Dell :: Why Is My Laptop Running So Hot Idle
For the past few days, I woke up to my laptop's fan rather loud spinning. I noticed that my computer was constantly at 100% CPU usage even with like literally no processes opened, and it's idling ~50C.
It's to the point where moving my mouse across the screen lags, the pointer jumps from one spot to another.
I'm not really sure what the problem is, I ran AVG with no problem, and I don't remember doing anything to my computer in the past few days that would be considered abnormal...in fact, the only thing I did do was try to use a screensaver for the first time ever, but I turned it off with no difference,
View Complete Thread with Replies
Related Forum Messages:
Dell :: GPU Running VERY Hot
I have an m1530 that I bought back in june of 2008 with an nvidia 8600GT. In the past few months my gpu temps have been rising while I have been gaming. Its even gotten up to 98C while playing WoW, which makes the game really choppy and unplayable.
I can get the temps down to around 90C while gaming if I keep a box fan pointed at the bottom of the laptop, kind of like a poor mans cooler. How can I get my temps down? What SHOULD they be at while gaming?
Dell :: Laptop Overheats When Left Idle
My 1530 has recently been overheating when left idle for a while(30 min or so). When I come back I find that the fans stop working, the system overheats and the laptop restarts with blazing temperatures.
In order to turn the fans back on, I have to shutdown the laptop and then switch it back on
Dell :: Inspiron 1721 Running Hot?
So my mom has a 17" Inspiron 1721 from like August 2007. I have been using it off and on for the past year or so, I just today got my Studio XPS 16" 1647 :-)
But anyways, her laptop seems to run a little (burning hot to me). It's not all the time, but all she did was play farmville on Facebook for maybe 2 hours, and it's burning hot to the touch. (Half of the time it was plugged in.
Dell :: Inspiron 1720 Running Extremely Hot
lately my Inspiron 1720 has been running crazy hot, and overheating (actually shutting down) while playing games (specifically Sacred 2).
For example right now I am only running Firefox and HWMonitor, and here is an excerpt from the HWMonitor report:
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T5750 hardware monitor
Temperature sensor 070°C (157°F) [0xF] (core #0)
Temperature sensor 175°C (166°F) [0xA] (core #1)
In fact shortly after saving that report, my computer actually shut down from heat. I have since restarted it and it is currently running at a roughly constant 52C.
The CPU gets into the 70s and overheats a lot when playing Sacred 2. However, strangely even after closing that game the temperature doesn't come down, such as what happened above .....
Dell :: 1730 Graphics Card Running Hot
I found out why my 8800s were running hot. Ater I removed the card and removed the fans I found a WALL of DUST built up between the fan and heatsink. You couldnt see it from the outside at all.
I know I have previously blown air through the heatsing but for some reason it didnt clear it out. I should have taken a picture because it looked like a blanket or air filter sandwiched between their .....
HP/Compaq :: Dv6870 Running Hot. Normal
I have an HP dv6870 (dual core AMD). It overheated a few weeks ago and shut down. I notice now that the fans are always running. I don't remember this being a problem before. Core temp says my cpus are running around 180F degrees. TL-64 is the processor model.
HP/Compaq :: HP 8510P Running Very Warm/Hot
I just received my 8510P, it's built very well, looks and runs great.
But the heat of the palmrest and touchpad area is a bit bothersome.
The temps look fine, but who am I to believe the screen, or my hands?
I could not imagine resting this on my lap, the heat at the bottom is quite hot.
I'm just wondering if anyone has experienced similar heat from this laptop.
Perhaps there is a fan issue I need to take care of...
HP/Compaq :: DV20001 Of 2 Cores Running Hot
I noticed it was running really really hot, almost painful to hold your fingers against the rear fan vent. So I ran SpeedFan and sure enough the temps were whacked out:
1st core at reasonable temps (30ish)
2nd core from 65 - 90!
I tried following the disassembly guide for the DV2xxxx series here to take a look at the heatsink contact and fan but I got stuck at the logic board. (One of the disconnected WLAN antenna cables is impossible to fish out from the chasis, and after removing all connections, the logic board refused to budge fully)
So I just went nuts with compressed air on the exposed parts of the fan/heatsink, but that only helped a bit, temps on that core were still at a constant 65+ but the other core was at 30-35 and all other components were at okay temps...
