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Fan is making a bit more noise then usual.

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Yes, my fan, which is normally silent, seems to be making a more... droning noise now. It's probably wear and tear, or it may have been the winter storm that hit yesterday, maybe the cold "stiffened" some computer parts.

Can anyone clear this up for me? More computer problems keep cropping up after I finish off another, and it would be relieving to hear that this isn't actually a preventable problem. : /
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Bearings on the fan have probably gone, bear in mind they spin for hours on end, hours at a time in some instances.

Easiest solution is find out which fan is making the noise and replace it.
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You also might look into ball bearing fans for quieter longer lasting ones.


I look for the highest flow with the lowest Dba and always prefer double ball bearing fans over sleeve bearing fans

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