Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly
Well done vovven, If it's successfully reflowed it should last , My XPS 1710 suffered the same problem a couple of years or so ago ,So I baked the card and its still going strong
One thing I would advise is running a fan control software to make the fans work harder I personnaly use I8kfanGui Dell Inspiron Inspiron/Latitude/Precision fan control
but if you do a search for free fan controllers you will find something to your tastes
I8kfanGui failed to install fano driver
i think it was called, maybe it doesn't work with Vostro.
I found fanspeed (SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer
First it didn't find any fan it was just showing the temp sensors.
But then i found in configure and options tab a check box has the option "Enable DELL support (use this only for notebooks)" i restarted the program and now it finds the fan.
When you play the game "Left 4 Dead 2" after a while the laptop is getting quite warm and i get a huge fps drop :/
I hope this tool will help to keep the fan speed up so the laptop stays cooler