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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PSU fan (power supply fan) not spinning. But computer works

The PSU fan on my computer is not spinning at all. I've now run a high def video for 20 mins and it's still not spinning at all. I read there's power saving features that will power down the fan, but ...
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Screen pitch black after random shudown, Gpu's fans full speed.

This morning I went to power up my pc and BAM. My screen is pitch black. Noticed that Gpu's fans were at full speed. Switched to my moba gpu and well, it works fine. I cant understand if it's a GPU ...
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Gigabyte Geforce2 GV-GF2010D radiator

I have old-crustry videocard Gigabyte's Geforce2 GV-GF2010D which fits perfectly in PC i want to restore. The videocard's fan is missing and radiator seems to be glued on main chip. I tried heating it ...
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Does temporarily removing the fan from the heatsink void AMD’s warranty?

I needed to RMA my newly-bought motherboard, so that meant removing the CPU and HSF. Now i need to clean the remnants of thermal goop from the CPU and heatsink in order to put the new one afterward, ...
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ASUS G53SW fans spinning at full speed

My Asus G53SW laptop had a video output problem which I narrowed down to a GPU failure. Took it apart, reflowed the GPU with a hot air desoldering station, applied new paste, cleaned the fans and ...
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How can a case fan with a 8pin connector plug into the 4pin fan header on the motherboard?

I recently bought a Delta 12cm case fan online and it has a 8pin connector (but only 7 wires) which I can't plug it into the motherboard. I put a typical 3pin fan connector beside it in the image, so ...
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Sudden shut down & no boot after

My PC worked fine until a few days ago when it started to suddenly shut down after a few minutes of playing some games. Also, when I was trying to power on, the aux fans ran but the cpu would not ...
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Laptop air vent closed with piece of plastic from inside

I have a new laptop with an air vent with what looks to be a piece of plastic or tape that is stuck against it on the inside. Is this a manufacturing mistake? Should it safe to remove by either ...
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How does airflow work inside ATX PSUs with 12cm fans? [closed]

It sucks in air from inside the case but how does the heated air get out of the PSU? There's holes at the back but we all know that hot air doesn't travel sideways unless forced. Also in my case the ...
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Target CPU temperature for AMD FX processor

I have got an AsRock 980DE3/U3S3 R2.0 motherboard with the FX-6300 procesor. I am using the stock cooler. What is the recommended target temperature to set in the fan speed control in BIOS?
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Laptop fan makes a strange noise every time it starts and stops [closed]

I don't know if it is cracked or if the rolling contact bearing needs to be oiled. I attached a link to a video from my OneDrive to present the problem better. ...
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Alienware M14x going real hot in Idle

I have an Alienware M14x which I started noticing the fans going extremely high at idle, pretty much right after a boot too. I downloaded HWMonitor to check what's up and it turns out it's at about ...
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Acer Aspire V3-772G fan direction

I'm not a hardware person. If the computer runs, I'm happy. If it randomly shuts down, I'm not. I recently bought a second hand Acer Aspire V3-772G and noticed that it gets very hot very fast, even ...
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Dusty Environment - Fan Alternative

I manage several desktop computers in dusty environments. We frequently must clean out the cases to ensure adequate ventilation. Is there such a thing as reliable, fanless cooling for an ...
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xfce4-power-manager does not Off Fan in Debian 8

I have recently installed Debian 8 for amd64 in my laptop. Laptop is dell vostro. I also install LXDE environment. As manage power I installed xfce4-power-manager (because this recommend for lxde). ...
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PC whirring sound, until physically touched (Video included)

When I turn on my PC, it starts making a whirring sound. This noise sometimes stops on its own after 15-30 minutes, but sometimes it doesn't until I physically touch it. Turn up your volume a bit if ...
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Loud noise coming from laptop [closed]

A friend brought me his laptop, complaining that it sometimes makes a loud noise. Sure enough, every once in a while, it makes a real loud noise. There's only 2 moving parts in there: the hard ...
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Is liquid cooling necessary for high CPU performance over extended periods?

