01-14-2019 08:25 PM
Hi I was just curious. I’m new to Computer Gaming so forgive me if I sound new and stupid but I play a lot of CSGO and Ring Of Elysian And I noticed as I play the fan on the top of the back of my computer (the fan next to the mic jacks) is getting a little heat coming out and sometimes a little more while the side and bottom back fan are cool, should I be concerned or worried about anything? I don’t want to break it. And one final question, could there be a possible way I can play VR Games such as Gorn on the pavilion?
01-15-2019 06:04 PM
Welcome to the forum.
I am not a HP employee.
Fans are meant to exhaust hot air from the chassis.
I would not worry unless you are having performance problems. Is your PC running stable when you game?
The heat you feel is most likely from the graphics card and CPU depending on the game you are playing.
01-15-2019 06:44 PM - edited 01-15-2019 06:48 PM
You can check systems temps as follows to be assured your PC is okay:
Download and install Furmark (Link). Run Furmark for about 20 minutes to stress the graphics card. Set Furmark to onscreen monitoring of real time GPU temps.
Download Prime95 (Link). Just run tests (don't join GIMPS).
Download HWInfo Portable (Link).
Run Prime 95 and HWInfo at the same time for about 20 minutes. Use HWinfo to monitor CPU temps while Prime95 is running.
These two stress tests will tell you if you have a thermal problem.