Question about AMD (WBK38) CPU Fan
How can I tell if my CPU fan is not running. I do not hear the familiar noise. Is there something I can do before I call someone to fix it. I have never opened up a computer so I am a little intimidated.
If the system is a couple of years old, the fan may be clogged with dust so the blade can't turn; these little suckers don't have much torque.
You can find the little fan pretty easy since (unless you have a high-end video or sound card) it will be the only one actually on the system board.
If you know how to access the BIOS on your particular computer, you may have one that monitors the CPU temperature and tells you in degrees.
Watch the screen at bootup for a message about entering 'Setup.'
This will give you the key to press and it often must be done very quickly; it's often F1 or F2.
Some BIOS will call the function Advanced or System something.
Don't make any changes you don't understand and when you exit, don't 'Save' any changes.
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
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WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.
First clean your computer of dust you could use a fine air blower from a compressor or a can of compressed air whatever you use make absolutely sure there is no moisture in the airlines
if the fan in your computer is constantly running to cool down the cpu and it is normal for it to increase it's speed, your fan should run quietly even it increases the rpm.
But if you hear a loud noise in the fan, i think there's something wrong with it.
I suggest for you to check the fan if it's coming in contact with anything. If the fan is visible while your computer is operating, you can observe it to know what is really happening.
I don't know what type of fan hp uses on their computers, maybe something is loose already on the fan so better check it or bring it to an hp service center.
make sure your CPU has thermal paste
your CPU might be getting hot making you computers fan to run consistently
hope this helps
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