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I own a sony vaio and the fan runs hard all the time is there something wrong with it?

It's fairly new (about 6/8 months),. Before we brought it home we asked them to "set it up" with all the bells and whistles. I don't think they did anything! It runs frantically. We don't play games (solitaire o.k.) and use it for work only! Is there any way we can stop it from "panting" so much and overheating (yes, hard surface, yes well ventilated.)

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its a sensor issue. Quite common issue with laptops and macs for that instance.

All imacs "you know the screen all integreated computer". They use laptops components.

Thats why comparing a Imac or a Macbook pro to a Desktop pc. The desktop pc seem so lightning fast compared to the mac.

Asside from that. Every computers that use micro sensors to detect heat and control fan speed can get faulty.



1: try updating your bios. It might get rid of the issue.

2: Try updating you graphic drivers.

3: If the issue persist. Contact sony and send your laptop for repair.

Note that fans running full speed all the time is not considered as a normal computer behavior!

Do you use the DVD drive on your laptop? if not you can ask sony while repairing the computer to simply disconnect it from the PCB.But leave it there.

By doing so. The motherboard won't see any DVD drive and won't ask the battry more juice just in case that DVD drive need juice.

Not using it doesn't make the battery last less longer. But Disconecting it really does a BIG difference. Especialy if your using 17" models of laptops.

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he hasnt said weather it is laptop or desktop?
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its a viao
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vaio are only in laptops
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no they are not! they made desktops dude i have owned one.
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Alright this is bright new! Still The hardware in this is laptop components!

Desktop computers hardware refers to Towers independant of the screen!

This viao is basicly a laptop with a 22" screen slabed on it! I would not be The build is on the same logic as imac's. And i worked on imac's.
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i agree though if its a laptop should be no sound from the fan but desktop will run most of the time and can be noisy. but i promise you that vaio been making desktops for quite some time.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VAIO since the 1980s lol
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im sorry if seemed rude or offensive. i kind of give that to other people as first impression! probably why i have difficulty keeping a job.

If my boss is an @$$ il tell him! I just can't play sit with those people!
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Thank you samuel 12 and David Lingard You know much more about computers than I. I've taken all your information and printed it! Please know you have helped emensely. You both are wonderfully smart and I appreciate your knowledge and time to help me and my computer! Have a super great Week ahead! Thanks again!
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sony is made to last so the fan will run hard to keep everything from overheating, i have an emachine and it is the same i think most desktops are like this.

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... No good logic thought but no!

I am a hardware specialist and EVERY hardware has sensors for temperature monitoring + fan control.

Unless your fans are directly connected to the power supply unit instead of being connected to the hardware pcb!
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the first phrase will confuse you. my bad.

its. Good logic but no!
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mine may be directly connect to power supply, it stays on all the time but have alot of upgrades for music production, but i had a vaio desktop and it was also on quite often and loud but was quite old
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David Lingard and samuel, thank you so very much for your input and knowledge. My laptop, (sorry I didn't clarify this earlier, ... I didn't know there was a desktop) anyway, my laptop and I do thank you! You both are very intellegent and I appreciate you taking the time to help me and my computer out! Take Care and have a great week! :) :) !
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A lot of times you can change fan settings in the BIOS settings. When the computer is starting up, it will probably tell you what button to press to get to these settings (usually escape, f1, or f12). I was able to change my fan settings on my HP G72, and I hope you can too. Just remember to only change what you are sure about because you don't want to end up messing something up. I hope this helped. Also, if you got it at best buy, the employees there would be more than happy to help you

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thank you for giving me another alternative and good thoughts for my overly exciteable computer! I do apprecitate it. I don't know why it does this, but I'm glad you understand and thank you for you advice! Have a great week and happy computing! :)
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