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HP Pavilion DV4 2045DX Overheating PLEASE READ HELP!

by r2d2picachu / March 4, 2013 3:56 AM PST

Hi Everyone,

I have an HP Pavilion DV4-2045DX entertainment notebook. It's about like 2 years old now and it heats up way too much. I actually took the whole thing apart like four times now to get to the motherboard and replace the thermal paste on the CPU & GPU. I first used a really high quailty thermal paste and applied it on and using compressed air blew out all the dust and vents and the fan but it still heated up even after that. (And it was only sitting on wood suface flat and web browsing) The second time i cleaned that whole paste off and applied artic silver 5 and it still is heating up. Every thing inside the machine is clean no dust at all. (I've disassembled it like a million times now) The ram is working, so is the hdd, i have just replaced the keyboard bezel, and did everything but it still heats up in just like 10 minutes. Please please tell me how to fix this issue. Is there like some update that needs to be done (I already restored factory OS on there). Please help out.

Thank You!

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The Turion is not known for low heat output.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 4, 2013 4:13 AM PST

Nothing seems wrong here. It's supposed to warm up.

Since it's not locking up according to your post is only getting hot, then I'd just use it and move on.

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PS. Just checked reviews on that model.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 4, 2013 4:19 AM PST

Sorry but there are far too many other folk yelping about this. If the machine works, fine, if not, time to sell it and get something nice.

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Heating Up
by r2d2picachu / March 4, 2013 4:22 AM PST

Thank you for your response!
Acutally yes the computer is not locking up but it feels at the bottom especially the hard drive area it is very hot to touch. Also could you tell me how to apply thermal paste as maybe i might have done it wrong.

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I wonder if the hard drive is failing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 4, 2013 4:35 AM PST
In reply to: Heating Up

As it gets older it could.

But keep in mind the screams (posts) about this model are very unkind.

Try this. Find the make/model of the HDD and see how many Watts it used. Then if you have another HDD, see if it uses less. But given the machine's street talk (posts) I think this is just one hot machine.

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Here's a How-To video
by itsdigger / March 4, 2013 4:28 AM PST
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