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Old 03-03-2008, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Dell 600m that is constantly overheating when running demanding programs like 3D games etc. I need some steps to trying to cool it down. Thnx.
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Make sure that none of the vents are blocked by dust or anything.

Something like this might help:
Newegg.com - ZALMAN Ultra Quiet Notebook Cooler Model ZM-NC1000 Black - Retail
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I will.. since Dell 600ms always overheat due to an engineering flaw.. will using SpeedFan to set the fans to max work at all?
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I wouldn't trust Speedfan. They're known for being inaccurate and reporting bogus readings.
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This should fix you right up. I leave my fans running at high speed all the time. You'll just have to blow the dirt out of the heatsinks more often.

Dell Inspiron Inspiron/Latitude/Precision fan control
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This should fix you right up. I leave my fans running at high speed all the time. You'll just have to blow the dirt out of the heatsinks more often.

Dell Inspiron Inspiron/Latitude/Precision fan control
Is it similar to SpeedFan BTW?
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I wouldn't trust Speedfan. They're known for being inaccurate and reporting bogus readings.
thnx.. why the F*** would they giv me bogus readings tho.. :[
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Speedfan is just like that. Not a very good monitoring program in my opinion.
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Is it similar to SpeedFan BTW?
I guess it must be better since it works flawlessly on my two different Dell models.
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Speedfan is just like that. Not a very good monitoring program in my opinion.
What would suggest as a lightweight temp monitoring program then?
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