A. Black screen. or B. melted motherboard. Which is worse?

July 11, 2017 at 15:15:44
Specs: Windows 7
My question to you or whomever reads is as follows, why would you host misleading information that could cause damage to computers?

I read a post hosted on this site: https://www.computing.net/answers/h...

This post is really bad advice, it's so bad that I feel it should probably either not be hosted, or at least be corrected somehow. So I'd like to add the following post to the thread:

I would not recommend forcing the CPU to stay at 100%, 100% of the time. That just doesn't seem like a good idea. And forcing the fan control to have an incorrect driver on top of that? Why? Why would you tell people to do that?

According to Speccy this caused a 10 degree Celsius increase in the temperature of the cpu on average, while idling. Bad idea. Do not do this.

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July 11, 2017 at 16:26:15
You are misunderstanding the post.
First, the suggestion on the fix originated from the factory rep.
Second, setting the power options to 100% for the CPU does NOT make the CPU the CPU run (load) at 100% all of the time but it does not limit the CPU to a lower percentage in order to conserve battery run time. If the machine is at idle it is conceivable that in Task Manager it would show the CPU idle at 80% - 100% if it is not processing anything at the time. I typically run my desktop machines like this and have had many 9 years and longer. I have mine right now sett his way and clocked on the slightly higher side and the CPU temps idle in the low 30C's
Third, the driver suggested is a manufacture certified driver, just not the latest version, possibly without a newer glitch.
Yes, this MAY run the laptop slightly warmer but not significantly and if it makes the machine run well then there is nothing wrong with it. This is nothing like overclocking it which would never be recommended for a laptop or even a stock desktop machine.
This is NOT for a properly running machine but one that does not run well at all. If it fixes the problem and the temps are reasonable and the battery run time is reasonable for the owner then I see no problem with it. You are overreacting, sorry.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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July 11, 2017 at 19:23:25
The only thing worse is a 1st time poster criticizing a post that's over 7 years old.

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July 13, 2017 at 00:49:19
Seven years old!!! I saw that it was posted in 2010 but it
didn't hit me how long ago 2010 was! I'm still having a hard
time getting used to years starting with "20" instead of "19".

-- Jeff, having a hard time believing I'm in Richfield

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