I've recently started to experience crazy overheating of my CPU and the fan going wild whenever I'm using Photoshop CS5 (32 bit). But for some strange reason, this overheating doesn't happen when I'm watching or even editing 1080p videos and using CPU-hogging programs like Sony Vegas. I've heard this might be a problem with some NVIDIA cards when running CS5, and as I've got an HP laptop, I also know they are prone to overheating like crazy. Thing is, I've also got a cooling fan underneath this lappy as I'm typing, so I'm prepared for this--but the overheating only ever happens with Photoshop and no other program. Any idea what's up--have other people experienced this?
Here are my system specs:
Windows 7 64 bit
HP Pavilion dv7-7080eo
Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GT 630M version 295.55
8 GB RAM
750 GB HD
Processor: Intel Core i-73610QM CPU @2.30GHz
First, make sure you have all the Photoshop updates installed.
And make sure you have updated the driver from NVidia's website (not Microsoft, or a system builder).
The last time we saw something like that, it was a GPU driver running openCL kernels when it wasn't supposed to be. And that was fixed in the driver a while back.