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Speedfan: Can someone please help me to use it


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tamba1

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Hi

I have downloaded & installed speedfan on my own Dell D600 laptop so I can find out how to use it and then help a friend
whose laptop (Toshiba Equium A60-199 ) appears to be overheating and keeps shutting down..

I have done nothing except download it, install it and look at the various tabs ..

I can see the following readings page

Win9x:NO 64Bit:NO GiveIO:YES SpeedFan:YES
I/O properly initialized
Linked ISA BUS at $0290
Linked Intel 82801DB ICH4 SMBUS at $08C0
Scanning ISA BUS at $0290...
Scanning Intel SMBus at $08C0...
SMART Enabled for drive 0
Found HITACHI_DK23FB-60 (60.0GB)
Found ACPI temperature (40.5C)
End of detection

Below that a bar saying CPU useage and a green moving strip

Below that 2 more items

HD055C
Temp 41 C

But there is nothing else - yet most of the screendumps I havse seen have a lot more info on this page , which is why I assume I need
to edit the settings .. Here is an example of one of the screen shots from someone elses post http://www.geekstogo...fan-t99083.html


please can someone advise me

Many Thanks
tamba1

ALSO can someone please tell me how to insert screen shots in this forum many thanks
:)

Edited by tamba1, 14 May 2008 - 08:25 AM.

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Neil Jones

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Speedfan can only report temperatures that it can find. Therefore if there are no temperature sensors wired up on the board, there is nothing to report.

Having said that, there is a Speedfan option for Dell notebooks. Click Configure -> Options tab and the tickbox "Enable Dell Support". You may need to restart Speedfan.
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Hi Neil

Thanks for that - I have done as you suggested and can now see the following


Fan1: 2205 RPM
Fan2:922 RPM
Fan3: 922 RPM


HD0 56C
Temp1 41C
DIMM 49C
CPU 53C
GPU 47C

Can you help me decipher this?

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Your temperatures are not critically hot but they are a bit on the high side. You may need to blow compressed air into the vent to blow out any dust that's built up that's helping to up the temperature.

The markings are not the same for each system but typically HD0 = first hard drive, CPU = processor, GPU = graphics, DIMM = memory, and Temp1 is another sensor, most likely main board temperature.
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Hi Neil that's excellent thanks very much for your help

I do hava question though , if I blow compressed ai thtough air intake vent ( at the side) where does all teh dust end up elsewhere in the machine? or will it come out the air vent underneath ?

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The airvents are designed to allow an intake of air, but dust is a natural part of the atmosphere therefore the fans draw it in. You can blow it out the same way.
A bit like when you eat food, it goes in one way and occasionally comes back out the way it went in... :)
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