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Windows 7: Refurbisher who actually restores to excellent working condition

11 Oct 2015   #31

Windows 7

margrave, had you taken the time to read my posts, you would have seen that one unit I purchased was BRAND NEW, and it was defective! As for the two defective refurbs, how would I or anyone know they were defective unless we used them! Use some common sense and we can do without your snide comments which bring nothing to the conversation!

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11 Oct 2015   #32

Windows 7

Attached is a screen shot of the system settings. Jane

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Here I am.

It would be very helpful to have the system specs filled in.

Use this tutorial by Brink.

System Info - See Your System Specs

You have got so many post on all the laptop/desktop you have used, we need to know exactly what troubled computer we are dealing with.

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11 Oct 2015   #33
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Please read the tutorial again. We need the specs installed in the My System Specs in the lower left corner of your post.
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11 Oct 2015   #34

Windows 7

Layback Bear, Thanks for your input, but being that I've only had it for about a week, I'm not willing to invest any money into a refurb that I just bought.

Even though I purchased a brand new Lenovo M53 which also proved to be defective (see my earlier post), at this point, I think I will move away from Lenovo altogether, and purchase something else, brand new. But I do have to say that for the time being, other than the burning smell which is noticeable after about 3 hours of use, this Lenovo 58 is running, in all other aspects, like a new pc.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Tcase is 74.1C on the chip
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E7400
The old Intel cpu's would be considered normal 3 to 4 degrees difference between cores.
In my experience the older Intel chips always read about 8 to 10 deg hotter at idle with programs compared to Bios.
I lapped my i7960 and it's water block and did get the temps a couple degrees closer to each other. It really didn't mean much except a lot of work.

**My concern is the smell Janesdf is getting.**

It would be nice to know what the temps are at 75% to 100 % load on the system. Remember under that kind of load the temps must be watched very closely. They can clime very fast it the cooling isn't proper.

This old of system if it hasn't been done I would recommend doing a cleanup of everything and the cpu and cooling block and fan and installing new compound.
Of course a after market cooler would be better but I don't know if one could find one that would fit.

The smell can be normal temps but the garbage that a old system can gather could make a smell at normal temps.
Remember 42C is 107F and dust and crud can make a smell at those temps.

It would also be nice to see the video card temps.
That can be done with real temps under Settings.

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11 Oct 2015   #35

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Yep real temp was just something to monitor the readings being this has a limited return policy and I believe opposed to the other ones this one has a exchange only term I believe

System info will help you fill in the info in your system spec's page just go to each section and get the info from it and add it to the spec's page

Also add which security you are using which I would recommend Panda free so I'm not sure what came on it as a free trail...?

The smell is most concerning
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11 Oct 2015   #36

Windows 7

System specs attached using command prompt, system info. Will respond later this evening. Too beautiful a day to stay inside. MS Security Essentials is the AV I am using. I run it daily.

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11 Oct 2015   #37

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

No need to run it daily
I would however install Malwarebytes free.
And no need to run it daily either just once a week.
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13 Oct 2015   #38

Windows 7

This below are two responses I received from the seller in regard to the burning smell.

"Most of the time any burning smell is from dust build up on the video adapter or power supply. The smell itself is not indicative of any problems, just something that's happening. Streaming video and simple games can put a lot of stress on the older generation built in graphics adapters, especially HD video."

"They should be fine for doing what you described for well beyond the 8 hour periods. Let me know if there are any functional issues, but the heat/smell should not affect that though."

Last night, after about 3-4 hours of use, no burning smell and after three hours of use this morning, no smell, so far.

Thrash, I'm following your suggestion to install Malwarebytes and run it weekly, instead of daily. Thanks again for all of your help and the help of members who responded.

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13 Oct 2015   #39

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Makes me think he didn't really clean it out before selling it if he's talking about dust.... in there :/
Monitor the temperatures and of course smell

Next time he says something about heat/ stress give him the real temp readings
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