All laptops, including HP laptops, are prone to overheating due to their cramped construction. When simultaneously running many programs on your computer, the fan may not be able to sufficiently cool the laptop. When this happens, the motherboard inside the laptop will shut the computer down to prevent any damage. To prevent this, you can set the fans in your HP laptop to work at 100% capacity. This will effectively lower the temperature inside of the laptop. However, this may also make your computer sound like a jet engine when you turn it on.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Turn on your HP laptop. Press "F1" every second until the BIOS screen appears. If your laptop model was made before 2006, press "F10" instead of "F1."
Find the "System Monitor" on the BIOS main menu and hit "Enter." Go to "Dynamic Fan Control" and click "Enter."
Review the list of fans, such as CPU fan, case fan(s), and others. Go to every fan option and click "Enter." When a screen pops up asking you to enter a percentage capacity for the fans to run at, enter "100." This will make the fans run at 100% capacity.
Click "F10" to apply all the changes you have made and restart your computer. Unless your fans were already running at 100% capacity, after the computer restarts you should hear an audible difference in fan speed.
Tips and warnings
- Buy a cooling pad for your laptop if the temperatures are still too high.
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