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Anonymous
September 25, 2005 10:54:13 PM

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I assume it is, but just checking.

When running more than 10 minutes, the bottom is hot.

AC adapter also gets very hot when plugged in for more than ten minutes.

I have an Inspiron 2200

Mel
Anonymous
September 26, 2005 1:21:28 AM

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"MZB" <moo@noway.prudigy.net> wrote in news:rUFZe.9756$eH2.6201@fe02.lga:

> I assume it is, but just checking.
>
> When running more than 10 minutes, the bottom is hot.
>
> AC adapter also gets very hot when plugged in for more than ten minutes.
>
> I have an Inspiron 2200
>
> Mel
>
>

Most laptops do run hot on the bottom and especially near the hard drives
and CPU, 40 to 45c is not unusual (104 to 113F).

The point to worry is when it gets up around 60c, then you start
deteriorating the hard drive plus other components.

- FM -
Anonymous
September 26, 2005 4:02:49 AM

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How long have you had the system? It is amazing hiow much dust and dirt can
collect inside the area where the cooling fan is. If you've had the system for
as little as 6 months, get a can of compressed air and blast air into the
cooling vents.

Depending on CPU speed and type, yes, Dell notebooks can run hot. Other brands,
too... Ben Myers

On Sun, 25 Sep 2005 18:54:13 -0400, "MZB" <moo@noway.prudigy.net> wrote:

>I assume it is, but just checking.
>
>When running more than 10 minutes, the bottom is hot.
>
>AC adapter also gets very hot when plugged in for more than ten minutes.
>
>I have an Inspiron 2200
>
>Mel
>
>
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Anonymous
September 26, 2005 4:17:52 AM

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How do I ascertain the temperature

MB
"Fred Mau" <fred-dot-mau@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:Xns96DCC4E93F8FFfreddotmaucomcastnet@216.196.97.131...
> "MZB" <moo@noway.prudigy.net> wrote in news:rUFZe.9756$eH2.6201@fe02.lga:
>
>> I assume it is, but just checking.
>>
>> When running more than 10 minutes, the bottom is hot.
>>
>> AC adapter also gets very hot when plugged in for more than ten minutes.
>>
>> I have an Inspiron 2200
>>
>> Mel
>>
>>
>
> Most laptops do run hot on the bottom and especially near the hard drives
> and CPU, 40 to 45c is not unusual (104 to 113F).
>
> The point to worry is when it gets up around 60c, then you start
> deteriorating the hard drive plus other components.
>
> - FM -
Anonymous
September 26, 2005 4:52:31 AM

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"MZB" <moo@noway.prudigy.net> wrote in message
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>I assume it is, but just checking.
>
> When running more than 10 minutes, the bottom is hot.
>
> AC adapter also gets very hot when plugged in for more than ten minutes.
>
> I have an Inspiron 2200
>
> Mel
>
Of course it runs hot...it has an Intel processor.

Bobby
Anonymous
September 26, 2005 5:06:28 AM

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You might also look at the power-saving options, both in the system BIOS and in
Windows Control Panel. Saving power also reduces heat.

The only specs I've been able to find state that the processor is a 1.5GHz.
Pentium 4, Celeron, mobile Pentium, mobile Celeron??? .... Ben Myers

On Sun, 25 Sep 2005 18:54:13 -0400, "MZB" <moo@noway.prudigy.net> wrote:

>I assume it is, but just checking.
>
>When running more than 10 minutes, the bottom is hot.
>
>AC adapter also gets very hot when plugged in for more than ten minutes.
>
>I have an Inspiron 2200
>
>Mel
>
>
Anonymous
September 26, 2005 6:13:51 AM

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"NoNoBadDog!" <no_@spam_verizon.net> wrote in message
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>
> "MZB" <moo@noway.prudigy.net> wrote in message
> news:rUFZe.9756$eH2.6201@fe02.lga...
>>I assume it is, but just checking.
>>
>> When running more than 10 minutes, the bottom is hot.
>>
>> AC adapter also gets very hot when plugged in for more than ten minutes.
>>
>> I have an Inspiron 2200
>>
>> Mel
>>
> Of course it runs hot...it has an Intel processor.
>
> Bobby
>
>

Thankfully. Wouldn't want one of those AMD that melt when they get hot.
Anonymous
September 26, 2005 1:54:18 PM

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"Fred Mau" <fred-dot-mau@comcast.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:Xns96DCC4E93F8FFfreddotmaucomcastnet@216.196.97.131...

