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R. Belmont
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Re: Identifying failing fan
08/15/12 04:37 PM


> Power the machine up with the case open, when the noise starts, carefully reach in
> and touch one of the fans (near the center, although CPU fans don't turn nearly fast
> enough to do any damage). If the noise changes or stops, you'll have your culprit. My
> money would be on the graphics card fan.

This is how I find noisy fans. Note that the danger isn't that the fan will hurt your finger, it's that your finger will hurt the fan given how thin and brittle the blades on many of them are. So be careful







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* Identifying failing fan bodger319 08/14/12 06:32 PM
. * Re: Identifying failing fan B2K24  08/15/12 01:31 AM
. * Re: Identifying failing fan redk9258  08/14/12 10:43 PM
. * Re: Identifying failing fan DMala  08/14/12 06:42 PM
. * Re: Identifying failing fan B2K24  08/15/12 06:51 PM
. * Re: Identifying failing fan R. Belmont  08/15/12 10:04 PM
. * Re: Identifying failing fan B2K24  08/16/12 01:59 AM
. * Re: Identifying failing fan R. Belmont  08/16/12 02:42 PM
. * Re: Identifying failing fan bodger319  08/16/12 07:27 PM
. * Re: Identifying failing fan B2K24  08/16/12 10:26 PM
. * Re: Identifying failing fan bodger319  08/18/12 12:14 PM
. * Re: Identifying failing fan DMala  08/18/12 05:31 PM
. * Re: Identifying failing fan bodger319  08/18/12 06:19 PM
. * Re: Identifying failing fan R. Belmont  08/16/12 09:12 PM
. * Re: Identifying failing fan R. Belmont  08/15/12 04:37 PM
. * Re: Identifying failing fan Sune  08/14/12 09:47 PM

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