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Does speedfan work with our laptops?

Discussion in 'Alienware' started by Mazdaspeed_6, Dec 29, 2009.

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  1. Mazdaspeed_6

    Mazdaspeed_6 Notebook Evangelist

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    I've been trying to change my fan speeds on my m15x. speedfan doesn't give me an option to change or monitor my fan speeds. is there a program i can use to run my fan at 100% all of the time?
     
  2. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    I don't think there is an option of manual fans control. It is built-in into the system BIOS.
    Do you have high temps?
     
  3. The_Moo™

    The_Moo™ Here we go again.....

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    No there is no laptop I know of that can do it.

    It's built into the vbios and bios
     
  4. Glzmo

    Glzmo Notebook Deity

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    Speedfan (or probably a similar utility that regulates fan speed, can't remember exactly) worked on my ancient Dell Inspiron 8100/8200. ;)

    I'd really love to be able to set all the fans in my M17x to run at 100% all the time as well.
     
  5. Mazdaspeed_6

    Mazdaspeed_6 Notebook Evangelist

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    thats what i figured. thanks guys.
     
  6. Armin_Tanzarian

    Armin_Tanzarian Notebook Consultant

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    Funny, I was hoping to downscale my fans.

    I'm using the ATI Cards and sometimes the fans are on at bootup and never quiet down. They are pretty loud while gaming, but that is a fair trade-off.

    Where it bothers me is when I boot to check email or surf and the fans are running at max power for no obvious reason. This is sporadic as well...many times when I boot they are silent unless I start pushing the system.
     
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    not working on my M17 also. I guess, it only works for desktop PCs.
     
  8. DR650SE

    DR650SE The Whiskey Barracuda

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    I get the exact same thing
     
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