hp laptop needs special cooling.

Hewlett-packard / Hp pavilion tx2000 notebo...
October 31, 2010 at 23:41:31
Specs: 7 ultimate 32bit, 2 GHz / 1982 MB
Hi, I have a pavilion t2000 notebook, which has fallen foul to the HP problem of the graphics chip unseating. 1000's were/are affected and hp and nvidia would pass buck and not accept blame never the less, ny lappy is out of warrenty. I'm not prepared to pay £140 for a replacement board knowing the same thing will go wrong after 12 months. Also the temporary "fixes" so far have been to "bake" the laptop in a towel (switched oin whle wrapped) for an hour which reseats the chip for a while. So I have seen that the gpu gets very hot even when idle, so I am looking for a way to keep it cold.
I'm not loaded with cash so really a budget way would be handy. I don't mind making it a fixed laptop as i could use it as a replacement desktop if need be. Space is very tight inside the case, I have sorta tried slithers of aluminium to broaden the cooling area but no avail.

All the normal things are in use, I have a laptop cooler, and its placed on a ceramic slate, I have even tilted the right hand side slightly to elevate a "chimney" effect, but nothing is keeping it below 75c. Idealy i must keep it below 60c to prevent unseating, so I already know gaming is out the window.

Thanks for reading, look forward to ideas. (my reason for putting this in the win7 forum is in case of a program suggested to keep fan on full speed would need to be 7 friendly)

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October 31, 2010 at 23:50:36
Sorry, I forgot to mention that it is currently working, but I wont switch it on untill i have to because it only takes a minute or 2 before its at 75c and I shut it down.

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November 1, 2010 at 00:32:51
you will not be able to cool it down enough, best bet is to go out and buy a new laptop, you could put a fan on it and hopefully you will cool it down enough to use it with the case open sitting on a desk..the moral of story is never buy Hp or Compaq.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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November 1, 2010 at 00:58:48
Very true. never again will I buy HP. but I would consider the suggestion of removing it from the case and transform it into a desktop. I have spare heat sinks for towers so could possibly concoct a gizmo to cool it.

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November 1, 2010 at 08:47:24
You would be better off look for a desktop cheep where if you had a bad component, you could replace it yourself. Even an open box or refurbished unit would be a better starting place for you. If you can find one where the board and processor are reasonably modern, then you have a reasonable upgrade path for the future. I did not go through the 10 or more pages of the following, but give it a look (USA, but similar must be available nearer to you):

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.

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November 1, 2010 at 09:16:05
It does seen Princecorum is right, I have stripped it again, and gave it a thorough clean and replaced the thermal paste with actic silver, and the gpu is still at 73c idle. cpu is lovely at 34c haha. Well I don't want to waste a 2.2 dual core touch screen, especially when I paid £550 for it to last just over a year, so I'll use it as a desktop and build a cooling system around it and place the screen on a kinda plate stand. I have read many sites on systems submerged in mineral oil working superbly so might use my problem as an excuse to try it.
Many thanks for your help :o)

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