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  • Question

  • Hello everybody!

    first of all. I hope I posted my question in the right section else can you tell me where to post it? Thanks!

    Here is my problem.
    I was playing a game and then I suddently heard a strange sound. It came from my laptop. And I listend carefully and I heard it came from my fan. So I used 'Speccy' to sea whats my processor and motherbord temperature. They both where 80°c and normally they go max to 70°c <- only happens when I play big games like 'gta iv'
    So now my question is is there a way to control your fan. So when my motherboard & processor is getting hot I can put my fan to run faster.

    Thanks 


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    Thursday, August 4, 2011 10:57 AM

Answers


  • Check all of your air vents and make sure there is no dust or lint blocking them. If there are easily removable panels on the bottom (such as the ones that cover the hard drive and RAM), remove them and get a can of compressed air. Blow back against the normal air flow to remove any dust or lint. IOW, if the air is drawn through the bottom of the notebook and exits from the sides, remove the bottom panels, then blow through the side panels to dislodge anything.

    80C is pretty high. My OC'd Gateway laptop never gets near that hot; the closest I ever came to it was ~70C when playing Bioshock for over an hour, and most of that heat was from the GPU (my laptop shares the same heatsink fan and fins for the CPU and GPU).  If your laptop is older than a couple of years and you've seen those high temps often, the heatsink bonding material may be breaking down, and it's time for some new.


    SC Tom

    • Marked as answer by Matthiee Thursday, August 4, 2011 3:16 PM
    Thursday, August 4, 2011 12:37 PM
  • speed fan displays the temperature of your cpu, case and cores. also
    displays the speed of your fan
     
    when you run speed fan you can use its options to configure it to auto
    adjust the fan speeds and also stay in the tray at all times.
     at the speed fan home site there are some auto configure files to help.
    check the options on how to access them.
     
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    mikeyshd
     
    "iMatthiWare" wrote in message
    news:851c5852-2ce5-4497-8ac0-e2d441149ea9@communitybridge.codeplex.com...
    Manufacturer:
    Hewlett-Packerd
    I never tried overclocking and/or changing things in my BIOS
    I already have speedfan but I have no clue how to use it.. I already tried
    to search it on youtube but when I try it it doesn't seem to work.
     HTH
     
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    • Marked as answer by Matthiee Saturday, August 6, 2011 6:59 AM
    Thursday, August 4, 2011 11:03 PM

All replies

  • Depending on the manufacturer, there may be a Windows utility to control the fan speed. If not, you may be able to force a certain speed in the BIOS, and possibly lower the thresholds there. This also can happen if there is not adequate airflow to the system, and you may want to look into one of the laptop platforms with fans.

    Something I have seen is SpeedFan, http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php, it may be worth giving a shot. I have not needed to use it as any systems I want control over have their own utility.


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    Thursday, August 4, 2011 11:26 AM
  • Manufacturer:

    • Hewlett-Packerd

    I never tried overclocking and/or changing things in my BIOS

    I already have speedfan but I have no clue how to use it.. I already tried to search it on youtube but when I try it it doesn't seem to work.


    HTH

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    Thursday, August 4, 2011 11:44 AM

  • Check all of your air vents and make sure there is no dust or lint blocking them. If there are easily removable panels on the bottom (such as the ones that cover the hard drive and RAM), remove them and get a can of compressed air. Blow back against the normal air flow to remove any dust or lint. IOW, if the air is drawn through the bottom of the notebook and exits from the sides, remove the bottom panels, then blow through the side panels to dislodge anything.

    80C is pretty high. My OC'd Gateway laptop never gets near that hot; the closest I ever came to it was ~70C when playing Bioshock for over an hour, and most of that heat was from the GPU (my laptop shares the same heatsink fan and fins for the CPU and GPU).  If your laptop is older than a couple of years and you've seen those high temps often, the heatsink bonding material may be breaking down, and it's time for some new.


    SC Tom

    • Marked as answer by Matthiee Thursday, August 4, 2011 3:16 PM
    Thursday, August 4, 2011 12:37 PM
  • Well my pc only 6 months old.
    I will try to blow all the dust out of it with compressed air. 
    HTH

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    Thursday, August 4, 2011 12:47 PM
  • speed fan displays the temperature of your cpu, case and cores. also
    displays the speed of your fan
     
    when you run speed fan you can use its options to configure it to auto
    adjust the fan speeds and also stay in the tray at all times.
     at the speed fan home site there are some auto configure files to help.
    check the options on how to access them.
     
    --
     
    mikeyshd
     
    "iMatthiWare" wrote in message
    news:851c5852-2ce5-4497-8ac0-e2d441149ea9@communitybridge.codeplex.com...
    Manufacturer:
    Hewlett-Packerd
    I never tried overclocking and/or changing things in my BIOS
    I already have speedfan but I have no clue how to use it.. I already tried
    to search it on youtube but when I try it it doesn't seem to work.
     HTH
     
    If this post answers your question, please click "Mark As Answer".
    If this post is helpful please click "Mark as Helpful".
    Else you got to wait until a MVP or MCC replies they are the "PRO's"
     
     
    • Marked as answer by Matthiee Saturday, August 6, 2011 6:59 AM
    Thursday, August 4, 2011 11:03 PM
  • Okay thanks :)
    HTH

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    Saturday, August 6, 2011 6:59 AM