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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Isn't it inefficient to have intake vents on the bottom of laptops since even a hard flat surface blocks off the vents?

This is something about laptop design that I don't understand: Laptops typically put intake vents at the bottom and exhaust vents at the sides or back. Putting the intake vents at the bottom has ...
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Can periods of heavy CPU load cause an early laptop fan failure?

I have two old thin HP ProBook 430 laptops: a G4 purchased in early 2017 and a G5 purchased in early 2019. The G4 was turned on practically all the time between early 2017 and early 2019, and after ...
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How do I set up this case cooling configuration ? (pictures)

I ordered my PC parts but the Case was the first to arrive, so I'm trying to figure things out before I get started. I'm a bit confuse regarding my case cooling configuration. My case comes with a ...
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Connecting the case fan to power

Today was my first time building the PC from the scratch. There is only one thing left and it’s getting my case fans to spin. There are two case cables currently unplugged. 1st - it is two sided 2nd ...
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Fan works hard while `yarn start`

I build websites with ReactJs, npm, yarn, etc. When I do yarn start and check websites in development with localhost, the fan of my Mac works hard, and the noise is annoying. Does anyone have any ...
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What happens on the system backend when multiple hardware utilities are installed and running?

I'm trying to research which ones I should keep and which I should clear (bloat), but examples of utilities I'm referring to would be... AI Suite 3 (ASUSTeK) AURA (ASUSTeK) AURA Service (ASUSTeK) ...
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Dell latitude E6430 not booting

One morning I woke up and my laptop was not able to turn on. Laptop's fan doesn't make sound, there's no display, power button is lighting and caps lock is flashing. Tried switching RAM, hold power ...
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TLP could not detect fan speed

Recently I wanted to monitor the fan speed on my Arch Linux so I downloaded tlp. And I tried to monitor with sudo tlp-stat -t but the fan speed returned nothing. I tried to use fancontrol and ...
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Any way to improve thermals of this laptop?

So I got the asus vivobook 15 with the ryzen 5 3500u . But its thermals are terrible . GPU on idle is at 60C. It throttles after barely 2 minutes of playing fifa 19 at 720p low with fps locked to 30(...
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What could cause temperature to be high other than thermal paste and cpu fan not working?

I have a Dell Inspiron 17 7737, the temperature at Idle reaches 68 degrees and cpu fan speed 3798 rpm. Now I have already redo the thermal paste and I checked the cpu fan it is working fine. What ...
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My fan is so loud, how do I fix this?

The fan in my computer is just so loud. It seems to be spinning really fast and all the time. Even when I am not using it. My computer is a 5 year old computer that was just upgraded from Windows 7 ...
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“Debounce” GPU fans

(I hope this is the right place for a question like this) So my Gigabyte 2070 super has a low power mode where it turns off its fans and is super quiet (pun intended). After a while, it reaches its ...
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Acer Swift SF314-57G fan speed control

I am currently using an Acer Swift SF314-57G laptop with the latest Windows 10 operating system. According to my understanding, Acer have their own SmartFan cooling system, but it does not seem to be ...
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How to connect RGB case fan when MB doesn’t support RGB?

I’ve bought case Sharkoon TG4 RGB (https://www.amazon.com/Sharkoon-TG4-PC-Case-RGB/dp/B07KTG16LW?ref_=ast_bbp_dp) that already includes 4 RGB fans that I cannot connect to my motherboard (MSI B85-G43),...
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PC Fan working too fast even though nothing is hot

I have a windows 10 pc with this specs. It has started to make some noise. I do not have any errors or notifications related to that. I used some third party programs to check fan speeds and ...
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CPU frequency is 2x the base frequency… and fan is always 100%

On a laptop Dell Inspiron 5584, I see the following in the task manager : Base : CPU frequency : 1,99 Ghz Current speed : 4,21 Ghz (and varying from 3 to 4,2 Ghz every second) The computer is doing ...
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Cpu and chassis fan always running after Asus motherboard upgrade

I upgraded my HP pavilion P6520y computer to a Asus M5A78L-M plus USB3 motherboard. And from the moment I turn on the PC, with the new motherboard, the CPU fan and chassis start running at a high ...
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CPU fan surges frequently

I have an AMD A8-3870 in a Gigabyte GA-A75M board. The CPU fan frequently spins up and down, based on load. Recently it's MUCH more noticeable. The processor seems to run at an acceptable temp using ...
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How to set fan speed in Windows, preferably via command line?

