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Is the heating normal in XPS 1530

Discussion in 'Dell' started by GURU_vaibhav, Jan 9, 2008.

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  1. GURU_vaibhav

    GURU_vaibhav Notebook Enthusiast

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    So , I got mine tday afternoon . When I was working on it .. I noticed a it got heated easily nd the heating was only on the left side while right side was completely normal .. Is this wrong or this happenns with all of them
     
  2. Iintraxz

    Iintraxz Notebook Guru

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    Thats the hdd. nothing to worry about.
     
  3. Acorn

    Acorn Notebook Evangelist

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    Same here, mine heats up too, but not severly, its all normal.
     
  4. Acorn

    Acorn Notebook Evangelist

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    Same here, mine heats up too, but not severly, its all normal, since the hdd is there.
     
  5. M1530

    M1530 Notebook Evangelist

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    You could try a notebook cooler to keep the heating to a minimum.
     
  6. Fuzzy

    Fuzzy Notebook Evangelist

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    Guru Vaibhav, what size and speed is your hard drive?
     
  7. Riley89

    Riley89 Notebook Consultant

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    I have the same heat issue as you, especially while playing games for an hour or two (got to the point where cod4 would have graphic errors, i.e. everything turning white/stretched) So I bought a cheap notebook cooler which has helped a ton. I do plan to return it and get the Zalman though as it's kinda loud, but if noise doesnt bother you a lot you can get them for like 30$ and see the difference immediately.
     
  8. surefire

    surefire Notebook Consultant

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    hey can anyone post their wei especially for the hdd
    i wont mind if u also post cpu, gpu aero, gpu game, and ram

    riley89 what does the t7700 on your system score wei
     
  9. Riley89

    Riley89 Notebook Consultant

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    My processor is 5.3 (dunno if thats good)
    Ram is 4.8 (hopefully goes up when my 4 gigs get here!)
    Graphics is 5.9
    Gaming Graphics is 5.4
    and HDD is 5.2
     
  10. Xe12o

    Xe12o Notebook Geek

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    Negative on the Zalman NC-1000 being loud. It is probably 1.25x louder than the M1530's fan on full blast...let me seek post


    http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=3620

    Zalman NC1000

    Take into consideration about the wear and tear our laptops undergo, we are not desktops so air and cooling are not strong points about laptops. When overclocking/gaming in general, your demanding a lot out of the GPU/CPU - this causes a lot of heat to be generated. Heat = Death to all inner components. Excessive heat causes games to crash, artifacts, and other internal hell.

    Now I am saying if you plan to use this laptop for anything that utilizes your GPU - get a cooler.

    ZALMAN NC1000 on the M1530
    Size: The Zalman NC-1000 in relation to the M1530 sits perfectly on the little rubbler stands, with about a half an inch of the laptop going over the Zalman on each side.

    Sitting: It is extremely sturdy and it appears that nothing will move when typing or doing something extensive. There is a slight slant creating about a twenty degree slope of the laptop. It seems comfortable for me, and should be for most people. This laptop isn't going anywhere unless the table flips over.

    Heat:I didn't put any temperature readers but it is pretty significant after playing with my M1530 in 19 hours of CS:S/TF2/DoD:S.

    [Valve Config] All High, No Vsync, HDR Full Enabled, Color Correction Enabled. Trillinar Shading.

    Without the Zalman - After playing an hour or two into the game after various rounds and maps. If you are using the laptop as a keyboard, there is extensive heat on the left palm rest where your palm would rest for the WASD keys (its to the left of the touchpad that general area) , and you can feel the hard drive spin in that area. The hot is not uncomfortable, but thinking about all of the hours I would log onto the laptop to game, the heat over time would be a problem. The exhaust blows heat like a car, it comes, its fairly warm. The keyboard in general becomes warm, you don't feel it, but when your typing or holding down a key for a few seconds you can feel it.

    With the Zalman - Heat from the left palm rest is little to non existant, temperature from exhaust is around the same. Keyboard heat is little to non existant.

    Here is the kicker, lifting the laptop without the zalman, there is a heat imprint on my desk where the laptop sat. With the zalman, there is not a heat signature on the zalman. NO TRAPPED HEAT UNDER THE LAPTOP.

    Power: You plug in through a usb port, and uses the USB power to power itself. It fits perfectly with your USB port on the right or left hand side, it is just your preference. WHen the laptop turns on, you get power, when the laptop is off, you don't have power.

    Sound:I don't have a DB reader sorry, but the fan on the m1530 on full blast is louder or equal to the Zalman on full blast.

    I feel more confident that my laptop will live longer due to the heat I am reducing.

    Price point, Circuit City $52 including shipping. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND A NOTEBOOK COOLER FOR ALL M1530s

    my post from the m1530 owner's lounge. i should get pics up soon
     
  11. Darkian

    Darkian Notebook Guru

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    how would the m1530 look with the 9 cell battery attached sit on a zalman? can u please post some pics?
     
  12. Riley89

    Riley89 Notebook Consultant

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    no no I'm not saying that the Zalman is loud, I plan to get it because the one I bought is fairly loud and seems cheap-which of course it is! As for using the 9 cell wouldn't it be prefered to use a 6 cell when using a cooler (assuming you have both) to gain the most out of it?
     
  13. Mt9

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    interested in what folks have to say about the Zalman cooler and the 9 cell battery. Does Zalman fit 1530 that's equipped w/9 -cell? (don't have 6-cell). thanks
     
  14. outkastland

    outkastland Notebook Evangelist

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    It seems the xps series runs alot warmer. My 640M that I am selling and now thinking I will miss never had heat issues. At most I could feel the warm air from the fan on the side. These xps's and their heat is kind of annoying.
     
  15. Iintraxz

    Iintraxz Notebook Guru

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    Is it normal for the powerbrick to get really hot?
     
  16. razorbladez

    razorbladez Notebook Guru

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    Depending on the power output of the powerbrick and what you are currently doing.

    a 60W brick + notebook running + battery charging = hot brick

    90W brick + notebook running = barely warm brick

    etc.

    I've seen bricks that were so underpowered that they couldn't even really charge a battery inside a laptop while the laptop was running along. It got really hot then, aswell...

    My 90W brick for the Vostro 1500 gets handwarm at best.
     
  17. leocub

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    Mine is 4.8

    CPU - T7500 - 5.1
    RAM - DDR2 667Mhz , 4 Gigs (but showing only 3.5 Gigs, 32Bit OS problem i guess) - 4.8
    GPU NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, 256 MB DDR3
    Graphics - 5.9
    Gaming - 5.5
    Primary HDD - 160GB 7.2 K - 5.2
     
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