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Fan sounds like it wants to go out, does not run or sound smooth anymore. I believe it is effecting the CPU because the computer turns off at times and doesn't turn back on right away.

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Open the tower and check the intruption of some wires with the fan. if not then its a fan problem and needs to be replaced//

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Running an Acer Aspire ax5900. The video card fan vibrates loudly for the first 10 minutes of startup. I'm told I need a new video card. Area is clean and dust free. Where is the best place to find a...


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.
Normal Operation
Due to computer configuration and build quality, the fans in some desktops sound louder than others.
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.
The fan will run to keep the inside of the computer from overheating, so periodic runs are normal. If the fan runs for long periods or very often, you may have a deeper problem.

Fan Damage and Overheating
A fan can sound loud due to damage, such as broken blades or to a build-up of dirt that impedes normal operation.
This dirt, as well as normal wear and usage, can wear away the lubricant coating on the fan's internal shaft, causing the blades to make excessive noise as they turn. In many cases, a loud fan indicates that the computer is overheating, causing the fan to run more often than usual to try and cool the system.
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.


Troubleshooting 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.
Watch for additional signs of overheating, such as sudden shutdowns or computer crashes. Check inside the case for signs of other components touching the fan and causing vibration noise.

Solution

Do not overtax the CPU by opening numerous processor-intensive programs at once.
Check that all screws, cards and wires are securely fastened and away from the fan.
Keep your computer clean inside and out, to prevent the build-up of dirt on the fan blades or air vents and minimize the threat of overheating.
Apply a drop of oil to your fan's shaft to give it proper lubrication and smooth, quiet rotation of the blades.

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/quiet-noisy-computer-fans-with-a-drop-of-oil/5034842

Aug 06, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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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.
Normal Operation
Due to computer configuration and build quality, the fans in some desktops sound louder than others.
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.
The fan will run to keep the inside of the computer from overheating, so periodic runs are normal. If the fan runs for long periods or very often, you may have a deeper problem.
Fan Damage and Overheating
A fan can sound loud due to damage, such as broken blades or to a build-up of dirt that impedes normal operation.
This dirt, as well as normal wear and usage, can wear away the lubricant coating on the fan's internal shaft, causing the blades to make excessive noise as they turn. In many cases, a loud fan indicates that the computer is overheating, causing the fan to run more often than usual to try and cool the system.
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.
Troubleshooting
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.
Watch for additional signs of overheating, such as sudden shutdowns or computer crashes. Check inside the case for signs of other components touching the fan and causing vibration noise.
Solution
Do not overtax the CPU by opening numerous processor-intensive programs at once.
Check that all screws, cards and wires are securely fastened and away from the fan.
Keep your computer clean inside and out, to prevent the build-up of dirt on the fan blades or air vents and minimize the threat of overheating.
Apply a drop of oil to your fan's shaft to give it proper lubrication and smooth, quiet rotation of the blades.
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/quiet-noisy-computer-fans-with-a-drop-of-oil/5034842

Aug 06, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Hannstar ACER j mv-4 doesn't start up


no pc stated, maker or model #,, sounds kinda DESKTOP>?????
no oS stated
step one is test the MV4 on a known working pc,!!!
why wait, this so basic....
are you using VGA to VGA or DVI to DVI connections??????

the DESKTOP,
no sound means the fans are dead and PSU dead.
The PSU will run for 1 second and fans run now. if not PSU is dead.
if fans do run and stop that means PSU dead or mobo shorts or bad reg on MOBO. or bad ram. strip it down to test that.

ok fan runs that means 12vdc good. if stay running,
and if PSU stays up, then NEXT TEST IS Screen
is it 100 % dead, or do you get text or logos."
100% dead means to me bad VGA card(or chip GPU)
if the Hot key for BIOS fails, that means bad POWER/
or bad VIDEO card.

the fans run but are silent, I envy you.. sell me your fans....
im 1/2 deaf from Vietnam and can still hear all my fans.

my DT has 4 fans min. (it's Alien-ware box++++)
CPU, GPU and PSU, and 1 case fan,all must work.
do yours?

when you power on a PSU, the fans run and stay running
if that takes sides off so be it, ever clean the 5lbs of lent seen inside from 5 years, collected?
If you dont service any pc, this packs up and the CPU overheats
and shuts its self down by DESIGN.
why no do that service first.
see that CPU, see those fins, see that pack up there.
blow it out, outdoors, using CAN-0-AIR

mine over heats my GPU fast with lent, my Graphics car runs super hot and fast and lent is NOT ALLOWED here. ever..

old pcs with slow cpu ,, tend to packup slower, well lets say
they can run longer with huge lent here. its just slug processor so...
that is what it does.

recap.
  1. fans all run.
  2. BIOS dead?
  3. screen dead. no words no text at all.
  4. MV4 tested on other PC works. proves PC bad.
  5. LENT PACK job. as all do every year here, all.
  6. Bad VGA caRD. or using wrong port if PC has 2 VGA jacks. !

