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PC tower fan is noisy

Q: PC tower fan is noisy

Iv no idea how to find out the make or moduel of the fan One day last year it beggan to make strange noises rattling When i reset the pc tower PC fan noisy is it stopped I looked online recently and found it could be multiple reasons so i opend the pc took a good look inside removed the fan cleaned very single area of the fan put it back in ensuring nothing was damaged When i turn the pc on and im looking at the fan it seems to be working perfectly but with the noise If i run my finger along the smooth centre to slow it it makes no noise If i slow it down with the three speed button thing that hangs from the fan then it still makes a noise The fan has lie a suspension on it and when i press PC tower fan is noisy it in theres no noise when i let it go the noise rattles again I personally think that inside the fan right where the motor is spinning theres is a problem of dust or something but i can t be sertain I want my fan to make no noise but be on full speed as befour since im a heavy gamer and i work with music too What should i do If i want to buy a new fan how do i choose one that will fit into it s place My pc uses a fan for the power supply a fan for the cpu and a fan on the side of the tower What do i do if i want to add more fans to my pc tower nbsp

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A: PC tower fan is noisy

To find a fan or a similar size, just measure the old one in mm and get the same size locally or online. Case fans are generally 80MM, 92mm or 120mm.

Adding fans where they are no holders or screw holes would require something as simple as twist or zip ties or actually modifying the case to accept more fans.
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I recently performed a clean install of Win7 HP on this older tower and it's been running very well. Trouble is, it sounds like a vacuum cleaner on its last legs...very loud noises. I'm not qualified to identify a correlation between the upgrade and the outrageously noisy internals, but I've been given suggestions about poor heatsink mounting a la dried up thermal compound, or bad fans' bearings, or hard drive, etc.

I took a snapshot of the inside of the chassis with the side panel removed for uploading of the jpeg here, because I'm not savvy enough to understand where the heatsink is I'm happy to replace fans and even the heatsink if someone will please just tell me how to find it

Thank you.


A:Noisy tower

Is it definitely louder than before the clean install, with no new components? That is, is this a new development?

The heatsink refers to the CPU cooler in the lower right portion of that picture. If the heatsink were mounted poorly, it might cause the CPU fan to speed up in an attempt to lower temperatures. It wouldn't be my first guess for the source of noise, but that fan may be working very hard or going bad.

Check your temperatures and fan speeds with a tool such as HWInfo.

Fans spinning above 1000 rpm are typically audible--some more than others.
Get your ear in there and listen. You can stop case fans or even the CPU fan for a second or two to see if the noise disappears---that's one way to determine if it is a fan issue.

Listen near the power supply, probably upper left in that pic. It has a fan also.

Does the noise sound like a wooshing? That's most likely fans or air turbulence.

Whines can be drives, power supply coils, or even motherboards.

Hard drives are probably lower left in your pic.

Cases can be noisy in general, some more than others. You might have a vibration component to the noise from the front bezel rattling a bit--or just from poor design where noise leaks out through gaps or vents.

It's not easy to quiet a noisy case. The best way to get a quiet PC is to assemble it from quiet components, rather than trying to quiet it after the fact.

Some fans are noisier than others, even if working properly. You'd have to replace them with known quiet fans--preferably of the largest diameter that will fit the mount.
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NO, some fans are noisy.

Is it old one?
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A:Packard Bell Pentium D using windows XP: Tower Unit - fan very noisy

It's only showing one fan reading because there's only one that can be read on your PC.

This may sound silly, but you've cleaned the fans, correct?

If the fan that is making noise is the PSU fan, I wouldn't mess with it and just replace it.

If the problem is the case fan or the CPU fan, clean those thoroughly with DRY cotton swabs, making sure not to leave any cotton "threads" behind.


While you've got it open, make sure the power cord to each fan is plugged into your motherboard.
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If the power supply will physically fit your case, it should work fine with your computer. Will the extra 10mm interfere internally with anything inside the PC?
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A:Noisy PSU

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A:Noisy fan

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A:Why is my PC sometimes noisy?

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A:Noisy PC Fan!

Quote: Originally Posted by DrummerDan99


I would like to address a problem with my Dell Vostro 3550 laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. It seems that whenever I turn it on, the fan located on the left side of the computer, is extremely noisy and emits a large amount of heat (even when the system is idle.)

I downloaded OpenHardwareMonitor and noticed that my HDD, a Toshiba MK2561GSY, was at 113.0?F.

If any of you out there can help me, I would highly appreciate it.


It is probably in need of a fan replacement, (and soon ) if it is noisy
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A:Noisy PC

Sorry this question was posted in the wrong section. I have reposted it in the right place.
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A:Noisy Fan

Hello, a fan should not make noise at any speed, so when it does start to be noisy it means that a mechanical component (usually the sealed bearing) is going bad and it will eventually fail.
Since this is the CPU fan this issue should have some priority, but it is up to you.
Good luck with this project.
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A:Noisy Fan

Couple of suggestions that may (or may not) help. First, I think I'd invest in a laptop cooling pad to assist with ventilation. Then I'd check to see if you have any resource hogs that are set to start up immediately and contribute to higher temps. The only things I have set to start up immediately are my antivirus (Microsoft Security Essentials) and the synaptics touchpad.

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A:Noisy PC

do you know for sure the noise is from the fans. Open the case and see if you can pinpoint the noise. Maybe there is a loose drive screw or something.

maybe the drive is going bad. do a drive diagnostic utility for your harddrive

Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
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A:Noisy Fan

Do you have a guess as to which fan is noisy?
It could be the power supply fan, in which you replace the entire power supply.
Or if could be a case fan that generates air flow. They are low cost and are replaced by removing four screws. You just have to be sure the power plug or socket is a two, three, or four pin, then buy a new one. Sometimes the power plug is the greatest difficulty.
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A:noisy dvd

Well, first of all unplugging any internal device while the system is powered on and running is NOT a good idea!

You could electrically damage almost ANY component in the system by doing this with any other component...SURGE, SPIKE, Static Discharge, etc, none of which are good.

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A:I have really noisy fan

Is this a CPU fan or case fan we are talking about? Is the fan a standard 80mm, 120mm, etc... design? If it is a standard design, you can purchase a replacement from several locations. If you are not sure you can measure the fan frame width. If it is the CPU fan you may want to get a 4-pin fan.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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120 F is about 49 C.

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Sometimes the fan activity would increase in case the CPU is loaded by some background processes.
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If you have room to install a 2nd hard drive I would do that. Then copy your important data there. In my experience it's a sure bet your hard drive WILL crash, it's just a matter of when. Get your data backed up some how.
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