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Fan runs all the time. I've cleaned the insides and put on some additional silcone grease between microprocessor and heat sink, but still runs. It seems to me that when I first used the computer, the fan run occasionally.

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Its not normal

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Re: Fan runs all the time. I've cleaned the insides and...

Thats not a problem...Your fans(3 of em')need to be running to kepp your CPU cool...Dont worry..its normal

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Why does my fan on my Gateway ZX4931 always run loud?

does it has variable speed feature?, clean the heat dissipator, is clogged with lint and hairs! and always runs @ full speed, also if you're already there, might as well reapply thermal grease to the thermal dissipator.
ALSO, because you will have the fan dismounted, is so cheap you can put a NEW QUALITY fan (or fan dissipator combo) sometimes bearings gets loose and the axle wobbles (because of costs all OEM fans runs on cheap bushings) new aftermarket PRO-fans runs on ball bearings.
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I have an acer aspire ax5900. The video card fan vibrates loudly for the first 10 minutes after start up. I am told I need a new video card. Is this correct and where is the best place to get one?

Your Acer Aspire, like any other desktop computer system, contains fans inside the case to help vent the heat generated by the internal components.
These fans generally operate quietly and reliably, working in the background to prevent your computer from overheating.
A fan that sounds excessively loud could indicate a problem such as overheating or loose internal components, or it could simply be a normally loud fan.
The key to differentiating between the two involves looking for additional clues from your computer.
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Depending on what other brands of computers you've owned or have had experience with, the fan in the Acer may sound louder, when it's actually functioning perfectly.
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A fan can sound loud due to damage, such as broken blades or to a build-up of dirt that impedes normal operation.
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Depending on the types of components and upgrades within your Acer computer, your current fan may be too small and weak to handle the heat output, and require upgrading to a larger, more powerful fan.
Take note of when the fan turns on and how long it runs to determine any distinct patterns, whether if it occurs only during certain processes or programs.
Your computer's CPU generates a large amount of heat while in operation, so programs that require large amounts of CPU usage may trigger the fan more often.
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Dell 370 fan runs loud and won't start

If the fan is failing the most times the computer will not start because it will overheat. There are two fans inside the system, one inside the Power Supply and one that sits on the motherboard.

Remove the Power Cord, Open the case, Remove the cover and with a can of compressed air blow out the dust inside the computer. Clean the dust away from the Fans, Vents, CPU and Heat Sink are that sits under the Fan on the motherboard.

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I have a hp slimline 3100. the cpu fan runs fast everytime i open a program or play a cd. it speeds up the slows down. sometimes it runs really fast, then the computer shuts down. whats going on?

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PC runs great until you power completely off. The it will take several tries of power on attempts. It will not start with the CPU fan coming on high speed. Must keep trying until low speed is heard. I...

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I'd swap it out to test ;)

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My Dell Dimension 8200 cooling fan started running at high speed constantly yesterday. This pc is 8 years old. Could the mother board be the problem. Any suggestions? I runs well other than the fan.

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System will power on runs for a minute and powers off

Your fan speeds up and slows down in response to temperature inside the computer. More so the CPU.

I would suggest getting a can of compressed air made for computers

take it outside, take of the side and blow all the gunk out of there, Really go to town around the fan (you might want to wear eye protection)
While you are in there just check that the CPU cooler itself is not loose

If it is it will have to be re-seated.

If it needs re-seating don't just take it off and put it back on as that might make things worse with your temperature problem they have to be cleaned and new thermal grease put on ($2-5)

DON'T remove the CPU just the fan/cooler assembly.

You must clean both the surfaces without scraping anything off. Use isopropynol alcohol and cotton bud sticks until both surfaces are clean, you can use your finger nail to scrape harder residue if you wish but nothing else.

DON'T pour the alcohol over the CPU

Now apply some new thermal grease (most computer shops have it)

Be careful about how much you put on

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Once you have re-assembled your cooler and re-connected it check everything is OK and power up the computer.

If everything went to plan you should now be back in business

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Compaq presario 6000 turns on but won't boot up.

Even though you said no pins were bent, my guess is that one of the pins either bent or broke off completely.

I am assuming that since you were inside cleaning, the computer is out of warranty.

Try examining the CPU (thingy under the fan) for any bent pins or broken pins. The alignment back into the mother board is crucial. Usually there is one corner with no pin or the corner is squared off to indicate the positioning of the chip in the pin holes.

Reseat the CPU and make sure it goes all the way down flush to the motherboard.

Usually there is a lever beside the CPU that you can lift that makes it easy to install or remove the CPU. It is called a Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) lever.

Personally, I'd recommend a professional or very knowledgeable and experienced friend help you reseat the CPU. Otherwise, you will need to replace it and they are not cheap.

However, if the CPU is damaged beyond repair, you might find a good USED one online at a decent price.

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