Let me give you a little background into the problem that I am having.
I had to send my Gateway P-87 FX Gaming laptop back to Gateway for a screen repair (They had to replace the whole thing, because a month ago it died on me). Well, I just recieved my laptop back in the mail yesterday
and upon turning the computer on I noticed that my GPU fan was not running, as it should be. So, to make sure that I was not going crazy I used the program SpeedFan to monitor my temperatures, and sure enough my GPU
was running 60+ degrees celc. Which is incredibly hot for a GPU when you are not even gaming (it was running this hot when I was in sitting in Windows IDLE).
So, after I saw the temperatures I wanted to make sure that the fan itself was not completely dead. So I opened up "Windows Experience Index" and re-ran the test. Well when it came time to stress test the GPU, the fan
kicked on full blast... Which means that the fan itself is not dead. I have no idea what those dang Gateway technicians did while they had my computer at their repair center, but they did something funky.
I contacted Gateway this morning and chatted with a technician, and she told me that I would have to send my PC in again for another repair.
I am trying my hardest to avoid doing that, because I do not want to be without a laptop again for another week +.
Is there anything that I can do to customize what temperature that fan kicks on at? Or is there a way to tell if a Gateway technician changed some setting in Windows or in BIOS?
Any help or suggestions regarding this matter would be greatly appreciated!
- Windows Vista 64 Bit
- 4 Gigs Memeory
- Nvidia 9800M GTS
- Intel Core 2 Duo
Thank you in advance,
P.S. Happy Thanksgiving!
Edited by Basmastersix, 24 November 2011 - 10:15 AM.