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 Post subject: CPU temp + virtual memory settings
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:13 pm 

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Hi all.
Before i introduce myself and my PC my query is regarding CPU temp.
At rest my four cpu temps are 64 /65 /64 /53 respectively.
Is this normal enough or should they be cooler.
I havent used the ' performance ' setting on nvidea control panel yet as the user agreement tells me my warranty is voided if i do, so i'm holding off on that.
Also my pc [ 4GB Ram running XP ] arrived with virtual memory page file settings of just 2000mb [ though the recommended setting was minimum 4600mb. I've upped it to 3300mb ]. So far so good.


Have my xps 630 some months now.I use it for multimedia.
running adobe CS3 and Sony Vegas software etc.
I had installed my own sound card [ sscape mixtreme 192] and pci host card
for soundscape workstaion. All work fine.
But my super duper xps began to groan very early on.
Explorer freezes / app hangs / and so far since august two blue screens.
A system restore to day one seems to have solved most problems and
I had lots of registry issues which i've repaired.
So apart from a dhcp 1003 error when i go online - the machine is working reasonably well.
I know theres a gazzilion updates etc etc i can do through dell support centre and memtests on Ram etc, but I've work to do and want to stop tinkering.
Anyway thats my hello to all you xps folks.

 Post subject: Re: CPU temp + virtual memory settings
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:03 pm 
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Welcome to the forum. I don't believe that accepting the user agreement will void your warranty, since dell made this pc to be tweaked. I believe that is just a statement from nvidia. Personally, the only software I get from dell is bios and firmware updates. Everything else I get from the respective manufacturers. After you accept the user agreement, you can go into device settings and adjust your cpu fan up higher, 40-60 percent, that should bring your temps down. Also, there is a lot of good info on the resource page of this website on things that should be checked or updated on the 630i. As far as virtual memory goes, I just set the min and max to the recommended setting.


Stock Mobo
E8500 @ Stock
8 GB of Corsair Ram
Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Soundblaster Audigy 2ZS
and other standard stuff :D

 Post subject: Re: CPU temp + virtual memory settings
 Post Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:46 pm 
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Yep, go into Performance and turn up those fans. Dell's default setting is Auto for all fans, but they don't seem to ever actually increase in speed until its too late.

Also, get yourself a copy of Windows 7 x64. You will be pleasantly surprised. XP was hanging around due to small issues with Vista, and software compatibility issues when using old programs. If you're still using XP only programs, its time to get new ones, and don't look back. XP is a thing of the past, imo.

i7 3770K @ 4.8GHz (Koolance CPU-380i water block)
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 Motherboard
2x4GB Corsair Dominator Platinum @ 1866MHz
EVGA GTX 780 Ti Classified K|NGP|N @ 1500MHz
Dual Corsair Neutron GTX 256GB SSD's in RAID0
Corsair AX1200 power supply
Win7 x64 Ultimate
Lian LI PC-P80B case w/ custom window and lighting
Koolance ERM-2K3U Rev 1.1 (copper) external water cooler
Dell U3011 30" 2560x1600 monitor
Corsair SP2500 2.1 Audio System

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