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Clean fan and vents, A dusty computer will overheat and damage the components.

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I'm assuming that when you say you cleaned the system that you mean you removed programs, old files, viruses, etc.
If your computer is set to change fan speed based on how hot the processor or video card gets, which it probably is, then more programs and stuff running on the computer would cause your hardware to work harder, get hotter, and need more ventilation. Thus faster fan speed.
However, I believe what really happened is that dust collected on the fan(s), causing them to make some new noises and then the dust fell off because it was so heavy or it got sucked through the fan and out of the way finally. Which means it was a coincidence.
Now if you meant that you literally cleaned the computer (opened it up and blew all the "dust bunnys" out) then yeah it makes perfect sense that it would be come quiter.
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Desktop fans do run constantly, you cannot avoid this.

The reason they get loud is because there will be a build up of dust on the fan blades.

To rectify this problem turn off the computer and remove the power cord from the rear. Then you need to remove the side panel from the base unit to expose the motherboard.

You will see that inside the case it is full of dust. Look at the CPU fan (the fan on the motherboard) also take notice of any case fans too, they are at the back.

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