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Okay so here's what happened. I own an HP Pavilon g6 Laptop that I got for this past Christmas. It is still under warranty as far as the one year standard warranty is concerned. Here are the following hardware specs:

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium(64-bit)
Processor: AMD A4-3300M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.90 GHZ
RAM: 4GB
GPU: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6480G

I know this is an integrated CPU/GPU, not your standard CPU/GPU. However, I was able to find a program called K10Stat that would overclock my pc. I ran it, and tried to overclock it. It never truly worked like I wanted it to, it kept giving me a BSoD and crashing, but eventually I was able to find a speed that satisfied me.

However, I decided against keeping it overclocked and uninstalled the software that overclocked it. All was working wonderfully on my laptop for about a month, until I got an error at loadup that read that where was a hardware fan that had malfunctioned (90B). And now I'm getting all types of errors. I can hear my fan inside my laptop struggle to start, sometimes Windows won't even start up, and when it does start up it gets well over 90C when it most certainly isn't doing enough to be doing so.

So here is what I've done so far:
-Cleaned my fans with compressed air can
-Checked for BIOS update from HP. There wasn't one
-Went into BIOS and pressed F9 to "Load Default Setup". Didn't work.
-Did a complete factory restore on my system. Didn't work.
-Reinstalled K10Stat after the full factory restore didn't work, and tried to underclock my processor

None of the above has worked, so here are my two questions:
1. Is there any way to fix this issue without going into the system itself? As in removing the case. I am not comfortable enough yet to attempt this on my own. The last laptop I tried to get into, I literally broke the case in half trying to get it off.
2. If there is no way to fix it without going into the computer itself, is there a way to hide the fact that I overclocked my processor from HP so that when I sent it in for repairs, they won't see that I violated my warranty agreement?

Thank you so much guys! This is a huge issue for me because this laptop is my lifeline for school. I'm a computer science major currently in my sophomore year of college so this thing has to last me a little longer lol.

NOTE: I should also mention that SOMETIMES windows will load without giving me the fan error, but this doesn't stop it from getting an EXTREMELY hot core temp.
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Well.. maybe the HSF actually has malfunctioned as a separate incident. Not sure why you were attempting to software overclock an OEM machine, much less a laptop, but I guess that's already been done. But no I'm not sure how to help you get free repairs from HP, it might be better just to take it into a local shop at this point.
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