Questions tagged [fan]

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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Starting problems PC

So my computer started to not boot and when I checked my inside case and ran it my cpu fan will turn on and off and then on and off and the cycle continues. When I unplug my gpu from the psu my cpu ...
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How to fit a BeQuite Silent Wing 3 FAN to my HP Proliant N40L?

I want to replace the case FAN of my HP Proliant N40L Server with a Silent Wings 3 120mm PWM, however I can not fit it on the motherboard socket for the fan. Unfortunately I could not find any manual ...
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Noise from laptop

I hope everybody is doing well. I have had this noise from my computer every `0 - 20 minutes for 2 days. it happened 1 time 1 month ago and sometimes it stops when I tap on the cooling fan side. Here'...
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hostapd on Raspberry Pi 4 only starts when fan is connected [closed]

I run Kali on a Raspberry Pi 4 8gb. I run hostapd and dnsmasq on boot to start an access point. This works if the small fan is connected to the Raspberry Pi. But if I reboot with the fan disconnected ...
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Spiky CPU temperature when idle and fan speeds spiking from 1500 to 2200 every few seconds

This is during idle, not even touching the mouse or having any programs open (at the end I opened Chrome): This is while browsing the internets: I don't know if the temperature is supposed to be so ...
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Motherboard ASRock trouble coolers speed

I own an ASRock H470M-ITX/ac motherboard and am having trouble with it. In the aida64 program, I did a stress test on computer systems and found that my computer thinks that the coolers in the ...
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How can I replace this sticky fan foam?

I had to disassemble a CPU cooling system in a notebook. The fans were sticked onto the chassic a bit with this sticking foam style tape: However it is not sticking anymore after removal. What is the ...
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hp elitebook 840 g5 laptop fan runs at 100% as soon as it powers on

The issue: I bought it used yesterday, when I went to check on it before buying it, it was working okay with no noise. I asked the guy to clean it for and tighten the hinge as I was not comfortable ...
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Dell Latitude 7480 heats and freezes on Debian Testing, no clues in the logs

By a "freeze" I mean the system becomes unresponsive (mouse, keyboard, keyboard backlight always on, no Ctrl+Alt+F1, no Ctrl+Alt+Backspace). I have to hard-shutdown by keeping the power ...
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RGB light acting weird

I added 2 fans through molex connections (0.18 Amps each) and now the side panel case RGB does not automatically go on anymore when I start up my PC, even after disconnecting the new fans. The RGB is ...
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MacBook Air 2020 Internal Fan Does Not Spin Freely

I’m getting constant kernel panics on my MacBook Air 2020. I have the reports saved so I can post them. I reinstalled the OS from scratch, reset SMC and NVRAM and also performed Apple Diagnostics, ...
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Fan noise on laptops with AMD graphics cards

Windows 10 operating system is installed on my laptop (Sony VAIO). And when I bought the laptop, Windows 7 was installed on it. Here's my problem. There are two graphics cards on the laptop. One is ...
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Laptop Fan Makes Grinding Sound Every Two Months After Cleaning

I am using some old laptops as a render farm (100% CPU load 24/7), and one of them (around 7 years old) eventually started making a grinding noise from the fan. I disassembled it and cleaned the metal ...
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Asus Vivobook S14 Weird Fan Behavior

My Asus Vivobook S14-S410U is weird..... When I use it for gaming like Dota 2, the Computer Temperature will raise up to 85 °C. What i found is, the fan is passive (spinning slowly). But when I close ...
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Does wrong CPU heat sensor reading possible?

I've got Dell Inspiron 15 5593 Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 Processor (6MB Cache, 1.0GHz up to 3.9 GHz), when i run two node applications and CPU usage got higher then fan runs full steam. Then i used CPU ...
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PC turns on for a split second then turns off

My PC recently stopped working. I turned it on one day and heard a pop then it turned off and when I tried to turn it on it wouldn’t. I assumed it was the PSU so I changed it but then after trying to ...
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fan too high on new PC under windows 11

I have an HP ALLIN ONE 27-d1000i (https://support.hp.com/be-fr/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-27-inch-all-in-one-desktop-pc-27-d1000i/2100364204/model/2100364214?sku=548R7EA) PC purchased in January ...
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Windows has detected that your fan is not running properly

I was receiving the message that my CPU fan was not working properly. And, in fact it was not. Replaced fan, old fan 4 wire adjustable speed fan in an HP laptop. Purchased a 4 wire adjustable speed ...
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Is fan efficiency affected if it not pushing, but pulling the air through a liquid-cooling radiator?

