Some info about heat and fan

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    I can tell you without a doubt that my SP3 does NOT suffer from any fan or heat problems... so far my experience has been amazing! so don't believe everything you read on the net...
     
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    My i5 never gets above 80C (most times far less) and the fan only kicks on when something in the background is churning the CPU such as a download or update. The fact this machine can run a i5 CPU 98% of the time with no fan running is a marvel of modern technology.
     
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    Likewise...my i5 has also been brilliant...thus far!
     
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    I'll bet they also claimed to be a French Model and that undervolting was the answer. :)
     
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    From the article:
    That's quite a claim.
     
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    ??? I don't see any heating or fan issue myself. I also find it hard to understand that too many people here are even talking about it. But I brought up the link just in case someone really had the issue, it may help. I know the source is not really credible, most of time they copy things around the web, but just in case.
     
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    My surface gets very hot sometimes. So much so that it almost burns my hand. I think this is because I have the 4gb I5 rather than the 8Gb I5. But I am not sure. I can't return it to best buy for the upgrade as it is past 3 months since I got the Pro 3 (which I love outside of the heat issue). The 4gb version can get up to 70-80% pretty easily. I notice it mostly when I am running off battery and using my nook app. After an hour or two of reading it is scorching hot.

    Anyone think Microsoft would let me pay for the 8gb version and take my 4gb back? I am almost certain that is the difference.
     
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    Hi Rowan, welcome.

    Have you installed all the latest updates from Windows Updates? The last one that came out specifically changed some things that most people have noticed their SP3's running much cooler.
     
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    I have all of the latest updates unless there is one that came out in the last 2 days (my last update) or if the file is manual.
     
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    rowan I have the same version as you and it def isn't the reason for it heating up as MINE never heats up... maybe yours has a little defect in it and that's why its heating up, or try a factory restore and that might get the bugs out....
     

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