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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by amd64skater, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. amd64skater

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    ok just got a hp pavilion dv5-1004nr notebook
    http://www.compusa.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4251730&CatId=4948
    no i didnt get it there. the vista crashed and my brother in law gave it to me because he bought a new laptop. any way i put windows 7 premium home 64bit and works fine. my question is in cooling settings what is the difference between passive and active and what setting should i have it set too. it does tend to run a bit hot. the processor is set to 5%-100% both plugged in and battery. someone help this is my first laptop and not too familiar with laptop settings.
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    active means the fan turns on. passive means its off and it dissapates heat using hopes and dreams. If it gets hot set cooling to active.
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    thanks , should i still keep it on passive for the battery or no
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    um depends if you have it set to throttle down the proc (ghz & voltage wise) I dont see why not. On te flip side though the fan doesnt need that much power. especially if the RPM's change.
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    Mines on passive and it comes on when needed. Bad part is i don't know the temps of it as GPU-Z don't support it :(.
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    The power that fan is pulling can't be enough to make an appreciable difference in battery life other than maybe a minute or two. Charging your battery is better than replacing a baked proc. :laugh:
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    yeah i have it set on 5%-100% for the proc i think ill just keep it set to active for both battery and plugged in
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    I think thats a good idea.

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