My MOBO fan started making a lot of loud noise whenever I booted up, like it was grinding on something every few seconds. Sometimes it would go away for a while but then come back.
So I would tap it and sometimes that would get it to stop temporarily from making noise.
How important are motherboard fans? If I disable it, will my motherboard die or something ?
I tried to open the housing that the fan is into to check it out closer, but its hard to do. Do you think a local computer store caries these things, and are they universal? Is there a bearing or something I would need to replace too? Mine is a very small fan
Heres a pitcher of my motherboard fan. The fan's in the golden square thing http://www.gen-x-pc.com/images/BIOSTAR-N4SLI-A9.jpg