Re: HP Laptop Fan Control?
It's Windows 7 Professional 64-bit edition, but I also have Ubuntu 64 installed. I know I can clean it to keep it slightly cooler and I've even been considering taking it apart and putting some good thermal paste (Arctic Silver) on the chips. I had the board fail from the GPU overheating and breaking solder connections and I want to be 200% sure it won't happen again by running the fan overspeed, I have a cooling pad but it doesn't seem to help much.
I checked the BIOS (as is the common first reply to fan questions) and there's nothing to be found, the only "options" the excuse for a BIOS has is boot order, it also has a HDD and memory tester, but no advanced options or even slightly advanced options.
Some people say they've had HP laptops change fan speed using ACPI software but I haven't figured out what was meant by that. PC Wizard says that the monitoring chip is a National LM79 and it reports two (different) fan speeds (on a laptop with one fan), both numbers appearing to be incorrect.
I then tried a program that worked on my netbook (it was worth a shot...) called S10 Fan Control, it crashed, also tried a program that worked on Dell laptops but it too failed to install.
Why is HP so lame when it comes to stuff like this? I am never buying another HP product after this horrible laptop.