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Have it changed before it fails, otherwise it will cause your system to fail.

Unfortunately, you cant just oil them !!

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How to Reduce the Noise of Your CPU Fan

The CPU fan is what keeps the processor of your computer cool while the machine is running. A noisy fan on the CPU can be very annoying for users of the computer. However, it can also be a sign of a dangerous problem in your system. If the CPU fan is making noise, it is probably not running at full capacity to cool the processor, which leaves your computer open to problems involving overheating of the processor. An overheated processor can be permanently damaged.
Step 1

Unplug the computer from the wall. Remove all devices from the back of the computer and move them away from the area where you will be working. Either wear an anti-static wristband or discharge any static by touching a metal part of the computer case.
Step 2

Remove the screws from the back of the computer case with a screwdriver. Pull the sides of the case off and set them aside. Lay the computer on its side so that you can easily see the motherboard and all parts connected to it. Locate the CPU fan; it will look similar to the image in the introduction.
Step 3

Ensure that no cables are hanging low and touching the blades of the CPU fan. Move any cables or other parts that could be hitting the blades of the fan causing noise. Tuck these cables and wires into an area where they cannot interfere with the CPU fan.
Step 4

Use a cotton swab to remove any dust that you can from the blades of the CPU fan. Don't use any harsh solvents or other cleaners that could drip down and damage the processor through the fan.
Step 5

Spray the compressed air into the fan to move the loose dust away from the processor fan. Move the dust into an empty section of the case with the canned air. Don't spray the air too hard or else you can spread the dust into other places in the computer.
Step 6

Use the vacuum cleaner to vacuum up the dust that you moved away from the CPU. Place a crevice tool or other attachment onto the hose to reduce the size of the opening and help ensure that you only remove dust.
Step 7

Replace the computer case. Plug the computer and all devices back in. Boot up the computer and check for reduced CPU fan noise.

Oct 31, 2012 | HP Computers & Internet

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Noisy computer fan


If its a loud "whirring" noise almost grindy...you need to replace that fan...it's about to fail. if it's a vibration type of noise, you should try tightening the screws first...if it's coming from processor fan, replace it before you fry your processor...

Jul 03, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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When my netbook is on charge why does it sound like the processor is over worked?


Your processor doesn't make noise. The noise you are hearing is most likely the fan. If it is the fan, the noise is because the processor is overheating which may be caused by the collection of dust or the computer sitting on a soft surface such as a couch or a bed and blocking the vent. Some computers just have very loud fans.

Jan 29, 2011 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

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Fan is making a clicking noise


which fan ?? the processor or the power supply fan.. if it is clicking the bearings in the fan may b going out or somthing has gotten inside the computer an the fan is hitting it.. But more likely the fan is going out if it is power supply replace it if it is the processor replace it before your processor overheats an burns up..

May 01, 2010 | Dell XPS 410 PC Desktop

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My processor has become slow and the fan sometimes works, sometimes it doesn't..makes a noise also...thanks


Hello,

Replace the fan as soon as possible. The processor is running slow because it is overheating and the motherboard is cutting its speed to prevent the processor from burning up. Many motherboards have this throttling built in, they first try to make the fan go faster, if that does not work the board drops the speed to try to reduce the temp. be sure to check the fan in the power supply too, that one can also make a lot of noise if it is dirty.

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Dec 22, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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One of my fans has started making noise, how much time do i have to replace it? Am I right in thinking that it making noise that it needs to be replaced?


fan noises are usually caused by worn out fans. but can be also caused by IDE/power cables hitting the fan blades. you will have to open up the computer to see where the noise comes from.

if it is a faulty fan, replace it sooner than later as it will get louder and louder. then stop making noise all together when the fan fails.

Dec 09, 2009 | Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop

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The fan is making a lot of noise. this has


Is the laptop dirty inside?

If it hasn't been cleaned out regularly, with a can of compressed air for computers, more than likely it is.

Laptops typically have a poor cooling design. For one, everything is crammed into a tiny box.
For two, there is a small duct, (Air Intake Duct), that draws air in.
For three, laptops typically just have 1 small fan.
For four, the Air Intake Duct is located on the bottom of a laptop, or on the side.
This is an excellent (?) area to draw foreign debris in. Another word for foreign debris, would be CRUD.

Hair, Food Crumbs, Lint, Dirt, Dust, and so on.

A laptop's cooling systems primary function is to keep the Processor at a certain temperature. If the processor becomes too HOT, it turns off. (BIOS turns it off)
NO Processor, No computer!

1.The excessive fan noise can be that the fan is spinning at top rate, trying to keep the processor cool. It's having a hard time doing that, because the fan cannot draw enough air in. (Clogged Cooling System with Crud)

2.The excessive fan noise could be that the fan's bearings are bad.

3.The excessive fan noise could be that the Processor is running at 100 percent, (100%), and the fan is running at full speed, in order to keep the processor cool.
Perhaps caused by a virus, or some sort of anti-virus program, or running more than one virus program. (Installed a new anti-virus program lately?)

Aug 04, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Dell Demension runs great but loud fan noise that takes a long time to shut down. What going wrong?


I had a similar problem with excessive fan noise on my Dell Dimension 5150. The solution was to replace the worn heat sync compound that was between the cpu and the heat sync itself. (£0.99 ebay)

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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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