Topic Title: APU fan speeds
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Created On: 01/30/2014 02:11 PM
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 01/30/2014 02:11 PM
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shawntron
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i just took my fan off to clean it and the heatsink and when i put it back on and started gaming it got very noisy so i looked into it and at 100% it is at 5000RPM!!!! is that normal? before i cleaned it it would only go up to around 3800rpm



Edited: 01/30/2014 at 09:17 PM by shawntron
 01/30/2014 02:17 PM
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avc dv07020b12u is the fan on it

 01/30/2014 02:25 PM
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it seems to be running normal again now at 3500rpm max but why would it go all the way up to 5000rpm? it sounded like it was going to explode.

 01/30/2014 02:27 PM
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You might not have had good thermal conduction from the APU to the heatsink causing the APU to run hot until the heatsink seated in better.

Did you remove the old TIM and apply new? All you need is a very thin layer of TIM to fill the scratches or low spots in the heatsink and heat spreader surfaces. More TIM is definitely NOT better as TIM is a thermal insulator compared to metal-to-metal contact.



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 01/30/2014 02:49 PM
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i didnot remove the heatsink i only remover the fan off the heatsink

 01/30/2014 03:12 PM
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its going up to 5357rpm at 100% fan speed

 

 01/30/2014 03:20 PM
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it seems to only do it when BF4 (battlefield 4) is running

 

 01/30/2014 03:52 PM
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just replaced thermal compound and still doing it first boot after replacing it fan started at just over 7000RPM!!! so i quickly shut it down and tried again and i came on at 3400RPM but in ASUS fan xpert 2 adjusting the fan to 100% brings it up to 5000RPM

 01/30/2014 06:21 PM
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Maybe moving the heatsink around is enough to cause a thermal issue the first time you boot after working on the HSF. Better the fan speed is too high than too low.  There could always be something flaky in the BIOS too. As long as you can control it with a re-boot you'll know what to watch for when doing future fan cleaning maintenance.



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