I'm planning on building a system for high CPU and memory performance. Graphics performance is not a major concern, as I do not plan to use it for gaming. I noticed that liquid cooling seems to have ...
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My laptop works too slow when it is moved/vibrated

Recently my laptop's (HP envy 15) fan works too loud and gets warmer than before. When the laptop is moved, the laptop works slow for 30-90 seconds then it turns to normal, especially if any video is ...
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Running my laptop without CPU fan for i7 3630M for 24-hour period under mostly light use - what could go wrong? [closed]

My Lenovo laptop (Y500 I believe) has been bugging the living daylights out of me for months. The CPU fan kept going wild, spinning unpredictably, making a horrible noise, and actually slowing my PC ...
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Laptop fan compatibility

I have a Lemur Ultra 3 laptop from system76, and recently, the CPU fan has started making a rattling noise. I want to replace it with a new one to resolve this problem. The CPU is an i7-2670QM. By ...
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CPU is hot and CPU fan making very many RPMs and much noise. (CPU fan not listed in speedfan)

On Saturday I replaced the motherboard of my computer because my old motherboard wasn't working anymore. Everything went well, and after some tries my PC was booting and working! I noticed the CPU fan ...
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iMac crashes randomly : apple hardware test codes 4M0T/40000003:HDD-1325

My iMac(mid 2011 27 inch) is consistently crashing after 15-30 minutes, vertical lines flash and it goes to a grey or pink screen, then restarts after about 2 minutes. I have run the apple hardware ...
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PC black screen and fast fans

so I've had big issues with my computer for about 2 months now. After 2 years, my video card seemingly died, so I bought a 280x as a replacement. Well after 2 months, if supposedly failed as well, so ...
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Why does sensors-detect only see my coretemp-isa-000 adapter?

I am running Kubuntu 14.04 with an intel i7-4790k cpu and ASRock extreme 6/ac motherboard, but sensors-detect does not give me anything but the core ISA adapter. I know I can sense fan speeds on the ...
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MSI GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr II fans stuttering/not working

I've narrowed down some performance issues I've been having to problems with the fans on the graphics card. One fan will rapidly spin for a second, then stop for a second, repeating forever. The ...
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Retina MacBook 15 retina fan noise: Should I replace or lubricate the fans to minimize noise?

My Retina MacBook (Mid-2012, i7, 256, 8GB, 650mb hard disk drive) is making a loud fan noise. Left fan is “OK” at 3100rpm when idle but the right fan us loud even at 2700rpm. I compare it to friend’s ...
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Noisy 1U fan, can it be changed?

I have a 1U computer I'd like to use at my desk, unfortunately, it is very noisy. It has at least one fan that pushes so much air that it sounds like an helicopter. The fan does not rattle, so the ...
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CPU fan speed not increasing while in game

I have a weird CPU fan issue - as long as I'm playing a game (Cities: Skylines), the CPU fan keeps spinning at the usual RPM while the CPU temperature starts increasing. As expected, the CPU overheats ...
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Case fan not spinning

I was plugging in my computer and I noticed that one of my case fans wasn't spinning and the other one was. I opened up the case and spun the fan with my hand and it started spinning again. I ...
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Laptop stand fans direction?

I have just purchased a portable laptop stand with some cooling fans that come attached but something seems the wrong way around. The fans air directtion pulls air through the laptop stand and down ...
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Why aren't my case fans spinning?

