Alienware M11xR2 CPU Heat Issue
Hello everyone. Recently I did a system restore to undo a driver installation that was causing me problems and chaos ensued afterwards. Long story short, I ended up doing about three restores. I then noticed that while running games my CPU temperature increased by about two or three egrees than what it used to reach, getting to 80-82 (it never used to breach 80).
I had reinstalled windows back in March and the same thing happened afterwads: the CPU temperature went up significantly.
Is there an issue with Windows computers and restore that can lead to an increase in CPU temperature? I say Windows because I had the same issue with my old computer, a Compaq. After restoring it to factory settings, it ran at a significantly higher temperature permanently.
Any help is appreciated.
Windows 7 64-bit SP1
4 gig RAM
Intel Core i5 U520 @ 1.07GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M Version 270.61
Re: Alienware M11xR2 CPU Heat Issue
I had the same issue. Before I restore my system, i could run starcraft 2 on high setting and play fine without much lag but after i restored my system and installed all the drivers from dell, starcraft two and company of heroes would stumble after about 10-15 min of play time. Company of heroes even crashes because the cpu or gpu gets so hot. I finally found a few tricks that help it a bit and that is to 1) lift up the vent location (the stock legs are too short for proper airflow) and 2) buy a cooling pad that not just blows air into the vent but also all over the bottom of the laptop. I use to tthink that cooling anywhere else besides the vent fan was useless till I notices that my palm rest and other locations gets super hot and having a good cooling pad to cool off all area of the laptop really helps.
-Had my M11x R2 for about 1 and 4 months now. Really wished i bought a different gaming laptop. :(.