I recently installed Windows 8 on my HP G62 Laptop and I have been noticing a very strange problem with it.
Let alone, for lets say 5 minutes, without even touching it, it starts to heat up and it reaches about 60 degrees (Celsius) with absolutely no applications open (not just on desktop but overall).
I dug in a little deep and found out that Maintenance was running when the computer was Idle, so I turned that off From the System's Task Scheduler, and while there I also turned off other services I did not need hoping that would solve the problem.
So after a few days, I noticed that the average temperature of my laptop dropped from 55 to 48 degrees while working on Visual Studio. And when I thought the problem had disappeared, it still did show up, only not after 5 minutes, but more like 10 minutes.
Here is what I have done so far:
- Replacing the thermal paste on the CPU and the fan and cleaning the fan (this was like 6 months ago)
- Using a laptop cooler
- Running a virus scan (I just formatted my laptop so it would be really weird if I already caught something but who knows)
Right now, I believe it has something to do with my gfx driver (Even though it IS up to date, looking closely at the screen, I can see the pixels slowly refresh (kinda like watching static on TV) which I wasn't able to do on Windows 7.
If you have any ideas, let me know.