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ASUS Laptop Cooling problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Levi-san, Mar 10, 2019.

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  1. Levi-san

    Levi-san Thread Starter

    Mar 10, 2019
    I have a problem with my ASUS ROG G551JW laptop. The problem is that the cooling fans never actually ramp up to their max speed and it feels like the fan is only working in passive cooling mode, it only sends a light breeze out, even during heavy tasks like gaming, which results in the CPU constantly being on critical temperatures (around 95 degrees) during almost any workload that requires my CPU to do... well... anything.

    I noticed that if I reflash a BIOS on the first start the fans ramp up to their max potential and it actually blows out air as it should, but by the time the system boots into the OS they slow down and never turn up again to that speed. It's always after the first run after installing a new BIOS, and from this I concluded that the fan actually works, but it just never turns on for some reason.

    I tried multiple programs like Notebook Fan Control to set the speed to maximum but it never actually turns on. I also tried looking in the BIOS but the UEFI ASUS puts into their laptops is a joke and you can barely configure anything besides the time in this lol.

    What could cause my fans to not work? I've been dealing with this issue for a few months now, sent my laptop to services since I don't have the tools (and the knowledge) to open it up and fix it myself, but I just thought the fans were weak and cleaning or this kind of maintenance (replacing thermal paste, etc. - at least I was told it was done to it, could be that I've been lied to too lol) never achieved anything. Only recently noticed that the fan can spin much faster and push out more air.

    Any helpful comment would be appreciated.
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