This is a very common problem with laptops, when the fans are not working or spinning. The solution to this problem is quite simple and you can fix it by just following the steps below.
Do you have your laptop on a soft surface like bed sheets or pillow? If yes then move it as this might be causing the problem. Now turn off your laptop and then turn it back on again. Then check if all fans started spinning or not. If any fan still not working then continue reading this article till end to find out how you can fix GPU fan not spinning in Dell laptop with help of some simple steps and tricks.
How to fix Gpu fans not spinning?
Now let’s see what might be causing this issue:
Find the cause of GPU fans not spinning
If your GPU fans are not spinning, it’s most likely because of one of the following:
- The GPU temperature is too high. If you see that your graphics card is too hot to touch, it could mean that the fans are currently disabled (or broken). Check on your computer’s desktop or in your task bar for a utility program called “RivaTuner.” This will show you the current temps of all components, including GPUs and CPUs. If the card is really hot then there may be some dust buildup inside your case which will need cleaning out first before proceeding further down this page.
- The GPU has been overclocked beyond its optimal settings and/or programmed incorrectly to begin with by an inexperienced user who did not know what they were doing when setting up their PC for gaming purposes; should this happen then it may be best just uninstalling everything related to overclocking so as not risk damaging anything else on board like other components such as memory chipsets etcetera., especially since many newer cards come pre-programmed with factory settings already installed onto them by default anyway meaning there isn’t much work involved anyway unless someone wants something extra special like higher clock speeds than what was originally possible at launch time with these devices (which usually does not produce good results either so don’t do this!)
It’s possible that the fan has failed
If the fan is not spinning, it could be because the GPU is overheating. This can be due to a number of factors, including:
- The fan may have failed. Check that it’s connected properly and hasn’t been damaged. It’s also possible for dust buildup or fur in your computer case to block airflow from reaching the fan. Ensure that no cables are blocking air flow near the GPU fan and that all other fans are working correctly too. If you’re confident in your hardware skills, go ahead and replace it!
- Your computer may have shut down automatically because of overheating issues; this will usually result in an error message on startup which tells you how long ago your PC shut down unexpectedly (such as “Overheating detected 7 minutes ago”). If this happens frequently when playing games or performing other high-intensity tasks such as video editing or 3D modeling, it might be worth upgrading your cooling system (see next section).
Check if the fan is dusty
If you see that the fan is not spinning, there may be dust on the computer case, graphics card or heat sink.
You can clean your computer’s case by using a compressed air duster and push it gently into all corners of the case from top to bottom and left to right. This will also blow away any other particles that might be stuck in between components inside your rig’s chassis.
You need to use a soft cloth to wipe off any excess dirt or dust from parts such as fans and heatsinks while they are removed from their respective devices.
Auto fan speed mode is enabled
If you’re experiencing issues with your GPU fans not spinning, one of the first things to check is whether or not Auto fan speed mode is enabled. This is a setting that you can find in the settings menu of your PC and it allows Windows to control the speed and noise level of your graphics card depending on how hot it gets. If you see this option active, disable it by going into Power Options > Advanced Settings > change plan settings > Change advanced power settings. From there, scroll down until you see:
- Processor power management policy – Maximum processor state (performance)
- Thermal configuration policy – Cooling Policy (min/max)
The GPU fan is loose
Make sure that the GPU fan is not loose. If it is, reattach it to its mount on the motherboard with a screwdriver or hex wrench.
Check for any bent pins in the connector going into your GPU, then straighten them out with a pair of needle-nose pliers if you did indeed find some bent pins.
Check for damage to any of your other components as well, particularly around where power cables run from one component to another. Any frayed wires or loose components could be causing issues with ground loops and voltage drops that could result in overheating problems like this one!
If none of these solutions work, take apart your hardware and remove dust buildup by cleaning all fans using compressed air duster spray (the kind used for cleaning electronics).
The good news is that a GPU fan can be repaired or replaced
The good news is that a GPU fan can be repaired or replaced. This article will explain how to do so.
First, check the GPU fan for looseness. If it spins freely without any binding or resistance, then you don’t have a problem with the fan and all is fine. If your GPU fan does not spin freely and has problems spinning up to speed when powered on, then it’s possible that either some debris is stuck between the blades of the fan or in its bearings (which would need to be cleaned out) — this can usually be fixed by opening up your computer case, removing the graphics card from its slot and gently tapping around these areas until nothing comes loose or falls out. If nothing comes loose after trying this method several times, then it’s time for repairs!
After reading this article, you should be able to fix your GPU fan. If the GPU runs hot and fans are spinning slowly, it’s likely that dust has clogged up the fan blades. You can clean off the dust using a can of compressed air or by blowing on them with your mouth. If the problem persists, then perhaps it’s time to replace your GPU fans with new ones – but only if it’s under warranty!