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Old 11-07-2009, 03:49 PM   #16
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Look for it...

When you turn on your system, it will begin a POST sequence. The first screen image will contain information on how to enter the BIOS Setup. You can freeze the Post process by pressing the "Pause" key. Press the correct key and you will see your BIOS. There will be instructions on how to use key strokes to move within the BIOS.

Proceed carefully.
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this one boots into bios if you hold escape and F8 at the same time.
Old 11-09-2009, 12:19 PM   #18
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overheating problems

hello again!!

i put the software on my laptop to measure how hot my laptop is and it said that it was 81.c! what shall i do!!????
Old 11-09-2009, 07:46 PM   #19
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I think we have officially hijacked this thread :P. The original poster solved his issue. We may wanna create a new thread instead of cluttering this one up.
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Compaq fan on C700

You are working on the wrong problem. Make the holes on back of the case at the fan bigger. It is not letting enough air in. My computer keep turning off during defrag and virus check. Now the fans very seldom go any higher than low.
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JGrosman this question is over 2 years old..... please do not necro a thread
Old 08-02-2017, 06:43 PM   #22
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I fix my overheating issue stripping the laptop apart and cleaning the fan (lots of dust clogs). I removed 100 screws and put 99 back (can't remember where this one screw goes, but all the holes seems to be filled). The laptops runs a lot cooler than before. I believe this was the reason Pale Moon was spiking over a 100% cpu (poor ventilation). I'll test for a few days and let you guys know.
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If it's a Compaq of any sort (pre-HP buyout or otherwise) try using the 'Delete' key; tap that a couple of times a second until the BIOS shows up.

Depending on the machine (Compaq/HP preferred using the Phoenix BIOS), 'Esc' would give you a 'one-time' boot Menu. 'F2' was more commonly used by Dells to access the BIOS. This is the case with my elderly Compaq desktop; pre the HP 'buyout', and hence a 'true' Compaq, and of far superior build quality. After the buyout, Compaq was sadly reduced to a model name within the HP line-up; a rather ignominious end for a company that once had an enviable reputation for supplying high-quality, innovative, ultra-reliable hardware to the business community.....who prize reliability above all else.

I have always found that with laptops, it's invariably a sign of the need for a strip-down and general 'spring-clean'; there's only so much these canned air 'dusters' can reach. You would not believe the wadges of matted fluff that can build up in heatsink 'radiators' (the finned portion that the fan takes in cool air to blow across and dissipate the heat tranferred to it via the 'heat pipes'). And over time, the thermal paste between the CPU & heatsink turns into 'crispy crud', and no longer transfers the heat the way it's supposed to. You should always aim to replace this at least once every 12 months.

My elderly Dell lappie (15 yrs old, and still going strong) was one of those that used a desktop Pentium 4 CPU, since in 2002 mobile CPUs were still just a gleam in AMD/Intel's collective eye.

55C is a perfectly normal 'idle' temp for a P4!! It's only when you get upwards of 70C that you need to be careful with them. At least I'm not running a 'Prescott'.....


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