Aspire 1711 smi LCD & heat? problems
my problem child is a 1711 smi (P4 2,8 & Gforce 5700 64 mb). The first problem came after just 9 weeks of use. As discriped before the LCD screen began flickering and went dim on the top site after that. The screen also had several hundreds dead pixels on the outer left site.
wich i only discovered later (i now, should have checked it the first day). I called the supportdesk and they told me it was the backlight, that had gone dead. Sent it away and 10 days later i received my baby back. They had changed the screen, the lcd convertor and upgraded the Bios. But within 2 months the same problem!
First a dim screen (now on the lower part of the screen), the strange high sound and the next day nightview with a lot of flickering.
Called supportdesk again and because it was the second failure in just 2 months they arranged a carrier to pick it up and they would place me on the top of the repair list. 3 ****in' weeks later i got my machine back from Germany
(i live in the Netherlands) with only the note that they had changed parts and upgraded the Bios again.
Ok, besides the fact that i don't trust my own computer no longer i think that the fan(s) are operating at higher speed (and a lot of noise) then within the first month. It's becoming very annoying. I've downloaded Mobilemeter to check the temperatures. Here are some rusults with the fan speeds:
-Fan speed 1 (normal? acceptable noise) till 1 minute, CPU 43°C and GPU 22°C
-Fan speed 2 (Noisy but still no problem) after 1 minute, CPU 45/46°C
-Fan speed 3 (more noise, begins to annoy me) after 5 minutes, CPU 51°C
-Fan speed 4 (Noise like a hairdryer on the 1st level) after 13 minutes, CPU 56C.
After that the temperatures climb to 62°C CPU and 53°C GPU and then stay steady. But that's in normal use, so the question is; Are this normal temperatures? And what about the fan speeds? There are 2 more higher speeds i know of. Speed 5 after 65°C CPU and speed 6 during boot up.
Is it possible that Acer changed something in the new Bios that will make the fan starts on lower temperatures? (Monday i will contact Acer support about it). And the last question; how do i now if my CPU is a Prescott or a Northwood?
Hey, i feel a lot better now.