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Win 8.1 and cooling fan

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Win 8.1 and cooling fan


    This is strange and infuriating. It seems that after doing up dates on windows, intel driver, nvidia around July and August 2014 my cooling fan will only work if each day I uninstall a win update and restart. Thats the simple version.

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Updates do not affect hardware. The fact that you reboot is enough to jolt it into working. This is a problem with the fan itself and may need to be replaced. Check to see if the fan is clean and clear of obstructions.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Well after reading your reply, instead of uninstalling I went straight to restart and now the fan works, probably until the next time I shutdown. Thank you Nuccii. I guess there is a deeper problem. This is a new laptop.
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  4. #4


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    If it is still under the warranty, send it in for repair.
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  5. #5


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    What are you using to read temps? If the heatsink is clean, and the fact that the fan ramps up and back off, during the bios hardware check phase. Means that it is working. The only time the fan should come on, is if you are pushing the CPU really hard. Otherwise the fan will stay off and the heatsink will dissipate heat as it should.

    If you do not have a program installed to show current temps. You could download Core Temp from Core Temp Without the installer, just click on "More Downloads", for the program file only.
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