Processor fan blowing very hard

By Apophis2034 ยท 9 replies
Sep 16, 2012
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  1. I was just curious my processor fan seems to blow really hard and sounds like a jet engine taking off lol is that normal or should I be concerned?
  2. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    What motherboard do you have?
  3. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Download Open HW Monitor and check your temps. That's not normal
  4. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    If you have an Intel server board it could be related to incorrect BMC fan settings. That's why I asked. Just make sure you run Intel Server Deployment Toolkit can correctly select which fans are installed. If one fan port is assigned but not connected, all fans will run full speed. The same thing will happen if you have the chassis intrusion selected and the door is open.
  5. Apophis2034

    Apophis2034 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    My Temps don't get above 60C typically

    Here are the specs for my Motherboard and Processor

    ASUSTeK Computer INC. M4A87TD/USB3 Rev 1.xx
    Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
    BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 2001 03/08/2011

    3.30 gigahertz AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
    768 kilobyte primary memory cache
    3072 kilobyte secondary memory cache
    6144 kilobyte tertiary memory cache
    64-bit ready
    Multi-core (6 total)
    Not hyper-threaded
  6. Apophis2034

    Apophis2034 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Any ideas?
  7. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,034   +55

    Hi, It could be that the fan bearing is dry, it's possible to repair that problem, or replace the fan if easier.
    I have had the same with a Radeon graphic card fan. I took the fan out and put some thick oil in the bearing.
    The bearing is hidden under a sticker normally.
  8. Apophis2034

    Apophis2034 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Damn I would think after only one year it wouldn't run dry lol but thanks I'll look into that.
  9. hood6558

    hood6558 TS Addict Posts: 271   +67

    Try cleaning the dust buildup out of the heatsink - reduced airflow will cause the fan to spin faster trying to keep the CPU cool. If that doesn't work check BIOS settings (hardware monitor section) and see if you can change settings.. Like mike1959 said, it could be a bad fan running too slow so mobo ups the voltage to max.
  10. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 855   +121

    I wouldn't do that on a brushless fan since there are no bearings.

    But does that work if it's a crappy little ball bearing fan and has locked up? El-cheapo graphics card have that problem a lot.

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