I have an HP Pavillion dv6 that has had consistent over heating problems since I first bought it a few years ago.
From what I've read, puts way to much power into their CPUs upon installation and that's what causes the overheating (+ the horrible cooling most laptops use).
The weird thing is this:
To combat the overheating problem, within windows 7 I lowered the cpu power to about 75% and then 65% and then all the way down to 35%. On each of these the computer still got extremely hot.
I later decided to install Mint 14 and wanted to see if a smaller OS would ease the load. It still over heats. I have that laptop now clocked at less than half its output and it still gets super hot. It's clocked now at about .80ghz out of 2.9Ghz.
Also, I have cleaned out the computer and reset the heatsink and applied new thermal paste 3 times already.
I'm just curious if any of you might know why this demon machine runs so warm?