Post by *NastyCanned_Meat!* on May 29, 2006 10:09:28 GMT -5
So with the approach of a very hot summer all too soon, my computer seems to be working twice as hard to keep the heat out. I've had a difficult time for a little while now with one of my case fans. It seems to run very loudly - a sound across between a violent rattling and a very loud humming. It doesn't do it too often, except for when I first start it and after it's been running for about 12 hours. I've also found that higher ambient heat and humidity make it louder.
I'd like to know what I can do about it, aside from what I'm already doing, which is tapping the fan itself until it temporarily stops making noise. Should I just buy a new one? Is there anything else that could be wrong?
Post by *NastyJeff* on May 29, 2006 12:55:24 GMT -5
CoolMaster fans are very cheap and they still use Ball Bearing setup. What I do, did, and still do: I cut a hole in the back of my tower to accomodate a bigger fan. I have the Power Supply fan of course, two more in the back, and an oversized in the front. Now, they are very quiet..and they do keep a nice breeze going. However, I do completely clean our computers once a month. Toothbrushed, fine softbrissled brush, and of course BLOW BABY BLOW! Anyway, you prolly got crud in your Bearing Packing.... "Luke, they will never be the same...Use the force Luke...."