1. Welcome Guest! In order to create a new topic or reply to an existing one, you must register first. It is easy and free. Click here to sign up now!.
    Dismiss Notice

[Solved] Overheating laptop

Discussion in 'Processor - CPU' started by StephenL, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. StephenL

    StephenL Registered Members

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    12
    Operating System:
    Windows 7
    I have an HP DV7-4283CL laptop that is acting strangely. When the laptop is running local apps, such as anything from Microsoft Office, local games or such, the internal temp is about 50c. As soon as Firefox or Chrome launches, the temp spikes to nearly 100c.

    The system normally is connected over WiFi so I tested it with a direct Ethernet connection. No difference. I tried running the Epic browser and that seems to be better -- only 80c -- but that still doesn't answer the question as to why the browsers are causing the spike. I've vacuumed out the fan as best as I can (from the outside and after taking off the keyboard), but the fan and heat sinks are pretty well protected in this system and difficult to access without taking the whole thing apart.

    I had considered replacing the fan and heat sink, but now I'm not sure that's the issue. I'm open to any thoughts members might have as to why the browsers, and only the browsers, and driving up the heat so much.

    Stephen
     
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    allheart55 (Cindy E) Administrator Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,023
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Operating System:
    Windows 10
    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD
    CPU:
    AMD Phenom II X6 1090T-Thuban 3.2GHz
    Memory:
    Crucial-DDR3 SDRAM 1333-8GB
    Hard Drive:
    WD Caviar Black SE HDD 640 GB - WD Caviar Black SE HDD 500 GB
    Graphics Card:
    Sapphire Radeon HD-7870 2GB
    Power Supply:
    CORSAIR CMPSU-750W
  3. Rich M

    Rich M Guest

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2013
    Messages:
    4,580
    Location:
    NE Pa USA
    Operating System:
    Windows 7
    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    MSI Z97 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Z97
    CPU:
    Intel i7 4790K 4.0Ghz
    Memory:
    Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2133
    Hard Drive:
    Crucial 256 Gb SSD+ WD Raptor 300 Gb Sata III
    Graphics Card:
    Radeon R9 280 2GB HDMI
    Power Supply:
    Seasonic 750 watt
    Cindy is on the right track Stephen and most of that is caused by Adobe Flash Player depending on how many things Flash Player has to recognize on that page. Another killer seems to be Adblock and is one of the reasons they released Adblock Plus last year.

    Opera 64 bit , Pale Moon 64 bit)(Mozilla browser) and IE 64 bit lessen that uptick quite dramatically.
    Personally I use Comodo Dragan which is another of those Mozilla based browser which I find better as well and again there is a 64 bit version. I would bet that laptop though is 32 bit so I am not certain any of these would be a help.

    Apparently it has long been an issue with 32 bit browsers in general, something none of us have noticed though 100c should be noticeable.

    You can use this addon which makes Adobe Flash Player have to ask before opening:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/En-us/firefox/addon/flashblock/
    This is supposed to help solve this issue....
     
  4. StephenL

    StephenL Registered Members

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    12
    Operating System:
    Windows 7
    Thanks, Rich and Cindy. I've downloaded the utility and will run it shortly. This is a 64-bit, i5 processor so perhaps a different browser will be better. Let me know if you think of anything else -- but I'll bet Flash is behind it. Flash seems to be the crux of a lot of issues.
     
  5. Rich M

    Rich M Guest

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2013
    Messages:
    4,580
    Location:
    NE Pa USA
    Operating System:
    Windows 7
    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    MSI Z97 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Z97
    CPU:
    Intel i7 4790K 4.0Ghz
    Memory:
    Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2133
    Hard Drive:
    Crucial 256 Gb SSD+ WD Raptor 300 Gb Sata III
    Graphics Card:
    Radeon R9 280 2GB HDMI
    Power Supply:
    Seasonic 750 watt
    Good point Stephen as Flash Player and Java have been tormenting us since Windows 8 came out!
     
  6. StephenL

    StephenL Registered Members

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    12
    Operating System:
    Windows 7
    Any idea if Win 10 will be an improvement here?
     
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    allheart55 (Cindy E) Administrator Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,023
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Operating System:
    Windows 10
    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD
    CPU:
    AMD Phenom II X6 1090T-Thuban 3.2GHz
    Memory:
    Crucial-DDR3 SDRAM 1333-8GB
    Hard Drive:
    WD Caviar Black SE HDD 640 GB - WD Caviar Black SE HDD 500 GB
    Graphics Card:
    Sapphire Radeon HD-7870 2GB
    Power Supply:
    CORSAIR CMPSU-750W
    I don't know but I will say, I haven't had any of those types of problems yet using the Windows 10 Technical Preview.
     
  8. StephenL

    StephenL Registered Members

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    12
    Operating System:
    Windows 7
    Noticed something interesting. Updated to Firefox 37. Turned off Flash in Firefox and chrome. Been running with Firefox on now for a couple of hours and no problem. Turned on Chrome and the system spiked. Yesterday before the Firefox update it also spiked, but now it's only Chrome. Well, that's an easy fix. No Chrome.
     
    allheart55 (Cindy E) likes this.
  9. Rich M

    Rich M Guest

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2013
    Messages:
    4,580
    Location:
    NE Pa USA
    Operating System:
    Windows 7
    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    MSI Z97 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Z97
    CPU:
    Intel i7 4790K 4.0Ghz
    Memory:
    Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2133
    Hard Drive:
    Crucial 256 Gb SSD+ WD Raptor 300 Gb Sata III
    Graphics Card:
    Radeon R9 280 2GB HDMI
    Power Supply:
    Seasonic 750 watt
    Yeah but keep your eyes on it Stephen those have a tendency to flip back and forth and just when you fall in love, your favorite takes a dump! I am liking Ice Comodo Dragon.
     
  10. Rich M

    Rich M Guest

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2013
    Messages:
    4,580
    Location:
    NE Pa USA
    Operating System:
    Windows 7
    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    MSI Z97 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Z97
    CPU:
    Intel i7 4790K 4.0Ghz
    Memory:
    Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2133
    Hard Drive:
    Crucial 256 Gb SSD+ WD Raptor 300 Gb Sata III
    Graphics Card:
    Radeon R9 280 2GB HDMI
    Power Supply:
    Seasonic 750 watt
    From what little I did with Windows 10 beta I am impressed with this one.
     
  11. NeilNunnery

    NeilNunnery Registered Members

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2016
    Messages:
    28
    Location:
    Mars
    Operating System:
    Windows 7
    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    ASUS
    CPU:
    Core i3
    Memory:
    8GB
    Hard Drive:
    1TB
    Graphics Card:
    2 GB 128bit
    Power Supply:
    ATX-6000W
    Well said cindy and rich my laptop is also over heating sometimes. I might follow your suggestions. As for now i'm using cooling pad for my laptop to ease the heat.
     
  12. Rich M

    Rich M Guest

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2013
    Messages:
    4,580
    Location:
    NE Pa USA
    Operating System:
    Windows 7
    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    MSI Z97 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Z97
    CPU:
    Intel i7 4790K 4.0Ghz
    Memory:
    Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2133
    Hard Drive:
    Crucial 256 Gb SSD+ WD Raptor 300 Gb Sata III
    Graphics Card:
    Radeon R9 280 2GB HDMI
    Power Supply:
    Seasonic 750 watt
    Wow things have changed and I must warn against Comodo Ice Dragon browser. It makes way too many changes to system and whenm you try to uninstall it, it does more damages than most virus.
     

Share This Page