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Hp pavillion ze2000

By eyemfedup2
Oct 27, 2008
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  1. finally something to contribute.
    a few years ago i bought one of those after thanks giving walmart laptop specials.
    don't get me wrong its been a good one. only paid 345.00
    mobile sempron 2800+, 40 gig hdd, upgraded immediately to 1gb ram.
    only burns cd's and plays dvds but ill soon fix that along with hdd.
    found i may be able to upgrade CPU a little too.maybe someone can confirm that.
    anyway apparently some of these overheat and they recommend a new bios flash.
    sp33749. some how they think that the CPU fan running slows the computer
    down and somehow makes it overheat???
    i did the flash because they recommended it and told me that it would make it work better.
    after the flash the CPU fan hardly ever came on.did it twice to make sure i did it right.
    tech support told me to clean it. I'm very meticulous about my computers, did
    it anyway.as suggested and took a vacuumed cleaner to it which was kinda fun :)
    but wondered if i was going to zap it with static electricity from the vacuum.
    it would get so hot that the palm rest would be more than just warm but kinda hot.
    the touch pad would become very erratic but it never shut down on me.
    i got a cool pad just so i could use my computer. good investment though i do like it. finally installed cpucool so i cold see what temp it was getting up to.
    65+C with cool pad. man.
    searched around and found older bios sp33154. ran the flash.eureka it works now.
    still a little warmer than i would like but fan on at approximately 56-57C
    off at around 53C under regular load.with cool pad much lower temp, mid to high 40's. they tried to get me to buy a new fan also.works fine.I've only had one laptop but it seems that they run just a little warmer than equal desktop. probably air circulation limitations.
    sometimes i think they just go down a list of things.
    that's why i was so happy to find this site. experience.
    but if anyone else has one of these, its actually a ze2308wm if you look on the tag.
    they did have one thing that did some good for me, sp32877 core speed adjustment download. raises clock speed from 795.92 multiplier x4 to like almost
    1600mhz multiplier x8 (cpuid). it fluctuates from one to the other.
    I'm thinking it lowers the clock speed to force cooling right????
    anyway hope this helps someone out that is wrestling with tech support.
    i wonder if i can put a fan in it with its own temp sensor?
    can you do that with a laptop? hmmmm
    thanks
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  3. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 204

    thanks
    i believe that how i found the driver I'm using.
    i also believe that's also the crazy people that almost burned up my computer.
    i have lost faith in there tech support. it seems that obviously no one there has
    actually owned one of these laptops.
    i kid you not on the phone and on line they are no help.
    ill just experiment with available drivers and such and post if i have any good fortune
    and how i did it.
    i appreciate your quick replies you have been allot of help to me.
    thanks
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Just be aware they are basically a sales company
    They do not deal with Windows faults, except to say re-install Windows
    They are very helpful in locating the correct drivers\information\and downloads for your computer
     
  5. eyemfedup2

    eyemfedup2 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 204

    while i got you here do you know a site where i can get a manual for a ices-300 class b mobo
    and who makes it?
    not much on the board just that and CE.
    having no luck at all on google?
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

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