While gaming, playing a video or surfing the Internet your system may start to perform abnormally. For example, slow or lagging performance, freezing, blue screens or it feels like its overheating. When one of these symptoms happens, you may also notice some fan noise.
In these situations, the system is working as designed and this is due to high usage. To resolve these issues, we recommend that you download the latest BIOS from the Dell Support site (Links below for each model).
After updating your BIOS, we recommend that you install the Dell Power Manager (DPM) application. The new Dell Power Manager features allow you to access the Thermal Management option to adjust thermal settings based on your requirements (Figure 1).
Figure 1 - Dell Power Manager, Thermal Management View.
The following YouTube Video: Dell Power Manager Key Features has information about how to use the Dell Power Manager:
YouTube Video: Dell Power Manager Key Features (Official Dell Tech Support) (1:43 - English)
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Article ID: SLN314123Last Date Modified: 08/19/2020 03:55 AM