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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Can a large power supply cause overheating?

I have a laptop which is just over one year old, and ever since I have had it, there have been some very serious overheating problems. The fan is almost always at full blast, which is incredibly loud, ...
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Gigabyte GTX 660 OC 2GB running fine for short periods of time then causing critical errors and turning off. What's the cause of it?

I've purchased an used, partially damaged card - Gigabyte GTX 660 OC 2GB with twinfrozr fans. I had hope to easily repair it using my experience with electronics. However, the problem with it is ...
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Unable to control one fan with SpeedFan

In my pc, I have 4 fans: CPU, Chassis 1, 2, and 3. I can control all of the fans, except Chassis 1. However, all of the Chassis fans are identical. So my question is, why am I unable to control fan 1? ...
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What is the PWM slope in my BIOS?

In the BIOS of my motherboard (Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H) I can set the fan speed to various modes including one where I can set a PWM slope in "some amount per degree". This is what the motherboard's ...
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aerocool v3x no front fan case screw holes

Hey guys I have an Aerocool V3X case with preinstalled rear fan and I can install 2 side fans and one front fan. I went to install the front fan but there are no screw holes! There is a "mesh" but no ...
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CPU Fan direction Cooler Master K280, GA-990FXA-UD3, AMD FX-8320, Cooler Master T4 Heatsink

I'm building my first computer, and this is what I have: Case: Cooler Master K280 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 R5 CPU: AMD FX-8320 8-core Heatsink: Cooler Master T4 Hyper Extra fan: ...
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Fan Connections for Cooler Master K280 vs Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 R5

I'm mounting my first computer and I'm confused about how to connect the case's front fan to the motherboard. This is what I have: Case: Cooler Master K280 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 R5 ...
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HP Dv6000 Overheating Issue?

I have been using a HP dv6000 laptop for quite some time (months if not years), without any problems. I recently purchased a replacement fan for the motherboard, because the bearings in the existing ...
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Fans works even after shutdown

I have kind of a big problem. After I shutdown the PC, some of my case fans (including the one with the LED and the LED) remains runnning and even my CPU fan. Sometimes it happens for all of them to ...
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Can silicone screws safely contact CPU heatsink?

I've recently bought a 92mm Zalman cooler in order to replace my dead CPU fan without changing the heatsink. It comes with silicone pins like these Is it safe for them to come in direct contact ...
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Faulty Toshiba fan after clean

Today my friend brought me the laptop of his dad for dust clean and format.(installed Lubuntu 15). The laptop was a Toshiba Satellite L300-2C4 2Gb ram and Pentium Dual-Core T4200 at 2.00 GHz! After ...
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PC Fan and Graphics Card getting loud [duplicate]

I did already some research but can't find anything in my pc or on the internet about my cause. Some fans in my pc are suddenly getting loud for like 10 sec and than going quite again for like 5 and ...
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How to reduce heat in my system?

I have a desktop PC, which was mounted for me by a friend. It is running OpenSUSE 13.2. This is the installed configuration: Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 Pro Processor: Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 RAM: 4 x ...
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Do I need two fans on the radiator of my CPU?

I ordered a water cooling all-in-one solution for my CPU and I was wondering if I really need both fans that come shipped with it, or if one fan is enough. What I am talking about is one of those ...
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Is it general for such laptops to be loud?

I have AMD A10 with 4 cores, AMD Radeon HD 8670M. (Asus x550ze) It's fan is loud. Is it normal for such powerful laptops to be loud or I made a bad purchase ?
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Why does my computer freeze with stuttering audio and get hot? (Possible cooling fan failure?)

I have the HP Pavilon g7 (part HP Pavilon g series) and lately it's been getting hot really quickly. I have a cooling fan plate with a USB input for it and that keeps it cool, but it doesn't always ...
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CPU fans gradually turn to max power, unusual PSU & motherboard config

https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0B0ijOBuJiVJnQ1ZLdUlRQTlkY28/edit I am giving an old PC of mine away, and decided to turn it on one last time before I gave it away. The fans start out silent and ...
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3Com Switch Fan Fault “Approve”

I have a second hand 3Com 4200G 24 Port Switch. I have opened the case and unplugged one of the two case fans. I am not running the switch at anywhere near its full capabilities so I am comfortable ...
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Can upward CPU dual fan cooling cause heat issues?

