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Windows 7: My computer Overheating

12 May 2010   #11
madmansam

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

I am sure as in both temp reading in your snapshot the graphic is max .. probably an old driver will work better.


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12 May 2010   #12
DrNick

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I tried to download an XP one (I kinda see now how thqat wouldn't work =p) but I do not know how to get an older driver for Windows 7. Can you help me out? I know a driver website but I just want like an old one that will work with Win7. Thanks
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12 May 2010   #13
madmansam

win7 ultimate 32 , 64 ,XP
 
 

Any vista driver will do....
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13 May 2010   #14
DrNick

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Ok, I tried a vista download for my laptop here but it also said it was for windows 7 or something
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13 May 2010   #15
kucing13

 

thats a high number of temp for a graphic card
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13 May 2010   #16
DrNick

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Does that mean I need a better one?
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14 May 2010   #17
DrNick

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Also, whenever I try to download a Vista Driver for my laptop it just says I do not run on Vista and It can't install
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01 Dec 2010   #18
Ace Pilot Spaz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Same problem

I know this forum is a couple of months old, but I too am having the same problem. I have the exact same model Dell, with the exact same specs, and even the upgrade to Win 7. Im not sure what happens after you install Win 7, but this laptop overheats like crazy rendering the graphics card useless. Anytime you play a game or even watch a movie for too long the fps is almost 0. I have tried everything from old vista drivers to opening up the laptop and applying Artic Silver cooling agent to the cpu cooler and gpu cooler. I even updated the bios and installed any Dell drivers that would actually work (some of dells "urgent" drivers caused Windows to become corrupt and would have to do a system restore). This really sucks and was wondering if you found something that worked or just got rid of it or sold it or something. It's really a shame because when it was working it was a really nice laptop, and the warranty expired right when this problem starts to happen.
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26 Aug 2011   #19
keegreil

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Hi all, I know this is pretty old, I am having the exact same problem with the same computer. Did anyone find a solid solution to this? Other than going back to Vista which I really do not want to do...
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26 Aug 2011   #20
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Your best bet would be to contact Dell with regards to the drivers and see if it is still supported by Dell.
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