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Old 10-05-2013, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Overheating problem.

My HP Pavilion has a cooling fan problem. Every time I turn on my laptop it gives me a message saying it doesn't work properly, I noticed that if I put my hand near the part where all the heat comes out of, I don't feel the usual air coming out (from the fan).

It's been like this for a few months, stupid that I am I haven't taken it to get fixed because it technically still works, although it does overheat, reaching 82 degrees Celsius (the most I've noticed). However, I know that the max temperature is 85 or 90 degrees Celsius (depending on the CPU's core I believe). So, that's pretty close to the max temp.

I am a bit worried, but since it has never shut down because of the heat or given me any sort of warning message (aside from the one on start-up), I assumed it would still work without negative consequences.

Should I really be worried and take it to get fixed? I have been meaning to, but haven't had the money. I just want to know if this is serious enough that I need to either fix it or stop using my laptop to avoid burning it to death.

Thank you.

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Old 10-05-2013, 08:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Overheating problem.

Have you tried cleaning it.

HP Repair manuals are on their site, or easily googled. I'd try cleaning it yourself first if you can get the manual.

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Old 10-11-2013, 04:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi yes get it cleaned the fan will collect dust over time and it will form a nice web of dust across the fan air duct reducing air flow that helps keep your cpu chip cool if you are cleaning it i would also replace the termal paste on the chip. Not all laptop/pc shut down when cpu overheats (most do as a fail safe) but this overheating can destroy your cpu chip and that will cost a lot more to fix.
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