I am looking at cooling pad for my 1340. Most of them have the fan in the center (like the Belkin, with great reviews) but my laptop gets hot at the very top left above the "studioXPS" logo and power button.
To me, this means I need a 3 fan-cooler with fans at the top corners as well as the center
I want to buy a cooling pad for an XPS M1710 I just ordered but need some advice first. Some cooling pads out there blow air up to the bottom of the laptop, and others draw air from the bottom of the laptop and exhaust the hot air to the back or sides. Can somebody tell me whether the bottom of the M1710 draws cool air in, or blows hot air out? If the M1710 draws air in, then I will get a cooling pad that blows cool air to the bottom. If the bottom of the M1710 blows out hot air, then I will get a cooling pad that draws the hot air out
I have ordered Dell S XPS16 with the below configuration:
Intel Core 2 Duo T9550(2.66GHz/1066Mhz FSB/6M L2 Cache) Obsidian Black High Gloss Finish with Leather XPS 1640 4GB, DDR3, 1067 MHz 2 Dimm
16.0 inch Wide Screen 16:9 1080p FullHD RGBLED LCD W/2.0 MP ATI Mobility RADEON M96XT (this is HD 4670 right??) - 1GB 500GB 7200RPM Free Fall SensorSeagate Hard Drive Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 Ultimate 64-bit
BluRay Combo Drive Intel WiFi Link 5300 802.11AGN Half Mini Card 56 WHr 6-cell (Will order 9 cell battery later with the 100$ gift card ) Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Internal (2.0+Enhanced Data Rate)
I plan to use the laptop mainly for Internet browsing, watching blu ray movies, some gaming. I do not plan to do any hard core gaming (some strategy and racing games like AOE, Ceaser, NFS etc.).
Please let me know what all from the below do I need to do for the heat problem (if any):
1. Undervolting CPU
2. Get Cooling Pad (I currently have Antec, but if needed I can buy Zalman NC2000)
i've been keeping an eye on temps and was wondering which is the best bios for cooling.
at the moment my fans don't really kick in until the gpu reaches 70c. The moment the fan starts (not super loud like when you play games but louder than the normal hum) the temp drops back to 58ish very quickly (talking seconds). However, in my mind, it makes more sense to keep temps as stable as possible.
Without fans running (or at least without me noticing them running), my temps normally hang around high 50's low 60's on the gpu. However, if i am doing lots of stuff the temps slowly rise to high 60's before the fan turns on and brings it back to 58-63. I think if fans were on more often i could easily have temps in the low 50's pretty much all the time..
I think I have bios 13 at the mo.. that or 12. is there anyway to increase fan usage?
i have seen and read about cooling dock stations for the i9300 that involve removing the PCMCIA slot insert. i am curious if my notebook would benefit from leaving this slot insert out even without a cooling dock? would the extra ventilation be of any value? i am currently uninterested in buying a cooling dock.
I've owned a D630 for about a year now and have noticed that the bottom of the laptop can get very hot. My dad owned the same model for a couple years and he had multiple hard drive failures. His hypothesis was that the computer might have been overheating and burned out the hard drive.
However, in doing a little research, I heard it's not so much that the computer overheats as it is that the metal frame conducts heat very easily. So while the outside might be hot, the inside isn't at a temperature that's damaging to the parts.
Any experiences with this? Any help would be appreciated. If overheating is a common problem, I'll probably shell out the money for a cooling mat. If it's not a problem, then that's money saved.!
I am waiting for my XPS to come and I want to know what is the best cooling device I can get on it. The reason I mentioned "safest" is because one person I know said sometimes it can be harmful to the laptop(I have no idea how true that is).
I have a Dell Latitude C600 that I purchased with a non working cooling fan. I bought a fan and tested it in the laptop when it was apart and it worked. I tested it again as I put it together and it worked.
Once totally together it never comes on. Is there somewhere in the BIOS where I can control it or how else can I check it?
Shouldit always be on like my other 2 laptops? Thanks for any help. Also, it is a PIII 750 MHZ C600.
I'm curious if anyone knows of a higher capacity fan or fans for the gpu and cpu heatsinks in an I9300/xps2.. I got to wondering if there are same size fans which move more air, maybe they spin faster, higher RPMs.. Also, would cutting slots or a hole in the left side of the cpu/gpu heatsink fan help or harm that side..? Anyone played with this, or experimented? My 7800gtx GPU idles at near 60degrees when fan control is set to auto..
What other things can i do to prevent overheating? I can't do the copper mod as it will be under warranty.
Depending on temps when i get it i will probably change the thermal paste with some arctic silver. I'll also undervolt the cpu and the gpu but will this be enough? I'm also looking at a cooling platform and i have a griffin stand which will get some air underneath it. Depends how hot it gets under load but are there any other tweaks i can perform or mods to improve cooling that wouldn't void the warranty?
