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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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Is it safe to use a laptop if the CPU fan is failing?

I'm having problems with my fan which went from being annoyingly loud to sometimes completely stopping and failing to dissipate the heat form my laptop. I'm in the process of replacing it, however, I ...
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Best fan sensor to use? [on hold]

I have an MSI motherboard. And it allows me to chose from multiple sensors. CPU, MOS, CHIPSET, SYSTEM. I had it set to CPU and the fans got really annoying spinning up whenever i did the slightest ...
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Case fans not all spinning at same speed?

I have 4 LED case fans installed. All of them are connected to sys_fan headers 1 - 4. But one of the fans has a much lower RPM than the others and it's LED's are dim. It's like it's not getting enough ...
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Computer shuts down by itself

I recently bought the computer Asus Zenbook UX410UA-GV410T Ultrabook (Intel Core i7, 8 Go de RAM, SSD 256 Go, Windows 10). The installation worked well. However, when I switch on my computer, the ...
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Asus Essentio CM1730 not booting, strange interval fan noises

Alright, so I pulled out my old desktop, an ASUS Essentio CM1730 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883220284) or more specifically https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?...
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Fans are always on, weird sensor reading, laptop

I am running Kali linux and i have a problem i noticed my battery was always dying, after that i noticed my fan is always on even in the computer is ice cold. i set up the sensors and this is what i ...
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how oil molded fan ( Deep cool Alta 7)

i have a deep cool alta 7 cpu heat sink and fan. fan is slow uped. how can i oil it fan. fan is molded. above of fan is a metal piece that is not removeable. is tehre any way to fix fan?
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laptop noisy sound - fan or hdd?

I've experienced some strange noisy sound in my laptop. I can't definitely tell it's from the fan, but I think so because hdd failure sounds are different. The laptop is Dell latitude e6410, its ...
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Replace laptop fan but keep heatsink

My laptop has been making rattling noises. After opening it and testing, turns out it's a fan issue: when it speeds up something probably goes wrong with the bearings. I would like to replace it ...
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I need help finding why my computer was fried [closed]

So, my power supply burned out, and it happened for the second time in a row. The first time it was because I was using old drivers, but later on me and the original owner changed the hard drive to ...
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Is my CPU fan faulty?

I bought a lafite iii laptop at PCSpecialist (the lafite iii is actually a Clovo Style Note N131BU) about a year ago, and my CPU fan, which always made some normal fan noise as soon as I started doing ...
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Can a Pentium G4400 Stock Heatsink/Fan work for an i7 7700T?

I have a Pentium G4400 which has been acting in my NAS for about the period of a year quite faithfully. It's a little limited in it's ability and this was expected as I've always anticipated replacing ...
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What is the difference between a CPU fan and a case fan?

I know very little about fans except that I have an Arctic Cooler 11 LP in my current system to cool my CPU, and that my hard drive temperatures tell me I need another one at the back of my case's ...
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How to wire this double GPU fan connector setup

My GPU has two fans connected by 5 wires in total: 2 red, 2 black and 1 yellow. Fan 1 has b+r+y, fan 2 has b+r. Now my connector got damaged and the two wires from fan 2 came loose. I want to ...
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What's better for the fan's health? OFF and ON or Low - High Speed? [closed]

I wonder what is better for fan's health. E.g. fans in my laptop. I can't change their speed by % (0-100%). Setting 0% is like turning them off. And I just don't know what would be best for them ...
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Cooling fan on Lenovo laptop runs fast when CPU load is low

Ubuntu 16.04 on an Lenovo Ideapad 320s-15IKB (link to manual in several languages) worked well until two weeks ago. Now the cooling fan isn't working properly, randomly changing speed from slow to ...
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HP Zbook fan (90b)

I got this message when I turn on my HP zbook laptop: Continued operation is not recommended and may cause unpredictable behavior that could result in random shutdown, data loss or possible system ...
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Restarting my PC more than once will hurt my SSD & other componets?

