Razer rolls out fix for excessive fan noise on late-2016 Blade 14

Razer Blade 14
Razer Blade 14 (Image credit: Windows Central)

If you own a late-2016 model Razer Blade notebook and have been plagued with an undue amount of fan noise while it's idling, Razer has a fix for you. Roughly a month after announcing it was working on a solution, an update it now available that should alleviate the problem.

For some background, the problem stems from the Razer Blade's fan staying on even while idling, causing undue noise. When it first stated it was working on a fix, Razer said its engineers were working to "finetune the fan-temperature curve" to nip the issue in the bud.

Here are the model numbers supported by this update:

  • RZ09-01952E31-xxxx
  • RZ09-01952E32-xxxx
  • RZ09-01952E33-xxxx
  • RZ09-01952E71-xxxx
  • RZ09-01952E72-xxxx
  • RZ09-01952E73-xxxx

Keep in mind that this update isn't completely issue free. Some users are experiencing problems wherein the update fails and the keyboard stops working. If you hit that particular issue, Razer says you should attempt to run the update again and then contact Razer help if the problem persists. That said, a number of users on Reddit are reporting success with the update, noting that their fans are now running completely silent or much quieter when idling.

If you're in need of a fix, you can download the update from Razer now.

See at Razer

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl