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Caesah
09-29-2011, 06:51 PM
I recently picked up a g74sx-3de. Ive been using it for about a week now. A few days ago i noticed a slight whirring sound coming from the fans. It changes pitch every second up and down while idling. Its Really starting to bother me cause i know its there. Could i have a faulty fan or is this normal? Wondering if someone could shed some insight on what info i have given.

JRd1st
09-29-2011, 06:56 PM
You sure it's a fan? Is there a disc in your ODD?

Caesah
09-29-2011, 07:07 PM
Im sure its the cpu+gpu fan. im running crysis 2 right now and the sound is more pronounced. Ive been reading up on dissasembly but dont know what to do when i get to the fans. I lift the laptop up and i move my ear under the case where the fans are located. Its like a zzzzzzzzzz, very noticable.

JRd1st
09-29-2011, 07:14 PM
Well, if you disassemble it to the point you can take out your fan, you may void your warranty.

That sound is like the fan is rubbing against something. At this point, I'd say either try to exchange it or set up an RMA so you can hopefully get it fixed. But I'm not sure they consider a whirring fan a problem.

Caesah
09-29-2011, 07:19 PM
yah that sucks, how quiet is your g74 idle? i read about how whisper quiet it is, mine is not ;\ Although it does run at 54c under a heavy load ;] I live in alaska so rma is pretty gay. especialy after i dropped an ssd in ;/

xeromist
09-29-2011, 07:19 PM
What you're describing doesn't really sound normal. You should hear them spin up and down according to load but I don't think it should be "whirring". Perhaps you got a fan with a bad bearing?

I don't think I'd jump to disassembly. If you have a problem with a recent purchase you should RMA. That's what the warranty is for.

JRd1st
09-29-2011, 07:24 PM
yah that sucks, how quiet is your g74 idle? i read about how whisper quiet it is, mine is not ;\ Although it does run at 54c under a heavy load ;]

Mine is certainly quiet enough that it doesn't bother me even if I'm not listening to any media or games. Even under load it's no place near annoying.

grungeboy2
09-29-2011, 10:28 PM
sounds like a bad bearing in the fan.

JRd1st
09-29-2011, 11:11 PM
I live in alaska so rma is pretty gay. ;/

Wow man, that sucks. Could be worse though, you could be in Afghanistan. ;)

Let us know what happens, and good luck!

grungeboy2
09-30-2011, 01:06 AM
did you order it online or get it through a local vendor?

Caesah
09-30-2011, 01:19 AM
I picked it up online, its gonna be a few weeks before i can send it in as well. I have to fly to work to an oilfield past the arctic circle. Dont know the arctic circle? Put your finger on the top of the globe looking thingy. So technically it could be considered worse than afhganistan and just as hostile as max temp where i stay was 117d below zero at one point. Keeps meh laptop cool even if my fan completely dies =D

grungeboy2
09-30-2011, 01:39 AM
meh, in 20 years it'll all be gone anyway.

if this was a case where it wasn't under warranty, i'd say fix it. being a new laptop, under warranty, let them fix it. use it till you can send it in. it'll probably be fine. i've had junky old desktops that had bad fans, they'd usually quiet down a bit once they warmed up, sometimes they'd need a little tap.

Caesah
10-27-2011, 12:40 PM
A month has gone by since my post. I decided not to rma my machine. Left it on for a week or so. Sound has gone away, yay :) after squashing the laptops other quirks I am quite pleased with it. GG Asus.