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#1 Agglomerate

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 01:02 PM

Hey, I've recently noticed my new laptop running at around 40-50C, while I've heard from some that this is a normal temperature, I'd much rather have the peace of mind running at under 40, is there any way to increase the fan speed or such?



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:16 PM

Hi

 

You can use a cooling pad to reduce the temperature. Also make sure to run the laptop always from a flat surface.Check the below link for some nice cooling pads.

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Laptop-Cooling-Pads-/96915/i.html

 

http://mashable.com/2011/06/13/laptop-cooling/



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:29 PM

Laptop always runs on a desk, even though the vent is at the side. I was looking more to increase the internal fan speed, since the laptop is silent at times, and the fan has alot more to give than what it's doing. Thanks for the suggestion anyway.



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 08:55 PM

Anyone else?



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:58 PM

Hi

 

How old is your laptop ?. Accumulated dust inside the laptop and old thermal paste can contribute to it. Try disassembling and cleaning the laptop first. Refer the service manual of your model before disassembling.

 

You can give a try to Notebook Hardware Control or SpeedFAN

  

http://www.pbus-167.com/

 

http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

 

 

These Links are given only for informational purpose. Using of these tools to control laptop hardware is not recommended !


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:30 AM

The laptop was brand new in December. Dust removal is not a problem. In the energy management there is 'dust removal'. This also speeds up the fan shortly, is there a software I can use to force the fan to stay at that high speed? I don't want a cooling pad, I just want to force the fan to do some work.

 

EDIT: Speedfan has no options to speed fan up, and Notebook Hardware Control is 32 bit only. I'm running 64 Bit Win8 OS.


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 12:41 PM

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What is the make and model of your laptop ?. 



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 01:46 PM

Lenovo G580, But this is a vague description since there are alot of models of the same laptop, I'll post a screeny of 'Speccy' to show the exact model.

 

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 11:32 PM

Hi

 

SpeedFan requires some tweaking to show the fan controls. Watch the below tuts and check if it helps you.

 

 

 



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 11:42 PM

Redneck fix maybe?

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 01:49 PM

There is no way I'm cutting through the casing of a 6 month old laptop. It's just not happening.

 

EDIT: Advanced options to tweak the settings halted me in my tracks with speedfan guys..

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 02:26 PM

Hi

 

Looks like your BIOS didn't supports tweaking  :(  . There is another tool exists which specifically designed for Thinkpad series laptops. Thinkpad is also a product of Lenovo so this tool may work with your laptop.

 

http://staff-www.uni-marburg.de/~schmitzr/TPFanControl_ti_62.zip

 

http://www.staff.uni-marburg.de/~schmitzr/donate.html



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 02:36 PM

I am at a loss as to how to install this file, when I try to run, it says some DLL is missing. I also suspect that my BIOS doesn't support tweaking as it's running windows 8, meaning I can't manually boot into the BIOS myself.



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 10:14 PM

As you have read 40c (104F) isn't very hot for a laptop and the thermal limit of that processor is 100c. The Lenovo has smart fan controll installed in the bios and it can't be disabled (according to Lenovo). To get into the bios press F12 while booting and select the setup option.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 10:34 AM

There is no BIOS as I have already said, windows 8 uses UEFI Secure Boot. Look it up. It's a locked BIOS, I can't access it, atall.






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