Dell :: Why Is My Laptop Running So Hot Idle

Dec 2, 2008

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,



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Dell :: Laptop Overheats When Left Idle

Jan 16, 2009

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.

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Feb 8, 2013

I am using Dell Inspiron 15, Model 3520. 

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When i am using it continuously its working fine , when i go away from system(kept ideal for sometime) it gets shutdown.

so i need to re-login and it closes all the application which i was using before shutdown.

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Dell online PC Check which passes all the test.

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Apr 25, 2009

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Mar 20, 2010

I have a Dell XPS 1340, P8700, 9500M GS.

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Feb 1, 2009

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Mar 21, 2013

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However, if the machine sits there and goes to idle, the fan spins up like crazy and the bottom warms up to. This is for hours and hours at a time - often if I leave the machine at night and come back in the morning this is the case.

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Dell :: XPS 1640 Load System Fan Even When Idle

Jul 9, 2009

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.

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Mar 11, 2009

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Jan 21, 2009

I've had my M1530 for about 5 months and in the last few days and have had a problem with the screen.

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Mar 25, 2009

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):
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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.

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