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Windows 7: Dead Fan?

10 Dec 2010   #1
supermasterpig

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Dead Fan?

I have had my new laptop since mid july and it has always run alittle warm. I use coretemp to monitor my cpu and its always high 60's low 70's. Within the last week the temps are in the 70's and low 80's the fan still kicks out warm air but not at the speed it used too. Will speed fan actually show me the rate my fan is spinning at?


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10 Dec 2010   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

When was the last time you blasted air through to clean the system. Am I to assume it's still under warranty? If so then for sure call the manufacturer and have it checked if cleaning doesn't get the temps down. The fan could be spinning slower for the dust balls building up inside. Might try vacuum on exhaust and air on intake to get as much as possible out. Remember to turn unit off remove battery and a/c plug.
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10 Dec 2010   #3
supermasterpig

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ill be sure to buy some compressed air today, usually the exhuast would looked clogged or even dirty but mines not looks spotless none the less tho I will try it and it should be under warranty.... I have the papers somewhere...
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10 Dec 2010   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Do you use this on your lap or on the bed. Do you have pets, cats or dogs. Is the environment dusty or just regular home use. Do you leave the laptop on all the time? If regular and you use it with it's legs up to allow cool air in then it could be another serious issue but a good cleaning would be a good starting point as even in normal situations they still collect dust.
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10 Dec 2010   #5
supermasterpig

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well I live with my grandparents while im in college in a dust free zone lol. But when I go home I have a dog and two cats so yes there is a lot of dust and hair around. My laptop is used almost all day. I just swept the exhuast and restarted the comp. My intake is literally on the bottom of the edge of my laptop and when u turn the corner to the back my exhaust is right there. I can really see how that keeps your laptop cool. Yes there are other areas where air flow can come into but the main intake is right by the exhuast that said I swept the exhaust and there was some dust but more than ne thing else about 10 pieces of dog hair ( inch or two in length). So I will see how it runs if im still not happy i will pick some compresed air up. If that doesnt do the trick I will be calling dell.
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10 Dec 2010   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I think your on the correct path and likely a air blast will dislodge a dust/hair ball and temps should drop.
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10 Dec 2010   #7
supermasterpig

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

They already have the max temp so far is 52 compared to 80. Everyday I have handled my comp like it was fragile, I run all my scans and everything every night. I wipe it down I wipe down my screen everything. I dont know how I never realised I didnt clean the fan at all. Its a much needed improvement now and I will add it to my list of things to clean bimonthly thanks for your help. Still think I should buy compressed air? Im pretty sure since the intake and exhuast are right next to each other ym sweeper sucked it all out I watched the intake and it cleaned up some.
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10 Dec 2010   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

For sure it's a great aid to cooling and also a little blast on the keys helps to get the crumbs and dust out of them just be careful of lifting the key pads off with the air.
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10 Dec 2010   #9
supermasterpig

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I cant actually lift the keys on this keyboard there low to the actual unit. My friends have all commented on how stuff doesnt fall into them. I dont eat around my laptop anyways but I can still blast air and see what comes out. Thanks for all your help!
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10 Dec 2010   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

No worries, my Gateway laptop has keys that will lift if the air can is fresh and you blast them close up, lol. This is a cool literally little item.
A little theater. In your lap.
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