Windows 10: Q: My computer's fan is running all the time

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  1.    19 Jun 2016 #21

    COMPUTIAC said: View Post
    Looking at the shot of your Task Manager I see a problem.
    I would remove Driver Genius, them run a scan with Malwarebytes if you have it.
    If you don't have it installed download it from here, opt out of the 30 day trial.
    Malwarebytes | Thank you for downloading Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    Driver genius shouldn't be a problem, I installed after my problem arose, as well I have malwarebytes and other programs that help clean up my laptop. But I'll try it before I go back to windows 8.1.
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  2. COMPUTIAC Guest
       19 Jun 2016 #22

    HartyMcFly said: View Post
    Driver genius shouldn't be a problem, I installed after my problem arose, as well I have malwarebytes and other programs that help clean up my laptop. But I'll try it before I go back to windows 8.1.
    Maybe read these.
    Windows 10 Forums - Search Results
    Driver Genius - Should I Remove It?
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  3.    19 Jun 2016 #23

    You should remove Driver Genius Completely from your system, and don't install ANY Driver update programs!! They always cause more trouble than their worth!!! Computiac is 100% Correct !!!
    After uninstalling that piece of crap, you should download AdwCleaner as soon as possible and let it run. This will help you find anything else that might be affecting your computer. Here is the link.
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/
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  4.    19 Jun 2016 #24

    You should check on HP's website for your drivers, those drivers are made to work correctly on your laptop. Some of your problems could be because of installing drivers, that Driver Genius installed for you.
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       19 Jun 2016 #25

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    You should remove Driver Genius Completely from your system, and don't install ANY Driver update programs!! They always cause more trouble than their worth!!! Computiac is 100% Correct !!!
    After uninstalling that piece of crap, you should download AdwCleaner as soon as possible and let it run. This will help you find anything else that might be affecting your computer. Here is the link.
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/
    on both these posts! Apps like Driver Genius and the like are pure Snake Oil! Avoid like the plague!!!

    Back to your original problem.....heat

    I noticed you said you changed from the HP recommended power plan to High Performance. Was there a good reason to do that? Have not seen anywhere in this thread where you tried setting it back to HP Recommended, reboot, and see if it helps. Would suggest you at least give it a try. Quick, simple task that may help. Then again, may not. Can't hurt to try!
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  6.    19 Jun 2016 #26

    Good Suggestion f14tomcat, one more thing the OP said, it that he thought his CPU was overclocked. You Can Not Overclock any cpu on an HP Laptop or Desktop, the bios will not allow any overclocking on any HP product. :)
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       19 Jun 2016 #27

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    on both these posts! Apps like Driver Genius and the like are pure Snake Oil! Avoid like the plague!!!
    ...
    I wonder what else lurks under the covers ... what other questionable software might be on the machine.

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    You should check on HP's website for your drivers, those drivers are made to work correctly on your laptop. Some of your problems could be because of installing drivers, that Driver Genius installed for you.
    As a general rule - drivers from Windows Update work with Windows ..... period

    The ONLY reason to go to an OEM site is if
    1) Device Manager flags a device and you determine it is needed.
    I have a flagged device, but I don't need it, so it stays in the unknown category.

    2) Your machine exhibits behavior that the vendor has listed as fixed in a more recent driver.
    Sure sometimes an updated driver fixes an issue not listed, but sometimes a reinstall of the same driver fixes the issue.
    bit-rot and all that


    HartyMc: Please laucnch a Command Prompt (Admin) and enter the following command:

    wmic product get name,version /format:csv > %TEMP%\listInstalled.txt

    and attach %TEMP%\listInstalled.txt to a new post.

    Thanks
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  8.    19 Jun 2016 #28

    This could be a subjective Bill, as I prefer to get SOME of my drivers from the Manufacturer, always have. Windows update can install old drivers, seen it happen to me more than once!! Getting your drivers from the company that made your computer Will NEVER harm your system!!! Same for any graphics card that you install, you should get them thru only that manufacturer that made the gpu card and NOT MS. But I'm sure their are different opinions on this subject. I prefer getting them from the manufacturer when its possible. :)
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  9. f14tomcat's Avatar
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       19 Jun 2016 #29

    Slartybart said: View Post
    I wonder what else lurks under the covers ... what other questionable software might be on the machine.


    As a general rule - drivers from Windows Update work with Windows ..... period

    The ONLY reason to go to an OEM site is if
    1) Device Manager flags a device and you determine it is needed.
    I have a flagged device, but I don't need it, so it stays in the unknown category.

    2) Your machine exhibits behavior that the vendor has listed as fixed in a more recent driver.
    Sure sometimes an updated driver fixes an issue not listed, but sometimes a reinstall of the same driver fixes the issue.
    bit-rot and all that


    HartyMc: Please laucnch a Command Prompt (Admin) and enter the following command:
    wmic product get name,version /format:csv > %TEMP%\listInstalled.txt

    and attach %TEMP%\listInstalled.txt to a new post.

    Thanks
    Bill, just a suggestion...change your command line to:

    wmic product get name,version /format:csv > %userprofile%\desktop\listInstalled.txt

    He may not know how to maneuver in appdata...TC
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  10.    19 Jun 2016 #30

    Added to my archive TC
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