m860tu - issue after one year

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  1. wingman4ever

    wingman4ever Notebook Consultant

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    I have my m860tu for almost one whole year. And I would like to share my experience with you.

    Let me start by telling you that I am very happy with this laptop. This is actually my second laptop. And it's by far better than my first Znote 6224.

    After almost one year the temps haven't changed much.
    The temps idles around: CPU 54c, Cores 43c and GPU 50c.
    And after 2 hours of gaming: CPU 82c, Cores 77c and GPU 83c.
    The HDD is very cool it idles around 45c and at the hottest 55c.

    But once (or maybe more if I wasn't paying attention) the temps went reaally high. It happend when I was playing burnout on max settings with 4x AA supersampling on.
    The temps went to: CPU 92c, Cores 88c and GPU 92c.

    My second issue is that the whining noise is so loud. Even in silent mode I can hear it from a distance. This issue is really annoying when I am at school because the person next to me can hear it too. Also I already updated the bios but didn't see any difference.

    The third issue is that sometimes there is a high pitch noise coming out from the speakers. But it disappears after I change the volume.

    These are the only issues I have encountered till now.

    My system specs:
    CPU P9500
    GPU m9800 GTS
    Ram 4GB
     
  2. Eivind

    Eivind Notebook Evangelist

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    For the temps, have you ever cleaned it for dust? Changing thermal paste helps too.

    Which BIOS did you upgrade to? I cant recall which BIOS version should fix the whining noise, but I guess some other know.
     
  3. wingman4ever

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    Yes I cleaned the vents a month ago. I didn't changed the thermal paste because I never done it before. But if it's easy I may do it.

    I can't remember which bios. But I think it was the latest patch.
     
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    I think you need to replace your thermal paste. It degrades over time and you should periodically change it.
     
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    Just curious for future issues. How would i put thermal paste on? Also how do you check your temps? I'm ordering in acouple weeks so i'd like to know my temps when i play WoW.
     
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    There are so many guides on the internett explaining how to do it. For the temps, I use HWMonitor.
     
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    This is me repeating myself.

    As for monitoring temps, you can use hwmonitor.
     
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    If it is your first time applying thermal paste, try looking on youtube for videos on how it's done; it helps.
     
  10. wingman4ever

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    Thank you for your replies.
    I guess I have to reapply the thermal paste.
    But what thermal paste do you guys recommend?

    And also if I replace my processor (9500p) with the T9700 will the whining noise go away?
     
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