These are the components I have: MB: Gigabyte 970A-D3P Heatsink: CM Hyper T4 Case: Bitfenix Neos The following picture is the heatsink setup with 2 fans: As you can see, the air flows upwards, ...
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3 pin motherboard, to 4 pin splitter, to 3 pin fans?

I have a 3 pin motherboard plug in, and I plan to plug a splitter into to run 2 case fans from. The splitter is 3 pin female to two 4 pin male. The two fans I intend to plug in to the splitter are 3 ...
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Turn off LEDs on case fans?

I'm thinking of getting LED strips with adjustable colors for my PC. The problem is that I have several case fans, all with bright LEDs on them. I want to turn off these LEDs. What my first idea is is ...
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Macbook Air making rattling noise possibly because of fans

In my somewhat more recent model Macbook Air, OS X Yosemite, I heard a loud rattling sound in the upper left corner of the keyboard. I pressed down on the upper left corner, near the esc key. That ...
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My brand new toshiba fan is very annoying

My brand new Toshiba P50-C-12Z running i7 5th Gen, 1TB Storage and 16GRAM, the fan spins a lot, even if I open google chrome, or Firefox, and if I watch YouTube video it spins even though the CPU is ...
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What lubricants can be safely added to a laptop fan?

I've got a fan in a laptop that occasionally makes some loud airplane-like noises. It mostly happens about 10 seconds after booting up and lasts for 10-20 seconds. It also occasionally happens when ...
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Dell Inspirion fan speed control

My Dell Inspirion 15 notebook routinely slows down after some period of gaming and I suspect it is due to heating up. None of regular fan speed control software - e.g. SpeedFan, MSI Afterburner - ...
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system is working extremely slow with overheating

My dell inspiron(core2duo ,3gb ram, integrated graphics chipset,ubuntu utopic ) is working exteremly slow. Both the cpus are clocking at 90% of their capacity while i am writing this question on ...
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Graphic card fan speed

In fact, when using safe mode or bootable linux (sometimes 30-120 minutes when scanning your computer for viruses) nvidia cards automatically adjust the fan speed to 100%. This is very annoying and I ...
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Can a cooling fan be effective for my laptop?

Bit of a backstory here, skip to the bottom if you just want the question: So I recently purchased new HP laptop. Although I'm not any sort of a hardcore gamer, I like to play games that I ...
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Should CPU fan be run at lower power, or from PSU?

I recently bought an overclocking CPU fan for use with my Asus Sabertooth x99 MB. The CPU_FAN pins provide a max of 12W 1A according to the MB manual, but my fan is rated at 14.4W 1.2A, so would it be ...
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MSI Afterburner does not apply fan curve if closed?

I made a fan curve but if I close MSI Afterburner it goes back to the old settings. How do I get them to work from start without opening MSI Afteburner?
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Desktop fans becomes too loud after 30mins

I am having a problem with loudness of my desktop Configuration AMD Athlon X4 750k (3.4ghz, FM2) AMD Radeon R7 250 1gb DDR5 2x 4gb HyperX Kingston Ram 1x HDD Seagate 500gb 7200RPM 1x SSD Transcend ...
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Laptop overheating when running Ubuntu

I have been trying out several Linux distributions recently including Ubuntu, Mint and Fedora and I have had the same issue with all of them. My laptop overheats, the battery life is terrible (1 hour) ...
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Should the intake fan of a power supply be pointed upwards or downwards if the computer resides on carpet floor?

