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  1.    05 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 14
    Windows 10

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


    It started a couple of days ago before I updated to windows 10 from 8, I had switched from power setting of "HP recommended" to "High performance" and played a game. The computer I use is a HP Pavilion Beats edition. Now I try to play the games I usually have no trouble with, and it goes into hibernation from overheating. Even when I'm not in a game my fan is running high. So I checked out my task manager and I see disk and CPU usage are high, with the highest being "System and compressed memory." Please help! I've tried cleaning out my computer, deleting, unistalling, and such on with my malware program, virus program...

    Please respond if you know anything that may solve this problem! Thank you.
    Last edited by HartyMcFly; 06 Jun 2016 at 08:35.
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  2.    06 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,051
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, there are many threads on "System and compressed memory" here as you will see if you search for that by pasting that string into the search box above. You may even find a hint from one of the solved threads that helps you.

    There is no one solution to this- and some find none. Others work at diagnosing it and are lucky.

    Here is my collection from some of these threads- hope it helps or gives an idea as to what you might try.
    Diagnosis and solution requires a mix of technical knowledge and intuition, not to mention luck.

    System and compressed memory- solutions.doc
    System and compressed memory.doc


    (You might also find this of interest - a different case where CPU use was attributed to sthg entirely different (but maybe nothing to do with system and compressed memory):
    Solved CPU fan running at full speed in Windows 10 - Page 4 - Windows 10 Forums
    )
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  3.    06 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 673

    Heat is an enemy of electronics, especially laptops! I recommend a usb connected, external, cooling assembly [one giant fan or twin fans]. It doesn't matter the "WHYs" of "WHATs" of fans running full speed, add the external cooling assembly and game away!
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  4.    08 Jun 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 14
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks!
    I'm now just planning on probably getting a newer computer, maybe a desktop instead of a laptop. Considering I've had this for 2 years now and that I probably need to upgrade considering the stuff I do on my computer like Games and such are becoming harder and harder to run.
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  5.    09 Jun 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,051
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    You should expect idle CPU use to be under 3% at least, typically 2% or less. If not, sthg is wrong.
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  6.    09 Jun 2016 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 3,926
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    I'd like to comment on a couple of things. First is that most Notebooks/Laptops have a finned device in them that the cooling fan exhausts through and can fill up with dust and filaments that one hardly ever sees and that reduces airflow causing heat issues. Hard to clean as many times have to take the Notebook apart just to get at it.

    As to your System Specs your Memory/RAM/Random Access Memory is 8GB and your Hard Drive is 1TB [TeraByte]. When shopping for a new Notebook you may find up to 128GB or 256GB SSD/Solid State Drives and they are faster than an HDD/Hard Disk Drive but not as high in storage capacity. I suggest also budgeting for a portable USB HDD of 500GB or 1TB, mine came in on sale at $129.95 last year. Some Notebooks, especially the smaller or lighter, do not include an ODD/Optical Disc Drive but a USB version is well under $100.
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  7.    09 Jun 2016 #7
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,051
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Ok, let's separate this clearly.
    1. If your laptop runs quietly in Safe Mode, fans not running, negligible CPU use, great. Please check.

    If not you've got a problem - perhaps your laptop isn't fully compatible with Win 10 and your hardware and drivers don't align and thermal management isn't working properly. That can be a typical issue of upgrading to an OS not specified for a laptop.
    That said, you say it's only 2 years old.

    2. What is your laptop? Please complete your system specs (See the Tutorial about this if unsure).

    3. System and Compressed memory is a feature introduced in Win 10. It should not normally be taking a significant %g of system resources. If it is, you need to try to identify the cause. (See #2).

    Or, if thinking of replacing your PC, suggest you revert to the previous OS and sell it.
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  8.    16 Jun 2016 #8
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 14
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Ok I will go ahead and list all my specs right here and fill them out later but my Laptop is a HP Pavillion Beats edition:
    CPU:AMD A series A8-5545M / 1.7 GHz
    Max Turbo Speed:
    2.7 GHz
    Number of Cores:
    Quad-Core
    Cache:
    4 MB
    CACHE MEMORY


    • Installed Size
      4 MB

    STORAGE


    • Interface
      Serial ATA-300
    • Optical Drive
      DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM

    RAM


    • Memory Speed
      1600 MHz
    • Configuration Features
      1 x 8 GB
    • Technology
      DDR3L SDRAM
    • Installed Size
      8 GB

    MEMORY


    • Technology
      DDR3L SDRAM
    • Speed
      1600 MHz
    • Form Factor
      SO-DIMM 204-pin

    DISPLAY


    • LCD Backlight Technology
      LED backlight
    • Resolution
      1366 x 768 ( HD )
    • Widescreen Display
      Yes
    • Type
      LED
    • Touchscreen
      yes
    • Diagonal Size (metric)
      39.6 cm
    • Display Resolution Abbreviation
      HD

    AUDIO & VIDEO


    • Graphics Processor
      AMD Radeon HD 8510G
    • Total Available Graphics Memory
      4224 MB
    • Integrated Webcam
      Yes
    • Camera Features
      HP TrueVision HD
    • Sound
      Stereo speakers, subwoofer , stereo microphone
    • Features
      Beats Audio

