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Why does my CPU fan race when running videos or virtual machines?

Why does my CPU fan race when running videos or virtual machines?

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Guest [Entry]

"I'd have a go with Speedfan to see if the fan speed has anything to do with the temperature of the CPU. If your CPU is getting too hot, then it's natural for the fan speed to increase.

If so, then getting a new high performance or low noise fan might be your best option.

If you're feeling adventurous, you could also give your fan's bearings an oiling, although that's a slightly harder option."
Guest [Entry]

Update the BIOS on your motherboard if possible, it may simply be that there's an error in the code for controlling the fan depending on temperature.