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HP Pavilion DV6 6011tx heats up-to 57C when idle and rises up-to 90C!

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July 9, 2011 2:43:47 PM

Hi... I have an HP Pavilion DV6 6011tx laptop.. (with a core i7 cpu and 6GB ram).. When im using the laptop for browing, the temperatures rise upto 55 to 60 C! (Even with a cooling pad)... Yesterday, i tried to render a video with adobe premier... Then, temperatures rose upto 98C! But the laptop kept working....

Yesterday when i asked the HP support, they said that the normal temperature of a laptop should be between 30 to 40C... They asked me to contact a technician... The technicians at the shop where i bought this machine told me that 50 to 60C is normal!

Now i just want to know who is correct? Am i in a danger? Does my laptop have a heating problem? Or is it normal?
a b D Laptop
July 9, 2011 4:35:54 PM

50-60 is an above-normal idle temp, but 98 (for a CPU) is hot. What's the ambient air temperature? Try cleaning the dust out of your fans and heatsinks.
July 10, 2011 2:00:02 AM

I just asked HP... Thsaid that 65C is the normal idle temp! This is a brand new laptop!
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a b D Laptop
July 10, 2011 4:56:58 AM

65C is the load temp of my notebook, which has a very large and loud cooling system. Anyway, what is the ambient temperature? Did you clean your fans and heatsinks?

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July 22, 2011 7:24:15 PM

Hey, i have a HP Pavilion DV6000 and i had the same problem, heres a few things what to do...

1) See your battery meter at the bottom right of your screen, right click it and view 'power options', Now, select the HP reccomended settings (Or if you REALLY want to strain your PC select high performance) then click change plan settings, Then click advanced power settings. This is where all the good stuff happens to make your power plan do its deeds, scroll down to 'Processor power management' and click the + button, now you want to lower your minimum and maximum processor state by 5 or 10 percent, you shouldn't feel much difference but it cools your laptop down quite a bit ( or it did in my case )

2) Dim your screen a little in power options, turn it down to 3/4 of its maximum brightness, its not an instant cool down but it will eventuly knock a degree or two off

3) ok, this one is a little extreme and i reccomend buying a pressurised can of air instead but if your on a really low budget... Grab a hoover and hoover out any dust from the vent where your fan is located, BE VERY CAREFUL!! highly unreccomended by Hp and most other companys but when i do it every few months i get a good lump of dust flying out of the vent, this cools down my laptop LOADS, by loads i mean from 87 degrees playing minecraft to about 50, but be very careful, im not taking responsibility for you sucking every microchip out of your laptop

4) Kill any unessecary background programs. Your internet security antivirus running when your not connected to the internet? your printer spooler running when you dont even own a printer?? Alt+Ctrl+del, this brings up task manager, you want to kill some services and processes but BE WARNED, dont blindly kill everything you see! this will most likely crash your computer

5) go to your local electronics store, see if they have any really cheap laptop stands that have good air circulation, if you cant afford any or dont want to spend much money i reccomend buying a few erasers (or rubbers depending if your british or not ) and stacking them under the corners of your PC

If non of these fix your laptop overheating problem contact me, il be sure to try and help with a few more methods, its just my fingers are hurting from typing HAYO!
December 31, 2013 9:17:58 PM

add to pringlegod

6. hp coolsense settings set to increase fan over being quiet
7. if its older two years or so, hp used cheap thermal paste to the heat sink may have to disassemble and redo it with a good thermal paste.

(guides found by searching internet for it, not that hard but is time consuming to do it without rushing) had to do on my hpdv6(amd a8 model with dedicate graphics crossfire which adds heat due to both heat pipes cooled by that single fan(one for cpu one for gpu in middle of laptop) laptop was clean never had dust built up but went from 40c to 65c at idle over the two years I had it) now I run no higher then 70 under full load.