How to Fix a Noisy Computer Fan

Last Updated on by Daniel Lawrence

A very noisy fan in your computer, or one that is making an unusual sound, isn’t something to overlook. These sounds are generally a sign that a fan isn’t working as expected — a possibly significant issue.

What Makes a Computer Fan Noisy

Fans situated all through within the PC help eliminate the large measure of warmth produced by the CPU, graphics card, power supply, and other equipment on your PC. At the point when heat develops inside the PC, those parts heat up until they quit working. Beneath are three particular procedures for taking care of a noisy fan issue, which are all worth putting some time and exertion into.

All things considered, cleaning the fans ought to be the need in case you’re searching for the most probable arrangement. A great deal of other “computer fan investigating” articles out there suggest programming instruments that power your PC’s fans to back off, yet we never suggest those. There’s typically an awesome justification for a fan to be running quick or making noise, the underlying driver of which you’re attempting to tackle with the means underneath.

Start by Cleaning Your Computer’s Fans


The time needed: It’ll presumably take around 30 minutes to clean every one of the fans in your PC, perhaps less in the event that you have a PC or tablet, and then some in case you’re utilizing a desktop.

  • Clean the CPU fan, just as the graphics card fan and some other part fans you may have like for RAM modules or other motherboard-based chips. Canned air turns out incredible for CPU and segment fan cleaning. You can generally get a container for around $5 USD at Amazon. Keep it upstanding, ensure the PC is turned off, and do the residue blowing outside if conceivable.

Workstations and Tablets: Your gadget could possibly have a CPU fan and likely does not have a fan for different segments. In the event that you experience difficulty sorting out which board to eliminate to get to the CPU and fan, investigate your PC’s manual online.

Desktops: Your PC will in all likelihood have a CPU fan and will probably have a designs card fan (a GPU fan).

  • Clean the power supply fan and any case fans. Canned air works extraordinarily here, as well.

PCs and Tablets: Your PC presumably just has one fan and it’s blowing out. Try not to blow the residue straightforwardly back into the PC, which could bother the fan noise issue later on. All things considered, blow air at the fan at a point, blowing the residue away from the fan grates.

Desktop: Your PC has a power supply fan and might have inflow and outpouring case fans. Blow these fans from an external perspective and within until you don’t perceive any more residue flying out of them. Due to safety worries with power supplies, don’t open the power supply and supplant just the fan; the whole power supply ought to be supplanted all things considered. I realize that may be a major cost, and fans are modest, yet it’s not worth the danger.

  • In the event that subsequent to cleaning a fan, it doesn’t move at all, it’s an ideal opportunity to supplant it. Check first that the fan is connected to the motherboard or whatever is giving the power, yet past that, it’s the ideal opportunity for another one. In the event that the fan is as yet working yet very little better, or in the event that it actually isn’t acting like you figure it ought to be, continue to read for some more thoughts.

Keep Your Computer From Getting So Hot in the First Place

It’s entirely conceivable that your fans are all in wonderful working request and, presently that they’re spotless, running better than anyone might have expected. In any case, in the event that they’re still making a ton of noise, it could be on the grounds that they’re being approached to do more than they’re intended to do.

As such, your PC is extremely hot and, even with incredible fans running at max throttle, they can’t chill your equipment off enough to back off — along these lines the commotion! There are a lot of approaches to chill off your PC, from moving where it is to moving up to a superior fan, and so forth See Ways to Keep Your Computer Cool for a total summary of your alternatives.

On the off chance that those thoughts don’t work, or you’re not ready to attempt them, it’s an ideal opportunity to look at why your equipment maybe being pushed as far as possible.

Check Task Manager for Hungry Programs

Except if your fan-cooled equipment has an actual issue and is warming up and making your fan noisy, therefore, your working system and programming are the essential explanation your equipment works more (i.e., gets more sizzling). In Windows, Task Manager is the device that allows you to perceive how individual projects are utilizing your PC’s equipment, above all the CPU. Here’s the secret:

  • Open Task Manager. The Ctrl+Shift+Esc keyboard easy route combo is the fastest path there however the connection has some different strategies, as well. task Manager is a behemoth of a program.
  • Select the Processes tab. In the event that you don’t see it, attempt the More details link at the lower part of Task Manager.
  • Select the CPU column with the goal that the projects utilizing a large portion of the CPU’s ability are recorded first.

Regularly, if an individual program is “wild” the CPU rate will be high — at or near 100%. Projects recorded in the single digits, even up to 25% or more, normally are not a worry. In the event that a specific cycle is by all accounts driving CPU utilization through the rooftop, which will quite often likewise be reflected as genuine PC fan action, that program or interaction may be fixed. Your smartest choice is to write down the name of the program and afterward search online for the cycle and high CPU use.

For example, chrome.exe high CPU utilization if you somehow managed to discover Chrome as the guilty party. Refreshing the drivers to your video card is a simple advance you should attempt also, particularly if the GPU fan is the one that is by all accounts causing the issue. This is certainly not a plausible fix for a quick GPU fan however it could help and is really simple to do.