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Refurbished HP Pavilion 17 Overheating/fan issue

  1. #21


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    Quote Originally Posted by loveandpower View Post
    As much as you may not like it then that may be your next step. Generally what you and I just discussed are good signs of either

    A) a defective fan
    B) a really dirty fan/inside of your case
    I guess so. I'm currently not home but when I get home I'll take it apart and clean the fan.

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  2. #22


    USA
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    Windows 8.1/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SharpHD View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    That's tolerable, just Chrome or something on youtube? Try on youtube some flash video, it engages GPU which is in the same chip as your processor so it would work harder. Trick is to find max temperature and moment when fan speeds up.
    Youtube makes it go to about 46-48C. I also found recording the screen using OBS, Makes it go to 56C.
    That's still very tolerable.
    Also, do you think my ram is making more heat? I have a slightly higher voltage ram that what came with the unit. (It came with DDR3L and I put DDR3 in it)
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  3. #23


    Quote Originally Posted by SharpHD View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SharpHD View Post
    Youtube makes it go to about 46-48C. I also found recording the screen using OBS, Makes it go to 56C.
    That's still very tolerable.
    Also, do you think my ram is making more heat? I have a slightly higher voltage ram that what came with the unit. (It came with DDR3L and I put DDR3 in it)
    I don't think it's RAM, it contributes to heat only when really, really overclocked. Normally it's just about coolest part of the computer.
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by SharpHD View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SharpHD View Post
    Youtube makes it go to about 46-48C. I also found recording the screen using OBS, Makes it go to 56C.
    That's still very tolerable.
    Also, do you think my ram is making more heat? I have a slightly higher voltage ram that what came with the unit. (It came with DDR3L and I put DDR3 in it)
    The only time when you could really consider memory would be let's say if you have 32GB+ of memory and in reality only using 4-8GB max.
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  5. #25


    USA
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    Windows 8.1/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by loveandpower View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SharpHD View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    That's still very tolerable.
    Also, do you think my ram is making more heat? I have a slightly higher voltage ram that what came with the unit. (It came with DDR3L and I put DDR3 in it)
    The only time when you could really consider memory would be let's say if you have 32GB+ of memory and in reality only using 4-8GB max.
    I know but it is a higher voltage. Wouldn't that draw more power and hence cause more heat?
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by SharpHD View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by loveandpower View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SharpHD View Post

    Also, do you think my ram is making more heat? I have a slightly higher voltage ram that what came with the unit. (It came with DDR3L and I put DDR3 in it)
    The only time when you could really consider memory would be let's say if you have 32GB+ of memory and in reality only using 4-8GB max.
    I know but it is a higher voltage. Wouldn't that draw more power and hence cause more heat?
    It's very small amount of power they need and that's what counts.
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  7. #27


    It wouldn't be enough voltage to make a difference.I believe. I do know though that I have read in the past that higher voltage can shorten the life of it but again if you plan to OC a lot it should negate that I would imagine. It's sort of like this...if you have 1.5 and OC it can hurt you, if you have 1.65 and don't OC it can hurt you. Does that make sense any?

    Now depending on the speed of the memory ( 1866, 1600, etc ) higher voltage may be required already. It's either 1866 or 2133 is the beginning limit for the 1.65v I forget which.
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  8. #28


    Quote Originally Posted by loveandpower View Post
    It wouldn't be enough voltage to make a difference.I believe. I do know though that I have read in the past that higher voltage can shorten the life of it but again if you plan to OC a lot it should negate that I would imagine. It's sort of like this...if you have 1.5 and OC it can hurt you, if you have 1.65 and don't OC it can hurt you. Does that make sense any?

    Now depending on the speed of the memory ( 1866, 1600, etc ) higher voltage may be required already. It's either 1866 or 2133 is the beginning limit for the 1.65v I forget which.
    Not necessarily, for instance Kingston HyperX 1600 MHz works on full speed at 1.65v and on 1333 MHz at 1.5v, both are standard voltages and not considered OC.
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  9. #29


    I'm not surprised that certain brands have certain voltages for each memory actually, especially referring to Kingston as they are always bringing their A game to the field. (I especially love their 3.0 USB drives they have 2x the speed transfer of like PNY)
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  10. #30


    USA
    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by loveandpower View Post
    It wouldn't be enough voltage to make a difference.I believe. I do know though that I have read in the past that higher voltage can shorten the life of it but again if you plan to OC a lot it should negate that I would imagine. It's sort of like this...if you have 1.5 and OC it can hurt you, if you have 1.65 and don't OC it can hurt you. Does that make sense any?

    Now depending on the speed of the memory ( 1866, 1600, etc ) higher voltage may be required already. It's either 1866 or 2133 is the beginning limit for the 1.65v I forget which.
    I just took my ram out.... firgured out that i had 1333MHz RAM in a 1600MHz slot. does this mean anything?
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