Dell :: Studio 14Z Fan Noise Driving Me NUTS!

Mar 27, 2010

I thought this would not be such a big deal when I bought it, but I was wrong. i8kfangui does not work, I turn power to 'power saver", but even then fans go full speed. It does occasionally slow down or off, but seems completely random. Right now I see core temps at 35 and 37, with fans at full speed.

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Dell :: Sigmatel Driver Driving Me Mad

Jan 30, 2009

I have a e1705, when I got it I had Windows Meadia Center but since then Ive had to format and Im using Windows XP Pro SP3 now and since I put this on,

I had the original drivers from Dell working with the Service Tag lookup on their website.
I had to format again, and this time around, with the same copy of Windows, those drivers, and every other copy of the drivers I can find wont work

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Dell :: Just Went Nuts And Bought A Sub $400 Inspiron 1525

Jan 23, 2009

this was truly an impulse buy using the 20% off coupon Dell Outlet sent me earlier in the week. This is a Scratch & Dent model that I'll likely give to my kids.
After coupon, free shipping, and tax, it was $397.

What do you think?
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Dell :: Fan Noise On Studio 15

Nov 29, 2008

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When I opened the media player it revved up a little but I wasn't even playing a video. Is this fan noise and constantly running fan normal for the Dell Studio 15?

I love the laptop but I think it is louder than usual and find it odd that the fan runs all the time. The bios installed is A05.

I have the model with an ATI video card if that makes any difference.

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Feb 10, 2010

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Feb 13, 2010

I've recently received my dell studio 1749 laptop with the following specs,

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- 4 gigs of RAM

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- 320 gig HD

The problem with this laptop is that the fan will start to whine every few minutes seemly without reason.

I've done some investigation and found out the following:

- there seems be a threshold of 35 to 36 degrees celsius. Once the CPU hits that temperature, the fan will start to cool it down to under 30 degrees

- the idle temperature of the CPU is always creeping up, even without load. If I leave the computer alone at idle with almost no CPU activity, the temperature will creep up to the threshold...thus triggering fan.

the cycle repeats itself every few minutes.

I've attached a picture to illustrate the problem.

Since this is my first laptop, I want to ask does the CPU temperature stay constant during idle? or does it creep up like mine?

Can the threshold be modified?

Is this normal with the dell studio?

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Jul 12, 2009

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Feb 6, 2010

I got my Studio 15 notebook yesterday.

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Am I correct?

I have never used a notebook before.

So kindly tell me is this normal ? Do optical drives in notebooks make such sounds at startup as well as more noise while using (compared to desktops)

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I'm not if it has something to do with the type of headphones that I am using (I have two sets of Creative earphones that I got together with my XPS M1210 and 1530).

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I have a Dell Studio 1558 and I have some concern about my power brick.  The brick itself makes a light sizzling, buzzing or light crunchy noise which isn't continuous, but is causing me concern.  The computer itself, also makes a similar noise when doing stuff like scrolling down a page in an internet browser.  Every time I press the down arrow and it loads new images, it makes a brief sizzling noise.

When my computer was brand new I brought this up with tech-support and they gave me a new power brick but the noise never went away.  I took a day off work to stay at home and waited for a tech to come to my house so I haven't complained about it since then.  It seems to be an intermittent issue, some days its worse than others, and I've had this computer for about 2-3 years now.

Have there been any recalls on the power supplies for my computer? Aside from making a noise, I haven't noticed any decline in my computers performance, I'm just worried about it shocking me or frying some of the components inside the computer!

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(high scientific frequency - not as in occurance :P)and although its not that loud

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Therefore the Studio Slim/Vostro 220 seem like the best small dell computer that I can use as a media center PC (streaming movies, pictures, live TV all from WMC/tv tuner). Does anyone know how is the noise level is? Can it be heard? Watching movies? Fan noise?

The noise of the system is a deal breaker/deal maker for me so the more detail anyone can give the better

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Dell :: M6400 Fan Noise

Mar 7, 2009

I find the noise of the fans of my M6400 quite disturbing.

It is certainly much louder than the noise from my M6300 (also a 17" high performance laptop), or my former D810

The fans kick in quite often after short periods of being off.

Is there a way to slow down the fans or have them off for longer?

Is there a compatible fan in the market that is quieter?

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Jan 7, 2009

I have ac adapter (90w PA-10 Family) 3 pin.

When i put my xps in sleep mode with adapter pluged in.

It Making a noise! like beeee BEEEP beee BEEP (some electrical noise) (its like it beeps more loud when the blue light on xps lights...)

I really hate it when i sleep!

Is this normal? Does any one have the same problem?

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Nov 20, 2008

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Aug 2, 2012

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Dell :: M1530 Fan Noise Unusual

Jan 28, 2009

Whenever I am using my M1530 for simple tasks, such as surfing the web or checking my email, my fan is always running. It isn't running loud but it is audible 20 or so feet away. Hardware monitor places the CPU temperature at 45C and the GPU at 62C. According to task manager my CPU useage is right around 10%. Is this normal?

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I just recently purchased a Dell Studio 17. I am very happy with my purchase, however, I have started to notice a high pitched whining noise sometimes when I have it plugged in for charging.

If I disconnect the charger from the laptop, the noise goes away and sometimes it goes away on its own..

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Dell :: Hard Drive Noise

Mar 28, 2009

I just got my M1530 a couple of days ago and I have a few concerns and I wondered if you would be kind enough to comment on.

