GPU cooling? What do you do to keep the GPU cool?

GPU cool

This section will try to answer the most often asked questions I get.

GPU cooling? What do you do to keep the GPU cool?

I have been asked this question in the past few days quite a few times. I read what was posted by Precision Division on their eBay ads stating the BIOS files do not fix the issue, and how they modify the fan.

You have to be aware of what causes your system to fail, and what needs to be done to fix it. You have to do four main things such as update the BIOS and video drivers, exit the heat, reapply thermal paste, and change the handling.

As a repair outlet I can only do so much during the repair. Thermal compound helps greatly. Updating the BIOS and video drivers do much more for a system than hardware mods can alone. Handling has to be changed though.

I can modify the fan easily enough by clipping one wire. I suggest purchasing a laptop cooler because when it breaks and the fans die on that system it is easier to change than the weaker CPU fan that is internally in the system. As many already know, the heatsink on a DV6000, DV9000, F500, and F700 are L-shaped. Heat travels through the L-shaped heatsink to exit the system. With a weak fan exiting heat, the heat spreads through the system making the fan work harder to exit the heat. This heat remelts solder, heats your components, wears the bearings in your fan, and weakens your battery cells. Laptop cooling mats do more to move heat than the CPU fan can do on its own.

Thermal compound is key to thermal recovery. The compound absorbs the heat and causes the transfer to happen quicker. In conjunction with a chill mat, this is key to moving heat so it does not spread through the system.

BIOS and video drivers are important because they both handle how the video and system work to displace heat. The Nvidia drivers add support for games and DirectX applications, but also do more important things like bug fixes. Bug fixes can be simple problems as what the new drivers do as of 2009 which is cause the GPU to run at 10 to 20 percent power when idle. I cannot do that to as system, and neither can any other repair outlet unless they install the drivers. The BIOS update runs the fan at 5v for the complete time the system is on, but it also does another important duty: It runs the CPU at a lower GHz when it is idle the same as the video driver. This cannot be changed in the BIOS without a BIOS update.

Finally, handling is probably the single most important task. As a user you have to know your system, know the reason for the failure, and change your handling. I get calls to ask about reballing and re-stenciling with leaded solder. That will not help with anything. Heat causes solder to weaken and crack so you have to handle that issue. So handling as a user is key to continued working of a new or repaired system. As a user you have to take simple no nonsense precautions to extend the life.

Here are just a few:

Do not let your system sit on a cloth surface.

Do not block the vents.

Do not hibernate or Stand-By your system.

Turn your system off when you are not using it.

 

GPU cooling? What do you do to keep the GPU cool?

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Ryan Hardee DV4-1220US System Reflow Repair on CND9042Z86

James Howell
DoubleClickItToFixIt.com
7472 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
706-307-9689

http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com

Ryan,

This email will serve as an update on the status and repair of your systems sent in.

Currently I have listed the following machines sent in for repair by you:

HP DV4-1220US with the serialization of CND9042Z86

As agreed your system is billed at $125.00 per system.

Now, with the HP DV4-1220US with the serialization of CND9042Z86 has been reflowed. The system board was labeled HP SPS 511858-001. The system reflowed on both the AMD Radeon IGP 0840 chipset.

After the reflow of the chipset, we noticed your system was not working correctly. We ran our diagnostics software on the system and found it came back with the following error. Your processor was found to be failed and damaged. The processor was exchanged, and found the new processor caused the system to display a repaired system.

Please keep in mind you need to reapply thermal compound such as Artic Silver 5. You also need to update the video drivers from Nvidia.com and the BIOS from HP if one is to be applied. Please advise your end user to purchase a cooling pad to help insure the removal of heat from the system.

If you need more help in explaining these areas to your end user, please visit http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/tips.html

Pictures of the repair can be viewed at http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/img

The system repair can be found here along with the explanation of how we repair systems in our shop and what we do to process the repair. The HP DV4-1220US video displays our system, repair processes, and what settings we use with our IR system to reflow your system.

Robert Peeples HP DV6423OM System Repair on CNF723042B

James Howell
DoubleClickItToFixIt.com
7472 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
706-307-9689

http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com

Robert,

This email will serve as an update on the status and repair of your systems sent in.

