• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

High pitch fan noise on my 2020 HP Omen 17... any idea how to solve this?

Ruehrkuchen

New Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2020
Messages
7 (0.02/day)
Hi there,

first of all: I'm very happy with my new HP Omen 17-cb1770ng (it's not getting too hot, not thermal throttling, performance is great and basically all is fine), BUT the GPU fan started to make a high pitch noise after a week of usage, which is unfortunately very annoying to hear in a silent room.

It is definitely not coil whining as it increases and decreases perfectly in sync with the GPU fan speed. On reddit there a numerous Omen users who report the idential issue (see threads 1, 2, 3...)

I already opened the Omen up to clean out any dust, but since this machine is barely a month old there wasn't any. Ofc I did all driver updates and BIOS as well and only use the machine on a flat surface or passive laptop cooling pad. I also tried undervolting the Omen with Omen Gaming Hub to -0.0100V (which still runs perfectly fine and even 8°C colder), but since the CPU fan on the left side of the chassis isn't the issue, undervolting doesn't really help.

As the Geforce 2070 Super stays very 'cold' (max ~70°C, even in Cyberpunk 2077 with high settings) I wanted to try to limit the GPU fan to some lower value with SpeedFan as the fan whining only starts after a certain RPM, but SpeedFan doesn't recognise the model.

If nothing helps I guess I'll need to send the Omen in, but this seems to be an issue with many current Laptop models: I had a DELL 1770 before and it had the exact same high pitch fan noise issue, same as the DELL 15 (2020 model as well) by my girlfriend (and now the 2020 Omen 17 too). They all seem to use the same chassis fans which develop this high pitch "whimpering" after a while, so not sure if a fan replancement would even help..

Do you know of any other way to get rid of this nerve wrecking feeping (e.g. a tool to limit the GPU fan to a lower value)?
 
Joined
Nov 18, 2010
Messages
5,497 (1.38/day)
Location
Rīga, Latvia
System Name HELLSTAR
Processor AMD RYZEN 5950X
Motherboard ASUS Strix X570-E
Cooling Custom Loop. Two 360ies + 280 rad. 8x Nidec Servo Gentle Typhoons. EK-Quantum Momentum monoblock.
Memory 4x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000MHz 15-15-15-36 CR1[16-18-18-32-50;TRFC560@3200MHz]]
Video Card(s) ASUS 1080 Ti FE + water block
Storage Optane 900P + Samsung PM981 NVMe 1TB + 750 EVO 500GB
Display(s) Philips PHL BDM3270 + Acer XV242Y
Case Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster ZxR
Power Supply Fractal Design Newton R3 1000W
Mouse Razer Basilisk
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow V3 - Yellow Switch
Software Windows 11 insider
Have you considered the thought it is GPU VRM noise.

Limit FPS and reduce power limit by half... if the noise scales with that, pretty much you are screwed. No ways to fix that,
 

FreedomEclipse

~Technological Technocrat~
Joined
Apr 20, 2007
Messages
21,897 (4.13/day)
Location
London,UK
System Name Codename: Icarus Mk.VI
Processor Intel 8600k@4.8Ghz
Motherboard Asus ROG Strixx Z370-F
Cooling CPU: BeQuiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 {1xCorsair ML120 Pro|5xML140 Pro}
Memory 32GB XPG Gammix D10 {2x16GB}
Video Card(s) Gigabyte 1080Ti Gaming OC|Accelero Xtreme IV
Storage Samsung 970Evo 512GB SSD (Boot)|WD Blue 1TB SSD|2x 3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300
Display(s) Asus PB278Q 27"
Case Corsair 760T (White)
Audio Device(s) Yamaha RX-V573|Speakers: JBL Control One|Auna 300-CN|Wharfedale Diamond SW150
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G900/G502
Keyboard Duckyshine Dead LED(s) III
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ彡┻━┻
try a cooling pad with a integrated fan.
 
Joined
Jan 2, 2021
Messages
150 (0.51/day)
Location
United states
Processor delidded 8700k oc 5.1Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X
Cooling corsair h100 rgb pro 240mm aio
Memory 16gb (2x8) corsair vengeance 2400mhz stock oc to 3000
Video Card(s) EVGA ftw3 1080 ti hybrid with custom oc
Storage 500gb samsung 970evo m.2
Display(s) acer 25 inch with 75hz refresh rate
Case cuk mantis that i customized for airflow
Power Supply evga 850BQ
Mouse Razer lancehead tournament edition
Keyboard Razer blackwidow v2
Software just basic windows 10 and msi afterburner
Benchmark Scores firestrike 24,690
The reason theyre so loud is because theyre running at super high speed due to heat build-up. I tell everyone that goes with any high powered laptop to do 2 things. First is change your thermal paste to either

