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High speed fan

I know the computer fan constantly runs, i have a gateway and it all of a sudden started running at its highest speed constantly. Before it would change speeds as it needed but now it just constantly runs fast. Is this cause for concern?

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There is a CMOS setting that you can set on some motherboards which monitor CPU temperature while adjusting fan speed to match. You might have a look into your CMOS settings for such an animal. To enter the CMOS, tap the F1, or F2 or Delete key (depending on your motherboard) about 3-5 seconds after repowering your machine. ZT3000 "Beta tester of "0"s and "1's"

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Well it may just be a program has set it and hasn't set it back... You can use a program called SpeedFan to "Control" ya Fans here ----> www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

Posted on Aug 20, 2007

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