This is my spec:
XPS M1530 CORE 2 DUO T9300 2.50GHz,800,6MDisplay 15.4" UltraSharp Widescreen WSXGA+ (1680x1050) TFT with TrueLifeMemory Dual Channel 4.0GB (2x2048) 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAMHard Drive: 320GB Free Fall Sensor (7200RPM)8xDVD+/-RW Slim Slot-Load Drive,

including SWBattery XPS Primary 6-cell 56WHr Li-IonGraphics Card 256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M GTIntegrated Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED HD Audio
Firstly, I notice that my hard drive (I assume the hard drive is located on the left palmrest side) always appears to be spinning loudly enough for me to notice. Is this normal? It also makes weird clicky noises intermittently and I have no idea why.

The CPU fan seems to be on an awful lot. I have a Gateway MT6821 and the fan only comes on under heavy load, with the dell it's on almost all the time.

Finally, build quality - I have noticed that the trim that sits around the LCD panel is about 2-3mm away from the screen on the left side. Is this acceptable or should I return and ask for a replacement laptop?

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May 17, 2009

I noticed quite a bit of noise on my 1340. This is the 2MP camera and I had used recently a M1330 with 2MP and I do not remember any noise.

Is this normal for noise on a 2MP camera on 1340?

I have attached a picture where I covered the lens so you can see the noise on the black background.

Also what does it take to change the camera? Is it embeded with the scree and is the screen also changed with it?

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Dell :: Downgrading E6500 For Less Fan Noise

Nov 30, 2008

The fan starts after a few minutes when the machine has booted. The fan will start even if I only run simple HTML-webpages etc. Afterwards it never stops but keeps running relatively fast (and noisy).

My current config is:

* P8600(2.40,1066MHz,3MB)
* NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M
* 250GB serial ATA HDD 7200RPM (Free Fall Sensor) (Seagate ST9250421ASG)
* Intel WiFi Link 5300 (802.11 a/b/g/n 3X3) 1/2 MiniCard
* Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth
* Primary 6-cell 54W/HR LI-ION
* 15.4in Wide Screen WXGA+ (1440x900) with LED backlit
* Windows Vista Ultimate to XP Pro SP3 Downgrade SP1 with XP SP3
(Running XP currently on the machine)

Since I don't play games much and generally don't run 3D-software it was maybe a mistake to buy the E6500 with the dedicated NVIDIA-card, but I figured it was a nice feature to have in the future if I needed it.

I've tried various software to reduce the fan noise without much luck. Currently I'm considering returning the E6500 for a downgraded version without the NVIDIA-card, a lower clocked CPU and a slower HDD.

I'm considering:

* P8400(2.26,1066MHz,3MB)
* 250GB serial ATA HDD 5400RPM
* Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD

1) Does anyone for sure know if the fan will run slower or maybe not at all if the E6500 is equiped with the Intel X4500HD instead of the Quadro NVS 160M when I surf webpages etc. and don't run GPU-intense software?

2) Will the fan run slower with a 2.26 GHz P8400 instead of a 2.40 GHz P8600?

3) Will a 5200 RPM HDD generally generate less heat in the system vs. a 7200 RPM HDD? (and hence generate less fan noise?)

4) I would really like to know how the BIOS determines how fast the fan should run? Is it dertermined from the overall system-temperature? The CPU-temp? or the GPU-temp? HDD-temp? Maybe an average of these?

Right now the fan has run relatively fast (docked) for about an hour. According to PC Wizard 2008 the temperatures are:

- ACPI Thermal Zone: 31.5 Celcius
- Core 1: 25 C
- Core 2: 26 C
- GPU: 49 C
- HDD: 38 C
- Processor(s) activity: 1-3%

I have the fan-noise issue whenever the machine is docked or not. I like the E-port Plus very much, a digital S/PDIF-audio out would have been nice though. I hope I can use the E-port Plus with the integrated Intel X4500HD if I decide to downgrade. Dual-view is a must for me.

5) I'm not sure if DELL at all will exchange my E6500 for a downgraded version. Does anyone have experience returning DELLs when asking for a downgrade? My argument is to much noise from the fan to my taste, but I don't think DELL will buy this if there's no problem with the machine, so I probably will have to pay for the return of the first machine as well as freight for the new machine. It's quite expensive here in Denmark. Returns cost about $125 and Dell will pick up the machine, the only way to return here afaik. I have 3 year International Next Business Day On-site Response, but probably of not much use if the machine isn't broken or don't need repair.

I nice side-effect from downgrading to a slower system though, will be longer battery-life, but my ultimate goal is less noise.

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Jul 20, 2009

Is this noise normal?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZVeT20GDcM

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i think its must be the noise from the hard disk, i hear that noise every time i shutdown my laptop.

does anyone experience the same kind from your XPS M1530.

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Mar 27, 2009

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I blow into the fans regularly but is there something else I can do to get rid of the noise, or is it normal?

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Dell :: Vostro 1310 Fan Noise

Apr 9, 2009

I recently purcahsed a vostro 1310 laptop. It's been absolutely great, except for one thing: the fan is incredibly annoying.

Once the processor reaches 45 degrees celsius, the fan kicks in, lowers it to 40, and then turns off. A few minutes later, the computer will go up to 45, and the fan will kick in again; so it goes through this loop of turning on and off, which is incredibly annoying.

Doing some more research, I've found that other people have also had this 'problem'. Undervolting and switching to powersaving mode solved the problem a bit, but once it hits 45, I still have the same problem.

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