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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Check that Laptop Fan is Functioning Correctly on Linux

I just completely disassembled and reassembled my Dell Studio 1555 laptop. I had to remove the hard drive, WLAN card, unplug optical drive, display connector, even the motherboard to get to the fan. ...
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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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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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Macbook ('08 model) fan is spinning wildy all the time

My Macbook (model MacBook2,1) spins the fan all the time, running ~6200 RPM constantly. The CPU temperature is only 64 to 66 degrees celcius, which should be normal temperature. The fan should be ...
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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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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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Cannot control fan in ubuntu 13.10 thinkpad edge e531

I am having trouble with my fan on my Lenovo thinkpad laptop. I have installed lm-sensors and ran sensors-detect and also added option fan_control=1 as a module parameter. The issue is two-fold. ...
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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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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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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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Fedora 17, Dell Laptop 15 SE

Today, I just got my Dell Laptop 15 SE, i put fedora 17, but i don't know why the FAN is always on, making lots of noise, before there was windows 8 on it, it was not making noise Is there any ...
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ACER ASPIRE V3-571G-9435 Fan not kicking in leading to overclocking

This laptop has always had this problem. The temperatures kick up to the thermal ceiling of 99C for the CPU (i7-3610QM) and 94C for the GPU (GT 640M). Problem is, the FAN doesn't give a damn. It's ...
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Can magnetism from a custom cooling pad interfere with the laptop?

I made a custom cooling pad for my laptop and want to connect the fan below my laptop with the help of tape to the vent at the bottom of my laptop. Can the magnetic waves produced by the fans motor ...
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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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CPU Fan not working properly?

Recently I just built my own computer. However the temperature of my processor becomes very high and my CPU fan is not able to cool it off when I run multiple programs. MY CPU temperature can go as ...
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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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MacBook Pro heat issue

I have a MacBook Pro 13" (exactly this one) and seems to me that it's heating pretty much. The temperature is usually 80°C, and sometimes goes up to 90°C while just taking back-up and some internet ...
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Laptop Overheating Issue - What should I replace?

So I have the Asus M50Vn (which is similar to the M50Sv, which there is a disassemble guide out there on Google if you'd like to know what mine looks like inside) that is about 6 years old and is ...
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System fan control on ga-ma69g-s3h

I connected videocard fan to SYS FAN on my mobo: ga-ma69g-s3h. Now it rotates all the time with full speed. I want to control it, for example with SpeedFan. Unfortunatelly I can't achieve that. When I ...
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How do I keep my laptop fan on?

My Toshiba laptop is completely dusted out and I keep it on a dinner plate to keep a consistent air flow. The problem is the fan stops. I know that it is supposed to turn on when needed but it doesn't ...
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How to reduce chassis fan speed with software?

I have replaced an old broken motherboard in a Dell Inspiron (slimline chassis) with a Asus P5KLM-AM motherboard. Now the chassis fan runs at full speed (3750 RPM) at all times, which is very loud. ...
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Grinding noise when Macbook Pro connect a second monitor

Almost every time I connect my Macbook Pro (Earlier 2011) to a second Monitor. It will generate small but very grinding noise (hard to ignore that noise unless I play songs or let the fan speed go ...
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ATI / AMD HIS HD 7870 Graphics card fan speed below 16% / 20% 26%

I bought a AMD / ATI HIS HD 7870 to replace my old HD 4870. I noticed that the fan speed does not scale with the temperature: The fan speed does not get below 28% (read from catalyst / automatic fan ...
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HP Pavilion DV4 laptop fan always running at high speed

A few days back I had a display problem with my HP Pavilion DV4 laptop. I took it to a service centre and they told me that some NVIDIA chip on the motherboard needed to be replaced to fix this. ...
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Does Catalyst Control Center Manual Fan Control get disabled when GPU dangerously overheats?

I'd like to enable AMD Overdrive and Manual Fan Control in Catalyst Control Center and reduce fan speed to minimum (20%) but I'm afraid what happens if I start using the card heavily and forget to ...
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How to support GNU/Linux on lenovo g470 laptop ? fans, mic, sdcard etc

I recently got a lenovo g470 I use it under GNU/Linux debian and update my notes at : http://rzr.online.fr/q/lenovo Maybe it's a too recent model to get support, but I bet this is also affecting ...
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How many fans can I control?

I'm running a Phenom X6 on an ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 motherboard. I just recently realized that I can quiet the otherwise noisy fan(s) with the ASUS Fan Xpert program they have. I'm loving it now ...
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HP 625 Overheating Problem

I just got a new HP 625 with a Turion dual core at 2.5 GHz, 2 GB DDR3 RAM and a ATI 4200 HD videocard, but after using it I think I may be experiencing a problem with it's cooling system. I watch ...
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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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Fans go to 100% during shutdown, Waiting for background programs to close

After telling the computer to shutdown, the Waiting for background programs to close. screen pops up, but does not actually list any programs that it's waiting on. The fans also kick up to full ...
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BSOD's + fan is not working as well

I keep getting a BSOD, varies on when it hits. Here is the error: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: BlueScreen OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3 Locale ID: 1033 Additional information about the ...