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My computer is a gateway GM5626 model , I opened the side to blow out the dust and the smallest fan at the bottom under the red board , its a little silver tiny fan, it is hanging down , what is that

The reason I was cleaning it was because the other fan started really blowing out harder than usual and before that a wire burning smell ?like I said above th computer still works great ?

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that means that the mother board either doesn't support the ram or the ram isn't working

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SOURCE: Gateway 831GM Eratic Fan Noise


This can be caused by several things:

1. Bad temp sensor
2. Bad voltage, but that will usually cause the whole system to restart
3. Too low maximum temp setting inside the chassis(setting is in bios), often denote as max case temp.

One way to bypass the problem is rig the fan to a molex adapter with a variable voltage molex to 2/3/4pin fan connector and adjust the speed to the maximum quiet setting.

The 831's did run a bit warm so if the case temp setting is set to low it will fluxuate quite a bit. Try adjusting the max case temp up around 50c just to see if that does it, if it does either use the variable voltage dial solution or add a second case fan that's always on, prefferably a low RPM running direct off molex so it will reduce the average temp and therby the need of the monitored case fan to rev up.


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SOURCE: Multi speed fan on Gateway too loud..

You may have more than one fan.
The fan in the power supply may not be replaced, but you can replace the switch mode power supply with a newer model that has a larger fan that is very quite.
The same goes for the second fan (if you have one) that is inside the case.
Most computer suppliers have better designed and quiter fans.

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Personally I'd try applying some more thermal paste to the top of the processor.

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Try Speed fan

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How to clean a laptop fan

Gateway laptops can overheat just like any other computer brands. It is natural for laptops to heat during use. However, Gateway laptops that overheat can be the result of dust within the computer's internal components, fan faliure or frequent multi-tasking by the user (going back and forth from one window or program to the next). The laptops can overheat the central processing unit (CPU) which can run the risk of damaging the computer's motherboard, video card and memory.

Check the Gateway's PC Health status to view the current temperature settings under the computer's BIOS menu. According to Gateway, "the temperature is usually displayed in degrees Celsius. Faster processors and those with larger onboard L2 cache memory s tend to run hotter than slower processor and those with smaller L2 memory caches." Make sure that the CPU temperatures is no more than 50-55 Celsius. If it is higher than 55 Celsius, then the laptop's internal components should be cleaned. Open up the laptop to fix the fan. First, turn off the laptop and unplug the AC adapter. Turn the laptop over to expose the battery compartment. Unscrew the battery compartment with a small Philips screwdriver to internal fan. Free the fan of dust. According to The Washington Post, "hit the fan in short bursts from lots of different angles, making sure to blow most frequently in the direction of the air vent." Use an air compressor on low to blow out the dust. Caution getting the air compressor too close to the fan as it can damage the computer's internal components. Disassemble and clean up clogged air vents with a dry rag if you have more experience with computer components (do not attempt to dissemble air vents with out prior experience). Read the Gateway laptop user's manual for proper procedure instructions on cleaning out the computer's air vents. (or contact a Gateway service representative to help walk you through the process). How to avoid overheating Gateway troubleshoot cpu overheating How to fix a noisy laptop fan (Gateway M-2626u)

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What would cause the freeze to be cooling normally and the refrigerator side to be at a temperature of 55 degrees?

all it does is the freezer gets cold,the evap fan blows cold air from the freezer into the fridge section so if the freezer is fine,check the air ducts in the fridge section,if a package or something is blocking the vent on the bottom it will get warm or also on your model you have a damper on the top where the air blow into the fridge section from the freezer,you have an electronic damper,there's a door that opens and closes to let the air in,when it's cold enough the door closes when it gets warm the door opens so either the damper is bad or the computer board that operates it is bad,also check the packages in the freezer,if you see frozen water droplets on the packages or ice on the shelves the door could have been left open and the air ducts freeze so no air can pass through,you can hit the air ducts with a hair dryer to melt them out but be careful,don't keep the heat on one spot for to long,you can damage the ducts,also when you open the freezer door you should hear the fan blowing,if not you could have a bad evap fan motor and the air isn't blowing over to the fridge section,the damper is like 45 dollars and the computer board is around 120 dollars,you can go onto the sears site,put your model number in and look at the controls and you can look up the parts. copy and the freezer door,listen for the fan no fan bad motor,if the fan is blowing either the air ducts are frozen or you have a problem with the damper or board that operates the damper,you might want to call in a tech for this if it is the damper,it's a little tricky to do this job but that's up to you.good luck and i hope this helps you out.