Currently I have listed the following machines sent in for repair by you:

HP DV6423OM with the serialization of CNF723042B

Now, with the HP DV6423OM with the serialization of CNF723042B has been evaluated, repaired, and is ready for return. The system is labeled HP Spare 443775-001. The system required a reflow on the Nvidia GeForce GO6150 (NF-G6150-N-A2) and Nvidia NF-430-N-A3 chipsets.

No power adapter was found within the box. A note requesting a power supply was left within the box.

No hard drive was found within your system or box. In this case, you will need to follow the directions below to finalize a successful repair.

You also need to update the video drivers from Nvidia.com and the BIOS from HP if one is to be applied once the system is repaired.. Please advise your end user to purchase a cooling pad to help insure the removal of heat from the system.

If you need more help in explaining these areas to your end user, please visit http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/helpful-hints/

Pictures of the repair can be viewed at http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/img

Your system was shipped without a prepaid Fedex label or account for return shipping. The system will be shipped back using Fedex COD. A check was cashed covering the repair charges.

Marc Eli HP DV6305US System Repair on CNF7190KT8

James Howell
DoubleClickItToFixIt.com
7472 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
706-307-9689

http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com

Marc,

This email will serve as an update on the status and repair of your systems sent in.

Currently I have listed the following machines sent in for repair by you:

HP DV6305US with the serialization of CNF7190KT8

Now, with the HP DV6305US with the serialization of CNF7190KT8 has been evaluated, repaired, and is ready for return. The system is labeled HP Spare 443775-001. The system required a reflow on the Nvidia GeForce GO6150 (NF-G6150-N-A2) and Nvidia NF-430-N-A3 chipsets.

A power adapter was left with your system.

A hard drive was found within your system or box. You will not need to follow the directions below to finalize a successful repair.

You also need to update the video drivers from Nvidia.com and the BIOS from HP if one is to be applied once the system is repaired.. Please advise your end user to purchase a cooling pad to help insure the removal of heat from the system.

If you need more help in explaining these areas to your end user, please visit http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/helpful-hints/

Pictures of the repair can be viewed at http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/img

Your system was shipped without a prepaid Fedex label or account for return shipping. Payment will be made upon pickup from the store location.

David Odegard HP DV9925NR System Repair on CNF83503NB

James Howell
DoubleClickItToFixIt.com
7472 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
706-307-9689

http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com

David,

This email will serve as an update on the status and repair of your systems sent in.

Currently I have listed the following machines sent in for repair by you:

DV9925NR with the serialization of CNF83503NB

Now, with the HP DV9925NR with the serialization of CNF83503NB has been reflowed. The system is labeled HP Spare 459567-001. The system required a reflow on the Nvidia GeForce MCP67MV-A2 chipset.

A power adapter was found within the box with this system.

As requested on the phone, your BIOS chip was removed and reflashed. The system still displayed a no boot situation.

Memory was tested and tested working. The system still displayed a no boot situation

The processor tested damaged. The processor is labeled TL-60. This damaged part kept the system from booting properly post reflow rework and will need to be removed, replaced, or exchanged to achieve a properly booting system.

You also need to update the video drivers from Nvidia.com, ATI.com, and the BIOS from HP if one is to be applied. Please advise your end user to purchase a cooling pad to help insure the removal of heat from the system.

If you need more help in explaining these areas to your end user, please visit http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/helpful-hints/

Pictures of the repair can be viewed at http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/img if any are to be viewed.

Arthur Richardson HP DV9040US System Repair on CNF6414RLK

James Howell
DoubleClickItToFixIt.com
7472 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
706-307-9689

http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com

Arthur,

This email will serve as an update on the status and repair of your systems sent in.

Currently I have listed the following machines sent in for repair by you:

HP DV9040US with the serialization of CNF6414RLK

Now, with the HP DV9040US with the serialization of CNF6414RLK has been reflowed. The system is labeled HP Spare 444002-001. The system required a reflow on the Nvidia GeForce GO7600 (NF-GO7600-N-A2), Intel SLA5Y, and Intel SLA5B chipsets.

A power adapter was found within the box with this system.

You also need to update the video drivers from Nvidia.com, ATI.com, and the BIOS from HP if one is to be applied. Please advise your end user to purchase a cooling pad to help insure the removal of heat from the system.

