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Postby snq » Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:11 pm

I installed Vista on my M4438G yesterday, and ever since then my fan has been driving me insane. My notebook is noisy as hell and I can't find any way to reduce the noise from the fan. Even if I disable all graphic effects, use the fan button thingy, and don't touch the thing for a couple of minutes, the fan still doesn't stop.

So does anyone know of a way to make it stop? Because I can't stand this. Under XP it would be quiet most of the time, unless I actually did something. If there is no way around this I'm going to have to switch back to XP :(

Edit: I should add, CPU usage is not abnormal, it's usually below 5%.
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Postby aspettl » Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:55 pm

That's a known problem, happens with other operating systems than XP :-(

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Postby snq » Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:15 pm

I figured :(

Apparently Speedstep is broken on a lot of different laptops from different manufacturers and a BIOS update is needed to make it work again?
I guess we're pretty much screwed then, I don't really see FSC coming with a fix, the latest BIOS for the x438 being over a year old and all :(
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Postby aspettl » Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:32 pm

Afaik Speedstep works. You can reproduce this fan problem in XP if you use the wrong graphics driver (without a specific registry value). In Vista this registry fix doesn't work. In Linux the same problem.

I hope FSC will provide a BIOS update or Vista graphics driver. The more people asking, the better chances are ;-)

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Postby salleballe » Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:37 pm

You can use new drivers from http://www.laptopvideo2go.com
Works for me, my fan behaves normally in Vista.
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Postby snq » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:02 am

I'll give those a try, thanks.
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Postby snq » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:36 am

That unfortunately didn't work, it's still going at max :(

Exactly which drivers are you using?
I'm using the 100.65 available from http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_100.65.html as of today, with the modded inf from laptopvideo2go.

Or maybe I need to change some settings somewhere as well?
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Postby salleballe » Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:06 pm

snq wrote:That unfortunately didn't work, it's still going at max :(

Exactly which drivers are you using?
I'm using the 100.65 available from http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_100.65.html as of today, with the modded inf from laptopvideo2go.

Or maybe I need to change some settings somewhere as well?


I haven't changed any settings, currently using 100.64 and the fan is spinning up and down depending on load. However, I don't think it ever goes down to the bare minimum anymore.
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Postby aspettl » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:53 am

I see that FSC now lists Vista as supported for M3438G: http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com/support/downloads.html (but almost no drivers yet)
New hope for a solution of the fan problem :-)

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Postby mozarin » Wed Feb 28, 2007 6:00 am

hey ppl any solution for the AMILO M1437g and faN speed?

Its caused by the graphic card? mine is an ATI x700

i´ve installed the catalyst for Windows vista...and works fine but the fan is always on....

any idea? thankss ppl
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Postby aspettl » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:15 pm

aspettl wrote:I see that FSC now lists Vista as supported for M3438G: http://www.fujitsu-siemens.com/support/downloads.html (but almost no drivers yet)
New hope for a solution of the fan problem :-)

Now there is this driver for Geforce 6800:
http://support.fujitsu-siemens.com/Down ... 9F08F45DD9
Somebody can try it?

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Postby snq » Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:19 pm

Sorry I can't test it, I already removed Vista. I'm using my laptop 8 hours a day or more for work and I just couldn't stand the noise.

I have to say I'm a bit amazed by the fact that FSC actually seems to support Vista tho, not bad at all :)
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Postby burn0ut » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:43 am

Tried new FSC driver on my M3438g with Vista Premium.
The same problem is here, fan always on!
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Postby markl9 » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:59 am

Same here :(

burn0ut wrote:Tried new FSC driver on my M3438g with Vista Premium.
The same problem is here, fan always on!
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Postby burn0ut » Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:07 am

Some users says that problem could be a wrong power management of Pentium M...
I am not at home at this moment but somebody could try this utility to override cpu speed setting and reduce fan speed:

http://cpu.rightmark.org/products/rmclock.shtml
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