Lousy fan with system halt

SvenV

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Hello all,

I have a very noisy laptop.
I looked on the bottom to see if the fans were spinning and all seemed to be running.
However the laptop is very noisy, very hot and eventually halts the system, it just stops working like it was shut down.
My guess is that the fan is full of dust etc. I'm willing to disassemble the laptop but because it's a lot of work I thought I could do something before doing that.
Like for instance run an application to have a look at the fan speed, temperature.
Are there any good tools that can do that?
Looked with hiren's boot disk but couldn't find a good tool.

Any advice?
 

AntiZig

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Speed fan or HW monitor will give you the temp readings

as far as cleaning out without opening the laptop, get a can of compressed air, power the machine off, blow out all the vents.

The issue might be not the fans but the fact that your thermal paste has dried out, to fix that you'll have to open the laptop up.

Alternative solution you could try is to get MSI afterburner and underclock.
 
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