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HP Media Center PC Fan is running Constantly

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#1 mkewavefan97


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Posted 19 December 2010 - 07:53 PM

I own the HP Media Center PC m8120n and I had this computer for three years, good computer for hard drive sized, reliability, etc. but there is just one problem I have with it, the fan won't STOP running. It used to be couple of months ago where it would run for a little bit and then stop, but not it is running constantly and now it is driving my family crazy. I am thinking that it is probably a problem with either the heat sync or the fact that there is a substantial amount of dust inside the computer itself. Additional information about the product is below.

HP Media Center PC
Model Number: m8120n
Product Number: GC 674AA

Any answer to help fix this annoying problem would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 trashcan7


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Posted 19 December 2010 - 07:56 PM

If you want to see if the problems are heat-related, then use software to see what the temperature is.
Some software are:
Speed Fan

If the temperatures seem high, then it might be good to clean out your computer.

Edited by trashcan7, 19 December 2010 - 07:57 PM.

#3 rossout


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Posted 20 December 2010 - 08:18 PM

Hi take the fan off the cpu inside the case and see if the heatsink is clogged up with dust this will stop the fan cooling the cpu and make it run at constant speed, if its full of dust and clogged up you can remove it and clean it out, get some thermal paste and make sure you clean the old paste off first before reasitng, i have just vacumed the heatsink out before now but its not a good idea unless you have esd hoover attachment to avoid static discharge from the hoover hose to the system.

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