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How Do You Monitor/Control Fanspeed? Check Temps?

Discussion in 'Toshiba' started by zadillo, Oct 15, 2006.

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  1. zadillo

    zadillo Notebook Virtuoso

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    OK, I decided to go ahead and open my P105.

    First disappointment was one bright stuck pixel on the screen. I'm not sure what I can do about this, as it's only one pixel.

    I am trying to figure out how I can control fan behavior. The bottom of it is getting insanely hot, but I can barely hear the fans running, which doesn't seem right. Is there some sort of fan control utility or something?

    I'm also trying to figure out how to monitor temps. The NVidia control panel doesn't include a Temperature section, so I can't seem to view the GPU temps. And I'm not sure how to view any other temp information either.

    Also, there doesn't even seem to be a battery indicator at the bottom of the taskbar, which seemed odd to me.

    Anyone have any advice for me?

    Thanks!
     
  2. vespoli

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    I don't know about your battery/fan issues, but there are several things you can try to do about the stuck pixel. There are programs that will flash bright colors across the screen to try and 'unstick' the pixel. If you want long enough sometimes the pixels fix themselves--also some have reported success in rubbing dead pixels back to life. Maybe google stuck pixel for some solutions. I think wikipedia has and entry on it.

    Cheers
     
  3. zadillo

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    I think the fans are running actually, I guess they just seem kind of quiet, which I guess is a good thing.... but I'm still curious about a way to monitor and control fanspeed (my old SOny S360 had different power settings and profiles and y ou could control how much the fans were used, etc.). As it is right now, aside from getting too hot on the bottom, it is getting hot on the top of the keyboard as well on the left-hand side.
     
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    I went ahead and installed Dead Pixel Tester (from www.dps.uk.com), which includes a "pixel exerciser" function (which basically seems to just let you move a little square over the area with the dead pixel and it just alternates colors). Can't hurt to have it running for a while.
     
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    OK, wow...... I wasn't even going to try the whole "massaging the dead pixel" thing cause I thought it was one of those things that would never actually work. But I went ahead and did it just for the heck of it.... and it only took five seconds of "massaging" for it to become unstuck.

    wow.....:)
     
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    Glad to hear the massage worked! I'd probably be too afraid to try. As for the temp control, I know that RivaTuner allows you to check GPU temps and set the fan speed. My GPU temp runs about 58 - 65° C idle, but oddly enough doesn't seem to get hotter while gaming. I think the fan doesn't kick in until this time, and the tmep just doesn't change. There should be plenty of programs to check CPU temps.

    I used Riva tuner mostly because I wanted to check the speed of my Go 6600 - turns out to be 300 clock/600 MHz ram. The low end, but at leats not underclocked. I tried OCing to 350/700 with no problems and it didn't seem to raise the temps. Above that made things buggy. Sorry, little tangent there.
     
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    zadillo Notebook Virtuoso

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    Thanks, that definitely helps. Still sort of curious about monitoring fanspeed, CPU temps, etc.
     
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    Gophn NBR Resident Assistant

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    RivaTuner handles the GPU fans and temps.
    Notebook Hardware Control handles CPU fans, temps, voltage, etc.

    You can also try SpeedFan, its a freeware like NHC.
     
  10. zadillo

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    Awesome, exactly what I was wondering about. Thanks Gophn!
     
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