GPU at 90 with a cooling pad.

October 2, 2011 at 21:52:19
Specs: Windows Vista
First of all I have an HP Pavillion dv 2928se with a NVIDIA GeForce 7150m / nforce 630M card.
I am running a program called speedfan which is telling me that my gpu is running at 85 degrees with a cooling pad and around 102 degrees without the cooling pad. Why is this so hot? Also, windows has rated my Graphics as a 2.0 on their performance index. What should i do to cool down my laptop???

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October 3, 2011 at 02:05:19
Your laptop is overheating because cooling system stinks(HP fault). To fix it u need to put a copper coin between GPU and the HEATSINK(the copper coin apply pressure to GPU and also allow heat to transfer easy).

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October 3, 2011 at 05:59:11
I never heard of the copper coin trick, but if you're from the US & you decide to try it, make sure to use a penny from before 1982. That's when the US gov switched to copper coated zinc. And it would probably be best to use a file or sandpaper to make the penny flat on both sides so that it makes full contact with the GPU & heatsink. And don't forget a tiny dab of thermal paste on each side.

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October 3, 2011 at 10:27:31
the copper coin is good to old laptops with low end IGP's to prevent the laptop from overheating and create some space between chip and heatsink and fan thus allowing more air.also clean it from dust to insure that its done perfectly

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