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by Andy Tran
Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:50
Forum: AMILO Pro
Topic: [Pro V2030] replacement fan
Replies: 2
Views: 2382

Noisy Fan

It is VERY difficult to find laptop fans nowadays, but there are many steps you can take to prevent fan noise. Most laptop fans run my "magnetic suspension" and do not require oiling. There is a gap between the fan and the fan "well". Occaisionally, dirt may build up between this...
by Andy Tran
Wed Jan 10, 2007 15:00
Forum: AMILO Notebook
Topic: [Amilo M] M3438 wlan adapter upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 4210

WLAN Module

Notebook WLAN modules can usually be replaced or upgraded. The module is around the same size of RAM and uses almost the same locking mechanism. It usually has two wires leading from the module, one called main and the other one called aux. On the amilo m7400, this module is located under the keyboa...
by Andy Tran
Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:56
Forum: AMILO Notebook
Topic: how to keep wifi turned on????
Replies: 4
Views: 5042

Wifi

When your computer boots, you there will be an OEM logo and writing underneath. Press either F2, Del etc to get to the BIOS Settings. You should find something about wireless on the booting options. Sorry for not giving detailed instructions because every computers BIOS is different. Be careful when...
by Andy Tran
Sun Sep 03, 2006 1:40
Forum: General topics
Topic: Virtual Memory
Replies: 3
Views: 4394

Performance issues

I understand the performance issues when putting the paging file on an SD card (even though it is not possible) and i have found that with the imaging software i use, both the RAM and the Hard disk must be accessed at the same time and thus it would be much quicker according to my calculations...doe...
by Andy Tran
Thu Aug 31, 2006 21:59
Forum: General topics
Topic: Virtual Memory
Replies: 3
Views: 4394

Virtual Memory

Is it possible to put a paging file on an SD Card becuase i tried it and the sd card didnt seem to do anything...please help.
by Andy Tran
Sun Aug 20, 2006 18:27
Forum: AMILO Notebook
Topic: [AMILO Si1520] Amilo Si 1520 hard disk temperature
Replies: 2
Views: 5751

HDD Temp<<CRITICAL LEVEL<<<

The maximum temperature a hard drive should reach is 60 degrees (celcius) until the internal mechanics start go get misalligned.Should the temperature of the hard disk reach anywhere above 50 degrees, the computer should be ideally turned off. Fujitsu siemens computers hav the same general design wh...
by Andy Tran
Sun Aug 20, 2006 18:11
Forum: LIFEBOOK
Topic: E7010 - temperature measurement etc
Replies: 7
Views: 7204

CPU Temp`

Many modern notebooks have Intel Cenrtrino Mobile Technology in them. This makes it possible for programs like NHC (Notebook hardware control, http://www.pbus-167.com) to detect their processor. Unfortunatly, intel Celeron M or Athlon processors are not as common and there may not be many software p...
by Andy Tran
Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:03
Forum: AMILO Notebook
Topic: How to identify full model name of laptop?
Replies: 2
Views: 6369

Model Name

To find out the name of the notebook model, you can download a program called PC Wizard (CPUID) and in the program, find the mainboard information and it should tell you there.

Hope this has been a help.
by Andy Tran
Thu May 25, 2006 13:00
Forum: AMILO Notebook
Topic: acpi temp
Replies: 1
Views: 3464

CPU FAN Control

I have been trying for many years to find a program which could control a notebook CPU FAN but luckily, one person has found the solution although the program is still in the making. Notebook Hardare Control is working on an ACPI FAN control but for the time being, you can use Notebook Hardware Cont...
by Andy Tran
Thu May 25, 2006 12:51
Forum: AMILO Notebook
Topic: Battery problem with an L7310W
Replies: 4
Views: 5969

Battery

Batteries can be sensitive and very their efficiency at different temperatures. The battery run time can also be determined by how much the notebook is using it for example, some notebooks can employ power saving features while others (without Centrno Technology or Pentium M) run on full power for a...
by Andy Tran
Wed May 24, 2006 8:59
Forum: AMILO Notebook
Topic: screen cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 5047

Screen

Almost all amilo notebooks have the same substrate layers to their surface and can be cleaned in the same way. It can be cleaned by using a weak ammonia based cleaner or just a damp cloth. When cleaning, make sure no static is generated.

Hope this has been a help.
by Andy Tran
Tue May 23, 2006 9:01
Forum: AMILO Notebook
Topic: P71EN0 bios soldered or not? (3438g)
Replies: 2
Views: 4177

CPU - Z

CPU - Z is a progam that can be used to identify if the BIOS is soldered to the motherboard or if it can be removed. If you cant find the information there, you can use PC Wizard find out instead. Most notebooks motherboards cannnot accomedate a removable BIOS chip.

Hope this has been a help.
by Andy Tran
Tue May 23, 2006 8:55
Forum: LIFEBOOK
Topic: LIFEBOOK T4010 - becomes very noisy - ventilator ?
Replies: 1
Views: 3594

Ventilator Problem

If you have had the Tablet PC for a long period of time, the FAN will become progressively noisy. This problem can be remidied by opening the bottom cover of the notebook and unscrewing the FAN unit. Thsi should be placed above the CPU. The fan can be cleaned by using compressed air. If the problem ...
by Andy Tran
Tue May 16, 2006 12:41
Forum: AMILO Notebook
Topic: AMiLO M1425 - Suddenly shutdown.
Replies: 3
Views: 5209

Overheating

Notebooks will automatically shut down when the system components reach a specific temperature. The temperature is determined by the system BIOS. Upgrading (or flashing) the BIOS will probably help. In the mean time, you can moniter the temperature of the CPU by downloading a program called NHC (htt...
by Andy Tran
Mon May 15, 2006 14:56
Forum: AMILO Notebook
Topic: AMILO M1450G RAM UPGRADE
Replies: 2
Views: 4407

RAM Upgrade

Most notebooks are arranged so that they have relevant modules for the components inside. There are usually 3 or 4 of these modules. One is the battery, one is the hard drive, one is the RAM and one is the Wireless (if any). The RAM can be accessed by opening the relevant module cover under the unit...

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