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Had mine three weeks now, in use about 10 hours per day. The fan is noticebly noisier than it was – I could barely hear it a week ago, but now there is a definite background whirr – a bit like white noise – even on minimal load.
Anyone else noticed their fan getting noisier?
get some wd-40 in aboot it.
Mine is only 24 hours old so its too early for me to give an opinion on whats “normal”. IMHO a shot of WD40 is not the way forward though.
I find that mine varies in noise. Sometimes it is quiet, other times it spins up and gets quite audible.
But like William I would also not recommend attempting to sort it out yourself! It’s hard to comment without hearing it but if it sounds really shakey then perhaps a RTM is required 🙁
seriously though. a GOOD fan is inaudible even at full pelt.
my desktop beast has 8 fans running full pelt at the foot of my bed 24/7. silent as a mouse. i have wd-40 to thank for it.
of course to do it right you need to actually get into the fan and gain access to the fan bearings, probably not something you will want to do unless you are down with modding.
If it starts to rattel, I’ll RTM it, but it’s very bearable at the moment – just not as whisper quiet as it was. Not sure about the WD40 – means opening the case and invalidating the warranty.
One thing I have noticed – the fan stays on longer
after doing a Bios Upgrade….
Not particular worried about it though – it fairly quite
I hate loud Fans. They do get louder sometimes, like my Vaio.
To avoid fan degradation, keep a more dust-free environment, don’t smoke around it, etc.
Also, your notebook is programmed to turn the fan on and off depending on how hot it gets inside the chassis. So if you are encoding video and the fan gets loud, that’s normal.
Lastly, it should be noted that the Dell Mini 9 doesn’t even have a fan. Interesting.
One thing worth I noticed the other day was that while on power the fan was on but when i unplugged it the fan went off.
I wonder if it detects the power and goes into some other mode.
My guess is that it is the cooling paste. I’m going to change the cooling paste to something like Arctic Silver or Arctic Ceramique.
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