HP/Compaq :: Dv5t CPU Running Too Hot
Fan on the DV5t
My CPU is hitting 97 degrees while playing games, and idles at around 75 degrees. the only problem is this time is that the vents are clear because more air blows out of them than previously. raising the laptop doesnt help much... it only knocks about 5 degrees off and still hits in the 90 degree range. could there possibly be a problem with my laptop because it shouldnt really be hitting 97 because according to intel the thermal specification for the P7350 is 90 degrees...
Dell :: Studio 14z BBY Model Running Hot
The S1440/Studio 14z is constantly running hot for me. It is running the fan all the time and very hot air blowing. I can also hear the hard drive making some noise some times ...Is this sign of trouble. I just i have 1 browser and IM client running and no video or audio streaming going one. The fan is constantly running & blowing hot air...
Anyone facing the same issues..Should i try getting an exchange from BBY ...I would appreciate any tweaks which may be needed to make it work cooler. It is hot to the extent of uncomfortable on lap.
Dell :: M1730 Running Very Slow+hot When Playing Games?
I've taken apart from 1730 and made sure there was no dust and its quite clean, its sitting up at the back so air is flowing through under it but when playing games all on low settings (playing demigod)
it still slows down when a lot is happening on screen, and the laptop gets extremely hot - even some parts are too hot to touch.
Dell :: Vostro 1500 Running Too Hot, Cleaned And AS5'ed Already
I have a secondary laptop, my vostro 1500 and it is running pretty damn hot IMO.
With only the 1.6 and 8600m gt it is running at 60C core 1 70C core 2 and 40C GPU at idle.
I just cleaned out all dust and re-artic silvered it and there has been little change. Infact this is the second time, I thought I might have done something wrong the first time so I did it again and no improvement.
Dell :: M4400 Bios A13 Hot Hot Hot!
I upgraded my M4400 Bios from A06 to A13 when it came out a week or so ago and was initially really happy about the much lessened fan usage.
But since then my computer gets so hot that its impossible to keep it on my lap even after 15 minutes of use.
That I could still handle but the keyboard and the palm rests get pretty hot and it feels very uncomfortable.
Dell :: Hot Laptop?
I have a Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop and it seems to get very hot after a brief period of time, not doing very much.
At the moment, its been running for about 30 minutes and i only have internet explorer open. Here are the temps:
CPU: 83 C
GPU: 64 C
Memory: 60 C
Chipset 62 C
Hard drive: 42 C
Dell :: Laptop Cutting Out Because Its Getting Too Hot?
I have had a few problems with my laptop but to cut a long story short not too long ago power was randomly cutting which I think was in part due to a motherboard that dell installed because it did not like new updates anyway they looked at that and I don’t have that issue any more but when I load up games like TF2 which I just installed on the other laptop or even WOW when I played it, it runs for a min or two and then the laptop just cuts.
Dell :: Running The Laptop Always On AC Power
I own a S1555 from Dell. Currently i am using the laptop on AC power which is supplied by an UPS. I have removed the battery from the laptop. I have connected the laptop to the UPS because even in the case of power failure, the working will be uninterrupted.
Now my query is, will it harm the laptop in the long term? I read about the laptop overheating in other forums, but strangely mine does not overheat, although i keep mine connected to AC power 24x7. I do all sorts of stuffs like gaming (the most recent one was GTA 4) and word processing on the laptop.
HP/Compaq :: Why Is My Laptop So Hot- Hp Dv5t
hp dv5t - about 8 months old
512mb 9600 GT
win xp pro sp3
this picture is WITH a small undervolt and WITH antec cooling fan
ignore that min, probably a glitch
atm the only real "load" i have running is firefox, digsby (IM client), and itunes. only real cpu usage (through task manager) is firefox. when i exit everything and have nothing running, it use to idle at around 70C but after undervolt i can get it to around 60C
HP/Compaq :: Laptop Getting Hot- Fans Not Going High
I seem to be having an issue with my laptop and it's the fans not going high or fast. I don't know when this started happening but the odd thing is that the fans are not broken because when I boot it up I can hear and feel the fans going fast but as soon as the screen gets to the Windows Loading Screen the fans go back down to normal or slow speed, which is normal but when I'm playing my games I expect it to speed up so it can cool down my laptop, nope instead at 97 Celsius it's still the same speed and doesn't even bother trying lol. This is getting quite annoying because I need a fan sitting on the ground pointing up at my laptop just to keep it cool so it doesn't just turn off on me now I'm debating weather I should take it to my local Future Shop seeing as how I still have it under there 2 year warranty but I kind of look at that option as my last resort till I can be sure I can't fix it.
