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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to wire chassis fans to controller

This is my first build and i'm using a case with 7 built-in fans. I want to wire them to a controller, but they all have LED's.There is also a button on the case that shuts off the LED's as well as ...
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How do I install rubber pins onto a case fan?

I have the following rubber pins with my new case fan: I'm not sure how to install these. They are obvious to install into the case, the rubber pulls easily into the screw hole and stays in place, ...
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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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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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How can I keep my laptop fan on the entire time?

I have a fan on my laptop that doesn't turn on often enough. The computer doesn't crash, but becomes very laggy. When the fan turns on the computer starts running fast again. How can I keep the ...
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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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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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Does a chassis fan DC12V 0.18a have higher RPM than one with DC12V 0.16a?

I am going to purchase a few chassis fans (12cm) for my computer and the salesperson told me that a fan with DC12V 0.18a has higher RPM than one with DC12v 0.16a. I don't know anything about ...
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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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High fan speed after return from suspend (on Ubuntu)

I've got a HP ProBook 5310m laptop with Ubuntu 10.04 (32 bit). When I return from suspend, the fan speed is usually very high: FDTZ sensor reports "90 °C". Yes, the units are wrong, since FDTZ does ...
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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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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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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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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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Installing an additional fan in an HP Slimline s3120n

I've read many terrible things about this particular computer model's overheat issues. In addition, all of the dozen or so reviews I've read mention that the motherboard fries with 6-12 months of use. ...
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What is a long-term strategy to deal with CPU fan dust in my home office?

There are numerous discussions of CPU overheating and how sometimes this can be corrected by removing the dust from the CPU fan. I have read many of these, but I can't find anyone expressing a ...
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Hardware: Can a PC case fan be dissembled and cleaned?

Situation: I have an 80mm case fan that is clogged with dust in/around the motor. The fan has become much harder to rotate manually and sometimes stops altogether when powered. Question: Can a case ...
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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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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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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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Lenovo Thinkpad Overheating

I recently re-imaged my computer to a version of Windows 7. It was working fine until it started shutting down whenever I played a game online. Even just browsing online it is getting too hot and I'm ...
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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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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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What is a pump failure on a computer?

So I have this computer at my work that was giving me an error "Alert! Hard Drive fan failure." Well, I replaced that fan and then when I was bringing that computer back up, I received the following ...
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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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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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Are these acceptable temperatures for my laptop?

I just installed SpeedFan 4.0 since my laptop's fan seems to be continually running at a high speed. It reports these numbers: GPU: 74C Temp1 (ACPI): 75C Temp2 (ACPI): 95C Core 0: 89C Core 1: 89C ...
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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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Fan speed monitor Software for Macbook Pro Unibody on Windows

I've tried multiple temperature monitor and fan speed software on my Macbook Pro Unibody under Windows 7 64-bit RC. None of them can report the fan speed. Currently I'm using SpeedFan which reports ...
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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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CPU usage shoots to ~50% and stays there until suspended

This is the Windows Vista problem, seen, I think, mostly on dual processor laptops, where % CPU suddenly shoots to about 45% and stays there. Once this has happened, % CPU will never return to normal ...
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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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Why does the fan stop in Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 installed on ProBook 4530S. How can I configure it so that the fan remains always on running? When the fan stops, the system halts and the screen freezes. I have a dual-boot system ...
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Buying A Computer “Case” Fan… Does It Always Run At 100% Unless Told Otherwise?

What happens if I do not plug it into the motherboard and it does not have a switch? I have seen fans before with an "off/low/high" switch that allows you to manually set their speed. I have seen ...
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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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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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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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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 ...