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Windows 7: CPU Fan Question and/or problem

04 Sep 2014   #1
dbtmellis

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
 
 
CPU Fan Question and/or problem

I worked on my friends computer yesterday. His CPU fan has being doing what I would describe as "pulsing". It speeds up in short bursts for about 2 seconds at a time, about every 2-3 minutes or so.

I opened up the case, cleaned out the fan blades, and oiled the fan bearing (with clipper oil). It is still doing the same thing.

I don't know what his system specs are, other that its an eMachines, with an AMD Processor.


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04 Sep 2014   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

The thermal paste could also stand to be removed and reapplied or better yet if you can get access to the back plate on the mobo and or remove the mobo (big job) you could look at a higher quality cpu cooler or even a 120mm sealed water cooler?
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04 Sep 2014   #3
dbtmellis

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
 
 

I don't think it would be cost effective to put a water cooled set up on a low end budget systems.
When was the last time anyone ever turned an eMachines system into a Gaming or CAD Rig?
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04 Sep 2014   #4
dbtmellis

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
 
 

I am going to re apply a fresh coat of CPU themal paste. I am out right now, I just ordered a new tube on newegg.com
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05 Sep 2014   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Also look to the PSU and make sure you blast it clean with air, make and remake all the connections to the mobo and other powered components....never hurts. If it still happens then could be pointing to the PSU or mobo.
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