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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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Half of the fans are working [on hold]

I have ASUS vivobook K510UQ currently on windows 10. While playing some games, I have noticed that only left sided fans work. This has led to some high temperatures without even trying high-end games. ...
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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 ...
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Low fan speed resulting in high RAM temperatur on an Intel Server running Proxmox

I recently got an old SR1560SF Server System for dirt cheap. After installing Proxmox VE 5.1 I ran into a problem with the fans: During boot sequence the fans run at full speed. After booting all the ...
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Where to connect my NH-D15 SE-AM4 fan onto my ASUS PRIME X370-A motherboard

I have installed a NH-D15 SE-AM4 fan onto my ASUS PRIME X370-A motherboard :) Although both fan/motherboard manufacturers provide some explanations, I'm confused as to where plugging the 2 CPU fans. ...
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CPU fan restarts after power and PC not booting to bios

I've browsed for other similar threads and I haven't got my desired answer because symptoms were different in a way, though I still tried the suggested actions for troubleshooting, still haven't ...
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My laptop doesn't turn on, black screen, fan runs at maximum speed

So my laptop is hp pavilion g7, it's been working for 6 years Today I took it apart to clean it, and put all together, and it's not working anymore! This is not the first time I clean it, I don't ...
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Fan speed control on Gigabyte z170mx gaming v5 rev 1.0

Troubleshooting Help: What is your parts list? Corsair Vengeance LPX (2x, 8GB, DDR4-3000, DIMM 288) MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G (4GB, Midrange) WD Blue (500GB, 2.5", Notebook) Corsair H55 (5.20cm) ...
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Are all AMD OE box fans the same within each series?

I'm considering upgrading my old, repurposed HTPC, which has an A4-5300, with an A8-5500. Both APUs are Virgo "Trinity" series, socket FM2 APUs, both had retail box versions, so I'm wondering if the ...
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How can I tell whether a fan is going or a hard drive? [duplicate]

I have one of those compact mini computers that is just a small box, about 6 inches wide. Lately, it has been making a whirring sound. How can I find out if it is the fan that is going bad, or the ...
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Why is airflow always front in, back out?

The motherboard on my gaming computer recently died, leaving me with a lot of functional components that just need a new mobo/cpu, so I'm taking this opportunity to 'build'(/rebuild) my first PC. As ...
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Fan speed controller and fried PSU

My PC came with a manual fan speed controller (FSC) for the front and back case fan. The FSC was connected to a 3-pin case fan header on the motherboard and then connected to a 1-to-2 fan splitter ...
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Sometimes processor fan spins faster & makes noise

The specification of my desktop computer is as Processor: AMD FX 8320, Motherboard: Asus M5A97, RAM: Kingston HyperX 16 GB (8*2), HD: 1TB WD Black, Graphics Card: 2GB Saphire 5450, SMPS: Cooler ...
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CPU fan is noisy only the first few minutes after PC is turned on

I recently installed a new CPU cooler, it works great but the CPU fan is quite noisy when I start the PC after it's been off for a while. To be clear, it's not a matter of fan speed, yes the overall ...
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Why my laptop got buzzing sound? [closed]

So my laptop starts having buzzing sound (listen here) no matter I close all the applications or run lightweight Linux (Arch Linux) to see if it's CPU's sound it's still buzzing. Recently the glue of ...
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Is it possible to disable CPU/Laptop fan through Device Manager?

My laptop's a bit old now and it's fan is very noisy now, I don't have time or money yet to either open, clean or get this to repair shop rn, it's not a n option for me right now? It also frequently ...
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Why is my HP laptop showing “System Fan (90B)” error even after cleaning the fan with compressed air?

I am using HP Pavilion DV6-6b51ea laptop. The laptop is 6 years old. For the last 1 month, the fan was running loud (even loud now may be) and since the last 2 weeks, I have been getting System Fan (...
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Laptop air flow is too weak on heavy CPU load (3D gaming)?

I don't really know how to diagnose this before proceeding with a right decision to solve this problem. I know for sure that the air-flow should be much stronger at that high load of CPU. I can hear ...
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Why is my PC still working after it goes to sleep mode?

I normally don't shut down my Laptop. After I worked, I let it go into sleep mode. But often, especially at night, I can hear laptop fans' loud noises when it is in the sleep mode. Usually, my laptop ...
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DELL Latitude 5480 with Intel Core i5 7th Gen laptop fan runs continously

Just to tell you some history. My laptop was recently upgraded to Windows 10. It was working fine with no issues. In just the past few days, it's making a lot of sound when the battery charger is ...
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Can a faulty motherboard kill the cpu fan?

158 days after I built my computer, the cpu fan that came with my silverstone ar06 died (it could not spin fast enough to cool the cpu. Manually setting the fan speed to 100% wasn't helping). So, I ...
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CPU fan RPM is wrong after installing new case fans

I installed 3 new fans on my case. I already had 2, so now I have a total of 5 (1 CPU fan + 4 case fans). My motherboard only has 3x 4-pin connectors so I bought PWM fans that can be daisy chained. ...
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New PC build won't boot, cpu fans don't spin

I'm building a new PC. Asus strix B250f motherboard. With a compatible intel processor. 4GB RAM. Everything connected properly. The standby power led turns on, however the CPU fan doesn't spin, nor ...
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Is WD40 safe for computers?

Is it safe to use WD40 on computers? I have a noisy fan on an old laptop I don't care about whatsoever. I was lazy and sprayed some WD40 inside the fan and now it's running cooler and quieter. I ...
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Do I need another fan in my system apart from the CPU fan?

I recently learnt that the only prominent fan in my system - the CPU fan - has the sole purpose of cooling the heatsink and, by extension, the CPU. Reading the Wiki page on fans suggests that it's ...
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How to find a replacement motherboard fan? [closed]

My old motherboard (Gigabyte GA-2CEWH) has two such fans. As you can see on the picture, one of them is no longer spinning. The machine “mostly” works, but needs a few hours between shutting down and ...
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New mainboard faulty?

There is an issue with a new ASRock Z370 Extreme4 mainboard. It does not seem to switch on. Both the 24pin and 8pin (CPU) power cables are plugged in. The LEDs on the (Corsair 100R) case are not ...
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GPU Fan strange issues

i have sapphire HD 7870XT Dual-X. both fans was spinning in the first two years from buying the card. after that i started to notice that the second fan doesn't spin unless fan speed at 78% or above. ...