after ~4 months of silently watching this forum im finally making my first post.
Im a proud owner of the M17x and beside some small issues im totally happy with the system, BUT the current heat wave is about to kill me and my notebook.
While the room temps are about 30°C, my laptop (running on top of a cooling pad) is idling at these temps (note: crossfire on, knowing the fan speed is inaccurate):
after stressig the cpu/gpu by gaming a random game for about 10 minutes the max values rose to:
now im knowing this beast can take a lot of heat but 90°C (!) is quite a lot imo, also the wsad kays reach temps of ~45°C , which is kinda " preventing the machines´ purpose" as gaming rig -i cant play like that for more then an hour ...
So any hint how to decrease the temps are welcome, i woulnt even mind if the fans get louder but so far i couldnt manage to find a solution with onbord tools-was even hard enough finding a working temp monitor for this laptop.
Thanks in advance
update: run the full diagnostig test whole day - returned err code 3700:011B -GPU Fan Speed incorrect
guess ill contact support hotline
Alienware M17x R2
1. 86F room temp is HOT. Turn your AC on. Get it down to about 76F.
2. Up the fan speed on your video cards to 100% using ATI Overdrive.
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how do I increase the fan speeds........this computer is turning out to be a nightmare........