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Fan noise (buzzing)

by BowHunter777 / August 31, 2007 5:35 AM PDT

Hi Guys
My computer for some reason is making a buzzing sound once it's been on for a few hours.I can tell it's coming from the fan because if I just touch it right in the center as its spinning the noise stops.Is it possible that maybe a bit of oil might help it?. Nothing changes as far as performance at all when it starts this humming or buzzing so I'm hoping maybe theres a quick fix, like I said maybe a bit of oil.What do you guys think? Also one other thing, it seems the fan is attached to the heatsink as if it's one unit, does that sound right or should there be a way to seperate the two.

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Worn Bearings
by sunwatcher / August 31, 2007 10:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Fan noise (buzzing)

It's likely that the bearings are worn out on your fan. I don't believe there are many fans that allow you to easily add a drop of oil; you would have to take the fan apart to get it in the right place. The oil would only temporarily fix the problem anyway. The first thing I would check is to make sure all the attaching hardware is secure. If loose hardware isn't the problem, then it's relatively easy and inexpensive to replace.

Some CPU fans are matched to the heatsink, and it's possible that yours is one piece. Most CPU fans and heatsinks are sold together anyway.

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noisey fan
by dirtydan28 / September 1, 2007 12:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Worn Bearings

my sisters pc did this, its clogged with dust, take off the side pannal and use a hover to suck the dust out, trust it works

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Hey Guys
by BowHunter777 / September 7, 2007 6:54 PM PDT
In reply to: noisey fan

Thanks allot you guys for your help and advice.It was infact the bearings in the fan which just kept getting louder, I had a pretty hard time finding one but eventually did and all seems ok now.
(touch wood)haha! Thanks again.

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