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Dell Core Overheating

by StijnVer1990 / March 12, 2013 7:59 PM PDT

Hi all
I have a dell studio 1747 and having a hard problem. My gpu and cores are running extremely hot. When not doing anything gpu runs at +-61°C and my cores at 73°C.

When playing a game this runs up fast to 90°C and more and then my laptop shuts off.

I have tried a lot. I have the latest drivers installed, blew out air with a gas duster and put my maximum processor usage on 95% so turbo boost won't turn off. Nothing helps...would very much appreciate if anyone could help me out.

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Re: laptop overheating
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 12, 2013 8:14 PM PDT
In reply to: Dell Core Overheating makes me think this is more a multimedia laptop than a gaming laptop.

Unless one of the fans is defective, there's nothing you can do about it. I'm afraid even a Dell tech can't do anything about it (except replace that broken fan and re-apply heat paste), but you should consult their Customer Service about that.
If it's still in warranty, it could well be that returning it (if they can't fix it) is the best option.

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Your'e Gaming !
by itsdigger / March 12, 2013 8:16 PM PDT
In reply to: Dell Core Overheating

on a laptop! That equals HOT. .. How old is the computer ? You may need to take it apart and give it a proper cleaning and new thermal paste.

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Re: laptop overheating
by StijnVer1990 / March 12, 2013 10:17 PM PDT
In reply to: Your'e Gaming !

Its just a bit older then 2 years so out of warranty...gave it a proper cleaning already but didnt try the thermal paste. Still aside from gaming, 70+°C when just facebooking is waaaay too much...

I also heard that it may be an adapter problem? Because the laptop has an i7 processor and some say the 9v adapters aren't good with that, that I need a 12v. Can someone verify this?

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Let's make a few assumptions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2013 1:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: laptop overheating

1. You are using Dell adapters they supply for this model.

2. It's 2 years old so it's a safe bet the heat sinks and vents are not that clean. Also, the heat sink compound could be dry or the heat sink is not where it belongs.

There is a trick I use to drop the CPU temp on i7 laptops. We use Windows to limit the number of cores. Start with 6 and see if that helps.

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