If you need more help in explaining these areas to your end user, please visit http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/helpful-hints/

Pictures of the repair can be viewed at http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/img if any are to be viewed.

Your system was shipped with a prepaid Fedex label or account for return shipping. A check for $125.00 was also enclosed with your shipment.

Cornelio in Dalton, GA HP DV6629WM System Repair on CNF747218LBDV6629WM

James Howell
DoubleClickItToFixIt.com
7472 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
706-307-9689

http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com

Cornelio,

This email will serve as an update on the status and repair of your systems sent in.

Currently I have listed the following machines sent in for repair by you:

HP DV6629WM with the serialization of CNF747218LB

Now, with the HP DV6500 with the serialization of CNF747218LB has been reflowed and is ready for return. The system is labeled HP Spare 449903-001. The system required a reflow on the Nvidia GeForce MCP67M-A2 chipset.

A power adapter was found with this system.

You also need to update the video drivers from Nvidia.com, ATI.com, and the BIOS from HP if one is to be applied. Please advise your end user to purchase a cooling pad to help insure the removal of heat from the system.

If you need more help in explaining these areas to your end user, please visit http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/helpful-hints/

Pictures of the repair can be viewed at http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/img if any are to be viewed.

Payment will be recovered at the time of delivery in person.

Scott Taylor Compaq F700 System Repair on CNF7351XC6

James Howell
DoubleClickItToFixIt.com
7472 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
706-307-9689

http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com

Scott,

This email will serve as an update on the status and repair of your systems sent in.

Currently I have listed the following machines sent in for repair by you:

Compaq F700 with the serialization of CNF7351XC6

Now, with the HP Compaq F700 with the serialization of CNF7351XC6 has been reflowed and is ready for return. The system is labeled HP Spare *****-001. The system required a reflow on the Nvidia GeForce MCP67MV-A2 chipset.

A power adapter was found with this system.

You also need to update the video drivers from Nvidia.com, ATI.com, and the BIOS from HP if one is to be applied. Please advise your end user to purchase a cooling pad to help insure the removal of heat from the system.

If you need more help in explaining these areas to your end user, please visit http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/helpful-hints/

Pictures of the repair can be viewed at http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/img if any are to be viewed.

Payment will be recovered at the time of delivery in person.

Gordon Shar HP DV9225US System Repair on CNF6523F97

James Howell
DoubleClickItToFixIt.com
7472 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
706-307-9689

http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com

Gordon,

This email will serve as an update on the status and repair of your systems sent in.

Currently I have listed the following machines sent in for repair by you:

HP DV9225US with the serialization of CNF6523F97

Now, with the HP DV9225US with the serialization of CNF6523F97 has been reflowed and is ready for return. The system is labeled HP Spare *****-001. The system required a reflow on the Nvidia GeForce GO6150 (NF-G6150-N-A2) and NF-430-N-A3 chipsets.

A power adapter was found with this system.

The system also displayed a damaged MOSfet located at the power in cycling area. The damaged component was labeled AO4407 and was located on PQ1. PL11 was damaged on both sides, positive and negative, and was replaced accordingly. PD3 tested good, and was not changed.

You also need to update the video drivers from Nvidia.com, ATI.com, and the BIOS from HP if one is to be applied. Please advise your end user to purchase a cooling pad to help insure the removal of heat from the system.

If you need more help in explaining these areas to your end user, please visit http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/helpful-hints/

Pictures of the repair can be viewed at http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/img if any are to be viewed.

Payment will be recovered by way of Fedex COD.

Steven E. Orr HP DV7-1130US System Repair on CND84038L6

James Howell
DoubleClickItToFixIt.com
7472 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
706-307-9689

http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com

Steven,

This email will serve as an update on the status and repair of your systems sent in.

Currently I have listed the following machines sent in for repair by you:

HP DV7-1130US with the serialization of CND84038L6

Now, with the HP DV7-1130US with the serialization of CND84038L6 has been repaired and is ready for return. The system is labeled HP Spare 486541-001. The system required a reflow on the ATI Radeon RX781 chipset. The system also displayed damaged memory in both sticks of Samsung DDR2 2GB. After replacing this RAM with a shop supplied 1GB RAM stick for testing your system displayed a booting system. The paperwork requested a virus cleaning, but the system displayed a Windows password. The password was removed to begin a virus cleaning which displayed a number of virus, malware, and Trojans within the system.

