HP Omen 15 - dc0051nr (new to market) i7 8750h + gtx 1060 thin bezel!

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  1. Derrico Adams

    Derrico Adams Newbie

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    Mine died on me last night. Worked in the morning. Arrived home and won't power on at all. I handle played any games on it. I left it on a website, laptop completely ventilated. There is no indication of it even charging. The charger is working. I tested it with another hp laptop and it charges it fine. Had to contact HP to get a RMA. When through all the motions with them to test it. The support person believes the board is shot.
     
  2. pete962

    pete962 Notebook Evangelist

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    FYI in case somebody else has similar problem, everything was fine but after multiple updates my screen would start going blank after 1 min of inactivity despite power set to 10 min. It really drove me crazy until I found a fix: need to go to screen saver settings and first need to enable it (I had it disabled), then change the timer from 1 min to something more reasonable ( I set it to 240 min just to be sure) and then you can disable screen saver again if you want or leave it on. That fixed my computer going to sleep in 1 min. I'm still trying to figure how to go straight from sleep into desktop, without clicking on screen and then on log in. Nothing works, since my computer is not password protected (It's a gaming laptop, not a corporate server, for heaven sake).
    Also, if your computer stays at 3.9GHz even when idling with close to zero activity (mine did regardless of power settings), there is a fix from Lenovo, that also works here (not sure if HP have it's own fix)
    BTW love the laptop, hate Win 10.
     
  3. Tikerz

    Tikerz Notebook Enthusiast

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    Anyone notice the "Comfort" setting the Omen Command Center is more suitable for gaming than "Performance"? It keeps the temperatures cooler because the fans are ramped up higher than Performance. I thought Performance was supposed to do that.
     
  4. pete962

    pete962 Notebook Evangelist

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    What I really can't understand and probably never will is the lack of user's ability to control them in any way whatsoever. I can understand they wouldn't want some users shut them down completely and burn the laptop under warranty for costly repair, but why I can't ramp them up, above preprogrammed settings? My older MSI at least have full fan speed button, that helps when playing games. Anybody knows of any program than could control those fans? Speedfan doesn't even show proper RPM. If I can't find any program that works, I'll cut the wires and wire them directly to power supply with some variable resistor in between for manual speed control and be done with this nonsense. BTW mine sometimes gets stuck at 4GHz, even at idle, not sure if this is by design, or a bug. The only way this gets fixed is if I change to power save mode, but I don't feel this is the proper way for this to operate.
     
  5. Tikerz

    Tikerz Notebook Enthusiast

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    I had that problem until I noticed that the power mode was set to Best Performance. Click on the battery icon in the lower right and adjust the slider to the middle that says Better Performance.
     
  6. rskk

    rskk Newbie

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    Did you guys tried changing thermal paste? Will it cancel warranty? This is something that I was doing every time when I was getting new PC or laptop but I am not sure what is the HP policy for that in Omen series.
     
  7. Tikerz

    Tikerz Notebook Enthusiast

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    I repasted mine with liquid metal. Dropped temps 8-10 degrees only. No idea about the warranty as I'm not concerned with it personally.
     
  8. dmitriy.paramoshkin

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  9. pete962

    pete962 Notebook Evangelist

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    On mine those fans are so anemic I can't tell if they change speed or not and even set at 100% , my anemometer can't register anything, so exhaust air speed is bellow 50 ft/min. I won't try to repaste it until I find solution for better air flow, either outside cooling pad, or some more powerful fans to replace current one.
    As far as warranty goes, I would speculate that if you do it right, no one will know you changed the paste, if you don't know what you're doing and mess things up (for example spill liquid metal on MB) I would expect HP not honor warranty due to user fault and rightfully so, IMO.
     
  10. heretofore

    heretofore Notebook Guru

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    Thank you for that link!
    It works well with my HP Pavilion 15t which has no software fan control.
    I set the target fan speed to 37.5% and that gives a fixed (current) fan speed of 60% which is barely audible
    When I play games, I use MSI Afterburner to show cpu/gpu temperature on-screen, to watch for over-heating.
     
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