> The point to worry is when it gets up around 60c, then you start
> deteriorating the hard drive plus other components.

The Point is: Dell claims a heat of 55° to 60° inside the system
while working as normal. For my harddrive vendor [in this case a
Fujitsu-Siemens one] says that it shouldn't be operated in an area
over 55° and stored in temperatures over 60°. So I assure myself to
have a warranty longer than one year to prepare to get a new one when
two-three years are over.
Anonymous
September 26, 2005 6:01:37 PM

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Ben:

Wouldn't blasting air into the vents (I assume those are the little holes on
the right and left side in front) just move the dust around inside??

Also, how can I tell what the actual operating temperature of my laptop is??


Right now, the laptop is literally on my lap and it is getting uncomfortably
hot. I suspect this is normal?? (but, no problem, my family is already
completed).

Mel





<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:43373a2e.8398370@nntp.charter.net...
> How long have you had the system? It is amazing hiow much dust and dirt
> can
> collect inside the area where the cooling fan is. If you've had the
> system for
> as little as 6 months, get a can of compressed air and blast air into the
> cooling vents.
>
> Depending on CPU speed and type, yes, Dell notebooks can run hot. Other
> brands,
> too... Ben Myers
>
> On Sun, 25 Sep 2005 18:54:13 -0400, "MZB" <moo@noway.prudigy.net> wrote:
>
>>I assume it is, but just checking.
>>
>>When running more than 10 minutes, the bottom is hot.
>>
>>AC adapter also gets very hot when plugged in for more than ten minutes.
>>
>>I have an Inspiron 2200
>>
>>Mel
>>
>>
>
Anonymous
September 26, 2005 6:01:38 PM

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This seems a bit bizarre to me, but it has been noted that due to
heating issues it is best not to run a laptop on your lap. The same goes
for lying in bed or operating it on other soft surfaces. These tend to act
as insulators and cause the system to retain heat.

KC


"MZB" <moo@noway.prudigy.net> wrote in message
news:5IWZe.275$wg7.27@fe06.lga...
> Ben:
>
> Wouldn't blasting air into the vents (I assume those are the little holes
on
> the right and left side in front) just move the dust around inside??
>
> Also, how can I tell what the actual operating temperature of my laptop
is??
>
>
> Right now, the laptop is literally on my lap and it is getting
uncomfortably
> hot. I suspect this is normal?? (but, no problem, my family is already
> completed).
>
> Mel
>
>
>
>
>
> <ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
> news:43373a2e.8398370@nntp.charter.net...
> > How long have you had the system? It is amazing hiow much dust and dirt
> > can
> > collect inside the area where the cooling fan is. If you've had the
> > system for
> > as little as 6 months, get a can of compressed air and blast air into
the
> > cooling vents.
> >
> > Depending on CPU speed and type, yes, Dell notebooks can run hot. Other
> > brands,
> > too... Ben Myers
> >
> > On Sun, 25 Sep 2005 18:54:13 -0400, "MZB" <moo@noway.prudigy.net> wrote:
> >
> >>I assume it is, but just checking.
> >>
> >>When running more than 10 minutes, the bottom is hot.
> >>
> >>AC adapter also gets very hot when plugged in for more than ten minutes.
> >>
> >>I have an Inspiron 2200
> >>
> >>Mel
> >>
> >>
> >
>
>
Anonymous
September 26, 2005 10:40:06 PM

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Blasting compressed air into the vents pushes the dust and dirt out of the
inside of the computer... Ben Myers

