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Fan in overdrive?


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#1 osteward

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 06:40 PM

I apologize if this is in the wrong section. I didn't see where else it would fit.

As of a month ago, it sounds as if my fan will come on and run for about 10 seconds and then shut off again. It will continue to do this for as long as my computer is left on. I noticed that most of the time it would start when myself or my children were playing a game or watching Netflix. I would normally use my task manager to see what program might be using a lot of CPU and it would usually show that it was the game doing it, but now it continues to come on even when nothing is using a lot of CPU so I have no clue what to do about it. My computer is not over heating and it's not causing any problems with operating the computer besides the fact that it's just plain annoying!!

Any suggestions as to what is causing this or how I can fix it?

I have a HP Model: a6700f
Processor: AMD Phenom™ 9150e Quad-Core Processor 1.80 GHz
Memory: 4.00 GB
64-bit operating system

I bought the computer new about 2 years ago.

Edited by hamluis, 11 June 2011 - 07:45 AM.
Moved from Vista to Internal Hardware.


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Posted 11 June 2011 - 08:50 AM

it looks to me like the fan has to be replaced. a lot of these fans have internal temperature sensors that determine heat being produced by the CPU and adjust the fan speed accordingly. But it can also be the fan setting in the BIOS and it may just need to be reset.

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 07:46 AM

How would I determine if the fan setting needs to be reset?

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:20 AM

First thing I do in this situation is pull the side cover and verify the CPU heatsink/fan isn't clogged with dust/miscellaneous crud.

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