I simply want to set my fan speed constant with a value from 0% to 100% (or the equivalent). I can do this on Linux via echo <0 to 255> > /sys/class/hwmon/hwmon2/pwm1. I can also reset it ...
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My Dell Latitude running Ubuntu 18 “sighs” when the lid is closed

I have a Dell Latitude 5401 running Ubuntu 18.04, using i3wm desktop environment. Ever since I've started using Ubuntu (about 6 months ago), each time I close the lid, I will hear my computer's fan "...
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GPU fan incredible speed/loud after system bootup

When my system boot up, fans in my GPU starting spin very fast / very loud. When I disable the driver, fans stopping or going to normal / previous set speed. Some days ago, I just dismount GPU from PC,...
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MacBook Pro CPU utilization/frequency/temperature

I have a MacBook Pro with most of the time runs under quite strange CPU values: The utilization is really low (usually around 10%) but the frequency quite high. Even if all Apps are closed. This ...
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GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 what are normal CPU teperatures [closed]

My CPU fan recently came loose and all the thermal paste is dry(the fan isnt really snapped or glued on anymore) So naturally, my CPU is heating up fairly quickly. While I do plan on replacing the CPU ...
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GPU uses only one fan

i have the nvidia geforce gtx 1060 3gb which has 2 fans and i saw that only the one spins. My GPU temperature is 55 when i run only a broswer and when i play a game it is 65-70. Is it ok ? And if so,...
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Is it safe to run a dual core CPU at 68°C?

I have a Intel Core i5-7260U and have disabled Turbo Boost (Because I don't really need it and would produce more heat). When I do some heavy stuff like compiling a Linux kernel or running two VMs ...
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What is better for fan: to be stopped at low load or to get spinned slowly at low load?

What is better for fan's lifespan: if it stops oftenly (can be even 10-15 times per hour sometimes) or if it spins slowly? Thermals aren't a question, they are good either way.
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Understanding the GPU processes running on my system

running nvidia-smi gave me the following: output I am unable to understand what ....AAAA.. process is. How can I know about it, and kill it in case if it is not necessary. Also the Xorg, is it ...
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Windows 10 stopped locking, sleeping and turning off the fans at all

My laptop with W10 stopped turning off the fans in sleep mode or lock unless i shut it down. I think that it's because something interrupts the sleep process and so it never is fully asleep, so it ...
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Plastic stuck in laptop fan

There seems to be a piece of plastic sticking out in my laptop fan. Is this a manufacturer error?
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I hear a weird noise from my pc

I hear a weird noise coming from my PC. It sounds like a fan is touching a cable but I can't see where, and the sound is intermittent. I don’t know what is causing this sound, can someone help me or ...
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SuperMicro GPU temperature-based fan control

After a search for the best GPU for my budget, I landed on the older K80 due to its attractive VRAM/$ ratio. However, the K80 is a bit quirky as it is a sort of a 2-in-1 card and is passively cooled - ...
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Gradually increasing issue with overheating

So I haven't changed my computer's hardware or cleaned it in several years. I've noticed a increasing issue with temperature when I'm running CPU intensive processes, Blender, Video Games, ect. My ...
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I have to clean my laptop fans every 1 to 2 days [duplicate]

I have a gaming laptop, to be specific its a acer nitro 5. Every one to two day's I have to open it, clean it, and sometimes i put some WD 40 to make it less noisy. Sometimes the fan blades start to ...
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My Xeon e5 1620 0 @3.6 is overheating

I recently bought an RTX 2060, and I installed an MSI afterburner. I noticed that my CPU heat which is XEON E5-1620 0 3.60, is overheating reaching 97 max. I noticed also that the fan is only on ...
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Gigabyte 2070 super loud sound

