|Good point, OtheHill and thank you, I hadn't considered the HS might be taking up any slack from a lack of fan..|
Thanks Outlander, I'll try that. The fan has stopped the racket now, but seems to be running very slow, hard to say though, it may be running at normal speed.
I guess I'm asking for trouble if I don't do something. If I run say a game with high video system requirements, play hard for awhile and don't experience trouble. can I assume the fan is running up to par? I doubt I can get an RPM reading from the CMOS on the card fan itself so, any other way to get a rough idea of if the fan is funning at full speed or not? Also, does the video fan fluctuate it's speed like some processor fans do now days?
If I do find it bad and OL's fix doesn't work, I'm sure I can rig something with parts I already have around, but I need to first make sure that it's not functioning first.
Thanks again for the helpful advice.