2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 17, 2016 4:41 PM by bulldurham

    Hp Pavilion G6 2040ca

    bulldurham

      Description

      I upgraded the APU from the A6 4400m to  the A10 4600m and added 4 GB of memory. Heat has always been an issue but it will run almost everything.

       

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      Specifications

      CPUA10 4600m APU
      Cooler
      MotherboardHP 1849
      Memory8GB DDR3 1600
      GraphicsRadeon HD 7660G
      Disc Drive 1750GB 5400RPM hard drive
      Disc Drive 2SuperMulti DVD burner
      Disc Drive 3{drive3}
      PSU65W AC adapter and 6-cell 47WHr lithium-ion battery
      Case
      Monitor15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display (1366x768)
        • Re: Hp Pavilion G6 2040ca
          luisfpr

          Nice little project you've got there. Now just try to find a way to modify the stock cooler to a faster fan and better heat conducting paste and maybe you'll fix the heat issue.

            • Re: Hp Pavilion G6 2040ca
              bulldurham

              I replaced the thermal paste with Arctic MX 4 but have not located a faster fan. HP laptops are not the best for cooling. I tried setting the bios to fan always on but it still slows down when the temp drops to about 60C which is not low enough to maintain a proper level. I would kill for a program that could keep the fan on all the time but none of them work with these models... I have tried them all. I am considering a cooling pad but need one that pushes air where the vent intakes are that doesn't cost a bundle.