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XPS 1530 heating problem/advice needed

Hello everyone, I bought a XPS 1530 in January 08 and I'm concerned about the heat it generates. By using I8kfanGUI, it shows that when idle, my CPU are about 40C, GPU around 50C and Memory around 55C! I think the memory is way too hot and when playing COD4 after a while, the logs states that my memory's peak temp is at 102C, so I also get some performance issues.

Furthermore, I don't know why but after playing UT3 for 10mins, my laptop automatically shuts off, I'm not sure if its a overheating problem because I can boot up right away, no error messages.

 

So I would like to have some feedback and some suggestions regarding the type of cooling product (fan, etc) I could buy. Thank you very much

 

XPS 1530

C2D T7500 2.2GHz

3GB RAM

Geforce 8600M GT

250GB 

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5 Rhenium

Go into options on I8KFAN and force the fans on either high all the time you are gaming,or set cpu and gpu about 5-10c below what the peak is.You only have 2 fans cpu and gpu so if you are worried about the heat i would contact dell since it is under warranty.

E1705 T7400 2.16Ghz / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" LG WUXGA 1920 X 1200 / 4GB 667Mhz Geil Ram w/Heatspreaders / Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 7200RPM / 500GB 7200RPM My Book / Nvidia Geforce Go 7900GS 256MB / Toshiba DVD/CD+/-RW DL / Intel 4965 A/B/G/N / 355 Bluetooth 2.0+EDR / Pinnacle Pro HDTV USB Tuner / Pinnacle Ultimate HDTV USB Tuner / Sound Blaster Audigy Advanced MB / Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Notebook / Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speakers / 2-NB-MA01 Notebook Coolers / 3D Mark06 5446 / Driver v.174.31 /

XPS M1730 Saphire Blue X9000 @ 3.2 / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 / Matshita BD\DVD Combo / 8GB 800Mhz Geil RAM / 500GB>200GB 7200RPM / 9800M GTX SLI / AGEIA PhysX Accelerator / Intel 4965 / 355 Bluetooth / 5700 Mobile Broadband / 3D Mark06 16250 /Driver 275.50 beta

XPS Gen 4 Desktop>being rebuilt

2 Bronze

I can't control the fans because i8kfan doesnt detect a sensor chip, is that normal?
5 Rhenium

In the options section for link you click to towards the bottom of the page you will see a little check box and next to it,it says enable hardware support.Click to put a check in the box and click yes to the pop up.Once done hardware support is enabled.And when you click on the direct fan control tab,click the enable hardware sensor support box under manual fan control.

Message Edited by dgkpcon on 04-19-2008 11:26 PM

E1705 T7400 2.16Ghz / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" LG WUXGA 1920 X 1200 / 4GB 667Mhz Geil Ram w/Heatspreaders / Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 7200RPM / 500GB 7200RPM My Book / Nvidia Geforce Go 7900GS 256MB / Toshiba DVD/CD+/-RW DL / Intel 4965 A/B/G/N / 355 Bluetooth 2.0+EDR / Pinnacle Pro HDTV USB Tuner / Pinnacle Ultimate HDTV USB Tuner / Sound Blaster Audigy Advanced MB / Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Notebook / Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speakers / 2-NB-MA01 Notebook Coolers / 3D Mark06 5446 / Driver v.174.31 /

XPS M1730 Saphire Blue X9000 @ 3.2 / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 / Matshita BD\DVD Combo / 8GB 800Mhz Geil RAM / 500GB>200GB 7200RPM / 9800M GTX SLI / AGEIA PhysX Accelerator / Intel 4965 / 355 Bluetooth / 5700 Mobile Broadband / 3D Mark06 16250 /Driver 275.50 beta

XPS Gen 4 Desktop>being rebuilt

4 Tellurium


@GMANXPS wrote:
I can't control the fans because i8kfan doesnt detect a sensor chip, is that normal?
I don't think the program fully supports the M1530 yet. Hasn't been updated in quite awhile. Last update was Feb 2007.

Right now, my CPU reads 38 degrees, GPU 49 degrees.

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XPS M1530 (BIOS A11): Vista Home Premium SP1
T9300/LG 1680x1050/256MB 8600GT/3GB/200GB FFS/DVDRW

2 Bronze

hi

where can i find or download I8kfanGUI.exe from as i am worried that i am havin overheating issues with my XPS M1710 and would like to know the temps inside my laptop.

 

thanks

4 Tellurium


@k1net1kz wrote:

hi

where can i find or download I8kfanGUI.exe from as i am worried that i am havin overheating issues with my XPS M1710 and would like to know the temps inside my laptop.

thanks




just google it, should be the first link

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XPS M1530 (BIOS A11): Vista Home Premium SP1
T9300/LG 1680x1050/256MB 8600GT/3GB/200GB FFS/DVDRW

2 Bronze

I know, but the program says no supported fan sensor chip found :(
4 Tellurium


@GMANXPS wrote:
I know, but the program says no supported fan sensor chip found :(


Yeah, asd since it's been over a year since it was updated last, we may be S.O.L.

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XPS M1530 (BIOS A11): Vista Home Premium SP1
T9300/LG 1680x1050/256MB 8600GT/3GB/200GB FFS/DVDRW

5 Iridium

Try SpeedFan?

From experience, I've found that:   “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!

 

XPS M1730:

Smoke Grey Magnesium Alloy Chassis - with White LED Backlights
17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLife
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHz
DUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX
640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)
8x Super-Multi DVD±RW
Creative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
Integrated 2MP Webcam
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module
Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card
TV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control
4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)

230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

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