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Thread: Mobo fan making noises

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    Lately when I turn on my PC the mobo fan makes a grinding kinda sound, not normal. After I tap it the fan goes back to normal. Is this an omen of things to come? Should I prepare myself for a new mobo purchase?

    Thanks.

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    Just clean or get a new fan.

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    Wouldnt happen to be an Abit mobo would it?

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    when my graphics card fan went nuts and started howling like the Beast of Bogmin, i took it out and oiled the bearing, it's fine now
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    What motherboard is it. A lot of boards work fine with just a heatsink. If it's not a board where there's airflow at the heatsink then just change the fan.

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    The fan in my oldest comptuer is like that (the cpu fan, there is no motherboard fan or even heatsink for that matter ).

    I tried cleaning it and oiling but to it has no effect. I've leartn to live with it since I haven't seen that small of fans in stores ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco_2004
    ... I've leartn to live with it since I haven't seen that small of fans in stores ever.
    Replace it with a larger one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    Replace it with a larger one.
    i tried a 60mm but that's even louder that the small one (once it has stopped the grinding it's very quiet).
    I could volt mod it but that's too much effort. I'll wait for it to die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco_2004
    I've leartn to live with it since I haven't seen that small of fans in stores ever.
    i've seen em pretty small...ermm...the fans.....

    had to hunt down a 50 mm for my bro's old celeron
    pc club had em for about 5 bucks apiece
    and if its really THAT small.....
    they make those 3rd party chipset fans
    tiny little fkrs maybe 30-40mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by FKDUP74
    i've seen em pretty small...ermm...the fans.....

    had to hunt down a 50 mm for my bro's old celeron
    pc club had em for about 5 bucks apiece
    and if its really THAT small.....
    they make those 3rd party chipset fans
    tiny little fkrs maybe 30-40mm
    i think it's a 50mm.
    it's on a k6-2 333mhz.

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