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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Troubleshooting laptop fan issue on Dell Inspiron 6400

I got a Dell Inspiron 6400 from someone I know - it's basically having overheating issues. I suffer severe performance decreases (stock CPU speed is 1.5GHz - it dials down to 1GHz) because the BIOS ...
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Battery & Fan issue

System ASUS N56VJ Ubuntu 14.04 - 3.13.0-32-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:51:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Issue: Sometimes when I start up my laptop, the fan turns on at full ...
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Will using a bicycle pump to clean my laptop damage it?

I have a Lenovo G580 laptop. Unfortunately, there is no way to access the fan even after opening maintenance hatch, so I have no real way of removing dust from the cooling vents without using some ...
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Laptop “thinks” it's overheating, shuts down itself

Short version: When I turn on the laptop fans go full speed even though the the laptop is ice cold. After about 20 seconds it shuts down itself which I guess it's "thinking" CPU is overheating. Long ...
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Radeon Graphics loud fan, unable to boot

I have an ASUS P6TD Deluxe with a Core i7 CPU (950 @ 3.07 GHZ), 6 GB Ram. I am running a PSU ANTEC 550 Watts. On it, I am running a quite new Radeon R9 290X. The system is booting of a Kingston SSD, ...
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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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Fan max power consumption on MS-7395

I'm wondering where I can find detailed specification of a MSI MS-7395 motherboard. What bothers me is if I can use 12V 2.6W sys fan on that board. I really don't want to screw the board. Previously, ...
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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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Increase fan speed

I'm currently trying to speed up my fan in an attempt to keep my laptop cooler and running a lot smoother when gaming. I've tried using programs such as speedfan and these can't access my fan. I ...
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GPU sensor not working, fans out of control

My fans are out of control and my GPU is apparently hotter than the surface of the sun. I'm using an iMac with Windows 7, (no OS X partition) and I already tried resetting the pram and nvram. ...
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HP EliteBook 8470p running extremely hot

(tl;dr; see my bold text) I've been using this HP EliteBook 8470p for well over a year - it has an I7 proc with 8gb of RAM and before ever turning it on, I swapped out the HD with a 512gb SSD. I was ...
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HP Compaq 610 cpu fan change

I want to check my CPU fan power port is working. Originally it had 0.2A fan. and it stopped working and i odered a fan and it is 0.5A fan. It is not working when it plug to mother board.External ...
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High fan speed with no reason

For a few weeks, the fans of my Lenovo B590 laptop, running on Xubuntu 14, turn to high speed a few minutes after it is turned on. The fans won't speed down until I turn the computer off. This is ...
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Turning display off makes CPU burn up and fan gets really loud on sony laptop with windows 8

My laptop display will turn off for two reasons: Either I leave my computer idle and the display automatically turns off, or I close my lid and then just the display turns off. When I am using it, my ...
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Fan speeds stay the same

My nvidia card always is at 28% fan speed. Why does this never change as the temperature goes up? Wouldn't that make it cooler, and thus, better? Is using software to increase that speed perfectly ...
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How to regulate fan speed of external USB fan?

I installed SpeedFan, but the only fan showing up is the one inside my laptop for the CPU. Since today, I have an additional fan which is external below the Fellowes® - Precision Cooler Laptop Riser. ...
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Laptop starts up, runs perfectly normally for a few minutes, fan starts spinning very fasts, then shuts down

I left my Metabox p150 laptop underneath my bed for about a month, and now I have a problem where I can start up my computer, login and do anything normally for a few minutes, until the fan starts ...
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Is there a way to repair ripped off fan connectors?

The white ones with four pins that connect to the motherboard.
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Hardware issue: computer plays beep sounds at startup, and then turns off

Turns out that after moving, my computer got damaged somehow. I installed my computer 2 days ago. I didn't check the state of the hardware parts and turned the pc on recklessly, not realizing that the ...
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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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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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Laptop cooling slacking off

Recently i've ran into the problem that my laptop had collected too much dust inside and starts overheating in difficult tasks (i.e. games), this happens every half a year or so, as always i opened ...
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GeForce 8400 GS fan stops turning on Windows 7 64-bit?

A user sent back their graphics card to me because he said that his screen kept blacking out. When I first turned the computer back on I noticed that the fan wasn't spinning very fast on the video ...
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How to get a even higher Fan RPM than “high” with a third party tool or else

Background My laptop gets very hot after its 6 years. I cleaned everything with pressure air and new heat sink, but it didn't helped much. Then, I realized that the built in fan control isn't anymore ...
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How can I set the laptop fan speed to 100% manually?

I would like to know if there is a way to set my laptop fan speed to 100%. I want something that I can assign a key to, so when I press combination of keys my fan speed will boost to 100% and pressing ...
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Computer BSOD on cold boot. Works fine off manual restart from BSOD? CPU fan not spinning at startup?

