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Fan noise loud and always present

The fan is on all the time, and is very noisy. It has nothing to do with CPU usage, and I even reformatted it, to no avail, noise still very present. I cant remember if it has always been this noisy, but I can't believe this is the normal noise level!

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If the fan is very dusty that an cause a lot of noise as it will be unbalanced. If the fan is on all of the time, maybe the bios requires updating. There may be a GPU issue and that will make the cpu run hot.

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