If any of this information helps heres what I'm running:
HP G60-104CA Laptop
2 GB of RAM
1.90 GHz AMD Athlon X2 64 Dual Core Processor
256 MB of Video RAM (Taken from the 2GB of ram)
Running Windows 7
BIOS Password on Start Set to ON.
Startup Windows Password is ON
Dell :: Fan Running At High, Laptop Cool?
So I know I made another thread about over heating, but it's not drawing that much attention.
A few days ago my Inspiron 1420 was crashing due to overheating (I've had it for a year and a half).
Dell came out, replaced the motherboard, and things were fine until it started overheating AGAIN a few hours after the techie left. Dell came out the next day with a new hard drive, heatsink and fan.
Acer :: Laptop Aspire 5135 Runs Hot
when i get on my computer for extended hours on end, the computer starts getting kinda hot to the touch, i.e. the touchpad feels really really hot. Am i doing something bad or wrong like destroying or melting the insides of my puter? And im using a Celeron 530 @ 1.73 ghz...2 gigs of ram and 80g hard drive.
Acer :: Laptop Running Vista Slow
I've been trying to get Vista Ultimate to run on my laptop for a while now, and every time I install using a clean installation, it runs painfully slow. If i have more than one window open its not even worth using. So I always run back to XP and I'll be honest in saying that I'm quite bored with it.
how to make it run better with Aero?
My Laptop's Specs Are
Brand: Acer Extensa 4220
CPU: Intel Celeron CPU 560 - 2.13GHz
RAM: 1GB DDR2
Graphics: Moblie Intel GMA X3100
Dell :: Studio 1557... Hot, HOT, Don`t Burn Yourself!
I`ve just recived my 1557 and after 4 days of using it i can tell you this...
I HATE IT! I can`t really use it without overheating! I`m an Industrial Design student, and i use a lot PS, Solidworks, 3dMax, and various rendering engines. While using them, just after 5 o 6 minutes of rendering, the laptop overheats and turns off.
Just when it starts, core temperature rounds 73/75 degrees celcius... it reaches about 93 while rendering... and i can`t even tell when i`m gaming (i used gta san andreas for 10 minutes before ati 4570 reached 105 degrees and core about 90, then it shutted off). I`m so annoyed.... this really bothers me, in a few weeks i`ve to get back to work and university, and i have a usless "POWERFUL" machine!
I need recommendations for a new laptop, because i`m going to send thisone back next week. I don`t care if it is apple, asus, or hp, i need something wich i can really use, and i need it to be just as powerful as this (or a little less, i don`t care, as long as it really works and do de JOB).
My budget is arround 1500 US dollars.
My 1557 Specs: Core i7 720QM, 4gb DDR3 1066, 320gb 7200rpm, ATi 4570.
Acer :: Upgrading Old Laptop - Acer Travelmate 4502WLMi Running Xpsp3
I successfully upgrade an old laptop so that it will run well and not be too costly to upgrade either? So slow at present....
acer travelmate 4502WLMi running xpsp3
Was thinking that probably the only upgrades worth considering were ram and hdd.
If this is the case what size mem and spec will work?
If the hdd is worth upgrading do I go for internal or external? and what size ?
Dell :: XPS M1530: Kensington SD100S Laptop Docking StationSafe To Unplug From Docking Station And Monitor While Booted Up And Running?
I have an XPS M1530 running Vista Home Premium 64-bit, T-9300 Processor, 6 gig RAM, 320 gig 7200-rpm harddrive. I am using it with the Kensington SD100S Laptop Docking Station (with stand) and a 22" Samsung monitor (monitor as primary display and laptop display as secondary display) and the Dell Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. The Kensignton docking station attaches to the M1530 via USB.
My question is, is it safe for me to detach the docking station when the M1530 is booted up and running? What about detaching the monitor? Except when I have an external USB harddrive turned on, there is not anything in my tray icons to indicate (as far as I can tell) that any hardware needs to be safely removed.
I have a 2nd AC adapter in my den separate from my home office, but I so rarely take the laptop mobile in the house since I power down first. Please let me know whether I am being too cautious, and if it is safe to detach the docking station and monitor while running any precautions that I should take. I do have my XPS backed up via Ghost if a problem should happen.
Dell :: Xps 1340 Temp Goes Up When Idle
I have a Dell XPS 1340, P8700, 9500M GS.
I noticed that when idle the temperature slowly goes up to 65C, then the fan kicks in, lowers it to 45 and stops. The temperature goes up again and in about 2 minutes it is already 65 again.
The process repeats indefinitely.
