I bought this Envy in early 2020, it has a 10th generation i7, mx250 4gb, and16gb of RAM.
I mainly use this laptop for school work and graphic design, and it's absolutely perfect. I spent extra for the mx250 so I can do a little bit of gaming as well (Not AAA titles, games like Minecraft, cs:go etc.)
The first time I had tried gaming, I had noticed a detrimental decrease in performance after a couple of minutes. Minecraft went from 250 fps to under 40, and froze constantly, cs:go went from 150 fps in the highest settings to not being able to get 20 fps in the lobby.
I have some knowledge of pcs, I've built 2 with my friends and I am familiar with the components. I updated all drivers, installed all system updates, cleared up any dust in the cooling fan, allowed the laptop to have a clear airflow, but nothing had changed with the performance issues.
After some research and digging around, I quickly linked the drop in performance to the increase in temperature of the GPU. I performed some stress tests after talking to HP customer support, and the GPU peaked at 90 degrees celsius. The test that I performed didn't monitor the performance, though.
After having ignored the problem for a few months, the laptop that I used to game on broke, and I was forced to play on this one. But the problem was still there, after having installed updates again, buying an external laptop cooler etc.
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