I recently bought my first gaming desktop (i used to use laptop), my GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER WINDFORCE OC 3X 8 Go fans are very loud. In idle or little game like League of Legends, there is ...
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My laptop fan doesn't achieve full speed as it needs to be and shuts down from heat(?) while gaming. I am suspicious about OS fan throttling

I have a Samsung laptop which is around 7 yrs old. I have a dual boot (legacy) of Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. While I am using memtest64 (It is located before the boot), laptop fan can get its full ...
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Can I run my CPU at 100% usage for a long time?

I have a Dell XPS 15 9570, 32 GB ram, 2.2 ghz and 6 cores. When i use an application (The parsim command on MATLAB) (for more details) then my fan starts running fast , during this my PC doesn't seem ...
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Supermicro X11Dai-N - PSU fan speed at max all the time

I have the Supermicro X11Dai-N and its psu fan speed is all the time around 3000 RPM. I succesfully connected via SMCIPMITool and I saw that in the attachment below there are FAN1 at 3K RPM, and FAN2 ...
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Disable laptop fan completely

Laptop model: Clevo p950 hp6 System: windows 10 I need to disable one of the three laptop fans for a certain reason. I know Embedded Controller manages fans and Has registers that can be possibly ...
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Does the RPM of case fans make a big cooling difference?

Does the RPM of case fans make a big cooling difference? Thinking whether to get 3000 RPM fans for the case (not only for the CPU cooler). Noise is not a very big consideration, but if the difference ...
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Buzzing and eventually loud cracking noises from the inside of the laptop (recording available), but the fans are checked and in excellent condition

I hope I'm asking this in the right place, if not, feel free to brutally get rid of both me and my post, I'm just desperate at this point. I own an Acer Aspire vn7-792g, I've had it for a few years. ...
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GPU not recognized anymore

BIG EDIT 2: Ok so after more fiddling around I replaced the RTX 2080 with a GTX 760. Sometimes the MB beeps sometimes it doesn't, but now, when it doesn't I actually get a video feed and an error ...
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Laptop running at max speed when idling? But the fan works fine during gaming

I have an Asus ROG laptop, I have this issue for a while now, thinking it was a problem windows update. But I did not create a restore point so I couldn't restore. As the title has suggested, the ...
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Is this normal? CPU temperature at under 60C but fans running extremely high?

I'm running Bootcamp on a MacBook Pro16" with the highest-end CPU/GPU, and I'm finding it runs the fans up a lot; maybe it's also running extremely hot, but under 60C doesn't sound too bad. This ...
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Computer not powering on, only short PSU fan spin and short GPU LEDs powering on

I've replaced my CPU fan on my desktop PC yesterday and got it to a point where it was working fine afterwards. Now I have just moved the desktop from the floor back to its location and it won't power ...
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2 x 2080TI GPU cards next to each other

I have two GPUs next to each other, they are 2080TIs which are VERY thick, each is double the width of a regular card (take up two slots each). Problem is there is basically no space between them, ...
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How to measure/interpret temperature of computer and what should it be at?

I have installed SpeedFan but don't fully understand how to use it. Here is a read out of what I get... I'm guessing the fire icon means the unit is too hot? It's unfortunate the CPU heat sink was ...
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Immense noise from fan and disk and 1962 error on a Lenovo ThinkCentre desktop

I was getting a 1962 error from few days on my ThinkCentre desktop. I ran a 14-hour disk check. There was not a single bad sector found. But some how I can boot in many attempts. I also installed to ...
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PC shutdowns due to slow CPU fan?

I am stuck in a weird problem. The CPU fan just works fine when I start my PC. But after sometime maybe half an hour the CPU fan runs extremely slow like for example it goes from (RPM 5000 to 150). ...
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Fan and power lights remain turned on after shutting down PC

When I shut down my computer, the screen goes black as normal, but the power light remains turned on, and the fan doesn't stop. If I hold down the power button for 4 seconds, it turns off, but I ...

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