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Windows 7: Noisy PC Fan!

01 Jan 2012   #1
DrummerDan99

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Noisy PC Fan!

Hello,

I would like to address a problem with my Dell Vostro 3550 laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. It seems that whenever I turn it on, the fan located on the left side of the computer, is extremely noisy and emits a large amount of heat (even when the system is idle.)

I downloaded OpenHardwareMonitor and noticed that my HDD, a Toshiba MK2561GSY, was at 113.0F.

If any of you out there can help me, I would highly appreciate it.



DrummerDan



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01 Jan 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DrummerDan99 View Post
Hello,

I would like to address a problem with my Dell Vostro 3550 laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. It seems that whenever I turn it on, the fan located on the left side of the computer, is extremely noisy and emits a large amount of heat (even when the system is idle.)

I downloaded OpenHardwareMonitor and noticed that my HDD, a Toshiba MK2561GSY, was at 113.0F.

If any of you out there can help me, I would highly appreciate it.



DrummerDan
It is probably in need of a fan replacement, (and soon ) if it is noisy
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01 Jan 2012   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

113F is about normal for a laptop HDD, but you might blow or vacuum out all of the vent holes on the machine. Excess dirt can cause a noisy fan. If the cleaning doesn't help, yes get a fan replacement as zigzag said.
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05 Jan 2012   #4
DrummerDan99

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok I will try to change out the fan. I believe my laptop is still under warranty. Thanks
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06 Jan 2012   #5
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

A can of compressed air to the vents may help blow out some cobwebs. I'm not sure how far a warranty extends, as the sucking up of fluff dust and other debris may be classed as miss use but a faulty fan is possible.
I've never had a truly quite laptop, well part from my macbook, that's silent unless you hold your head to the base, or leave it doing something stressfull, and then the fan kicks in at an audible level.

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