Undesired fan noises on Inspiron/XPS Notebook/Vostro Notebook/Mobile Precision/Latitude systems

Undesired fan noises on Inspiron/XPS Notebook/Vostro Notebook/Mobile Precision/Latitude systems


Sometimes fan noise under normal usage on Inspiron/XPS Notebook/Vostro Notebook/Mobile Precision/Latitude systems can appear high.



You can install Dell Power Manager Service (DPM) 3.0 to improve fix the fan noise problem. Below are the detailed steps

  1. Open Settings from start menu, and then click Apps.
  2. Check in Apps & features to see if your system pre-installed "Dell Power Manager Service". Refer to Pic-1

Check in Apps & features to see if your system pre-installed "Dell Power Manager Service"
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If your system has pre-installed "Dell Power Manager Service", please skip to step 5. If not, please continue next steps.

  1. Go to Dell Drivers and Downloads to download DPM 3.0 service application.

Input "Dell Power Manager" key words to search application and download "Dell Power Manager Service".

  1. Install DPM Service application following the installation wizard steps.
Note: If you haven't previously installed "Dell Power Manager", the installation wizard will inform you to install this. Click the OK button to continue to install the DPM Service. Refer to Pic-2

If you haven't previously installed "Dell Power Manager", the installation wizard will inform you to install this.

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  1. After DPM Service installed, open Windows Store application and search "Dell Power Manager", and then click Get button to install. Refer to Pic-3

open Windows Store application and search "Dell Power Manager"

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  1. Launch "Dell Power Manager", and then click "Thermal Management" in left pane.
  2. It will show 4 thermal settings where you can select your preference. (The default setting from factory is "Optimized" which balances performance ,noise and temperature.) We suggest to select "Quiet" setting with cooling fan and processor speeds are lowered to reduce fan noise. This configuration may also reduce system performance and raise system surface temperature. Refer to Pic-4

4 thermal settings

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Article ID: SLN309579

Last Date Modified: 09/14/2019 09:54 AM


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