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Old 12-30-2008, 03:57 PM   #1
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I have a HP ZV5000 laptop and it runs very hot. If i put it on my lap it would almost burn me. What are the main ways to get a laptop to run cooler? If I keep it on a flat surface with plenty of space around it, it gets a little cooler, but I would like to travel with this laptop and it seems to overheat to easily if there is not a lot of room around it. Is there heatsinks for laptops that would help? I am also looking into getting 1GB of RAM installed and getting a new 6600MAH battery installed. Is this easy to do by myself?(I have built many desktops before).
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:43 PM   #2
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You could use a laptop cooling station.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...d&Order=RATING
These do help quite a bit.
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You can get a cooling pad for it. Here's a good example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834999336

As far as RAM, it's easy to install. Just find the compartment with it installed, pull the little locks on the side out and the RAM should pop out.
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So do these cooling stations connect to the laptop itself or does it rest on a desk? I am looking to travel without having to find a hard surface to use my laptop(like the passenger seat of a car). If they connect to the laptop and are something that is always connected then they would work perfect.

EDIT:: It appears most are like a pad you put under the laptop. Is there anything that physically connects without having to carry a pad as well?(kids tend to lose those kind of things)
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So do these cooling stations connect to the laptop itself or does it rest on a desk? I am looking to travel without having to find a hard surface to use my laptop(like the passenger seat of a car). If they connect to the laptop and are something that is always connected then they would work perfect.

EDIT:: It appears most are like a pad you put under the laptop. Is there anything that physically connects without having to carry a pad as well?(kids tend to lose those kind of things)
Most of them come with latches. They are usually USB powered.
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Old 12-31-2008, 04:10 AM   #6
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Default Re: Bad Overheating problem.

If your feeling brave and your not voiding a warranty then you could take it apart and dust it. It has been pretty straightforward for the ones I have done, but I'm sure they are all diffrent.

I would recommend the cooling pad though. I have never really been a fan of the m, but your computer seems to be quite the hot one .
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Yeah, before you go out and buy a cooling pad, try dusting the fan out really good with a can of compressed air.
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All right I will try that first. I was reading up on my laptop and it looks like it has been a problem with the CPU they put in. It tends to run hot for a laptop. I think no matter what I do there is not fixing that so I will dust it and get a cooling pad, I think that is the only solution.
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