Dell :: Methods To Lower Temps On M1530

Feb 7, 2009

I get idle temps of 65-70 CPU and 70-75 GPU and gaming temps of 76-80 CPU and 85+ GPU when gaming.

Right now i've been leaning toward the method of spraying all the vents with compressed air, is there anything else I can do that doesn't involve taking apart the laptop?

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Acer :: Drill A Few Holes In The Chassis - Lower The Temps

Sep 6, 2009

I've been thinking about drilling a few holies in the bottom the chassis for air intake on my laptop. First I want to hear your opinion about whether I'm thinking soundly or am just plain crazy.

The underside of my 5536G looks like this: [url]

What appears to be an air-intake right below where the fan should be (right hand side, close to camera), is only a ribbed area in solid plastics. This is where all other laptops I have seen have their main intake holes for air. The 5536G however has to rely on the small intake holes on the hatch to the left (which conseals the RAM) and a another equally small air intake in the front (you can just about see it in the pic).

Now the question is, will I lower the temps by drilling a few holes right below the center of the fan to let some cold air in, or will I completely mess up the chassis airflow which Acers engineers have carefully crafted? As far as I understand, laptops use radial fans, and cold air should be supplied in the center of the fan. The way it is now seems to work against that idea: cold air has to somehow be sucked through the spinning fanblades, not enter it from the center (no hole there!).

I am getting temps around 95 degrees C under load (2.2 GHz Turion), undervolting lowered that to about 83.

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Dell :: Temps M1530

Sep 4, 2009

2 weeks ago I noticed that my m1530 got really hot to touch after a period (~1hour) of web browsing. So I called Dell and they replaced my heatsink and CPU fan

My current temps now are as follows:

ACPI : 41-58
GPC : 58-69

after 1/2 hour of COD4, my max temps were

ACPI: 71
GPU: 79

(Used CPUID Hardware monitor)
Also I am running Win7 Pro (x64) with a NC2000 notebook cooler

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Dell :: M1530 Temps At 90

Jan 10, 2009

I always knew my comp ran hot, but not until I got HWMonitor today did I know how hot. I did a load test and CPU/GPU and ACPI temps went to 90. CPU and ACPI temps would drop to 65 ish after this, but the GPU stays kind of high in the 78-85 range. (Anyone know why this is happening?)

Also, when playing games, my temps are almost all at 87-90 all the time. I thought it might be my bios (A12), so I switched back to A09. This did not change anything.

Basically my question is, should I be calling dell support to take a look, and what do I tell them? I've never had computer warranty before. Or is there something else I can do to fix this? It's very hot to type on and sit on my lap.

A last question, these temps are being measured currently with the laptop on my desk, with the lid closed and an external monitor/keyboard/mouse plugged in. Is this causing increased temps? Should I be leaving the lid open?

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Dell :: High GPU Temps On M1530

May 5, 2009

It seems my idle GPU temps are pretty high. I just embarked on a mission to clean my fan out. I believe I was successful, but the whole thing was a little out of my comfort zone.

I'm now experiencing slightly cooler GPU temps i think (around 42-46 C at idle) but the GPU temp at idle is at a very steady 68 - 69 C, and the fan just keeps running all the time. Maybe I should have paid more attention to what the temps were beforehand, but it's too late for that.

Was wondering if this was something to be concerned about. Do I possibly have a bad contact between the thermal system and the GPU, and should I try and connect it more securely?

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Aug 24, 2009

Just wanted to let you know of a tech experience with dell.

I got a M1530, long story short it was a replacement of a shocking Insp 6000.

Buncha hell to get it to work right (hardware issues galore).

Ended up working with Dell Liasons to get it fixed.

It was out of warranty (only had 90 days from every repair) and it began to overheat... 75-81 idle and 95 gaming... Called my liason, and he sent me a fan replacement. Temps dropped to 59-69 idle (fan kicks on at 69), and have yet to try gaming, gonna stop gaming on it.

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Dell :: Temps Are Up Since M1530 BIOS Update

Dec 13, 2008

Since I updated my bios I have noticed that my fans are pretty much always on high and that the heat coming out the back is a lot hotter than it used to be. Granted, I have been using the computer with my big monitor with the lid closed more now but even when I'm not doing that it's still just as hot. Has anyone else noticed this since the update?

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Dell :: M1530 Extremely High Cpu Temps 95+

Oct 13, 2008

My cpu core hits the mid 90's when gaming. i undervolted it to 1100v @ 11x and the temps only hit the high 80's/low 90's during gaming but hit the mid nineties in orthos and was still going up.

This is getting me down a bit cus the cpu ramps down during gaming and screws up the fps, and also im outside of the uk so cant get my laptop to dell (there are no dell suppliers where i am)

does anyone have any idea what might be wrong. am i reading the temps correctly? speedfan shows much lower temps (in the 70s) however cpuz, rightmark and hwmonitor all show temps consistent with eachother.

Its a t7500.

there's nothing blocking the outake at the back; i lifted the laptop up during orthos to let air out of the bottom but it didnt make any difference.

I've built a few desktops but i havent really tinkered with this laptop apart from adding more ram.

