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#1 Sharonsthere

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 05:13 PM

Hello there. I am wondering if my fan is working too hard. After the machine's been on for about an hour the fan is quite audible, going from very quiet to a much louder whirring noise. I do live in a very warm apartment, (during the day an average of 82 F) and we have only fans running here. Is there someplace on this computer that registers what the temp is and should be? I have belarc adviser but evidently thats not one of its functions.
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 05:16 PM

You can check your system temperatures with SpeedFan, which should give you an indication of whether your system is running too hot.

Also, I would recommend that you open your computer case and make sure all the fans are spinning okay and that there isn't an excessive amount of dust in there that would impede air flow. See the following Bleeping Computer tutorial for guidance on cleaning inside your computer.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 12:53 PM

My computer is in a hot room. So in the summer I leave the side of the case off. It helps.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 02:18 PM

Not all computers have variable speed-controlled fans. It just might be that the fan's bearing is starting to fail and making noise after being on for a while
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 04:38 PM

The BIOS reflects the CPU temperature.

IMO, anything 50 degrees Celsius or less is nothing to worry about. You need to remember that computers use Celsius, not the Fahrenheit scale, when noting temperatures.

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 07:45 PM

Hi Sharon

If leaving the side off works for you, fine. But be aware that manufacturers design the airflow to enter the case at key locations and hot air be sucked out at another key point, so having the side off will interfere with this.
Heat is the quickest killer of any electronic equipment, so if you suspect a fan problem (bearing noise particularly), it should be replaced immediately.

Cheers

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 02:31 PM

Great advice, thanks all...I'm going to start by cleaning it out, we live in a dusty place. (Hey, its not my fault!!) :thumbsup:
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