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Noise in computer

I am hearing noises that sound like the fan might be going out. What should I look for or listen for to determine the source?

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I think this link will be helpful to find that noise.

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We are dealing with a desktop computer here and I believe you already saw the inside of your computer. Now, if it's not coming from the cooling fan which I suppose you refer to the exhaust fan attach to the casing of the computer and the power is new, we have nothing left to look up to but the heatsink. Let's check:
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