HP Notebook PCs - HP CoolSense Technology
This document pertains to HP Notebook PCs with HP CoolSense Technology and Windows 10, 8, or 7.
HP CoolSense Technology is a feature in some HP notebook computers that combines hardware, software, and mechanical design to dynamically manage the temperature of your notebook computer, and help keep you comfortable while using it. HP CoolSense Technology uses a motion sensor in your notebook computer to sense when your computer is being used in a stationary or mobile setting, and automatically adjusts the computer performance and fan speed to keep the computer cool. HP CoolSense software allows you to specify your cooling preferences. Use this document to configure and use your HP CoolSense software.
Installing HP CoolSense version 2.2
If your HP Notebook computer came with HP CoolSense software, make sure it is updated to the latest version.
Download and install the latest version of HP CoolSense from the HP CoolSense Technology download site.
note:HP CoolSense requires accelerometer and thermal control hardware only available on select computers.
Configuring HP CoolSense
HP CoolSense is designed to run on notebook computers with HP CoolSense Technology and Windows 10, Windows 8, or Windows 7.
note:This section uses images and directions for the latest version of HP CoolSense. Images and directions for previous versions are similar but may vary slightly.
To configure the cooling preferences on computers with HP CoolSense, follow the steps below.
In Windows, search for and open HP CoolSense.The HP CoolSense icon is displayed on the task bar.Figure : Task bar
Click the HP CoolSense icon in the task bar to display the configuration box.Figure : HP CoolSense configuration box
Click On (default) or Off to change the settings. Click About for a description of HP CoolSense settings or to view the program's version number.
On - HP CoolSense automatically detects if your notebook computer is not in a stationary position and adjusts computer performance and fan settings to keep your computer's surface temperature at a comfortable level. When HP CoolSense is On, the icon in the task bar is blue.
Off - HP CoolSense does not automatically adjust your notebook computer's performance or fan settings beyond default cooling settings. The surface temperature of your notebook computer may be higher than it would be with HP CoolSense turned on. When HP CoolSense is Off, the icon in the task bar is black.
About - Displays a description of HP CoolSense settings and version number.Figure : About HP CoolSense
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I install HP CoolSense on my notebook PC?
Maybe. HP CoolSense requires HP notebook PCs with special hardware requirements.
HP CoolSense is not installed, nor is it supported, on all notebook computers. HP CoolSense software works only on HP computers and requires accelerometer and thermal control hardware. If your computer originally came with any version of HP CoolSense software pre-installed, your computer has the hardware necessary to support HP CoolSense Technology.
Attempting to download and install HP CoolSense software on a notebook computer that does not have HP CoolSense Technology will result in an error message. If you are not sure if you computer has the necessary hardware, you may attempt the download and installation. Attempting to install the CoolSense software on an HP notebook computer does not harm your computer.
Figure : HP CoolSense not supported
Why did HP CoolSense stop working after an HP Support Assistant update?
Later versions of HP Support Assistant do not support HP CoolSense 1.0.
HP CoolSense 1.0 (HP Thermal Assistant) was designed to run as part of earlier versions of HP Support Assistant. After updating to later versions of HP Support Assistant, HP CoolSense 1.0 may stop working. To fix this issue, follow the steps in the Installing HP CoolSense version 2.2 section of this document.
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