Dell :: XPS M1530 Handrest/case Temperature

Apr 4, 2010

I noticed recently that the area of the laptop on the left of the touchpad and the touchpad itself have been getting quite hot to the touch.

I've read the temperature survey thread, and I don't think my temperatures are that bad.

When idle, I get around 50-55 C for the cores, and 60-65C for the GPU. It's higher than that under load, (GPU/CPU can go into 70's) but as far as I understand it's not atrociously bad.

(These are SpeedFan temps).

But I am bothered that the handrest is getting so hot, I'm not sure if it used to get this hot because I use a laptopstand that has its own handrest so I rarely touch it.

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Dell :: XPS M1530 Case, Skin Or Cover

Mar 7, 2009

Well I acquiered my Laptop last december and im noticing a few scratches, I googled for cases and covers but I didn't find anything amazing,

I've noticed people with macs that hace sweet looking covers but I haven't found any for my Dell, do you guys know any web page that sells them?

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Dell :: XPS M1530 Possible Temperature

Aug 10, 2009

I have had my XPS M1530 for about 13 months now, never had a problem with it so far, however I am getting a little worried about some of the temperatures over the past few days.

I have been playing Fallout 3 and Anno 1404 a fair amount for the past week or two everything seems good, however my temperatures seem to be getting a fair bit higher than they were a couple of months back (May-ish) when I last spent a good amount of time looking at temperatures.

For example I played Anno1404 for about 3 hours on Saturday followed by 4 hours of Fallout 3 and the CPUs got to the high 80s and the GPU touched 95C! THM_ (from HWMonitor) hit 100C!

Now obviously I'm a little worried, it was pretty warm when I was playing (25C), but the thing that baffles me the most is that this has only been happening over the past week or so, before then my CPU rarely broke 80C and the GPU 85C. There also seems to be a loudish 'click' from the HDD when I turn off the laptop when it has been on for a fair while, again, this has only happened over the past few days.

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Dell :: M1530 Temperature

Apr 26, 2009

I do have a question about the CPU temperature. I'm using CPUID HArdware Monitor (under 32bit Vista)to monitor the temperature and I am pretty concerned about constantly working fan (even when the cpu temperature is under 50 C).

The threshold under which the system goes dead silent is 44-46 C. Is that normal?

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Dell :: What Is AUX Temperature M1530

Mar 20, 2009

I`ve bought a M1530 in december, it was fine till february when the termal paste had become bad the temps were at about 50 C idle and 80 on load, I replaced it with MX2 Arcgic Cooling and went 8-10 C lower. But Everest and other software detect AUX Temp?

Idle 60- on load 100C and the temp from 100C drops down in a seconds to 60C when I switch from Counter-Strike to Desktop. My question is what is this AUX and should I be worried. It looks like a component with bad cooling.

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Dell :: M1530 GPU Temperature With Furmark?

May 28, 2010

So I know this program basically tortures your graphics card but how hot should it get on a stability test in 'Xtreme Burning Mode'? I just had my motherboard/GPU replaced so I am running some tests. After a few minutes of this test it reaches 90 degrees celcius. Isnt that crazy hot?

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Dell :: The XPS M1530 Temperature Survey

Dec 7, 2008

It seems that everybody who owns an XPS M1530 has an extremely varied set of temperatures for their GPU and CPU. Now, I am a complete freak about my temps, constantly checking them and always worried they are too high. I scour the notebook review pages looking for a benchmark set of temps, but everyone either has overheating problems warranting a nice replacement (CPU 80+ GPU 90+), or they have chilled out systems that sound very cool (CPU< 69 GPU

- CPU Min/Max Idle
- GPU Min/Max Idle

- CPU Min/Max Load (running ORTHOS, which can be downloaded here: [url]
- GPU Min/Max Load ( running rthdribl, which can be downloaded here: [url]

- Whether you were watching your temperatures in real time, or relied on a temperature report. (I suggest everyone does both and reports both results)

- The program you used to get these readings (I suggest everyone uses the latest version of HWMoniter)
- Power Setting in Vista (I suggest everyone uses High Performance)
- Bios Revision (I suggest people use the latest revision)
- Video Driver Version (Found in system information in the Nvidia control panel, state wether it is a modded, Dell M1530 or Dell non-M1530 driver)

- CPU Model and Speed (Txxxx, xGHz)
- Hard Drive Speed
- GPU Clock ("stock" otherwise write your clock speeds)
- 9v or 6v battery

Physical Ajustments
- Notebook Cooler (if yes, then write the model)
- Thermal Paste (if yes, what type?)
- Airflow and Surface (What type of surface is the laptop on? Have you propped it up to simulate a 9v battery? How high?)
- Ambient Room Temperature (If you can report these in degrees C, otherwise state your location and time of year with a general statement whether it is cold or hot)

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Dell :: XPS M1530 Shutdown Temperature

Nov 22, 2008

i just wanted to know how high the temperatures on the m1530 can go until the computer shuts down ( for CPU, GPU, and ACPI )

I ask this because my lappy will suddenly restart after some stressing while OCing my GPU to 625 core, 890 mem. (no i dont want you posting that its my fault, that im an idiot, that i shouldnt OC this lappy and such)

Its usually stable when gaming (ie. Team Fortress 2), stays at 72C CPU and 81C GPU OCd, but when i try a heavier game ( EVE Online) it will restart after about 20-30 minutes of use.

