Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-26-2011, 08:56 PM   #1
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 36
Default help with laptop overheat

My dell xps laptop, seems to be turning on the fan every second , then off, then on...but very lightly. What does this mean?

My temps are

GPU: 56C
HD0: 41C
Temp1: 27C
Temp2: 0C
Core0: 50C
Core1: 50C

this is from speedfan 4.43

Are these temps bad, these temps are from using the laptop, that doesnt game, just browsing internet...

Also i got 2 blue screens of death so far
My garena and warcraft 3 programs dont work when i start them (they freeze so i have to end the process)
Once when i turned on the laptop, i got a beep noise like:
beep-beep-beep ... beep-beep-beep ... beep-beep-beep ... beep-beep-beep ... etc
i couldnt find this beep pattern on the dell website, they only seem to talk about other beep patterns
__________________

sneaky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2011, 03:22 AM   #2
Daemon Poster
 
arsenalbates's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 615
Send a message via MSN to arsenalbates
Red face Re: help with laptop overheat

By the sounds of it, like most laptops has a collection of dust in-between the heat-sink and the fan which is located on top of the processor. Have you tried to take apart the laptop and remove the heat sink or is it too hard to get to ?

This would be my guess as 50 degrees is quite high for a mobile processor.

Google how to take your particular model apart and I guarantee that there is a bunch of dust and hair attached to the heat-sink.
__________________

arsenalbates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2011, 11:00 AM   #3
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 8
Default Re: help with laptop overheat

Well, it also depends on the type of processor in the laptop. Like i have in Intel Atom n247 in an Asus EeePC 901, which has linux on it, but that thing would generate higher temperatures because its a combined CPU/GPU. Processors have different types of max temps. my recommendation is trying to do what arsenalbates mentions above, and also, possibly, adding some processor apoxy, and it could also be a problem with your fan controller on the mobo or the fan itself! i know, im having this problem now with a video card of mine...
relion65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2011, 12:47 PM   #4
In Runtime
 
Chipeater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 364
Default Re: help with laptop overheat

Quote:
Originally Posted by arsenalbates View Post
[...]This would be my guess as 50 degrees is quite high for a mobile processor. [...]
The maximum CPU junction temperature is much higher than that!

The Intel i7-740QM mobile processor (used in Dell XPS notebook computers) has a maximum CPU junction temperature of 100 degrees centigrade.
Chipeater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2011, 01:33 PM   #5
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 36
Default Re: help with laptop overheat

my gpu is nvidea gt 420m
and cpu is
intel i3 380m
so are my temps ok?

i have a dell xps 15

how would i take apart the laptop and clean the fan?
do i need new parts or do i just have to clean my parts?
sneaky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2011, 01:45 PM   #6
BSOD
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 582
Default Re: help with laptop overheat

You're probably running a powerful program that's forcing you computer to work a little harder. Also instead of just shutting it, turn the whole thing off and take it off charger to give your laptop a bit of a break so it does not completely crash.
clacker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2011, 09:07 PM   #7
BSOD
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 5
Default Re: help with laptop overheat

while not see your local computer repairer, so you can know if you need to change any parts in your laptop
aigbeforum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2011, 03:19 PM   #8
In Runtime
 
Chipeater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 364
Default Re: help with laptop overheat

Quote:
Originally Posted by sneaky View Post
My dell xps laptop, seems to be turning on the fan every second , then off, then on...but very lightly. What does this mean?

My temps are

GPU: 56C
HD0: 41C
Temp1: 27C
Temp2: 0C
Core0: 50C
Core1: 50C

[...]

Quote:
Originally Posted by sneaky View Post
my gpu is nvidea gt 420m
and cpu is
intel i3 380m
so are my temps ok?

i have a dell xps 15

[...]
The temperatures that you posted are fine. Check out the specifications for a Intel i3-380M Processor:


TJUNCTION 90C for rPGA, 105C for BGA

The maximum Nvidia GeForce GT 420M GPU junction temperature is around 95 degrees Celsius.
__________________

Chipeater is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0