04-02-2019 04:46 PM - last edited on 04-02-2019 04:49 PM by Cheron-Z
So as the titel says. I was just sitting at my computer when it all of a sudden started to get really noisy.. I immediately knew something was wrong and turned the computer off. I opened the computer up on the side and then started it in order to be able to maybe hear and see where the sound came from. I then thought one of the 2 fans on my graphics card was the problem as I could see it didn`t run as quickly as the other one. It was also where the loud noise came from..
Now what should I do? Try and get rid of some dust to see if that helps the fan? Or do I have to replace the fan?
I ordered the computer in late january of 2018 so I couldn`t find it`s proper name...
But it’s serienumber is 
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04-03-2019 11:49 AM - edited 04-03-2019 05:27 PM
@Sternski Welcome to HP Forums!
I have a few steps to help you out:
To resolve issues such as Fan is Noisy and Spins Constantly:
- Updating your computer BIOS
- Keeping notebook air vents clear and clean
- Increasing the efficiency of the device to reduce heat
- Using Windows Task Manager to identify corrupt processes
- Selecting power save settings to shut off your computer when it is not in use
CLICK HERE FOR MORE STEPS AND INSTRUCTIONS.
(Link edited to support desktop, though its for heat prevention the steps will help resolve a noisy fan too)
Let me know how that pans out,
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04-03-2019 04:18 PM
Hi! Thank you
First of all, I don´t have a Notebook, I´ve got a desktop computer.
I actually went ahead and cleaned the inside of my computer! Now, it wasn´t a lot of dust in there since I bought the computer about a year ago and has been very kind to it since. But I got rid of the small amount of dust and tried the computer again with the side of it open, so I could see the fan and check how everything worked out.
Incredibly it has been quiet since then. Apparently the cleaning helped the fan to start working properly again!
I now just hope it doesn´t start to scream like crazy again after a weak or so.. Then I know for sure that it´s the fan for the graphics card thats broken.
Kind regards, Sternski
04-03-2019 05:30 PM
And yes, the cleaning of dust does help a lot, as it clears the cause of the malfunction, I'm glad you did it.
It shouldn't normally start screaming after a week, if it does, because its weak, that could be a hardware malfunction and we may need to replace the fan to fix it permanently,
I hope that helps, If you need anything else, please let me know and have a good day.
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