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Specialist
Posts: 24
Registered: ‎01-31-2013
Message 1 of 18 (5,877 Views)

Sony Vaio VPCSA3SGX - Very Loud Fan??

Hi folks,

 

I just got my new Vaio today but I have noticed that the fan is spinning very loud, even when the laptop is pretty much doing nothing.

 

The vents are not obstructed and it is placed on my office desk.

 

Anyone have one of these laptops and is yours the same?

 

I have an 5 year old Acer and it never spins up like this, even under a heavy enough CPU load.

 

Thanks,

mcquaim

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Registered: ‎11-12-2012
Message 2 of 18 (5,862 Views)

Re: Sony Vaio VPCSA3SGX - Very Loud Fan??

Hello Macartan McQuaid,

Welcome to the Sony Community.

 

Congratulations on your new ownership of the VAIO VPCSA3SGX.  I'm sorry that you are hearing the fan noise.  Please click on link below to update your computer's bios where it can help reducing fan noise.

http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/swu-download.pl?mdl=VPCSA3SGX&upd_id=7728&os_group_id=6

 

Regards,

 

Charlie

 

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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎12-23-2012
Message 3 of 18 (5,856 Views)

Re: Sony Vaio VPCSA3SGX - Very Loud Fan??

Same thing here. I got a new E series 17" vaio laptop with Windows 8. The fan is not terribly loud, but just louder than I would like. It seems like it spins at full speed all the time. Even with simple tasks like internet. I would sent a mail to custommer support. I did, and the more people complain, the more chance they will take it seriously and take action.

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Posts: 24
Registered: ‎01-31-2013
Message 4 of 18 (5,282 Views)

Re: Sony Vaio VPCSA3SGX - Very Loud Fan??

Windows had 4 updates to install this morning and I thought my laptop was about to take off it was so loud, crazy loud.

 

I am on the latest BIOS so that is not the issue.

 

I really am not a fan of this machine, lots of little issues and I don't think it is even as powerful as the specs suggest it should be.

 

Maybe the fan is spinning up really loud due to cheap parts being used? It sounds like a hairdryer when it gets going.

 

It was a toss of a coin to get this laptop or a Macbook Pro, think I choose badly :-(

Specialist
Posts: 24
Registered: ‎01-31-2013
Message 5 of 18 (5,160 Views)

Re: Sony Vaio VPCSA3SGX - Very Loud Fan??

This does not solve the issue as I've said, not sure why it has been marked as such.,
Specialist
Posts: 24
Registered: ‎01-31-2013
Message 6 of 18 (2,879 Views)

Re: Sony Vaio VPCSA3SGX - Very Loud Fan??

I installed Speccy today just to check what temp this Vaio does be at when my fan is running so loud..

 

Anyway, I had 3 Windows updates waiting so I launched Speccy and then started the install. The fan went loud but not as bad as sometimes. The temp though was up at 64c which I thought to be quite high.

 

I then kicked off Oracle VM VirtualBox as I know this puts the fan mental on this Vaio. As usual the fan was like a hairdryer and when I check Speccy the temp on the CPU and Motherboard were reading 82-84c, crazy high values I thought?

 

Would I have a heatsink issue or something like that causing the fan to run so loud trying to cool it down?

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Posts: 1,415
Registered: ‎10-10-2013
Message 7 of 18 (2,869 Views)

Re: Sony Vaio VPCSA3SGX - Very Loud Fan??

Hi there mcquaim,

 

Try this link - Video update. Your video driver may also be responsible for the crazy fan noise and there was a similar issue like this where it's not the motherboard fan causing the loud fan sound. Hope it helps.

Specialist
Posts: 24
Registered: ‎01-31-2013
Message 8 of 18 (2,866 Views)

Re: Sony Vaio VPCSA3SGX - Very Loud Fan??

Thanks, I will install this and see if it helps!

 

It's deffo the fan that is making the noise though as the air flow coming out the back vent is really increased when the noise increases.

 

I will let you know how this goes though, cheers!

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Registered: ‎10-10-2013
Message 9 of 18 (2,866 Views)

Re: Sony Vaio VPCSA3SGX - Very Loud Fan??

Alright, just keep us posted here. By the way, after uninstalling the current one, make sure that you delete the saved driver and then without restarting, install the newer one. Good Luck!

Specialist
Posts: 24
Registered: ‎01-31-2013
Message 10 of 18 (2,863 Views)

Re: Sony Vaio VPCSA3SGX - Very Loud Fan??

No better I'm afraid, CPU temp still up around 80c and fan really loud when running Oracle VM..

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