I have been on these forums complaining about various issues with my Latitude 6400 for about four months now. I am on my second Latitude; the first I gave back after one month in October of 2008 b/c of the relentless fan.
This one has the following specs:
-Dual Core T9400
-Nvidia 160 GPU
-4gbs of ram
-Seagate 250gb-hd at 7200rpm
*the above sits in a E-port replicator/dock with two external drives roughly 75% of the time.
So heres the problem: aside from a relentless fan that never seems to turn off (which I have just resigned to), I have a serious CPU dilemma. For some reason, at odd intervals during the day, it will jump up to 50-60-% and stay there. It actually idles at about 25%. Mind you, I use ONLY Outlook, Itunes, and internet access.
This CPU usage will steadily climb until it hits 100%, at which point I cant do anything but restart the computer.
Heres the strange part: when I look at my Task Manager in this situation, it seems that EVERYTHING is jumping around and contributing to the CPU usage. The usual, more active culprits are the Search Index and Filter and the "Host Processes". Also, various aspects of Symantec seems to bog things down as well. Whats weird is that if I end one of the processes, another random process will start to use the CPU percentage that I just shut down! It doesnt matter what I do, the computer will "find" a way to use up 100%! For example-today the "Search Filter and Index were using almost 60% of my CPU so I shut the whole Index down. My computer ran at about 5-10% for an hour and then magically found other stuff to bog it down. By the end of the day, I was back up to 75% usage again...
I replaced the integrated video card on my computer with a 7900 GS and it's been overheating. I looked at my case, and the vents for the GPU are there, it's just that they're solid. Where the holes are, there is metal instead. Does anyone know anything I can do to knock those holes out so I can get some air in there? WoW overheats in about 15 min,
My 2 month old Dell M1530 idles at the following temps:
I really don't know why... It's been like this for a couple weeks or more now. Power settings are all on max of course... But when I first got the laptop, it'd idle pretty cool... Now my hands sweat while typing :
Laptop is not overclocked (I did overclock a bit in October for Crysis now and then)
My room is pretty cold.
I'm going to open it up and look for dust... But I really doubt this is the problem.
We are looking at getting some Latitude E4310 systems. Since fast boot up to access the web is important, we see that the Latitude On FLASH option is required.
The downside is that Dell will not install this along with the WiMax card option. They have a combo WiFi and WiMax card, but it can not be installed with the FLASH option.
They also list Latitude On ECM as an option instead of On FLASH. The ECM runs $149 more. With ECM, the system can then have the WiMax card which would be nice.
The people at Dell have not been able to provide a good explanation on what the ECM option does. There is a write up on the FLASH option, but not a good one on ECM. Does anyone know what the ECM does differently than the FLASH?
Key points of the FLASH option are (we need these functions): Boot Fast, 8-10 seconds Wi-Fi and LAN 10/100/1000 Web access via browser Firefox Browser Supports Java and Adobe Flash Read Microsoft Office Edit Microsoft Office 2000
I currently own a dell laptop and have the problem of it overheating very quickly as opposed to other laptops I have used. Is this a normal occurance or could it be a problem with my personal notebook.
my computer isXPS M1530 with GeForce 8600m gt. When I play a game named Gunz, which is supposed to not be a graphic-intensive game, my pc will simply go black after a certain time(vary between 10 min - hours). Then, the sound of pc just stop.
I thought this is a overheating problem, but after viewing some threads about overheating, it seems like that overheat only lead to a shut down or a restart. Since my computer simply go black and turn off, I don't know if my pc is overheating. Can someone tell me if Im overheating? If not, what's causing these crashes?
Btw, my GPU and ACPI temp were around 83C five min before my computer crashes...
Just got my E6400 from Dell Outlet today and i noticed it's running noticeably hot.
I've read some of the posts on the nvidia overheating problem so I decided to run the same tests other people did. The screenshot is after running 3DMark2006 on Balanced power setting.
