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The computer makes a strange or strong fan noise and/or emanates a lot of heat (SVP11, SVP13, SVF13N1, SVF14N1, SVF15N1 series)

The computer makes a strange or strong fan noise and/or emanates a lot of heat (SVP11, SVP13, SVF13N1, SVF14N1, SVF15N1 series)

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Please proceed with the following steps:

While it is normal that the fan runs as much as needed, you may prefer minimizing the noise produced instead of maximizing the available performance.

To ensure that the fan is running as quiet as possible:

Ensure that the latest BIOS version is installed:

  • Go to the Sony support website  for your VAIO model
  • Go to the Downloads section
  • Download and install the latest available BIOS version
  • Change the CPU and Fan strategy to Silence mode

Ensure you are at the Windows 8 Start screen, by pressing the Windows key

  • Press the Assist button, which will start VAIO Care
  • Select Troubleshooting, and then select VAIO Control Center
  • Select Power and Battery, and then from the CPU and Fan options, select Silence mode.

This setting reduces fan noise by restricting performance.

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