1.    23 Jun 2017 #1
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    How can I tell if my laptop fan is working properly?


    My laptop seems hotter than normal. How can I test to see if the fan is running properly? I guess I should also ask what the core temperature should be - and ask hot find out what it is? Thank you........
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  2.    23 Jun 2017 #2
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    Laptops generally run hot. Be sure to keep the bottom well ventilated (ie) don't use it on a carpet, bedspread, or glass table. Consider a Laptop Cooling Pad
    To check the temperatures, download RealTemp This will tell you if your computer is running hot. For processors, a temperature of higher than 70 degrees Celsius (158 F) is worrisome. A temperature of over 80 degrees Celsius (176 F) is a sign that you should immediately stop using the laptop.
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  3.    23 Jun 2017 #3
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    Windows 10.0.15063 (Version 1703) Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by spunk View Post
    Laptops generally run hot. Be sure to keep the bottom well ventilated (ie) don't use it on a carpet, bedspread, or glass table. Consider a Laptop Cooling Pad
    To check the temperatures, download RealTemp This will tell you if your computer is running hot. For processors, a temperature of higher than 70 degrees Celsius (158 F) is worrisome. A temperature of over 80 degrees Celsius (176 F) is a sign that you should immediately stop using the laptop.
    I can confirm I have purchased the Havit laptop cooling pad with 3 fans spinning approx. 1000RPM - it works like a charm. Especially on my laptop with some extra hardware.
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  4.    23 Jun 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
    My laptop seems hotter than normal. How can I test to see if the fan is running properly? I guess I should also ask what the core temperature should be - and ask hot find out what it is? Thank you........
    Hi there, Nisko. As anything with fans, they get dusty. Get a can of air and blow it out. If you don't think you're capable, take it to a computer shop. Should be cleaned at least once a year, depending on the amount of use.
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  5.    24 Jun 2017 #5
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    I installed RealTemp. I have four cores. One of them goes from 72C to 83C. The other cores are all a little lower - average around 75C. I blew out the innards - but the temp didn't appear to change. I'll look into a cooling pad - but I use a docking station and it might not work. Perhaps I should remove the bottom and battery and blow out the innards directly (I just used the vents before). Any other suggestions? I thought there was some software that showed - or allowed the user - to control the fan speed.
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  6.    24 Jun 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jun 2017
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    Windows 10.0.15063 (Version 1703) Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Nisko View Post
    I installed RealTemp. I have four cores. One of them goes from 72C to 83C. The other cores are all a little lower - average around 75C. I blew out the innards - but the temp didn't appear to change. I'll look into a cooling pad - but I use a docking station and it might not work. Perhaps I should remove the bottom and battery and blow out the innards directly (I just used the vents before). Any other suggestions? I thought there was some software that showed - or allowed the user - to control the fan speed.
    There is a software known as http://download.msi.com/uti_exe/vga/MSIAfterburnerSetup.zip


    Certain compatible systems allow you to adjust fan speed.

    Try it out and see if Settings > Fan > Turn on manual fan-control > Start adjusting your fan-curve.
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  7.    25 Jun 2017 #7
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    UK
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    I use CPUID HWMonitor to check temperatures and fan speeds. See http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
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  8.    25 Jun 2017 #8
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    Thanks - looks interesting. However, is there a way to install without the extension?
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