    HARD DRIVE


    • Spindle Speed
      5400 rpm
    • Type
      HDD
    • Capacity
      1 TB

    INPUT


    • Type
      backlit keyboard, imagepad
    • Features
      built-in numeric keyboard, multi-touch touchpad

    COMMUNICATIONS


    • Wireless Protocol
      802.11n, Bluetooth
    • Wired Protocol
      10/100 Ethernet

    PROCESSOR


    • Type
      A series
    • Processor Number
      A8-5545M
    • Manufacturer
      AMD
    • Clock Speed
      1.7 GHz

    OPTICAL STORAGE


    • Drive Type
      DVD SuperMulti
    • Type
      DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM

    MODEM


    • Type
      none

    BATTERY


    • Cells
      4-cell
    • Capacity
      41 Wh

    CARD READER


    • Type
      card reader
    • Supported Flash Memory
      SD Memory Card

    AC ADAPTER


    • Output
      45 Watt

    CONNECTIONS & EXPANSION


    • Interfaces
      HDMI
      Headphone/microphone combo jack
      USB 2.0
      2 x USB 3.0
      LAN
    • Memory Card Reader
      Yes ( SD Card )

    HEADER


    • Brand
      HP
    • Product Line
      HP Pavilion
    • Model
      15-p030nr
    • Edition
      Beats Special Edition
    • Localization
      English
    • Country Kits
      United States
    • Packaged Quantity
      1
    • Compatibility
      PC

    MISCELLANEOUS


    • Color
      silver ash, twinkle black cover with linear texture, vibrant red
    • Features
      HP CoolSense, power-on password, security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)
    • Localization
      English / United States
    • Color Category
      black

    NETWORKING


    • Data Link Protocol
      Bluetooth, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

    MONITOR


    • Diagonal Size
      15.6 in

    SYSTEM


    • Notebook Type
      notebook
    • Platform
      Windows
    • Hard Drive Capacity
      1 TB

    DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT


    • Width
      15.1 in
    • Depth
      10.2 in
    • Height
      1 in

    AUDIO OUTPUT


    • Type
      stereo speakers, subwoofer

    MANUFACTURER WARRANTY


    • Type
      1 year warranty

    ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS


    • ENERGY STAR Qualified
      Yes

    AUDIO INPUT


    • Type
      stereo microphone

    PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS


    • Weight
      5.97 lbs

    OPERATING SYSTEM / SOFTWARE


    • OS Provided: Type
      Windows 8.1 64-bit Edition
    • Type
      7-Zip, HP Beats Audio, HP Connected Drive, HP Connected Music, HP Connected Photo, HP CoolSense, HP Games Powered by WildTangent, HP ProtectSmart, HP Recovery Manager, HP SimplePass, HP Support Assistant, Amazon Kindle Metro App, HP Utility Center, HP ePrint, McAfee LiveSafe (30 days trial), Microsoft Games, Netflix, Pinger, Skype, CyberLink PhotoDirector, CyberLink PowerDirector, CyberLink Youcam, Cyberlink PowerDVD , Dragon Notes, EverNote, Getting Started guide with Windows 8

    VIDEO OUTPUT


    • Graphics Processor
      AMD Radeon HD 8510G

    VIDEO MEMORY


    • Total Available Graphics Memory
      4224 MB

    NOTEBOOK CAMERA


    • Integrated Webcam
      Yes
    • Resolution
      HD
    • Camera Features
      HP TrueVision HD

    INPUT DEVICE


    • Type
      backlit keyboard, imagepad
    • Features
      built-in numeric keyboard, multi-touch touchpad

    INTERFACES


    • USB 2.0 Ports Qty
      1
    • USB 3.0 Ports Qty
      2
    • HDMI Ports Qty
      1
    • Interface
      HDMI, LAN, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, headphone/microphone combo jack
    • Qty
      2

    OS PROVIDED


    • Family
      Windows 8.1
    • Edition
      Windows 8.1
    • Type
      Windows 8.1 64-bit Edition

    POWER DEVICE


    • Power Provided
      45 Watt

      Also I want to list the fact that I believe I have my CPU overclocked, since it runs at 2.7 GHz instead of the spec reccomended 1.7 GHz. And it runs fine in safe mode, makes no loud fan noise. It's just right after I start it up or open it up.
      But now that I've been looking at things, I kind of want to switch back to my old OS which is 8.1, not 8 apparently, just to see if this fixes the problem.
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  9.    16 Jun 2016 #9
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 14
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    i decided to go ahead and try out the method which you turn off some stuff in Chrome, that stops Windows from messing with your video driver, or something like that. System and compressed memory- solutions.doc And after I had done it, my compressed memory has gone down, which is great, but my fan is still running very loudly and I believe I still might have an heat issue.
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  10.    16 Jun 2016 #10
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 537
    Windows 10

    It seems to be a Driver problem. Try to uninstall, specially, the Graphics an Sound Drivers. See if there are Windows 10 Driver for you Hardware
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