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01-20-2009

United States

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Re: S10 fan runs too fast, too often, too loud

2009-01-27, 23:35 PM
My fan appears to turn on when the CPU usage goes over 5%. Even if it's just for a moment, the fan will turn on and then turn off a second later, even if the computer isn't running hot at all. CPU spikes over 5% are quite normal and occur often even if the computer is idle, but the fan should not simply activate based on that.
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01-13-2009

Seattle, WA

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Re: fan is a problem and it should be fixed

2009-01-27, 23:50 PM

Mark,

 

I have the S10 and not the S10e. The fan is very loud and definitely runs when it should not. The fan runs at full speed and I definitely notice a decrease in battery life when the fan gets "stuck" on.

 

I realize it might sound petty to complain about fan noise, but it really is abnormally loud and I have not been able to recommend this product because of it. Fixing this would make the S10 perfect for me and I also think it would improve battery life.

 

Thank you! 

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12-19-2008

Irvine, CA

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Re: S10 fan runs too fast, too often, too loud

2009-01-28, 0:02 AM
I have an S10 also. What I also do notice is the first startup is always quiet. After that, any computer restart is like telling the fan, "Hey, turn it up, or else the machine will explode." The machine is still very cold, but because of the fan picks up based on CPU activity, the higher the activity, the higher the fan goes. I sent my S10 to Lenovo since last Thursday for heat + fan problems. I don't know if it'll come back fixed, but I really wish it does because mine was also having heat problems. 10-15 Minutes of boot up and the machine too warm to be true. My friend's S10 doesn't even heat up like a heater til he heavy loads that thing with videos. So I think my heatsink was having some problems. Please fix the fan problem though, because I'm sure more than half of the people who bought this little baby is having the same problem.
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01-28-2009

USA

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Re: S10 fan runs too fast, too often, too loud

2009-01-28, 1:48 AM

I've decided that I'll be getting an S10 here shortly but I'm holding out until the refresh model is released.  I'm hoping that in addition to the software that was previously announced that some sort of hardware is refreshed as well.  If not, then at least, I'm hoping that the fan issue is resolved with the S10 refresh model.

 

Scott

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01-22-2009

Amherst, NY

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Re: S10 fan runs too fast, too often, too loud

2009-01-28, 5:47 AM

corrent me if im wrong but in windows the fan runs, eratically and in linux it just stays on. If in ubuntu you take it out of hibernation

the fan is just stuck off.

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01-28-2009

Germany

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Re: S10 fan runs too fast, too often, too loud

2009-01-28, 9:44 AM

Hi,

 

i can confirm that. I´m a german user of the s10e and got the latest firmware. Under normal cpu usage the fan does not make any noise, but under usage the fan starts and stops erratic. Either no fan or the fan is running for 3 seconds ( significantly hearable ! not very silent ) and stops completely again. Same procedure after 10 seconds again. On and off...

I really appreciate if lenovo could fix that. Maybe the fan could run at low, unhearable speed over xx degress to prevent high temperatures and higher fan speed. 
 

Thank you in advance and best regards,

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12-19-2008

Irvine, CA

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Re: S10 fan runs too fast, too often, too loud

2009-01-28, 9:45 AM

Mine is the same for both XP and Ubuntu. XP runs louder cuz the applications take more resource which means more CPU load. I don't seem to have that problem with hibernate. It's the same no matter what I do, just on and off when opening apps, or sometimes just blow the heck out when i'm just chatting on MSN.

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01-26-2009

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Re: S10 fan runs too fast, too often, too loud

2009-01-28, 16:25 PM
My S10 runs loud and erratic as mentioned in this thread. It is an S10, not an S10e.
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01-28-2009

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Re: S10 fan runs too fast, too often, too loud

2009-01-28, 16:42 PM

I also have an S10 with an erratic/loud fan. I have followed the forum for awhile, but decided to post now as the fan is my only complaint about the S10. Thanks.

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01-28-2009

Netherlands

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Re: S10 fan runs too fast, too often, too loud

2009-01-28, 16:51 PM

I confirm the problem concerning the fan. im runnig a S10e. i didnt notice it the first time, but it becomes more and more apparent now. it seemed to me that its more often when im on AC power?!?

anyone confirming this?

 

are there already proposals for this issue?

 

regards, jan

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