Fans are the primary cooling devices used in most types of computers and are typically installed in the case and in the power supply of desktop machines and are also often installed directly on the CPU or GPU.

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HP DV6 can't open fan to lubricate (picture inside)

A couple days ago, My Laptop (HP dv6-6c65se) fan started alternating between no noise (but still working) and high noise (as if the fan is hitting a metal) every few minutes. I tried cleaning the dust ...
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laptop shuts off out of sudden when the fan suddenly stops spinning

My laptop recently got an issue. it will shuts down during loading when I turn it off repeatedly. it got worse during time, previously, if it happens, next try the laptop would work fine, but now, I ...
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What controls a laptop's fan speed? Vostro 3560 overheating

I own a vostro 3560 and I know about the terrible ventilation and heat dissipation problems it has. I've tried several configurations of the copper sheet fix, but what I've found is that my system's ...
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Is there a solution for powering fans (and/or hard drives) from a separate power supply, if space in computer case is limited?

I have a full tower with six hard drives and five fans. The computer has a blue screen of death about once per day, but I noticed that it does not happen if all of the fans are turned off (case being ...
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Is there a way to enable/disable my case fans from Windows? [closed]

Is there any software available that would allow me to enable/disable individual case fans from within Windows?
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GTX970 sounds likea leaf blower?

I have just got a new machine with the GTX970 Jetstream, it's running completely fine. My only major problem with it is the fans. It makes it sound like there is someone blowing the leafs inside the ...
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Fan Control on/for HP Proliant SE1102

I recently bought an SE1102 server on ebay for virtual machines for my home environment. I didn't checked out the system properly before the purchase and after I found out SE stands for special ...
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Do I really not need thermal paste for my Pentium processor fan?

I bought an Intel Pentium processor (G2120) fan. I could not find any aluminium part under it, and the shopkeeper said that this would be the new model from Intel and I would not need any thermal ...
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My New PC fans are super loud

I have 2 large fans in my case it's mATX case the key components are: Asus H97M-E Motherboard & Hydro Series™ H55 Quiet CPU Cooler Now the motherboard has 3 (4 pin) connectors for CPU Fans ...
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AMD CPU fan bracket keeps breaking

I have a strange problem. The CPU fan mounting bracket on my AM2+ mobo keeps breaking. The first time happened about 6 months ago and the CPU fan had not been touched in about 2 years. Since then I ...
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Processor Overheating Issues

My processor is an AMD 8120FX running just shy of 3.9 GHz with a stock heatsink/fan. My motherboard is an ASUS Sabertooth 990FX. My graphics card is a nVidia 560SE GTX. I have 32GB of RAM, two 1TB ...
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Fan or just bad placement?

My laptop shutdown four times when it was on the table. It had an error about thermal shutdown and being 90d. When I held it, nothing. For five minutes. Then I placed it on a pile of books so far and ...
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mscorsw causing fan to spin like hell when idle

So it has been happening for some time, whenever I go away from the computer, after 5 minutes I hear the fan going full speed. When I come back it stops immediately. I managed to find out what was ...
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How can I set the fan on my laptop to a constant level

The fan on my laptop turns on very loud after the laptop has been on for a few minutes. Then it oscillates between loud and soft every few minutes. I already dusted the inside, and it happens ...
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Elitebook 8570w

Before I went to bed, I set the laptop to sleep by first locking it with Windows + L and then clicking sleep at the power button below. However, when I woke up the next day, I opened up my laptop ...
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Can overheating destroy a video card?

Recently, a circuit breaker tripped in my home and my desktop lost power. Upon turning it back on, one of my monitors wasn't functioning. I have three monitors supported by two video cards, and I just ...
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my laptops turns on with a blank screen and the fan going on and off

I have a windows 8.1 toshiba satellite C55 and when I press the on button it starts but it's a blank screen and the fan goes on and off I have tried the take battery out press on for 60 seconds and ...
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my computer fan shorted out

I just built a new pc yesturday and I powered it up and it worked fine for about 3 hours then I was moving the fans around inside and two wires from the led fans sparked and now my computer wont turn. ...
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Computer freezes at starting windows screen

Okay so in May I went to turn my computer on and it went to the starting windows and stayed there for 5 minutes, which I found weird. I quickly shut it off then turned it back on, I waited 10 minutes ...
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My PC blacks out randomly. Screen says “No Signal”, fans and LEDs are running

My PC blacks out randomly. After running for maybe 1hr or so the monitor blacks out and displays "No Signal". Audio also stops and I am unable to turn off the PC with keyboard shortcuts. The green LED ...
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Installed liquid cooler, now pc shuts off immediately

My PC, which I built over two years ago (and has been running fine the entire time) is now shutting off about a second after I try to power it up after going from the stock AMD CPU cooler to a Corsair ...
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PC shutdown suddently. Power LED blinks and PSU fan is on

I'm having a problem with a new computer with MSI motherboard and AMD APU processor (I don't remember the details). When I start some "heavy work" (like a maps generator made with Python, or a batch ...
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mac book pro fan issue

STATS: Quad core i7 8gig ram 800gig ssd mavericks 10.9.4 I recently reset my mbp to factory settings and only installed adobe flash. All I've done is use youtube and run photoshop cs6 (I installed ...
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R9 270x Graphics Card fan start-stop

today I bought a PC from pieces and when I mounted all of them and connected to the screen there was no signal. My GPU is a Sapphire R9 270x and I checked that the two power connectors to it were ...
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Does a power-supply for a computer typically have temperature modulated fan control?

In other words: if I cool it using a large slow quiet fan, will it shut up, or do I need to build my own temperature control circuit?
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Should you worry about high voltage and wattage on a non-overclocked computer?

