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At work we have roughly 10 or so Dell Precision M4300s
Great laptops... but they are all overheating in a short time period... the problem? Poor heatsink/fan design (see picture).

The fix?
Clean CPU/GPU with ArticClean Solution 1 and 2
Apply TIM
Clean Dust

after this process they are literally SILENT, as the fans do not even begin till after the laptop is 10-15 minutes into normal use in Windows.

just thought id throw this out there...

and taking apart the laptop is so easy a cave man could do it.

EDIT: added pic oops.

Edited by FXTOi7 - 6/8/11 at 8:13am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mikepahl318 View Post
At work we have roughly 10 or so Dell Precision M4300s
Great laptops... but they are all overheating in a short time period... the problem? Poor heatsink/fan design (see picture).

The fix?
Clean CPU/GPU with ArticClean Solution 1 and 2
Apply TIM
Clean Dust

after this process they are literally SILENT, as the fans do not even begin till after the laptop is 10-15 minutes into normal use in Windows.

just thought id throw this out there...

and taking apart the laptop is so easy a cave man could do it.
    
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I wish I could get to the heatsink in my HP laptop. Damn thing is annoyingly loud.

And what picture am I supposed to see?
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I can not stress enough the huge difference this makes, even over clean pcs w/ stock TIM
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Err, that's just a dirty laptop, it eventually happens to every laptop.
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Err, that's just a dirty laptop, it eventually happens to every laptop.
We have replaced the TIM on close to 6 of these now. Some were dusty, some very clean.
Improvement was noticed in sound levels on every single one.
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Dell uses cheap junk for TIM, putting good stuff in will only help the heatsink transfer the heat, which keeps it cooler and means the thermally controlled fan will spin up less.
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That was a hairy heatsink...
    
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haha im guessing he has pets
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I WISH this was the problem with my laptop, but it spews lots of hot air out the back. I guess core2's just aren't the best laptop chips when your cooling is meh (I hit it with the air compressor every 6 months anyways).
 
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