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    G53sw fan

    If you put your ear up to the left side of the laptop the fan is running very loud. It sounds sort of like a card in a bike tire, just not quite as loud. What could be wrong? I bought this about 3 weeks ago.

    The GPU has also been running 5-10 degrees hotter and the turbo boost gadget on the desktop has been jumping around a lot. Even when nothing is open and it's just sitting idle on the desktop.
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    There my actually be something rubbing against the fan. Look here - http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus...ns-photos.html

    I don't know why your gpu is hotter, but things running in the background will make the Turbo monitor jump around. Perfectly normal.
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    It doesn't sound like something is rubbing. I know that sound lol

    I guess I explained it wrong. It's a weird sound and hard to explain. Maybe a clicking noise?

    It's good to hear that the turbo jumping is normal though. As for the temperatures, it was idling around 42 degrees the first few weeks and the last few days it has been between 48-50. Know of any reason why or if this is a bad thing?
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    You may have too much bloat running in the background though. If you haven't uninstalled any of the Asus apps yet, you may want to reappraise that decision. Lol. I only kept 4. Lol

    Your gpu is hotter at idle?
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    I unistalled all of the ASUS software besides the Power4Gear and the fast boot. Maybe like 1 or 2 others tops.

    And yes, it is running a little hotter idle. About 6-8 degrees.
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    Your house isn't warmer too, is it?

    That increase doesn't seem normal. Your heatsink may be a little loose or the paste job may be ineffective. Or maybe the fan has a problem.

    Can you bring that in for an exchange at your retailer?
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    I got it at Newegg and it hasn't been 30 days so I could RMA. I would rather not though. If it is the heatsink or something wouldn't it just keep getting hotter? It's is just always at 48-50 instead of 42-43. It doesn't ever fluctuate or anything. It's also always about 30 degrees right after I turn it on and it still is. So I don't think it is my house.
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    I would get that exchange. RMA means you send it to the manufacturer and they fix it and you REALLY don't want to do that.
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    So if I send it back to Newegg and they will exchange it? How do I go about that? You really think it is absolutely necessary to get an exchange?
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    Well, its hotter for no reason. And its making a noise. It has to be fixed either by you or by Asus. And Asus RMA is like "a box of chocolates"; you never know what you're gonna get. So yes I would exchange it.
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