Dell :: XPS 1530 Idle Temp
i was reading a few other posts about idle temps of the GPU in the XPS 1530 and my temps are way above what everyone else is getting.
I have an idle GPU temp of approx 80-88 degrees celsius. I mean i could maybe expect that under a heavy load, but an idle temp??? The fan seems to be on all the time.
Dell :: M4400 Ethernet Adapter Disconnects When Idle On AC Power
If I leave my M4400 idle with Windows (Vista Ultimate 32-bit) locked and the screensaver on for any length of time (e.g. 20 minutes), then the network card goes into power-saving mode even while on AC power, reducing the connection speed from 1Gbps to 100Mbps. I can see this because the colour of the LED on the port changes. The reduction in speed causes a brief disconnection from the network. When I unlock Windows, there is another brief disconnection as it reverts to 1Gbps, and this causes instant messaging applications to log out.
If I go to the Link Speed tab on the network card's properties in Device Manager and force it to 1Gbps instead of Auto Negotiation, it warns me that power-saving features will be disabled, but then I don't experience the problem and it never disconnects. "Reduce link speed during battery operation" is unticked, but this should not apply to AC power anyway. I've tried upgrading the driver to 188.8.131.52, A01 (released on 24/02/2009) but the problem still happens.
Does anyone else experience this?
Dell :: XPS 1640 Load System Fan Even When Idle
I just got the xps 1640 today and I'm very distracted by the loud system fan. It's audible all the time even when the computer is idle. I haven't been doing anything intensive on my computer either. The fan starts as soon as windows loads and never stops. I know this laptop has heat issues but I checked the core temp and it is only between 38-45degrees C. I know the fan can get louder under load, this is what I would describe as idle but still, it seems way too loud. It was raining earlier and I could hear the fan over the sound of raindrops hitting my roof. It's getting unbearable!!
Has anyone had the same experience? Or more importantly does anyone have a way to reduce the speed of the fan slighty? Speedfan doesn't seem to support my motherboard so I can't do it there.
320GB (7,200rpm) WD HD
Dell :: M1530 Screen Left Side Dimming When Idle
I've had my M1530 for about 5 months and in the last few days and have had a problem with the screen.
Twice in the last 3-4 days I have come home from work to find the left hand side of the screen substantially dimme(darker.
The screen was left on regular settings, no screen saver etc. Within 5 minutes of use the left hand side of the screen had returned to normal brightness..
HP/Compaq :: High Idle/under Load Temperatures
i purchased one compaq cq45-137tx in december. I guess it' similar to the dv4t models marketed in other countries.
there are couple of temperature issues with this lappy ( ambient temp 25-30C):
1. at idle ( just media player or maybe a pdf file open), the cpu temp is at 43C, northbridge always above 50, gpu always above 55.hd also tends to operate at 45-48C. this is inspite of the fact that i am running this thing with no vents blocked ..and in fact the RAM, cmos battery and hd covers removed to allow better air circulation.
2. at normal load ( game like burnout paradise, with utor going on in background), cpu tends to reach 60 C, gpu at 80 C , northbridge at 70C and hd at 60 C.
3. cpu temp never seem to change really. tried using various s/w' like realtemp ( shows 28 C for gpu..which i dont think is feasible). only when i reboot after a high load session, the s/w' show higher temperatures ( and the notebook shows erratic behavior with display artifacts!).
4. the only fan in the machine never appears to speed up or down. i don't have an issue with the noise, as long as it helps this thing run cooler.......
Dell :: How HOT Is Too Hot?
I am concerned about heat and how hot is TOO hot???
I have four Inspiron e1705/9400's running Win XP and have I8kfangui loaded on each of them.
Two have T7400 CPU's & the other two have T7200 CPU's and three have Nvidia 7900 GS video cards and the 4th has an FX2500 card. The 9400's all seem to idle around 98 F to 108 F and when working something CPU intensive hover around 120 F to 128 F temps.
I recently (last week) bought an M1710 with a T7200 CPU and a 7900 GS (dual pipe). I did a fresh install of Win XP and also have I8kfangui installed. I also opened up the case and cleaned out the dust bunnies and AS5'd the cpu.
The M1710 seems to run hotter than all of my e1705/9400's. It seems to run around 10 - 20 F higher whether at idle or running something CPU intensive. I am assuming that the M1710 MB simply runs hotter due to being a different board than the e1705/9400
Dell :: Quiet And Cool. Thermal Paste Replaced! 38@idle 73@load
I replaced the thermal paste of the CPU and the GPU with "Coollaboratory liquid pro". And I replaced the thermal pad of the northbridge with "Arctic Silver 5" thermal paste.
