1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 14, 2017 2:54 AM by spinalfailed

    AMD Southbridge chip gets hot.


      I noticed recently that my HP G62-407DX Note book PC

      Gets hot in the location of the Southbridge chip.

      I feel noticeable heat on the lower left hand corner of the key board.

      I have good temperatures at the AMD Phenom II P650 Dual-Core processor.

      Fan is working correctly.

      Windows update is sending me AMD SMBus updates.

      I checked device manager and it says "No drivers are installed for this device".

      Could this be the reason why it is running hot?


      Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

      AMD Phenom II P650 Dual-Core processor

      3 GB ram

      AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250

      Driver Packaging Version

      System Board 1444 69.37

      BIOS F.29

        • Re: AMD Southbridge chip gets hot.

          How old is the laptop? Based on the hardware inside, it's been around for a while.  Do you have pets?  Often what happens is dust builds up on the heatsinks and fans cutting down on their efficiency drastically.  If you have pets it accelerates the issue.  Usually the best way to fix it is to open the laptop up and give it a thorough cleaning and replace the the TIM(thermal interface material) to give it that like new feel.  If this is to large of a task for you, maybe you have an IT geek friend that can give you a hand with it.