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When I start up my computer my fan makes some noise, after about 20 seconds it stops.

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October 1, 2013 11:59:01 AM

So basically the issue is when I start up my computer it's almost as if the fan needs about 20 seconds to get going, it makes a noise kinda like a stuttering or something, then after about 20 seconds it goes away. Is this an indication of a fan about to die or just a fan in need of some grease or something? It is a brand new build, so yeah o.O

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October 1, 2013 12:02:02 PM

Garret Wood said:
So basically the issue is when I start up my computer it's almost as if the fan needs about 20 seconds to get going, it makes a noise kinda like a stuttering or something, then after about 20 seconds it goes away. Is this an indication of a fan about to die or just a fan in need of some grease or something? It is a brand new build, so yeah o.O


I would suggest a new fan. I have a fan in my room (not a case fan I know) that has been running 24/7 for some time. It does this very same thing. I think it's due to the fan motor becoming worn. If the fan is brand new, try RMA'ing it.
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October 1, 2013 12:02:37 PM

sorry.
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October 1, 2013 12:03:41 PM

I haven't OC'ed anything.
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October 1, 2013 12:06:16 PM

Smawell said:
Garret Wood said:
So basically the issue is when I start up my computer it's almost as if the fan needs about 20 seconds to get going, it makes a noise kinda like a stuttering or something, then after about 20 seconds it goes away. Is this an indication of a fan about to die or just a fan in need of some grease or something? It is a brand new build, so yeah o.O


I would suggest a new fan. I have a fan in my room (not a case fan I know) that has been running 24/7 for some time. It does this very same thing. I think it's due to the fan motor becoming worn. If the fan is brand new, try RMA'ing it.


Yeah I have a floor fan I use in my bedroom and it sounds the same as the case fan I have. It takes about 30 or 40 seconds to get going and the grinding goes away. I just can't believe my brand new case has a dying fan already :p 
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October 1, 2013 12:08:13 PM

Garret Wood said:
Smawell said:
Garret Wood said:
So basically the issue is when I start up my computer it's almost as if the fan needs about 20 seconds to get going, it makes a noise kinda like a stuttering or something, then after about 20 seconds it goes away. Is this an indication of a fan about to die or just a fan in need of some grease or something? It is a brand new build, so yeah o.O


I would suggest a new fan. I have a fan in my room (not a case fan I know) that has been running 24/7 for some time. It does this very same thing. I think it's due to the fan motor becoming worn. If the fan is brand new, try RMA'ing it.


Yeah I have a floor fan I use in my bedroom and it sounds the same as the case fan I have. It takes about 30 or 40 seconds to get going and the grinding goes away. I just can't believe my brand new case has a dying fan already :p 


It happens, send the manufacturer an email, many times they will send you a new fan with an apology without you needing to send them back anything. Depends on who it is though.
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October 1, 2013 12:20:53 PM

So I just tested the two fans I suspected, it's neither, it's the Hyper 212 Evo fan attached to the heat sink I think :( 
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October 1, 2013 12:22:56 PM

Garret Wood said:
So I just tested the two fans I suspected, it's neither, it's the Hyper 212 Evo fan attached to the heat sink I think :( 


Is that new as well? if so CM is a great company and will probably get you a new fan right away. In the mean time, if it bothers you enough, a case fan will probably fit the evo as a temp solution, just to be sure the fan doesn't die mid gaming and hurt the CPU.
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October 1, 2013 12:34:43 PM

Oh it's fine, my temps are still extremely low, it's just more irritating than anything, I can't seem to find their number for support though. I called the one they had on their website and it sent me to a number about talking to hot guys or hot girls, I was like, WTF.
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October 1, 2013 12:39:49 PM

Garret Wood said:
Oh it's fine, my temps are still extremely low, it's just more irritating than anything, I can't seem to find their number for support though. I called the one they had on their website and it sent me to a number about talking to hot guys or hot girls, I was like, WTF.


Did you talk to them? Were they hot?
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October 1, 2013 12:54:21 PM

No I wasn't bout to pay dat toll charge!
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October 1, 2013 1:20:46 PM

New fan otw, great service by Cooler Master. Took about 10 minutes to get everything together and get my part approved.
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October 1, 2013 1:22:58 PM

Garret Wood said:
New fan otw, great service by Cooler Master. Took about 10 minutes to get everything together and get my part approved.


Congrats on your solution! Hope I helped!
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