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Old 08-19-2005, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I booted my computer today and it made this loud buzzing-esque noise. After opening it up and turning it on with various fans/hard drives etc. unplugged from the power supply I determined it was the video card making all the racket because only when the fan on the video was turning would I hear the noise. So I took everything out and cleaned out the fan on it (its an ATI Radeon All-In-Wonder 9000 Pro) and put stuff back in the case, but I rearranged all the PCI cards so that the video card's fan would have more breathing room. However, when I booted up again the noise continuted for about 5 minutes and then finally stopped. I expected it to not buzz at all after I cleaned it.....

Here's my question: Would the noise probably have stopped anyway or did my cleaning actually make a difference?
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Dust makes computers do weird things...
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The fan bearings might be going dodgy.
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Hmmm...fan bearings eh? Well it sounds fine right now. If these bearing truly are finished, would it be best to buy a new video card?
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Buy a new HS and fan for that vga card. but being that you have a 9000 card, I would upgrade unless your not gaming.
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