But there is a solution ..... :(
Originally Posted by Luke@PCTorque
Just to make everyone fully aware of this, this is the response I got from Sager regaurding the fan utility being used.
This is very sad. It would be more appropriate if Sager/Clevo etc provided users who cannot stand the noise, with a fixed trip mode update in a form of an executable file.Just like a patch. So no worries of providing users the probability of burning their laptop by putting too optimistic settings. A fix that installs the correct values in the registry, so that the user has both quiet and not so hot laptop.
For example, i noticed these values when working on office applications web browsing - not too stressing:
Default setting :7% fan speed cpu => 47 C cpu. NOISY
My setting :4% fan speed cpu => 53-55 C cpu. QUIET.
On battery mode i can put 3% fan speed and have 50-52 C !
We face the noise because the cpu must be set below 50 C! I believe that 55 C is an ok temperature for a laptop cpu. Besides, the temperature of the CPU reaches 60 C when gaming, with the manufacturer setting (quick fan speed).
So the best would be to put this threshold, and then when cpu temperature reaches 60 C, increasing the cpu fan to 8% for example. When it reaches
52 C, reducing the fan speed to 4% again. A second adjustment would have to do with the fast rate of temperature increase:If the cpu overcomes 62 C, the apply 75% fan speed and when it reaches 67 apply 100% fan speed.
Summing up, i think that there is a solution to the noisy laptop problem,
and avoiding the possibility of burning the system. It is just a matter
of correct trip mode setting. I believe that if a group of users decide to work on this, each user for a specific model of Sager/Clevo laptop, we can calculate and provide to the Sager/Clevo programmers excellent adjustments
of cpu/ddr /vga fan and then have their approval and an update that is official and does not breaks the warranty.
I understand that increased average temperature reduces the life. But come to think that by the time our laptop dies, we will have already bought a new system! They say that 10 degrees reduces the life to half. But we are talking for only a 5-7 degree increase here. Furthermore the life can be many many years. I still have my pentium 1 (1994) , pentium 2(1997) working.
According to this, if the laptop lasts for example 10 years, and the setting cuts its life to the half( which is not the truth, it cuts less!), i have to say that five years are more than enough in the world of computers. I will have ALREADY changed the laptop sooner with a128 bit cpu, windows LongLeg, 16 GB RAM by then (so that i can play far cry 3)
One last point : in the current manufacturer's setting, (during winter and when in idle mode) the cpu reaches 60 the fan starts, the cpu cools down to 45 C and then warms back to 60 C and so on. The average temperature of CPU is 52 C (a very rough estimation though) Well....i prefer my CPU has a CONSTANT temperature of 55 C than having this continuous STRESSING fluctuations of temperature (bad:continuous contractions and expansions of components because of temperature change). The latter is harmful for the CPU.