at all? Seems to me like that would solve any heat problems too as long as I kept it dust free...

A:Solved: Heat Issues; Looking for Cooling Advice

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Hello,  i bought a University T495 a couple of days ago and have a few issues with it.  To install Windows 10 Home, i used the Legacy mode in BIOS (no UEFI). Then, I tried finding all drivers, and I still cannot install a touchpad driver. I will include a picture of the error message. (The PnpUtilResults reads: "\Source\SynHidMini.inf PnpUtil return code 1")I cannot install a display driver (the AMD catalyst control center won't install on my laptop)Furthermore, I cannot adjust brightness of my monitor. (I am guessing this is due to the fact that there is no display driver installed)Another issue I have is the fact that the laptop gets very hot after doing barely anything with it. Just watching streams/netflix, with cpu being aroung 15% will make it very hot. I have tried a lot and am really desperate at this point, thank you for any help!! 

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Hello, I am looking for a laptop that is silent or almost silent, no heat that makes using the laptop on laps uncomfortablly hot and have no serious thermal throttling issues like the MacBook Pro 2018 models are experiencing. If I buy the T480 or T480s, which CPU do you recommend? I use it mainly for productivity applications. Thanks

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Looking for guidance re: a really hot machine and missing power profiles/control.
I just received by new Dell XPS 13-9360 Core i5-7200U X2 2.5GHz machine today.
I've been modifying power options, and found that I ONLY have a balanced profile with very little control over settings. I have no access to what others have mentioned, such as power saver or high performance. All I've been able to view or change is setting options to sleep, hibernate, or turn off.
I've accessed this through the control panel and the intel graphics settings.
I only use laptops on a hard surface. It was shrink wrapped new, so the vents are likely not blocked by dust.
My main concern: Using only word and a web browser, my keypad is already running quite warm. I'm not a gamer, I haven't been watching videos, but within 20 minutes the keyboard itself is really warm. The fan is running continually. Since the entire point of my laptop is to do a lot of word-processing writing, email, and research browsing, this doesn't bode well for my main source of work. I purchased the xps13 for great battery life, but it seems to only be granting about 4.5 hours.
What are my options or possible solutions?

A:Missing Power Plans brand new xps13 (Heat issues)

I'd suggest you enter your serviced tag number (or run Detect Product) onto link below.

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Hello.  I would be grateful if someone can help me with solving the following battery issue.
My XPS13 9343 (with Windows 10, 2015 model) recently stopped charging when connected.  I have conducted BIOS test, stress test, system test, battery test recommended on Dell forum, but could not find any issues.
Then ran device manager and checked & updated drivers, tested for virus, scanned the system, but could not detect any issues.
Lights on AC adopter is on (static) , and the front light under the touch pad turn on white briefly when connected then turn off immediately when plugged in (when disconnected, orange light comes on).
It seems charging is disabled...I might have touched keys without realizing (I checked whether there were hot key to enable/disable charging, but could not find one).
Since it is an ultrabook, and the battery has no issues, I have not opened the back to take out the battery.
I brew into the connecting hole, but it did not solve the issue.
Please help!

A:XPS 9343 (2015) battery not charging - no issues with battery or AC adopter when tested

Dear ejn63,
Thank you very much for the quick reply.
I just did F2 at powerup and found the adapter was displayed as 'Unknown.'
I would order the new AC adapter today and see how it goes.
Will report when solved.
Thank you again.

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Hey there,
Yes you read it correctly: I have just received mine, which I purchased because of battery life and overheating and fan noise issues on the Dell XPS 13 i7 7th gen. The 8th gen was supposed to have solved all the issues the previous version was plagued with...
Well... I unboxed it, loaded all of my softwares, installed all the WIndows updates, Dell drivers, you name it. Charged it and started using it. When I unplugged the power cord, first estimate was 4hrs on the Windows battery indicator. Then I installed BatteryBar to have a more reliable estimator. Same.
Later on, I discovered a very strong and very loud fan. Unsurprisingly, the underneath was burning hot.
Got the support team on the phone, whilst I was talking with them, the fan kicked in and I even could give them a glimpse of how loud that was over the phone.
Has any of the lucky owners of the XPS 13 i7 8th gen come across similar issues? 
Sometimes, I am just baffled by the world there is between the promise and the reality....

