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Old 3rd July 2008, 01:53   #1081
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Thanx for all your suggestions people! I'm gonna be checking out Nehru place for acer this weekend.
Keep us posted when you buy one and pictures will be good too. Ask them for a demo and see if you can go online and see how it performs on multiple applications and multiple websites at the same time. Should give you a better idea about its performance atleast a fair idea about how it would fair when you use it on daily basis.
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> Hey Bro, try flashing the BIOS it should fix the issue.

Any pointers as to how go about the BIOS flashing part?

Thanks in advance!
Generally over heating is caused due to the air vents getting blocked by dust. Also it depends on where you use the notebook on. If you are using on the table then it should not get heated up, but when you use in on your lap top there are more chances of notebook getting heated up.

Flashing BIOS is done by downloading the BIOS from the computer manufacturers support site and installing it, by doing this most of the time over heating issue is fixed.

If your computer has some high end graphic card and if you are using some advanced programs, there are possibilities of overheating. Also some when you connect the AC adapter to the notebook when you are working and if it’s kept on the lap then you can feel more heat.

Swiftron.. can add some points if I have missed any.

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Old 3rd July 2008, 04:36   #1083
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Generally over heating is caused due to the air vents getting blocked by dust. Also it depends on where you use the notebook on. If you are using on the table then it should not get heated up, but when you use in on your lap top there are more chances of notebook getting heated up.

Flashing BIOS is done by downloading the BIOS from the computer manufacturers support site and installing it, by doing this most of the time over heating issue is fixed.

If your computer has some high end graphic card and if you are using some advanced programs, there are possibilities of overheating. Also some when you connect the AC adapter to the notebook when you are working and if itís kept on the lap then you can feel more heat.

Swiftron.. can add some points if I have missed any.
I guess you have summed it all up vinay. There was an instance when a guy found that his laptop was heating up a lot and when an onsite tech went over to inspect he found a lot of dog hair clogging the heatsink and fan assembly. Cleaning up the air vents regularly should help, but be aware not to use vaccum cleaners since they induce static on the computer. Its better to use a can of compressed air.
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Old 3rd July 2008, 12:49   #1084
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Generally over heating is caused due to the air vents getting blocked by dust. Also it depends on where you use the notebook on. If you are using on the table then it should not get heated up, but when you use in on your lap top there are more chances of notebook getting heated up.

Flashing BIOS is done by downloading the BIOS from the computer manufacturers support site and installing it, by doing this most of the time over heating issue is fixed.
My 4 year old Compaq laptop heats up a lot. It does not matter whether I keep it on the table or on my lap. In fact the fan makes a lot of whirring sound on continuous running or if I open multiple applications at one time. The RAM is 512 MB but the laptop seems a lot slower. What could be the reason for overheating?

Should I increase the RAM or get the fan checked/cleaned?
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My 4 year old Compaq laptop heats up a lot. It does not matter whether I keep it on the table or on my lap. In fact the fan makes a lot of whirring sound on continuous running or if I open multiple applications at one time. The RAM is 512 MB but the laptop seems a lot slower. What could be the reason for overheating?

Should I increase the RAM or get the fan checked/cleaned?
Is the laptop under warranty? If so then i would definitely tell them to replace the heatsink and the fan assembly. If it is not under warranty take it a local tech shop whom you know can handle the system well and ask him to clean up the insides for you, that should take care of it. You can use a laptop cooler. There are 3rd party applications which lets you take control of the system fan and you can have the fan run oh higher speeds to keep the system cool.

I would suggest a RAM upgrade, atleast 1GB is a must with the kind of applications that we use these days. More over it wouldnt cost much either. And RAM would not cause any sort of heat related issues.
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Just now ordered for Dell XPS M1530 Laptop. The configuration is:
- Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T7250 2.0GHz, 2MB Cache, 800 MHz FSB
- Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium 32 bit SP1 Edition (English)
- 15.4" Widescreen WXGA+ (1440x900) TFT Display with TrueLife(TM)
- Midnight Blue LCD display with Integrated 2.0 mega pixel web cam
- 4GB ( 2 X 2048MB ) 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
- 200GB SATA 7200RPM Performance Hard Drive
- Hard Drive Partition, Primary Size 60GB in C Drive, Remainder in D Drive
- Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Combination Drive with dual layer write capabilities
- 256MB NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 8600M GT
- Palmrest with Fingerprint Reader
- Intel(R) 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini-Card
- Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy ADVANCED HD Audio Software
- Dell(TM) Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module
- 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
- 90W AC Adapter
- 1 Year Priority PC User 24x7 Support (Round-The-Clock Technical Assistance)
- 1-year XPS Premier Service with 1-year CompleteCover
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- External USB modem (WW)
- RJ-11 Modem cable (AP)

Total cost: 73,051.94 INR
Discount (VAT knocked off): 2,809.69 INR

Final price: 70,242.25 INR

Expected time of delivery - 10 days.

