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Chris102 Chief Captain

The fan in my computer is abnormally loud - is there anyway to fix this?

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

I'm assuming that it is now louder than it used to be. If this isn't due to a lot of dust in the system causing poor ventilation which makes the fan turn at a higer speed, it could mean the bearings in the fan are worn. If that is the case, replacing the fan is the only answer.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Chris,
If it's bad replace it with a good quiet fan, Zalman or Antec, this is nice also.

It's also a good site for information for keeping your PC running quiet.

Radar

Guest Ed Guest

The CPU fan in my computer started getting louder a few months ago. When I looked at the fan, I realized that it wasn't turning as fast as I remembered. About the same time, I started having computer crashes.

I replaced the heat sink and fan, and the crashes went away.

Life is good. 😂

Ed

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Ed Reagle (edr1073) First Officer

Guest Ed is right replace the heat sink and fan at the sametime. You can get a pair matched for about $40.00. Make sure that you clean the CPU as prescribed by the manufacturer. In fact try to get a copper heatsink. They cool an average of 10 degrees cooler and the fan will last longer because it is also running cooler the bearings weraout and chatter. You definately want to replace this ASAP becuae you cpu will eventually crash from the heat.

I hope this helps.

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