Ok, well I've had my HP G62 since June 2010. It has 4GB of RAM, an intel video card, intel hd sound, and intel core i5, all along with windows 7 home premium 64 bit. Love it, yeah, great. Unfortunately, it overheats all the time. The fan is constantly whirring and it is starting to drive me over the edge. I usually have less that 50% of memory usage according to task manager. I don't use hardcore programs or anything, besides my webbrowser and occasionally a virtual machine. Is there any way of getting it to stop overheating and the fan always whirring? Thanks ~jebug29
asked Apr 14 '11 at 19:51
there is only one way that will effectively work, put it into power saver power option (either by clicking on the battery icon, or selecting it from the power management in the control panel) this solution will lower the CPU clock speed and should keep the heat to a minimum. you could also try putting onto the balanced power option, but this will increase the CPU clock when needed and will cause the heat and the fan to go up.
a heating pad is a good solution to keeping the air circulating, but the fan will probably just be as high.
answered Apr 14 '11 at 21:36
It could be defective hardware, also. But, alas, laptops are always bad about heat, especially the "faster" they are. I think a lapdesk might be helpful. I have a Logitech Lapdesk N700. It's a bit pricey, but worth it, and the speakers help a lot, too.
Personally, I really don't think that putting your computer in Power Saving Mode will help that much. What I would do is pull up the Task Manager and watch your CPU usage. If it's above 50% or higher constantly, this might be part of the issue. RAM doesn't have a lot to do with heat as much as the CPU does. With your case, with your said usage, I'd say something is faulty with the hardware.
Try to contact HP and ask for a replacement laptop, if they cannot fix the issue--and I'm sure they won't be able to troubleshoot it by phone.
Just as a last thought, try everything that has been mentioned on this thread, and if all these things do not fix the issue, then you have faulty hardware.
answered Apr 15 '11 at 02:42