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Default Mini 10 z530 temperature - 04-06-2010, 05:06 AM


seeking help from owners of Dell Inspiron Mini 10 a.k.a Inspiron 1010 with the Atom Z530 cpu.

The Mini 10 that I recently bought tends to run hot under normal usage, thus I got a bit worry and would like to seek peer opinion. (I called Dell tech support asking if this is normal but was told they don't measure CPU temperature.)

Thus my question : Is it normal that the Z530 cpu idles at 50C (measures using EVEREST) and peaks under 75C? When the Z530 temperature hits >60C, the base of the Mini 10 feels too hot to be placed on my lap.

I used CPUID Hardware Monitor Pro to measure , getting the value of 63C min and 81C max.

Any Inspiron 1010 user can help me verify this? Appreciate your time.

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Default 04-24-2010, 04:56 PM

use my 1010 with a Z530 on my lap all the time. never felt it was hot, nor uncomfortable. warm, but not hot. I've had Pentium laptops much much hotter. I'll read my 1010 with a infrared thermometer later and check back in

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hottest part is 36 C on the right side vent (by the ethernet connector)


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Default 05-03-2010, 04:43 AM

I don't know how to tell the temperature on the laptop, but my Dell mini 10 seems to run very hot, in my opinion. Certainly much hotter than my larger laptop. It can get pretty uncomfortable on my lap without something underneath it.
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Default 05-13-2010, 02:26 AM

intel rated them as a "hot run" which means it is designed to run with out fans

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Cool 05-13-2010, 02:53 AM

try using a chillmat...I use this one:

Targus - Netbook Chill Mat - Black - AWE39US1

it doesnt have hardly any effect on the battery, keeps your legs cool, and with me, I use it on my bed and it allows the unit to cool underneath...I usually dont even plug mine in, just put the Mini on top..and for $20 bucks it aint bad, and its black and matches my Mini

PS. I also have a larger one that I use for my 17" HP laptop since the day I bought it and they work great

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