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Old 04-19-2006, 02:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm puzzeled...

I installed some more RAM in my pc about a week ago.

While I had the case open I thought i'd get the hoover out and get rid of any dust... LOTS OF IT!!

Well my CPU fan now makes lots of noise... and ive no idea why...

It sounds like its catching on something... however on closer inspection its completely free of dust and debris.. and it doesnt seem to catch on anything...

Im stumped... ive tried everything to stop it...

Is it time for a new CPU fan?


Some System Specs:

Windows XP Service Pack 2
MXD 1600XB
CPU AMD Duron 1.6GHz
Memory 1.46GB DDR400 PC3200
HardDrive 40GB 7200rpm ATA133
Motherboard KM400 Chipset Skt A 333FSB
Graphics Card OnBoard 2D/3D Graphics
Sound Card OnBoard Sound
802.11b Wireless Network Card
Monitor GNR Flat Screen 15\"
Writer Combi - 52x32x52 CDRW + 16x DVD
Modem N/A - LAN 10/100 (Disabled)
Case Midi 300W ATX
Floppy 1.44MB 3.5\"
Keyboard A4TECH Wireless Keyboard
Mouse A4TECH Wireless Mouse
GNR Flat Screen LCD Monitor
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Old 04-19-2006, 03:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The fan in my side-window was doing the same thing. Sounded like it has hitting a cable. I took it off the side, and found out the "blade" part (all one piece) could be pushed in and out about 1/8". There wasn't a screw holding the blade on, I guess it was just pushed around a notch, or something. My guess is just to replace it. Maybe let some other people answer first, though, because I'm not entirely sure.

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Old 04-19-2006, 04:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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When u used the vaccuum u prolly pulled the FAN blade out, try pusing it in a little see if it fixes it. If now take the fan off and see if there is something in the fan chassey or in ur heatsink.
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Old 04-19-2006, 10:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you may be able to replace the fan itself rather than the whole HSF but why not just buy a new HSF if you are still using the stock one.
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