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Old 04-11-2005, 09:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After reading a bunch a threads about people's rigs and temps and such I decided to download a temp monitoring program. I tried mbm5 but my board isn't supported and I couldn't get it to work. So I downloaded speedfan. It works as far as giving me the temp but it doesn't detect the speed of my fans. My computer is an HP Pavilion ze5000 notebook. It's got a 2Ghz P4 Northwood with 512Mb of ram. During idle the cpu temp sits right around 44ºC and during web browsing it climbs to 46ºC. No big deal right? Well when I run it under a full load the temp climbs all the way up to 59ºC. When I saw that I got worried. I did a search on google about normal operating temps for a Northwood core. All I could find was some thread where a guy said that on stock cooling the average temp should fall between 28ºC-55ºC and that at 57ºC you need to begin to worry, but it didn't specifiy whether he was talkin about in a tower or laptop or in general. If figured it meant in general. Does that info sound correct though? If it is should I be worried? I've had this laptop for 3 years now and never had a temp problem that I've been aware of (then again I've never known what the temp of my cpu actually was). At one point 1 of the 2 fans over the cpu actually stopped working but the laptop ran fine for the two months it took me to go get fixed under warranty. Both fans work now, 1 constantly runs and the other kicks in when the cpu reaches a certain temp. It doesn't seem to be hotter now that at anytime previously, but 59ºC seems really hot. My question is, am I in danger of fryin the cpu and if so what can I do about it?

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Old 04-11-2005, 09:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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laptops runs hot, those temperatures are normal
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Old 04-11-2005, 09:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Its fine. Over 70 C then its time to worry
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Old 04-11-2005, 09:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yea, thats nothing. espically for such a compacted computer.
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Its all good !
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As stated above, anything below 60 degrees is absolutely nothing to worry about. The CPU will operate safely until it gets past mid 60s IMO.
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Old 04-11-2005, 10:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Sweet!! Thanks guys, I feel better now. I bet it could probably use a cleaning though. I've never opened it. I tried when the fan quit working but I couldn't figure out what the trick was and I didn't want to force it. Does anybody know what exactly you have to do to get an HP pavilion notebook open?

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Old 04-11-2005, 10:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I wouldn't open it... especially if you don't know what you are doing. Plus it will void any warrantee on the thing.
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I wouldn't open it... especially if you don't know what you are doing. Plus it will void any warrantee on the thing.
yea, don't open it, it'll be a pain in the *** to try to close it

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If that was a desktop, id be slightly concerned. But since its a laptop - no worries.
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