Noctua NT-H2 or​

Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut.​

I DO NOT recommend using liquid metal/ conductonaut on laptops or game consoles. Second thing is to invest in a cooling mat like this. https://www.amazon.com/Pccooler-Coo...621113&sprefix=laptop+cooling+,aps,185&sr=8-5
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20201222_050526.jpg
    IMG_20201222_050526.jpg
    440.9 KB · Views: 51
  • Screenshot_2020-12-16 I scored 24 690 in Fire Strike.png
    Screenshot_2020-12-16 I scored 24 690 in Fire Strike.png
    1.1 MB · Views: 59
  • 2020-12-19_17-17-41.jpg
    2020-12-19_17-17-41.jpg
    89.4 KB · Views: 51
  • 1601008083841.jpg
    1601008083841.jpg
    25.6 KB · Views: 53
  • Screenshot_2020-10-21 3DMark com search(2).png
    Screenshot_2020-10-21 3DMark com search(2).png
    129.3 KB · Views: 53

Ruehrkuchen

New Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2020
Messages
7 (0.02/day)
As said, I'm sure it is not coil whining / VRM noise, as it also occurs when I just increase the fan speed to max fans in Omen Gaming hub, without the GPU doing anything.

Also I do use several cooling pads, also ones with fans, but heat is not the problem as the machine stays pretty cool even under heavy load. Hence a repaste is not necessary at this point imo.
 
Low quality post by jaggerwild
Joined
Oct 30, 2008
Messages
1,901 (0.40/day)
Processor 5930K
Motherboard MSI X99 SLI
Cooling WATER
Memory 16GB DDR4 2132
Video Card(s) EVGAY 2070 SUPER
Storage SEVERAL SSD"S
Display(s) Catleap/Yamakasi 2560X1440
Case D Frame MINI drilled out
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply Corsair TX750
Mouse DEATH ADDER
Keyboard Razer Black Widow Tournament
Software W10HB
Benchmark Scores PhIlLyChEeSeStEaK
You got what you paid for!!!! using a lap top for games lolz!:slap:
 
Low quality post by Ruehrkuchen

bogmali

In Orbe Terrum Non Visi
Staff member
Joined
Mar 16, 2008
Messages
9,089 (1.83/day)
Location
Pacific Northwest
System Name System Has No Name
Processor Core i9-10920X
Motherboard MSI X299 Pro Carbon
Cooling Corsair H115i AIO
Memory Adata 4x8GB DDR4-3200
Video Card(s) Zotac AMP Holo RTX-3080ti
Storage Samsung 960 Pro 1TB/860 EVO 512GB M.2 NVMe
Display(s) Samsung UE510 UHD 28"
Case Coolermaster MasterCase H500P
Audio Device(s) AudioEngine D1 DAC/Onboard
Power Supply Seasonic Prime Ultra 1K Watt
Mouse Corsair Ironclaw RGB
Keyboard Corsair K68 RGB
Software Win10 Pro 64
Benchmark Scores Xbox Live Gamertag=jondonken
If you have nothing to contribute, just stay out of the discussion. OP don't take on trolls, report them;)
 
Joined
Jan 2, 2021
Messages
150 (0.51/day)
Location
United states
Processor delidded 8700k oc 5.1Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X
Cooling corsair h100 rgb pro 240mm aio
Memory 16gb (2x8) corsair vengeance 2400mhz stock oc to 3000
Video Card(s) EVGA ftw3 1080 ti hybrid with custom oc
Storage 500gb samsung 970evo m.2
Display(s) acer 25 inch with 75hz refresh rate
Case cuk mantis that i customized for airflow
Power Supply evga 850BQ
Mouse Razer lancehead tournament edition
Keyboard Razer blackwidow v2
Software just basic windows 10 and msi afterburner
Benchmark Scores firestrike 24,690
I did some digging for you. it seems it has been an ongoing issue for the Omen laptops since 2016. not really sure what can be done about it other than maybe try undervolting like a few others. But most that ive found had to contact HP and HP refunded them. One guys was so bad that even set to silent and at idle you could hear it from across the room. Hp gave him a refund.
 
Last edited:

Ruehrkuchen

New Member
Joined
Dec 11, 2020
Messages
7 (0.02/day)
I did some digging for you. it seems it has been an ongoing issue for the Omen laptops since 2016. not really sure what can be done about it other than maybe try undervolting like a few others. But most that ive found had to contact HP and HP refunded them. One guys was so bad that even set to silent and at idle you could hear it from across the room. Hp gave him a refund.
Thanks, yeah I guess that's my last resort. Hoped for a fix tho, but it's a difficult issue. Will see what HP support says.
 
Joined
Jan 2, 2021
Messages
150 (0.51/day)
Location
United states
Processor delidded 8700k oc 5.1Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 Gaming X
Cooling corsair h100 rgb pro 240mm aio
Memory 16gb (2x8) corsair vengeance 2400mhz stock oc to 3000
Video Card(s) EVGA ftw3 1080 ti hybrid with custom oc
Storage 500gb samsung 970evo m.2
Display(s) acer 25 inch with 75hz refresh rate
Case cuk mantis that i customized for airflow
Power Supply evga 850BQ
Mouse Razer lancehead tournament edition
Keyboard Razer blackwidow v2
Software just basic windows 10 and msi afterburner
Benchmark Scores firestrike 24,690
Sorry for you having to go through all this.
 
Top