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Fans are the primary cooling devices used in most types of computers and are typically installed in the case and in the power supply of desktop machines and are also often installed directly on the CPU or GPU.

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BIOS ignoring fan setting changes upon sleep awake | Mouse not being detect on awake (Rare occasion)

Had this computer for 5-6 years now, the 1st 4-5 years the computer typically was on 24/7 as I was at university and wanted to resume my progress without having to waste loading time through reboot, ...
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Automatic Bios fan control not working after using SpeedFan [on hold]

No automatic bios control for the fan speed after using SpeedFan with Dell Support Option ensbled, Tried to update the bios and reinstall windows and still the problem. My laptop is Dell Inspiron 15 ...
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Laptop Windows 10 noisy fan constantly running

I have been having an issue with my Laptop fan constantly running @ high speed creating an unbearable noise that is making it hard to work. My processor is almost at idle when this happens only ...
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Is it bad that my CPU fan seems to be going to 0?

My laptop has recently started making strange noises, which I think is the fan, as if I tap it in the area where the fan is the sound seems to ease off for a moment. I have opened up the laptop and ...
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Nvidia Geforce 240M GPU overheating, forcing laptop to shut down

So, I have this 9 years old Lenovo laptop, with overheating issue, though later after cleaning the fan and checking everything using some temperature reading softwares, I got to know that my GPU is ...
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How unsafe is it to run my PC without fans attached to the CPU heatsink

I have booted the PC for just a minute but I'd like to know if it would be safe to run some games without fans directly attached to the heatsink. Unfortunately the fans are currently broken and need ...
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Do I need a second (non-CPU) fan in my system?

I have a mini-tower desktop PC containing (primarily) a MicroATX motherboard, 2 HDDs (2TB AND 3TB), one SSD, and one non-stock CPU fan (Arctic Cooler 11 LP). I've always felt this was sufficient, but ...
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Intake and Exhaust fans facing each other?

I have some pc case with closed bottom, top and front panel. I have 1 exhaust fan on back and I would like to put 1 intake and that's where we come to my question. Since I have only side panel free ...
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SpeedFan suddenly stops being able to detect controllers and sensors mid game

so I'm playing games on my PC and I have some fan control setup using SpeedFan for my PWM fans which usually works really nice. However, the other day my game wasn't running so smoothly and I saw that ...
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Fans of a new laptop relatively loud (when only browsing the Internet)

I bought a new laptop three days ago - Dell Inspirion 7577. I installed Windows 10 and drivers. I am only surfing the Internet for now and my fans are relatively loud which I find awkward for such a ...
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One processor is working wierdly [duplicate]

My Overall CPU condition is fine, but one of my processors (the first one) seems to be heavily working (and I can feel that from my fan noise and the heat). I checked task manager and resource ...
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Dell Laptop Fan constantly running when ACPI extensions are off - Linux

I have a strange ongoing problem with my laptop. It's a single-core CPU with a top speed of 1.6Ghz and I use it for everything including programming old custom hardware through serial and parallel ...
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i8kmon not executing config correctly

I have a dell xps 15 9550 with the following i8kconf # Run as daemon, override with --daemon option set config(daemon) 0 # Automatic fan control, override with --auto option set config(auto) ...
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CoolerMaster CPU cooler and case fans are not synced

I have recently purchased the following combination of products for my PC: This CPU cooler 3x these fans And this is my motherboard. The 3x separate fans are plugged into the control box, but they ...
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Losses in cooling potential with fans connected through tubing

I have (what I believe to be) a fairly novel idea for cooling a PC, and I'm wondering if there's anyone out there with any thermo/fluid dynamics knowledge which I certainly don't have. Would it be ...

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