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#1 +ultimate99

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 01:57

I have the hp tx2000 it's making crazy, loud sounds. Tasks are morbidly slow too! I've read that there's a problem with these units. Some mentioned that because Vista is cpu-intensive, that might be the problem. I opened it up and cleaned the dust out of the fan, still get loud sounds and hot air. Ideas?




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Posted 09 May 2014 - 02:06

Man, hate to say it - its an HP -- of course its messed up.

Overheating, bad materials, crap quality - thats why it was cheap.

Can you download & run Motherboard monitor ?  Or any decent mobo/CPU temp utility.  It will tell you if it is down-clocking due to heat.

But, if it is making a bad sound, and running horrible  - I'd say your HDD is going out.  Is the sound clicking or grinding ?


Why would someone how knows enough to pay twice as much to get the best (ThinkPad T-series) but then get a Hewlett-Crapard ?


Just remember, there has to be moving parts in order to make a sound and there only a couple things inside a laptop that move.



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 02:16

You never mentioned, but are your side vents clear? That is the first culprit I would blame on any laptop. It need air to move to cool.

 

Post up CPU temperatures using hwmonitor or a similar program.

 

 

@T3X4S: Hewlett-Crapard, love it, bro. Love it. :D



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 02:20

Yeah, vents are clear. I believe hdd is fine, no weird sounds or grinding. 



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 02:23

Yeah, vents are clear. I believe hdd is fine, no weird sounds or grinding. 

Well there are only 3 things inside a laptop that move, thus make a sound:  fan(s), DVD loader tray, and hard drive -



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:30

Although I firstly agree with T3X4S's initial prognosis, can you remove the heatsink and re apply thermal paste?

 

I only ask as an old Clevo D9T I used to have had an overheating issue, after cleaning it out, and it not making much difference, I was advised to apply new paste, fixed it for me.

 

Maybe it'll help.



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 03:47

I had a friend with a similar laptop, the TX1000 - a swivel screen and came with Vista. It was unbelievably hot and eventually fried itself. Screen refused to turn on. Unfortunately the HP laptops of that era were notoriously bad at heat output so there's probably little you can do, other than keep it perpetually stuck to a laptop cooler.

 

And it's not just Vista. Even having Ubuntu on there kept fans at full.



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 04:02

LOL@hewlett crapard! That's golden! XD



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 04:05

I had one of these,and one day it just died. the chipset chip needed to be reballed to bring it back to life, then a copper shim had to be inserted between the chip and the heatsink,because there is a gap(poor design). what you can try temporarily is to put a penny between the chipset and heatsink,making sure to use thermal paste on both sides,and see if this reduces the overheating. ideally, you want a flat copper shim.



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 04:47

holy crap i haven't heard that name in a looong time. it was never really good even in its day. time to junk it.



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 10:00

I just use it as a media center connected to the tv. Netflix, youtube, it has a dvd player. Nothing much, so I thought of installing win7 or even linux. But I guess this won't help?

 

I don't have a copper shim, but do have thermal paste. 



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 10:10

Everyone is blaming HP, not the fact it's running Vista. Everything runs slow with Vista installed... My ProBook 6550b has never skipped a beat :)

 

Stick Win7 on there, or Ubuntu...



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 10:17

Everyone is blaming HP, not the fact it's running Vista. Everything runs slow with Vista installed... My ProBook 6550b has never skipped a beat :)

 

Stick Win7 on there, or Ubuntu...

 I think i'll try applying thermal paste first. Don't want to bother with drivers and such.



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 22:56

Quanta 30F1: 74C (165F)

AMD Turion x2 Ultra ZM80: 77C (172F)

 

....oops.. O_o



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 23:08

Replace HP's thermal tooth paste with a high thermal conductivity product ASAP. Makes a world of difference.

 

Give it a good careful vacuum clean out inside whilst you're in there due to the dust filters traps.