HP temperature limits

Discussion in 'HP & Compaq' started by MatrixHasYou, Dec 21, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. MatrixHasYou

    MatrixHasYou Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    I downloaded the program "HW monitor" to monitor the temperature of various components. What are the normal ranges for CPU, video, and HD?
     
  2. exercise

    exercise Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    3
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    170
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    First,
    You need to list your CPU and Graphics chip.
    The answer will depends on it.
     
  3. MatrixHasYou

    MatrixHasYou Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    - Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 (2.0GHz/4MB L2Cache)
    - 319MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
    - 80GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
     
  4. exercise

    exercise Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    3
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    170
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    Matrix,
    I'm pretty sure you know that there is a issue with the 8400-series chips.
    They overheat due to a design/manufacturing flaw.

    I like to keep a Hard drive below 50 degrees...45 is nice for a max.
    For the CPU above 75 is not comfortable, even tho Intel specs this T7300 for a max temp of 100 degrees celsius:

    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_...bile T7300 LF80537GG0414M (BX80537T7300).html

    You GFX chip shouldn't go above 80 degrees celsius while in-game, even is nVidai states that it can go to 110 degrees C....

    Read on you GFX chip, the issue is well documented and there might be lawsuits on the go for 8400m owners.
     
  5. Th3_uN1Qu3

    Th3_uN1Qu3 Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    214
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,192
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    55
    Which is exaggerated by the poor thermal material and mounting of HP heatsinks. If the laptops were manufactured properly we would be seeing much less issues.
     
  6. MatrixHasYou

    MatrixHasYou Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    I agree. There is a huge gap between nVidia chip and a heatsink copper contact. After I inserted a piece of copper with Acrylic Silver 5 on both sides, the gap has decreased significantly. Before, there was a lousy piece of the thermal paste, which was barely touching, if at all, the heatsink. Both nVidia's and HP's screwed up big time.

    I'll post my temperatures for various parts shortly.
     
  7. MatrixHasYou

    MatrixHasYou Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    Here is the temperature for various parts of my laptop as measured by HW Monitor program. Please let me know if they are within prescribed limits.
    Thanks.

    Hardware Monitors
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Hardware monitor ACPI
    Temperature 0 49°C (120°F)
    Temperature 1 53°C (127°F)

    Hardware monitor Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7300
    Temperature 0 49°C (120°F)
    Temperature 1 51°C (123°F)

    Hardware monitor NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
    Temperature 0 58°C (136°F) (GPU Core)

    Hardware monitor SAMSUNG HM080HI - HD
    Temperature 0 34°C (93°F) (Assembly)
    Temperature 2 34°C (93°F) (Air Flow)
     
  8. abaddon4180

    abaddon4180 Notebook Virtuoso

    Reputations:
    1,213
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3,372
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Is that under load or idle?
     
  9. MatrixHasYou

    MatrixHasYou Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    Idle. The temperatures were a few degrees higher while under load.
     
  10. abaddon4180

    abaddon4180 Notebook Virtuoso

    Reputations:
    1,213
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2009
    Messages:
    3,372
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    That seems a little high for idle but if the temps are only a few degrees C higher under load then you don't really have a problem. Could you post your load temps?
     
Similar Threads: temperature limits
Forum Title Date
HP & Compaq HP Omen GPU temperature slowly rises Dec 25, 2014
HP & Compaq HDX18 normal temperature Feb 23, 2010
HP & Compaq Envy 15 2nd Gen Temperatures Feb 20, 2010
HP & Compaq critical hard disk temperature-70c Jan 25, 2010
HP & Compaq Post your DV7 temperatures [+4650] Nov 11, 2009

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page