I own a DV6t-3100 from last ~15 months. Bought this laptop on 30th December, 2012 from US and using it from May,2011.
Configuration: Core i7-720QM, 8gb DDR3 RAM, ATI HD5650 1gb DDR3, 640gb HDD @ 7200 RPM, backlit keyboard
I normally play Prince of Persia (1-4) and Assasin's Creed; although not playing anything from last 5 months.
Initially was too happy with this laptop and was bragging a lot. After some day I noticed its getting hotter even with normal usage and wasn't fit to be kept on lap. Whenever I play games its noticeably superhot and cant't use the laptop keyboard easily. Finally during September, 2011..its started shutting down due to overheat. I purchase cooler master notepal series cooling pad and effectively it solved my problem initially but during the December 2011 it once againg getting superhot and even the coolpad wasnt able to help much.
Recently I disassembled my laptop (2 days back) and changed the thermal paste to Arctic Silver Ceramique2...its kind of ok now...but still need to test it more...now the idle temperature is 55 C, Moderate usgae 68 C and gaming 78 C (have tested only with 1o mints of gaming)..all temperature without cooling pad.
Seriously there is some design issue with these HP laptops and they need to provide a better and high quality thermal paste and heatsink. Temperature till 80 C is ok with gaming else it shuld have to be around 50 C with mild usage.
Note: if your DV6 is overheating means(idle temp 70 C) you need to change its thermal paste. invest in a good quality cooling pad. While changing the thermal paste remove the old paste completely clean the surfaces with IPA (although I prefer just wiping it off with cotton rags)
If affordable go for HP extended warrant...you can puchase one even if you hv got ur lappy from outside India (i got to know recently....). If warranty expired go for AMC.
Thanks to Rachit Mahule (best of luck for your final semester exam) for starting this thread.
Comments and questions are most welcome.
you need to call on HP support # 1800 425 4999; choose the proper option and they talk to the representative. Extended warranty can be purchased only up to a certain time period if it has expired you need to get in touch with authorized service center and go for annual maintenance contract.
before buying the warranty properly check with them..and if possible take it in written...some time they deny after selling the warranty.
you can check the following links:
HP Care Pack Services | HP
HP warranty issue - Page 2 - HP Support Forum
Okay , And also do you know that buying the dv6 from the US , will give us international warranty for 1 year or not .?
And does HP India honor the extended warranty on the laptop bought from US .?
Now a days only few of the manufacturers giving international warranty...and in case of an international warranty cost difference is negligible...no the extended warranty purchased in US will not be honored in India..its like two different company one is HP us and the other HP India.
our answers here are all based on assumptions... i suggest you directly contact HP Contact HP - Phone assistance | HP to clarify your doubts...Okay so do you know if HP US offers international warranty .?
Ans how does HP India provide extended warranty for the laptop bought in the US .?
how come it cost you 6300? there was an ongoing offer of 999 isnt it?Got the warranty increased by 2 years to a total of 3 yrs.Total damages were Rs.6330.I feel its totally worth the money,considering the type of reputation dv6 series had in past.However,havent faced any hardware relAted issues so far..
even i experienced driver power state failure two times in 2 hours.I uninstalled auslogics optimization software.I had repaired registry and defragmented using auslogics.I had read that optimization software can cause this.
Can anybody tell me anything about this ? Why it happens ?