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    hi my laptop acer aspire 5715Z seems to be very noisy, at times it sounds like it will take off, is this a fan problem or something else? and if it is a fan rpoblem can i just install a quieter fan?

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    You'll have some difficulty installing a new fan in a laptop. It would probably be expensive too. You could try, with the laptop off, vacuuming the vents. Another alternative is using an air-duster. You can buy these in PC World, Currys or Dixons (and other places).

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    Apart from that I don't know what else you can do. I have a Compaq that is noisy, but I have had it for almost 10 years and it still running ok. I would not worry unless the laptop crashes.

    Edited by: "Predikuesi" 18th May 2011

    dont use a vacuum as you will cause the fan to spin to fast and damage it !!!!

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    wanderer

    dont use a vacuum as you will cause the fan to spin to fast and damage it … dont use a vacuum as you will cause the fan to spin to fast and damage it !!!!


    is that a poor attempt at humour?

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    dcx_badass

    If it's on at the time, that could possibly happen, it could burn out the … If it's on at the time, that could possibly happen, it could burn out the motor, anyway compressed air and vacuum should sort it.


    surely people dont air blast their fans etc when they are on anyway? Do people really vacuum them too as well?

    May be a bios or windows problem

    my Dell xps one is a pain in the bum for fan noise, except when I boot into ubuntu

    hence I only use windows when absolutely necessary

    wanderer

    dont use a vacuum as you will cause the fan to spin to fast and damage it … dont use a vacuum as you will cause the fan to spin to fast and damage it !!!!



    this almost made me laugh my head off!

    scottydont

    this almost made me laugh my head off!


    go for it fans have a max rpm exceeding the rpm could damage the fan ie blades can snap off try it ..ok 90% of the time it'll be ok but do you really want to be onthe other end of an arguement after someones fan gave out from someone sticking a dyson on the end of it , but your prob one of thse that sticks a knife in the toaster !

    You can get a program to control the speed of the fan, such as SpeedFan

    Your laptop is speeding up the fan because it's getting hot. If you slow it down, the temperature will remain high - which will be worse than having a noisy fan.

    Monitor your laptop temperature using another program and reduce the fan speed with SpeedFan if you can, without the laptop getting too hot

    scrumpypaul

    May be a bios or windows problem my Dell xps one is a pain in the bum for … May be a bios or windows problem my Dell xps one is a pain in the bum for fan noise, except when I boot into ubuntu hence I only use windows when absolutely necessary



    So all of the time then........

    Had the same problem with my Acer, sent it to Acer within 3 days I had it back. In the notes it said that they replaced the fan.

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    wanderer

    go for it fans have a max rpm exceeding the rpm could damage the fan ie … go for it fans have a max rpm exceeding the rpm could damage the fan ie blades can snap off try it ..ok 90% of the time it'll be ok but do you really want to be onthe other end of an arguement after someones fan gave out from someone sticking a dyson on the end of it , but your prob one of thse that sticks a knife in the toaster !


    LOL - in what way would a vacuum cause the blades to spin faster? oO

    csiman

    LOL - in what way would a vacuum cause the blades to spin faster? oO



    More likely to snap the bearing/fitting it sits on then spinning it. Plus using a Hoover is a stupid idea.

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    scrumpypaul

    May be a bios or windows problem my Dell xps one is a pain in the bum for … May be a bios or windows problem my Dell xps one is a pain in the bum for fan noise, except when I boot into ubuntu hence I only use windows when absolutely necessary



    Hi guys i actually just installed windows 7 ultimate and its very quiet now, so must have been a windows issue causing the fans to speed up,

    thanks anyway

    Adam2050

    More likely to snap the bearing/fitting it sits on then spinning it. Plus … More likely to snap the bearing/fitting it sits on then spinning it. Plus using a Hoover is a stupid idea.


    you really dont understand how fans and turbines work do you .. do yourself a favour get off smutt sites go and read up on stuff which is usefull !!!!

    I opened up my desktop today and found a layer of dust over everything! Opened it up, took it in the garden and used a leaf blower to blow out all the dust!

    Used speedfan and idle speed is now 900 RPM compared with 1400RPM previously and idle processor temperature is 18C compared with 50C yesterday!

    Could be due to low RAM, my old PC has 1 gb RAM and its soo noisy, I think is due to many applications running, click on the windows button and where it says "search program and files" type MSCONFIG, click on MSCONFIG and then click on start up and tick off apps that are not needed like adobe and MSN. leave the INTEL, Touch pad and antivirus software

    Basically this will stop software which are not needed when your computer starts up and reduce the amount of power needed, less power less noise, hope that helps I suck at explaining

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    Predikuesi

    You'll have some difficulty installing a new fan in a laptop. It would … You'll have some difficulty installing a new fan in a laptop. It would probably be expensive too. You could try, with the laptop off, vacuuming the vents. Another alternative is using an air-duster. You can buy these in PC World, Currys or Dixons (and other places).Apart from that I don't know what else you can do. I have a Compaq that is noisy, but I have had it for almost 10 years and it still running ok. I would not worry unless the laptop crashes.


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    You must of had a virus on your computer or some program which made the CPU run high which caused the fan to kick in constantly! Laptops and most computers included a PS3 have a Temperature sensor that throttles the fan up and down if the CPU or other components in the device gets to HOT!! If so then the fan kicks in at max speed!!

    I think a startup program or virus/trojan had the cpu running at high priority.




    Edited by: "babyface_snoop" 16th Aug 2011

    babyface_snoop

    You must of had a virus on your computer or some program which made the … You must of had a virus on your computer or some program which made the CPU run high which caused the fan to kick in constantly! Laptops and most computers included a PS3 have a Temperature sensor that throttles the fan up and down if the CPU or other components in the device gets to HOT!! If so then the fan kicks in at max speed!!I think a startup program or virus/trojan had the cpu running at high priority.



    I agree with snoop, get yourself avast anti virus it's free and malware

    Original Poster

    yes its virus and malware free:) i think the actual fan is knackered as i think the bearings have gone on it, so i am going to try and change that out, anyone know how easy that is?

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    synderella

    yes its virus and malware free:) i think the actual fan is knackered as i … yes its virus and malware free:) i think the actual fan is knackered as i think the bearings have gone on it, so i am going to try and change that out, anyone know how easy that is?


    quite easy

    repair4laptop.org/not…tml


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