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02-03-2022 06:35 PM
So I recently purchased an HP Omen16 as my first gaming laptop. It's great except that it's running hot during normal operation and the fans run all the time accordingly. Even just having Chrome and a few tabs open causes this. As I write this my CPU is at 58c with single digit usage and the GPU is at 40c with single digit usage. My power mode is balanced and the fan is set to auto. The fan is running most of the time. I'm not streaming even audio or video much less gaming.
I really like my laptop and don't want to return it but I don't know what to do here. Any advice is very much appreciated!
02-04-2022 08:21 PM
Under 60°C is good. Many Omen machines can easily run over 90°C
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02-04-2022 09:01 PM
Here are two articles regarding CPU and GPU temps. They both have a laptop specific section:
As banhien stated, below 60 C is okay.
Here's my 2 cents though:
Check the temperature reading from multiple sources to make sure it's accurate first (assuming you haven't already). A few programs are speccy, CPU-Z, or through command prompt (you'll have to google that one.) Also the OMEN software.
Take into account your room temp too. According to those articles, the temps are based off of 70 - 75F ambient temp. Your GPU at 40C is good so I assume you've got normal ambient temps.
Uninstall any programs you don't use so they don't try to run in the background.
Also, if they're still pushing these laptops with the OMEN gaming hub, check your performance control page and see if it's set to OMEN performance. I've noticed my laptop runs hotter with that on even just doing simple tasks.
02-05-2022 05:56 AM
Thanks for the reply raptor. I see the article you linked says I should expect a laptop to run a bit hotter than a desktop so maybe I'm alright after all.
I checked and I'm running my PC in Balanced mode, not the performance mode. I read that if I updated my BIOS and Gaming HUB I would also get a "comfort" mode that would lower temps but no luck after updating.
I'll see about those other pieces of software for checking temps.
Either way it's nice to know my new 1,000 laptop isn't going to explode lol
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