Personally I'm really okay with a general max operating temperature of 70°C. My normal HDD would sometimes go as high as 90-95 °C when gaming. The max of 70°C is a major improvement in my opinion and with a cheap cooling pad I can usually keep this under control down to no higher than 50°C. For reference the cooling pad I'm using is located here: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Onn-Laptop-Cooling-Pad/16794998 Cheap, yet very affective.
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Hey Imsuck! Just a few things I was able to find looking around for you, feel free to browse about. Google is your friend ;P 1) I went ahead and looked up your laptop model on Crucial's website, you said it was the HP ENVY dv7-7398ca, as opposed to the HP Pavilion DC7T-7 Series your scan link brought up. Even though they're different computers, it looks like they take the same memory. Here's a link to Crucial's page for the Envy if you want to look: http :// www .crucial .com /usa /en /compatible-upgrade-for //envy -dv7 -7398ca So I do think the memory should work with your computer either way. 2) Have you tried booting your laptop in Safe Mode? If the issue is you need a driver update, this will let you know. If it works in Safe Mode, you need a driver update. If it doesn't work in Safe Mode... well, you don't need a driver update =P Though I would still recommend perforiming driver/BIOS updates if they're available, they're very important, and can give you access to so many great things! 3) Have you tried running Windows memory diagnostic? Since you didn't specify your OS I'm not sure if it's Win 7 or 8, but either way you should do that. Even if the memory doesn't work, you can set Window's Memory Diagnostic to run witht he old memory installed / shut the computer down / install the new memory / turn your computer back on and Mem Diagnostic will run on your new Ballistix, and if there are issues it will display the errors. If errors do indeed show I'm sure you can get the aprts replaced. Instructions for Memory Diagnostic may be found at the following link, you'll ahve to peruse for Windows 8 because I wasn't able to find it right off: http :// windows .microsoft .com /en-gb /windows7 /diagnosing -memory -problems -on -your -computer 4) The last two things I can think of are clearing your CMOS with the Ballistix in, or possibly contacting HP concerning unlocking your BIOS. It really should have advanced settings, and I know certain manufactureres lock them so people don't mess them up. Both of these things you could contact HP, and they should be able to give you some assistance =P Hope I could help here! -KerichoCruc (links slightly modified because they weren't being accepted >.>)
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