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DV-6 3140 is this heat too much or normal

Discussion in 'HP Pavilion Notebooks' started by sscoolg, Oct 24, 2010.

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  1. sscoolg

    sscoolg Newbie

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    hello guys, i have just purchased a brand new DV-6 31XX series and its my first laptop after a good skills in the desktop world(over-clocking ,etc..)
    and here is the specs :
    i5 460 m 2.53 up to 2.8 (turbo)
    4 gb ddr3 1066
    500 gb hd
    ati 5650 (switchable)

    the problem is i have using a lot of tools to monitor the temps(core temp,real temp, everest ,..)

    in most cases i got the following reading:
    idle :48~50 c
    full load gaming : 85~87C

    the gpu is stable under gaming to 66c

    I NEED TO KNOW IF THOSE THEMPS ARE OK FOR THIS LAPTOP OR ITS DEFECTIVE OR IT WILL BE FRIED SOON

    many thanks for your support
     
  2. City Pig

    City Pig Notebook Virtuoso

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    Idle is a bit high, but that's more or less normal. It's not defective and that's not anywhere near the point where there will be damage (which is 105C, and it'll auto-shutdown then).
     
  3. sscoolg

    sscoolg Newbie

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    dear city pig,
    your specs are similar to mine , whats your reading , please note that i live in a city were it 38c outside now
     
  4. City Pig

    City Pig Notebook Virtuoso

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    My temps have increased lately. It used to be 35-45C idle on the CPU and the same as yours for load and GPU, but now my idle temps are 45-52C and up to a somewhat worrying 95C on load.
     
  5. sscoolg

    sscoolg Newbie

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    so i think that those new dv6 3rd generation with i 5 are hot !!!!
    can any body advise us ,please
     
  6. City Pig

    City Pig Notebook Virtuoso

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    This is normal for i5s. It's not exclusive to the dv6.
     
  7. Falco152

    Falco152 Notebook Demon

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    When you did first turn on the laptop??
    Give it a week or two, allow the paste to cure.

    Anyways on mine...

    Idle 23~27C
    Avg 35~38C ( 2 VM side by side + 2 IDE)
    Full 75~77C

    I agree with CityPig.
    I blame the laptop design more of how heat is dissipated.

    In my opinion, mobile cpu has a bit higher tolerance than their desktop counterparts.
     
  8. sscoolg

    sscoolg Newbie

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    so the conclusion its normal for the I5 to reach 85 C!! under gaming ?
    one of my friends just got dv6 3030 (i3) he never reach 70C?
    i am afraid to play long time on it
     
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    flipfire Moderately Boss Super Moderator

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    Does your friend live near you?

    Your high temps are expected if your in a very warm climate. 87c isnt critically high, though you should use a cooling pad if your going to game for extended periods
     
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    Tinderbox (UK) Sir Pumpkin Longshanks

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    I had an dv6-v3 and the fan sounded like a leaf blower, i returned it for a refund.
     
  11. sscoolg

    sscoolg Newbie

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    Dear Flipfire, yes we are in the same office,so the laptop can handle 85C ?? is it safe, sorry but comparing to the desktops it huge temps
     
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    Yeah. That's still a whole 20C below the overheating level.
     
  13. sscoolg

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    guys i did something reduced the heat a lot i modified the power profile of the processor in the power plan and let it 99 % instead of 100% and now that prevent the processor to us the turbo boost mode and it stays at 2.5 I/O 2.8
    and the temp is now MAX 77C
     
  14. City Pig

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    Well, that's good to hear. However, I don't think that would work for everyone. For example, I play mostly Source games and the CPU is important for those. If I have my power profile set to "Power Saver" while playing Left 4 Dead 2, the framerate drops to below 20FPS when things get especially hectic, while on "HP Recommended" or "High Performance" the lowest I've seen is a random drop to 25 with it almost never going below 38. My point is, you might be better off letting the CPU temps get a bit high in some situations where CPU performance counts.
     
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