HP 625 Overheating

HP 625 Overheating Problem


Here we have a HP 625 notebook computer, that come with a AMD CPU and ATI chipset and graphic card. For this combination of hardware, it is common to wok on a highet temperature, so that’s why need to clean the fan more often so how we avoid overheating of the system.

Here is the exact configuration.

Processor, operating system and memory

Operating system installed – SUSE Linux
Processor – AMD Athlon ™ II P360
Chipset – AMD RS880M
Memory – 2 gigabytes
memory slots – 2 SODIMM slots
maximum memory Upgradeable to 4 gigabytes

Hard disks and drives

Hard disk – 320 gigabytes
optical drive – DVD +/- RW LightScribe
Graphics / Audio Function
Grafic card – ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200
diagonal display – 39.6 cm (15.6 “)
Distinction – 1366 x 768
monitor type – HD anti-glare display with LED backlight


support high-definition audio
integrated microphone
integrated mono speaker
stereo headphone / line output
stereo microphone


Wireless connection – Combined card Broadcom 802.11b / g / n 1×1 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 + HS
network interface – Integrated network card Realtek Ethernet (10/100 Mbit / s)

Expansion slots

1 Express Card / 34
1 Secure Digital

Ports and connectors

3 USB 2.0
1 external VGA monitor
1 stereo microphone in
1 stereo headphone / line-out
1 AC power
1 RJ-11 (select models)
1 RJ-45

Now, let we see how to clean the CPU Fan.

First we need to remove the bottom cover. There are 4 screws that we need to remove, assigned with the red circles on the next picture.


After removing the cover we have this underneath.


We need to remove the screw and detach the connector assigned with the red circle on the previous picture.

There is one more thing that you can do to improve the cooling of the laptop. There is a way to make the fan spin at max RPM (Rotations per Minute). We can do that by cutting the middle (white) wire (see next picture). But, when you gonna do that the noise that the fan make will be at higher level, and some can take this like very disturbing. But, that is a compromise that you will need to take.


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