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#1 The Mule

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 01:58 AM

I have a fairly new pc that is making a considerable about of noise. The longer it's on, the noisier it gets - humming, vibrating, and ultimately -- when the entire chassis begins to vibrate -- it sounds like a leaf blower. Very annoying. A gentle nudge (or a slightly less gentle kick) will usually reduce the leaf blower effect to a loud humming. But it's still loud enough to be considerably annoying.

Could it be that I just have a junky fan in there that needs to be replaced? Or should I try some sort of foam insulation in the case? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Posted 05 January 2005 - 02:38 AM

Just guessing but I would say the case fan bearings are about to go out. I recommend you replace the case fan. (less than $10.00 here if you shop around) Just my 2
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Posted 05 January 2005 - 02:54 AM

Yes a good call there bear.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 06:39 AM

It could also be your CPU, Video Card or Power supply fan, if you don't have a case fan. I would suspect the power supply fan based on the symptoms you are describing. If your machine is still new enough to be under warranty suggest you go that route ASAP.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 09:57 AM

It is a fan I had the same problem dust does it. ABout ten bucks and your up and going. Mine I think was my power suply fan....

Or another....

But yeah a very loud noise thats it!

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 12:53 PM

And please don't delay a fix...smoking is bad for people and computers. :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 January 2005 - 01:15 PM

Thanks everybody. I will open it up and see if I can figure out which fan is responsible.

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 01:21 PM

Well, it's the CPU fan. Can anyone recommend a good quiet replacement?

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 01:59 PM

What CPU socket do you have? This one is pretty quiet. I bought it for a barebones PC and it turned out to be quieter than the case fan.
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Posted 05 January 2005 - 02:16 PM

It's a 4.78... So not compatible with that model I guess... Anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks again.

BTW - I ran the computer without the side panel on it for awhile, and boy was it quieter!

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 08:10 PM

Can anyone recommend a good, quiet CPU fan for a P4 478 socket? I've been looking at some of the Zalman fans, and they seem to get pretty good reviews. Anybody here have any personal experience?




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