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So in short, you have the option of updating your BIOS, which will likely turn up your fan speed and potentially make your notebook slightly louder, in hopes that you don't have issues down the road. Otherwise, you can have your system repaired or replaced by Dell if you're still in warranty and are seeing anomalies. We'd suggest being aggressive about getting that notebook serviced by the factory if you're still in warranty, rather than hoping that down the road, you don't have issues, which of course always happens at least two days beyond warranty coverage. All of this just means that the pain will continue to flow back down hill towards the good folks at NVIDIA as well. Buy low, sell high. Isn't that what they say?
MacBook Pro 13.3" LED-Backlit Glossy, Intel "Penryn" Core 2 Duo T8700 - 2.53G, 8GB DDR3 1066, NVIDIA GForce 9400M 1280X800
HTPC 4G DDR3 XMS Corsair, Intel i5-750 Quad Core, 6ft HDMI Cable by Rosewill, AverMedia Tv Card, Gigabyte P55M-UD2, Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5770 with Vapor X Cooling, 500 HD Maxtor 7200 2.5 HDD, Asus Blu-Ray Optical Drive, 46" LED Toshiba TV
I used to carry a hammer in my computer tool kit. Just for fixing the packard Bells though.......
Looks like those models effected are the ones with Nvidia graphics built into the motherboard.No Inspiron 1520,1720,or Vostro
1500,1700 with the video daughtercard.Many (including me) wondered about cooling issues when these were released.Only one fan
to cool 2 processors just doesn't make sense.Hopfully Nvidia will step up and fix those effected machines.If not There will be a lot unhappy
owners when these laptops start dying out of warrenty.
AMD 5000+Black Ed @3.0ghz 2gigs gskill MSI MB EVGA 8800GT Thermaltake 430w
I brought one of the vostro laptops recently and started to see all the problems mentioned. Very happy to see there is always an update to fix this. Dell are always efficient and helpful in my experience.
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