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JLewis

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Got a Compaq 5000 Series Desktop.
Inside fan sounds like there's an 18 wheeler in my pc.
Not the one you can see from the back, the inside one.

It was all gunked up at a point, cleaned it and accidently broke a piece
of blade off. Well, it was working fine, just making a sort of noise...bigger noise
when it gave more power. Now, I have my plugin fan blowing into my computer because I've had major malfunction of the previously gunked up fan. I can spin the fan ...it runs...it stops. Spin it again, it runs, it stops. (Reason I put a fan on it to cool it)

So here's the problem. Where do I find this fan, how much are they? Can someone lead me to a good site for parts?

I never knew that just that fan could cause a computer to run slow/freeze, etc.

Please help, it's appreciated.

Thanks!
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it sounds like there is something wrong with the ball bearings inside the fan which you cant really fix...atleast i dont know how. The good news is that case fans can run anywhere from $15 to $50, depending on how long you want your fan to last, the speed of the fan, the amount of ball bearings in the fan, and the quality.
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Well that's good news on the cost. Now...where's a good site to purchase this? What is the proper name for this fan? Is keeping just a regular cooling fan (plug into the wall type fan) blowing into the inside of the pc safe? Prob. better than no fan at all. At least when the fan blowing into it is on, it will not freeze up, etc.
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any computer website you could buy a fan, and most of them will plug in through a 4-pin connector. WHen you get the fan you will open your comp and the connector will plug into anothr connector that looks just like it. And fans that plug into the wall {the big ones} work great, except you should be carefull about dust and it is really annoying spacewise.
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by the way is it a fan attachd to your motherboard or is it one near or attached to your case?
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go to: http://www.antec.com...ro_cooling.html

You should learn all you need to know . . . Such as:

Fan size: measured in milimeters
Fan mounting: bracket or screw
Air Flow cfm: cubic feet/minute
Noise dBA: decibles adjusted
static pressure inch-H2O: inches of water
Voltage & Current V/A/W: Volts/Amps/Watts
Ball bearing type
Connector size . . . mother board connection or PS
wheter it has temp speed control

You have to know Air flow direction for correct mounting

Typically, you want air to flow from front case near bottom -
and flow to rear of case & up the back wall & exhaust at rear

Keep enough space for computer to breathe . . . do not block vents

try to keep airflow from being blocked by inside cabling

CPU fan should blow into heatsink down thru fins & out the sides
if fins are clogged with dust . . .restricted air flow . . .CPU overheats
and shuts down . . . .a major cause of computer lockups/freezes

Having a plug in fan is not a good idea

Usually have no control of speed of this fan
causes air turbulence & causes hot pockets
this will also cause the dust to really get packed into heatsink fins
and a major cause of gunking up the fins & stalling the fan
or getting a wire or cable to wrap around this added fan blade

COMP USA has fans
Staples have fans

Google "PC Fans" or "CPU Coolers" or "Antec CPU Cooling"

You will get plenty of sites to purchase from

Good Luck
Jack123
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