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Dell Inspiron 530 extreme fan noise and temps. Changing processor state reduces it :S

Q: Dell Inspiron 530 extreme fan noise and temps. Changing processor state reduces it :S

I m a little confused about what s going on with my PC Basically recently processor Changing extreme it :S Dell noise temps. state Inspiron 530 and fan reduces my Dell Inspiron Vista Home has been extremely noisy When I m just on the desktop there is almost no noise the fans are silent However when I play almost any game visit a site such as google maps open Microsoft Outbox or almost any other program that is a little bit tough on the system resources the fan noise increases from silent to the noisiest it could possibly be in a matter of seconds It almost seems like it s all or nothing with the fan noise it either makes no noise at all or makes a horrendous noise Dell Inspiron 530 extreme fan noise and temps. Changing processor state reduces it :S when I run just about any program All these programs never before caused Dell Inspiron 530 extreme fan noise and temps. Changing processor state reduces it :S the fan to make such a loud noise I decided to use SpeedFan to try and work out the problem There are some unusual things I have observed When I open a simple java browser game Runescape in this case the Temp reaches C This is simply on the start screen not playing the game at all However this is what really confuses me and I m sure you can make sense of it When I go to the quot Power Options quot in Control Panel click quot Change plan settings quot and go to the quot Processor power management quot section it gives me the option to change the quot Maximum processor state quot This was previously at so I changed it to and changed the quot Mininum processor state quot to Magically the sound dissappeared The Runescape start screen gave me very little fan noise and there was no noticable difference to the performance of the game If anything it ran smoother Even though Vista told me my performance should now be reduced And whats more Speedfan tells me the Temp is at a mere C So changing these settings caused a reduction of C and gave me almost silent fans from deafening ones What is going on S So I now don t have the crazy fan noise but I don t understand why I had to change the processor state options to reduce it I ve had this PC for years with it on for both min and max processor state and it has previously been fine no excessive noise This is a good temporary fix but I m worried there may be something wrong with my processor like it is reading the temperatures wrong or for some reason just pushing the fan to go fast unnecessarily Also I don t even understand what I have changed and is it safe to run the PC on these lowered settings The control panel tells me that from reducing the processor state I should now have reduced performance but I don t see any Or is this just because I am not running the really intense programs that require the full processor I d really appreciate any advice help as I m just really confused right now and not sure if I should replace the fan power source or if it s something more serious like with the processor Thanks nbsp

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A: Dell Inspiron 530 extreme fan noise and temps. Changing processor state reduces it :S

quick question have you tried opening up your pc and looking inside the fan and cleaning it out? that can sometimes be a cause of nosiy fans try using a vacumme cleaner and cleaning out the fan if that doesnt help then im not to sure what is wrong with it
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CPU manufacturer: Intel
Current CPU speed: 866 MHz
External clock: 133 MHz

Model: HITACHI_DK23CA-10
Firmware: 00H5A0G3
LBA support: yes
LBA sectors: 19640880 (= 9.366 GB)
Disk cache size: 512 KB
Supported UDMA modes: 0-5
Current UDMA mode: 5
Acoustic Management support: yes
Acoustic Management enabled: yes
Current Acoustic Management value: 0xc0 (= noisy)
Recommended Acoustic Management value: 0xc0 (= noisy)
SMART support: yes
Temperature support: yes
Current temperature: 141F

My questions are:

1. What is a normal operating temperature range (in Fahrenheit-degrees) for this CPU and hard disk drive?

2. What temperature would be considered "high" (resulting in damage to the CPU/HDD)?

3. Should there be frequent changes in temperature?


A:CPU/HDD Temps-Dell Inspiron 8100

Dell Inspiron 8100 Laptop CPU/HDD Temperature Questions:

1. What is the standard CPU and hard disk drive temperature range during
operation (i.e. 120-150 degrees)?
2. At what temperature should the cooling fan start (CPU/HDD)?
3. At what temperature should the cooling fan stop?(CPU/HDD)?
4. At what temperature is the CPU/HDD at risk for damage?

Please provide temperatures/temperature range in degrees (Farhenheit).

Computer Information:

System manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
Product name: Inspiron 8100
CPU manufacturer: Intel
Current CPU speed: 866 MHz
External clock: 133 MHz
Max. CPU speed supported by board: 1200 MHz
L1 cache size: 32 KB (internal)
L2 cache size: 512 KB (internal)

Hard Disk Drive Model: HITACHI_DK23CA-10
Firmware: 00H5A0G3
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LBA sectors: 19640880 (= 9.366 GB)
Disk cache size: 512 KB
Supported UDMA modes: 0-5
Current UDMA mode: 5
Acoustic Management support: yes
Acoustic Management enabled: yes
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SMART support: yes
Temperature support: yes
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If you pull the battery and run on the charger does the noise stay or go?
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Hi SISS292,Does the system overheat? Are there bluescreens / system crashes? What is the current OS installed on the system? Is the fan issue seen while the system is in laptop mode or in tablet mode or both?Update the BIOS - restart the system and check.Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us.These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional.Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.Let us know if you have any other queries.
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A:buzzing noise on my 1 week old DELL INSPIRON 7559

Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly update the following drivers
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Looks like you need a new hard drive to me.
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Update the BIOS -
Download the Intel video drivers from - - for your OS and the AMD drivers from - for Windows 8.1 and - for Windows 10.
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Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us.
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Does it boot at all?

