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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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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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2answers
88 views

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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1answer
403 views

MacBook Pro intermittently emitting strange noise

Starting a few days ago my MacBook Pro (late 2008, aluminium) has started occasionally emitting a strange noise. It happens maybe a couple times a day and lasts for maybe a couple minutes at a time. ...
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1answer
400 views

very noisy fan on my hp pavilion dm4 beats edition

As the title shows, the fan is very noisy. I don't remember since when but it's always running at its high speed and it's disturbing when i am in class. I tried to clean the fan, upgrade BIOS, ...
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540 views

What should I look for to have a silent external harddrive

I want a HD as a home media-server, it will always be on. Most of the time it will not be used, and it should be very silent and not to warm when not used. Should be Regularly priced powered 2-3T ...
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2answers
142 views

600W vs 1200W PSU in terms of noise? [closed]

I've been wondering, if my system draws about 400W at peak, which PSU would be quieter? assuming both are from the same manufacturer using the same type of fan and cooling mechanism? My theory was the ...
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1answer
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Dell XPS 15 fan on, fan off, fan on, fan off because of NVIDIA Drivers

Many threads with exactly the same problem: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19371524/19848260.aspx ...
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7answers
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Can I remove fans from my system?

I can't tolerate any noise in my room at all. I want to remove all 4 fans I have in my system: Processor Fan, Cabinet Fan, SMPS Fan, Graphics Card Fan Can removing all these fans produce any fire ...
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2answers
1k views

Excessive CPU fan noise due to MS office 2013

My desktop computer was making too much noise.. I guess it was CPU fan because graphic card fan and case fan was normal. I checked cpu usage in task manager and was so surprised that ...
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1answer
616 views

Notebook fan spinning at max after trying Linux

I have a Thinkpad T420 (4178-BSG) I use with Windows. The fan (cpu) was always very quiet and I was completely satisfied with it. A few days ago I booted Backtrack Linux from a flashdrive and the fan ...
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1answer
984 views

Cooler does not shut down in standby

In some computers, when I put them to stand-by, they do not shut down their fan-based coolers. Even though they go stand-by (and can be waken up with the mouse), they just don't shut up. I have no ...
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2answers
313 views

Power supply does not silent after few seconds

I have a desktop computer that I intend to use as a Linux server. I assembled all components and the computer properly boots in Ubuntu, and works fine, however, the power supply fan does not turn down ...
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3answers
1k views

1U vs. 2U Rackmount HTPC Chassis?

I'm in the initial stages of planning out the HTPC/Media server I'll be building come the summer, and I've run into a bit of a conundrum. My rack currently has 1U left free, and part of the appeal of ...
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1answer
937 views

Fan on CPU makes strange cracking noise

I recently bought a new video card for my pc. It's a Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 Ti with dual fans on it. On this picture you can see: ...
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0answers
109 views

Custom sleep mode for Windows PC

On my laptop I can close the lid, and the computer enters a mode where the fans stop running, allowing me to queue up downloads for the night without having to hear the fan noise. Can something ...
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5answers
2k views

How can I make my desktop PC cooler and quieter?

I own a three year-old HP Pavilion Elite housed beneath my desk. Last week, for the first time I opened the case of my computer and thoroughly cleaned the insides. Since then the computer runs ...
2
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1answer
499 views

GPU fan making noise intermittenly

A few weeks ago I purchased a GT 430 for my desktop and installed it. Upon booting the machine I heard a fairly loud noise that I figured was a stray cord hitting a spinning fan. I shut down the ...
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2answers
843 views

Acer Aspire Timeline X 4830T - Quiet? Loud? In the middle? [closed]

Has anyone used this notebook in a quiet room while doing something CPU-intensive? If you have, I'd be interested in how quiet or loud you found the fan to be. Looking for direct experience of this ...
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1answer
481 views

Intel Server System SR1630GP - Fan speed and noise proble m

I have a problem with a newly acquired SR1630GP. Fans won't slow down after boot. As expected, they start at full speed during startup, but keep at this rate even after the OS properly launched. I ...
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1answer
321 views

Loud Fan and “Overclocking Failed”

Recently, my computer has begun making louder fan noises than usual. I opened my computer to see if there was anything obvious affecting the fan (e.g., dust), but I didn't see anything. I did some ...
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0answers
150 views

Southbridge cooling [closed]

I am looking for a southbridge cooling fan. The motherboard is Intel DG45FC, with the southbridge ICH10R. I have it in a low profile mini-ITX case, and height from the board to the case is about ...
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1answer
105 views

Loud Fan in Windows PE

I have a machine running Windows XP and the fan is loud until the login screen comes up. It is quiet after that. If I use a PE disk the fan stays loud and never gets quiet. Why does it become quiet ...
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2answers
880 views

How to oil SMPS fan?