On Mon, 26 Sep 2005 14:01:37 -0400, "MZB" <moo@noway.prudigy.net> wrote:

>Ben:
>
>Wouldn't blasting air into the vents (I assume those are the little holes on
>the right and left side in front) just move the dust around inside??
>
>Also, how can I tell what the actual operating temperature of my laptop is??
>
>
>Right now, the laptop is literally on my lap and it is getting uncomfortably
>hot. I suspect this is normal?? (but, no problem, my family is already
>completed).
>
>Mel
>
>
>
>
>
><ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
>news:43373a2e.8398370@nntp.charter.net...
>> How long have you had the system? It is amazing hiow much dust and dirt
>> can
>> collect inside the area where the cooling fan is. If you've had the
>> system for
>> as little as 6 months, get a can of compressed air and blast air into the
>> cooling vents.
>>
>> Depending on CPU speed and type, yes, Dell notebooks can run hot. Other
>> brands,
>> too... Ben Myers
>>
>> On Sun, 25 Sep 2005 18:54:13 -0400, "MZB" <moo@noway.prudigy.net> wrote:
>>
>>>I assume it is, but just checking.
>>>
>>>When running more than 10 minutes, the bottom is hot.
>>>
>>>AC adapter also gets very hot when plugged in for more than ten minutes.
>>>
>>>I have an Inspiron 2200
>>>
>>>Mel
>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 27, 2005 1:21:50 AM

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Kevin:

That's very interesting and I'm sure you are correct. When the laptop is on
my lap or in bed, it definitely gets hotter. I know because the fan comes on
much more often. On a table or desk, it hardly ever comes on.

This is a bit annoying. I bought it because I have a degenerative back
problem and at times I am better off not sitting that long and the basement
if hard to go up and down. So, I wanted a wireless set-up to use when I am
somewhat confined upstairs, often lying down.

Fortunately, a new set of exercises seems to be working well and the back
problems have diminished greatly, so it is currently a moot point. But it is
a big difference in heat generated!!!

Mel
"Kevin Childers" <kchilder@mail.win.org> wrote in message
news:SRWZe.10230$eH2.7518@fe02.lga...
> This seems a bit bizarre to me, but it has been noted that due to
> heating issues it is best not to run a laptop on your lap. The same goes
> for lying in bed or operating it on other soft surfaces. These tend to
> act
> as insulators and cause the system to retain heat.
>
> KC
>
>
> "MZB" <moo@noway.prudigy.net> wrote in message
> news:5IWZe.275$wg7.27@fe06.lga...
>> Ben:
>>
>> Wouldn't blasting air into the vents (I assume those are the little holes
> on
>> the right and left side in front) just move the dust around inside??
>>
>> Also, how can I tell what the actual operating temperature of my laptop
> is??
>>
>>
>> Right now, the laptop is literally on my lap and it is getting
> uncomfortably
>> hot. I suspect this is normal?? (but, no problem, my family is already
>> completed).
>>
>> Mel
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> <ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
>> news:43373a2e.8398370@nntp.charter.net...
>> > How long have you had the system? It is amazing hiow much dust and
>> > dirt
>> > can
>> > collect inside the area where the cooling fan is. If you've had the
>> > system for
>> > as little as 6 months, get a can of compressed air and blast air into
> the
>> > cooling vents.
>> >
>> > Depending on CPU speed and type, yes, Dell notebooks can run hot.
>> > Other
>> > brands,
>> > too... Ben Myers
>> >
>> > On Sun, 25 Sep 2005 18:54:13 -0400, "MZB" <moo@noway.prudigy.net>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> >>I assume it is, but just checking.
>> >>
>> >>When running more than 10 minutes, the bottom is hot.
>> >>
>> >>AC adapter also gets very hot when plugged in for more than ten
>> >>minutes.
>> >>
>> >>I have an Inspiron 2200
>> >>
>> >>Mel
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
September 27, 2005 3:57:19 AM

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I know a few folks who like to work from bed etc. They use a breakfast tray
or one of those hospital style swing arm tables.

