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Loud Fan

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Every so often, such as earlier tonight, my computer's fan will get noticeably loud, and I'm wondering what's causing that and what I could do to prevent it? I wasn't running any massive programs or downloads earlier, and unless I'm downloading videos a large number of videos using YouTube DLG (which I do every so often), I normally don't do so. Even when I'm downloading anything, it doesn't get loud like that.
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Re: Loud Fan

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Please post an inxi -Fxz report. This will give us a concise overview of your hardware and on how Mint sees it.

Here is how to generate the report and post it:

Boot from your installation media (USB/DVD)
Open a terminal window (Ctrl-Alt-t). Make it fullscreen to avoid unneeded linebreaks or chopped lines. Execute the command

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 inxi -Fxzd 
exactly as it has been typed here.

Mark the complete text output which the command will display with your mouse.
Press the keyboard shortcut <Shift><Ctrl>C to copy the marked text into the clipboard.
Enclose the results between the code markers by selecting </> from the mini toolbar above the textbox where you type your reply then paste <Ctrl>V them in your reply between the code markers.

The results will help us to help you.

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Re: Loud Fan

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Larry78723 wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:36 am
Please post an inxi -Fxz report. This will give us a concise overview of your hardware and on how Mint sees it.

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System:
Host: david-OptiPlex-990 Kernel: 5.4.0-42-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.5.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.8 
Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: Dell product: OptiPlex 990 v: 01 serial: <filter> 
Mobo: Dell model: 0VNP2H v: A00 serial: <filter> BIOS: Dell v: A07 
date: 09/10/2011 
CPU:
Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-2400 bits: 64 type: MCP 
arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 24741 
Speed: 
1596 MHz min/max: 1600/3400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1596 2: 1596 
3: 1596 4: 1596 
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Oland XT [Radeon HD 8670 / R7 250/350] vendor: Dell driver: radeon v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: ati,radeon 
unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
OpenGL: renderer: AMD OLAND (DRM 2.50.0 5.4.0-42-generic LLVM 10.0.0) 
v: 4.5 Mesa 20.0.8 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio 
vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
Device-2: AMD Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series] 
vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-42-generic 
Network:
Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network vendor: Dell driver: e1000e 
v: 3.2.6-k port: 4040 bus ID: 00:19.0 
IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
Device-2: Ralink RT5372 Wireless Adapter type: USB driver: rt2800usb 
bus ID: 2-1.5:6 
IF: wlx9cefd5fd3783 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 1.14 TiB used: 457.55 GiB (39.3%) 
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD2500AAKX-753CA1 
size: 232.89 GiB 
ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: Seagate model: BUP Slim BK 
size: 931.51 GiB 
Optical-1: /dev/sr0 vendor: HL-DT-ST model: DVD+-RW GH70N rev: A101 
dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw 
Features: speed: 48 multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes 
rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running 
RAID:
Hardware-1: Intel SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci v: 3.0 
bus ID: 00:1f.2 
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 220.39 GiB used: 83.60 GiB (37.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0 
ID-2: swap-1 size: 7.96 GiB used: 176.0 MiB (2.2%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1 
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 43 C 
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
Processes: 246 Uptime: 2d 11h 01m Memory: 7.73 GiB used: 3.88 GiB (50.2%) 
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.5.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20 
inxi: 3.0.32 
I've copied and pasted these before, so I know what the procedure is
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Re: Loud Fan

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SpongebobFan1994 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:53 pm
Every so often, such as earlier tonight, my computer's fan will get noticeably loud, and I'm wondering what's causing that and what I could do to prevent it? I wasn't running any massive programs or downloads earlier, and unless I'm downloading videos a large number of videos using YouTube DLG (which I do every so often), I normally don't do so. Even when I'm downloading anything, it doesn't get loud like that.
Are you sure it's not the PSU? I have an EVGA one that has an 'eco' mode so doesn't spin the fan at all until a thermal value is reached. Then the fan runs full speed for 20-30 seconds and stops again for ages.
Don't take life so seriously, nobody gets out alive anyway!
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Re: Loud Fan

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antikythera wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:32 am
SpongebobFan1994 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:53 pm
Every so often, such as earlier tonight, my computer's fan will get noticeably loud, and I'm wondering what's causing that and what I could do to prevent it? I wasn't running any massive programs or downloads earlier, and unless I'm downloading videos a large number of videos using YouTube DLG (which I do every so often), I normally don't do so. Even when I'm downloading anything, it doesn't get loud like that.
Are you sure it's not the PSU? I have an EVGA one that has an 'eco' mode so doesn't spin the fan at all until a thermal value is reached. Then the fan runs full speed for 20-30 seconds and stops again for ages.
I'm sorry, but I have no idea what you're talking about because I don't know a thing about hardware
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Re: Loud Fan

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There's a box at the back of your computer you plug the mains cord into with a fan in it. It's basically a large transformer which powers all the components in the PC. That's what I mean.
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Re: Loud Fan

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antikythera wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:56 am
There's a box at the back of your computer you plug the mains cord into with a fan in it. It's basically a large transformer which powers all the components in the PC. That's what I mean.
I still wouldn't know how to diagnose the PSU as the problem
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Re: Loud Fan

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It's not necessarily a problem right now but the bearings may be soiled or worn inside the fan, hence the intermittent loud noise from it. Eventually you will need a replacement PSU. What you can do is open the case of the computer and vacuum any dust and lint out that it's collected when it's turned off of course. Use a paint brush to gently dislodge any lint from components. Put a sock or stocking over the end of the nozzle though to restrict the air flow so that if there are any loose jumpers they don't get sucked up.
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Re: Loud Fan

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antikythera wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:22 pm
It's not necessarily a problem right now but the bearings may be soiled or worn inside the fan, hence the intermittent loud noise from it. Eventually you will need a replacement PSU. What you can do is open the case of the computer and vacuum any dust and lint out that it's collected when it's turned off of course. Use a paint brush to gently dislodge any lint from components. Put a sock or stocking over the end of the nozzle though to restrict the air flow so that if there are any loose jumpers they don't get sucked up.
I can take care of getting the dust out, because your directions are straight-forward. When it comes to installing a new PSU, I'll have my friend do that for me because he's fixed my computer many times before.
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