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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Black spray (?) on a laptop's heat sink assembly

We have a HP Pavilion DV3 4000SB that was given an error on startup that the fan was having problems (System Fan 90b error message) So I decided to open the laptop up and clean the fan, as that ...
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How to control fan speed using SpeedFan?

The CPU fan in my laptop is running too fast. I wish to control the speed manually to my preference, at times. Here is a CPU-Z screenshot of my laptop configuration: And here is how SpeedFan ...
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Where to find 200mm case fans with 4-pins M/B connectors? And does it make any sense to use them?

I'm using this case for my high-end computer. It can accommodate two 200mm larger fans at the front (in) and top (out) and two 120mm smaller fans at the bottom (in) and rear (out). Unlike the one ...
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Can I replace my notebook's fan without replacing the heat sink?

My laptop (Acer Travelmate 8204) has started making a grinding noise, which seems to be coming from the fan (not the hard drive). Some articles online mention replacing the fan, but others imply that ...
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Sony Vaio E14 upgraded to Windows 8.1 has fan on full all the time

Having a bit of a nightmare after upgrading to 8.1 - the fan is constantly on maximum. This question and other sources around the net suggest upgrading the AMD driver. I have upgraded both the ...
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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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Fan keeps running! Dell Inspiron N7010

I keep upgrading my laptop and still the fan continues to run ridiculously too loud and too often. It's a Dell Inspiron N7010, I upgraded the HDD to SSD, added 8 GB's of RAM, installed a new faster, ...
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Is a noisy laptop fan caused by dirt on the fan?

I got a Sony Vaio laptop VPCSA and its fan is noisy intermittently. At times it is very noisy and at other times it is pretty quite. I wonder whether this is caused by dirt on the fan that I can clean ...
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Control 2 fans as if they are 1?

I'm currently planning out my first PC build and have come to an unusual problem. As part of my build I decided to include an LCD screen-type fan controller, [this one] ...
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How can I fix or replace the fan of a Sapphire ATI Radeon 6770 graphics card?

In the last weeks I've noticed the fan of my Sapphire ATI Radeon 6770 graphics card is getting noisier and noisier. So I've tried to get the fan out, peel the sticker below and add a small amount of ...
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Preferred bearing type for a CPU fan

I've been doing some research into my first computer build and have come to a cross-roads when choosing my CPU fan. I have been told of various bearing types such as ball, sleeve, rifle, magnetic and ...
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Does the bios regulate temperature based on what cpu is installed?

I recently upgraded from an e8400 (intel dual 3.0) to a q9650 (quad 3.0). The original e8400 temperature at max load was 57 celcius. With the quad core it is now 71 C. I flashed a newer bios on and ...
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My graphics card is overheating and I'm trying to determine the most effective solutions

My hardware profile: Case: APEX PC-389-C Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Mobo: Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H PSU: Antec Neo Eco 400W CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 640 RAM: 5GB Dual-Channel ...
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CPU fan turns on for a second and stops, PC does not start at all

I have checked my PSU and it works fine. When I turn on the MOBO, the CPU fan, case fans and the psu fan itself turn on for half a second and then turn off. The PC remains off. The Bios light turns ...
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Is a “System Temperature” of 51 degC (123 degF) normal / OK?

My reported System Temperature (when idle) is considerably higher than all other reported temps on my (new) machine. When Sys Temp is 51C, other reported temps are: GPU is 36C CPU is 27C HD0(SSD) is ...
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Replacing the fan of the unnamed graphics card on an HP e9262f

A while ago, my graphics card fan stopped spinning. It was time to lubricate it, so I unplugged it to add some oil on the bearings. I accidentally broke the wire and couldn't solder it back (I'm not ...
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Samsung Series 3 XE303 - possible to install linux mint or debian on this arm chromebook?

I am wondering if it's possible to install linux (other than chrubuntu) on this fanless, samsung, arm machine ?
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Fans keep running after computer is shut down

All the fans (CPU, system fans, PSU) keep running after I shut down Windows 8. This is also the case when I put the system on sleep or hibernate. Sometimes the fans run at full speed after shutdown ...
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How to fix laptop fan noise (audio attached) [closed]

I bought a refurbished dell latitude D820 5-10 minutes after booting, the fan starts on its own and makes a pretty loud noise while it is running. You can listen to it here: ...
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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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Laptop fan makes louder sound intermittently - is it a potential issue?

A friend's laptop's fan has been making louder sound than normal, intermittently. I checked it over a period of time and confirmed that this is so. Sometimes while observing it, the sound increases ...
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What is the tape-like stuff being applied to the cooling assembly for this laptop?

By googling for while, I was not able to find an answer to the question that arose after watching this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=KsW1DURTHco#t=2055 (The ...
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Brand New Dell Studio 1558 Heatsink fan not working properly

So here is my situation, I've a Dell Studio 1558 laptop running on Corei3 Processor and about few months ago it stopped working, on powering on there would be no display although I could hear the ...
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Graphics card fan too loud

I'm beginning to notice that the fan on my graphics card is too loud. I messed with things today and accidentally forgot to plug the fan back in. (I was wondering how my computer became silent.) ...
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The cooling fan works on max

The fan on the board (and the processor) sometimes decides to go nuts and works on max power. I look in the Task manager and there is no process that loads the CPU, HDD or the memory. The fan is clean ...
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How unsafe is not tighing screws diagonally?

Image example: When I first installed my Hyper 212 Evo I didn't follow the instructions closely, and did not do the above. The machine seems to runs fine but I'm paranoid I damaged the 3770K in ...
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is there a way to turn on fans but not the CPU?