How do I oil an switched-mode power supply (SMPS) fan? The SMPS fan on my old Pentium 4 box is fairly noisy of late. A. Should the fan be oiled? B. What precautions should be taken? C. Where ...
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1answer
459 views

Cabinet Fan is making a lot of noise

The Fan attached to my CPU cabinet is making a lot of noise especially when I switch on my PC in the morning. The screws on them are not too tight nor are they too loose. This ridiculous chainsaw like ...
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7answers
19k views

Sony VAIO VGN-SZ240P Laptop Fan Control?

I have a VAIO VGN-SZ240P that I'm running WinXP SP3 on. In general it is a fine machine, but the cooling fan is quite loud. Does anybody know of a tool that I can use to view and manage the fan speed? ...
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3answers
217 views

Can fans gone noisy be fixed or can I only replace them?

Seems like computer fans after a while start to become noisy. Is there something I can do about this, or are they simply starting to wear out so I need to replace them?
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3answers
519 views

A good way to limit fan noise on Geforce GTX480?

This seems to be some kind of driver issue, as the fans are going at it almost full speed all the time, rather than when any 3D is being rendered. In the "old" days, you could configure this in the ...
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4answers
3k views

Difference in fan speed between Windows and GNU/Linux

On my Dell Vostro 200 (2.2GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB ram) there's very noticeable difference in fan noise (and thus fan speed?) between WinXP and Ubuntu 10.04. I'ts a dual boot setup, and the fans (or at ...
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1answer
335 views

Netgear ReadyNAS NVX noise level

I recently purchased a ReadyNAS NVX, a 4-drive NAS storage device. It is a nice, solidly built, small package, and generally is not too loud. Most other sounds drown it out, so I have it sitting out ...
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1answer
174 views

Compaq SR2019 noisy fan no message on monitor

I left my computer running and when came back and switched on my monitor I got a message: No Signal and the computer shut down immediately. When I tried to reboot, the fan is really noisy, the DVD ...
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4answers
368 views

Is there any way to shut up my ATI HD 5770?

So to preface, I basically built Jeff's machine; I already had some of the components, including (scarily enough) the exact same case1. I've been buying bits and pieces over the past few months, which ...
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1answer
5k views

Low CPU usage but High fan speed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: CPU Fan is Loud, but the Temperature is OK (I Think) The problem I am facing is the CPU fan rotates with high speed even though the CPU usage is very low, less than 10%. ...
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2answers
4k views

Any way to adjust fan speed/noise on the Dell Optiplex 960?

My new Dell Optiplex 960 has a really loud fan. I hear that the 760 had some bad fans with the same problem. I've had no luck contacting dell via email or chat (I'll try calling them later this week). ...
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4answers
2k views

Computer fan starting to make noises, can't unscrew the laptop. Got a solution?

Some bit of paper must have been swallowed into it. Some days no noises at all. Others days it goes on and off. I can't get access to the fan, there seems to be glued plastic parts involved.
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6answers
4k views

Why is my CPU fan so loud?

I bought an old PC to use as a second PC. Everything is fine, except for one thing. The CPU fan is terribly loud! I did a lot with PCs but I never did much with CPU fans. If I want to replace it, ...
2
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3answers
3k views

Brand new Mac Pro tower fan suddenly runs full-tilt

My Quad-Core Mac Pro tower is two days old. Initially, I was impressed with how quiet it was compared to my older Macbook Pro. Then on day two, for some reason it started running very loudly. It's ...
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1answer
1k views

How to quiet the cooling fan on an eMachines T3508?

I have an eMachines T3508 running XP on 384 MB of RAM. The problem is that the cooling fan revs up and gets very noisy when I do something that stresses the CPU, like watching a video or visiting a ...
3
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5answers
4k views

Semi-random clicking sound from Macbook Pro

There is an occasional click sound coming from my Macbook Pro (17", 2.2 Ghz Core 2 Duo) I upgraded to Snow Leopard recently, but the computer was also in for service about week before that, so I ...
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2answers
250 views

Is there a way to find out what component in my laptop is generating noise?

My Inspiron 300m is making a loud noise and I think it's coming from the fan. Is there a way to confirm or verify where the noise is coming from?
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9answers
6k views

Why is my computer fan so loud?

Recently my home desktop computer has been reacting a lot more to heat levels. The fan starts maxing out just about any time the CPU is used, and it's very loud. It didn't use to do this - only in the ...