Seems like the Dell Employee purchase scheme has been stopped since day before yesterday.

Had initially thought of the T5250 processor (2GHz with 2MB memory & 667Mhz FSB) but then a in-house geek told me that is the old model and take atleast the T7000 (800MHz FSB) series. The best would have been the T9000 series, but $$$!!!

But then I guess the 4GB RAM and the 7200rpm hard disk should help me with the performance.
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@ Happywheels

Thats one hell of a system you have ordered.
May I know what kind of applications you plan to run on the system.

Cheers and Congratulations
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hey guys i'm an animator
what laptop what wud u suggest for me ?
money is no issue
i mostly work on MAYA and MAx and couple of editing softwares

currently i've got a HP Laptop Special Designer edition
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hey guys i'm an animator
what laptop what wud u suggest for me ?
money is no issue
i mostly work on MAYA and MAx and couple of editing softwares

currently i've got a HP Laptop Special Designer edition

You will need a good GPU, atleast a 256MB (DDR3) nVIDIA 8600m GT that comes on a Dell XPS 1530

Also get a higher resolution screen (1680 x 1050) and a faster hard drive (200GB 7200RPM or 320GB 5400RPM)
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@ Happywheels

Thats one hell of a system you have ordered.
May I know what kind of applications you plan to run on the system.

Cheers and Congratulations
I also have a year old 'newly' packed Vista Ultimate sitting at home waiting to be used!

And also an ERP!
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I had given this link in another thread, but it has a lot of laptop deals, esp from Dell - although in $$$ - Dell Coupons, HP Coupon Codes, Dell Coupon, Deals, Bargains, Freebies - Cheap Stingy Bargains !!!
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I also have a year old 'newly' packed Vista Ultimate sitting at home waiting to be used!

And also an ERP!
I know what you go through
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hey guys i'm an animator
what laptop what wud u suggest for me ?
money is no issue
i mostly work on MAYA and MAx and couple of editing softwares

currently i've got a HP Laptop Special Designer edition
These are some pretty high-end laptops that you can get. The Malibal series is probably for serious gamers. But since you would be using it for Maya and 3DMAX, i would say get the best GPU for faster rendering. Check this out, might give you some idea about the components that you might want.
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Hi Swiftron & Vinay

Thanks for the suggestions.

> Generally over heating is caused due to the air vents getting blocked by
> dust. Also it depends on where you use the notebook on. If you are using > on the table then it should not get heated up, but when you use in on
> your lap top there are more chances of notebook getting heated up.

It has never ever been used on the lap or bed. Cleaning the air vents did not have much difference. The machine without any active program (other than the usual antivrus etc) shows a temperature between 65 and 70 degree C where as the HDD is around 40 degree C. Though Windows based programs push the first temperature up, the moment our DOS inventory program starts it goes to 82 - 85 and any report generating work takes it to the nineties. Any other Windows program when started shoots up the temperature to even shutting down point. As sson as the DOS program is closed the temperature comes to the first psoition in seconds. The fan audibly starts when the temp is about 90 degree C.

> Flashing BIOS is done by downloading the BIOS from the computer

I will try that!

> If your computer has some high end graphic card and if you are using some

No graphics card. It is a basic Celeron with 256 MB RAM.

It runs programs to browse the Internet, Office 97, Tally 9 and the above sid DOS inventory program of ours.

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hey guys i'm an animator
what laptop what wud u suggest for me ?
money is no issue
i mostly work on MAYA and MAx and couple of editing softwares

currently i've got a HP Laptop Special Designer edition

I would suggest you a MAC or a Alienware notebook, most of the animators whom I know they prefer working on a Apple computers.

You can even try what buddy swiftron suggested.
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