I've been wondering if I should be worried at all about high wattage or voltage on a non-overclocked computer. I say non-overclocked because when I Google search this question or something similar it ...
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How can I limit the speed of the chasis fan on an Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS?

I was working on an Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS motherboard and I replaced the chassis fan with something a little bit quieter and with more CFMs. However, once installed, it was very noisy and it was ...
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Vaio Fan works constantly with little breaks

I have a Vaio Z13 and just replaced my fan. The old fan sometimes gave me a high pitch voice, therefore I changed it. Now I have the problem that the fan works constantly for about a minute and has a ...
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My CPU fan is constantly at ~500RPM - LOW SPEED

I have tried setting the RPM in the bios but the only two settings are "Off" and "Slow". My mobo is DP55WG and it is updated. I am using an 212 EVO heatsink + fan and the fan is plugged in the correct ...
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Toshiba Satellite L655 Fan Not Running

A friend of mine has a Toshiba Satellite L655 laptop with an Intel Pentium processor. After about an hour of use, or when a particularly resource-intensive program is being used, the machine will ...
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Control CPU fan speed when mainboard only has 3-pin connector?

My CPU cooler has a 4-pin connector and its fan speed can be controlled but my motherboard only has a 3-pin connector. There's no options to control cpu fan speed in BIOS. Is there another way? I'm ...
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Replacing Fan on Laptop

My Laptop is making a lot of noise and is really hot. I assume its overheating due to an issue with the fan and I would like to try replacing the fan. The laptop is an HP Compaq Presario CQ61 The ...
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Controlling fan speed with Windows

I have an Asrock mainboard with terrible software to control the fan speed: it doesn't start automatically and it doesn't run for all users. So I'm looking for Software to control the fan speed. It ...
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Battery & Fan issue

System ASUS N56VJ Ubuntu 14.04 - 3.13.0-32-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:51:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Issue: Sometimes when I start up my laptop, the fan turns on at full ...
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cpu's fan increases without reaching a settle point

I'm encouterning the followning phenomenon on the hardware side of a pc: When powering up the machine, the cpu's fan (cpu cooler's fan accuratelly) is starting to rotate, but it doesn't settle down to ...
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Will using a bicycle pump to clean my laptop damage it?

I have a Lenovo G580 laptop. Unfortunately, there is no way to access the fan even after opening maintenance hatch, so I have no real way of removing dust from the cooling vents without using some ...
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Laptop “thinks” it's overheating, shuts down itself

Short version: When I turn on the laptop fans go full speed even though the the laptop is ice cold. After about 20 seconds it shuts down itself which I guess it's "thinking" CPU is overheating. Long ...
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Radeon Graphics loud fan, unable to boot

I have an ASUS P6TD Deluxe with a Core i7 CPU (950 @ 3.07 GHZ), 6 GB Ram. I am running a PSU ANTEC 550 Watts. On it, I am running a quite new Radeon R9 290X. The system is booting of a Kingston SSD, ...
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Why is my new laptop's fan making noises?

I have a 1 month old Lenovo Ideapad y410p and the fan makes a weird clicking noise. It happens sometimes when I tilt my laptop but not always, sometimes when I turn on my laptop, and usually when I'm ...
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Fan max power consumption on MS-7395

I'm wondering where I can find detailed specification of a MSI MS-7395 motherboard. What bothers me is if I can use 12V 2.6W sys fan on that board. I really don't want to screw the board. Previously, ...
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Loud Noisy (CPU Watercooler?) Fans

I have an issue with my computer lately, I built my computer 3 months ago and I assume my CPU watercooler fan is getting louder. I have a Corsair H100i Watercooler, Intel Core i5-3570k CPU, ASRock Z77 ...
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GPU sensor not working, fans out of control

My fans are out of control and my GPU is apparently hotter than the surface of the sun. I'm using an iMac with Windows 7, (no OS X partition) and I already tried resetting the pram and nvram. ...
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HP Compaq 610 cpu fan change

I want to check my CPU fan power port is working. Originally it had 0.2A fan. and it stopped working and i odered a fan and it is 0.5A fan. It is not working when it plug to mother board.External ...
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Fan speeds stay the same

My nvidia card always is at 28% fan speed. Why does this never change as the temperature goes up? Wouldn't that make it cooler, and thus, better? Is using software to increase that speed perfectly ...
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How to regulate fan speed of external USB fan?

I installed SpeedFan, but the only fan showing up is the one inside my laptop for the CPU. Since today, I have an additional fan which is external below the Fellowes® - Precision Cooler Laptop Riser. ...
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Laptop starts up, runs perfectly normally for a few minutes, fan starts spinning very fasts, then shuts down

I left my Metabox p150 laptop underneath my bed for about a month, and now I have a problem where I can start up my computer, login and do anything normally for a few minutes, until the fan starts ...
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Is there a way to repair ripped off fan connectors?

The white ones with four pins that connect to the motherboard.
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How many case fans does a Thermaltake Versa H22 have?

I know this may not be the right place to post this but I couldn't find anywhere else. I also couldn't find the answer to this so I was wondering if anyone who bought one knew. If there is a correct ...
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What direction should the heatsink fan face?

My current setup looks like the following: Rear fan <----- Heatsink Fan <----- Heatsink Case: Arc Midi R2 Heatsink: Scythe Ashura with stock fan I've placed the fan so it sucks the air out ...
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Laptop cooling slacking off

Recently i've ran into the problem that my laptop had collected too much dust inside and starts overheating in difficult tasks (i.e. games), this happens every half a year or so, as always i opened ...