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Laptop Overheating after Win 7 Install

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Colshy
Colshy
Posts: 142

Howdy folks,

I know how much you all like a quandry, so here's one for you. My laptop, details below...

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I've just upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate, and so far as I can see, should be able to run it hunky dory. I've previously upgraded to 4GB of RAM too, so I can't see the problem. After abour a half hour or so, the lappy overheats and shuts down. No warnings, just 'Thank you and goodnight'. Doesn't do it with Vista or XP, so I'm guessing I'm missing something with Win 7. Could it be a driver I'm missing? BIOS? I'm at a loss. I might cry, come to mention it.

Any help would be very welcome.

Cheers,

Col

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mickeyblue
mickeyblue
Posts: 1521

ive heard and read of similar problems, whats suggested by most sites is a BIOS update.

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InterPC
InterPC
Posts: 427

The overheating could be related to this article from HP: http://bpr.hpordercenter.com/hbpr/

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Colshy
Colshy
Posts: 142

Thanks for getting back to me. Where would I find such a thing? I can't seem to. As for the battery, I've already had a look and mine wasn't affected. Good shout nonetheless. It's definitely Windows 7 that's doing it right enough, XP and Vista were fine. I've since gone back to XP and it's fine again.

Cheers,

Col

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Active / Passive Cooling feature needs to be setup in Power Plan.
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MUCH, MUCH Setup involved with Win7.
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Regards,
Rick P.

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Colshy
Colshy
Posts: 142

Sounds like it. Thanks for the input. I'm going to have a serious read up about this before I do anything more. I'm determined to have this fixed though!

Col

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