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#1 ggb

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 06:03 PM

Normally my computer is very quiet. The past week the fan seemed to be working all the time and is noisy. Today it is back to quiet mode and the fan is going on and off. Is this something I should be concerned about and what should I do to correct it? Thanks in advance.

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 07:23 PM

From my experience, one of two things could be happening.

You could have a dirty fan. The heatsink may have dust collected around it and hence be overheating. We have a great tutorial on cleaning the interior of your pc. Take a look here.

You may also have a fan that is going bad and needs to be replaced.

In both cases, yes, you should be concerned. Anytime the processor gets hotter than normal, there is a possibilty of damage.

I hope this helps. If you need help finding a fan replacement, just ask!

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