HP laptop seems to overheat very easily

Hewlett-packard Pavilion dv2500t noteboo...
February 3, 2010 at 08:34:32
Specs: Windows Vista, Intel Core 2 Duo 1.67Ghz

I've had a HP Pavilion dv 2500 Notebook for two years and a half now. The problem I'm having is that it seems to overheat very easily, even when just put on a USB cooler pad . I used the program SpeedFan to see if the internal fans are actually working, but they only seem to show me the temperature of my GPU and Core.

I'm wondering if there's any way to find out if the fans have actually stopped working, and also if there is any decent laptop cooler beside those USB laptop cooler pads.


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February 3, 2010 at 09:04:37
If you haven't already done so, try a blast of compressed air in the cooling vents to blow out any accumulated dust from the heatsinks. Did you check the BIOS to see if it reports the CPU temp & fan RPMs? Also, can't you tell if the fans are running just by listening or by feeling for airflow from the vents?

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February 3, 2010 at 10:29:12
I was going to try blowing compressed air, but wouldn't that just blow the dust somewhere else inside?

I tried checking the BIOS, but my BIOS settings only displays the diagnostics tab, and so there is nothing else I can manipulate in the BIOS.

The Fan beside the Heat sink seems to be working, and hot air is coming out of the heat sink too. It could be another fan inside the notebook that has stopped working I guess. The rapid increase in temperature is quite shocking.

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