Hewlett Packard (HP) Troy Michigan Review


Pro: The matte screen is the best part about this notebookCons: I have been getting many reports by other customers that this notebook is causing, THERMAL SHUTDOWNS, because of its poor engineering. The majority of consumers have reported this problem and I have not found a recall for this particular model, but there should be a recall of all HP 630 notebooks.They have reported the screen getting garbled at first. The matte screen phases out to a corrupted mess of lines. During this occurrence the fan starts spinning at full RPM.About 5 to 10 seconds and the notebook shutsoff.RED FLAG: DO NOT BUYHP 630 Business Notebook: Been using for only 2 weeks JUST ARRIVED 6/2/2011CPU: Pentium P6200(2.13GHz) 3MB L3 CacheDisplay: 15.6″ LED backlight

Anti-GlareVideo Memory: Shared system memory – Intel HD GraphicsGraphic Type: Integrated CardMemory: 4GB DDR3 1333 1 x 4GB __ 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMMHard Disk: 320GBDVD Super MultiLAN and WLANDimensions: 14.8″” x 9.72″” x 1.25″” – 1.41″” ___ Weight: 5.5 lbs.Battery: 6-cell (47 WHr) Lithium-Ion battery ____ 65-watt AC adapterProblem: Business Notebook randomly has a corruption on the screen. I have monitored my pc right before event occurs and have used CPUID to monitor system temperatures. Temperatures stayed at a cool CORE #0_82*F and CORE#1_97*F. Screen randomly blanks out to a longitudinal pattern of strings on screen. Fan starts to get really loud during the previous onscreen corruption. Fan builds to a point that shuts the notebook off. Upon turning back on I get a message: Thermal Shutdown. Prediction: Notebook is not overheating to begin with> It does not overheat until the screen corrupts to the string pattern.USER COMMENTARY OF Troubleshooting: Troubleshooting UNFINISHED: EU stated that the unit overheats. User: No

Overheating is not exactly the cause of the problem. Temperatures seem to remain below 160 degrees F. OR 71 degrees C during times of high use and idles at 98 degrees F. on average. I have been monitoring the system using CPUID and it does not show signs of overheating necessarily. EU mentioned that the unit shuts down. User: Yes

the unit shutsdown while in the middle of a task

such as installing a program or running a CD. Before shutting down something very unusual happens. The screen does not completely black out or shut off

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