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A:Dell inspiron processor trouble:/

Quote: Originally Posted by stephena

I went under run to msconfig, and i went to boot, then advanced settings, then i switched the number of processors from 1 to 4. I forgot why, but i switched the processor number back to one and now, i cant switch it back to 4 because it doesnt show up. Can anybody help with a simple solution cause im kind of a computer noob when it comes to that. I really need help, my computers so slow now.

You are doing a complete re-boot after each time you change the settings?
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Hi malick4132,
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Hi Sharon.

If your game then so am I.

All the things you stated sound like a possible infection or operating system corruption due to unknown reasons. Although none, or a questionable one, was found. I am in total agreement with Garmanma. Also the fact that the rootkit scan is disabled in AVG causes me some concern.

Seems you already have a pretty good idea how to format the drive and reinstall your OS and drivers....... But would like to take it one step further in this case though. I would like to have you wipe the entire hard drive to zeroes prior to formatting and installing the OS. This would include what is called the MBR = Master Boot Record, the partition the OS is on as well as the restore partition. Of course this would leave you only the option of reinstalling via the CD. All pre-installed software will be gone for good. Complete restore CDs are usually available from the OEM for a nominal cost.

The only reason I suggest this manner is, 1)The problems you are describing does somewhat resemble infection symptoms. 2)Depending on the possible infection type a simple reformat may not get rid of it. I have also read that it is possible for the restore partition can become infected as well.

The procedures are really pretty easy, the program(s) to wipe the drive to zeroes is free and we will do our best to get you through the whole procedure as painlessly as possible.

Let me know what you decide.;-3-gb-ram;-250-gb-hdd;-athlon-64-x2-dual-core-19-ghz-processor;-vista-home-premium-32-bit-os/
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Check and make sure the fan is spinning.
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90C at load, or 90C at idle?

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A:Max Processor State 99%

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A:Minimum Processor State

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Quote: Originally Posted by ultralame

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What do you mean? Is processor busy 100%?
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This is the Windows 8 forums. You would do better asking your question in our sister site -- the Windows 10 forums: Windows 10 Forums
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Welcome to the Forums!

1.) Wrong forum to put this. It should go under "Cooling and Modding".

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Hi OPTA12,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please run the on-board diagnostics <<F12> and capture any error codes or message you might receive.
Please private message us the service tag of the system along with your email id.
(Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information).
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell
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A:High ping noise coming somewhere around the processor!!:( GAHH help!!

Rab2140 said:

:approve: ok people i have had this problem for ages now and i am at my witts ebd i have replaces nearl all my parts and i have came to the conclusion that i cant do anymore so here is the problem.

there is hih picted whine oor ping coming to from somwhere reallt close the the processor so it makes me think it is the board and a previouse post said that its was a loose torroid suppressor and they advised to use non conducting silicone glue,

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My system specs
Amd athlon 64x2 5000+
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Momentarily stop the CPU heatsink fan and see if the noise stops. If it does, have the heatsink fan replaced. I seriously doubt that the noise is coming from anything else
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Welcome to the Dell Community Forum.
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Thank you for writing to the Dell Community Forum.
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I am assuming from what I have read Black Lizard's Edition of Windows XP is not Official.Because Black Lizard's Edition is not an official copy of Windows XP we cannot help you with its use.No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences.-taken from Rules
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I think I have a big problem:

For a couple of weeks, I had a bad RAM module (512 MB) in my Inspiron 9300. Sometimes my laptop crashed, just like last night. But when I booted (very slow) my laptop this morning, my fans immediately runned at 100%. So I removed the bad RAM module and did a system restore, hoping this would help. It didn't. Then I started I8kfanGUI and these are the results:

CPU speed: 220 Mhz (should be 800 idle and 2000 stressed)
Temperature: 85 C (normal peak values are 70 degrees, idle: 35 degrees)
CPU load: mostly 100 %, base load is about 60 %
Fans: CPU: 5345 RPM and Nvidia fan: 5231 RPM, so both at max...
GPU, Memory, Chipset temperature: missing! strange...

What can I do about it? Will a complete format help, or is this a hardware issue... Maybe Bios? I just hope my CPU isn't damaged... Warranty is over.

Many thanks


A:Problem: Extreme CPU overheating - Dell Ispiron 9300

What I forget to mention:

Last weekend, the laptop of my battery failed during gaming... It still works, but the battery led on the laptop, which is normally green, shows 4 times orange (short) and 1 time green (long). However, this battery doesn't feel hot...
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Please may I have the Dell part numbers for the cooling fans, as it seems both have gone bad.  After a few minutes they start screeching so loud I have to power down.  I am certain it is the fans and would just as soon replace all fans at once while the unit is apart.  I have the Service Manual.  Thank you.
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I started using this new laptop on Oct 12. Shortly afterwards I had the big Windows 10 update. Now I have an intermittent and random cracking noise in the audio. It almost sounds like some one has plugged a jack in to a PA system. I hear it through my headphones, my external speakers, and straight from the laptop (nothing plugged in to the jack). I have the latest BIOS installed (A11). I've tried uninstalling and re-installing the Realtek audio driver (7737). I switched to the Microsoft native driver. Nothing works. I tried "Chat with Technical Support" a few hours ago but no reply there. I can't figure it out.

A:Inspiron 15-5555 Intermittent and Random Cracking Noise

Hi,We’re listening. We’ll surely try and assist you. We request you to let us know:-1.      Do you hear the noise only when an audio/video file is being played in the computer?2.      Please let us know as to where exactly do you hear the noise from?3.      Do you hear the noise when the system is idle?The above asked information can help us know the issue better and assist you accordingly.