A:XPS 13 8th gen i7 16GB RAM QHD+ Battery Issues 4hrs battery life tops

A brand new system may have an unusually high level of background tasks running simultaneously, such as Windows and other applications checking for and downloading updates, Windows monitoring your usage to optimize technologies such as PreFetch for your usage patterns, etc.  You might want to conduct a battery test after things have settled in a bit more.  The QHD+ display takes 2-3 hours off of the expected battery life, but you should still get 7-8 hours under normal use.  Then again, if you're heavy on WiFi and max out display brightness, you'll get less than that.  The fact that the fans are kicking on also suggests there's an unusually high level of background activity running, so check Task Manager to see if you can find out what's responsible for that.

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Okay, About three months ago, I got hacked HARD...permissions were changed, administrator rights were removed from my administrator accounts, etc. i was flabbergasted. THe iactually didn't bother me though until I ran a MBAM scan and found 133 viruses and spyware instances on my drive (NOT including tracking cookies!). I cleaned and recleaned, using MBAM, SuperantiSpyware, Avira, running each one in safe mode first, then loading into my normal account and running them, and finally erasing my user account and creating a new one. But even after the new user account was created with Administrator privileges, I still routinely received virus and Malware threat warnign flags from MBAM and Avira. Eventually, Avira and MBAM were disabled and Avira was "deleted" (Windows will not uninstall because the setup.exe file has been 'Changed" and won't reinstall it because I don't have "Administrator privileges" on my Administrator accounts!) even though at startup I receive an error message saying that Avira has been corrupted. The most telling issue is that antivirus and spyware/Malware scans come up clean on Safe mode scans, but using my normal account, the machine reboots. Using Superantispyware I notice that it's always during the memory test that this occurs (and in Safe Mode, it passes through this section with no issue). None of my antivirus programs will download updates, even ones I start manually, and although I have no problem acc... Read more

A:Machine reboots during Spyware scan...won't load updates. Issues issues issues!


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So, I bought this top of the line Latitude 12 M7 with 4K screen, and that was a biggest mistake for all...
The battery life is like 2h 2o min, and that horrible keyboard with a stand behind the screen is not user friendly. I can't even use it on my lap, and thank you for some "horrible" re-engineering design, the Latitude 12 doesn't have a keyboard like the 11 or 13 has! So no built in battery to power the tablet, and no regular laptop style closing lid. Why??? Why someone design something backwards ?
By any chance the Latitude 11 keyboard with the built in battery would fit with the 12? Or in the near future they will realize this model is way overpriced, and the battery life is a joke ?
I am at the point to sell this, forget about I7 and 4K and just buy a Latitude 13 6 gen M5 with a working battery life. Any of you have a suggestion, what I should do? Is any other model recommendation with size of 11-13 , with a decent battery life? 

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Startup only on AC adaptor. 100% battery fails to startup.  Battery gauge reset shuts machine down.  I have tried all the suggested fixes.  Battery says good in Management program. Thanks in advance. Bill

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Good afternoon everyone. Just need a few suggestions on a problem I am having diagnosing an issue with an HP Pavilion dv600 laptop. I believe it's just a dead hard drive but want to be sure.

When turning the laptop on, i hear a light screeching sound coming from the hard drive area. In addition, when going to the boot menu, it only recognizes the CD/DVD rom drive and when I go into setup and go to the Diagnostics tab, it says that there is no IDE, so I'm not able to run the diagnostics on the hard drive. The last issue that I'm not sure is related to the hard drive is that the laptop just repeatedly restarts itself after a minute or two of booting up and then sometimes won't come on unless you press the power button at least 3 or 4 times.

Minor specs:
HP Pavilion DV6000
AMD Turion 64
512 RAM

A:HDD issues with HP Pavilion

It is very common for laptop hard drives to fail like this. You have really no choice but to replace the hard drive first. Hopefully the motherboard is ok... Another option is to take the laptop in for a diagnosis. If you deside to replace the hard drive yourself, make sure you know if the drive is a SATA or IDE type

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B940 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4043 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1797 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 284 GB (208 GB Free); D: 13 GB (1 GB Free); G: 0 GB (0 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 166D
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Enabled and Updated

It's been a while but I know I can always get help here. For a while now, I have been using an iPad, which so far is great! I have an older HP Pavilion that I have to keep up and running. I have a Viking Husqvarna Embroidery Sewing Machine. All the embroideries that I use I download from the internet onto the old HP, then transfer them to a USB stick when I want to use one. There are some embroideries that come in sets, these are mailed to you on a DVD. The CD/DVD player will not work. Door will open, insert disk, close door. You can here it move or spin for just a moment...then nothing. I have tried various things the HP website suggest. I waited over two hours while it said it was searching online. I suspect it has to do with the driver but no clue what to do now. Also, since this is not my primary computer anymore, I want to clean out as much as possible and leave on the embroidery files. It is so sloooww! Do I just download to flash drive then delete what I downloaded?
Thanks so much,

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