As of yet HP has not released a BIOS fix, It may happen in another month or sooner, or we will see
I have identified TWO issues with the fan/cooling solution in the nx6110 / nc6210 models, here they are:
No 1. The fan is always on.
Reason: for the fan to turn off, the CPU temp. must drop down to 40C. The actual achievable temp is 48C (accept just after you boot in which case it will start at about 45C).
Problem: trip point set too low (40C to turn off and 45 it turns on = always on).
No 2. The fan will suddenly switch to higher gear.
Reason: you just hit 100% CPU usage e.g. you started a setup program
, you smooth-scrolled a web page
and so on. The fan will quickly cool the CPU back to 50C (from 55C), and continue at slow speed.
Problem: the thermal capacity of the heatsink is low, almost too low, any sudden intense CPU task will cause a temperature spike = second trip point for the fan.
That was just for the record. Now the good:
- The first fan speed is VERY quiet and pleasent to listen too. (HAHA but it's true
). It is impossible to hear it outside a totally quiet room. The second speed is OK too. The third (can be reached if you start a 3D game and play for quite some time) is not so bad (not a jet engine anyway
- This model has many, many other good features going for it, which are not the topic of this thread.