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05-30-2012 08:01 PM
I have a Pavilion M9510, running windows 7 64 bit and have been experiencing the fairly common noisy fan issue with the GeForce 9500GS. The GPU fan is noisy for about 60 seconds upon start-up or coming out of sleep mode and then quiets down.
The graphics card has since puked and I have replaced it (now noticing that I'm a bit late for the replacement program, but so be it). I replaced it with a Galaxy GeForce GT520 and after a few weeks, the noise has returned. I have a feeling that this is some firmware issue - is there anyone who can point me in the direction for a fix for this issue?
05-31-2012 12:52 PM
There is no firmware or reference to this issue.
I would suggest you visually check to locate the noise. The only known issue concerning fan speed and thermals is the BIOS update. That said, BIOS updates performed wrong will brick the system. Then it's dead.
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05-31-2012 01:04 PM
I am 101% certain that it's the fan on the graphics card. When I put my finger on it, the noise stops along with the rotation of the fan. Same thing as with the GeForce 9500GS.
I updated the BIOS and all seems well thus far (i.e. no brick). I'll see how the noise is this evening when I power the system up.
From some of the posts that I read earlier, there was something strange with the temperature sensor thinking that things were too hot, so it had the fan on the GPU cranking. once things settled out, the fan spun at normal speed (=quiet).