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Is it normal to hear fan rotating in laptop?

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#1 TrekByte


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Posted 15 July 2010 - 02:22 PM


I recently bought a new laptop and I can hear the fan rotating...not just the air being blown out, but also the fan rotating. The laptop seems to run fine and doesnt get overheated or even hot. So, is that normal? Or should I be worried it will fail?


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Posted 15 July 2010 - 03:39 PM

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

Hearing the fan spin or hearing the air flow swooshing through the air vents is something I would call normal activity.

If you hear high-pitched squealing noises or rattling, then I would be concerned.

I am hoping my assessment is correct, but being that the laptop is new, I would have to believe the cooling fan has a while to go before it starts showing any signs of failing or performing as it should be.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 04:49 PM

Thanks Bruce. You sure have been a big help. It doesnt sound high-pitched squealing or rattling. Just a low "zzzz" sound from probably the blades rotating. I guess its better to hear something showing its working than not. lol. Thanks again!


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