I am wondering if I should be alarmed about the temps I'm getting from Speedfan.
I run my laptop like a desktop, leaving it on all day, at high performance power settings and I'm seeing these temps:
This is not good, no? The laptop (HP pavillion dv2500) is even sitting on top of a 2-fan Targus notebook cooler. I've read posts that say that these laptops don't last very long, people have seen theirs quit after a year.
Perhaps speedfan is not reading the right temperatures. All I did was install the program and don't recall altering any settings or anything. I'm curious why my GPU is reading so hot, because I'm not playing any games, only casual browsing and playing music through WinAmp.
Any suggestions? Should I set the power at Balanced, or Power Saver? The GPU really sucks anyhow and mostly instigated my bid to make my own desktop PC. I don't think I can swap out the vidcard here, thinking that it's hardwired (this I ought to direct to the mobile threads, suppose).
The card is a Nvidia MCP67M if this helps any.
I should also mention that I've had the temperatures down much lower for both readings.*If I could only find that envelope I scribbled the figures on!* One of them read in the 40's and the other maybe in the 60's? Perhaps I will close all programs and set to power saver over night (my sleeping period; i.e. 4-12pm) and see how things cool off then.