Message Edited by Ktatro on 06-19-200607:54 PM
I noticed my e1705 was getting so hot that I could feel the heat through the desk on my knees. Especially when playing intensive games. I came up with a cheap solution to keep it cool.
First, download and install the fan control program: http://www.diefer.de/i8kfan/
Then I found some plastic wire nuts that fit snugly over the existing rubber feet (yes yellow looks stupid, ill change them for black later) which raised the computer abount an inch off the desk.
Then I went out to my local Lowe's hardware store and bought this fan: http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=9133-39646-4904&lpage=none and placed it behind the computer pointed downward to blow underneath.
Message Edited by njdevil on 07-04-200612:35 AM
Wow! You are awarded the Inspector Gadget of the year award and may be in the lead role for the new McGuyver series. I see you take cooling seriously and I bet you are an engineer type. Seriously, looks like it works great.
PS-I'm curious, how loud is this fan??
Message Edited by Maverick3277 on 07-03-200611:28 PM
on the low setting, the fan is no louder than the built in fans on the laptop. on high... sounds more like one of the older case fans from a desktop. its got a paddle wheel design, so much quieter than a 3 blade desk fan I suppose.
Running the SETI program on 2 processes through the dual core (100% constant cpu usage), using the fan on high lowered the cpu temp, dimm temp, and chipset temp 3 degrees celcius in the same room temp. Although with the fan gui program, I'm not sure off the actual offset. It reads my processor idle at 27 degrees (or about 73 F) in a 76 degree room. Can't be colder that the room temp with the computer on. can it? LOL
If there is another more official temp diagnostic program for this model, pleae someone tell me where to find it. thanks!
Message Edited by njdevil on 07-04-200601:00 AM