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Windows 7: Loud Fan Noise if using Utorrent and Media Center.

14 Sep 2011   #1
lornaevo

Windows 10
 
 
Loud Fan Noise if using Utorrent and Media Center.

Hey Guys, I have a HTPC that I use only for Media Center and Utorrent. Most times when I am using it it makes loud noises. I think it's the fan trying to cool it down. The case is open and it has pretty decent specs. I don't know what else to do.


Here is a copy of my Cpu Z




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14 Sep 2011   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

stop using torrent programs.
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14 Sep 2011   #3
lornaevo

Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
stop using torrent programs.
There are legitimate reasons to use torrern clients. So please quit it.
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14 Sep 2011   #4
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Such as?
Im curious.
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14 Sep 2011   #5
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

If you're using a program that is for transcoding and encoding, that you downloaded, those programs are CPU intensive.
CPU heats up, PC gets hotter and the fans kick in.
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14 Sep 2011   #6
lornaevo

Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Such as?
Im curious.
For One.

Code:
http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrents
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14 Sep 2011   #7
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

@lornaevo:

Even though there may be legit reasons to use it Malware absolutely LOVES to be hidden in that stuff. You're begging to be infected.
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14 Sep 2011   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
stop using torrent programs.

Stop posting your useless 'advice'. FFS. If you can't be constructive, don't post.




And people can stop with the malware comments etc - it's a tired argument. After literally thousands of torrents, I have never been infected - not once. If you listen to the naysayers, I should be a walking virus factory...

And yeah, torrents are also used for legitimate purposes





Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lornaevo View Post
Hey Guys, I have a HTPC that I use only for Media Center and Utorrent. Most times when I am using it it makes loud noises. I think it's the fan trying to cool it down. The case is open and it has pretty decent specs. I don't know what else to do.


Here is a copy of my Cpu Z



µtorrent uses bugger all CPU so your biggest culprit here is most likely media center. The fan is ramping up under load. I assume it's stock?

Is the PC noisy when only one of the two apps is running? Or is the PC noisy just running µtorrent?
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15 Sep 2011   #9
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Smarty:

I don't want to go too far OT, or be disrespectful, because you have lots more experience than me for sure, but not everyone is as well informed or skilled at knowing where to go and what to look for when using them. So do you have any suggestions for the rest of us that will help us to avoid any potential problems with torrents?

Thanks

B.
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15 Sep 2011   #10
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

First step:
You can open task manager and see what process is taking up much CPU cycles when the fan starts. Identify the program which is causing it.

Install CoreTemp and see the CPU temperatures at this condition.

You say the case is open and well ventilated... Which fan is kicking in.... CPU fan or Case fan. If it is case fan and making lots of noise when working, you can as well disconnect it (Case is open and there is fresh flow of air). Try to keep the system in a well ventilated area, (not in a cramped space which obstructs air flow and causes problems). Or replace the fan with a new one which is silent.

If it is CPU fan, check the heat sink of the CPU and see whether it is choked with dust (reason being open case). Clean the Heatsink with compressed air and a brush. The CPU fan kicks in during intense CPU cycles when there is'nt enough air flow through heat sink, causing the sensor to start the CPU fan. The CPU fan also should be silent when operating. If it is making lots of noise (due to wear and tear), better replace it.

One more possibility is the SMPS (power supply) fan. If the SMPS becomes old and the fan is worn out, this also makes lots of noise. Better replace the SMPS if it is so. Also look for any loose parts in the case. They may add up to the fan noise by increasing the vibrations. Tighten all the screws in the case. Sometimes this works.....
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