Noisy HP Media Centre fan

  User-CB94CED6-F3AA-42E7-8A286564F5DCBC14 17:10 03 Dec 2008
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The model is EP031AA-ABU and has rather a noisy fan. Is there any way to quieten this down? There does not seem to be any control in the BIOS and it seems to vary it's speed depending on the PC load.

Thanks for your time.

  FreeCell 17:33 03 Dec 2008

Fans get noisy often because of dust collecting on the blades and around the heat sink.

May be worth taking side off the PC and either using a can of air blasting the fan and processor heat sink. (You could try a straw and blowing hard but more moisture involved or very gently cleaning with a q-tip or similar)

You could also try Speedfan to see if you can gain control of the fan speed itself. Just beware adjusting it too low and causing the processor to overheat. click here

Thanks for that I'll give it a clean up and try.

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