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Old 02-13-2011, 09:30 AM   #1
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Dell stupidity


Dell xps 1645 laptop - i7. Just over a year old.

Lately I've been noticing it running the fans a lot. Hiper threaded quad core, that's to be expected somewhat. Especially in the sub-tropics.
Used to run in the high 40's (C), lately consistently in the low 60's.
Turned it over - plenty of patterned areas underneath - presumablty porforated for air-flow.

Wrong.

Very little is actually porforated, and is easily blocked by dust. Pulled the back off and washed it - temps dropped immediately.

Keep an eye on it folks if you have similar.
 
Old 02-13-2011, 04:12 PM   #2
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I've noticed that a lot of laptops are like that anymore.... Some of these companies need to get on their game...
 
Old 02-13-2011, 08:15 PM   #3
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How many people use their laptop with it sitting on their duvet or bedclothes? Poor little thing can't breath! No wonder cooling vents get blocked and temperatures rise!

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Hey now, I'm smart; I use a cooling pad for my laptop. Runs like a champ...
 
Old 02-13-2011, 09:03 PM   #5
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So do I, a good one - didn't avoid the problem.
 
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So do I, a good one - didn't avoid the problem.
Bad design of the laptop?
 
Old 02-14-2011, 04:16 AM   #7
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Have you had your local CSI check the dust out?
There may be a clue in its make up... Belly button fluff? rat droppings?

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Hi,

I use a cooler for all my laptops but require periodic cleaning. Increased air flow means increase dust collection so cleaning frequency depends on environment.

My coolers are placed on a small board (Masonite)then the cooler and laptop. Provides space for external hardware: drives and other USB devices. Works good and keeps my lap cooler.
 
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I use one of these programs that force the fan to run all the time or when it reaches a certain threshold.
 
  


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