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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Unable to locate annoying noise source in HP DV6 laptop

I've had a HP DV6-1340SS laptop for about 3 years. Some months ago, I started hearing some kind of unusually loud fan noise with no apparent relation to CPU load. It's not the usual air sound, it ...
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Is a positive, neutral or negative pressure airflow design preferred when using a single open cooled graphics card?

With a blower type graphics card, I don't think it matters very much whether you arrange the fans in your case to provide positive, neutral or negative pressure inside your case, since the blower ...
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My idle GPU temperature used to be ~35 °C, lately it's been ~60 °C idle. Is there need for concern yet?

For ~95% of the time, I'm not using my computer for games or anything else graphically intensive, so my GPU rarely heats up to the recommended maximums of ~100 °C (212 °F) that it shouldn't exceed (as ...
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Noisy GPU fan after standby resume

I have a GeForce GTX660 and a GTX8800 on my system. When I had Windows 7 they both were quiet a lot. Now after the upgrade to Windows 8 I notice the following: when system boots up the fans spin fast ...
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Did I fry my motherboard or my power supply?

I just installed a second video card (GeForce 7900 series) alongside my older GeForce 6700 Series. After the computer was powered on for about a day, I came back to find the unit dead, with the power ...
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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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What can cause sound inside computer aside from fan?

There is a slight whirring sound from inside my laptop. However I realized that even if I unplugged the fan, the sound would still exist. I also have a ssd. Is there any non moving part that could ...
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How to control fans rpm manually on Intel DP43BF motherboard

Wonder of how can I manipulate fans' rpm on Intel BP43BF motherboard manually? I've found in Bios only setting to disable automatic fan speed manipulation, but there isn't any way to set rpm speed. ...
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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 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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Windows 7 won't reduce fan speed

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate, and I have an Asus M2N-X motherboard and an AMD Athlon 64 X2. If I do something, what is raise the temperature, the OS raise also the fan speed. It will stop about 3,3k ...
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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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What is wrong with my computer case air circulation. My CPU goes up to 80 degrees

So I assembled this computer and I think I made a mistake with the fan positioning. My CPU temp goes up to 80 degrees and I have to open the case and put a fan under the case to bring it down. It ...
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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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PC crashes after a few minutes of watching video

I have a Dell ST2320L_HDMI monitor and a ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series. The PC itself is a Dell Inspiron 530S. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium. The Device Manager says my current driver for the ...
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Windows 8 100% Real CPU Usage by System Idle Process

The problem seems easy at the first glance but is a little more complicated. The machine (Lenovo laptop) has Windows 8 Pro, a Intel Core i7 and all 4 cores run at 100% . The fan runs at full speed the ...
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CPU overheat after cleaning the fan

I have decided to clean my computer. I opened it, removed the fan from the CPU and cleaned it. It was jammed with a lot of dust. After I put it back, and it rotates much smoother and better, I started ...
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HD3870 fan doesn't spin

I found one similar question on superuser.com but it doesn't answer for my problem. Today I noticed that my graphics fan doesn't spin at all. It's Radeon HD3870. I found some 'adivce' on the Internet ...
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Compatibility between 3 pin and 4 pin fan connectors

Can I plug a 4 pin fan to a 3 pin header? If I were to use a Rosewill Model RCW-FPS-401 12" PWM Splitter to split a 4 pin header in my motheboard to three 3 pin headers, would I still be able to take ...
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Fan flow direction

can someone tell me how can I place my fans for optimal cooling. My main problem is in fan #1 and #3... I don't know what is better: change flow direction of fan #1 or change flow direction of fan ...
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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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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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Dell XPS 15 fan on, fan off, fan on, fan off because of NVIDIA Drivers

Many threads with exactly the same problem: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19371524/19848260.aspx ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEA24FM not exhaust in Fan Vent

Sony Vaio VPCEA24FM resting on a Belkin cooling pad (which is very poor product). CPU heating up quite quickly. No air coming out of the air exhaust vent tested with the back of hand, tried feeling ...
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CPU Fan intermittently spinning to 100%

Lately my CPU fan has been roaring along at 100%, and I'm having trouble figuring out why. It will, at one moment, be running quietly, and the next moment blazing at 100%. I haven't changed anything ...
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What could cause my CPU fan to spin erratically?

