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Laptop running hot - Fan cycling on and off every 10-20 seconds

I have a Dell Inspiron B130 which I've upgraded to 2G Ram and a 160GB hard drive. I thought possibly the upgrades were responsible for my computer running hot, idle it shows a temp of sometimes 70C or above. When I replaced the upgrades with the original Ram (512K) and hard drive (40G), it still runs the same. I've cleaned out the fan and heat sink and replaced the thermal compound. It still runs hot. This only started happening within the last six months. Any ideas what may be going on? Thanks.

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  • Scoobyduder Jun 14, 2008

    Thanks Vegggie Boy. The fan does turn off, but I am going to install a new one to see if that fixes the problem. As of this posting, my computer sat idle for several hours with only Firefox open. The temperature was at 71C when I checked just now. Isn't that too high for a idle system? Also, just right-clicking on my desktop spikes the CPU meter to between 40 and 70 percent with nothing open and most start-up items disabled. I'm just wondering if maybe these are signs of a processor going bad. As this is a low-end laptop, I really don't want to spend too much on it. The money would be better spent on a newer, faster model, I'm sure.

  • armstrong106 Feb 17, 2009

    Where can I find instructions for removing and replacing the fan. B130.

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I had a similar problem with a Dell Inspiron 1300. Solution: Clean the heat sink. It was clogged with dust not allowing free air circulation. After cleaning silence....ahhhh

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My guess is that CPU fan, it there is one, is not working properly and your computer is heating up. Is it turning off, too, occasionally after a period of time? Suggest a new CPU fan.

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Sir my inspiron laptop b130, intel pentium processor 1.70 mhz 598 mhz, it is suitable for upgration r not? ram 1gb. 40 gb hard disk.? I need 2 gb ram and 500gb usb hard disk for oracle applications...


Max RAM for that system is 2GB
http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Inspiron%20B130&Cat=RAM

The question is whether there are 500GB hdds for that system. The largest PATA HDD I found was 320 GB
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4600076&CatId=2675

and there is no guarantee the BIOS will recognise a HDD that large as PATA HDDs require BIOS support for the drive size where SATA HDDs will pretty much work.
My recommendation is to retire this system and BUY a new one.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=631874&csid=_23

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I have no problems..need larger hard drive for Dell Inspiron B130. Have only 15gb left. Is this a diffucult task? hump


Hi,

Surprisingly the task of replacing the hard drive is fairly easy, as soon as you have purchased a replacement drive (make sure it's a IDE 2.5ins drive)
Just click on the link that i have provided bellow for instructions on how to remove the hard drive from the laptop and replace it >>>>






http://www.mrdimpy.co.uk/Dell%20Inspiron%201300%20Service%20Manual/hdd.htm







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hi,

As standard it comes with a 60GB Hard Drive (5400RPM)

The following link will give you a idea of what the spec is and the performance of the laptop.

http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2732

Regards
Gewiz.

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I would highly recommend that you instead upgrade the ram memory on the laptop since it will give you a bigger performance increase than a new cpu or video card.

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