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I own several M4700 and M4800 Precision workstations, each with the unbelievable fan noise issue. I went thru all of the "checklist" of fixes, especially: Uninstalled Dell Bluetooth drivers, and Disa... See more...
I own several M4700 and M4800 Precision workstations, each with the unbelievable fan noise issue. I went thru all of the "checklist" of fixes, especially: Uninstalled Dell Bluetooth drivers, and Disabled Windows Search. Still, the fan would come on whenever a new webpage was browsed or new work started, seemingly related to showing me a window. But, downloading "Throttlestop," unzipping, (including a detour to install the Visual 2013 C++ redistributables) clicking "Turn On" and clicking "Chipset Modulation" and clicking the arrow "down" one notch, to 87.5%, has solved MOST OF the problem. Peace and quiet for normal stuff involving Intel for graphics. For intensive graphics card use, the fan is still always on. Note the "fix" cost me 0.1 in the Windows RAM performance assessment. I believe the fan issue is ultra-transient temperature spikes triggering the fan's control even when the spike lasts a microsecond or so. 'Get bent', Dell and Intel, for not solving this yourselves in the BIOS.
I have purchased no fewer than 20 higher-end Dell laptops for my extended family over the last 10 years. I have 6 Precision M4700/4800s for my family's use in my homes. My oldest laptop is a Latitude... See more...
I have purchased no fewer than 20 higher-end Dell laptops for my extended family over the last 10 years. I have 6 Precision M4700/4800s for my family's use in my homes. My oldest laptop is a Latitude 6530, at the time I bought it the most expensive laptop Dell sold. But, it is having a serious and mystifying problem of overheating, and before discarding it I wanted to try an OS reinstall, as bad drivers can cause the behavior it is showing. But when I went to the OS Recovery tool, it refused to provide me a copy of the reinstall disks as the laptop was more than 5 years old and Dell would instead charge me for providing the copy. To think, the Dell programmers did extra work to add this "feature" into the tool, to not simply match Service Tags and download. For what reason, Michael Dell? You have triggered me. I was a great customer of yours, borderline evangelical.