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Is it normal for the fans in laptops to run every couple minutes?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by FuzzyWuzzy, Sep 9, 2004.

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  1. FuzzyWuzzy

    FuzzyWuzzy Thread Starter

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    I didnt notice this before. Why does it run so often and how can I adjust it.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Normal.

    They run when the CPU temperature gets up.

    To stop it, you could:

    Turn the laptop off
    Not use it for anything, so the CPU runs cool
    Ensure that the air vents are free from obstruction
    Use it in a cold room.
     
  3. FuzzyWuzzy

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    thanks kiwi.

    i think it was just cause its 3am and im in my living room where its not one single noise. And I hear the fan going off every minute. I just didnt know it would be that often that the fan goes off into high power. I mean normally it wont be noticeable cuz right now its 3am LOL.

    I was told by the toshiba rep I can adjust to slient mode if i wish, which will run quieter, but then my cpu will be hotter and probably wont run as fast.

    Tnoughts?

    He also said, you cant adjut when the fans go off, its default going off every minute.
     
  4. FuzzyWuzzy

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    kiwi im timing it, and im hearing the fans go off every minute. Are you sure this is ok? I never heard odf all Branded laptops doing this.
     
  5. FuzzyWuzzy

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    even with the fans turned up on it, its still amazingly quiet and 100000x quieter than my desktop and most desktops i heard so far. When its off, the laptop doenst make one once of noise. Quite aamzing how quiet laptops are.
     
  6. JohnWill

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    Mine turns on periodically, as long as the fan is working, it'll probably continue to compute. :)
     
  7. FuzzyWuzzy

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    What to do? Would I be able to pop off the key and put it back on? Will that do the trick. Now just so you know what Im refering to, I notice 2 of my # keys on my laptop have a louder click sound when softly pressed and it feels bit different feedback from the rest.

    this is a common problem with keyboards I know. But I was wondring how to pop off the key and put back on.
     
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    Not on a laptop, unless it's ancient ('i' before 'e' except after 'c'...who the {asterisk} thought of that one. Refering to ancient not anceint for those in Kentucky). Laptop keyboards are replaced as a whole (the laptop's I've dealt with). If you 'pop' it off you 'void your warranty'.


    Sorry for all of the ' 's
     
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    Is your CPU a regular P4 or a P4-M? If its a regular P4 then it will run often as it creates more heat.
     
  10. FuzzyWuzzy

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    p4
     
  11. FuzzyWuzzy

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    cant you pop off the keys with just a pen tip like on desktop standards keyboards?
     
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