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Old 01-25-2013, 06:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to make the fans go full blast all the time?

I have a Dell Inspiron 5520 laptop. It has a problem with getting hot and overheating any time I play a game on it. So I've been trying to figure out a way to get the fans to run full blast, all the time. I looked in the BIOS but can't find a way to do it unless I missed something. Any ideas?
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The laptop's motherboard should have a temp sensor to tell the fan when to increase speed and provide more cooling.
You might need a third party software to show you your temps while running.
HWMonitor - CNET Download.com
this is the free version, it has some limits but should give you the system temps.
Have you cleaned out the fan and heatsink on it?

A software called SpeedFan might let you control your fan too
Download SpeedFan - Access temperature sensor in your computer
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: How to make the fans go full blast all the time?

Also, depending upon the age of the computer, warranty status and your abilities, you may want to consider opening up the laptop to see if the fans are clogged (if they are clean them) and working efficiently.

User manual with instructions for opening the case.
http://files.sotmarket.ru/instr/note...520_9124_1.pdf

If you do not feel comfortable opening your case do not do it.
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Alright cool, thanks guys, I downloaded speed fan, and am figuring that out. And I'm going to open up the laptop and see if there's dust in there.
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