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Re: any thoughts on why cooling fan keeps spinning up and down?



On Sun, 5 Jul 2009, Robert L Cochran wrote:

... snip ...

> I'll look into this, thanks. On the other hand I've opened up enough
> system cases (including laptops) and cleaned more than enough dust
> bunnies or coffee spills to realize fan speeds can have very
> physical causes indeed. Don't think of the fan as "just" controlled
> by operating system software. There is usually a physical reason why
> the speed varies and that ought to be the first thing to check
> before suspecting the operating system.

  this behaviour has been there since day one of installing f11 beta
on this laptop, when it was new out of the box.

rday
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