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Fan/Bios problem with Gigabyte W576 laptop

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  1. Cholgan

    Cholgan Thread Starter

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    Hi!
    I have a gigabyte W576 laptop with GeForce 9600GS running windows 7 32bit. Recently, the pc started overheating to the point of automatic shutdown. It seems like the fan is working in minimal speed, not getting any commands from the pc itself. I tried all obvious solutions, including cleaning the fan/heatsink and trying to control the fan speed using all kinds of software, nothing worked. Finally, a guy from the Nvidia boards suggested I try updating my Bios, so I did(from ver G3c42 to G3G51). That did work and I could finally hear my fan working at high speeds. Unfortunately, after a few hours it stopped working again! I tried updating the Bios again. Also tried rolling back and updating again the Bios and nothing helped so far.
    Please help me with this! I got no more ideas and I cant afford to send my pc to a lab cause I need it for school. ​

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  3. Cholgan

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    Thanks for the reply!
    I tried the new Nvidia control panel(Ntune is outdated), EVGA precision and Riva tuner. None of them could control the fan speed.
    Please notice that the problem was solved(for about 12 hours) after updating the Bios once so I dont think its the graphic card's fault. The fan is working(very slowly, as if idle) and the temp output is functional but there's no communication between the two.
     
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    you say ntune outdated i use it on my gtx prefer to nvidia control panel, anyhow these graphics are VERY VERY problematic in lappys, in fact really really bad, it could be a simple sensor issue intermittent, you could try everest free addition trial and get as many sensors as possible showing you info to go on

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    ps have you gone into bios and set fan speed from there ??? there are usually 3 or 4 options
     
  6. Cholgan

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    My Bios menu has no fan/temp options.

    And another weird thing... Whenever I flash the bios, the fan suddenly comes to life! It works on full speed for the entire flashing process and after the restart it goes back to idle speed.
     
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    I tried Everest. The overheating component is the GPU diode, which shuts the whole pc down after it gets to about 115c(its 105c right now). The cpu is at 75c and the cores are at 60c.
     
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