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Windows 7: My friends computer

24 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
My friends computer

She has an older dell about 5 years and it gets extremely hot and the fans get really loud on it like its getting super hot or something
i have vacummed it out and removed all the dust but it didn't help anything i can check to tell why its doing this?
its running windows 7 if that matters

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24 Aug 2010   #2

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1, Archlinux x86_64. Elementary Luna

Hello Welcome to the forums.

5 years you say? with windows 7? i'm going to take a guess and say it's the hardware...what's your friends system specs.
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24 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Probably the fans dying, or its still just overheating.

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24 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yeah i figure its the fans im gonna replace them friday i figured it might be something else besides the fans though, not sure on the specs its a dell and i am the one who installed windows 7 on it, not sure of the specs but it runs windows 7 great as well as aero effects
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25 Aug 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP


Install Speedfan to get variable fan speed if available. You can then monitor the actual temps to see if they exceed the maximum for the mobo - google to find the max temp list.

If it is a tower then consider adding a case fan. If a laptop, elevate the rear by about an inch at all times or buy a cooling pad.
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25 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

thanks i will try the speedfan thing much apperciated
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25 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

What temps are you getting on the cpu: Core Temp

Are the fans in the case running loud or is it the power supple fan making noise or perhaps the fan on the cpu itself. Is there a separate GPU with fans.

I really doubt that the fact it is running Win7 is the issue. I have never seen any difference between XP and Win7 on any of my machines, if anything Win7 is less of a hog on my system resources.
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25 Aug 2010   #8

Win7 Ult. 32bit

Many of the older Dell laptops (similar to the 5160 model, anyway, for which there was a class action settlement) have heat problems. Vacuuming is not as good as taking the panel under the keyboard off and using compressed air - but don't use over 50# or you can do damage. In the case of the 5160, Dell realized it had a problem and put out a reactive fan control update. They also muted the CPU's heat reporting ability so the user can't see what's going on. This is a serious issue because that heat can do a lot of damage.
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25 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Its a dell so get i8kfangui. Thats a graphical Windows application to show the internal temperatures and to control the fan operation on the Dell Inspiron/Latitude/Precision notebook series.

Dell Inspiron Inspiron/Latitude/Precision fan control
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