Old computer Windows 10, Fan out of control , no bios updates....

  1.    24 Oct 2016 #1

    Old computer Windows 10, Fan out of control , no bios updates....

    I have an HP p6180t that I use for an HTPC. This PC was originally labled as a Vista PC with a free upgrade to W7 and then W10 came along and I went with that.

    The bios is American Megatrends, v2.61 revision 5.09. Motherboard is HP and Compaq Desktop PCs - Motherboard Specifications, IPIEL-LA3 (Eureka3) | HP® Customer Support

    HP does not support this computer for W10 nor provide any drivers. Their driver detection utility recognizes its not a supported OS and exits.

    The CPU fan runs constantly, I tried changing performance from high performance to balanced and set fan cooling to passive. According to speccy temps look good. While I may salvage this thing soon, it still runs pretty good , has a good processor and I'd hate to trash it over a fan.

    I tried installing speedfan but it cant do anything but monitor. Any suggestions? I would like to find a later bios version however, I think if I go from 5.09 to 6.xx I may have issues (based on a random post I found on a similar machine)
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       24 Oct 2016 #2

    I came across the fan problem on an older computer the other day and cured it by opening the computer and blowing out the dust accumulation in the finned heatsink between the fan and the CPU, fan didn't have to work so hard providing cooling.
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  3.    25 Oct 2016 #3

    Did you try to set fan curve in BIOS ?
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  4.    28 Oct 2016 #4

    I cleaned out the fan, used a spray duster on the inside of the computer. The bios has no fan options. The case fan goes all the time too in addition to the cpu fan. I even pulled out the pci graphics card to see if that would help but it didnt
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  5.    30 Oct 2016 #5

    Install 'speedfan 4.52', adjust fan speed, problem solved!
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  6.    24 Jan 2017 #6

    Sysbot said: View Post
    Install 'speedfan 4.52', adjust fan speed, problem solved!
    Speedfan does not work with all motherboards
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