Processor Fan Revving Problem

Jump to solution

Hi All,

I have a Dell Inspiron 580 and the processor fan is revving up every 13 seconds or so.  It's running the whole time, but then speeds up.  Here's a video of it

Any suggestions? Thanks!

17 Replies
RoHe
Diamond

RE: Processor Fan Revving Problem

Jump to solution

Recent problem?

Seems to be others reporting same thing in last week, with other PC models, here, here.

I'm starting to wonder if one of last week's MS updates is causing this...??

Ron

Forum Member since 2004
I am not a Dell employee

0 Kudos

RE: Processor Fan Revving Problem

Jump to solution

Yes, just started a couple days ago

0 Kudos
RoHe
Diamond

RE: Processor Fan Revving Problem

Jump to solution

Check out the links I added to my previous post.

Makes me wonder if an MS update has something to do with this. I pinged my Dell Tech contacts to see if they can figure out what's going on...

Ron

Forum Member since 2004
I am not a Dell employee

0 Kudos

RE: Processor Fan Revving Problem

Jump to solution

Great, thanks for the heads up.  I guess I'll wait and see!

0 Kudos
Highlighted
RoHe
Diamond

RE: Processor Fan Revving Problem

Jump to solution

Read this. It's a Dell SupportAssist issue, not MS update issue.

Ron

Forum Member since 2004
I am not a Dell employee

0 Kudos
DukesterTX
Copper

RE: Processor Fan Revving Problem

Jump to solution

Ditto everything same problem, and kludged it to run at 65% with Open Hardware Monitor, but does that really SOLVE the problem?

The clink about it being a Dell SupportAssist issue repeatedly tells me "Access Denied," I "don't have permission" to view that item. Have disabled it and Dell DataVault in Services, per message in another of several threads on this.

Is 65% going to be satisfactory, do you think? Speedfan v4.41 (old?) tells me that Temp1 is 127C (261F), but not what Temp1 is.

0 Kudos
RoHe
Diamond

RE: Processor Fan Revving Problem

Jump to solution

The link was removed after I posted it here. I've asked Dell for clarification why it was taken down. Guess we have to wait until they respond...

127ºC seems to be high so watch for signs of overheating. That said, I don't necessarily always believe the temps SpeedFan shows. It says one of the hard drives in my laptop running Win 8.1 is over 1 MILLION degrees C.  It's warm here but not that warm.   

Ron

Forum Member since 2004
I am not a Dell employee

0 Kudos
kmacker
Copper

RE: Processor Fan Revving Problem

Jump to solution

I have same issue here in a 580s. Never had the fans rev up before the last 10 days or so. Happens when watching video here too. 

I even pulled the fan and heatsink and cleaned and reseated with Arctic Silver 5 paste and still had the surging issue. Have deleted Dell Support Assist for now. We'll see how things go and let you know.

It is interesting after all this time that I had a prompt from Dell Support Assist popup and it updated. The problem occurred after that update and look to see what was going on here.

0 Kudos
RoHe
Diamond

RE: Processor Fan Revving Problem

Jump to solution

You can try disabling Dell Data Vault Services and Dell SupportAssist by unchecking their boxes on Startup tab in msconfig or on Startup tab in Task Manager, depending on version of Windows.

Reboot afterwards, and ignore the message, if you get one, about Selective Startup.

Ron

Forum Member since 2004
I am not a Dell employee

0 Kudos