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Dell :: XPS M1530 Temperature Comparison Survey

Jan 1, 2009

XPS M1530 GPU/CPU/HDD Temperature Survey/Benchmark
Please use this thread to post your XPS M1530 temperatures according to the guidelines of this survey

I take no responsibility for any damaged caused to equipment, as far as I know, this process is fairly safe with faultless components -

please take care not to overheat your computers components needlessly - exit the stress test applications immediately if you are worried about strange readings.

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Dell :: XPS M1530 Temperature After Running 3DMark06

Nov 30, 2008

I don't know if this is normal or not. I don't use this laptop for gaming so i wouldn't know how high the temperature reach but i gave 3Dmark06 a try to see how my computer did. Here are the results.

Is my score and temperature normal?

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Apple :: Mac Book Pro 15 - Keepboard/trackpad/handrest Protection

Apr 12, 2009

I just got my Mac Book Pro 15" a couple of days ago & do love it! ( except I'm still adapting from my Dell I've had for so many years. )

& I'd like to protect it from scratches & spills etc.

I've once seen a single one piece of silicone that covered everthing, but I cant find it now.

I'm assuming its not available for the newer models.

I dont know if I'm crazy about the Marware's stuff.
I dont think this one even has the keyboard cover.

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Apple :: MBP 13 - Skin/sleeve/cover/case Sleek Padded Case To Carry The Unit And Typical Accessories (charger- Adapters- Mouse)

Oct 17, 2009

I'm a proud new owner of a MBP 13-inch. couple of matters.

(1) A good skin/sleeve/cover/case to protect it on the go. Ideally I'd like a very lightweight and elegant skin or shell that's on all the time to protect the exterior from wear and tear, without trapping too much heat.

(2) I need a sleek padded case to carry the unit and typical accessories (charger, adapters, mouse) and other small items.

(3) I'm looking for a convenient laptop stand for my desk to set the MBP alongside an external monitor.

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Jan 14, 2009

The build quality on my Studio 1535 is really, astonishingly poor. All cheap plastic and case creaks and noises. Very flimsy, even for a budget laptop.

My question is this- Would it be possible to purchase another case- a better case, perhaps and XPS or something similar,

and move the internals from the Studio to the new case? Or would that just be a logistcal nightmare not even worth attempting?

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Has anyone here done an XPS m1530 case mod? I'd like to take off the front panel of my 1530 and do a custom paint job on it, but from the few sites where I've seen instructions for disassembling the 1530 it seems like a huge hassle.

If I weren't using spray paint, I suppose I wouldn't need to take it apart. But I'm new to case modding, and I haven't seen any mods done with anything other than spray paint.

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Nov 21, 2009

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I just received an email from dell to receive 25 % off my new purchase on a system over 2.6k or an accessory. So i wanted to order a laptop case this one in paticular [url]but im not sure wether or not it will fit anyone know?

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I didnt think the Studio XPS 16 would fit but its an actual PERFECT fit.

it's the best case on the market in my opinion. And it retails for $99.00 but I got it through amazon for $55.00 brand new. It's awesome!

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Nov 9, 2008

Whats your opinion on the case design? Im looking to purchase and looking at the case it looks kind of frimpy and ugly, and that ripple effect on the outside seems very cheesy!

But i've been fooled many times by pictures online vs. the look of something in person.

By contrast, the 6400 series look like they have beautifully elegant case designs with aluminum look to them.

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Got them off a seller on ebay for about $1.50 each $2.50 total combined postage. The 2 Vista and 1 Firefox ones on the left side were ones the seller threw in for free.

The four I ordered, Graphics by Nvidia, Nvidia - The Way Its Meant To Be Played, Intel Core 2 Duo and G.Skill Ram. The Nvidia and Intel ones were Offical badges, the G.Skill one was a custom design by the seller but looks equally professional.

Thought the palmrest looked very bare.

Decided to place them vertically with the originals. I do realise theres 2 Intel ones but I didnt want anybody thinking I only had an old Core 1 .

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I just got my Dell 1720 laptop and I'm impressed, very nice.

I also purchased a Belkin laptop case for it.

Just wondering which way down into the laptop case do I put the laptop. the back of the laptop has the battery sticking out because its got the 9cell battery.

Do I put it down in the case battery side so the wieight of the laptop is on the battery or on the front side where the buttons are?

Dont want to break it.

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I would like to install a backlit keyboard into my e4300.

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Are there screws behind the rubber pieces?

Has anyone successfully disassembled the e4300 before? I wasn't able to find any documentation or photos anywhere.

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I knew I didn't want this cover, as I already have my Sager 9262/fingerprint magnet. I very much liked the red textured finish on my fist 14z, so I bought a refurbished red cover with my purchase.

Let me first say that I am fairly experienced in taking apart, and reassembling notebook computers. I have replaced several parts, including motherboards, and screens in several previous dell models and my Sager/Clevo D901C.

To get to the point, I took my new 14z apart, removed the screen, took that apart, and replaced the black chain link cover with the red one I purchased. I made sure to follow the service manual instructions to the letter. Everything seemed to go fine, except that now when closing my 14z, the top right corner of the screen does not come down all the way. There is an obvious gap, maybe 1/4 inch or so on the right side, while the left is completely flush.

This may be something I just have to live with, but I'm hoping maybe someone has experienced this, either on a new laptop, or after working on one, and was able to find the culprit. so far, I can't find anything that would hinder flush contact.

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Feb 23, 2008

My current CPU temp is around 61 degrees C with the CPU load @ 100%. I clean it petty often and I just recently (around 2 months ago) applied silver compound to the heatsink. Even though the fan is on, how come it will not go faster than "slow"? I can set it to high, but why doesn't it do it automatically? Is this normal for my 9300?

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