How to decrease laptop fan noise

Shadowcalen1

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I recently purchased a MSI apache laptop, and would like to use if for school. The only issue is that it is incredibly loud, even when not under any significant load. I was wondering if I there is any simple way of re clocking the CPU, so I can safely decrease fan speed, with the ability to reclock it back when I want to game. It also has a dedicated graphics card, so if there is a way to turn that on and off at will, that could also help the issue. I currently also have a less powerful laptop (AMD A8 4555m) that when I max it out it does not come close to the idle noise of the MSI.
I dont think it is relevant, but the specs of the MSI are
I7 4800hq 2.4Ghz
8Gb of ram
860m
Any help regarding this issue is greatly appreciated, as the laptop is pretty well only used at home now, due to its noise level.
 

velo3100

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The reason for the noise is the size of the laptop. As it is slim it needs to activate the fans to cool it down. One way to change this is the power profile. If you go the the system cooling policy, change active to passive. This will mean that the laptop should throttle the cpu when it reaches unsafe temps and then activate the fans.

Another way is to throttle the cpu to around 50% when you are using it for normal things like surfing the web and then to increase this to 100 when you are gaming.

Another way is to change it in the bios.

Another way you could try and lower the settings of the game as this will cause more heat.

Finally you could get a laptop cooler which should make a difference in the sound as the laptop fans don't have to rev all the time to keep it cool.
 

velo3100

Splendid
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The reason for the noise is the size of the laptop. As it is slim it needs to activate the fans to cool it down. One way to change this is the power profile. If you go the the system cooling policy, change active to passive. This will mean that the laptop should throttle the cpu when it reaches unsafe temps and then activate the fans.

Another way is to throttle the cpu to around 50% when you are using it for normal things like surfing the web and then to increase this to 100 when you are gaming.

Another way is to change it in the bios.

Another way you could try and lower the settings of the game as this will cause more heat.

Finally you could get a laptop cooler which should make a difference in the sound as the laptop fans don't have to rev all the time to keep it cool.
 

Shadowcalen1

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Thanks for all that, I will probably go with the passive cooling, as I want to be able to change the fan speed on the fly without risking frying my laptop.
 
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