I started noticing that my CPU started throttling when running simulations or playing games. It became worse and my fan started to make noise. I first looked at the temperatures in OpenHardwareMonitor (avg 60°C, max 98°C, min 45°C). I screwed the laptop open and noticed the following things my thermal paste become a solid brick and one out of two fans didn't spin.
I tried the following to fix this:
1. Turn fan always enabled in BIOS 2. Changing fan and thermal paste 3. Reinstalling windows/Running Linux on a USB
It sounds to me like my motherboard is broken and therefore the fan is not operating accordingly, since changing it didn't make any difference. What bothers me is that the (broken) fan had no dust at all in there while the other one had plenty. It seems to me like this problem has been there for a long time before I noticed it and now it's becoming more broken while I'm out of the warranty period.
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