Just as I suspected - no sufficient cooling.
In such a confined space as a laptop cooling fans need to be running pretty well all of the time.
If the fan was frozen ,then freed , but only runs sporadically, it may have to be replaced.
Implicit is the problem of the battery "helping" with the heat problem - that is, it adds to heat inside the case.
While the 3-fan device will help ,it won't alleviate the failing interior fan problem.
Since I don't know the Inspiron Model Number and series ,it's hard to tell what the specs should be.
A search for the specs, you did mention, did not yield any results. The CPU seems to be a Dell / Intel special.
You may have more luck on the Dell products site or Dell forums as per previous links.
Sent: Saturday, April 13, 2013 6:51 PM
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Subject: Re: [PCBUILD] screen flicker & fade
Thank you for your information. I had a friend look at the fan; he said
it was frozen but managed to free it. Now it seems to run
sporadically. I purchased one of those 3-fan external devices for under
the laptop, and it seems to be working, I think.
I installed the CPUID monitor, but I don't know what the temperatures or
battery readings are supposed to be. I see listed Temperatures for
Dell, Inc. DU9906 THM; Intel Mobile Core 2DuoT5: Core #0 and #1, and
Temps: Assembly; and then Battery: voltages, capacities; and Levels:
wear and charge.
But they don't tell you what optimum temps or levels are, or which ones
Can you enlighten me?
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