I have an ASUS P6T WS Professional motherboard mounted in a Thermaltake Armor+ case. The case has a fan on the front of the chassis that is functioning, but the rear fan behind the CPU heatsink (the ...
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How to limit the fan speed to X until temperature Y? (or similar)

Even though my laptop is cold, whenever I plugged it in, fan speed increases. How can I manually override the settings so that the fan speed is limited to X until temperature Y? (or something similar) ...
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Will a Noctua NH-D15 fit inside a bitfenix colossus full tower? [closed]

Building my first PC and wanted to make sure they will cooperate before purchasing. Thanks in advance!
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Annoying Fan noise vs slow down

I was in a situation where when I would scroll or navigate through Google Drive, there would be a slowdown while a fan that had been silent revved up. It would also keep me awake at night. So today I ...
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DVD drive seems to spin at a high speed with no disk inside - But CPU fan is the culprit, because of CPU high temperature

I am using Windows 7 (x64) and my DVD drive starts spinning slowly, then goes faster and keeps running so for tens of minutes: exactly the same behaviour as to normally use a disk, but with no disk! ...
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Ways to know whether my Laptop fan is working or not

On my Laptop the CPU Core Temps. have been relatively high recently (I think) and so there's a nagging doubt in my mind whether any of the internal fans have failed. What are other alternative ways to ...
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Why does this ThinkPad T60 fan permanently spin up and down?

I have a ThinkPad T60 computer here, and its fan is in one of three states, mostly the second one, which is totally annoying: Running normal at slowest speed. Spinning up and down between 3100 and ...
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CPU fan speeds up in fullscreen mode

I have desktop PC with Win7. In BIOS I've reduced CPU fan speed and it seems to work fine in all applications. However if I start something in fullscreen, the fans speeds up immediately and becomes ...
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Computer fans turn on, but nothing else

I've done some google searches, but nothing seems to fix my problem. I just got a computer from a friend, saying that it wasn't turning on anymore. I took it home, powered it up, and viola! beep ...
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Laptop performance much slower after blowing out fans

I have an HP G60 Laptop. It's an old laptop that I got around 2010. It has a Pentium dual-core cpu (2.00 GHz), and 3 GB of memory. It was Windows 7 I resurrected this laptop mid-last year after my ...
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CPU fan not always running on system start-up

I've recently noticed that the CPU fan fails to run on computer start-up. If I disconnect its power cable and reconnect it, it will run normally every time and for the whole duration the PC is on. ...
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Video card fan spins eccentrically, is it normal?

I've bought some hours ago a Zotac GTX 970 Omega AMP! core edition video card, and after visual inspection I've noticed that when manually making the fan spin, they move side to side after a complete ...
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My laptop fan not running at it full speed

My laptop temperature is high due to the fan not running at it full speed. When I go in game for about 2 mins, my fps drop from 60 to 10fps I have go through Nvidia / in game graphic setting as well. ...
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What will make computer parts (PSU, MB, SSD, HDD, Fans) last longer: keeping PC always on or turning off regularly [closed]

Before I continue, there is no answer to this question on StackExchange. One is Is it harmful to keep PC always on? [duplicate] a duplicate of Is it better to leave your computer on all ...
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Laptop fan starts, stops, starts, stops and continues like this

I have a Dell Latitude E5430. With normal BIOS settings my fan was not working until the core got heated upto 60 C. I installed speedfan to control my fan. I have set the fan to a 100% all the time. ...
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Is 42 degrees Celsius a safe ambient temperature inside the case of an operating PC?

I have purchased a new HP PC (EliteDesk 800 Small Form Factor). It is exceptionally quiet, I assume HP favors quietness over thermal performance for office use. Under load (long-running ...
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No screws at the front of my Bit Fenix Comrade Case for fan

I am using the BitFenix Comrade which does feature slots in the front for fans but when trying to install a fan there I found out that there are no screw holes for a fan even though there is a dust ...
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Computer Fan - Can I use a fan with a different wattage than the original?

A fan recently died on a Synology NAS that we are using. The fan is an 80mm Sunon MagLev KDE1208PTV3 DC12V 0,8W 79,5 x 80 x 29,5 However, looking on eBay Germany it's hard to find this exact fan, ...
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Stacked transparent windows with program name tabs slid down screen while Windows 7 64-bit computer died

My Windows 7 64-bit Toshiba Satellite P755-5320 computer with 750 GB hard drive and 6 GB memory died after stacked transparent windows with tabs displaying program names slid one at a time to the ...