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Fan noise increases when watching youtube videos


Liz81

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#1
I hear a fan in my computer in the background going up and the sound on youtube videos would decrease a lot. The more I hear the fan, the less I hear the videos. I know it must be a CPU issue and youtube increases the CPU. I tried an extension that would let me play the videos using H.264 and that didn't work. I tried different browsers and it's all the same so it's not the browser. I just updated my graphics drivers. I tried unchecking hardware acceleration and watching videos in lower resolutions. Actually, I looked at the task manager and the one process that goes up the highest when playing videos on youtube is the "system" process.

My specs: (I know, I know, I should be using Windows 10 but I'm comfortable and used to 8.1 right now until I need a new computer)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    McAfee

Barman58

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#2
I'm afraid what you are seeing is a normal result of the manufacture of laptop devices. These are made as compact as possible which is the worst possible thing for cooling. this will mean that as soon as you add a load, [like playing a video], the fan will be required to protect the processor. memory and other components against heat damage.

The only thing I can suggest in the short term is either headphones or more practical a cooler pad placed under the laptop when in use [the one shown is for illustration only and you could find a more discreet looking unit] ;)
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Real World Computing
    CPU
    AMD FX8350 8 Core @4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A78L-M USB3
    Memory
    32GB [4x8GB] DDR3 1600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus nVidia GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 (2GB DDR5)
    Sound Card
    ASUS Xoner DG + SPDIF to 5.1 System + HDMI
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer G276HL 27", (DVi) + Samsung 39" HDTV (HDMI)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 @60Hz + 1920 x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Internal
    Crucial 256GB SSD,
    WDC WD30EZRX-00D8PB0 3TB,
    Toshiba HDWD130 3TB
    Seagate ST2000DM001-1CH1 2TB,

    External (USB3)
    Seagate Backup+ Hub BK SCSI Disk 8TB
    2.5/3.5 Hot Swap Cradle, USB3 + eSata (client HDDs)

    NAS
    Seagate ST4000DM000
    PSU
    Aerocool Templarius Imperator 750W 80+ Silver
    Case
    AeroCool X-Warrior Devil Red Tower
    Cooling
    Stock CPU, Rear 120mm, Front 2x120mm, Side 2x120mm
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wireless K710 & K270
    Mouse
    Logitech Wireless M710 M185 & M570 Trackball
    Internet Speed
    37Mb/s Down - 9.5Mb/s Up
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    BitDefender Total Security 2017
    Other Info
    Also run...

    Desktop - 6Core 8GB - Windows 10 Enterprise x64,
    Laptop - Quad 8GB - Windows 10 Pro x64
    Netbook - Ubuntu
    2 x Nexus 7 Android tablets
    Samsung 10.2" tablet
    Sony Z3 Android Smartphone
    HTC One Android Smartphone
#3
I use an external USB-powered cooling fan assembly for each of my two laptops -- I do not mind the noise at all, I would worry if the noise stopped, no fan noise means no fan means laptop get hot not just warm eventually causing a sudden shutdown without warning.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    2 Acers & 1 Antec[?]
    CPU
    i7 in 2 Acers, i5 in desktop
    Motherboard
    Desktop w/Gigabyte
    Memory
    Two w/16GB, 1 w/8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Laptops GameWorthy; Desktop maybe GameWorthy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    flatscreens; 2 are BluRay worthy
    Screen Resolution
    1368x768; 1600x900
    Hard Drives
    1TB internals; 2 ext usb WD 1TB HDs
    PSU
    what's PSU?
    Cooling
    Regular plus external fans
    Keyboard
    desktio w/PS2
    Mouse
    desktop w/PS2
    Internet Speed
    DSL middle level [160?]
    Browser
    from Netscape 0.9 to FF 36
    Antivirus
    well-balanced, well-configured mult-layered defense is best
    Other Info
    From MS-DOS 3.3, MS-DOS 6.22, from Windows 3.1 to WFW 3.11 to Windows 95-98SE, now to Windows 7 Pro.
    Security for now: Windows 7 Firewall, Emsisoft AM, MSE [scan-only], SpywareBlaster, Ruiware/BillP combine

Liz81

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#4
I have a desktop as indicated in my specs, not a laptop. Any suggestions for a desktop or computer?

Roland, I can understand that. The problem is that it really drowns out the sound of the video, making it more and more difficult to hear the video unless I pause or stop the video.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    McAfee

mrjimphelps

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Posts
148
#5
Unfortunately you have the disadvantages that Nigel spoke of - your all-in-one computer is made as compact as possible, making cooling more difficult. However, since you don't have a laptop, you can't utilize a fan-equipped cooling pad. And since you don't have a regular desktop computer, you don't have enough room in the case to try some of the various cooling techniques, such as extra fans or liquid cooling.

If I were you, I would pull the back cover off of your computer and blow out any dust that is in it. I would then find as quiet of a fan as I could, set it up behind the computer, and blow it at the back of the computer. This may help enough to slow down the internal fans; and if your new fan is quiet, it will probably be an improvement noise-wise over what you have now. If the area behind the computer is hot, you could point the fan in such a way as to better ventilate the area behind the computer, rather than simply blowing the fan at the computer.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell
    CPU
    Haswell
    Memory
    4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Two hard drives, 1TB each: One for Linux, one for my data.
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M
    Browser
    Firefox, Opera
    Antivirus
    Sophos (Linux), Trend Micro (Windows)
    Other Info
    I use Samba to share my data drive with the other computers at my house and with my guest session in VMWare Workstation Player.