1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    hi, i have HP430 32bit 2GB ram originally running Windows 7 professional, now has been upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, found laptop extremely and shutdown by itself. seen video in youtube teach to reduce the power consumption for processor. i tried 70% 60% laptop still over heated and off by itself. currently i reduce to 55%, found running stable

    My Question here is, will it damage my laptop by reduce the power to 55%, what is the pros & cons?

    is there any other solution to solve the over heat problem?

    Thanks for answering my questions in advance.
    02-15-2017 10:16 PM
  2. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    First of all, without being so drastic, use something like Task Manager or System Monitor to see what is causing the overheating specifically. It could be apps running that max out the hard drive or CPU and cause the heat that way. If you upgraded to Windows 10, might be worthwhile to do a complete system restore too? That way, you start just with a base Windows 10 installation. You can then add your original apps and such to see which one causes the overheating to come back.
    02-15-2017 10:35 PM
  3. Fredrik07's Avatar
    hi, Ryujingt3, thanks for reply, I'm on a completely fresh new window 10, over heating problem still not solved, I think the hardware not compatible with windows 10. is there any other solutions to it?

    02-16-2017 12:09 PM
  4. shmsnh's Avatar
    Is your device physically clean? Windows 10 is generally less resource intensive than Windows 7 or 8. It could be a problem with accumulated dirt and the like.
    xandros9 likes this.
    02-16-2017 11:58 PM
  5. Fredrik07's Avatar
    i have use the system recovery to fresh restore, i have no ideal if it is physically clean? what am i suppose to do next??
    02-17-2017 12:12 PM
  6. shmsnh's Avatar
    At this point, I think it's best to take it to a service centre (if feasible).
    02-17-2017 11:56 PM
  7. Fredrik07's Avatar
    is it possible is the graphic card problem? because when I open high resolution videos, photos and google maps street view, the temperature when up significantly.
    02-20-2017 08:59 AM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    nah, those are just heavier workloads.

    I would make sure the vents and stuff are relatively clean of dust which can build up and act like a blanket. Especially since that's an older device. Using compressed air is generally a solution.

    Reducing the speed like you did will cause no ill effects besides reduced performance.
    02-20-2017 12:37 PM

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