Are those temps ok? I talked to a rep who acknowledged the potential problem with the nvidia chipset and said if i send this to the depot now they can take a look at the mobo, cpu and gpu and have it back to me in less than 10 regular days.
Since I have finals coming up, I'd much rather not send it in unless they offer me onsite or some potential freebies, which the rep refused to. So any suggestion would be much appreciated. Should I run some more tests?
My XPS M1730 (Core2 Extreme, 8800M GTX SLI) started overheating about a year ago, especially if playing a game. I noticed that the air coming out if the back of the unit was getting extremely hot and it would lock up if I played certain games.
I ended up disassembling it ( **XPS M1730 Disassembly Guide** ) and found that the heat exchanger fins were completely clogged with lint.
I cleaned the layer of lint and dust off of them (it was like a layer of thin gray felt) and the laptop worked fine again. Since then I clean them every six months.
I just did it today and figured I'd post some pics of the fins after six months of use. At this point the laptop still works fine, but the air coming out of the back of it is noticeably hotter than it is with clean/clear fins, especially if playing games .....
Our nearly 4 year old E1705 has begun spontaneously shutting-off , and I suspect thermal protection is kicking in and causing the laptop to shut off. I installed RealTemp and have found idle temperatures around 60 C, sometimes rising to over 90 C under a modest CPU load (e.g., 50 %). I believe the thermal limit on the processor is 100 C.
I have checked to be sure all the vents are clear and free of dust.
I installed the fan control GUI "I8KFanGUI" to get additional insights into what may be happening, although I have found nothing conclusive. Idle CPE core temperatures of around 65 C, with the GeForce Go 7800 graphics card at about 60 C. I did a video render for about 5 minutes resulting in a 75% CPU load. CPU core temperature climb up to 96 C, and appear to be continuing to climb at the time the render ended,
I recently update the BIOS from A00 to A10. Could that update have done something to the native fan control of the laptop? If not, any other thoughts on possible causes?
I'm having A LOT of problems lately with this pos (see sig for specs).
The thing kept on slowing down when browsing/watching movies/playing OLD games (warcraft 3 basically).
What happens is that from boot till now cpu idles at 100%.
I've scanned the pc, I got rid of services. Nada.
Today was even worse, the pc got extremely slow so I rebooted, then in the vista lóading screen it took ages (about 10 minutes), sometimes it would turn off before vista even finished loading, I couldn't even get into safe-mode.
So, I let it cool off, and turned it back on after an hour. Everything was fine then but after playing a short game in warcraft it started acting up again.
I'm using Vista Home SP1, I basically turned off all the useless services and startup app. turned off indexing VAC etc.
My temp are (HWmonitor): CPU: 65, Mobo: 60, GPU: 85, HDD: 45
Sometimes I carry my laptop in my backpack to uni and tend to forget that it's in there and when coming home I tend to trop it from around 5-10 cm height (rarely happens) but I thought it might have to do something with this.
But then after noticing these weird hangups I'm thinking this pos is just overheating.
As I'm writing this everything is EXTREMELY slow I can't even open the task manager properly.
ive been reading on the Dell xps 13 and how they overheat. as far as i know its because of the nvidia 8400-8700 series cards, but i want to buy this laptop that has NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, does this also have overheating probelms?
just got a t7200 processor to replace my t2400 in my inspiron 9400 with bios a09. All ok in setup but when booting into windows fans go mental and the machine locks up and resets. Just before it does the cpu thing on fangui reads mega high like 80 to 95. Stupid question but i didn't put a thermal pad in.. Would this account for the hi temp and lockup? Will fitting a new pad fix the problem.. Or even without a thermal pad would my cpu temp shoot up so quickly, if not is it a symptom of something wrong with the chip?
I discovered that while playing video games for a bit my frame rates would all of a sudden go abysmal for about a minute or to (drop by 50-75%) and then return to normal. I finally tracked down the problem and whenever I tested the temperature and CPU speed when the frame rates went crazy, I noticed that the temperature was 85+ degrees C and that the computer had halved the CPU speed to about 1.5ghz (I have a T8300 2.4Ghz) in an attempt to cool it down. Is there any way to fix if my fans have malfunctioned or something? I'm still within a 1 year warranty, so should I just call Dell or is there something I can do about it?
