How to Change Fan Speeds

For some time now, your computer's fans have been noisy even when the system isn't doing particularly strenuous tasks. Eager to find a solution, you then rushed to the web looking for some tips on how to change the fan speed and you're done here, on this tutorial of mine.

How do you say? This is exactly how things are and would you like to know if I can help you or not? Of course yes, God forbid! If you dedicate a few minutes of your free time to me, I can in fact provide you with all the information you need on what to do. Before getting to the heart of the topic, however, it will be my concern to warn you of any risks that may arise from the implementation of this practice and I will also advise you on any alternative solutions useful to prevent your PC from getting too hot (and therefore, run the fans too often).

Then? Are you ready? Yup? Great. I suggest we do not delay any longer and start immediately to get busy. So, position yourself comfortably in front of your trusted computer and start focusing on the information you find right below. I sincerely hope that, in the end, you can feel very happy and satisfied with what you have learned.

Preliminary Information

As I told you at the beginning of the guide, before explaining how it is possible change the fan speed of the computer, it is my duty to warn you of any difficulties that may arise from implementing such a procedure.

As useful as it may be in certain circumstances, adjusting the speed of the fans could in fact cause serious ones damage to internal computer components, especially if you don't know where to put your hands! In fact, decreasing the fan speed too much can lead to a processor overheating and therefore to its potential damage.

By virtue of this, I suggest that you make all the necessary assessments before proceeding with the implementation of the practices described in the following lines and, above all, to try in advance to cool your computer in a different way. Especially, I recommend you try remove any dust and dirt which, over time, builds up on the fans and can cause the computer to overheat and suddenly shut down. For more information on what to do, refer to my guides on how to cool your PC and how to cool your notebook.

In the specific case of laptops, moreover, you can try to cope with excessive use of the fans by purchasing one cooling base, like the one you can find in most electronics stores, both physical and online. Their price is usually quite low and is around 20 euros.