I've updated the chipset drivers and I'm still running into the same issues. It caused the system not to rev the fan so high for about an hour, but now its back to being loud. Any other suggestions?
It is now 2015 and this is still a problem. I really do not like my new E7240 at all due to the high pitched whine constantly while docked. Curiously, the fan does not come on much when operating on battery or plugged into AC, but not docked.
I just purchased a new Dell Latitude E7240 laptop with Windows 7, and had the same problem with overheating and the fan running noisily all the time. I've just fixed it on my laptop, it may not work for everyone but just in case I'm entering it here.
The clue for me was that the issue only happened at home, not at work.
This did the trick for me, and now the CPU stays below 5% when idle. This is not solving the issue that the fan is noisy when the CPU usage goes high, but for me that rarely happens now.
If you want to access files and printers on your home network without the HomeGroup service, you can still do this the old way:
Hope this helps somebody.
I can confirm that issue. The E7250 has the same annoying fan noise. In my optionen even a bit more annoying than the E7240, when the Sunon Fan is build in.
We have found with the 7240/50, the machine is just generally noisy when it gets warm. To prevent it from getting too warm we run it with the Intel Turbo Boost turned off in the bios. In windows we always run at high performance power profile. So during normal operation it is now almost silent, but when you stress it the fan work but nowhere near as bad as before.
I tried to do what you suggested but cannot find how to go to advanced settings. However, I did have an option which was to select "Cool Temp Level" where CPU and fan are adjusted to "maintain lower surface temperature -- cooler bottome." We will see.
This problem is terrible with the new and great Ultrabook e7250. I just buy it and i am very surprise about the fan noise / heat just using mozzila firefox !
The computer is great, but this is really annoying !
What if i use Matlab or such program ?
Did anyone find a solution ? BIOS update ?
Dell, wake up ! This is a terrible fail !
My config : Dell Latitude E7250, 256SSD, i7-5600U (2.6GHz), 8GoRAM