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Do you know if this PS has a variable speed fan? The fan seem to be running at a consistantly slower than what seems appropriate speed and my computer randomly suts off or restarts.

you might have a faulty PSU power supply unit if the units fan is intermittent and your computer restarts at any time you could try plowing all the dust from it using a high pressure air blower from a compressor make absolutely sure there is no moisture in the airlines you will have to open up your computer to blow the dust from your psu and blow the dust from inside to outside through the back of psu while you are inside your computer blow all dust from your computer
if you have any problems with this post a reply
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I have a Gateway GM5072 I think the fan is going out. it speeds up and while it is running my computer gets real slow I think a fan is going out? will that make my computer slow down? I need to know what...

Hello strabley,
Have you ever cleaned the inside of your computers? Close it down completely disconect the power source, open the side panel and wit a compressed air can clean the fans and remove all dust accumulated on the peripherals ,
You should see some chromed screws on the back panel take them out and slide the side panel towards the back see the gateway tutorial here
Hope this helped

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Gateway Desktop GM5626: Would not power-up, replaced Power Supply; Then Mother Board beep once when trying to turn-on; replaced Mother Board; Mother Board lights on, but when I try to turn on the CPU...

some powersuplay comes with 2 extra connectors a 4pin based switch connector and a alternate power supply for the must to be sure if it is comatible......check the model and search on google for compatibility ...

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My Gateway M675 notebook begins to boot and 4-5 minutes into whatever is loading it freezes and will not allow me to do anything at all. To shut down I need to press the reset or remove the battery. Any...

OVERHEATING ~ me thinks ~ especially at the CPU where most heat is generated!

SEE this YOUTUBE to learn how to get the BOTTOM off... Take your Gateway to a tire shop and blow it out thoroughly!

Bring a MASK and a SOFT / OLD paint brush and round toothpick to assist.

Pay SPECIAL attention to the FAN area AND the DUST UNDER it!

SEE the PHOTO below AND NOTE the DUST UNDER the fan! Many times that fan gets IMPACTED with dust and dirt! So again ~ clean thoroughly!

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The cooling fan on my Gateway 506GR has been noisy for several months. Now it "groans" every few minutes, but continues to run.

Have you cleaned all dust from the fan and inside the computer? If not disconnect all cables from the computer and take the tower outside. Remove the side panel and with a can of compressed air or an air compressor blow all dust from all fans, heat sinks, and all other components. Do not touch anything inside the computer without first grounding yourself to the chassis. If this does not solve your problem the fan needs replacing.

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I would like to clean out the dust and repace an enormously loud fan in my zd8000 pavillion HP laptop. where can i find a guide how to open it up?

For cleaning the clogged cooler simply try to blow from outside-in with some air canister.
General instructions:
Big work if you are unfamiliar.
Remove the battery, all little covers and all the screws from underside, if the underside cower can not be removed, then maybe you must remove the motherboard. Try to remove the keyboard, keypad and everything from upper side until reach fan... Do not use brute force.
Remember the position of long screws, if any.Also remember the route of the cables.Mark the position of inner screws on board with some red marker, this helps a lot.
Use electrostatic protection (recommended).
If you remove any cooler, after cleaning you must use thermal conducting paste.
After removing the fan, if no other , try lubricating the fan rod (under the fan label) with a little thermally resistant grease.
God work !!!

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My gateway mx3414 keeps overheating and will just turn itself off. It sometimes won't even turn on because of getting too hot.

Take a look at this link

That is the cooler for the 3414/3417 (which is the model I have). I was having a similar problem with heat, and since mine is way out of warranty, I became irritated enough to open it up and see if some silver thermal paste might do the trick. What i found amazed me. The bottom of the case has no ventilation at all for the processor fan! if you look at the bottom of the case there is a vertical opening next to the wireless access door. That is the only intake even close to the processor fan. I took the heatsink off the motherboard, lapped it and replaced the thermal pads with arctic silver 5. i also added a couple of very thin foam pads to the bottom of the hs fan to keep the 1/8" (or less) clearance between the bottom of the case and the fan opening from closing up if pressure was placed on it. Temp is idling at 41c to 43c, and the fan actually cycles on and off now. I am going to purchase a new bottom shell for the latop and mod it for better airflow. Once I finish it up ill post a guide to show how to open the case up and replace the thermal goo with a better product. Very poor design on gateways part.

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