How can I test my CPU fan?

How can I test my CPU fan?

Testing an Installed Fan

  1. Download and install SpeedFan.
  2. Launch SpeedFan and wait a few minutes for it to retrieve data.
  3. Examine the information presented in the main program window.
  4. Check the RPM data for your CPU fan and compare it with the normal RPM range listed in the manual or specifications sheet for it.

How do I trigger my CPU fan?

How to Manually Power on CPU Fans

  1. Start or restart your computer.
  2. Enter the BIOS menu by pressing and holding down the appropriate key while your computer is starting up.
  3. Locate the “Fan Settings” section.
  4. Look for the “Smart Fan” option and select it.
  5. Select “Save Settings and Exit.”

How do I test my CPU fan on my laptop?

Turn your computer on. Depending on the type of laptop, you should be able to tell where a cooling fan is located and where it blows the hot air out. Place your ear up to that point in the body of your laptop and listen for a fan. If it is running, you should be able to hear it.

How long should a CPU fan last?

A good fan should last 5-6 years without incident, the cooler should last hundreds.

How do I fix my CPU fan not spinning?

  1. Restart your computer. As simple as it sounds, restarting your computer might be the fix for your issue.
  2. Clean your fan. Cleaning your fan is not an easy task if you haven’t done it before.
  3. Repair or replace your power supply unit.
  4. Replace your fan and motherboard.
  5. Reset or flash your BIOS.

How can I test my HP laptop fan?

Checking the Fan

  1. Turn on your Pavilion and close the display panel.
  2. Flip your laptop upside-down and place it on a clean, flat surface.
  3. Shine a flashlight into the vent on the bottom of the computer and look to see if the cooling fan is spinning.