Anyways, a couple of seconds after I open the side panel, I hear this loud grinding noise.
I freak out and shut it off. I restart and hear the same noise. I take a look in the case (immediatly knowing it was a fan) and check all of the fans, they are all running, but I couldn't figure out which one was making the noise. After testing by touching the circular pieces in the center of each fan lightly and slowing them, I isolated the problem to this fan circled:
I lightly tapped on the circular area in the center while the fan was going, and it seemed to change the sound, eventually sort of killing the noise.
Is this something I should be concerned about? Should I not run my computer? The fan spins fine, all the temperature readouts are normal, it just sounds like it was catching on something. I don't know.
Any advice is VERY appreciated. Thanks!
On a side note:
This has to be the worst motherboard I have ever purchased... first, the IDE cables it COMES WITH don't even fit into the board, now the fans are bugging out. Last Asus I ever buy.
Edited by Metalive, 26 September 2005 - 11:39 PM.