Jun 22, 2017 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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I am not really sure if this caused by the fan performance, but I can confirm that my laptop dell inspiron 1420 is very hot after running about 1 hours.. and often my CPU usage reach 100% when I use Vista...


First, I appreciate the details provided in your question. Thanks!
The specification of your laptop are fine and enough to run and support Vista. It is true that greater number of processes and CPU usage causes, but normally the machine can handle it well if it gets proper ventilation.
Laptop heating issue generally occurs due to fan failure, which may damage the system, if not checked properly. Another cause of overheating is the dust present inside the laptop, which clogs the fan and heatsink. I suggest that you should get you laptop checked by a professional for servicing (if required). I believe immediate action is required to prevent any damage to your machine and data.

Hope it Helps! Let me know if i could be of any further assistance.
CreativeTECH

Nov 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I'm hearing some unwanted sound after I turned-on my acer netbook. Also the monitor is keeping on blinking when the sound comes out. It's like a sound of a small blower or a small dynamo. I'm afraid that...


Hello

OK, now, the only components in your computer which actually rotates which can explain the the sound you are hearing is either the CPU fan or the CD/DVD rom or the Hard Drive.

You can test if it is the CD/DVD rom by opening your CD/DVD rom while starting the computer up. If the sound persists, it is most probably your CPU fan.

The reason for your CPU fan to rotate at high speeds is most likely the result of the CPU itself not getting the sufficient cooling, hence the fan needs to rotate faster.

I would suggest that you have a look into the matter if it is your CPU fan, because this might cause your CPU to become faulty when it overheats. You can open up the unit and use some compressed air to get rid of all the unwanted dust particles on the CPU heat sink and fan.

Fell free to let me know if you need any further assistance.

Kind regards
Andrea

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CPU Fan sounds like a jet and computer won't start


It sounds more like the hard drive, the fan has nothing to do with your computer booting up. If the hard drive is starting to go bad it will not boot up, that's what it sounds like your computer is doing. I recommend checking out the hard drive and replacing it.

Jul 02, 2010 | Dell (Fan Only) M/N AFC0912DE, DC12V,...

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I have a EMachine T6534 which won't start. I shut


I agree...sounds like a power supply problem. Typically a bad power supply will not damage the motherboard. It should still be functional.

Sep 02, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Dell 5160 stop all of sudden. Message shows CPU too hot. What should I do?


There are 3 or 4 possible causes:
The fan in the computer is damaged.
You are using the computer on a very hot environment.
or ventilation outlets in the computer are blocked.


Aug 28, 2009 | Dell Heatsink Assembly

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No image input and pc makes weird sounds on start up


Remove & reinstall all the memory sticks (reseat). If that did not fix the problem, remove all the memory sticks and reinstall them one at a time to test them in an effort to determine if one of them has gone bad. Use this same methodology to test all of your device cards.

Check to make sure the CPU fan wire is connected to the fan header on the motherboard and that the fan is operational. Most motherboards (especially AMD) require the CPU fan to be operational and connected to the motherboard to avoid frying the CPU. However, this requirement can be disabled in the bios to accomodate CPU fans that do not run off of the motherboard fan header.

Can you get into the bios? If so, I would suspect the CPU and memory are ok. Does the clock have the right time? If the time on the clock is wrong it could indicate your bios settings are not being maintained after you power down and you may need a new CMOS battery.

Usually a beeping motherboard is an indication of a hardware issue. The data on your hard drive is probably intact. If you need to retrieve some files from the drive for your graduation, you can always install the hard drive into a USB external hard drive enclosure and connect it to an oprational computer.

Hope this helps - good luck!

Nov 01, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Pc automatic turn off


see the system temprature is cool it happen normally bcoz ho heat see your graphic card fan is working fine and it is not generating more heat. bye

Sep 12, 2007 | Acer AL1916W 19" LCD Monitor

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