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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3 wire fan BLACK RED BLUE from SAT receiver [on hold]

I’m a hobbyist with little or nearly nil electronic background. Please be gentle and as simple as possible to me with instructions. I pulled a fan from a satellite receiver and want to use it on a ...
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To prevent overheating, why not turn laptop upside down?

The fans and ventilation holes are positioned on the bottom of the device, as with most laptops, as well as the HDD and other components making heat. If these items are all positioned on the bottom, ...
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Water-cooled CPU fan makes squeaking noise every 5 seconds

My Antec 1250 water-cooled CPU fan makes a squeaking noise every 5 seconds. When it does this, the other fans drop their RPMs down by about 15% for about 1/2 second. I can observe the slowdown by ...
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CPU core temps quickly at ~100°C with no load

This problem started a few month ago where this occurred a few times randomly but could be fixed with 1-3 reboots. Now this is a permanent problem: When my PC boots it takes about 5sec until my ...
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Add a Case fan Lenovo Ideacentre H30-50

I have a Lenovo IdeaCentre H30-50 and am willing to add a fan for the body. On the motherboard I have two idle 4 pin fan connectors named as PWR_FAN and SYS_FAN that are not connected to anything. So ...
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Laptop fans unexpectedly spin at full power

I have an Acer Aspire V17 Nitro (VN7-791G), the almost 2-year old model, so the rip-off model in fact: GTX-860 2GB, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 256SSD, Intel Core i7-4710HQ. Hardware information: My fans ...
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MSI Control Center doesn't save fan speed settings

My problem is that MSI Control Center, for fxa990-gd65 motherboard, doesn't save the fan speed settings and resets them every time you shut down / restart the PC. It even has the save/restore ...
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What lubricants can be safely added to a laptop fan?

I've got a fan in a laptop that occasionally makes some loud airplane-like noises. It mostly happens about 10 seconds after booting up and lasts for 10-20 seconds. It also occasionally happens when ...
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GPU Fan is not spinning continuously

I have NVidia GTX 550 Ti in my desktop computer. Today, while I was working on the computer, my monitors went off (I work with dual monitors). After a while, I have recognized that my GPU fan does ...
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Out of a sudden, CPU overheating, causing crashes in apps and forced restart

I have this computer that I did assemple, since 2013. It is an i5 4690 @ 3.50 (not overclocked; I use the standard ASUS OC setup, which is set in the motherboard automatically). The video card is a ...
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Laptop black screen, no boot, only fan is spinning?

I have Samsung NP350E7C-A01US laptop. It was working like a charm. Today I removed RAM and inserted another one. It worked fine. After that, inserted old RAM, but it didn't boot. When I press ...
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Can a large power supply cause overheating?

I have a laptop which is just over one year old, and ever since I have had it, there have been some very serious overheating problems. The fan is almost always at full blast, which is incredibly loud, ...
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Cooling fan starting to give up; should I disconnect it while I wait for the replacement fan to arrive?

One of the cooling fans in my PC (there are several) is starting to give up. I think it might be the bearings that are giving up, but whatever the cause, every several minutes, it visibly slows down ...
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Control fan speed on HP DV6 [closed]

I would like to control the fan speed on my HP DV6 but SpeedFan doesn't seem to work.
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Lowering APU Voltage increases performance?

I have an AMD APU (A6-4400M) and sometimes performance decreases when TurboCore increases Voltage/Clock speed. I use AMD Overdrive to manage Voltage and CPU Speed cause my fan gets crazy when reaching ...
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Noisy HP DL360 server and DMESG errors

I purchased a HP ProLiant DL360 server for use with Solaris testing because it was OEM hardware. The server sits in my basement and its kind of noisy. It sounds like a mini high-bypass jet engine, ...
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PC turns on, monitor goes dark, fan still runs afterwards

I've been having this problem in which my PC is turned on and it runs fine for a couple of hours, or even days. But, randomly in a day while I'm using it, my monitor just goes black, saying Display ...
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Cpu overheating and bios cpu fan error

I have an i5 2550k a p8z68 mobo, and a Corsair h100 liquid cooler. As of last night the CPU started throttling and I guess overheating after 4 years no issues. Whatever, i tried reapplying new TIM/...
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My brand new toshiba fan is very annoying

My brand new Toshiba P50-C-12Z running i7 5th Gen, 1TB Storage and 16GRAM, the fan spins a lot, even if I open google chrome, or Firefox, and if I watch YouTube video it spins even though the CPU is ...
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Noctua CPU Cooler - replacing just the fan

I have a Noctua CPU Cooler [NH-U12S], and unfortunately I frayed some wires on just the fan part. Upon searching for a replacement, I'm only seeing options to re-purchase the entire heatsink, and not ...
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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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Are BIOS .exe update files Windows-version dependant?

I was given an old HP laptop (HP Compaq Presario F755US) which came with Widows Vista. Vista worked very slow and laggy so I decided to wipe it and install Ubuntu. Everything worked well, but since ...
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Do I risk destroying the fan if I use a vacuum cleaner on my laptop?

To get rid of dust that had gathered near the fan, I put a vacuum cleaner to the air intake (with the computer turned off). This removed the dust. It also caused the fan to rotate at a fairly high ...
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If I installed a fan at the circled location (pic inside), will it recycle air that's already within the case or draw “clean” air in from the outside?

