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Old May 12, 2003, 11:15 PM
keiste_ahia keiste_ahia is offline
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Angry laptop heating probs [Dell; Inspiron 2500; winME]

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My laptop has always had a heating prob... not sure y... the fan always came on every 5 mins or so... got really annoying... but ever since i upped the ram from 128mb to 320mb the fan has been constant... it comes on about half way through booting... and stays on till i shut down or suspend... y does it do that???... is there ne way 2 get it 2 cool off and not run the fan so much???

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james
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Old May 13, 2003, 12:05 AM
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first try to remove the extra ram you just put it and see if it helps.
I've seen some ram that gets pretty hot that could possibly be defective.

Also - be sure to check out a program called cpuidle. Search it on google and do some reading on it. If all you do is simple word documents, internet browsing etc.. this program will cut down your CPU temp in half! (i know it sounds like a hoax, but it sends HALT instructions to the CPU on free resources...)


Also - download a program called motherboard monitor which would tell you your CPU temperture while in windows... Let us know what the tempertures are...
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Old May 13, 2003, 12:36 AM
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For what it's worth my laptop fan is always on. I think this is pretty normal for modern laptops with fast processors.
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Old May 13, 2003, 02:17 AM
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i already have cpuidle and ive tested the ram... im lookin up motherboard monitor right now... but im not on my laptop... its packed cause im movin 2morrow mornin... if u have ne other ideas please leme know... thankz 4 the advise
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Old May 13, 2003, 02:39 AM
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IMHO I would think that it would be normal for the fan to come on for 50 to 75% of the time. Unfortunately most laptop motherboards don't allow for temperature monitoring. Once the temperature exceeds a certain temperature, the censor will trip and there's nothing you can do short of having it replaced. It will just refuse to boot. If it's not under warranty it might be wiser and/or cheaper to just replace the whole motherboard.
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Old May 13, 2003, 02:48 AM
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actually it is under warenty 4 another yr... so if 4 some reason that thing does short out or w/e its no biggy... i also have accedental on it... so if its somethin i did they will still fix it... oh i got my laptop out and downloaded that thing 2 it... its runnin at 48 degrees celcius... is that good or bad??? whats optimum?
 

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