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Dell Laptop Heating up

I have Dell laptop, that I leave on the Dock station at work.
When I undock it and take it out , it heats up and the fans start making a loud noise when spinning.

I would like to know what is causing the heat.

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8/22/2022 - Mon
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I agree, while the Laptop docked , It did not seem like it heats up….However when I undocked it and put it in the bag and took it home, and once home I got it out of the bag, the laptop went crazy, I can hear the loud noise of the fans ….I had to wait for a while to see the laptop cooling down…

So, how do I prevent that next time
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I put it in a backpack…it is made for laptops..
I drove home for 20 mn
I did not turn it off when I undocked it, I put it in the bag right away
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I believe it overheats out of the dock…though I did not check that?
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I can try the bios update too…
how do I know the right bios driver to download .
I know it is Dell Laptop , I may need to find  which DELL series is the laptop..
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It is DELL Precision M4700
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Thank you Guys...

I installed BIOS drivers, I will see next time if it is going to heat up.
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@jskfan - Thanks, and I was happy to help.
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