I am trying to fix my old desktop that stopped working this past summer. When it stopped working, I was playing a video game and the computer simply shut off. Here is what happens now when I try to ...
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Decompiled DSDT table, looking for fan values, can't locate. table inside

I have the suspicion that my laptop doesn't set it's fan speed to 100% even when the CPU is hot. This is because I can barely hear the fan when the CPU is > 95 degrees or so. So i'm trying to check ...
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Can I remove fans from my system?

I can't tolerate any noise in my room at all. I want to remove all 4 fans I have in my system: Processor Fan, Cabinet Fan, SMPS Fan, Graphics Card Fan Can removing all these fans produce any fire ...
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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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Why does my GPU clock keep switching its clock rate when idle?

I have a Radeon HD4870-based Sapphire card in my desktop PC (Windows 7 64bit) that started getting pretty noisy recently. The temperature reported in Catalyst was hanging around 80C and the fan would ...
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Computer GPU fan seems louder after cleaning and reapplying thermal paste

This is more of a "trying to get some information" than "oh my god, what to do" post. Yesterday, I finally had it with my computer overheating all the time and I realized I haven't changed the ...
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Should I disable CPU fan error message and how?

I have just completed my first "build" consisting of: ASUS P8Z77-V-Deluxe motherboard, Intel i7-3770 processor, Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler. Each time I boot the computer, the ...
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Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 fan noise issue

I have a desktop with a Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 (512mb) video card, which is a few years old. It works like a champ, but the shoddy fan that came with the card has started to sound like a lawnmower! ...
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Why does my fan run high when computer is very cold

On very cold days, when I first turn my computer on, the fan runs on its highest setting for 20 seconds. On this boot, the computer responds much more slowly than usual. I have to reboot after the ...
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Laptop fan is always ON using Linux Mint 14

I'm using Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64-bit. I have a problem with the laptop fan always staying on. Details of the laptop and readings taken: Linux core-Inspiron-N7010 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP ...
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Finding a new fan [closed]

this might be a bit unorthodox for this forum, but I hope you can help me anyways. My friend has a small home server machine.. and the fan in it just broke.. this one: Specs on Broken fan Now he ...
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Computer Fan Placement (only 1 fan) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Optimal Fan Placement and Direction for Air-Cooling a Computer I'm currently working on a computer that only has one large fan. The case has both front and rear cut-outs ...
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In which direction should an extra case fan be fixed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Optimal Fan Placement and Direction for Air-Cooling a Computer This may sound dumb but this is a genuine question. I just bought an extra fan for the case and installed ...
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How fast will a fan run on Molex? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Buying A Computer “Case” Fan… Does It Always Run At 100% Unless Told Otherwise? I don't have quite enough 3 pin fan slots on my Motherboard so I'll need to run at least ...
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My Geforce 580 gtx creates an airflow dilema. Will reversing the direction of the front case fan solve it?

Apologies if this is the wrong place for hardware questions. I did look through the list of stack sites and this site seemed to be the best (Computer enthusiasts). Key: Yellow arrow: fan airflow ...
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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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Setting up profile for Aer V3 for Fan Control by Pherein TO SPEED up the fan

It is really hard to gain control above the fan speed in laptop. I have Acer V3-571G i-3110,Nvidia 630GT. I want to speed up a fan. Program: http://www.ratedsearch.net/rated-file/rs5ef9b4f8hfi0# ...
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How to control fan speed on Acer V3-571G

Speed fan, Gpu Tweaker any many more do not detect any fans on my laptop. How can I gain control above them? My computer is getting warm really fast and I would like to do something about that. Acer ...
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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 ...
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Laptop CPU fan not working properly

My laptop's CPU fan is suddenly acting very bizarre, and I am at a loss for what to do so I am asking for some help. Specifically, the fan is not even starting to spin until the CPU reaches 60 ...
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Can I daisy chain two chassis fans together?

I have two 120mm fans in the front of my machine and I'd like to connect them as chassis fans, but I'd like them to share the same 4 pin connector on my motherboard so that they both scale up and down ...
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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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What is the effect of internal temperature on laptop lifespan

I have a few months old Samsung Series 7 laptop with an i5 CPU (T-junction 100°C). It has a silent mode feature, which turns the fan off (or greatly limits its speed). I'm wondering if it is safe to ...
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Chipset fan on the frtiz - compressed air hasn't fixed anything - is there anything I can do? [closed]

Yesterday, my computer started to make an annoying whining noise. Knowing that this is likely a fan issue, I opened the case and proceeded to determine which fan was causing the issue. I got some ...