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Postby eddiehitler73 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:26 pm

i am a new member to the site and have joined to try and get some genuine help.
i have a amilo d 1840 3.2ghz p4 1 gig ram laptop and have had it for 3years. since i bought it from fs i have had problems with the laptop 'freezing' and shuting down. i tried to get fs to repair in under warranty but got fobbed off by them. i was asked to run check disk and as no faults were found they said it was a software problem.
a local computer repairer said the hdd was faulty as it was running at 60'C and it should be replaced by fs under warranty.
i have since then struggled by using latop cooler pads, i have cleaned out the fan and the ducting but this did not help.
i do not know how to remove the heatsink as a guy at work suggested to re apply heat sink compound to it.
has anyone else had a overheating 1840? if so how have you fixed it?
i have read about BIOS but am a novice and understand it can wreck your computer if done wrongly.
how long will my hdd last at these temperatures.
even when i doubled the ram to 1gb i did not notice much improvement in speed si this due to the temp the pc is running at. at program i installed was giving hdd at 50'C and cpu at 75'C.
any help would be appreciated.
thanks
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Postby hikaru » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:48 am

50°C of HDD-teperature is ok. But I assume, that this is the temperature without any load. If you copy masses of data, the temerature can easily raise another 10°C or more. Depending on your HDD-model, 55 or 60°C are critical.

As an owner of the Si 1520, which is famous for it's hot HDD too, I can tell you, that cooler-pads can effectively drop the temerature.
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Postby eddiehitler73 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:31 pm

hikaru wrote:50°C of HDD-teperature is ok. But I assume, that this is the temperature without any load. If you copy masses of data, the temerature can easily raise another 10°C or more. Depending on your HDD-model, 55 or 60°C are critical.

As an owner of the Si 1520, which is famous for it's hot HDD too, I can tell you, that cooler-pads can effectively drop the temerature.


i already use a 3 fan cooler pad and this does not seem to make any difference,maybe slighty better.laptop still gets very hot and shutsdown frequently.
how do i reapply heat sink compound to the heatsink.
full idiot proof method please, step by step if possible.
will this solve my problems, i am looking at buying a new laptop its getting that bad.
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Postby hikaru » Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:54 pm

I'm sorry but I have no experience in changing thermal compound. Maybe somebody else here can give you hints.

Choosing the right cooler pad for your notebook is not really easy since the design should fit to your notebook. 1 fan at the right position will give you more effect than 3 fans at the wrong positions. Maybe you just had bad luck with yours.

A Bios-update won't give you the effect you need. Maybe it will get a little better due to a different fan-bahavior, but chosing the right Bios for this task is a gamble.

How long your HDD will work at 60°C+ can not be said clearly. Maybe it will work "forever", maybe it will die while reading this post.
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Postby Ilovemylaptop » Thu May 01, 2008 10:42 pm

On my Amile D 1845 which is currently dead due to the battery or Ac adaptor!!! I use a actual manual fan which keeps the temp down and allows me to run any game or film which i literally cannot do without the laptop switching off!!
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Re: amilo d 1840 overheating problems

Postby CurtisB » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:54 am

I've had mine for about the same period (same spec).

It's a bad problem with a poorly designed laptop. I've tried numerous things and managed to make it usable by doing the following:

Got a cooling laptop stand (not particularly successful, but you don't burn your legs).
Updated BIOS to latest release - this enables several more temperature sensors and made quite a difference. It's still deafeningly loud, but at least its usable.
Upgraded hard disk. Bought a 7.2K hard disk - faster speed, less thrashing, plus better performance. Didn't make a difference, but I do now have a nice external hard disk, and a faster laptop...

Overall, it's put me off Fujitsu Siemens kit.
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The pain of burning...or, why did I buy a D1845?
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