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CPU fan problem

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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The stock fans that comes with systems are usually fairly poor in construction and tend to fail. I would have a look at the fans and heat sinks on this website for a replacement.

I hope this helps,

Thanks for using FixYa,

Eric

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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