1. markreed's Avatar
    I know there's a millions threads on this all over the place, but I just can't find a solution. I've had my sp3 i7 on win 10 for a week now (made all updates on first day) and when i have this plugged into the power cable the fans run full blast all the time no matter what i'm doing, even tho cpu is like 1%. When it's not plugged in it's quiet as a mouse.

    Am I stuck with this?

    thanks
    02-22-2016 01:43 PM
  2. anthonyng's Avatar
    I get a lot of fan on my sp3 still on windows 8.1 when docked, driving 2 24"monitors.

    when alone and plugged in, I still get fans but less

    When unplugged it's pretty silent most of the time I find.
    02-22-2016 01:52 PM
  3. markreed's Avatar
    i'm guessing it's heat of battery then, when charging, I can live with it, but would be nice to find solution, because it's certainly not a quiet fan. When at medium it's ok but most of the time they are on full
    02-22-2016 02:24 PM
  4. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Yes, I'm a fan of the Surface Pro 3. Oh, right, not that kind of fan.

    I only notice mine when running something intensive, like bluestacks. Mine's the i5 though, not the i7. That probably makes a difference.
    02-22-2016 03:27 PM
  5. anthonyng's Avatar
    i'm guessing it's heat of battery then, when charging, I can live with it, but would be nice to find solution, because it's certainly not a quiet fan. When at medium it's ok but most of the time they are on full
    Find a first gen Lenovo Helix, then you'll know what loud means :D
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    02-22-2016 04:03 PM
  6. markreed's Avatar
    is the sp4 any better for this? I do play to upgrade at some point, i was originally going to get s4 but when I saw this at 450 I had to grab it
    02-22-2016 04:04 PM
  7. markreed's Avatar
    I think it's more the fact the sound reminds me of the days before digital when a tv channel was not tuned it
    02-22-2016 04:10 PM
  8. markreed's Avatar
    hey, think I fixed this, just by turning screen brightness down to 75% :D
    02-24-2016 03:35 PM
  9. anthonyng's Avatar
    I think it's more the fact the sound reminds me of the days before digital when a tv channel was not tuned it
    a hushing sound is better than the whiny pitch sound of my first gen lenovo helix :D

    About your screen brightness, I find I'm often at 50% on my SP3
    02-24-2016 11:54 PM
  10. markreed's Avatar
    yes 50% seems to be sweet spot for fan noise, they now only kick in when the cpu/gpu is being used a lot.
    02-25-2016 09:55 AM

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