No power adapter was found within the box. Your paperwork also stated no adapter was shipped.

You also need to update the video drivers from Nvidia.com and the BIOS from HP if one is to be applied. Please advise your end user to purchase a cooling pad to help insure the removal of heat from the system.

If you need more help in explaining these areas to your end user, please visit http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/helpful-hints/

Pictures of the repair can be viewed at http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/img

Your system was shipped with a prepaid Fedex label for return shipping. Since that shipping label is to be used, you will need to mail and check or money order in the below amount to finalize the transaction, and post your system at completely paid off. The services requested were a reflow in the amount of $125.00 and a virus scanning in the amount of $50.00. Since your system required extra diagnostics, the memory is billed at $65.00 per 2GB RAM stick up to 4GB as previously located within your system. Also the virus cleaning was requested, but no password was supplied so the password removal is billed at $50.00 also. Your total check should be for the amount of $355.00. You have 30 days to make this payment from the time this email is sent. Payment can be delivered to our new office at the above address.

If you have a laptop that requires a reflow, and you would like to receive a service purchasing options are listed below.










Shantelle Polk HP DV6408NR System Repair on CNF7272MC2

James Howell
DoubleClickItToFixIt.com
7472 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
706-307-9689

http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com

Shantelle,

This email will serve as an update on the status and repair of your systems sent in.

Currently I have listed the following machines sent in for repair by you:

HP DV6408NR with the serialization of CNF7272MC2

Now, with the HP DV6408NR with the serialization of CNF7272MC2 has been repaired and is ready for return. The system is labeled HP Spare 443775-001. The system required a reflow on the Nvidia GeForce GO6150 (NF-G6150-N-A2) and Nvidia NF-430-N-A3 chipsets.

No power adapter was found within the box.

Your system displayed a typical penny fix copper shimming repair. The previous repair was performed with a copper shim. This copper shim was disposed of by us. Please read our link here for a better explanation of why copper shims are not used by our repair facility: http://doubleclickittofixit.com/update-this-is-why-you-do-not-use-copper-shims/

You also need to update the video drivers from Nvidia.com and the BIOS from HP if one is to be applied. Please advise your end user to purchase a cooling pad to help insure the removal of heat from the system.

If you need more help in explaining these areas to your end user, please visit http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/helpful-hints/

Pictures of the repair can be viewed at http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/img

Your system was shipped without a prepaid Fedex label or account for return shipping. You have two options to make payment and have your system shipped back. Payment can be made by check or money order delivered to our shop or you can pay by COD when the Fedex truck delivers your package. The service requested was a reflow in the amount of $125 plus shipping which is estimated at $16.38. Your total check should be for the amount of $141.38. If you pay by COD, your shipping will be included in the amount plus a COD handling fee determined by Fedex based on the payment choice they accept from you. These fees range from $5 to $25, and are solely determined by Fedex and Fedex alone. You have 30 days to make this payment from the time this email is sent. Payment can be delivered to our new office at the above address if you are mailing a check.

If you have a laptop that requires a reflow, and you would like to receive a service purchasing options are listed below.










Dennis Dodd HP DV2200US System Repair on 2CE7174DPJ

James Howell
DoubleClickItToFixIt.com
7472 Nashville Street
Ringgold, GA 30736
706-307-9689

http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com

Dennis,

This email will serve as an update on the status and repair of your systems sent in.

Currently I have listed the following machines sent in for repair by you:

HP DV2200US with the serialization of 2CE7174DPJ

Now, with the HP DV2200US with the serialization of 2CE7174DPJ has been reflowed. The system is labeled HP Spare 440768-001. The system required a reflow on the Nvidia GeForce GO6150 (NF-G6150-N-A2) and NF-430-N-A3 chipsets.

A power adapter was found within the box with this system.

You also need to update the video drivers from Nvidia.com, ATI.com, and the BIOS from HP if one is to be applied. Please advise your end user to purchase a cooling pad to help insure the removal of heat from the system.

If you need more help in explaining these areas to your end user, please visit http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/helpful-hints/

Pictures of the repair can be viewed at http://www.doubleclickittofixit.com/img if any are to be viewed.

Your system was shipped with a prepaid Fedex label or account for return shipping. A check for $125.00 was also enclosed with your shipment.