I have an HP 15-f387wm that at times sounds like it is about ready to lift off into outer space. This problem started about the middle of December when I walked into work and heard the fan roaring. Brought it home, and in the last week, I've purchased a new battery, upgraded to 16GB of RAM, and replaced the old HDD with a 250GB Kingston SSD. All of the HP bloatware is gone as I performed a fresh install of Windows 10. The computer flies now, but the fan is still persistent in making itself heard.
- When opening the Task Manager the CPU usage starts out at 90% or greater but quickly lowers to 10%-15% within a few seconds.
- I can sometimes when becoming frustrated from the sound of the fan, give the area next to the touchpad a polite, yet firm, tap and the fan noise will stop.
- I also have an unknown device in the Device Manager; No clue what that could be.