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Computer Case Fan

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#1 lazlopitt


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Posted 16 October 2007 - 09:28 PM

My computer case is 6 yrs. old. Every component inside had been upgraded. The fan is making a pretty big racket and has even stopped once. I've tried to clean it but I think it is beyond repair. My question: Are these case fans universal (one size fits all) or are there a hundred different ones. My case is a generic one. Do I just need to get a new one? Thanks.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 01:20 AM

I sounds like the sleeve bearing is giving it up. The connectors on fans are usually universal but they do come in different sizes. If you are unsure as to what size your is remove it and take it to you local computer shop and have them match it up wit another.

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Posted 17 October 2007 - 08:17 AM

Fans are easy and cheap to replace - just find one the size that you've got. Generally the most common sizes are 80 mm, 92 mm, and 120 mm wide
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Posted 17 October 2007 - 12:34 PM

80mm = approx. 3.1"

92mm = approx. 3.6"

120mm = approx. 4.7"

Spend a couple extra dollars and get a ball bearing fan
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#5 lazlopitt

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 08:05 PM

Hey Guys, I went ahead and just replaced the whole power pack, cost $35, works like a charm. Can't even tell the computer is on now. Didn't realize how much I got used to the noise. Sorry to ask goofy questions but thanks for the responses. Take care.

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