So right now I'm using a 2012 Sony VAIO laptop. My main desktop computer's CPU heatsink pins broke so I'm waiting for the new heatsink to come.. but that's beside the point of this thread.
This laptop I'm using has a very loud fan that spins faster and slower all the time, and it sounds like an airplane taking off. It can happen randomly, but it especially happens when I load a new webpage or start watching a YouTube video. I have ran Disk Defragmenter and the main disk is only 3% fragmented. I also checked it for dust and there appeared to be none inside.
The specs are:
Windows 10 Home Premium (Ubuntu 14.04 is dual booted with Windows, and Ubuntu seems to run a bit better, and not make the fan spin as much.)
Intel Core i5-2450M
4 GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 3000 (there's an old Radeon card in there but it's not used anymore)
Any ways I can reduce the noise?
Not sure if this would affect anything, but my 1080p monitor is hooked up to it so I can use the laptop just as I would my desktop. It's set to duplicate the two screens, not extend.
Edited by gigawert, 29 September 2016 - 08:34 PM.