fan control i8kfan for dell vostro 3500

Posted on 2014-08-06
Last Modified: 2014-08-07
I have a dell vostro 3500 that has a heat issue.
I have installed speedfan but it doesn't allow me to keep the fan running
I use to use i8kfangui on my other systems but I can't get it to work on this system (using newest version of software)
It will blue screen.

is there a free utility out there that will let me keep the fan running? thanks!
Question by:bbimis
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    Accepted Solution

    Did you install the i8KfanGUI with signed-driver enforcement disabled, and then sign its fanio.sys driver file?
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    >>  I have a dell vostro 3500 that has a heat issue.  <<  you should solve that problem first - not by augmenting the cooling by the fan !
    did you renew the heatpaste on the cpu yet? - did you try another fan, or test this one ?
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    by:Davis McCarn
    What most folks don't realize is that it is the backside of the heat fins that gets the dust build up.  With the laptop off, use a can of blowoff to blow in through the exhaust vent which is on the back of the laptop.
    I had one laptop that ran 42 degrees celsius cooler, afterwards!

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    used all three solutions and problem seems to have resolved.
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