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HP Omen 880-179ng
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Hey everyone, I bought an HP Omen 880-179ng with an 8700K, 16 GB RAM and its Geforce 1060 6GB last year in September.In November I replaced the 1060 6GB with an Asus 2080 Super and also an upgrade for the PSU with the Cooler Master 700W. I am running a 3 screen setup with 2 HP 27mx and one HP 27xq as the center screen.


Everything runs pretty good but a couple of months ago the front fan started to run at full speed all along. Very annoying because that 120mm fan is running at full speed and it sounds like a hair dryer. Removing the cable from the mainboard gave me a P90B Error (fan not connect, not safe...) and so I had to connect another fan which I had around (BeQuiet 100mm) to it. 


Today I was able to remove the front and top cover of the case and was able to unscrew the fan. I connected it to the top fan connector and it was immediately ramping up to full speed again. I also noticed while checking fan speed and temperatures that the "PCH CHIP" Temperature reads a constant 103-105'C which I am worried about. Maybe the fan was ramping up because the mainboard sensed that PCH temp sensor?





I am clueless right now and will probably be replacing the front 120mm fan with another bequiet or noctua fan. Any suggestions? Also I am not super happy with AiO for the CPU. Temperatures are getting up to about 80'C 😕


As for the GPU - it's ramping up to about 75'C while the side is open... I was thinking about getting the 2080 Super watercooled. Unfortunately the case itself doesn't have much space. I wasn't even able to move it from the upper PCI slot to the lower one due to the hdd case being in the way 😕 Anyone had similar issues and has a fix / idea?


Also I was thinking about replacing the M.2 drive with a larger one. I considered the Samsung 970 EVO 1TB a good option. How can I transfer the data from the old M.2 to the new one and then make a switch?

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Don't worry as I'll be glad to help, I have a few troubleshooting steps we could try to fix the issue:  

This message indicates that the system fan is not spinning at the expected speed or a problem exists related to the heat removal system. This message occurs to help prevent costly damage to the computer.

To fix this error, use the following steps:

  1. Press Enter to clear the message and allow the system to boot to the Windows Desktop.

  2. Shut down the computer, and then inspect and clean the exterior vents to remove dust buildup by blowing air through the vent openings. Dust can accumulate inside the vent openings and around internal cooling components, preventing the removal of heat.

    For more information on reducing heat inside your computer, see Reducing Heat Inside the PC.

  3. After you remove the dust, turn on the computer. If the error message persists, continue with these steps.

  4. Perform a hard reset. Performing a hard reset can reset recorded thermal values in memory and enable you to use the computer again, even if only for a short time to access and save any important files before service.

    For more information on performing a hard reset, see Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues.

  5. In some cases, updating the BIOS might help prevent this error from occurring.

    For more information on how to update the BIOS, see Updating the BIOS.

  6. Have the computer serviced to clean internal components and replace the system fan if necessary. Make sure to address the following items when servicing:

    • Thoroughly remove dust from all internal cooling components.

    • Make sure wires from the system and CPU fans are connected securely to the motherboard.

    • Confirm the system fan blades spin correctly, and the fan is not producing loud noises. If not working correctly, replace the system fan.

    • Remove old thermal compound from integrated circuits and heat sinks and replace with new thermal compound.

And, also you can Clone your M.2 drive via EaseUS Todo Backup. Make sure that both the SSDs are recognized by your computer. Boot from the cloned M. 2 SSD. 


NOTE: HP does not recommend upgrading or downgrading hardware parts or software that is bundled with the product as It may affect the manufacturer's warranty and performance, however, you could change the configuration at your own discretion.


Hope this helps! Keep me posted for further assistance.
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