The cpu fan is making very loud grating noises on start up, then quiets down somewhat. I managed to get some lubricant near the shaft, but it is still making noise. Where can I get a replacement cpu fan and heat sink if necessry
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First, open your Task manager and open the "performance tab". There are a lot of built in programs in XP that can peg the CPU to full and this will slow/crash your computer. If any program is eating 100% of your CPU power for a long time, use Google to see how to fix the problem.
Test your RAM: Open the Start Menu and type in mdsched.exe, then press enter. - Then follow the procedure you think is best for your machine.
If your machine is capable via the BIOS, check to see at what temperature the CPU is running. Some processors run hot all the time, but some processors can't take the heat and will crash.
Also, if your computer is not under warranty physically check to see that the CPU fan is moving freely... and the GPU fan as well if your computer has one. Clean any dust and what not off of the blades if it is dirty, or replace if necessary.
If none of that seems to be the issue, remember that XP is considered "End of Life" and a lot of programs will not run on XP any more. Also remember that while some programs might still work, they may still be buggy on XP.
you may just have to add a fan and or heatsink ....as if it were a cpu.you may have to jury rig it in case there are no fan mounts on the board it could also be the type/style case you have is not adequate....perhaps adding a fan [ one to **** out the heat near the top and the other to draw in air near the bottom ] may just solve the excess heat issue without mucking up around the video card
Hi , are you sure that your CPU is not overheating? This could be caused by insufficient Heat Sink Paste . or your CPU fan could of clipped out of its socket , make sure its connected properly. Good luck
Sounds like a defective fan, something having to do with the thermal probe, it causes the fan to speed up when cpu gets hot and to slow down when the cpu is cool. I suggest returning it for another one
What you need to do..is open you comuter and have a look if the fan is spining in you card..if not you need to take it back to your supplier you baught it from....but if the fan is spinning just to check the temps get evga precision program.It runs with all nvidia cards...with the program you can put fanspeed up or down ect...here is the link for it...just install and proceed..http://downloads.guru3d.com/EVGA-Precision-1.7.1-download-2251.html the noise should not be a prob but to make sure check your temps with program anywhere between 53-60 Is still safe...Please let me know how it goes and if this has assisted you :-)
Hi, couple main reasons to get loud clicking in a computer. First is the hard drive, so if you can turn the system off and disconnect the power and the information cable from the hard drive, yes your computer will not boot all the way back into windows but that is ok since you just want it running for awhile to see if the clicking stops. Next thing would definitely be the fans, any fan in the system, the blade part of the fans can get loose sometimes and start to hit the sides as it spins around, you need to be sure about which part it is that is causing it, it can come from the power supply fan, the case fan, the video card fan, the cpu fan, and you might have more than one case fan, test by disconnecting one at a time just make sure to disconnect the device too so you do not over heat anything. Once you identify which fan just replace it, if its something like power supply or video card, unfortunately you might want to look into either warrantying the part or buying a new one.
Your fan speeds up and slows down in response to temperature inside the computer. More so the CPU.
I would suggest getting a can of compressed air made for computers
take it outside, take of the side and blow all the gunk out of there, Really go to town around the fan (you might want to wear eye protection) While you are in there just check that the CPU cooler itself is not loose
If it is it will have to be re-seated.
If it needs re-seating don't just take it off and put it back on as that might make things worse with your temperature problem they have to be cleaned and new thermal grease put on ($2-5)
DON'T remove the CPU just the fan/cooler assembly.
You must clean both the surfaces without scraping anything off. Use isopropynol alcohol and cotton bud sticks until both surfaces are clean, you can use your finger nail to scrape harder residue if you wish but nothing else.
DON'T pour the alcohol over the CPU
Now apply some new thermal grease (most computer shops have it)
Be careful about how much you put on
Here are some basic instructions Once you have re-assembled your cooler and re-connected it check everything is OK and power up the computer.
If everything went to plan you should now be back in business
it could be your graphics card going, before purchasin a new 1, check that all your fans are working and that your cpu cooling fan or heatsink has not come loose. those type of problems cause the computer to shut down because of overheat. last but not least your hard drive can be going bad and its hitting bad sectors causing it to shut down or freeze.
well it might be over clocked, but i have a computer with 4 fans and cpu fan and other fans to. though this still doesnt make a difference casue my cpu still heats up. so get a liquid cooling system, expensive i knw but it will keep your computer running, but you coudl also try cleaning you computer out. Like all of the dust and everything