Is my laptop over heating?

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  1. aditghai macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    My sister just bought a Refurb dell studio 1640. I was using it just to check it out, and I noticed the fan or the HDD was spinning continously. So, I download this s/w call HDD Life pro and it said the HDD was about to die.

    Well enough, I called DELL and they sent a new Hard Drive. I installed it, but the noise is still there. So, I thought it has to be the fan malfunctioning. So, to check the temperature, I dloaded this program called SpeedFan.

    Please check the picture. Do you think this is a normal operating temperature, or should I get a new heat sink for her laptop.

    BTW-I know this is a Mac Forum, but people over here are so much more helpful on Windows forums.

    Thanks in advance
     

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    Speedfan is essentially telling you you're overheating the processor (note the flame symbols on each of the temp locs). Your processor should normally run below 40 degrees C. A maximum is around 60 desgrees C. It should shutdown if you exceed the built-in temperature, so you shouldn't be able to fry the processor. Anyway, your fan is not working or you have a poor heat sink connection to the processor.
     
  3. aditghai thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply. This happened only when the computer was upgraded from Windows Vista 32 bit to Win 7 64 bit. Can going to 64 bit or Windows 7 be causing this problem?
     
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    Does it always run at around 50% CPU? That could explain the high temps also.
     
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    Well, it comes down to whether the Core 2 Duo is meant for 64 bit processing. IDK if it is. You could google it to see. If not, there's your problem, possibly.
     
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    Well
    it's a Core 2 Duo. P7350. How would I know if it will support 64 bit processing?
     
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    well i looked it up, and attached a screenshot. So, it must be the heatsink right?
     

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    Where's the screenshot that says it supports 64 bit?

    Edit: Your shot took awhile. Okay, then it must be the heatsink or the fan from what I can tell. Did you install it?
     
  10. aditghai thread starter macrumors regular

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    No-it came with the computer. I called DELL, and they asked me to upgrade the BIOS. Did that-did not help. So, now they are sending a technican to install the heatsink and a fan.

    Thank god for On-site support.

    Oh-And thank you for your help
     
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    Is the fan running, BTW?
     
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    Yes, the fan is running. I can feel it blowing hot air on the back of the computer(where the vent is)
     
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    Okay, well at least they're going to fix it for you. Good luck.
     
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