HP dv6 3011 (i5 version): Fans are too loud?

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  1. TOMillr

    TOMillr Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just got my new HP dv6 3011 (with a i5 CPU) and haven't had much time with it yet. Unfortunately, I'm shocked to hear how loud the fan on the left gets. I've only booted it up all the way to the win7 setup-up thing just once so far but the fan is running hight right from power up. Is this how it should be on the new line of notebooks or will some kind of power management kick in as soon as Windows is setup properly?
     
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    I have the same issue on the DV6z w/ N620 and 5470.

    What graphics config do you have?
     
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    I think while the Windows setup is running the fans are quite loud if I remember correctly, if they still are when you have booted in to Windows then something is wrong obviously.
     
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    Should be an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 card.

    The fans are running loud right from the moment I push the power button. Shouldn't they stay low until the notebook gets warmer?
     
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    All laptops run the fan at full speed when you turn on the computer until Windows start booting up. If the fan stay running at full speed a while after windows loads completely then there is a software or setting that its keeping it running like that or there is something wrong.
     
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    TOMillr - do you have GPUz installed? If so, does your onboard graphics GPU core MHz scale with video demand?
     
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    anyone else having this issue? I'm about to send mine back, but sure would like to have some idea what is going on before I do!!
     
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    Well, I returned mine because my fan was too loud during high cpu usage even when it was only 70*C and comparing mine to others they had fans that they could hardly hear even when it got up to 80*C.
     
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    Agreed I am going to get rid of mine, the fan only ever slows down when at a steady idle, otherwise runs loud and hot, I can't imagine the i5 being that much better.
     
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    Ok, got myself another one and this modell stays cool while surfing the net or editing Word documents - but the fan is still annoying. Did anyone of you give the "fan always on" feature in the system setup a go?

    Or would it be possible (though some kind of tool) to adjust the how fast the fan runs during idle states? I don't really mind having the fans running all the time, they just don't need to be amped up like that when I'm not running any power hungry applications.
     
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