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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Can a cooling fan be effective for my laptop?

Bit of a backstory here, skip to the bottom if you just want the question: So I recently purchased new HP laptop. Although I'm not any sort of a hardcore gamer, I like to play games that I ...
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Third-party AC adapter for Acer Veriton L460 desktop causes fans to continuously run at full speed, even when system is powered off

I'm not sure this is the the right place to be asking but it seemed like the best option. I acquired an Acer Veriton L460 (Ultra SFF Desktop) which requires an AC converter of 19V 17.1A so I ...
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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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AMD CPU fan bracket keeps breaking

I have a strange problem. The CPU fan mounting bracket on my AM2+ mobo keeps breaking. The first time happened about 6 months ago and the CPU fan had not been touched in about 2 years. Since then I ...
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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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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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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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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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How to wire chassis fans to controller

This is my first build and i'm using a case with 7 built-in fans. I want to wire them to a controller, but they all have LED's.There is also a button on the case that shuts off the LED's as well as ...
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Gigabyte GTX 660 OC 2GB running fine for short periods of time then causing critical errors and turning off. What's the cause of it?

I've purchased an used, partially damaged card - Gigabyte GTX 660 OC 2GB with twinfrozr fans. I had hope to easily repair it using my experience with electronics. However, the problem with it is ...
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Unable to control one fan with SpeedFan

In my pc, I have 4 fans: CPU, Chassis 1, 2, and 3. I can control all of the fans, except Chassis 1. However, all of the Chassis fans are identical. So my question is, why am I unable to control fan 1? ...
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MSI Afterburner does not apply fan curve if closed?

I made a fan curve but if I close MSI Afterburner it goes back to the old settings. How do I get them to work from start without opening MSI Afteburner?
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about cpu temp and fan speed

i've a problem im facing sometimes, my friends' PC had an intel pentium D dual core (3Ghz at 800Mhz FSB)was very slow, fan (3pin cooler master) running at ~1550RPM, ram 4gb running 35% load. i ...
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A noisy fan in a toshiba satellite C650 after Debian upgrade to Jessie

I search help with my Debian Jessie installation. The problem is that the cpu fan sound is loud almost all of the time. Before I upgrade it all the things were good with Debian wheezy. I tried to ...
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Unusual CPU fan behaviour

I've recently installed a copy of Windows 7 on my new disk. The PC is geared towards quiet running, (half-passive PSU cooling, SSD disk) and I was very happy with the noise levels - the CPU fan was ...
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Is It Common for a Laptop Heatsink to Have a Temperature Sensor Near The Main Fan?

I'm using SpeedFan to control my laptop temperature. Among the readings for outright local CPU, GPU, HDD, DIMM, Core, and ACPI temperature, there is an unknown reading marked "Temp4". The temperature ...
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Disable the overheat guard of the cpu (Sensor defect)

So I think that my CPU sensor is defect, let me explain why. The pc is shutting down instantly, even in idle. Some programs like speedfan show that my cpu has more than 80°C . It has a really big ...
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iMac fan going on and off

We have an iMac at our house which hasn't been turned on for about two month. I've turned it on and I'm getting some updates done, but the iMac fan is behaving weirdly. It goes full speed, and then ...
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Acer Aspire 5720z fan won't run unless I let it warm up then shutdown and restart machine

I recently did a clean install of Linux Mint 17.2 on my Acer Aspire 5720z laptop. Prior to that I had been running Ubuntu for several years, the last version being 14.04. The laptop cooling fan ran ...
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Desktop Computer Not Starting

We have a desktop computer which is currently not starting up. When the PSU is plugged into the wall and switched on (via the switch on the back of the PSU itself) the PSU fan and the CPU fan spin for ...
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ASUS PC Fan issue

I have an ASUS Desktop PC with intel CORE i7. I tried turning it on and here's what happens. After 5 seconds of turning it on (approximate) it raises the fan on the middle to the max level. It keeps ...
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Does temporarily removing the fan from the heatsink void AMD’s warranty?

I needed to RMA my newly-bought motherboard, so that meant removing the CPU and HSF. Now i need to clean the remnants of thermal goop from the CPU and heatsink in order to put the new one afterward, ...
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ASUS G53SW fans spinning at full speed

My Asus G53SW laptop had a video output problem which I narrowed down to a GPU failure. Took it apart, reflowed the GPU with a hot air desoldering station, applied new paste, cleaned the fans and ...
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Computer freezes at starting windows screen

Okay so in May I went to turn my computer on and it went to the starting windows and stayed there for 5 minutes, which I found weird. I quickly shut it off then turned it back on, I waited 10 minutes ...
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My PC blacks out randomly. Screen says “No Signal”, fans and LEDs are running

My PC blacks out randomly. After running for maybe 1hr or so the monitor blacks out and displays "No Signal". Audio also stops and I am unable to turn off the PC with keyboard shortcuts. The green LED ...
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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 much clearance does my GPU fan need?

