Razer working to reduce excessive fan noise on late-2016 Blade 14

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

If you bought a Razer Blade laptop in late 2016 and have experienced some excessive fan noise while the laptop is idling, Razer is on the case. There has been a ton of feedback regarding the issue on Razer's official forums, and now a Razer rep has jumped into the conversation to clarify that the company is indeed looking into the issue to find a fix.

From Razer:

We know we have been quiet in regards to all of the feedback, and wanted to openly clarify that we are looking into this and that our engineering team is working hard on a firmware update to finetune the fan-temperature curve which will reduce the noise when the Razer Blade is at idle. We understand that although this noise you're experiencing is an annoyance, there are no functional or performance issues as a result of this.

For a bit of background, the issue seems to stem from the Blade's fan staying on even while the laptop is idling. It's a relatively minor problem in the grand scheme of things, but could be incredibly annoying depending on your tolerance for fan noise.

Keep in mind that this is for the late-2016 Razer Blade without Intel's Kaby Lake processors. The latest refresh with Kaby Lake that debuted earlier this month doesn't appear to be suffering from the same issue. And while there's no ETA on when a fix might be available, it's good to know that Razer is aware of the problem and working on a fix.

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