The processor (Core 2 Duo T5750) is idling at about 54-57 C which I gather is relatively high. Is there anything I can do about this? I ran ORTHOS with HWMonitor and the peak temperature is about 64 C for both cores.
In general, it's not too hot of a laptop, but when stressed, sometimes the area to the left of the trackpad gets unbearably hot.
I'm considering a cooling pad, but preferably nothing too expensive or obscure.
I'm in the processes of cleaning out my XPS Gen2 for the first time since 2005 (yes yes I know...) because it started shutting down during some games. The question I have is related to the heat pads on the video card memory, FETs, and on the chipset heatsink. I know these things suck. I want to use AS5 in place of them but there is a gap between the heatsinks and the memory/chipset/fets when you remove them. How have you guys gotten around this? Is there a better version of a heat pad and where would I get them?
if the copper tubes around the fan assembly contain any liquid?
My machine is dead with suspicion of a spillage but no signs to where it could have entered.There are a few odd patches but a larger and heavier stain where the copper tube is near the bottom case.Thanks for looking.
I have over clocked my 9400mg geforce card and processor from 2.4 to 2.7, the system is very stable I guess i found the "sweet spot".
Anyway we all know xps 1340 heats up like a skillet. Im think about modding it in terms of cooling/fans/heat sinks... Im trying to find a copper or a better heat sink than the stock one. or maybe a slighty stronger fan?
Does anyone know any sites or information how to make it cooler...?
I dont want to buy a cooling pad because I think it looks adds extra stug the a very small laptop.
I need to replace the cooling fan on my dell inspiron b120 but I have one question.... do I need to do any programming after I'm done with the job? or I just need to turn on my pc and its going to start working like always?
I need to take everything apart to get to the cooling fan, that includes, taking the hard drive off, the keyboard, speakers, dvd room...
i did some tests before and after applying artic silver to both my cpu and my gpu, here are the results:
Stock cooling temps :
GPU max: 81C CPU0 max: 75C CPU1 max: 76C
( the photo was actually incorrect, as i found it was from when i was testing overclocking setups )
then i opened up my lappy and applied some AS5: CIMG0676.JPG CIMG0677.JPG CIMG0679.JPG
and finally my temps are with the new AS5: temps artic cooling.jpg
( wut? them CPUs are the only ones feelin it :P )
now the air that goes out of the vent is really hot, this did not happen with the stock dell cooling paste.
i just applied it, so should take 200 hours to take full effect
After about 190 or 200 hours of use, my temps are really the same... i dont know if it could be winter, because in winter my house gets a bit warmer.. i will, however, try to get to the same room temperatures i had back then and do the stress test
*Update (again )*
After removing and re-applying the AS5, i found out what i was doing wrong:
1- i did not put enough AS5, it needed a bit more for the heat assembly to have perfect contact
2- i did not put enough pressure on the GPUs screws because i was afraid of breaking it
After doing this i find that on the first stress test i get 3 or 4 C lower temps ( from 82 to 79 C ) il do some more stress tests and update the temps.
I recently replaced the thermal compound on my CPU and GPU (8600M GT) with some Arctic Cooling MX-3 and to my disappointment I noticed that my GPU temps seem to be ~3C higher than before (with stock thermal compound).
Since I've read other posts in which other M1530 owners had positive results when changing the thermal paste I was expecting to see at least a 1-2C drop on my gpu temps. I've done this many times on my previous desktop computers and this never happened before.
I tried various methods of applying it but so far I had no luck in bringing my temps back. Before applying MX-3 my GPU used to idle at 58-62 and now it reaches 65 when the fan kicks in and drops it to about 52. Likewise, GPU load temps go beyond 70-71 which did not happen before.
I noticed that one of the best cooling pads here, the ACRyan cooling pad, ain't doing must good for this heat monster, so, I decided to DIY my own cooling device. Note that when I'm at home, I'm outputting my laptop to dual monitors, 20" and 27" Dell monitors, and connecting separate keyboard and mouse to it, speakers as well. AKA a desktop.
Materials: 1. 2 packets ice cream sticks 2. Good pair of scissors 3. White glue (hardens to clear) 4. 6V, 500mA USB Fan
Disclaimer: I'm not planning to type on the laptop while using this device. Due to the hot nature of this laptop, it's meant for cooling it while playing back 1080p movies, and games, while outputting to the monitors.
Part 1: I was eyeing this fan at my workplace, a retail store in Singapore... Wind output is amazing. Picture taken for size comparison to desktop.
Part 2: "engine" of the fan when taken apart
Part 3: Creating the base... I used stacks of squared ice cream stick cutouts for added stability.
Part 4: Checking the height clearance halfway through...
Part 5: Front view of Part 4...
Part 6: Almost done with height clearance...
Part 7: Placing "weights" to press down the glue to dry...