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Old 12-28-2010, 02:59 PM   #1
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CPU fan noise

When I turn my computer on, one of my fans has become incredibly noisy, and then it settles down after the computer has finished booting up. At first I thought it might be my case fan, but after opening up the case and blowing all the dust and cat hair out, we're pretty sure it's the CPU fan. Of course this happens right as our 1 year warranty expires....

We have an AMD Athlon II X4 620. It's not top of the line, but it works for what I want it to do.

This is what we have:

Mainboard : PEGATRON CORPORATION VIOLET
Chipset : nVidia nForce 720a
Processor : AMD Athlon II X4 620 @ 2600 MHz
Physical Memory : 6144 MB (3 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : ATI Radeon HD 5500 Series
Hard Disk : WDC (640 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : hp CDDVDW TS-H653R SCSI CdRom Device
DVD-Rom Drive : MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM0000
Monitor Type : Hewlett Packard HP w2338h - 23 inches
Network Card : MCP77 Ethernet
Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition 6.01.7600 (x64)
DirectX : Version 11.00
Windows Performance Index : 3.9

So, we're currently exploring options
1. buy another 1 year warranty from HP at $109 and let them fix it
2. buy a new processor fan (and a case fan while we're at it to have a quieter one
3. replace the processor/motherboard and fan entirely and upgrade to something a bit better.

We're trying to keep costs down if we can since being off work on unpaid medical leave has wiped out our savings.

Thank you in advance for the info and help!


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