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04-05-2007, 03:08 PM
So I upgraded to Vista Bus Ultimate using Toshiba drivers & instructions with no problem.
I remember the fan ran alot on the M4 anyway, but has everyone else that upgraded noticed increased or constant fan use compared to XP?
It is not always running at full speed, but it NEVER seems to turn off.
Any comments appreciated!
04-05-2007, 04:04 PM
No it's mostly on for me as well.
Vista IS more taxing on the hardware, most notably on the graphics card. If you want to turn off the fan, you may start by trying to disable all GUI "eye-candy". That should spare you a graphics cycle or two which might result in a more quiet fan.
04-06-2007, 08:04 AM
Thanks for the reply!
I already tried minimizing video intensive items and it seems to make little difference. Even running Aero does not seems to increase fan usage much.
I just seem to remember that sometimes with XP the fan would turn off completely at times.
Is your fan on all the time like mine, albeit on the lower fan speed, or does it ever shut off even for a while when you are using the M4?
Also, did you upgrade or do a clean install?
Thanks again for the advice,
04-06-2007, 09:22 AM
I haven't noticed it shutting off since I installed Vista. I'm lucky tho that it seldom hits full blast, so it really doesn't bother me.
I did a clean install as per the Toshiba guidelines, and installed _all_ of the Toshiba recommended packages.
04-06-2007, 05:39 PM
Have you tried changing the power settings to adjust the max cpu speed when plugged/battery is in use? There is also a max battery/performance/high performance setting. I don't know if that will help, but that's what I did.
04-07-2007, 04:46 AM
Yes, I tried changing those settings and saw no major noticable difference really.
On the flip side, even with EVERYTHING enabled, Aero, etc...it does not run much faster or louder than with processes stripped down.
Its just that the fan always runs at least at a lower speed, and it never turns off with Vista as far as I can tell. I thought it did in XP. Maybe just a way more processor intensive operating system.
I did an upgrade, not a fresh install, so I wanted to get feedback from others that did an upgrade to see if it made a difference.
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