TL;DR: if I mount high-pressure PC fans on a water-cooling radiator so that they will not be pushing the air into the radiator, but pulling it out instead, how much I will lose the efficiency? If at ...
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PC stops after a couple of seconds

Today, my trusty DELL XPS 8300 desktop PC did not start. First time after years of flawless operation and daily use. It powered up and then powered down after a couple of seconds without reaching the ...
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Erratic fan issues on my T480 running Linux Mint / Ubuntu / Debian

This would be my current sensors output ➜ ~ sensors thinkpad-isa-0000 Adapter: ISA adapter fan1: 65535 RPM temp1: +34.0°C temp2: N/A temp3: +0.0°C ...
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Thinkpad T440 fan not working after replacement

So i have a Thinkpad T440 laptop and it was giving me fan error on startup, i decided to change the fan and it didn't work at all. It was the exact same fan except there was one difference, the ...
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Fan speed subtly raised

I tried to put a video card (that I didn't know if it was working or not) on my computer, which is really old. The video card didn't work so I unplugged it and went back to use my computer as always. ...
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How to find replacement fan for PSU?

I would like to replace my PSU fan because it makes a well hearable noise (it is the fan, confirmed). First I hoped a simple lubrication will do it, but unfortunately the fan center is completely ...
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How to fix excessive fan usage and possibly false CPU temperature readings on Asus ROG laptop?

Problem started about 4 weeks ago and I suspect it was caused by a bad Windows 10 update that broke something. Symptoms: Fan comes on full blast almost immediately after booting up and stays that way ...
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Is it safe to unplug the data cable and power cable from my HDD and then boot up the PC?

My CPU is: Intel (R) Core i7 950 @ 3.07 GHz. I have the following BIOS: P6X58D-E version 0502. For the last week or so; the first time I switch my PC on in the morning it is very noisy. I then ...
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ASUS BIOS Q-Fan control: Stop Fan for chassis fans is greyed, can not stop chassis fan #2

In my ASUS-PRIME Z590-A motherboard I trying to use Q-Fan to control my chassis fans. When I enter to the Q-Fan control screen in the BIOS, I see the Stop Fan checkbox, but it is disabled. The fan is ...
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How does heat transfer from a processor depend on fan speed in a computer (graph)?

I've tried web search, several variants of query, many links and lots of scientific data on heat transfer, including wiki pages (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_sink and https://en.wikipedia.org/...
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CPU Fan running post shutdown

After I turn off my computer my CPU fan continues to spin albeit at a slower RPM until I unplug the USB-C cable connected to the back of my monitor. I have also disconnected the power cable to the CPU ...
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Convert fan from 2 pin + molex to 2 pin?

Here's my situation: One of these: I'm wondering if it's ok (safe, etc.) to solder the 2 black wires together, and the yellow + red together, and just use the 2 pin connector, eliminating the molex ...
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(Ubuntu 20.04) Setting Fan Speeds according to GPU Temp

I received an older PC from my friend which is equipped with an MSI Nvidia GTX 970. The graphics card's fans were not working properly anymore and wobbled around which caused inconsistent cooling ...
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Laptop Overheating - Possible Fan Malfunction?

for a while now my PC has been starting to lag because of CPU throttling. Using some software, I can see that my CPU temp is usually sitting at around more than 75 degrees C. This is quite concerning ...
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Chk dsk stuck at 25%

I just got my laptop repaired as its ic got damaged due to a faulty charger. When i started the laptop, the fan noise was louder than it used to be before. Quick google search told me to run a chk dsk....
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Fan spins but not booting. PSU or Motherboard Issue?

