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Windows 7: I cannot find a right scheme to fit my needs

27 Mar 2011   #11

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

Win7 power management has some neat features that can be tweaked. For your current plan, click on "Change plan settings", click on "Change Advanced power settings" and in the window that opens scroll down to locate the following:

Minimum Processor State
System Cooling Policy
Maximum Processor State

The processor state is the CPU speed. So if E.g. you change max state to 75%, it'll run a fraction slower but also cooler and the battery life will be somewhat longer. Cooler means fan noise will be reduced.

Again, under "System Cooling policy", there are 2 options - active and passive. Active cranks up fan speed before throttling the processor to cool, passive is the reverse.

You can create different custom plans for the classroom/gaming/surfing etc., you'll need to experiment to determine the best settings. Speedfan may or may not detect your fans, you can also try out Notebook hardware control. There used to be a Toshiba fan control utility, look around for that too.

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31 Mar 2011   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

If I had a laptop that loud just two weeks old I would go back to where I bought it and see if they can help. IMHO any laptop needs a cooling pad.
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31 Mar 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium

Well, I'm not easy user. When I use laptop, I use most of its resources, meaning that CPU is usually 50% busy and RAM are 46% on "internet browsing" mode and close to 100% when gaming - about 89%

Note that I have laptop usually in my lap, BUT (and it's important point) - This is 17'' screen, so I can put left edge (where fan and most of heat is) slightly to the left, so it's overlapping my thigh. This means that bottom of laptop is in the air, there is space around it.

But I still think that when using on "internet mode", which means half of resources being used, temperatures of 50 degrees aren't bad, when room temperature is 20 degrees of Celsius. But when gaming, and by gaming I currently mean Crysis 2 (so very demanding game), increased temperatures are normal. It's not too hot to be touched, so it shouldn't be worry I think.

And by no means it's broken (or full of dust), it certainly doesn't need cleaning. Why ? Because when doing "nothing", it's very, very quiet. But when gaming, increased temperature forces fan to spin and so it's not that quiet. Bad thing would be if fan didn't work at all, that would be bad. Or if fan would work at all times. But as it is now, I'm satisfied.

Gaming = heat, no gaming = quiet, this formula still works.
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31 Mar 2011   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
If I had a laptop that loud just two weeks old I would go back to where I bought it and see if they can help. IMHO any laptop needs a cooling pad.
Sorry for confusing you, I probably chosen wrong word. You know, I can speak English quite well, but sometimes error happens.

Loud as in I can speak with my girl on the other side of the room (7 meters away) in normal voice and still hear her over fan noise.

It doesn't matter in this case how old this laptop is. It's spinning only when working on MAX specs. I've played GTA IV, I've played Garry's Mode (trying to have hundreds of objects at once), I'm playing Crysis 2 and also Metro 2033.

This is why the noise.

By noise I mean that I can hear fan spinning, not that it's out of synchronization, that it's spinning badly. You know - I used to have Asus EEE (1GB RAM, 1Ghz CPU) and there was problem with extremely noisy fan when spinning. At first it was fine, but after few seconds, there was noise as when something mechanical is beating there in high speed. Like chainsaw.

This is not the case.
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31 Mar 2011   #15

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

You are a naughty fella, playing games when the class is on,are you not?LOL! Just kidding!In a 20 degrees room, a 50 degrees temp of the cpu is ummm,a bit on the higher side! I too would agree that any issues with the fan be considered, since you are still in the warranty period, but before that why not buy a cooling pad and check out the temperatures?I agree with the post that says"imho ,a cooling pad is essential for every laptop"!

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