Since dell refuses to do anything to solve the heat issue with the xps 1645 i am planning on buying a notebook cooler but i am undecided what to pick, was wondering if anyone could give me some opinions...
I was playing BF2 yesterday for about 45 minutes online when suddenly it froze.
I was forced to hold the power button to shut it off. When I tried to turn it back on the lights flashed and it shut off. I tried to start it again and the lights flashed and it shut down again. At this point I felt like . SoI unplugged all usb devices and the power cord let it sit for a couple minutes and tried again. This time it booted to a black screen that said your system shutdown due to excessive heat error code #MO44. I opened up the laptop removed the fans and blew out the dust from the machine. The problem is it wasn't really that hot. I know it has been hotter in the past while gaming. Anyway I am going to get a cooler for when I'm gaming. I know there have been threads here before but searching was no real help. I am looking for the most efficient cooler out there for my 1710. I reallly don't care what it looks like as long as it does what it's supposed to do.
I'm running Vista Ultimate and I8KFANGUI my peak idle temps are CPU: 50C GPU: 59C RAM: 51C
I was thinking about buying a notebook cooler, most likely the COOLER MASTER NotePal Infinite Notebook Cooler and i was just wondering if it would increase throttling as it draws its power from the laptop .....
My left palm is getting really warm and I need to find a way to make typing comfortable. What cooler do you use on the M1330? I just had the motherboard(A14 bios) & heatsink replaced. It's still really hot
I just got a coolermaster notepal infinite cooler today and have tried it out for 30 min playing left 4 dead. Usually my gpu would throttle due to high temps but it isnt anymore with the cooler, although it is still really hot.
max temps gpu = 80 degrees c (still really hot!, used to throttle at 84) cpu = 73 degrees c (much much better, used to reach 84 as well)
So the cooler has helped although not as much as i would like for the gpu. It gets me thinking that without the throttling that gpu could reach 90 degrees easily.
It also doesnt really decrease the idle temps too much, maybe 5 degrees ish.
Overall, it definitely helps, but this laptop is still damn hot, even with the cooler. I will continue testing with different games and will let you know the outcomes.
At the request of some of the people on this site, I am posting a couple of pics of the bottom of my E6400.
Reason being, some would like to see if DELL has changed anything with regard to the thermals as this unit (T9400/Nvidia 160m) is finally running at a consistently cool temp, without the fan constantly going haywire (docked, with two external monitors).
What notebook coolers are you using for the M4400? Are there any notebook coolers that would fit this notebook and plug into the usb port (for the fan unit on the cooler)? I just bought a refurbished M4400 and will be using it for some intense gaming
Thinking about getting this cooler for my XPS 16. About $35-40 shipped. I've read alot of great reviews on it, and it seems to be the best cooler for use in various locations like when sitting on the bed, on the sofa, on my lap...etc.
I'm wondering if there are any XPS 16 owners who have used this, and can confirm that it significantly reduces the heat of the XPS 16 and, specifically, the spot under the touchpad.
I'm looking to get a notebook cooler for my E6400, as I am sure some other are considered or have taken advantage of. So, I want to find out one that is going to work the best.
I am considering the following:
- Zalman ZM-NC1000, said to be really quiet and effective. From what I gather blows air up at the notebook
- Antec notebook cooler, also supposed to be quite effective. This one I think sucks away the hot air from the notebook
Now the question is, what is going to be the better choice? I think the fan on the E6400/ E6500 blows hot air out of the notebook right? In which case the cooler that then helps in taking that away would be best?
I spoke with a Dell technician and they told me that the reason my computer was randomly shutting off was because it was overheating and that I needed to replace my heatsink and fan, each costing around $12. I was wondering if buying a notebook cooler might be a better way to go. Any notebook coolers that anyone recommends?
Finally, does anyone know what a technician would charge to replace a heatsink and fan?
I downloaded a program called speedfan and it gives me the following temperatures on my notebook:
HD0: 45C Temp1: 84C Core0: 63C Core1: 63C
Core temperatures moved up while computer was put to heavier use if it makes any difference:
Core 0: 76C Core 1: 74C
Anyone know if this is normal? Computer isn't working too hard right now.