I have a Dell Inspiron 1526 that won't boot because the CPU gets very hot in only a few seconds. I was getting a CPU failure code (blinking num lock LED) so I changed the CPU. Same problem.
In desperation, I changed the motherboard. Unbelievable, but the same problem! I tried to do a diagnostic start up (hold Fn key while powering on) and it shut down in about 40 seconds. When I went to swap the CPU, the heat sink was so hot that I couldn't touch it.
I was having computer shutdown issues with my 1730 when playing high end games like UT3, Crysis and COD4. I have a 2.8 Extreme cpu and dual 8800s. After playing for a few minutes the machine would lockup and I had to hold the power button to restart. After letting it cool for a few minuted I would get the M1004 code [system overheat].
I have Rightmark CPU utility installed so I tried to undervolt the CPU in the options menu and that seems to have solved my problem. I just played UT3 Pysics mod for 30 minutes without problem.
I've just bought a Dell XPS M1330, which had Windows Vista. I've erased the Vista, installed the XP and updated the BIOS to the lattest version. As I was experiencing random freezings, I ran Orthos ...
the CPU temperature rose rapidly to ~80C and in less than 3 minutes was above 90C. After ~5 minutes, it has reached the critical value and the laptop shutted down, even though the fan was spinning above 5000 rpm.
Using CoreTemp and CPU-Z, I've seen that the VID of the CPU (T7500) is ~1.2500V, but CPU-Z shows 1.36V and even 1.40V sometimes. Using the RMClock I've found the CPU to be stable @ 2200MHz @ 1.20V (maybe even less).....
My E6400 has been suffering overheating problems with the current hot weather (over 30C degrees). When the machine overheats it begun to throttle to 75% then to 35%. Once it reached 35% the machine is extremely slow (much slower than normal 35% in power saving mode), it like the machine is put in the safe mode and it won’t recover once the temperatures drops i.e. ACPI, & cpu =40’s & NVS160 = 60’s. The only thing fix the problem is to shutdown the machine & wait for few minutes and restarting the machine. Anyone have had experienced similar problem? I am suspecting the ACPI is triggering the machine to throttle.
I was able to replicate the problem and here is the temperatures the machine begun throttling
I've had this laptop for about 7 months now and it's progressively running hotter and hotter while I game. I now have the back of the laptop propped up with some books so that there's more air circulation underneath it, but even so I will often hit 96 degrees Celsius when playing games such as Call of Duty 4, Crysis, Farcry, and World of Warcraft.
I will admit that I force clock the cpu to maintain a core clock of 1.60 GHz. If I don't force clock it it will just drop my cpu clock down to 800 MHz and sit there giving me 10 fps and lower in any game. My video card (8600m gt) runs fine and cool so there's no problems there .....
I don't know if I shoudl be posting this in the M4400 thread, so please accept my apologies if it should be.
I'm a proud M4400 owner, and have been for a while now. However, I just installed Win7 x64 (upgrade from Vista x64), and the first thing I did was install RMClock then undervolt it. I'm very familiar with doing this, and with overclocking/undervolting in general (my PC is a 4.5GHz Q9650!).
After undervolting it to 1.025v at the 10x multiplier I set about to do some stress testing, whilst also monitoring temps with coretemp.
I guess for temp measurements to be meaningful we need to start with Ambient temps. In my room it is probably around 13-15C (55-59F), as in too cold to sit around in a t-shirt (I'm in Austria, it's winter, and the heating isn't cranked because I like to run my computer cool!).
I have been having some problems with my E1505 and graphics lately so i am running i8kfungui and see my cpu is peaking around 52 degree Celcius and my gpu is around 69 degrees celcius memory around 55 c and chipset at 49c..