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Apple :: Windows 7 Temps Vs Windows Vista Temps

Jan 26, 2009

i set up this thread to compare the temps between windows 7 and windows vista. i googled for it but there's no comparison chart. please feel free to contribute.

windows vista:

idle: 62-65
under load: 77-85

windows 7:

idle: 55-60
under load: 70-80

i see that windows 7 runs noticeably cooler than windows vista. Please post your details so that other users can have an idea about what to choose if they decide to bootcamp windows.

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Apr 1, 2010

I've got a Vostro 1500 and the specs for Dell's charger/adapter can be found here:

Dell's charger: 90W, 19.5V, 4.62A

Is it ok if I use a 90W, 19.5V, 3.34A charger instead? I'm using it right now, charger getting hot though. What do you think? Is it safe to continue using this charger with lower amp rating?

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May 28, 2009

Del Studios Xps 13 New prices for lower specs

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Feb 8, 2009

add Dell to the growing list (HP is another) who doesn't care about Canadians nor Canadian customers as they restrict the options compared to Americans and what is available to U.S. customers.

E.g. M4400 has way less options for Cdn customers compared to U.S. customers. American customers can order 15.4" WUXGA TrueLife RGB LED display (1920x1200) while Canadian Dell customers are limited to only a 15.4” WXGA (1280x800) LED Display.

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Jan 6, 2008

I have a 2ghz P-M, 2GB RAM, 7800GTX equipped XPS M170 and never really took attention to this. It has CPU whine, and when you scroll webpages, it slows the scrolling process and emits the higher pitched intermittent whine until you stop, then it resumes a lower volume whine.

It's not really noticable unless in a quiet situation, but it's very annoying to me in such situations, especially because it limits the scrolling speed of pages and things in programs.

I've reformatted several times and i'm pretty sure its either the CPU or GPU whining. Gaming eprformance is unaffected.

Can I call Dell and have them do anyhting about this? I don't have Bluetooth, as some other topics have said works, but I don't think I should have to buy a module to have my CPU stop whining.

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Apr 28, 2009

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I know powermizer does this but can i lower it even more?

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May 10, 2008

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I'm considering an Inspiron 1720 with anti-glare 1440 x 900 display, 128MB NVIDIA 8400M GS card and the standard Dell driver which, according to Dell Downloads, is 174.31 for Vista-32bits. I assume that's the driver Dell would install if I ordered this machine on line today.

I tried chat will Dell sales but, after repeating the question several times, they finally admitted the only thing they could tell me was that I could configure it with 1920 x 1200 glass, the opposite direction from which I wanted to go. They suggested I contact Dell Tech Support, but one can't get through to them without a product code for an in-warranty notebook.

So, here I am asking whether anyone has an Inspiron 1720 configured this way. If so, does that combination of video card and driver permit selecting 1280 x 800 and/or 1024 x 640? I don't want to get stuck with a resolution that results in distortion because it isn't in the screen's native 1.6:1 aspect ratio.

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May 21, 2010

I purchased a Dell M1730 laptop a couple of years ago. A few months after I received it, the original LCD panel was shattered in an accident.

I shipped it back to Dell and they replaced it with a new Samsung panel (not sure what it had before) which looked just as good, except that after a couple of months it developed a one pixel wide red vertical line 80% of the way up from the bottom of the screen near the left side.

Because the line wasn't very distracting (only showed up on certain colors like dark grey and dark red) I lived with it for a while, but I recently decided I should get it fixed since my warranty is running out this year.

I emailed Dell recently and they sent a technician to my house while I was at work (my wife was at home) and he repaired the M1730 so that the red vertical line was no longer present.

I'm not sure what the exact nature of the repairs were, but he did mention to my wife that apparently when my panel was previously replaced, they had only used 2 of 8 screws .....

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Nov 16, 2009

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Jan 31, 2009

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And i can't download newer drivers becouse downloading is not accessable...

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Jul 13, 2009

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Can i put the resolution of the screen on, let's say 1440*900 if i chose to? Or is it really THAT resolution (1920*1200) that is supported only?

In the case it is possible: does it look like a normal 17" screen with a native resolution of 1440*900

In the case that it is not possible: how small are the letters? I looked at a 15.4 inch screen with 1680*...? and i thought it was pretty OK. Is it comparable with a 17" 1920*1200?

Most of the time the laptop will be used for programming, and a game from time to time (but from experience i know games can be set on lower resolutions, resulting in ugly stuff, just the way i like it).

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Feb 22, 2009

I'm looking at the configurators for the 32bit and 64bit Precision M4400s, and the almost the exact same configuration (difference is 64bit has 4gb ram vs. 2gb) costs about $50 less and comes with a free monitor (not really necessary...but getting rid of it doesn't result in any price drop).

Is this an error on Dell's site, or are they actively pushing 64bit and lowering the price of the system overall intentionally?

32bit: [url]

64bit: [url]

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9800
Genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate
15.4" UltraSharp™ WUXGA
3 Year Basic Limited Warranty and 3 Year NBD On-Site Service
NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M
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250GB Hard Drive, 7200RPM with Free Fall Sensor
8X DVD+/-RW w/Roxio and Cyberlink Power DVD
6 Cell Battery
Intel® WiFi Link 5300
Internal English Backlit Keyboard

64bit: $2,058 + FREE! Dell 19 inch™ 1909WFP Widescreen Flat Panel, Analog
32bit: $2,097

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