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Foxconn CPU fan making noise

My Foxconn CPU fan is making a constant rattling noise. Is it ok to use my computer? Where do I find the specifications to replace it? Is it fairly easy to replace? Thank you!

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It sounds like the fan bearing is shot, I'd recomend not using the computer until fan is replaced.
yes it is possible to replace the fan, i would recomend that you replace it with an aftermarket cooler. all you need is what kind of CPU you have, then find out what kind of socket it is, from there you can find the cooler you would like.

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My computer was in the shop for something unrelated to this problem and now that I have it back it (the cpu fan) sounds like I'm running a vacume it's that loud.


Hi Tim,

I can not say for sure that this is whats happening, but from your description, it seems logical.

After work is done on a computer, sometimes one of the ribbon (data) or power cables isn't completely secured. It can move around within the case, especially if it is transported (like back from a shop).

On occasion one of the cables comes in contact with a CPU fan (or any of the fans in a computer).If it does, the noise they make is horrendous.

Fortunately, the fix is easy. Get a flashlight and a screwdriver.
  • Open the box.
  • Switch the computer on
  • Locate the noise source if possible paying attention to the areas around the fans.
  • When you find it switch off.
  • If it was a cable just relocate it out of the way.
If this turns out not to be the problem, please comment back with more detail.

Best regards

Mike

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How do i quiet this fan down? 478


What do you mean by Quiet it down? If the fan is running at an excessive speed, try to look in the Bios (Hardware monitor) settings to set the CPU fan to auto. This will provide a balance between fan speed and cooling.

If the fan itself is mechanically noisy, then you are probably looking at a shot bearing, causing it to run noisily. For the cost of a new heatsink and fan (about £20.00), its worth considering replacing it

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I broke my cooler :(


You can solder the two open ends of the wires/base together. Generally, it doesn't hurt at all to have the yellow wire not connected. As long as the fan is still running, you will be fine. The yellow wire gives information about the fan RPM. You just won't be alerted if the fan stops working.

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My sony vaio VGN-CS11S is soo noisy


The fan's bearings are probably going bad, or there may be some object that was sucked in to cause the noise.

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Looking for cpu fan or combo heatsink for a foxconn mother board


CPU heatsink/fans are usually sold as a unit at Newegg.com, tiger.com as well as al other computer supply places. Fan and heatsink are specific and  must match CPU and socket.  

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Could a faulty fan cause my pc not to switch on


Normally the computer will still come on even if the fan is not there but then will sometime display cpu fan warning and then sometimes turn off depending on motherboard and so on but unless the fan wires are shorted out or something this is most likely not the case

It sounds like your power supply has gone bad
Do you hear any type of winning sound or like a discharge sound that is barely noticeable when you turn it on? You would probably almost have to put your ear right next to it to hear it or listen carefully when you press power because that sound is one of the capacitors in the power supply that has gone bad and the power supply would need to be replaced

Do you have another power supply you can use to see if it works with a different one?

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My CPU is making lot of noise especially when I'm using programs like Adobe reader


The CPU wont make noise unless its frying. So its either your hard drives, cd drives, or your fans.
If its your fans i sugest buying newer "Cool Master" fans that are powerful but less noisy

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CPU Cooling Fan


Here's a link for one of the cheapest I found. You can also check Ebay, you might get a better deal.
http://pcpowerzone.com/dell2100.html

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HP Pavilion Laptop


ya change that heat sink out get new thermal paste on cpu screw down mobo and everting else tight ok newegg.com sells fans for heatsinks just gotta figureout what soket uuse ok

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Fan Noise on Dell Dimension 8100


All computer fans have a general design.  The name in front of "fan" really refers to the designation.  You'll see case fan, processor fan, CPU fan, cooling fan, etc.  In the case of CPU/Processor fan, some are sold with heatsinks (the metal block sitting on top of your CPU).

The first thing you want to do is make sure the fan is clean.  Chances are dust buildup is causing the excess noise.

If that's not the case and you're looking to replace the fan, then you first need to find out the size of the fan. General sizes(diameter X width in mm) are listed on this page:

http://www.svc.com/case-fans.html

Generally, you're looking for something that will match the size of what you're replacing & push enough air at a reasonable noise level to cool the heatsink/CPU.  You want to stay in the area of 30dBA max for noise.  You also want to see if it has a 3-pin or 4-pin connection.

For example, if you have an 80mm fan, I would suggest something like this:

http://www.svc.com/saf-b82-19.html

It's pretty quiet with good airflow.  Also, it has a 3-pin connection, but includes an adapter for a 4-pin connection.

Z

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