Tuesday, 20 September 2016

New laptop with a noisy (annoying) fan

I will keep this short. If you bought a new laptop (it can happen for desktop computers as well) and the manufacturer did not make sure the fan is completely silent (and you really want to punch them in the face because it is not 1998) then I suggest:

a) check if there is a firmware update for your laptop (sometimes there is and it fixes many issues)
b) you download this little utility before you start breaking things around the house and see if it works for your make/model. 

(at the time of writing this blog post the version of the utility was 1.4.2)

Hope this helps, but make sure you keep an eye on your temperatures via an utility like HWmonitor to make sure the cooling still works properly. 

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