Laptops forum

General discussion

Is it ok to use your laptop even if the fan is running hard?

by ___sara___ / August 7, 2008 12:44 PM PDT

My laptop's fan often runs very hard and I'm wondering if it's alright to use your laptop, even after it starts running very hard. Please give me a response.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Is it ok to use your laptop even if the fan is running hard?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Is it ok to use your laptop even if the fan is running hard?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Are you doing the yearly cleaning?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 7, 2008 12:46 PM PDT
Collapse -
by laptop_queen / August 7, 2008 12:57 PM PDT

Yes, it is. Some people think that the fan is a red flag, but it's completly normal for your fan to run hard. It will not harm your laptop in any way. The only problem is that it's an annoyance. I simply advise you keep your laptop on a flat surface such as a table so the fan can run easily.

Collapse -
It's OK
by Willy / August 11, 2008 2:56 AM PDT

Its doing its job. A laptop cooler can help in more ample cooling if you like. However, the fan kicking-in into high RPM is cooling as your needs dictate. Angle(brace or folding legs)your laptop on a sturdy surface and avoid any "vent clogging" obstructions. good luck

tada -----Willy Happy

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?