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dzik
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎07-10-2013
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Vaio Pro loud fan

I bought pro 13. Excellent laptop, but there is a typical "vaio" issue: blowing cold air.

 

Fan runs always, but when CPU temperature exceds 50C fan is working loud, like CD in 50x drive.

Maximum CPU temperature is 65C. Forgot about working in silent at night.

 

Computer has benn changed at store, but new have this same issue. Setting in Vaio Center at "silent".

 

Please, fix it. It's not the first time with fan issue in vaio.

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RichO
Posts: 783
Registered: ‎05-23-2013

Re: Vaio Pro loud fan

Please provide the model number of your VAIO computer.

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dzik
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎07-10-2013

Re: Vaio Pro loud fan

The model number is: SVP1321L1EBI

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Groovin'
maddi
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-16-2013

Re: Vaio Pro loud fan

I have the same problem with my recently bought vaio pro 13 (SVP1321C5E).The problem seems to be with the internal acpi table of the uefi.

As soon as the on-chip Intel 4400 graphic temperature reaches 50*C or above, the fan kicks in although the cpu temperature is at 30-35°C. The gpu sensor seems to be handled exactly as a cpu sensor, but since gpu's are normally hotter, it really affects the fan noise pretty hard.

 

A possible solution:

 

give us the possiblity to change the lower and upper limit of the gpu sensor on which the fan kicks in.

Given the price segment for this notebook, it should be at least silent while surfing or watching a youtube video.

 

Normally, issues like this should be fixed BEFORE a notebook hits the market...

 

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RichO
Posts: 783
Registered: ‎05-23-2013

Re: Vaio Pro loud fan

Im sorry to hear about the issue on your VAIO computer. You may check the support for your UK VAIO computer here http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/contacts.  The drivers and software can be downloaded here http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/hub/NOTEBOOK#SVP.

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Groovin'
maddi
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-16-2013

Re: Vaio Pro loud fan

Well, contacting the support doesn't change a thing since the notebook itself works fine. An uefi update is not available for now, so the fan issue exists on all Pro 13 since the fan control is really poor.  

We are not the only ones noticing the loud fan noise (see http://forum.notebookreview.com/sony-owners-lounge-forum/720737-official-vaio-pro-13-owners-lounge-s... ). 

 

Please give this information to the development-team so the can tweak the fan control in a way, that costumers of Sony are satisfied with the products!

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RichO
Posts: 783
Registered: ‎05-23-2013

Re: Vaio Pro loud fan

Thanks for the feeback. This forum caters US and Canadian model.  I suggest you contact the support from your region.  http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/contacts/vaio

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mandersen
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎07-22-2013

Re: Vaio Pro loud fan

Can Sony please give a BIOS update that allows the temperature to become higher than what is the case now, before the fan kicks in? So many users are complaining about fan noise even when the machine is running at a low temperature (about 50C). Is it possible for Sony to give a BIOS update which makes the fan kick in at a higher temperature?

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dzik
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎07-10-2013

Re: Vaio Pro loud fan

This is not only noise issue, cpu frequency is reduced after about 20s of load, gpu needs only 9 seconds to reduce frequency by 50%. In summary available speed is much reduced.

Older MBA with I5 3427U and Intel 4000 is faster than vaio pro, and of course much quieter.

I've returned my pro and i'm looking for another computer.

Sony has lost many customers because of this vaio pro......

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Groovin'
guilamu
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎07-25-2013

Re: Vaio Pro loud fan

Okay, so as we all know Sony will NOT make any BIOS update to fix this ultra noisy fan.

 

Now we can count only on oursleves and a solution is being work on here, we need your help guys!

 

http://forum.notebookreview.com/sony/726361-vaio-pro-13-quest-silence-thread-new-post.html

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