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02-26-2003, 11:32 PM
Anyone else experiencing extreme heat (almost too hot to touch) on the TC1000? The fan seems to work (albeit arbitrarily), and there is nothing blocking the vent. Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this and if I should be concerned.
02-27-2003, 12:32 AM
Yeah i have noticed the heat, is the machine plugged in when you experience this heat? if so it could be the capacitor used in changing the battery.
If not, try turning the brightness down on your screen, i noticed this heat my tablet up when i'm on the road - V annoying in almost silent lecture theatres when the fan is going ballistic!!![xx(]
Hope this helps,
02-27-2003, 02:11 AM
Someone else mentioned that it could be the video card. It seems that it runs in power saving mode when not plugged in, but there is no way to configure it to run any other way than full bore when it is plugged in.
Mine doesn't get to hot to hold however.
02-27-2003, 02:36 AM
There is an application called "PowerMizer" within Display Properties, Settings, "Advanced," and then the Nvidia tabs. This lets you set the various speeds at which the graphics card runs when using battery or when plugged in. Check out the Video section of the following page for information on activating this feature. This page is for Dell Inspiron 8200 laptops, but the pertinant information is universal. It will be the third "Q" in the Video section:
Also, if you have the Power Settings for your computer (not graphics card) set to "Always On" then the CPU will always run at it's fastest state. Go to Display Properties, Screen Saver, "Power," and change the Power Scheme to "Portable/Laptop" or "Max Battery."
02-27-2003, 02:51 AM
Taking the battery out during AC operation does seem to have cooled it off considerably and I have set it to max power during battery operation. Thanks for the replies.
02-27-2003, 06:54 AM
where exactly does it get hot?
if you turn the tablet over, battery on your lower right - the hard drive is directly above the battery, memory/minipci on the lower left and upper left is the processor. On mine, the hard drive usually got hotter than anything else
02-27-2003, 10:01 AM
I have noticted mine running hot. But it seems to happen when the keyboard is attached & closed up. Maybe the keyboard doesn't allow sufficent air flow?
02-27-2003, 12:41 PM
Try the CMS patch. It seems to improve heat issue a little.
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