gak0090 wrote:Have someone that actually knows computers look at it. It could be thermal paste, it could be the heatsink is not seated correctly, it could be the fan is working but the output is below spec, it could be software throttling the fan down to keep the system quiet. Basically it could be a multitude of things that just needs a good troubleshooter and not a lot of money. Everyone usually has a friend or relative that can work on computers- just find someone that knows what they are doing.
Thank you all! I took it to a computer repair store when it was first under warranty, and then when I lost it all after the warranty. Guys are great, and licensed Apple and HP repairs. The machine just ran hot, they gave me a new 1TB hard drive, new power supply, etc. They told me they have seen it with my desktop and warned me it would happen again. It took 10 months, and this time, I have it all on an external hard drive too.
Now it's just time to shop, and I must just be afraid of HP now. I almost bought this about 5 times today, but never pulled the trigger. Maybe next Wootoff