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My HP laptop has a loud fan. How can I make it quieter?

by Luciano7776543 / November 14, 2011 5:22 PM PST

What could the problem be? Do I need to oil it or replace the fan?

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Re: loud fan
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 14, 2011 5:25 PM PST

Tell more about your laptop please:
- what model?
- what CPU?
- what graphics?
- how old?
- did it always do it or only recently?
- when it is so loud, what is the CPU usage?
- when did you last do the yearly cleaning of the fans

The hotter the machine (i7 CPU, programs running, not cleaned) the louder the fan. That's OK. Otherwise the CPU would be damaged. Nothing in your current post tells it's TOO loud.

Kees

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Fan too loud. Is my laptop too hot?
by Luciano7776543 / November 14, 2011 5:50 PM PST
In reply to: Re: loud fan

HP G61 Notebook Intel (R) Core (TM) 2 Duo CPU, T6600, 2.20Ghz RAM 4.00Gig, 64 Bit. Graphics at 3.7. Base score 3.7.

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A second vote to get it cleaned.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2011 11:10 PM PST

If you can't use the canned air then have it done for you. Laptops require this. I've yet to find one that lived long without the maintenance.
Bob

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Please clean!
by Willy / November 20, 2011 9:46 AM PST

I third the vote for a cleaning since none was done in 3yrs.. It pays to clean the laptop. Further, the power saving setting it meant to help in cooling or throttle down if it gets too hot, so you may actually in short term helping but maybe doing the opposite if it needs cooling NOW because it is dirty. Heat will kill your laptop, so clean out the dust bunnies. Clean and un-do your power saving setting and see if that cleaning alone helps. If not, then return to power saving setting that quieted the laptop. Do a good and through cleaning.

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