I have a chassis where one can hook up the PSU on the bottom only. I have a carpet floor which means that dust is more prone to get into the chassis. There is a filter on the bottom of the chassis, ...
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Faulty Nvidia gtx 970 (fan issue)

I recently bought a EVGA Nvidia gtx 970 from scan.co.uk and when I installed it, it had issues. Like when the graphics card temperature hits 60, one fan spins to 100% and another fan does not spin at ...
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Problems with replaced fan on Powercolor 6850

I've been using AMD 6850 for my htpc server for a long time and encountered fan failure, it simply lost one of its blades and started to vibrate and make terrible noises. So I disassembled the GPU and ...
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Add shortcut to SmcFanControl?

SmcFanControl is an application on OS X that lets you create profiles for the fan and increase/decrease their speed as you wish. The problem, there's no shortcut on the app, to change the profile you ...
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Gaming Laptop with only Cooling Pad

My 4 year old gaming laptop (15.6" Sager) started having GPU fan troubles a few weeks ago. It has now gotten to the point where the GPU fan is so loud I cannot use it without headphones. I have ...
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Which is better, heat sink or fan-cooled components?

Fans have been the common cooling method in hardware for a long time. But as we know, fans depend on moving parts and therefore require maintenance and have a limited lifespan. An alternative cooling ...
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Can I fool a HP SE1102 server into thinking its fan works?

One of my servers fan stopped working. The server is an ancient HP SE1102 server (special edition). Fan picture (includes serials and what not): . The server starts.. does it's thing and when gets to ...
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Intel Core M working temperature

I have bought an Asus Zenbook UX305 laptop. This laptop is fanless, so I think this shouldn't get so hot, with Windows everything go fine, but I am running Ubuntu and this is getting hot, I've ...
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Arch Linux: Cannot control fan speed

I just installed arch linux on my laptop and I noticed that my fans are full speed all the time so I tried to fix that. I followed the wiki guide here but I am stuck because everytime I run sensors I ...
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about cpu temp and fan speed

i've a problem im facing sometimes, my friends' PC had an intel pentium D dual core (3Ghz at 800Mhz FSB)was very slow, fan (3pin cooler master) running at ~1550RPM, ram 4gb running 35% load. i ...
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It is okay to not cool motherboard below 40C?

I have ASUS TUF SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1/USB 3.1 motherboard. At idle, motherboard shows temperatures between 29-37C. I'm currently waiting for PWM fans to come and will connect them directly to MB. Is ...
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Macbook Mid2014 El Capitan Fan stop working from time to time?

I did a fresh installation with thumb drive. The fan works fine on restart, but suddenly stops after a while. I tried resetting SCM but not working. I also tried to use scmFanControl, not working as ...
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A noisy fan in a toshiba satellite C650 after Debian upgrade to Jessie

I search help with my Debian Jessie installation. The problem is that the cpu fan sound is loud almost all of the time. Before I upgrade it all the things were good with Debian wheezy. I tried to ...
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Does my system need a cooling fan?

I've recently built a HTPC, and my research did not suggest that I needed any cooling beyond that provided by the CPU/PSU. Given the specs I describe below, would you say I'm at risk for overheating? ...
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Unusual CPU fan behaviour

I've recently installed a copy of Windows 7 on my new disk. The PC is geared towards quiet running, (half-passive PSU cooling, SSD disk) and I was very happy with the noise levels - the CPU fan was ...
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Changed slots of RAMS and PC is now working, next day, its not working again

This is a continuation of this: PC suddenly not turning on. Fan is super noisy and fast. Screen not turning on too I already gave up on the pc but yesterday, i decided to check it out again. I tried ...
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How to stop fan from revving?

My colleague is using a Fujitsu Esprimo E900 (VFY:E0900PXG11NL) desktop PC that revs its fan every couple of minutes when a CPU core hits 70 degrees Celsius according to SpeedFan 4.51. Enabling ...
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Determining best Airflow for regular ATX-Cases

What's the methodical procedure to determine the best airflow for an regular ATX-Case? I know, this strongly depends on several factors like: cases dimensions FANs throughput FANs position ...