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Dell Inspiron 5100 Laptop Overheating.

BTW, don't get too impresssed by or afraid of the heat readings you get with fangui; they change with the BIOS version, and I have no idea which BIOS, if any, No clue how it got there. but instead shuting down by itself , it freezes in about 5 minutes after I put it on. Tagged with: Computers Dell Inspiron notebook overheating Tweet Share Your Thoughts ( Comments Already) Older Comments (472) Dan & Sherree & Patrick currently uses Facebook for comments. useful reference

So if you really want to clean radiator and change thermal compound - read first this: http://docs.us.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins5100/sm/index.htm http://www.arcticsilver.com/ceramique_instructions.htm ps: Use only the best thermal compounds and apply them properly!!! (arctic silver Thanks Ed | January 1, 2006 8:47 PM What software are you all using to monitor temps...just the Inspiron 8x00 fan control, or other?? This will most likely be the last Dell I will ever buy. No polka dots?

There is a really easy solution if you loose video after reseating the CPU. Any suggestions? If you update your BIOS the fan may turn on (and Off) at another temperature than before - so be patient.

The trick is to make sure to blow the canned air into the back vent. currently runnig the a22. Consider making a donation to support this site. There may be some other issues besides a bad mother board.

The previous owner had tried re-installing XP to fix the NIC (it was a hardware problem, so OS reinstall won't fix it, duh!) and the machine was in a state of Cleaning the heatsink and applying fresh thermal paste. Using gkrellm, i notice that the cpu temperature rises to 59C and hovers there if the PC is idle.

Also, I'm pretty sure that there really isnt anything they could do to fix the motherboard, if something went wrong, I would assume its going to be like that.

I am running a 3.06GHZ CPU in my inspiron 5100 with no problem at all. problem is there is dust caked on your heat sink, thus not letting it dissipate the heat. you should blow out your vents every 2-3 weeks minimum for best results. While troubleshooting my own problems, I had my Inspiron taken apart to where no two parts were still assembled, and I can tell you that on the 1100 and 5100, the

to do that you need to remove the kb. weblink Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. back together and so far so good, also threw away fan filter. And its not covered unedr warranty so i don't even wanna know how much dell would charge for jsut the mobo itself.

Sharon Kent | May 28, 2005 12:27 PM I just found and applied your fix for the overheating issue and downloaded the fan monitoring program. http://windowsrefund.org/dell-inspiron/dell-inspiron-5100-parts-upgrade.php By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. I had a lot of problems with this before I saw the website. DELL Inspiron 5160 How to take apart the case and replace a dead heat sink / fan (cooling unit).

The gameplay is now so bad that I went to ATI and Intel to ask them what the problem with my drivers were. FYI: you can buy bases that will go under you laptop that has fans on them to keep your computer cooller. I also forgot to give credit to sherree for creating this website. this page I repeated process several times and swapped the ram modules based on your suggestion, but no luck now.

Does it sound like I need to goes through this prcedure...and will this work the same for 5150's? I disabled the on-board NIC in the BIOS. What should the voltage be at the power socket?

I have been looking for a while for instructions.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Contact Us - Advertising Info - Rules - LQ Merchandise - Donations - Contributing Member - LQ Sitemap - Main Menu Linux Forum Android Forum Chrome OS Forum Search LQ The linke posted above by RedHerring is indeed a "red herring," in this case since Dell appears to have removed this page. Thank you again.

The temperature now of the CPU is about 45C with a completely stopped FAN. Thanks again I was worried I was going to have a boat ancor on my hands. i think it can be cut and resoldered. Get More Info Remember also to get the most up to date BIOS.

This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind). The diagnostic does not even detect that the fan is spinning. Visit the following links: Site Howto | Site FAQ | Sitemap | Register Now If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. Since the PCMCIA cage is a major air intake and gets significant air flow when the fan is running, this effectively cools the southbridge to a comfortable temperature even under full

But the computer didn�t turn off. Dan | December 10, 2005 6:16 PM When i first reassembled my computer i didn't realize but when i tightened the heatsink screws the cpu didn't fully lower into place. I've re-installed XP with the on-board NIC disabled, so it doesn't even know that NIC exists, nor is the driver installed or is it showing up in the hardware manager. I've got the socket re-soldered to the mb (through some small wires), but I still can't get my battery to charge or laptop to power on.

I've read it all and feel inspired but afraid. You have done a great service! pinkfloyd 2005 | August 16, 2005 2:41 PM Just to let everyone know...

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