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Windows 7: Fans still run in sleep mode

24 Nov 2010   #1
Case1

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Fans still run in sleep mode

Is it normal that when my computer is in sleep mode that my cooling fans are running? They are always running.

Casey


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24 Nov 2010   #2
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Case1 View Post
Is it normal that when my computer is in sleep mode that my cooling fans are running? They are always running.

Casey
Yes, this is normal.

You've got to remember that in Sleep mode, most internal hardware such as CPU, Northbridge and other chipsets go into a very low-power state. Because they are still drawing power, they will also still generate heat, and therefore still require cooling.

Some more advanced motherboards will slow the fans so as to draw less power, but will never turn them off. The AMD "Cool-n-Quiet" technology on most AMD motherboards does this...
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24 Nov 2010   #3
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Case1 View Post
Is it normal that when my computer is in sleep mode that my cooling fans are running? They are always running.

Casey
Yes, this is normal.

You've got to remember that in Sleep mode, most internal hardware such as CPU, Northbridge and other chipsets go into a very low-power state. Because they are still drawing power, they will also still generate heat, and therefore still require cooling.

Some more advanced motherboards will slow the fans so as to draw less power, but will never turn them off. The AMD "Cool-n-Quiet" technology on most AMD motherboards does this...
OK cool, my new MOBO is an MSI 870-G45. I will check to see if it has that. Thanks a lot for the help
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