Posted 15 July 2010 - 01:03 PM
I have a Dell Vostro 1500 Laptop:
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5270 @ 1.40GHz
1.99Gb of Ram
Running on Windows XP Home Edition
The problem is that the laptop tends to get very hot, which I know laptops are bound to due, but i wanted to make sure I'm not
getting into the danger zone.
Also, I thought it may be related that sometimes my computer will make a beeping noise, sometimes just once, sometimes every few minutes.
I read somewhere that the beeping may be because my laptopis overheating.
I've left the laptop in some stupid places I know now that I shouldn't have, like left it on a pillow or had it on my legs at times,
and I thought perhaps the fan or heatsink may be clogged up from that.
I downloaded Speedfan to see what my temperature was. When I got the reading, it had just finished downloading the program and was quite hot.
Speedfan gave me these temperatures:
Temp1: About 39C
Core0: Hoverong around 52C
Core1: Also hovering around 50-52C
So I tried blowing some compressed air through the fan vent as I am unable to get directly to the fan without taking the whole keyboard and screen apart/off. Then I bought a Logitech Cooling Pad N100 (it was the only one my local BestBuy had that would fit my laptop. Other than that brand, the store had a smaller black belkin, not sure if that brand would work any better).
With the system idle my temperatures are:
When I was online with multiple tabs open, tried loading a video, and such
the HD and Temp stayed around the 30-39C marks but my Cores would go anywhere from 49-55C, even 60C at a few points.
I use this computing mostly for school papers, surfing the web, amd recording music.
For the music aspect I run a Line6 UX1 Toneport (which has a built in soundcard I believe) thru USB port
and into Cakewalk Music Creator.
When running my recording software/hardware setup and playing recordings, you know just actually recording and whatnot,
the cores get up near 60C
Some spec-sheet I saw online showed the max CPU/processor temperature as 95F, which I thought was incorrect or a typo.
Lastly, I may just not have been pushing my CPU very far the last few days but my fan doesn't seem to be kicking on,
or if it is on I can barely tell any air is coming out of the side/exhaust vents.
(And as a note, before I looked into the problem I do remember my fan would kick a LOT of hot air out.)
So I am wondering if:
1) my fan or heatsink may have a problem
2) these temperatures are okay/common for the type of laptop and processor I have
3) these are dangerous temperatures how I can cool it off or fix it
Any help/experience would be appreciated
Thank you for your time and help!