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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareDesktops · 1 month ago

Is it normal to have a loud fan on your computer?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The bearings in the fan are wearing out!

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  • 1 month ago

    Depends on the computer, cheap or old fans can be loud.

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  • 1 month ago

    If it's an older computer than ya.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Not really

    Yeah, computers have fans but manufacturers have been avoiding loud fans for the last several years.

    Long story short, your PC is either overheating which causes the fan to run at a high RPM, or the fan has a bad bearing.

    Fans that are made to run at a higher RPM level can get quite loud once the speeds go beyond 1800rpm. It would be fore the best to download a temperature monitoring program like HWMonitor and use that to check system temperatures.

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  • keerok
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    There are two reasons why a computer fan gets loud. First is that the processor is very busy so it gets very hot which is detected by a thermal sensor on the motherboard which signals the fans to speed up. A second reason, especially if the fan is loud right from the start even if no applications have been started yet, is if the fan is broken, about to be damaged or is in need of lubrication. The sounds are pretty much different from each other but you should easily know which is which. The former has a smooth but loud sound to it but the latter is rattling/grinding and more annoying. To the former, you may need to shut down background running apps, especially if you're playing a resource-heavy game. The latter is best solved by replacing the faulty fan.

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  • Dick
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Fans are not normally "loud", especially if they were quiet in the first place.  On rare occasion a fan bearing my become noisy but generally it's a maintenance issue.  By that I mean, take a damp cloth and clean the blades and housing of the fan.  Dust accumulates and believe it or not the dust can cause air flow issues which result in noise, or a slight imbalance situation.  Try cleaning the fan you may be surprised!

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  • 1 month ago

    If this is a pc that you have had for a while and it started becoming louder then there is a problem.  But lets ask a more specific question:  Do you have a laptop or a desktop (aka Tower) 

    1.  Dirt on inside the tower /fan.  Get a bottle of canned Air .  You can purchase it at Best Buy , Walmart , Target on Online.

    2. CPU on a laptop\desktop - Usually an overworked CPU can make the fans louder. Perform an upgrade on the system drivers to help solve the problem. 

    3. CPU on the desktop -  Inside the desktop the fan sits right on top of the CPU.  The purpose is to help with the heat that the CPU generates when it is running all of the processes necessary for your computer to run. In between the cpu and the fan there is a type of paste called Thermo-compound. This helps with the heat coming off the cpu.  Over time it can erode or in some cases the people at the manufacturing plant forget to put it on.  So if there is none on the cpu or it disappears over time then that will definitely make the fan scream louder then eventually die or the worst case scenario the pc will completely shut off within a matter of seconds.   Thermo-compound can also be purchased online or BestBuy.

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  • P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Loud is subjective, but the fan should sound smooth without buzzing or rattling.  All computers require cooling.  The more powerful it is and the hotter your room the more cooling it requires.  Some fans will be louder than others depending on how the system is built and the types of fans used.  

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  • art
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    it depends on how loud it is, fans aren't completly quiet

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  • 1 month ago

    Depends on the "computer" model, fan in it and what you consider "loud".  Might be worn out or damaged or just dirty.

    That is all that can be guessed from no details.

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