Does anyone know if I restart my PC once, twice, or even more in one day hurt my SSD and shorten the lifespan of it just like how it may shorten the life of an HDD since it puts stress on the moving ...
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Graphics card fans not spinning while physical temperature increases

Background: I recently acquired a second hand MSI (NVidia) GTX 980 (it was for a very low price, could not resist). The previous owner had used it for bitcoin mining. The fan cable appears to have ...
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Cooling a GPU whose fan is blocked by PCI card [closed]

First, I am using the NZXT Phantom 410 Mid tower for my system. I currently have a small NVIDIA GT710 with passive cooling (heatsink) and I am about to get a ZOTAC GTX 1080 Ti AMP Edition. I want to ...
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Find out what process is messing with my fan

I own a ThinkPad X1 Yoga. As it's a convertible computer that can be used as a tablet, I set up ThinkFan so that the fan is always off when I'm watching videos and doing regular tasks, and that it's ...
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Hot CPU in ubuntu 18.04

I have problem in ubuntu 18.04 which was not occurred in ubuntu 16.04. My CPU got so hot nearly 70 degree Celsius and fan is running at maximum speed while there is no process running. I wonder if the ...
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Loud rattling fan calmed down only by sfc command

For quite some time now (since the End of June to be precise), I have been annoyed by a loud rattling noise given off by the CPU fan in my laptop (OS: Windows 10) beginning at (almost every) startup ...
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No BIOS to screen. What's happening here?

I just built a new PC. I have a 650W PS, an ASUS Prime B350-PLUS MoBo mounting a Ryzen 5 1600 GHz, an ASUS GTX 1060 GP and two 4GB HYPERX ram banks (plus DD, SSD and a Wi-Fi card). I press the powe ...
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SpeedFan not detecting fans

SpeedFan 4.52 is not detecting any of my system fans. Am I doing something wrong? Is my motherboard not supported? Motherboard: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Z170-Gaming-K3-rev-10#ov Fans: ...
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Cooling laptop with an external table fan [closed]

I have a DELL M4400 precision laptop and it heats up pretty quickly when I watch YouTube videos (or any videos online for that matter). In order to reduce the heat, I made the laptop sit over a laptop ...
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Dell Vostro 2520 laptop fan remains on after shutdown

My Dell Vostro 2520 laptop doesn't shutdown fully and the fan remains on. This eats up all the battery many a times, specially when not carefully turned off by pressing shutdown button again for few ...
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CPU overheating after replacement

I have an old computer that has a Asus P5QL Pro motherboard, a Intel Core2 Duo E8400 CPU and the heatsink on it is the stock intel fan. I ordered a new CPU online, wich is an Intel Core2 Quad Q8400. ...
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Use old cpu fan/heatsink with slightly newer cpu

I currently have a desktop computer with a Intel Core2 Duo E8400 CPU in it. The max TDP of it is 65W, and the CPU fan on it is an Intel E33681-001. Now I just bought a replacement CPU, which is an ...
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Laptop Fan Running Loud only on one user

my daughter ran up to my laptop, hit a bunch of buttons and now my laptop fan is running crazy loud. I created a new user account to see if its something with my main user account and it appears to ...
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Malfunctioning fan controller

My PC case has a fan controller on the front with two slide switches that you can use to control fans with 3 pin connectors. You can set each one to high, low or off. I was trying to install another ...
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BIOS ignoring fan setting changes upon sleep awake | Mouse not being detect on awake (Rare occasion)

Had this computer for 5-6 years now, the 1st 4-5 years the computer typically was on 24/7 as I was at university and wanted to resume my progress without having to waste loading time through reboot, ...
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Laptop Windows 10 noisy fan constantly running

I have been having an issue with my Laptop fan constantly running @ high speed creating an unbearable noise that is making it hard to work. My processor is almost at idle when this happens only ...
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Is it bad that my CPU fan seems to be going to 0?

