02-27-2012 01:58 AM
Previously, the fan would be completely silent unless i ran an intensive application (e.g. a game). Now, whenever i start up windows, the fan kicks into high gear within a few minutes even if i am not running anything intensive. It's loud enough to create a persistent noise.
I took off the back panel so that i could clean some dust out of the grills that might have been blocking the fan intake, but i don't see any difference afterwards, the fan is still noisy after a startup.
Laptop feels cold to the touch as well.
Any ideas? The laptop no longer has warranty.
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02-27-2012 03:22 AM - edited 02-27-2012 03:37 AM
try by cleaning the cooling system thoroughly, not only the air intake...
maybe the fan itself has noisy worn-out bearings and need replacement...
good Luck... Zehn
02-27-2012 05:27 AM
I updated to the latest version of BIOS and it appears to be much better. The fan actually does lower in volume now. I guess it was the BIOS settings that control the fan speed...