Do you do heavy tasks, such as editing photos or videos, creating 3D designs, or playing games on your MSI laptop? In this case, you are asking a lot from the laptop.
The fans have to work harder when your laptop heats up, hence the noise. So, if you recently noticed that the cooling system of your MSI laptop is making a lot of noise, we will explain to you the steps and methods you can use to fix it.
/How to make MSI laptop quieter
The fans are most likely the reason your MSI laptops go haywire. Thankfully, MSI laptops allow direct fan speed control, either by taking advantage of third-party programs like SpeedFan, an option in the BIOS, or using a program provided by the manufacturer itself, i.e., the MSI Center or the Dragon Center software. So, first, we’ll see how to reduce the fan noise by using the MSI Dragon Center.
- In Dragon Center, go to the fan control panel > Startup tab > Performance > Profile 1 or 2
- Click Pump Fan, CPU Fan, or the SYS Fan Settings
- Look for the four dots in the control panel.
- Drag and adjust the Smart Speed parameters, and the fan speed will change along with the speed curve.
You can also make your laptop quieter by installing the MSI Center program on the MSI laptop. You can adjust settings that optimize performance in this program.
- First, download the MSI Center app on the MSI website or Microsoft Store.
- Install and start the program.
- Next, click on the symbol with the four squares at the top right of the application.
- Scroll down and install “User scenario.”
- Scroll up and click on “Open” in “User scenario.”
- Select the “Balanced” profile for regular use and the “Silent” profile if you use the laptop more intensely. Now you’ll notice that the fans are not as noisy as before.
Tips to ensure a quieter laptop
When a laptop is said to be noisy, that source is usually from the fans or drives. So, our focus on hardware solutions will be on these components. Then, we will explain the solutions that have to do with the laptop hardware since we’ve discussed the software solutions in the earlier part of the article.
Keep cooling as much as possible
Always ensure the cooling of the laptop as much as possible. We are talking about something as simple as lifting it slightly from the table by putting an object like a book that raises it on its back. This can get the hot air trapped in it out of the equipment.
Clean the dust inside
As already mentioned, poor cooling is the chief cause of a laptop making a lot of noise. If your laptop fan vents haven’t been cleaned for a long time, you must do it.
The small cooling holes will eventually be blocked by dust. So, after 2 or 3 years without cleaning, this can obstruct the cooling system. So, if the fans cannot get the heat out as they should, they’ll have to double their efforts to force the heat out, therefore increasing the noise noticeably.
You can also clean the laptop from the outside by using a vacuum or just a toothbrush. However, if you have a dense layer of dust on the radiator, this would be very difficult to remove from the grille. It requires direct access, possibly by disassembling the system and removing it with a brush.
Forget mechanical HDD drives
If you have an HDD on your computer, replace it with an SSD. Mechanical hard drives (HDD) are hardly used in today’s laptops due to their immense slowness and cheaper SSDs, which are more in demand. But switching to an SSD reduces noise. HDDs have rotating parts that produce a considerable amount of noise. So if you replace an HDD with an SSD, you will get a smoother and quieter system.
How do I know if I have an HDD? Its noise always tells it off. If the computer is left to sleep, it usually operates with great force as soon as you log back in and open the file explorer. It can also vibrate.
Don’t rule out fan defects
The last thing we want to comment on about hardware issues is that we must also assess the possibility that the fan is broken. When this happens, your engine starts to make a lot of noise for no reason. When using CPU-intensive programs, you will notice how this strange noise becomes more and more noticeable.
If you can diagnose that the fans are defective, you’ll have no choice but to replace them.
Unfortunately, this process can be tedious and may require removing the entire motherboard from the laptop (depending on the case). Here the important thing is to identify the model of the fan that is used and buy a compatible spare part.
Ensure nothing is hogging your CPU or GPU
Ensure that there is no background process from any program that may be consuming the CPU or GPU constantly, causing the load to increase and, therefore, the laptop’s noise. If you weren’t noticing a lot of noise before and suddenly your computer has started doing it incessantly, that may be the reason.
To see programs running in the background, click on the Windows key, type or search for the Task Manager and stop any other program, you may not know is running.
The process causing the problem may be the web browser itself. For example, you may have a tab consuming excessively ( i.e., cryptocurrency miners on the web or poor site programming). Close each tab one by one until you see that the problem resolves.
A laptop that makes a lot of noise is a great nightmare for millions of folks whose productivity is immensely affected by this annoying circumstance. In this article, we have reviewed some of the most common and effective methods to reduce the noise generated by an MSI laptop. We hope you’ll be able to resolve the noise issue with the procedures and tips provided.