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Anonymous1337

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Hi!

Lately, my fan on my computer (Windows XP) has been really loud and never settles down, even when I have nothing running.

I'm not sure what this is due to and I'm wondering if there's any way to make it settle down without having to replace it.

Is there anything I can do on the computer to settle it down? I feel like every minute I stay near the computer, it'll explode.

Thanks~
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Which fan is making the noise
Case fan, Cpu Fan, Power Supply Fan?
Second the fan could be dirty or clogged and is straining to work. You will have to open the case on the left side looking from the front of the case
A can of compressed air will do the job. If it is clogged with more then dust then you will have to remove the fan and clean it with a q-tip
If the fan is indeed damaged then the only option is to replace
a case fan will cost about 10.00 dollars to replace
cpu fan is about 15.00
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I think it's the case fan (the machine/box one)

I opened the case and cleaned it with kleenex and those cleaner tips
Found a lot of dirt but in some parts (like the fan) I couldn't get the dust.

Should I just try the air wherever dust is? Or would that damage some parts? I kinda don't want to use compressed air on some machinery that might be blown off or something :\
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The air will work fine as long as you don't use it with the can upside down.
You could remove the fan and that should make it allot easier to blow it out.
If it is on the front of the case then the removing of the front of the computer will help in getting it off.
Usually they are held in by clips that just need to be depressed to release the fan
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