[svlug] Weird fan sounds
bill at wards.net
Sat Aug 20 15:44:10 PDT 2011
I don't know if it's even possible to replace the fan, this is just a cheapo
E-Machines PC not one I assembled from parts...
On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 3:29 PM, John Sokol <john.sokol at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have to go with Jesse on this and think you should make sure it's not a
> hardware issue before trying to play with the OS and software.
> I can't even count how many times I've seen fans go weird, running slow,
> squeaking, buzzing, whirring, speeding up and slowing down. It's always been
> the hardware.
> Usually if I deliberately run something cpu intensive for a minute or so,
> then I will hear the fan kick up. You could do such a test,
> There are a number of Windows apps that will show cpu temperatures and
> allow you to generate loads on the cpu.
> In your case you can just generate a load and see how the fan reacts,. I
> know there's a linux module to read fan speeds temps etc. too. forget the
> name now.
> On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Bill Ward <bill at wards.net> wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 2:38 PM, Don Marti <dmarti at zgp.org> wrote:
>>> begin Bill Ward quotation of Sat, Aug 20, 2011 at 01:42:30PM -0700:
>>> > I have an Ubuntu Linux PC in my living room that seems to be running
>>> > fine, except for one thing - strange fan noises. Every couple of
>>> seconds it
>>> > does a little "vroom" noise, then stops immediately, repeating
>>> > Nothing in the log files indicates anything is awry.
>>> Just a guess, but couple of seconds -- something like
>>> five seconds? Or whatever is in
>> My sysadmin-fu halted when I switched to programming for a day job ... I
>> could administer a SunOS 4.x machine just fine, but /proc is a newer
>> innovation that I've never really grokked.
>> I haven't timed it, but I will check that "file" and time it.
>>> Are you running with any encrypted partitions?
>>> That can make writing out the page cache more
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