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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How do I find out which fan will fit my motherboard?

I have a MSI k9n6gm motherboard, where the fan's holes aren't really in a square; it's more of a rectangle. After asking a TigerDirect representative, I tried a fan. It didn't fit and I'm going to ...
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Ubuntu/Toshiba Fan Speed Issue

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 AMD64 on my Toshiba laptop (L505D-S5965). After I boot into the OS, my fan works perfectly being mostly quiet. Recently, I noticed that whenever I resume from system ...
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mac book pro fan issue

STATS: Quad core i7 8gig ram 800gig ssd mavericks 10.9.4 I recently reset my mbp to factory settings and only installed adobe flash. All I've done is use youtube and run photoshop cs6 (I installed ...
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R9 270x Graphics Card fan start-stop

today I bought a PC from pieces and when I mounted all of them and connected to the screen there was no signal. My GPU is a Sapphire R9 270x and I checked that the two power connectors to it were ...
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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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AMD FX8350 CPU - CoolerMaster Silencio 650 Case - New Water Cooling System

Lately after a use of 6 months of my AMD FX8350 CPU I'm experiencing high temperatures and loud noise coming from the CPU fan(I set that in order to keep it cooler). I decided to replace the stock fan ...
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Should you worry about high voltage and wattage on a non-overclocked computer?

I've been wondering if I should be worried at all about high wattage or voltage on a non-overclocked computer. I say non-overclocked because when I Google search this question or something similar it ...
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How can I limit the speed of the chasis fan on an Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS?

I was working on an Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS motherboard and I replaced the chassis fan with something a little bit quieter and with more CFMs. However, once installed, it was very noisy and it was ...
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Is the exhaust fan necessary?

On my new PC, the component making the most noise is the rear exhaust fan on my case (it is the only exhaust fan in my PC). I tried to disconnect it and watched temperatures in SpeedFan and CPU was ...
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My CPU fan is constantly at ~500RPM - LOW SPEED

I have tried setting the RPM in the bios but the only two settings are "Off" and "Slow". My mobo is DP55WG and it is updated. I am using an 212 EVO heatsink + fan and the fan is plugged in the correct ...
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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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Control CPU fan speed when mainboard only has 3-pin connector?

My CPU cooler has a 4-pin connector and its fan speed can be controlled but my motherboard only has a 3-pin connector. There's no options to control cpu fan speed in BIOS. Is there another way? I'm ...
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Using electrostatically charged air filters on computer fans? Will I just be blowing charged particles into my case?

I've searched long and hard to try to find a straight answer to this question, but there seems to only be information on how electrostatically charged air filters work (you know, the kind you put on ...
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Replacing Fan on Laptop

My Laptop is making a lot of noise and is really hot. I assume its overheating due to an issue with the fan and I would like to try replacing the fan. The laptop is an HP Compaq Presario CQ61 The ...
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Controlling fan speed with Windows

I have an Asrock mainboard with terrible software to control the fan speed: it doesn't start automatically and it doesn't run for all users. So I'm looking for Software to control the fan speed. It ...
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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 ...