KC

"MZB" <moo@noway.prudigy.net> wrote in message
news:o 81_e.555$wg7.383@fe06.lga...
> Kevin:
>
> That's very interesting and I'm sure you are correct. When the laptop is
on
> my lap or in bed, it definitely gets hotter. I know because the fan comes
on
> much more often. On a table or desk, it hardly ever comes on.
>
> This is a bit annoying. I bought it because I have a degenerative back
> problem and at times I am better off not sitting that long and the
basement
> if hard to go up and down. So, I wanted a wireless set-up to use when I am
> somewhat confined upstairs, often lying down.
>
> Fortunately, a new set of exercises seems to be working well and the back
> problems have diminished greatly, so it is currently a moot point. But it
is
> a big difference in heat generated!!!
>
> Mel
> "Kevin Childers" <kchilder@mail.win.org> wrote in message
> news:SRWZe.10230$eH2.7518@fe02.lga...
> > This seems a bit bizarre to me, but it has been noted that due to
> > heating issues it is best not to run a laptop on your lap. The same
goes
> > for lying in bed or operating it on other soft surfaces. These tend to
> > act
> > as insulators and cause the system to retain heat.
> >
> > KC
> >
> >
> > "MZB" <moo@noway.prudigy.net> wrote in message
> > news:5IWZe.275$wg7.27@fe06.lga...
> >> Ben:
> >>
> >> Wouldn't blasting air into the vents (I assume those are the little
holes
> > on
> >> the right and left side in front) just move the dust around inside??
> >>
> >> Also, how can I tell what the actual operating temperature of my laptop
> > is??
> >>
> >>
> >> Right now, the laptop is literally on my lap and it is getting
> > uncomfortably
> >> hot. I suspect this is normal?? (but, no problem, my family is already
> >> completed).
> >>
> >> Mel
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> <ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
> >> news:43373a2e.8398370@nntp.charter.net...
> >> > How long have you had the system? It is amazing hiow much dust and
> >> > dirt
> >> > can
> >> > collect inside the area where the cooling fan is. If you've had the
> >> > system for
> >> > as little as 6 months, get a can of compressed air and blast air into
> > the
> >> > cooling vents.
> >> >
> >> > Depending on CPU speed and type, yes, Dell notebooks can run hot.
> >> > Other
> >> > brands,
> >> > too... Ben Myers
> >> >
> >> > On Sun, 25 Sep 2005 18:54:13 -0400, "MZB" <moo@noway.prudigy.net>
> >> > wrote:
> >> >
> >> >>I assume it is, but just checking.
> >> >>
> >> >>When running more than 10 minutes, the bottom is hot.
> >> >>
> >> >>AC adapter also gets very hot when plugged in for more than ten
> >> >>minutes.
> >> >>
> >> >>I have an Inspiron 2200
> >> >>
> >> >>Mel
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
Anonymous
September 27, 2005 2:07:49 PM

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"MZB" <moo@noway.prudigy.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:o 81_e.555$wg7.383@fe06.lga...
> Kevin:
>
> That's very interesting and I'm sure you are correct. When the
> laptop is on my lap or in bed, it definitely gets hotter. I know
> because the fan comes on much more often. On a table or desk, it
> hardly ever comes on.
Well why don't buy a woodden plate and put it under the laptop while
sitting on bed. I sometimes just use my books- some big photo-album
seems fine for me :-)
September 27, 2005 2:14:29 PM

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Kevin Childers wrote:

> This seems a bit bizarre to me, but it has been noted that due to heating
> issues it is best not to run a laptop on your lap.

It maybe seems less bizarre if you consider that the computers you seem to
call "laptops" are called "notebook computers" by their vendors. I think
you won't find a single vendor who calls the current notebook-style
computer a "laptop".

But then it gets bizarre again when you think about the computers the
vendors used to call "laptop computers" (remember those bricks ten years
ago?)... you really didn't /want/ to use those on your lap :) 

Gerhard
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