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Laptop heats up and slows down when gaming?

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June 6, 2013 12:40:39 PM

Sorry if I'm posting this on the wrong section.

I bought this laptop last year on Black Friday but it seems to heat up whenever I play games. I just recently installed Neverwinter but after an 30 minutes or an hour of playing my laptop slows down and heats up, this happens to other games too.

Also, when I play youtube videos or listen to my music on windows media player the sound lags or slow down on my laptop.

Don't laugh at me for buying a bad or not laptop. I just needed a new laptop since my old one was completely ruined and I had it for 7-8 years.

So if anyone can help I'd appreciate it.

Here are the specs:

Operating System: Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.130410-1505)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Pavilion g7 Notebook PC
BIOS: F.12
Processor: AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics (4 CPUs), ~1.9GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 5594MB RAM
Page File: 2300MB used, 4189MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11


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Display Devices
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Card name: AMD Radeon HD 7640G
Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Chip type: AMD Radeon HD 7640G (0x9903)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Type: Full Device
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9903&SUBSYS_184B103C&REV_00
Display Memory: 3021 MB
Dedicated Memory: 480 MB
Shared Memory: 2541 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
June 6, 2013 12:54:13 PM

Just off the top of my head I would guess the GPU is reducing it clocks due to the temps on your laptop.

If this was a desktop I would say you should try to go into the bios and turn off "quiet and cool" option but not sure you can do that on a laptop.
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June 6, 2013 12:54:31 PM

The best thing you can do is get a cooler to put it on they make like laptop coolers that look like empty binders with fan in them to help cool laptops even more. The reason it heats up during gaming is becuase when you are gaming you are using all over your computers resources at 100% load which causes them to draw the max power and reach max tempratures. Laptops were designed for basic use mostly not for gaming unless its a gaming laptop with custom fans and good gpu's and even then the performance is extrememly low compared to desktops.
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June 6, 2013 1:26:48 PM

Welcome to the world of "gaming laptops".
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June 6, 2013 1:28:50 PM

Would agree with the above. That laptop is not a gaming laptop and is going to heatup. I really like AMD and intel CPU's but for laptop's I would not really recommend AMD they just produce more heat and for a laptop that is not something than can be easily removed which is not the case with a desktop with good cooling. A laptop cooler might help but it is hard to tell how much.
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June 6, 2013 2:42:47 PM

ikaz said:
Just off the top of my head I would guess the GPU is reducing it clocks due to the temps on your laptop.

If this was a desktop I would say you should try to go into the bios and turn off "quiet and cool" option but not sure you can do that on a laptop.


Well it does have this thing called HP Coolsense and it's on..
Should I turn it off? o:
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June 6, 2013 2:43:21 PM

Well laptop cooling pad it is. Thank's for the replies guys ^^
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a b 4 Gaming
June 6, 2013 3:33:20 PM

Np and no no setting is going to make it cooler
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January 13, 2014 6:58:40 PM

Do you have 2 or one fan?
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January 13, 2014 7:10:25 PM

the BEST solution for laptop overheating problems is to open it up and clean the fans and replace the thermal paste, the fans suck up dust FAST and the thermal paste they use out of the factory is utter crap, furthermore they just smear it on there like peanut butter.

back when I was less computer savvy I bought a laptop cooling base and it did help, at the very least it kept my laptop under throttle temperatures, but I recently opened it up and cleaned the fans (didn't replace thermal paste, it was on a whim and I didn't have any on hand) and that helped MUCH more.
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