HP Spectre x360

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  1. titanlord1

    titanlord1 Notebook Consultant

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    thank you for your reply. im looking to buy a new one these days. is there one out now? not necessarily a deal but the best price for performance model?
     
  2. GTFO1

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    I haven't seen any new deals, but there should be some coming up since a new OLED model was announced at CES. Only a matter a time before they put another sale on :)
     
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    I've noticed an issue with the Spectre, and that's having the fan come on everytime I plug in the AC power adapter. It gets really hot near the AC power port too, though I never touch that area so it's not too much of a bother.

    Is there any way to reduce the heat from the AC adapter? Maybe a way to reduce the wattage so that the notebook stays cooler? Heat shortens the lifespan of components, after all.
     
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    what are you doing when this occurs? playing games..etc?
     
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    This fan issue is very annoying for me, too
     
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    I'm assuming those with fan issues have been looking at Task Manager (or Resource Monitor) to try and correlate fan use with suspicious app activity. Not sure this will help anyone, but a few weeks ago I started to notice that RuntimeBroker was being very naughty...seems to have started around the time of one of the large Win 10 updates. The discussion here helped educate me a bit:

    http://www.tenforums.com/network-sharing/7907-runtime-broker-process.html

    -Matt
     
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    No, just charging with AC. I rarely do anything other than browse the web (on MS Edge currently). And it's only, like, 20 tabs, which isn't that many.

    I doubt it's RuntimeBroker, because the fans only come on while it's plugged into AC. On battery it remains very cool and quiet, but on AC, even at idle, the fans spin and the top left corner of the keyboard next to the AC power jack gets burning hot.
     
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    could it be a defective unit?
     
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    quick questions is it possible to replace the hp spectre battery? and how much does it cost to buy one?
     
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    Sweyn Forkbeard Notebook Enthusiast

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    For me: The device does get a bit warmer when charging. But not enough to cause the fan to come on. If the fan comes on it's because the CPU is busy (check task manager).

    I recommend Firefox with Adblock installed, and not to install Flash (few sites actually require it these days). CPU usage is around 1%, and half of that is task manager.

    Warmer ambient temperature will make the fan come on more too.
     
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