Laptop fan suddenly starting to go nuts

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  1. Posts : 56
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
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       #11

    linnemeyerhere said:
    On a now outdated Gateway lappy of mine it was like yours where to get to the fan and heatsink you had to pull the keyboard....not easy and when prying the plastic parts many fought me. With it I used a vacuum placed over the exhaust running full pop and then short intense blasts of air from the intake side. This would clean the dust out and gave me the best extraction.
    Thanks. So is the vent on the side the exhaust, and the one on the bottom the intake? Also i read that using a vacuum can make the fan spin too fast and damage the bearings.
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  2. Posts : 11,424
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64
       #12

    Exactly most all draw from bottom ports and exhaust to the side. The vacuum won't make the fan spin to fast but the blast of air will speed it up and that's why you do multiple short blasts, leaving the vacuum running solid all while the lappy is turned off !
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  3. Posts : 56
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
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       #13

    linnemeyerhere said:
    Exactly most all draw from bottom ports and exhaust to the side. The vacuum won't make the fan spin to fast but the blast of air will speed it up and that's why you do multiple short blasts, leaving the vacuum running solid all while the lappy is turned off !
    Great Ill try this out at some point. Like i said before i decreased the maximum processor state (advanced power options) from 100% to 99% and it actually seems to have solved the issue. Im not having any fan noise and my cpu temps are all around 50C.
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  4. Posts : 11,424
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64
       #14

    Great and of course a laptop cooler base or like I use a stand works great and in my case lifts the screen up in a way better angle then I use a wireless mouse and keyboard.
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