Laptop over heats with video/macromedia - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-11-2010, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 97
Default Laptop over heats with video/macromedia

My laptop has a severe heat problem. When i watch videos on youtube, or try and watch a dvd the units GPU temp sky rockets and has even shut itself down in the past to apparently save itself from disaster.

It would be nice to watch DVDs but the real issue is that it gets hot running Rosetta Stone. It doesn't get as hot as a DVD would cause it to, and it doesn't get catastrophically hot, but it gets warm enough to make me nervous and do only study for short periods at a time.

Because of the heat coming on during graphic intensive programs I am assuming it's the GPU and GPU cooling that's ****ed up, most likely the result of extended use literally on my lap , on a comforter when laying in bed. When I use it to study now, I place the back end up on a book or something similar to help combat the heat. Still can't watch a DVD, though.

The laptop is an HP Pavillion dv6000 that was purchased in the fall of 2007. I realize it's getting old in terms of technology but I can't afford anything new and want to make this thing last. FYI, I use speed fan. Normal word processing/internet use run the GPU unit at about 62'-66' celcius, with Rosetta Stone bringing it between 68'-75' and DVDs going overboard at 80'+.

So the question is, is there anything I can do relatively cheaply to help this problem? I have looked into an aftermarket cooling tray but am wondering if a GPU relacement might help and be relatively cheap?

The first thing that comes to mind with this issue is the GPU/Heatsink separation on older Xbox360 models that required the reapplication of something like ArcticSilver.

Ideas? Thanks.

ShortThrow is offline  
Old 05-11-2010, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
MindoverMaster's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Laptop over heats with video/macromedia

Try watching the DVDs at a lower resolution. Most laptop graphic cards are not made for intense graphic uses. Look up the temps, using HW Monitor, and report back what the temps are while doing these things. Tell us what the temps are on idle as well.

__________________ Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 05-11-2010, 06:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 97
Default Re: Laptop over heats with video/macromedia

I'm not too concerned with DVD waching, as the only reason I really need the laptop is for Rosetta stone. However, idle is between 60'-64'C, Rosetta Stone sends it around 73'-75C and DVDs 78'C+

Note: All of these numbers are taking place in POWER SAVER MODE with the rear of the laptop approximately 1 inch off of the table!
ShortThrow is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unsolve Mystery of 2003 Laptop PC magnum Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 0 03-21-2010 02:45 AM
Laptop advice - From someone who has one Puressence Laptops and Notebooks 9 03-20-2009 03:27 PM
Teacher + School >>> Laptop + Home - Connectivity Issues. Jayce Computer Networking and Internet Hardware 12 08-28-2008 08:24 PM
Laptop PSU Problem spiking CPU billythefish Laptops and Notebooks 2 08-25-2008 01:52 PM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.