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Fan is continually running

Recently the fan in my desktop began to operate and hasnt stopped. I do not have any processes running, nor any processor intensive programs open. The fan is very loud and obnoxious and i was hoping to find out how i could get it to stop. Thanks.

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I got the same problem. i've clean all the dust there, but the fan is still running out loudly :(

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Some are controlled by a thermostat. It could be the thermostat isn't working. It also depends on what the temperature of the room is that you have it in. If the room doesn't have air conditioning, chances are it needs the fan.

One way to try to cut the noise is try to clean the dust out of the fans and power supply by taking and air compressor or using some canned air. You should be very care when using the air compressor to make sure that you don't knock off any components.

Insect your fans and power supply. There are less noiser ones you can find at a computer store for a reasonable price. It could be the bearings are bad on a fan as well. If you replace it, the noise will go away.


Good luck on that.

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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