Solved fan noise on sony VPCEB3JOE

May 17, 2011 at 14:30:49
Specs: Windows 7
I've had my Sony VAIO VPCEB3JOE for 3 months now and in the last few days the noise fron the fan has radically increased - the only thing I can think of that may have contributed to this is that I've been playing pool online regularly over the last few weeks, but, that said, I'm pretty clueless when it comes to computers!!

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#1
May 17, 2011 at 15:06:43
Is the noise generally increased or is it only, when playing e.g. the pool online?

The fan is well-regulated, which means, the more the computer is utilized, the faster the fan runs and therefore, the more noise you hear from the fan.

What happens, when you're working with your computer in a normal way? Let's say, you browse the internet, do create some word documents or something like that.

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#2
May 18, 2011 at 09:05:25
paulsep, thanks!

If I boot up then it runs ok for a while for general surfing, mainly text based pages, but then if I play some eg youtube footage or play pool the noise increases and stays high after I've closed those windows.

A previous laptop (Toshiba, not sure which model) suffered from a permanent fan noise issue but only after at least two years, and this was solved when the fan inlet was cleared of fluff, but I can't think that this new laptop would be affected in that way this quickly.

thanks
Richard


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#3
May 18, 2011 at 09:25:42
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I think, this has to do with online games, which uses flash plugin.

You can play videos without any problem but when playing online games (not all online games), you might run into high cpu utilization.

Maybe the games are not really well programmed.
So it's not a laptop fault, but a program fault.

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#4
May 18, 2011 at 09:34:09
paulsep, many thanks for the reply! So my best policy would be to avoid such things if I want to keep the noise to a minimum, would it?

thanks again
Richard


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#5
May 18, 2011 at 09:42:37
Yepp.
Maybe it's a question of time, that they might update their online game, so that it works normally.

Paul

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#6
May 18, 2011 at 11:30:52
thanks, paulsep!

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#7
May 18, 2011 at 11:58:10
That said, the laptop's now been on for 2hrs or so and is doing it again despite me not having played pool/been on youtube/played any flash-type content . . . . .

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#8
May 18, 2011 at 14:52:12
There are alot of programs running in background, see the taskmanager.

There are also alot of programs, that do start an autoupdater, or do start itself automatically at windows startup, Toolbars a.s.o.

You should check your startup folder and the registry autorun, which can be done by clicking Start / Run and typing msconfig.

Check, what is needed and what is not.

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