|The issue started up a few days ago, starting with sound. As it stands, it sounds like a car idling, with an occasional revving sound. Then as for heat, core temp would show would show a large heat spike (Before, it would idle at around 20c, then increase to 50 - 55c depending on what I was doing, be it gaming, watching movies, or running a lot of different programs at once), with said heat spike reaching the high 70s c. Sometimes it would go right back down to the 30s a minute later, other times it wouldn't until I rebooted. As of last night, the fan itself wont start spinning on boot. I can see it trying to, the fan itself would try to turn, but unless I gave it a 'push' with some canned air, it wouldn't start at all. |
I don't know if I should just replace the fan itself, or the heat sink it's mounted on as well. I did happen to find the heatsink/fan itself (http://www.amazon.com/MASSCOOL-70mm-Sleeve-Cooler-5T568S1H3/dp/B000HJ98M0). If I need to replace it, should I grab the same kind, or another? Any advice on brands/types?