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Laptop released in 2019 by Acer, Acer Nitro 5 includes 8 GB RAM (expandable up to 32 GB with the proper hardware) and red backlit keyboard.

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Why is my fan so loud?

My fan is SUPER loud, because its always running as high as it can … I can adjust the cool boost, the CPU and the GPU individually, and nothing makes a difference. I also run my laptop with a fan pad underneath and it doesnt matter. Its not overheating or anything ….. just acts like it is. And it doesnt matter where the CPU is running at … everything is smooth and running as it should, with all games cranked and all …… the noise has me in tears some nights because I cant hear people over discord comfortably. Please help me! My last Nitro 5 was SO quiet, and this stupid new condensed model is driving me nuts

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Have you tried to adjust the fan control to auto or custom? Try having CoolBoost off and adjust to a lower manual fan control.

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I had the same problem. Bought a tube of Computer-Lube and had a closer look. Adding 3 drops of lubricant reduced the noise slightly, but not as much as I hoped for. Removed the 4 teeny-tiny screws that hold the loud fan housing against the moving part of the fan. This does not make the cover fall off because of the routing ribbons that move air from the air intake vents. No more noise after that. I got lucky.

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Gaming laptops tend to be loud by nature due to the higher TDP CPUs and high end GPUs - there is no way around it unless you split the load with dual fans. Acer does use dual fans, but they don’t dedicate one fan to the CPU and one for the GPU, so they run into the same issue as you do with one fan.

What can sometimes be done to help the situation is to use a quality thermal paste like Artic MX-4, but if you just got the laptop brand new and nobody else has used it, it’s not something you should really do until the 3-4 year mark unless you have issues within the first 1-2 years with the laptop. The only time you mess with it right away (or after the return period) is if you bought the laptop used and do not know if it’s been done, and you want to be sure.

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clean your acer nitro 5 fans, it will be so good. I once had that problem and after I clean my fans from all dusts ; it becomes super quiet.

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I have Acer Nitro 5 AN515-53-52FA and one of the fans was making horrible noise. Using the NitroSense app I determined it was a problem with the GPU fan. I opened the case, sure enough it was very dirty. But cleaning it did not resolve the noise problem. I took a chance and decided to disconnect the GPU fan. It worked out beautifully, the CPU fan is sufficient to keep the laptop cool and quiet. Temperature stays about 72c on CPU and 46c on GPU. However please do not disconnect both fans, I tried it briefly and the CPU will overheat and shutdown.

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This particular model as well as some of the Others in this line up choose to omit a heatsink on the IC that controls the Fans. The Temp on that Chip controls the fans as well. When a certain temp is met it ramps the fans to 100%. Even when directly writing to the addresses on the IC it overrides it to whatever it wants when it wants. It's a baked in function that cannot be disabled afaik. The solution is to get cooling to it. You can either scrap off part of the heatsink coating and epoxy a short heatpipe bent to shape or use adhere a copper shim to bridge to the heatsink. a tiny heatsink added to the die will not work unless you have a fan pointed at it. I ended up using KPx, a copper Shim, some heat pads and thermal adhesive on mine to mostly solve the issue. it still occasionally hits that threshold.

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My Nitro 5 had the same issue. Bought a powerful laptop cooling fan, but noise was just as bad. Bought a small bottle of Compu-Lube lightweight lubricant. Added 3 drops to moving fan, but not much better. Then I got lucky. I removed the four teeny-tiny screws that hold the fan cover tightly against the moving part of the fan (photo provided). This did not make the cover fall off, because the routing tape that brings cool air in through the vents holds it down just fine. Removing those 4 screws did the trick, fans are whisper quiet now. I still hear them, but no more buzzsaw noise.

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Where's my photo. Uploaded a .tiff file, not showing.

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