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The fans may be getting dirty. Buy a can of compressed air, open up you case and blow all the dust our from around the fans and components. If it is really dirty it could also cause overheating.

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http://www.techrepublic.com/article/quiet-noisy-computer-fans-with-a-drop-of-oil/5034842

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