I think the title explains it all Running win 7 Gigabyte Mobo X6 1055t 4gb ram passes memtest86+ Good PSU And yes the cpu fan header is connected. Is it just a bad install?
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CPU overheats when display turns off

Since about a week I’ve noticed that my CPU heats up very badly as soon as the display turns off. I can't find any suspicious processes when I resume, but, if I leave the display off for more than 20 ...
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How to silence a notebook the second-most radical way? Performance does not matter

This sounds like a rather general question, but I did not find specific advice if one is eager to sacrifice performance for this task. The case: I am writing a thesis, and I need complete silence for ...
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My LENOVO ideapad yoga keeps the fan on but not cooling the laptop…? Why?

For the last few days, my laptop tends to turn the fan on to cool the laptop down with no success. I keep my laptop on a desk where it's never hot or too dusty. I live in central europe, no desert or ...
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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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How can I prevent air from getting trapped by my video card in my case?

This is an overview of the airflow in my case. Anyway, I'm concerned that the air is getting trapped in the bottom left side of the case, under the GPU. First of all, there's no vent for it, ...
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Connecting mother board, power supply, and tower

I am working on putting together a desktop for the first time and and ran into a problem, I am not sure how to connect the fans that came in my tower, my power supply, and connect them all to the ...
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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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After cleaning out dust, laptop fan always full speed

My laptop was getting too hot and I decided to open it and clean it (haven't done that in 5-6 years). I opened the CPU fan which had A LOT of dust in it and cleaned it. I also replaced the thermal ...
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Laptop fan possibly not working, unsure

So, I have a Lenovo G550. I've had a few issues concerning the fan. Well, I think so. I have no way to open the laptop at the moment. I'm running XUbuntu 14.04. Anyways. I've noticed the laptop has ...
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Repair/Replace the Graphic Card's fan

Yesterday, I was cleaning my PC and after that, I tried to boot my pc and itself automatically after sometime. I checked all the fans and notice that my Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS Graphic card fan is ...
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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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How many watts do case fans generally use?

I'm deciding between a 500 watt PSU and a 600 watt PSU. I currently have a 460 watt PSU that powers everything but my dvd drive, spare hard drive, and 2 fans. I've determined 40 watts is enough to ...
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Air Cooling versus liquid cooling in humid environments

Okay here's the deal I live in Nebraska and I am a PC enthusiast. Now as the rest of my fellow Nebraskans hit the corn fields this summer I mess with my PC to figure out the best way to cool it. ...
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How to oil fan with no holes?

The fan of my graphic card has turned very noisy. I read some tutorials and it seems that with a drop of oil I could resurrect it. The problem is, that it seems to be sealed. There are no holes in ...
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Speccy and SpeedFan not showing cpu fan speed

I have a HP dv3 notebook. I have just downloaded speccy. Altough there is written that speccy has the property that can show fan speed, my copy (v1.26.698) does not have even this line ever. When ...
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Will keeping all my fans at 100% speed harm my computer?

If I use a program such as SpeedFan to keep my fans at 100% power 24/7, will it harm my computer? I don't care about my power bill but if the excess power could harm my computer I would worry. I have ...
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How to cool my laptop?

I've a 4 year old laptop that is consistently running 60-70 degrees Celsius. I cleaned the heatsink and replaced the fan as it was previously running at 90 - 100 degrees and although it was clearly ...
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All fans spinning at maximum speed with Linux

I installed Fedora 18 on my desktop computer and I've got an issue. All the fans are all the time spinning at maximum speed. Like, you know, when my computer boots they are too, which is normal ...
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Connect multiple DC Fans Together [closed]

How can you mechanically secure multiple DC fans together to form a fan array? I would like to create a 4x2 array of 120mm DC fans using Sunon MEC0251V3-000U-A99 (120mm x 120mm x 25mm). I tried 3d ...
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Is the cooling fan on a 2004 graphics card really necessary?

I have an old GeForce 6600 card in my computer, circa 2004. Recently the fan has started playing up and making loud irritating noises. I've tried oiling it with no luck. This is the second fan I've ...
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Computer Fan Spinning Faster, But Temerature Is In The Negatives

Recently my computer has been louder than it had been in the past, so I looked into it and I believe that my CPU's fan is working harder than it did before (it's definitely not due to dust build up, ...
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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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how do I know whether a fan error on post requires action?

I have an HP a6400f PC, (it's a tower) and after a brief power blackout, I started getting a generic "Fan error" problem upon startup. I can click through the error and boot into Ubuntu. ...
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Could a missing blade of a fan result in hardware failure

I'm using an example that I have just encountered, but it involves a more general question regarding computer hardware and airflow. For some reason my NVIDIA 9800 GT fried, I've actually no idea why. ...