hi guys, i need some help here, my XPS m1530's 8600m gt has been a little wierd lately, i mean about its temperature, I bought this laptop last April, and yes I did some overclocking to: core clock: 550, shader clock: 1100, memory clock: 800, but I only used those configuration for about the first 3 weeks and at about the 4th week until now I didn't use overclocking because I wasn't really playing that hard with my 1530 and so thought that I don't really need overclocking....
so about its temperature, when I first got the laptop, the idle temp is about 54c and the max temp that I having(playing devil may cry 4 and grid with the overclocking) I only got at about 82c, and now (not anymore use overclocking since the 4th week of my laptop) I noticed just about two weeks ago, my gpu idle temp has been about 66c (wow! thats 12c up! without doing anything! and that is in its default clocks!) and now that I'm playing devil may cry 4 and grid....I'm getting a whopping 95c!!!! and i've heard that the damaging point of such mainstream gpu is at about 91c so now I'm scared whats going on in my laptop
so I thought about the turning the fan speed manually, and I already used rivatuner(v2.24), but it doesn't give me the screen where I am suppose to able to adjust my gpu fan, and so far I don't know any software to use on how to adjust the fan speed manually......does anyone know how can I set up the fan speed manually of my xps m1530? or any other suggestions or solutions for my problem will be appreciated.....
XPS M1530 - Tuxedo Black, Core 2 Duo T8300 (2.4 GHZ, 800 FSB, 3MB cache), 4 GB DDR2 667 MHZ RAM, 256 MB GDDR3 NVIDIA 8600M GT, 500 GB HDD (5,400 rpm), LED 1440x900, 9-cell Battery, Vista 64-bit Home Premium
Hi there, well unfortunately I have not tried to manually increase the fan speed which is normally incuded with the BIOS, but insted you can either try to add a good notebook cool pad or also since the bottom plastic for teh XPS m1530 is easy to open u can do that and try to blow the dust out from the fan and heat sink thatwill do the trick and also the bottom pannel itself has metal projections you will notice it if you open the pannel slightly bend them so the touch the heat sink copper pipe it helps to dispence heat better. it will get the temp down by atleast 4 C i too use riva to overclock... )
Try this it might be helpful i have done thi twice before..
System Model: XPS M1530 Vista Home Premium 32
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T8300 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Installed Memory: 4.00 GB
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