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Ian32uk
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Intermittent fan noise during boot?

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Hi,

I occasionally hear what sounds like a high powered blast from a fan when I press the power button to start up my HP Pavilion 260-a160na Desktop.

 

It has always done this every now & then since new a couple of years ago, and I have always assumed this quite normal, however, just recently it sounds slightly louder? The noise itself sounds slightly tinny, and I am trying to work out if it is the tower itself, or vibration travelling to the metal desk that it placed on?

 

If anyone has any thoughts on this, then I would be grateful.

 

Many thanks.

 

Ian

 

 

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@Ian32uk

 

Just the bios update is fine, the one with the latest version and date

let us know if that worked.

 

Cheers.

Sandytechy20
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@Ian32uk

 

Welcome to HP support community.

 

I have a few recommendations: 

  • Updating your Notebook computer BIOS 

  • Keeping notebook air vents clear and clean 

  • Increasing the efficiency of the notebook to reduce heat 

  • Using Windows Task Manager to identify corrupt processes 

  • Selecting power saves settings to shut off your computer when it is not in use 

For more details: Click here 

 

I hope that helps.

To thank me for my efforts to help you, please mark my post as an accepted solution so that it benefits several others.

Cheers.

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Hi Sandytechy20,

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

I have started to follow your recommendations & have discovered another slight issue! Basically, I have just visited the HP support website in your link & let it detect my device, & so on, and it has listed a large number of drivers and updates including 3 updates for BIOS?

 

The thing is, I have HP support assistant installed, & regularly check for updates and it shows no drivers or updates available.

 

Should I install these BIOS, and if so, do I need install them in order, such as oldest first, or do I install the most current? My current BIOS are AMI F.30 03/11/2017. (Please see image below)

 

Many thanks again.

 

Ian.

 

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Hi again,

 

Having looked into these 3 BIOS updates further, I have since found out how to choose and install the correct one, & have now done so. 

 

I just need to work out whether I need any other software or driver updates from the many listed? Any tips on how to go about this?

 

Thanks again,

 

Ian.

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@Ian32uk

 

Just the bios update is fine, the one with the latest version and date

let us know if that worked.

 

Cheers.

Sandytechy20
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