04-10-2017 12:05 PM - edited 04-10-2017 12:09 PM
I have an old HP Pavilion DV7 1240US with AMD Turion X2 processor and an ATI Radeon graphics card. From a while ago the fan won't spin faster when the laptop starts to get hot (specially when gaming). I remember the fan would start spining at different speeds. So I opened the laptop and cleaned the fan and vents, checked "Fan always on" at BIOS, flashed latest BIOS, downgraded to previous versions of BIOS, with same reult. After some research I noticed that maybe the fan would be damaged, so I decided to get a replacement. According to the manual for this model (http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01918142.pdf):
For use only with computer models equipped with AMD processors 488885-001
For use only with computer models equipped with Intel processors 480481-001
So I should have get the AMD processor fan model (488885-001), but I go the wrong one, the Intel model (480481-001). Would there be any issues if I install this Intel fan instead the AMD one? Considering that my actual fan might be damaged.
04-18-2017 05:12 PM - edited 04-18-2017 05:17 PM
I just got the fan, but my laptop came with the Intel one instead of the AMD model. I replaced the fan and it works like the old one: slow. Do you know why it doesn't spins faster any more? I remember that when the laptop was starting to get hotter the fan would spin like a racing car. It runs fast when the laptop boots, after the "Press F10 to enter BIOS" message it goes to its lowest speed forever. I thouhgt that replacing the fan would solve my issue. "Fan always on" is checked at BIOS settings.