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Throttlestop won't allow changes on HP DV6

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Hi, my old laptop that suffers from very high temps seemed like the perfect candidate for Throttlestop, but after downloading and running it, there doesn't seem to be any settings I can change.
I'm running the latest W10, minimal programs and apps at idle and have cleaned it out internally and changed the thermal paste.
Temps shown are basically at idle.
There's no FIVR window and all settings appear to be greyed out or locked.
Is this normal for this old i7 - 2630qm?
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The TPL window is the same, settings are greyed out sigh.
Edit to clarify Throttlestop is not at fault for any shit HP is guilty of doing in the past on their DV series which is known for overheating, settings are probably limited and locked by HP.
 
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The 2630QM is an almost 10 year old processor. Things like FIVR and Speed Shift Technology did not exist back then. It is not possible to adjust the voltages with any software. These processors did not report any Limit Reasons data so that is grayed out. It is not an Extreme processor so no overclocking and it looks like the manufacturer locked the turbo ratio limit adjusters. Back then, most manufacturers left the turbo power limits locked too.

If you did a good job installing new thermal paste then it looks like the heatsink is a piece of crap. Maybe after 10 years the heatpipe leaked out. Does your laptop thermal throttle during normal use? Maybe HP thought a barely adequate heatsink and fan were good enough. Without having access to this laptop when it was new, it is hard to say where the problem lies.
 
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Too bad really.

I repaired several DV6 in the last 5-8 years and pretty much all of them were overheating POS. I alsowondered if Throttlestop could do something for that matter but it seems the mission is simply not achievable.
 
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Thanks @unclewebb for confirming they can't be adjusted.
I've done a number of changes of the thermal paste with little change and the HP DV series has a history of overheating issues due to poor design.
The brushed alloy palmrest gets extremely hot during general use and under any load the fan ramps up and CPU throttles hard often running at 800MHz which makes it painfully slow.
At the moment it is connected to a printer and delegated solely for that use, I have a number of other systems I use daily so when it does eventually fail, it's getting scrapped.
 
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