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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

2
votes
2answers
226 views
+50

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
28 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

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. ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
13k views

3 wire computer fan won't run continuously

I had an old computer that didn't work anymore, so I took the CPU fan out to see what I could make with it. The fan is NMB model number BG0903-B044-VTL, like this. It has three wires coming off of ...
-1
votes
1answer
51 views

Is there a way to repair ripped off fan connectors?

The white ones with four pins that connect to the motherboard.
2
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
7answers
19k views

Sony VAIO VGN-SZ240P Laptop Fan Control?

I have a VAIO VGN-SZ240P that I'm running WinXP SP3 on. In general it is a fine machine, but the cooling fan is quite loud. Does anybody know of a tool that I can use to view and manage the fan speed? ...
0
votes
2answers
25 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
46 views

What direction should the heatsink fan face?

My current setup looks like the following: Rear fan <----- Heatsink Fan <----- Heatsink Case: Arc Midi R2 Heatsink: Scythe Ashura with stock fan I've placed the Fan so it sucks the air out ...
3
votes
1answer
311 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

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 ...
-1
votes
0answers
31 views

Air cooling a liquid cooled motherboard

So i am going to purchase an asus rampage IV watercooled motherboard, however i will not be constructing a cooling system for a few months (when i have the rest of the system) will the motherboard run ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

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. ...
0
votes
2answers
72 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
97 views

CPU, GPU fans spinning at full speed after shutdown

My computer has been running fine for 4 years, but yesterday it starts to exhibit odd behavior: After I shut down the computer, the CPU and GPU fans start spinning at full speed (everything else ...
0
votes
0answers
74 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

How can I delid or disassemble my v7800 video card to clean its fan?

The fan of my V7800 ATI FirePro videocard has recently gotten insanely noisy, and I suspect it's the dust in the fan. I took it out and tried to open it by loosening all screws, which took off the ...
1
vote
1answer
200 views

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?
1
vote
2answers
70 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
83 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
39 views

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 ...
4
votes
7answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

HP G60 notebook making high-pitched whining noise constantly

I've had this laptop for about 5 years. It has windows 7 installed. I had it repaired once a couple years ago. Anyway I always remember it making this high-pitched whirring/whining kind of sound when ...
2
votes
1answer
535 views

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 ...
19
votes
11answers
202k views

How can I set the fan speed to 100% on a laptop?

I recently purchased a HP Pavilion dv7-4031. When it's cool, it works smoothly and efficiently. However when CPU and GPU temperatures reach 60c and above, the PC starts freezing up and stuttering. I ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
78 views

Why does my 3-pin fan always work at 100% when connected to my VGA?

I have bought a PWM Fan adaptor for VGA Cooler Fan from Gelid Solutions, and I am using it to connect a 12cm 3-pin (not PWM) fan to my VGA graphics card. It works fine, but is always at 100% fan ...
-1
votes
1answer
49 views

Could a fan stopped (too low voltage incoming into it) during long periods damage my computer fan?

Computer fans use to run at 12Volt, but most, as for today, use to allow 9Volt or even less to slow down the fan speed (RPM, Revolutions Per Minute). In cases of too low voltage, the fan stops, but ...
1
vote
2answers
72 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

How to rewrite ACPI control tables from Linux?

I have a HP Probook 4720s laptop with broken ACPI tables. The fan is always switched off and the computer tends to overheat and shut down. Under Windows I can use a program called RW_Everything to ...
0
votes
2answers
846 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
109 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

CPU fan turns on and off repeatedly without booting

My PC has suddenly stopped starting up. On checking with case open, the CPU fan starts running when the power is turned on, but it stops after about 2-3 seconds, restarts again after about 2-3 seconds ...
1
vote
2answers
62 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
134 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
141 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

sensors and fan control not working on w83627dhg

My question is: Why the fan speed are 0 RPM? How Can I to change the fan speed? sensors output: coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +48.0°C (crit = +100.0°C) Core ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Change the fan speed

I have installed lm-sensors in my server (OVH). The fans speed (1-5) are 0 RPM forever, why? sensor output coretemp-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter Core 0: +45.0°C (crit = +100.0°C) ...
4
votes
2answers
12k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
74 views

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. ...
2
votes
0answers
59 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
161 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
68 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
196 views

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 ...