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AlexandreP
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Does fan problems affect Studio 15 with Core i5?

Hi, I was interested in buying a Studio 15, but I read a lot of people had problems with the PC hanging or the fan to be really noisy, going max RPM for nothing and not dropping to slower speed when temperature gets lower, etc. So I'm not so enthusiast anymore... And it looks like Dell did not already solve the problem, when I look at this forum. But all the reviews and comments I read ran a Studio 15 with a Core i7 CPU. I was wondering if a Studio 15(58) with a Core i5 CPU, which should produce less heat/is less powerful and power consuming, is affected by the same frequently reported problems? Thanks for you replies!
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Cripps
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Re: Does fan problems affect Studio 15 with Core i5?

I was wondering if a Studio 15(58) with a Core i5 CPU, which should produce less heat/is less powerful and power consuming, is affected by the same frequently reported problems?

 

I have had a 1558 with i540 for six months. No problems at all. Does not get hot, no shutdowns and I don't notice the fan.

Proviso: I do not play games on it, so it is not stressed to the limit.

 

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AlexandreP
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Re: Does fan problems affect Studio 15 with Core i5?

Thanks for your reply.

Anyway, I read that while Studio line can play most recent games, its first intent should not be gaming. Graphic card in higher laptops like Studio XPS or Alienware have better performances.

I don't plan to play a lot too. (Like, actually, the only game I play now is... Windows 7's Mahjjong.) But I am very interested in OS virtualization, and I plan to do some. I know a laptop is not the best machine designed to do virtualization, but as I would use it at school and at home (I study in IT, so I need something that works both at school and at home), a laptop is the most manageable solution. But I guess that, like gaming, virtualizing 2 or 3 OSes at the same time would stress the laptop.

That's the main reason why I'm really interested in air cooling and noise emission produced by laptops, before I invest my money in a new one.

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Tom.Getty
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Re: Does fan problems affect Studio 15 with Core i5?

Thanks for your reply.

Anyway, I read that while Studio line can play most recent games, its first intent should not be gaming. Graphic card in higher laptops like Studio XPS or Alienware have better performances.

I don't plan to play a lot too. (Like, actually, the only game I play now is... Windows 7's Mahjjong.) But I am very interested in OS virtualization, and I plan to do some. I know a laptop is not the best machine designed to do virtualization, but as I would use it at school and at home (I study in IT, so I need something that works both at school and at home), a laptop is the most manageable solution. But I guess that, like gaming, virtualizing 2 or 3 OSes at the same time would stress the laptop.

That's the main reason why I'm really interested in air cooling and noise emission produced by laptops, before I invest my money in a new one.


Thanks for your sharing! It's very valuable.
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