Fastest Surface Pro 3 appears to have overheating problems

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with Intel Core i7 processor - inside view
Surface Pro 3 inside view
New user reports reveal that multiple Surface Pro 3 high-end tablets powered by Intel Core i7 processors have been facing overheating issues and no solution has been found yet.

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet received a few software updates since its release back in late May, but some problems seem to be quite persistent. Overheating is not a new issue, but recently multiple complaints targeted the Intel Core i7-powered Surface Pro 3 which often generates a lot of noise to keep up with the heat and sometimes even shuts down to avoid damage from excessive heat. 

A discussion started by a Microsoft Community user named Jared reveals that Surface Pro 3 tablets powered by Intel Core i7 processor definitely have a heating problem. He writes "I'm on my second third fourth Surface Pro 3 after replacing what I suspected to be a defective unit and this one is exhibiting the same issues as the one returned."

Fortunately not all units are plagued by this kind of problems and it may be possible for them to go away after a software patch. Microsoft officials did not comment on this matter yet but the most recent reports claim the problem is caused by the Windows Installer Module, so a future software patch should take care of it pretty soon. 


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-08-26 (Update: 2014-08-26)
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