I just installed a second nVidia GTX 660 in my desktop. Both cards are connected to the PCIe x16 slots. I am also going to be installing a small RAID card in the system also. Originally I was sure ...
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How to control fan speed using SpeedFan?

The CPU fan in my laptop is running too fast. I wish to control the speed manually to my preference, at times. Here is a CPU-Z screenshot of my laptop configuration: And here is how SpeedFan ...
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Fan keeps running! Dell Inspiron N7010

I keep upgrading my laptop and still the fan continues to run ridiculously too loud and too often. It's a Dell Inspiron N7010, I upgraded the HDD to SSD, added 8 GB's of RAM, installed a new faster, ...
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Force notebook fans to run at 100% all the time

RivaTuner doesn't detect my dedicated graphics chip (AMD 7470M) which seems to control the fans, so I can't force fan settings. SpeedFan is unable to display the RPM and has no effect, and my ...
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CPU fan failing to start on boot sometimes

I have a fairly old desktop, which I like to use a fair bit over my newer PC's however sometimes on boot, the CPU fan fails to start. I had this problem previously, and I simply bought a new fan. I ...
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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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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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Replacing a Shuttle Variable Speed Fan

As I noted in another question, I replaced a 2.6 GHz Pentium 4 with a 3.4 GHz Pentium 4. Unsurprisingly, it causes my little Shuttle XPC to ramp up its variable speed Sunon KD1208PTB1 80x80mm fan ...
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Radeon HD 4650 fan continuously stopping and starting

I'm back at my family's house for the week for Thanksgiving, and my brother mentioned that there's a problem with their graphics card fan (which he's been solving by blowing an actual fan into the ...
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What is the PWM slope in my BIOS?

In the BIOS of my motherboard (Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H) I can set the fan speed to various modes including one where I can set a PWM slope in "some amount per degree". This is what the motherboard's ...
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Fans works even after shutdown

I have kind of a big problem. After I shutdown the PC, some of my case fans (including the one with the LED and the LED) remains runnning and even my CPU fan. Sometimes it happens for all of them to ...
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How to reduce heat in my system?

I have a desktop PC, which was mounted for me by a friend. It is running OpenSUSE 13.2. This is the installed configuration: Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 Pro Processor: Intel Xeon E5/Core i7 RAM: 4 x ...
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CPU fans gradually turn to max power, unusual PSU & motherboard config

https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0B0ijOBuJiVJnQ1ZLdUlRQTlkY28/edit I am giving an old PC of mine away, and decided to turn it on one last time before I gave it away. The fans start out silent and ...
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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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Dell Inspirion fan speed control

My Dell Inspirion 15 notebook routinely slows down after some period of gaming and I suspect it is due to heating up. None of regular fan speed control software - e.g. SpeedFan, MSI Afterburner - ...
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Graphic card fan speed

In fact, when using safe mode or bootable linux (sometimes 30-120 minutes when scanning your computer for viruses) nvidia cards automatically adjust the fan speed to 100%. This is very annoying and I ...
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Laptop overheating when running Ubuntu

I have been trying out several Linux distributions recently including Ubuntu, Mint and Fedora and I have had the same issue with all of them. My laptop overheats, the battery life is terrible (1 hour) ...
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Faulty Nvidia gtx 970 (fan issue)

I recently bought a EVGA Nvidia gtx 970 from scan.co.uk and when I installed it, it had issues. Like when the graphics card temperature hits 60, one fan spins to 100% and another fan does not spin at ...
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Problems with replaced fan on Powercolor 6850

I've been using AMD 6850 for my htpc server for a long time and encountered fan failure, it simply lost one of its blades and started to vibrate and make terrible noises. So I disassembled the GPU and ...
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Arch Linux: Cannot control fan speed

I just installed arch linux on my laptop and I noticed that my fans are full speed all the time so I tried to fix that. I followed the wiki guide here but I am stuck because everytime I run sensors I ...
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Macbook Mid2014 El Capitan Fan stop working from time to time?

I did a fresh installation with thumb drive. The fan works fine on restart, but suddenly stops after a while. I tried resetting SCM but not working. I also tried to use scmFanControl, not working as ...
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Determining best Airflow for regular ATX-Cases

What's the methodical procedure to determine the best airflow for an regular ATX-Case? I know, this strongly depends on several factors like: cases dimensions FANs throughput FANs position ...
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Why is the temperature of my GPU so high?

A while a go I bought a used fairly old ATI card to replace my previous card which broke. It works completely but the temperatures goes quite high unless I crank up the fans. With 40% fan speed, ...
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My Laptop one fan is working other is not

I am using Win10 on my Sony vpc-f1190s. I used different softwares to control my fans but there is no software who detected my laptop fan, i think they all are not compatible with my laptop. So is ...