Topic Title: M5950 cooling fan on and off every few seconds
Topic Summary: the cooling fan on my M5950 turns on and off literally every few seconds all day long
Created On: 11/17/2012 10:33 AM
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 11/17/2012 10:33 AM
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bsannich
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I'm hoping somebody can help me out.  I have a basically brand new Dell M4600 and the GPU fan literally cycles every fews seconds - all day long.  even when the computer is at idle it does it.  Is this something that I should worry about?  It's a little annoying, but I can get used to that.  It just doesn't seem that it should be happening.

Hopefully all of the relevant info is below, as well a sa screen shot of the temperatures.  Any thoughts?   Thanks a lot,

 

Brian

 

 

Graphics Card
AMD (ATI) FirePro M5950 (FireGL) Mobility Pro Graphics

AMD Catalyst Driver Version, and Driver History
8.982.8.3-121003a-148659C-Dell

Operating System
Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1

Issue Details
The cooling fan on my GRU turns on and off literally every few seconds all day long.  Even when the computyer is at idle.

Motherboard or System Make & Model
Dell Precision M4600

Power Supply

Not sure

Display Device(s) and Connection(s) Used
Laptop display is 1920x1080
External display is LG  E2242 1920x1080 connected via DVI

Applications and Games
None - occurs with nothing running

CPU Details
Intel i5 2540M @ 2.60 GHz

Motherboard BIOS Version
Dell BIOS A13

System Memory Type & Amount
8MB of whatever Dell used

Additional Hardware
SSD hard drive

Additional Details
Done very basic troubleshooting and testing, but my knowledge and resources are a little bit limited.  I downloaded SpeedFan to prove to myself what is happening.  Screen shot is attached.

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