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Windows 7: Persistently noisy fan

27 Dec 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
Persistently noisy fan

I've had this problem for about the past year and I just recently reinstalled the entire OS and it's not fixed the problem. I can only surmise therefore that the problem is due to some upgrade to some drivers or something that has turned them into bloatware, and something is causing my fan to run higher than it probably needs to. I heard NVidia's drivers are guilty of such these days.

It was never like this before and it's driving me mad! I had this problem with my macbook and that was worse, and now I have another noisy computer.

Is there something I can teak in the BIOS settings? Maybe I need to upgrade my BIOS or something. I uninstalled this VAIO Care software and maybe this would have updated my computer, and if I do that it will solve the problem.

I'm finding things are running slow as well again, especially opening photos in Windows Photo Viewer. I take a lot of HDR panoramic photography using a 24MP camera and so the files, once I stitch them together, can be quite large (up to 100MB). But even so it's a 8 core processor with 4GB of ram! It seems to start off ok but the more photos I look at the longer it takes to open them until it hangs and then I have to go into task manager to quit programs or just turn it off at the button.

This computer and OS used to be amazingly efficient and never caused me ANY problems, up until about 6-9 months ago. Then after so many updates after updates eventually it all just starts running slow and before you know it you have to buy a new computer and OS...

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27 Dec 2014   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Noisy fan - replace it

I had the same problem (Laptop fan) so removed the fan and cleaned it. It was okay for two days then became noisy again. Purchased a new fan for 17 GBP and fitted it. Now it's good as new and quiet.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64

I tried opening it up and cleaning it, but these machines are about as easy to get into as macbooks. I once just blew into the side where the air comes out and it seems to quieten it, but eventually it starting being noisy again and so I tried this again and it didn't work. It didn't look that dusty inside when I tried to open it up before. I think you might be right though and if I just replaced the fan it might solve this problem and then it would just be the blowing sound, not the high pitched whine.
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