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Randomly shutting down

I have had a recent problem with my notebook randomly shutting down. When im on the battery it seems to shut down very easily and when i am plugged in and i play a game or watch a video it will shut down. if you could please tell me what the problem is and how i could solve it, it would be greatly appreciated. thanks. I have a zv6000, and I know its over heating. This seems to be a common problem. What is the cause for this? Mine also has a AMD Athlon 64 4000+. If anyone can help please email me at tuckablaze@gmail.com. Thanks -Dan

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  • tuckablaze Dec 17, 2008

    I did install MobleMeter to check CPU temps.

    The program showed my CPU speed at 2.4gz and temp was 0.0C discharge was 0 and HDD showed something like 16.0C...

    What would cause it not to read my CPU temp?


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The cause of the over heating is poor manufacturing and weak cooling designs. HP for years has had consistent issues with their cooling design which still baffles me to this day. If you were to open the HP you would notice immediately that the cooling design for the GPU (Graphical Processing Unit) and the CPU (Central Processing Unit) are minimal and even look way to weak to cool the system properly under heavy work loads. Most of the HP's are designed for a quiet experience, which means the fan doesn't move as much air at times as it needs to, not to mention the heat dissipate they tend to use actually burns off after a certain amount of time.

Think of the effects of driving a 4x4 truck through a desert with half your radiator fins missing - it's going to cool the engine but not nearly enough.

Happily sir there is something you can do to improve your overall experience with this issue, laptop coolers. They range from cheap to expensive and can help remove massive amounts of heat off the bottom of the laptop (which is where the heat needs to be removed). They help cool your CPU, GPU, memory, Chipset, and save you from burning your legs.

You can find an excellent selection of coolers from:
http://www.xoxide.com/noco.html

I personally use a nbcooler
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An alternative is to buy some heat dissipater and open the laptop to apply it to the trouble areas I mentioned above, however unless you are experience with this course of action I advise against it and suggest a cooler.

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It sounds like your fan and cooling system may be malfunctioning. If the computer start and runs well for a little while it sounds like a heat problem. Laptops have safety features built in for excessive heat.

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Hi katrina1331, From what you describe it could be a couple of things but the two the come to mind first are power and perhaps overheating. The fact that you can?t run on battery power very long would suggest it can?t hold a charge or much of one or the AC power adaptor or charging circuitry aren't working correctly. To proceed I need to get some more information from you: Are the A/C adaptor and the battery the original ones and how old is the laptop? There are several LEDs on your laptop, (we?re going to ignore the touchpad light and the wireless LED), a power/standby LED to the top left of the keyboard three just below the touchpad. The left LED is another power/standby LED, the hard drive LED in the center and the battery LED on the right. -What are they doing just before the shutdown and immediately after while running on A/C power? -What are they doing just before the shutdown and immediately after while running on battery power? Try running the laptop with the battery removed and the A/C adaptor plugged in. Do you notice any change in running time? With the battery and A/C power plugged in click on Start, Settings and then Control Panel. Find and double left click on power options. A box labeled Power Options Properties will open, click on the tab labeled Power Meter. It should indicate the battery is at 100% or that the battery is at some percentage and that it is charging and running off A/C power. Let us know what you find. When you first start up the computer run your hand along the bottom of the laptop, especially along the four screened vent areas, to roughly gauge the laptops temperature. Use the laptop in a way that causes it to turn off and then run your hand along the bottom surface again. If the laptop is hot, to the point where it is uncomfortable to touch, then overheating may be a factor. Let us know what you find out and we?ll continue.

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