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Acer Aspire 5742 horrible fan noise

Discussion in 'Acer' started by twinbee, May 13, 2011.

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  1. twinbee

    twinbee Newbie

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    The fan comes on and off every minute or two and it's driving me crazy. This happens even when the CPU is at or near 0% usage. I think it's been like this from the start since I bought it.

    If there's no full solution, perhaps there's a way I can get the fan to remain constantly on - even that would be better than the constant on/off/on/off pattern.

    The specs of the laptop are:
    Acer Aspire 5742 - Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHZ

    I've tried setting the system cooling policy to "passive", but to no avail.
     
  2. downloads

    downloads Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Check the CPU temperatures- maybe it's overheating and that's why fan is working at high rpm.
     
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