Re: XPS m1530 gaming problems
Yes, they can heat up real fast. Download one of several free temperature measuring programs, such as i8kfangui, and watch the temps as you start running programs. Then blow out the dust as recommended previously and remeasure. Cooling pads do not really do much, especially if the ports are blocked by dust bunnies. Another problem is the heat transfer paste (or pads) that go between the CPU/GPU and the heat sinks. I have seen some very poorly applied materials, and so have others. If you are not afraid to go inside, replace the paste on whichever chip is overheating the worst. This may not be easy, as the M1530 uses the same cooler for both. The CPU uses paste (get Arctic Silver" and the GPU may use a pad.