• Now's your chance win big! Join our community and get entered to win a RTX 2060 GPU, plus more! Join here.

    Meet Stan Dmitriev of SurrogateTV on the Pi Cast TODAY! The show is live August 11th at 2:30 pm ET (7:30 PM BST). Watch live right here!

    Professional PC modder Mike Petereyns joins Scharon on the Tom's Hardware Show live on Thursday, August 13th at 3:00 pm ET (8:00 PM BST). Click here!

Question HP probook 450 G6 - heat and manual fan control

Apr 23, 2020
2
0
10
0
My ProBook goes up as high as 65~75 Celsius degrees when using my everydays (word + visio + youtube on Microsoft edge)

BIOS management for fan is worrying so I installed Notebook FanControl - using ProBook 450 G1 profile.

So my question is;
how bad is it to use the app and have fan control manually adjusted on 75~100% depending on what I'm doing?

Will it destroy the fan or should I leave the bios to manage fans?
Side note: when bios manages fan speed I can feel the heat even on the keyboard near the fans and they are making no noise, like not even surpassing 30%.


My variation specs:
8gb ram - ddr4
MX130
core i7 8565u

Edit: I keep it plugged in all the time, and I selected in the bios that it will be plugged which limited battery to 80%
I may sound new to this, because I am.. this is my first laptop ever so sorry if I'm too dumb!
 
Last edited:

lga1156_ftw

Prominent
Feb 25, 2020
991
104
640
17
65~75 c is fine , throttling is more 85-99c territory. I mean if you are not gaming on the laptop and temps stay below 80c its okay you will not lose any performance.

Also using notebook fancontrol wont harm anything, your fan wont instantly die from running 100% all the time, maybe it lasts 1 year less but we are talking about many working years here.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS