Studio XPS heating issue solved?

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  1. adi87

    adi87 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have heard that Studio XPS 13 has a major heating issue. Is Studio XPS 16 also bugged by the same issue?
    I also heard that this heating problem was recently solved/or will be solved in the coming month.
    Is this true?
     
  2. Commander Wolf

    Commander Wolf can i haz broadwell?

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    I know both machines are said to run pretty hot, but I don't think there is a "heating issue" such that parts are throttling or failing due to heat. Some of these cases may even be caused by faulty software hogging up bunch of CPU cycles.

    Dell recently introduced a new vent on the 1640 (and maybe on the 1340, too) in order to promote airflow through the machine; I don't know if this has significantly cooled the machine, though.
     
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    shifty88 Notebook Consultant

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    They did? Since when have they been pushing out models with this new vent?
     
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    hah2110 Notebook Consultant

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    My 1340 is fine. No real problems. It sits on my desk running on full power and even when I play games there is very little heat.
     
  5. Commander Wolf

    Commander Wolf can i haz broadwell?

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    There was a thread about it a wile back... I don't recall what to search for, though. Some guy was getting a motherboard replacement and the tech brought the new vent piece with him as well.
     
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    Jeroentje91 Notebook Guru

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    No that was a mistake. The only machine that had the "Special cap" was a preproduction untit. So there is no fixed cap, still this thing is heating up.
     
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    krionX Notebook Evangelist

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    My 1640 doesn't have any heating issues. (bought January 2009)

    Internal temps (of CPU/GPU) are perfectly normal, but yes, the underside can get pretty hot under load. But that's to be expected I guess because the laptop's underside is made of metal that conducts heat easily.
     
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    shifty88 Notebook Consultant

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    We have to start making differentiations between heating issues and heating problems.

    The laptop I'm working on right now, an ancient Aspire 5000, has heating "issues" if you will. Under my right had it gets uncomfortable after long periods of time, and the airvent blows out hot air onto my mouse hand (right side). It's no where near overheating, but its not the most comfortable thing to type on for long periods of time.

    I couldn't care less if the underside gets hot, nor do I care if the internal components get hot
     
  9. adi87

    adi87 Notebook Enthusiast

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    OK.
    My 'problem' with heating is
    1. If used on a lap, does it cause discomfort?
    2. Does it crash when CPU use is intensive?
    3. Does it cause discoloration of screen due to the vent?
     
  10. Melody

    Melody How's It Made Addict

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    1. There have been reports that under load, the bottom gets too hot to place directly on your lap.
    2. As far as I know, no.
    3. No
     
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