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Thread: Need utility to control the fan speed on Satellite A200

  1. Need utility to control the fan speed on Satellite A200
    #1
    Beginner
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    Hello everyone, my Toshiba Satellite A200 1GB reach 80š C on CPU, and GPU start doing problems at that temperature, and I hear that the Fan is not at maximum when that happens.

    I have a cooler base for it but doesnīt work as I wish.
    My question is if there is a program or utility to control the fan speed. I donīt want to set clock speed lower, because I use it for HD games, just to set up the fan.
    Speedfan doesnīt recognise the fan of my CPU.

    Thanks!

  2. Re: Need utility to control the fan speed on Satellite A200
    #2
    Akuma
    Guest
    Have you checked for Dust in the Heatsink?

    With the laptop Off, use compressed air to blow the dust out of the heatsink. Spray the air into the vent where the Air usually comes out.

    If there is excessive dust buildup, you may need to get an ASP to dismantle the laptop to remove the dust properly, and refresh the Thermal Grease.

  3. Re: Need utility to control the fan speed on Satellite A200
    #3
    Scholar
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    Feb 2005
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    You don't need any application or something like this. What you need is to remove the dust from the notebook.
    The cooling grill must be clean again and notebook will be cooled down properly.
    Believe me that’s all you must do.

  4. Re: Need utility to control the fan speed on Satellite A200
    #4
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    Ok, i did it and it is lower now, like 6šc lower, itīs an improve but i still want to control the fan, i canīt find anything on the web, maybe it doesnīt exist for this Toshiba...
    Thanks for your answers ^^.

  5. Re: Need utility to control the fan speed on Satellite A200
    #5
    Scholar
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    Cooling fans are always controlled automatically by temperature sensors.
    What you can do is to enter Toshiba power saver settings and check settings for cooling method.
    Set it to maximum performance.

  6. Re: Need utility to control the fan speed on Satellite A200
    #6
    Akuma
    Guest
    Yes its important for a laptop to control the fan speeds itself to avoid damage.

    Laptops are very different to Desktops, especially when it comes to cooling systems.

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