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Case Fan Loud only around the time it gets into windows and alyways first boot of the day, never happens again- XPredator X1

As the title says, the case on the front side of the aerocool xpredator x1 (where the hdd and optical drive is) makes a quite loud buzzing noise but not on start up/in bios only when i get to windows? Will I have to lubricate the bearing? If so, someone lend me a good link for tutorial, but otherwise, help! thanks

fyi- i have the fan plugged into the chassis slot,not psu and its the front fan

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If you look at the picture in the middle, thats the fan there, just trying to let u guys have an idea :D

my specs are

i5-3570k
GTX 770
the case ^
sandisk 256gb ssd
1tb WD hdd
asus p8zz7-v

appreciate the help
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  1. Hi
    Almost certainly the fan bearing is wearing out ,buzzes when cold then the friction heats it up which expands it and causes buzzing to stop.
    You will need a new fan,even if you can get lubrication in the damage has already been done.
    This will get worse over time.
  2. its so new as well, got it only two months ish ago
  3. makkem said:
    Hi
    Almost certainly the fan bearing is wearing out ,buzzes when cold then the friction heats it up which expands it and causes buzzing to stop.
    You will need a new fan,even if you can get lubrication in the damage has already been done.
    This will get worse over time.


    thing is, i dont think it stops...
  4. Best answer
    Yeah I did not mean the fan stops just that the bearing expands so that it is once again a tight fit and the buzzing stops.
    It may be that the fan is running slightly slower than normal.
  5. no the buzzing doesnt stop m8 but i had turned the fan controller down loooads to its minimum so the fans rpm is minimum so ill crank it up a notch tmrw, thanks for the help
  6. makkem said:
    Yeah I did not mean the fan stops just that the bearing expands so that it is once again a tight fit and the buzzing stops.
    It may be that the fan is running slightly slower than normal.


    so it didn't go, just stayed, its actually the back fan because on start up before this it used to rattle a bit for like 10 min then stop and I think that's what this is but after its been left cold for a while it goes extreme, still haven't left it to see if it stops because not only is it very loud but it worries me (yh, ik) cuz this is a relatively new build :/ I can get it replaced with like a really good fan instead, these are probably like £2 lol.
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