cpu fan roaring up fast and furious

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by ripsnort, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. ripsnort

    ripsnort Guest

    MLD, thanks for the info. My machine is about a year and half old, so no
    returning. It is though, still under warranty, so if it suddenly burst
    into a ball of flames, it will be coverered.

    And it just might be as The Max and Steve suggested a few post up. I've
    been reluctant to believe it's hardware, but if I find it is, I'll blush
    and admit my error rather quickly.

    Anyone else with an idea, please step forward or for ever hold your
    ripsnort, Dec 5, 2008
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  2. ripsnort

    MLD Guest

    Hey, why wait for the fireball?---if it is still under warranty why not
    contact the manufacturer and request that the problem be fixed. Hard to
    believe that this is one of a kind and that you are the only one that's had
    this problem. Typically, the same hardware/software problem/defect happens
    in bunches, during a given production run, before it is corrected. Discovery
    of the defect usually is after the product has been sold and the complaints
    start coming in to customer service.
    MLD, Dec 5, 2008
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  3. Just a data point: on my (rather old now) Dell Inspiron 8100 there are two
    fans near the back. As the machine becomes busy they begin running, not very
    noisy. The harder the machine works the faster the fans run. When they
    approach a 'medium' speed fan #2 begins to make a lot of racket (I presume
    the bearings are beginning to fail) as the speed increases beyond that there
    is a drop in the noise from that fan as it gets going.
    A bad fan would be my bet for your noise

    Michael Walraven, Dec 5, 2008
  4. ripsnort

    ripsnort Guest

    Hi Michael,

    After hearing a bad fan on another computer, I'm not under the
    impression this is my problem here. At least, there is no *bearing*
    This fan just revs up and down --- it might be quiet for a bit and then
    suddenly it's up and down again --- just a regular fan noise, nothing
    out of the ordinary.
    It's just the fact that it turns up and down all the time, and the fact
    that it didn't a week ago.
    I did have it do this a few months ago, but after a system restore, it
    disappeared. The SR did not do the trick this time because actually I
    couldn't get it to restore to a day before this problem began.

    Now it might indeed be a problem with the fan (or the heatsink) so it
    does appear I'm going to have to take it back to where I bought it. They
    do the repairs right there for Toshiba.

    Obviously from the various threads I've done on this in the last few
    days, this is not a normal system cooling effect, but it appears to be a
    hardware failure according to the different feedbacks I'm getting.

    Would you also conclude a cpu temperature from 125-130 degrees is a tad
    bit too high?

    Appreciate you coming in on this Michael. Thanks!
    ripsnort, Dec 6, 2008
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