I have been spending the last week trying to figure out ways I could improve the temperatures and airflow within my PC. However, given that it's a pre-built Dell PC, it seems like there is not much of ...
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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. I'...
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How can I make Speedfan run automatically when the PC starts?

I tweaked the fan curve on my case fan because it runs at 100% when I am gaming. So I made it run at a max of 80%, which is MUCH more quieter, and it doesn't seem to have any impact on the max ...
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Does the fan go on the bottom or top of the power supply?

Which direction should I install the corsair tx 750 psu? Should the fan go on the bottom or top? It seems the fan should be on the bottom of the case correct? Update I have a antec P183 case, so ...
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What are the ways I can improve airflow and reduce temperatures in a pre-built PC casing without investing in extra cooling fans?

Inside of my casing: Front/back/side of casing; Just want to know if there are any simple things for me to do to improve cooling and reduce temperatures without having to invest in a new cooling ...
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What is this cable which came with my chassis fans?

I ordered 3 chassis fans for my PC but I have only 2 connector pins left on my motherboard, so I was looking at a female to male Y splitter for the connector when I found this in the box: What is ...
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Change temperature at which fan turns on?

I own a Razer Blade Stealth. Absolutely love it. Sometimes, however, the CPU temperature shoots over 80 degrees C, especially when watching videos full screen. I have done some research and found it ...
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Anti Static Spray

Can anti static spray be used inside the computer, to help all the components from collecting dust? If so, I understand the computer would need to be turned off & everything unplugged first. Is ...
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Computer fan clean has gone wrong

My fan for my laptop was getting dusty and I decided it was time for a clean. However when trying to start it back up it no longer worked. 2 weeks later I accidentally hit the power button and stayed ...
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Cpu fan does not speed up according to heat level

I have just changed my motherboard, ram and processor. Everything is going fine but fan speed when cpu heats. Fan speeds do not change according to cpu temperature. I have tried to open smart fan ...
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Speedfan won't automatically regulate

I used to have Speedfan regulating my fan speed automatically, but ever since I've reformatted, I can't get this to work. I've done the following: In Temperatures, I have only CPU checked with CPU ...
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Does USB-attached fan create large power demand on laptop? [closed]

Does an externally-attached USB fan create a heavy power draw on the laptop?
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Macbook Air making rattling noise possibly because of fans

In my somewhat more recent model Macbook Air, OS X Yosemite, I heard a loud rattling sound in the upper left corner of the keyboard. I pressed down on the upper left corner, near the esc key. That ...
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Dell SC1425 Server Fan Issue

I have the above server in my garage and use it for web development. For the last couple of weeks the fans have been running at full speed and looks like one of them has failed as I ran a diagnostics ...
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Faulty GPU heat sensor or something else?

So, today my GPU started crashing after yesterday being fine. I have Gigabyte GTX 670 3x Windforce, so the fans can get quite noisy under heavy load. Usually the driver crash and eventual PC crash ...
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Computer shuts down 10sec after turn on

I have a VAIO VPC-EA2GFX/B, and the OS is upgraded to Windows 10. The fan is commonly running at full speed. I tried all trouble shooting I found on net, but could not solve the issue. Finally, I ...
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CPU temperate stuck and fan at maximum speed

I have a Dell Inspiron 5548 (i7-5500U, 16GB RAM) and I'm running Fedora 24 with kernel 4.5.1. I noticed the internal fan will stay at maximum speed (5500-5600RPM) forever while the CPU temperature ...
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High-pitched intermittent noise from base of Lenovo laptop (SSD)

My new Lenovo T550 laptop, running Windows 7, seems to be always making a strange noise, coming from its bottom (base). As this laptop is equipped with an SSD hard-drive, I would have expected it to ...
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Video card is a little noisy. Coffee type grounds near the fan

I have a Palit Nvidia GTX-460 PCie card. Half the time it is a little noisy. A light rattle and a light squeak. I have taken it out and have made the following observations. The fan is not hitting ...
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Nvidia Desktop GPU: simple fan rpm control for Windows

I have a very expensive graphics card installed in my Windows 10 machine. It is an EVGA GeForce GTX980 Ti Classified. I'm pretty happy with the experience so far, but the one problem I have is that ...
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Intel Management Engine or Collaborative Processor Performance Control throttling

This is a laptop. Before I installed Intel's Collaborative Processor Performance Control Driver and Management Engine, for very demanding jobs my cpu would go up to 95C and the fan would go up to ...
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Toshiba laptop fan not working even after replacement

I was having intermittent problems with my fan where it would randomly turn off and I would get a warning and it even shutdown once because of overheating. So I opened the laptop and cleaned the fan, ...
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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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Noisy CPU Fan in Linux Mint

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 8.1. The CPU fan is quiet when I use Windows. I installed Linux Mint with Cinnamon on another partition, but the fan is noisy all the time when I use Linux ...
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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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Dell laptop fan sound (with audio)

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 inch laptop 5000 series, and I have been hearing a buzzing noise from the fans for months now, which is especially noticeable when there is low CPU load. What might be the ...
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Fan running 100%

Ok so I just bought a new case fan for my computer as a replacement for the stock one as it has surpassed it's life expectancy and began running rather noisily. The installation of this new fan was ...