CPU Fan making noise when touching...

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November 27, 2009 at 09:07:14
Specs: Windows XP Home, 1.5Ghz, 1gig Ram
The fan on my CPU was making noise so I replaced it. It was fine for a while then it started making slight noise (got louder) and last night I turned it on and WHRRTHRTHRRRR it sounded like the fan was grinding against something. I quickly turned it off and opened it up. There was some dust so I cleaned it off. I turned it back on, same noise. I unscrewed the fan and held it my hand and turned the power on, and it didn't make noise. I turned it to the left, turned it to the right, held it right side up- no noise. Then I laid it down on the heatsink of the CPU where it normally rests and it started making that noise.

The fan blades are not sticking out and grinding anything. The fan isn't put in the wrong way (at least, the wrong side isn't down). So I really can't imagine why it's making this noise. Doesn't seem to be making contact in any ill way.

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November 27, 2009 at 10:03:14
I'd guess it's the bearings in the fan - if it's a standard size then your best to replace it as they are cheap enough from RadioShack / CPC / Maplins

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November 27, 2009 at 10:04:55
But I just bought this one about 3 months ago. My other fan lasted like 6 years...

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November 27, 2009 at 10:18:13
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