I was curious as to whether I can make the fans run while the GPU,CPU, and hard disks are powered down. I want to do this to help cool down quickly without the components generating extra heat. is it ...
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Do I need to replace my CPU or Motherboard, PC not powering on

My PC will not power up at all, after thinking it was the PSU I replaced that to no resolve. When I try to power on the PC the CPU fan will move about 1mm and then nothing. I tried all sorts, but it ...
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Macbook Pro - Removing Thermal Sensor, problems?

I'll try be brief. My macbook pro 2008 unibody, kept asking me to shut down, if you kept pressing cancel it would wait, and ask again... and repeat until it just turned it self off. After it would ...
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Enable CPU fan always on

I am using 3 years old overheating laptop and I want my CPU fan to be spinning 24/7 regardless of the consequences. How to make it spin? The problem is that CPU & GPU heats up to 68°C (154 F) ...
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Force notebook fans to run at 100% all the time

RivaTuner doesn't detect my dedicated graphics chip (AMD 7470M) which seems to control the fans, so I can't force fan settings. SpeedFan is unable to display the RPM and has no effect, and my ...
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Fan keeps still running even after shutdown. must long press power button to stop it

I have a problem with my PC on win7 64bit. My specs: i7 3770k with a MB asus PZ77 V LE and a custom fan cooler master Hyper 212 I know that this is a recurring problem, but so far i was not able to ...
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Case fan blades spin in reverse

I just purchased an off-the-shelf 92mm case fan, plugged into the 4-pin sysfan header, and noticed right away after powering-up that the air flow is reversed – from outside to inside the case. My old ...
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Acer Aspire V3-571G Fan Settings

My laptop is very hot I just bought it like 2 days ago. It most of the times up to 60 c and the only thing I have open is Google Chrome or just only Skype, I think it's way too hot for just one ...
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PC Overheats and shuts down shortly after booting

I had an old windows PC floating around in my house somewhere and I decided to dust it off and use it as a server. When I tried booting it with the panel opened, I realized that the fan was running ...
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Could not open Cooling pad fan

I am trying to open a brushless DC fan of computer Belkin cooling pad. I have accessed the fan from the cooling pad. I don't see any screws to deattach the fan from the motor. Please see the images ...
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i5-2500K (3.3 GHz) processor with H80 water cooling on a P8Z68-V PRO overheating/CPU fan not found

I built my computer a while back, and I have had this type of issues on and off all the time. When my computer is actually loading Windows, it works like a charm. The idle temperature is 25-30 ...
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Removed and re-installed SDRAM chips, computer won't boot (Fans on full blast)

I've made a horrible mistake! My boss's computer has been having problems lately and he suspected they had to do with his solid state drive. He asked me to swap his SSD with another identical computer ...
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Unusually loud fan [duplicate]

When I leave my desktop computer off for a period of time and then turn it on, the fan is very loud (in a way that makes me think something is wrong). Oddly, if I shut down my computer and then ...
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How do PC fans know how fast to spin?

Building my first PC tomorrow, and one thing is confusing me. How do the fans know how fast to spin? The CPU fan is connected to the motherboard's 4pin cpu_fan socket, so I can understand how it can ...
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Fan control CentOS - Server se7501wv2

I have the following issue, I want to control my fan ( 3pins ) on this server board: Intel se7501wv2 My problem is that I can't find any tool for this, I use a 2U rack for home server testing and the ...
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CPU Fan not working properly?

Recently I just built up my own CPU. However, the temperature of my processor tempt to go very high and my CPU fan is not able to cool it off when I run multiple programs. MY CPU temperature can go ...
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Sony Vaio CPU fan runs at full speed after installing Windows 8.1 preview

I installed the Windows 8.1 preview on my Sony Vaio E Series 14P (http://www.sony.com.au/product/sve14a27cg) and now my CPU fan is running at full speed all the time. When I first start my computer it ...
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why my intel core i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10 Ghz become so hot?

i use Hp Pavilion g4 with intel core i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10 Ghz. I've checked my laptop and the core temperature is among ~75°C and also my fan is working so hard all the time even if I don't use it (in ...
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One out of my two system fans is not being recognized by the motherboard

I have an MSI 970A-G43 motherboard and I have two Rosewill RFX-120 fans connected to the sysfan1 and sysfan2 connectors in the motherboard. The fan connected to the sysfan2 port is not being detected ...
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Overheating iMac(2008) with kubuntu 12.04

I have an 24 inch iMac from 2008 and I installed Kubuntu 12.04 on it. The problem is: if I' m running and CPU-hungry program(Android Emulator, Virtual Box), the CPU goes to 80C. Also the screen is ...
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Why is my CPU cooler fan delayed at startup?

I've just finished building a new computer with one of those new-fangled Haswell CPUs; in particular, the Intel Core i5-4570. I plug in the power, turn it on, and watch as everything starts spinning ...
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Dozens of spontaneous reboots

I am working on a SUSE Linux based system that runs 24/7 and has done so for around 3 years although I cannot say that it has not been rebooted in that time. At 9th June there apparently was some sort ...
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When I opened my desktop computer, it makes very loud fan noise [closed]

It's been like these for months. I still don't know what starter it.
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Case front fan blocks HDD bays

I'm building a new computer with a friend at the moment, but we've installed the front fan and discovered that it blocks access to all of the 3.5" bays. Any devices we put there stick way out for the ...