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#1 judyjht

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 05:22 PM

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 - 5 1/2 years old - that, I think, is running sort of hot. I have not cleaned it at all - just last week when I was changing the HDD (with the help of AustrAlien) I did notice that the vents on the bottom (top right corner of photo below) had a few "clumps" of dust so I removed all that but I am sure there is something else to be done. I usually use it on a small wooden table and have 2 rubber "feet" to prop it up on so the air can get under it. I do use it when sitting in bed but I always either have a newspaper or magazine under it so it is not just sitting on the blanket etc. I don't know how to monitor the CPU and internal temps. It seems to be the center section (center top in the photo - with the label on it) is the place it gets the hottest. I have not even opened that to see what it is yet - I think the "computer guy probably cleaned it a bit when he installed some extra memory (Sept 2008). Any thoughts??

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 10:34 PM

You can use a program like SpeedFan to monitor your temperatures.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 12:40 AM

You try put it on a solid surface so the fan doesn't blocked which causes the laptop to overheat.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 03:20 PM

You can use a program like SpeedFan to monitor your temperatures.


Problem is I wouldn't know what to do with the info I would receive. What SHOULD the temp be?? I am defragging at the moment so maybe I should try it.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 03:45 PM

Please take a screenshot of speeedfan.

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 03:47 PM

will do - after the defrag is done. TY

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:37 AM

Here is the screen shot.............never mind I cannot figure out how to attach it

HD0 - 41C
Temp1 - 49C

Is this what you were looking for?

Update - the HD0 went down to 34C. Here it the screen shot:

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Tell me what you need to know and I will do it. TY

Edited by Judith Peacock, 03 February 2011 - 02:42 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:17 AM

I was curious so I downloaded it to my Desktop and the HD0 is 26C and the Temp1 is 22C

There are a lot of other items listed on the desktop one - there are only 2 items listed on the right side of the laptop Speed Fan listed in Readings while there are 9 items list on the right side of the Speed Fan on the Desktop.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:34 AM

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:36 AM

That is what I did but it is so fuzzy!

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:48 AM

Take a screen shot and post it, those generally are clear enough to see.

With the image on the desktop that you wish to copy press the Print Screen button. Open MS Paint and click on Edit, click on Paste, click on File, choose Save as and give it a title and save. This image should be found in My Pictures.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 11:35 AM

Great - that is what I did and replaced the bad one with the screen shot - message #7 - thanks for the help.

Edited by Judith Peacock, 03 February 2011 - 11:36 AM.


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Posted 04 February 2011 - 03:32 AM

Judith's published Speccy snapshot for the Dell Inspiron 6000 ....
http://speccy.piriform.com/results/hXBudX4AINLKKiANry2lumX

Intel® Pentium® M Processor 715 (2M Cache, 1.50 GHz, 400 MHz FSB

TJUNCTION ........ 100°C

Source: http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=27581

This means that the maximum allowable temperature for the CPU is 100°C. When/If the CPU approaches that temperature (over-heats) it should switch the computer off to prevent damage to the CPU.

The "Temp1 - 49C" temp reported by SpeedFan in that case is surprisingly, very cool and very good.


Let's test out just how good the CPU cooling system really is.
  • Download Toast to your laptop's desktop.
  • With SpeenFan running, and you watching the CPU temperature readings, double-click on Toast to run it.
  • Watch and record the temperatures that you are seeing.
    If the CPU temperature starts to approach the maximum (say 85-90°C), then stop Toast, and let us know.
    If you can run Toast for 20 minutes without any sign of overheating, then there is no problem with the laptop's CPU cooling system.
Let us know what happens when you run Toast.

Edited by AustrAlien, 04 February 2011 - 08:43 PM.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 09:51 AM

Toast will not download!! I have tried about 6 different times.

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 02:51 PM

Please describe exactly what you are doing .... and what happens.

(I do not have a problem, so we need to work out what you are doing ... )
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