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Windows 7: Installing video driver for Intel 855 Centrino Chipset


12 Jul 2009   #81

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
randon shutdown

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dg8162 View Post
No.

"Windows 7
Evaluation copy. Build 7100".

Daniel
Well daniel I thought that was to easy but had to ask. I read the thread and didn't find you post about overheating could you give me a brief overview? I also have a dell and mine runs hot as well.

Ken


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12 Jul 2009   #82

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Well daniel I thought that was to easy but had to ask. I read the thread and didn't find you post about overheating could you give me a brief overview? I also have a dell and mine runs hot as well.

Ken
Sorry, my mistake. The comment was on another forum somewhere and I can't seem to find it. It was not particularly revelationary as I recall. One user reported the random power downs and another responded that it was likely overheating.

This got me thinking about the new power management features in Windows 7. I understand that Windows 7 does some stuff behind the scenes to optimise power usage, much more than previous Windows versions and I thought that perhaps this is somehow incompatible with the older Dell laptops.

It might be worth looking into disabling the new power features and seeing if the systems run cooler.
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12 Jul 2009   #83

Windows 7 x64 and x86
 
 

It's definitely overheat! When my 700m with windows 7 7127 power off, I was usually copying several Gigs of files from one place to the other place & watching rmvb or divx & using firefox... The vent on left hand side was extremely hot. What surprise me is that it never happened in XP...
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12 Jul 2009   #84

Win7
 
 

A search of Google for "windows 7 overheat" reveals a number of similar reports, overheating in Windows 7 but not in XP.

No obvious solutions found...yet.
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12 Jul 2009   #85

Windows 7
 
 

Try installling Dell Inspiron Inspiron/Latitude/Precision fan control (Not sure if it will work with Windows 7) And keep an eye on the temp. While you are at it see if the fans are set to low speeds eventhough they shouldnt be. If so set them on high. You can also underclock your pc if you wanted to.
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12 Jul 2009   #86

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
overheating?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dg8162 View Post
Sorry, my mistake. The comment was on another forum somewhere and I can't seem to find it. It was not particularly revelationary as I recall. One user reported the random power downs and another responded that it was likely overheating.

This got me thinking about the new power management features in Windows 7. I understand that Windows 7 does some stuff behind the scenes to optimise power usage, much more than previous Windows versions and I thought that perhaps this is somehow incompatible with the older Dell laptops.

It might be worth looking into disabling the new power features and seeing if the systems run cooler.
I have an insiron 1405 (old as the hills) and it ran hot enough to even cause some instability. it wasn't just on win 7, but on vista as well. Besides the obvious things I did download core temp to monitor the temp, and 18kfanto see if I could get it to run cooler (which it does). what power plan are you using i win 7? high perf, balanced or battery?

Ken
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13 Jul 2009   #87

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
I have an insiron 1405 (old as the hills) and it ran hot enough to even cause some instability. it wasn't just on win 7, but on vista as well. Besides the obvious things I did download core temp to monitor the temp, and 18kfanto see if I could get it to run cooler (which it does). what power plan are you using i win 7? high perf, balanced or battery?

Ken
I've tried both balanced and high performance with the same issue. I guess it could come down to the graphics card overheating due to hacked driver install. I wonder if anyone is having similar issues using the standard (default) video driver (the one that don't go above 1024x768).
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14 Jul 2009   #88

Win7
 
 

I think I may be back on track. I installed "Notebook Hardware Control" (at Notebook Hardware Control (NHC) - Homepage, Downloads, Help, Docu, FAQ, News - www.pbus-167.com) and decreased the CPU voltage so that my system runs about 10 degrees cooler (in celsius). So far today I have not had a crash and also just completed a burn-in test using Sandra.

Fingers crossed that this is a work around.

Please post here if anyone has success with this method.
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15 Jul 2009   #89

Windows 7 x64 and x86
 
 

So, both 3722 and 4656 driver worked for my 700m now, thanks to Arathranar with his solution to the 0x7E BSOD... Great!
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18 Jul 2009   #90

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dg8162 View Post
I think I may be back on track. I installed "Notebook Hardware Control" (at Notebook Hardware Control (NHC) - Homepage, Downloads, Help, Docu, FAQ, News - www.pbus-167.com) and decreased the CPU voltage so that my system runs about 10 degrees cooler (in celsius). So far today I have not had a crash and also just completed a burn-in test using Sandra.

Fingers crossed that this is a work around.

Please post here if anyone has success with this method.
I had this problem too, after installing the driver in Windows 7 (never had the problem in XP). I installed i8kfan and set the fan to run always, which seemed to help, but I'm going to try this now to see if I can set the fan back to automatic.
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