The (german) technical support answered to me that this behaviour is "normal" - but still, the noise is bothering me.
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Heat and noise
This section would be more accurately called heat or noise. The laptop has two internal fans, controlled by the BIOS. Dell's default fan settings are rather curious. Playing around with I8kfangui, I discovered some interesting things. When idle, the laptop is completely silent, with both fans off. Which is nice, except the T7200 and the Geforce 7900GS aren't really meant to be passively cooled. When first booting up, the CPU temperature reads around 37 C, and GPU around 60 C. I watch helplessly as the CPU and GPU temperatures creep up. Finally, when the CPU reaches around 55 C and GPU reaches a whopping 78 C, both fans kick on to bring the temperatures back to 37/57. Then the fans shut off, and another cycle of temperature creeping begins.
The end result is that under Dell's default settings, you get about 20 minutes of completely silent operation with ever increasing temperatures, followed by the laptop finally deciding it doesn't want to melt itself after all, with about 5 minutes of fan operation. Fortunately, I8kfangui allows the user to completely customize fan settings for the preferred balance between heat and fan noise. With both fans forced to being constantly on at the "slow" setting, the laptop is able to maintain a temperature of 38 C /60 C.
elwood.blues wrote:Yes, I am a sure.
Moreover it´s not allowed quoting mails from the support in a forum. So give me a few more days ..
Are you really a support engineer of Fujitsu Siemens? I can´t believe this, because you don´t know anything about the noise problem of S7110 devices. Furthermore your argumentation is absurd.
The described problem seems to be well known by Fujitsu Siemens and a (software) solution also seems to be available.
I've looked on the helpdesk's knowledge database for the S7110 and a few solutions have been posted for various fan noise issues. A lot of these were solved by flashing the BIOS to the very latest version.
Download:CD ISO - Floppy disk image
Please try this. If you're still having the same issue with BIOS 1.28 then reply here and let me know, there is a tool you can try.
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