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#416936 - 26th Jun 2010 4:46pm fan speeds
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Does anyone know if its possible to change the settings of your fan on a laptop,the problem is the fan is taking to long to kick in ive got a tohiba satallite p300 on windows vista

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#416938 - 26th Jun 2010 4:53pm Re: fan speeds [Re: vw_kyle]
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I think you do it in the bios??

When you start the laptop you can press something like F12 (it does say as it's booting) that will allow you to change settings.

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#416941 - 26th Jun 2010 6:05pm Re: fan speeds [Re: Wheels]
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Some laptops do let the processor get quite hot before switching on the fans - this is to extend the time the battery lasts.

I haven't seen a bios setting other than to enable the fan as continuous when on mains power, this doesn't mean that some don't have additional settings.

Why do you think it is coming on too late?
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#416942 - 26th Jun 2010 6:17pm Re: fan speeds [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Because its over heating to f++k, at the moment you could use it has a radiator it gets that hot lol

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#416949 - 26th Jun 2010 9:11pm Re: fan speeds [Re: vw_kyle]
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Rivatuner is one program that you can change fan speeds onces in windows

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#417138 - 28th Jun 2010 5:55pm Re: fan speeds [Re: SilentReader]
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My BIOS has temp settings, for when the fan comes on and also if it overheats, it shuts the computer down (80c+).
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