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HP Dv7 Getting very hot

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December 27, 2011 4:06:05 AM

I have a relatively new Dv7 general specs include i7 2630qm (quad @ 2ghz), 6770 switchable graphics, 8gb ram ect.

Since i have had this laptop i havent really run anything too taxing on it, but recently i started playing EVE online (mmo) and i was wondering about the operating temps. EVE is not a high spec game by any means, its using maybe (maybe) 50% of the cpu but i am getting temps of 70-77 Celsius, even though the fan is running full tilt, the laptop is raised up by the 9 cell battery, and the room temp is about 16 celsius (60F). Is this normal? coming from my desktop, which only reaches 60C under full load this was alarming

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December 27, 2011 8:02:05 AM

Yes it's normal.HP laptops don't have a great cooling system
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December 27, 2011 8:16:59 AM

Your temp is fine for laptop under load. Start worrying about it when it is over 85, you may then want to use a cooling pad. Laptop thermal limit is usually 105.

Run some benchmark on the laptop and monitor the temperature.
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December 27, 2011 8:32:38 AM

I have a DV6 with the 2630QM and 6770M graphics, I've noticed heat as well. Usually anywhere between 65C and 85C depending on the game. I get about 50-55 on idle with the 6770 graphics and 40-45 on idle with the Intel HD. They're hot laptops unfortunately.
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December 27, 2011 8:37:01 AM

Sam, the temperature you are getting is absolutely normal for a laptop and there is nothing to concern with.
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December 27, 2011 4:20:19 PM

ok thanks guys
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