I upgraded graphics cards (gtx1050 LP), ssd and memory on my (5+ years old) Lenovo h520s desktop. it worked for a couple days and suddenly not booting after a restart. Is it a PSU or motherboard issue?...
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How to prevent OS override of thermal trip points in Bios

Motivation I noticed that my laptop is getting very hot in Linux (Ubuntu) but less so in Windows. (I have dual boot) I also noticed that my fan seems to run quite slowly in Linux, so the fan speed is ...
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Laptop heating up during downloads or watching movies

Device: Ideapad Gaming 3-15IMH05 Laptop - Type 81Y4 I bought this laptop over a month ago. Usually when I'm working with it I'm using headphones so I don't hear anything. When im not playing with it ...
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macbook-pro fans running high speed

I have a motherboard from a macbook pro 15 inches from mid 2010. I installed ubuntu server 20.04 and I was planning to use as it headless server in my home lab. There is no chassis, no keyboard, no ...
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How to fix "Fan error" on Lenovo x220 laptop?

My laptop started to show "Fan error" on boot and then shut down.
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Why is the exhaust fan on my Lenovo laptop running slower than usual?

The exhaust fan on my Lenovo Ideapad used to run faster when gaming, but now its running slow like its limited to a specific speed, and this is causing overheating and de-throttling. Could this be a ...
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My laptop fans get loud when I watch GIFs and low quality videos

My laptop fans get loud when I watch GIFs and low quality videos, why is this happening? Whenever I scroll through Discord and there is a GIF, my laptop fans decided to go super loud. And whenever I ...
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Using the 'Performance Mode' on my HP Envy 13t Laptop

I have an HP Envy 13t (2019 edition). My laptop has an Intel i7 chip with 8 GB of RAM. There are settings given in HP Command Center - a Recommended, Performance and Comfort mode. My temps run 50-60 ...
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Safe method of blocking whining noise from PSU exhaust?

With respect to my other question here, I have attached an egg box over the exhaust fan on my PC that was making a noise. The image does not show it clearly, but there is a ~1.5" clearance ...
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Silencing coil whine (?) by blocking fan vent

My PC is making an annoying whine which I have self-diagnosed as coil whine because it seems to be coming from the power supply. This picture shows the rear of my PC, with some annotations. I have ...
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Re-attaching heatsink with new thermal paste

Yestersay I was changing my laptop's cooling fan so I needed to take out the heatsink. I properly cleaned the old dried-out thermal paste and apply a new one. However, it took me a few minutes (around ...
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Asus TUF Gaming Z590Plus chipset fan

Im using the above board with an 11th gen i7-11700K, DDR4-3200Mhz and an Inno3d iChillX4 RTX 3080 LHR. Im using premium CPU cooler Dark Rock Pro 4 and premium case fans 140mm from Noctua. I operate ...
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Dell optiplex turns on no display signal fan very noisy

I was working as usual on my Dell OptiPlex 7010 MT today and then suddenly the machine became unresponsive. I forced a shut down and then tried to turn it on again and then the power on button is ...
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Case fans spin slowly and RGB lighting remain on after PC shutdown when custom device plugged in

I wanted to add custom RGB lighting behind my monitor, and control it with a microcontroller. Circumnavigating the monitor required 44 LEDs from a WS2812B strip. The power requirements were ~2.65A @ ...
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How to fix a laptop fan that struggles to spin

So my parents have this HP laptop, been around since 2016. I go to boarding school, and play games like minecraft on the laptop with no problems. Although when I recently came back from school and ...
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CPU fan not running on Arch linux

I'm running Arch Linux on Acer Aspire E5-575G [V1.25] and some of the other installed packages related: xf86videointel, intelucode, xf86videointel, libvainteldriver, nvidialts, nvidiautils, ...
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I cant monitor my fan speed on my HP Pavilion Gaming laptop 15

Device Specification: Device name- LAPTOP-B9SLVP96 Processor- AMD Ryzen 5 4600H with Radeon Graphics 3.00 GHz Installed RAM- 8.00 GB (7.36 GB usable) Device ID- E6C61B4D-41D3-4FFE-B347-...
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