Here are my sesults (in a 20 degrees Clesius enviroment, T9600, 2,8GHz, stock voltage):
73 dregrees Celsius at 100% load
(instead of 92)
39 dregrees Celsius at 0% load (fan off)
(instead of 45)
According to my research and different experiments this combination is my actual optimum.
The cooler and more silent system supports my usage of voice recognition (using the internal mic).
Of cause later the voltage could be reduced using rmclock.....
Dell :: XPS M1710 GPU & CPU Temps At Idle?
My dell xps m1710 temps at idle are
CPu 54C To 58C
GPU 54C To 58C
Is that okay?
The bottom of the computer is hot to the touch and the fans are blowing out hot air. I cleaned all fans and heat sink vents. also re applied all thermal paste on the cpu and gpu. Im concerned because my motherboard and gpu were just replaced yesterday for heat issues i believe. havent figured out if the heat was the cause or not. the temps were the same as there now with the new motherboard and gpu .....
Dell :: Studio 1555 Users: Do You Have A TRUE Stable Idle Temp?
My Idle temp seems to be within the range of:
27C-43C for CPU
44C-51C for GPU
These are temps when I'm not even doing anything. The fan activates when the GPU hits 51C and stops when the GPU temp reaches 44C. The CPU doesn't seem to be a factor in activating the fan.
Use I8Kfangui to see your CPU and GPU temps. Just don't click on AUtomatic Fan Control because that will severely lag your system until you turn it off. http://www.diefer.de/i8kfan/index.html
Acer :: Aspire 5100 - What The Average Idle/ Light Usage Temperatures Are
i have an older laptop (Acer Aspire 5100), Still works like new, but I was wondering what the average idle/ light usage temperatures are? Right now I'm getting a pretty solid temp reading at 45C, which I think it pretty good for a laptop. Anyone else have same/similar model (AMD D-C x64 TK-53 1.70 Ghz) that could give me there temps. Secondly I recently replaced the LCD and inverter. The inverter was for the orginal LCD but i got a matte screen instead of the glossy. I'm not sure whether it's always been like this since the original inverter, but i notice it get pretty warm over the plastic. I'm know there's quite a bit of voltage going through there, but it is it normal to get warm? (not burning temp, but noticeable hot/warm to the touch
Acer :: 1810t Abnormal Idle Power Consumption After X264 Video
Just got my new 1810t delivered today. Mine is the one with the SU4100.
Notice that at idle it goes to 5.5-6w. Great. After anything intensive I do it always drops down to that level. However, when i watch DXVA x264 accelerated video in MPC or WMP, i notice that after quitting my idle power consumption jumps an average of two watts. The only way to get back to normal idle power consumption is by putting the laptop into sleep mode, then waking it back up again.
Watching the same x264 video in VLC which does not support DXVA doesnt result in the increase in idle power consumption.
Watching DXVA accelerated youtube HD content with flash 10.1 doesnt increase power consumption either.
Running the latest (184.108.40.206.1986) video drivers, but the same problem was present on the stock drivers that came with the laptop. Version of those drivers was unknown. Wattage was measured using both batterymon, and batterybar.
Dell :: Dell Inspiron - Monitor To Shut Off After 1 Minute Of Being Idle
when i first got my dell inspiron and it was all good. when i set the monitor to shut off after 1 minute of being idle, it did and would not turn on unless someone moved the mouse of pressed a button. however, after i reformatted, the computer monitor would shut off after 1 min but soon afterwards it turns on again by itself, then it goes off again, then it remains on permanently. i recently formatted my laptop again and this problem persists. anyone knows whats sup? im using xp ftw... and my configurations are the same as it was before the reformats so idk whats wrong.
Dell :: Why Is It So Hot?
I recently put in a geforce go7800gtx video card into my xps gen 2 and when I play video games within 10 mins of play the gpu temps reach 83 degress celsius without overclock.
I have another video card from my inspiron 9300 a geforce 6800go. And, when I put that when in it reaches 54 degress celsius even when I overclock this card and play games for 1 hr straight.
Dell :: M1530 Really Hot
I've bought this laptop back in 2008. Upgraded to windows 7 in Oct 2009.
I've always kept my laptop flat on my desk with no laptop cooler. My laptop has only been getting reallllly hot this pass month.
Attached is the HWmonitor graphic.
Is there more to this than just needing a laptop cooler?