Windows 10: Windows 10 update has caused overheating, constant fan, and freezes

  1.    27 Nov 2015 #1

    Windows 10 update has caused overheating, constant fan, and freezes


    I updated to Windows 10 using the direct method (downloading the file from Microsoft's site rather than waiting for the update in my bottom right corner). Since I've updated, my computer has begun to drastically overheat; the simplest things such as unplugging and walking around with it will cause it to stutter and freeze for sometimes up to 5 minutes straight. It's absolutely dreadful, and I want to get this resolved.

    The computer model is an HP Pavilion g6.
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  2.    27 Nov 2015 #2

    Hmmmmm - you might've already had a dying CPU fan or something CPU related. The only thing I could possibly think that could be happening here would be that perhaps you have more services now running on Windows 10 than you might've have on your previous version of Windows. So maybe the CPU is working harder now.

    I'd have a hard time thinking that Windows 10 would in of itself cause hardware issues.
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  3. Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       27 Nov 2015 #3

    Open Task Manager, click More Details, then check out your running processes. What are the processes taking up the most of your computer's resources?
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  4.    28 Nov 2015 #4

    CPU-wise, Firefox tends to take up the most, but even then my CPU usage rarely seems to pass 50%. When my computer has its "panic attacks" (i.e. the fan starts blaring, all of my programs freeze up, any audio that's playing becomes an intelligible stutter), if I catch a glimpse at my CPU, it seems to be fine.
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  5. Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       30 Nov 2015 #5

    buh6173 said: View Post
    CPU-wise, Firefox tends to take up the most, but even then my CPU usage rarely seems to pass 50%. When my computer has its "panic attacks" (i.e. the fan starts blaring, all of my programs freeze up, any audio that's playing becomes an intelligible stutter), if I catch a glimpse at my CPU, it seems to be fine.
    Download Speccy. Open it, unplug your laptop, then walk around doing something that seems to trigger the overheat. Make sure your temps don't soar too high, and if they do and your resource usage is not that high in Task Manager, its most likely dust blocking cooling fans. https://www.piriform.com/speccy

    You can check the specifications of your particular CPU at CPU-World: Microprocessor news, benchmarks, information and pictures which details the maximum operating temperature for many processors. In general you should consider 60 degrees Celcius the absolute maximum for long periods, but aim for 45-50 degrees to be safe.
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