#Windows XP SP2
#AVG Free Edition
#ZA 7.0.302 Free
#IE6 *only* for Windows Updates
I'm a little concerned again about the temperature of my laptop, as it *seems* hotter to me lately (but maybe I just never noticed). I've been using it all day today with Firefox, Word, Excel, and OE, and here are the readings from the newest version of SIW 1.69:
CPU Core 0 48 ºC (118 ºF)
ST9100825A 50 ºC (122 ºF)
And my laptop feels hot under my left hand (which is where, I'm guessing, the hard drive is?).
I'm also noticing a fan kicking on full-blast every five minutes or so at idle (for about 30 seconds to a minute) and more often if I'm doing stuff on Firefox (especially with multiple tabs open). It doesn't happen when I first start my laptop, but once I start "doing stuff", the fan will kick in, and the longer I'm on, the more often it will run. (Obviously, this makes sense to a degree... but I'm looking beyond just the norm... But maybe it's just a certain temperature that sets it off...?)
Sometimes it'll run for like 30 seconds or even a minute. Usually I have to do some kind of activity for it to start up, but on occasion it'll just run too... like just now, it just turned on again and stayed on for 45 seconds or so... but, then again, I guess there's stuff "running" in the various browser windows, like ads, etc. But even with *just* two Excel files open and nothing else, it will do this. And with me just typing in this window, and not doing anything else, it just turned on again for another 30-45 seconds...
(My power settings are for portable/laptop -- I used to have a fan frequency issue, but realized I had switched the setting to desktop by accident... That is not the case here...)
1. I'm told those temperatures are normal for a laptop. So is it normal for it laptop to feel so hot under my left hand?
2. My laptop would have two fans, right? How can I tell if they're both running/working properly?
3. I also noticed that when I inserted my memory stick into the USB port *while the fan was running*, the computer did not give me the message that it recognized it. I pulled it out and put it back in when the fan stopped, and it played the sound like normal. Does this imply that my computer is "too busy" while the fan is running to recognize the memory stick? And if so, what's it doing? UPDATE: I just tried it again when the fan was running, and it recognized it fine, so maybe this was just a glitch...?
4. Okay, this is weird. I've noticed this a few times now... After my computer's been on all day, where my forearms rest against the front edge of the laptop when I type (which is where the speakers meet the top, where my palms would rest), I can feel a "shock" sensation sometimes. I just tested it and kept my arm on that spot, and it actually started to hurt after about ten seconds! Wha--?! But it's not doing it now... Any idea what that could be...?
Any help/opinions/advice is appreciated! Hope everyone's having a fun 4th! Thanks!
Edited by jgweed, 14 July 2007 - 11:12 AM.