My laptop has recently started making strange noises, which I think is the fan, as if I tap it in the area where the fan is the sound seems to ease off for a moment. I have opened up the laptop and ...
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Nvidia Geforce 240M GPU overheating, forcing laptop to shut down

So, I have this 9 years old Lenovo laptop, with overheating issue, though later after cleaning the fan and checking everything using some temperature reading softwares, I got to know that my GPU is ...
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How unsafe is it to run my PC without fans attached to the CPU heatsink

I have booted the PC for just a minute but I'd like to know if it would be safe to run some games without fans directly attached to the heatsink. Unfortunately the fans are currently broken and need ...
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Do I need a second (non-CPU) fan in my system?

I have a mini-tower desktop PC containing (primarily) a MicroATX motherboard, 2 HDDs (2TB AND 3TB), one SSD, and one non-stock CPU fan (Arctic Cooler 11 LP). I've always felt this was sufficient, but ...
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SpeedFan suddenly stops being able to detect controllers and sensors mid game

so I'm playing games on my PC and I have some fan control setup using SpeedFan for my PWM fans which usually works really nice. However, the other day my game wasn't running so smoothly and I saw that ...
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Fans of a new laptop relatively loud (when only browsing the Internet)

I bought a new laptop three days ago - Dell Inspirion 7577. I installed Windows 10 and drivers. I am only surfing the Internet for now and my fans are relatively loud which I find awkward for such a ...
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One processor is working wierdly [duplicate]

My Overall CPU condition is fine, but one of my processors (the first one) seems to be heavily working (and I can feel that from my fan noise and the heat). I checked task manager and resource ...
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Dell Laptop Fan constantly running when ACPI extensions are off - Linux

I have a strange ongoing problem with my laptop. It's a single-core CPU with a top speed of 1.6Ghz and I use it for everything including programming old custom hardware through serial and parallel ...
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i8kmon not executing config correctly

I have a dell xps 15 9550 with the following i8kconf # Run as daemon, override with --daemon option set config(daemon) 0 # Automatic fan control, override with --auto option set config(auto) ...
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CoolerMaster CPU cooler and case fans are not synced

I have recently purchased the following combination of products for my PC: This CPU cooler 3x these fans And this is my motherboard. The 3x separate fans are plugged into the control box, but they ...
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Losses in cooling potential with fans connected through tubing

I have (what I believe to be) a fairly novel idea for cooling a PC, and I'm wondering if there's anyone out there with any thermo/fluid dynamics knowledge which I certainly don't have. Would it be ...
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Best fan configuration?

I was planning on getting 3 new fans for my new pc. Two to the front and one to replace the stock fan at the back. I know you can: chain all fans with the CPU cooler have case fans in their own fan ...
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4-pin challenge: defeat BIOS controller on 5.3A fans

Background: I have a beast of a server chassis from SuperMicro that I got cheaply. It holds 90 hard drives, and to cool it, uses 5 counter-axial fans. That means it technically powers 10x 76db, 5.3A ...
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Controlling fan speed with Windows without additional programs

This is clearly a duplicate of at least five question with almost the same title of mine. However I tried all the free programs in the respective answers and none of them worked for me. For this ...
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Dell XPS 15 blue screens only while running on battery

I have a weird issue which I can't seem to work out. My Dell XPS 15 9550 with Windows 10 installed seems to randomly blue screen. I've been trying to isolate why it is happening and doesn't seem to be ...
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May keeping fan at 0 speed harm my computer?

I saw here a question about 100% fan speed, but my wish is for quiet laptop. Currently even Firefox often starts to consume so much processing power fan turns on. If I set fan speed to 0, will ACPI ...
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Fan is starting and then stopping before boot

So I recently re-installed a new laptop motherboard in a acer aspire r3-471T. After I plug everything in and power it on it boots fine except that before the acer logo appears on the screen or f12 or ...