HP CoolSense

by HP

Balance Hewlett Packard notebook PCs performance with system temperature constraints

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: HP

Release: HP CoolSense 2.2

Antivirus check: passed

Last revision: Last week

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HP CoolSense (for Windows) uses sensors and real-time data to monitor your HP notebook’s software and hardware so that it can control and prevent overheating from damaging the computer or causing discomfort to the user. This software only works on Hewlett Packard notebooks with CoolSense Technology.


  • Allows HP notebooks to take advantage of built-in CoolSense Technology
  • Real-time sensor monitoring
  • Dynamic, real-time fan control
  • Optimizes performance, energy usage, and battery life
  • Protects hardware from overheating
  • Adjusts power and performance settings for user comfort
  • Detects if the laptop is on a lap or hard surface

HP CoolSense is the software side of Hewlett Packard’s CoolSense Technology, a design philosophy that attempts to maximize system performance through architecture design. Laptops with CoolSense Technology were designed to monitor, direct and dissipate heat with the use of sensors, strategic positioning of components, vents and fans, and the use of an aluminum body. By coordinating hardware, software, and mechanical design, Hewlett Packard was able to dynamically manage the temperature of its laptop computers to protect them from overheating and to give the user a more comfortable experience.

The HP CoolSense software is what monitors and manages these hardware components of the CoolSense Technology strategy. CoolSense’s main goal is to protect your system's hardware from damage due to overheating, but that isn’t all it does. CoolSense can also detect if you have your laptop on your lap or on a hard surface, and it will adjust cooling and performance accordingly to keep you comfortable.

Using CoolSense is easy, just set it up once and forget about it. Or. you can tailor the custom settings to your current needs:  maximum cooling, quiet mode, or performance optimization. With CoolSense, you have the power to balance performance, comfort, and protection. (When CoolSense is set to maximum cooling, Turbo Boost mode is not available.)

HP CoolSense can detect if your laptop is on your lap or not and control your systems fan speed to keep your computer from overheating or being uncomfortable.

Wednesday Vail
Having lost a computer to overheating before, I am quite paranoid about any of my electronics overheating now. Coolsense is a neat product that is designed to help prevent that. It protects your hardware from overheating and also keeps you comfortable when using (especially if you are a person who likes to hold their laptop on their lap!). Coolsense manages everything for you without you having to worry about it, however, you can set custom settings like quiet mode or best performance.
Liam Carrington
This is absolutely amazing, I'm so surprised that its free and available for any Windows computer. This makes fan optimization as well as comfort ability at a maximum while using your computer or laptop. If you own Windows computer you should install this software.
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