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My Really Noisy Fan

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December 3, 2013 8:19:00 AM

One day I was having issues loading my OS, then I re-seated all the motherboard's components.

I was however careful not to trigger any static electricity, and I avoided touching the capacitors, resistors and all those pretty stuff on the motherboard.

Re-seating solved my booting problem, but ever since my PC's fan has been really noisy. I blowed out the dust, oiled the fans, but that did not work. Now I am really confused.

My PC's temperature averages between 50-70 degrees, and am pretty sure it's not overheating. It's just noisy, especially when I open applications, new webpages, or games

Please help.

My PC's a HP Desktop

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December 3, 2013 10:00:06 AM

Either your heatsink isn't good enough to cool your CPU down or the thermal paste is dried up.

What model is your HP PC?
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December 3, 2013 10:14:35 AM

"oiled the fans" == big mistake
oil attracts dust, the fans with oiled/fluid bearings/bushings are sealed

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December 3, 2013 7:48:27 PM

jay_nar2012 said:
Either your heatsink isn't good enough to cool your CPU down or the thermal paste is dried up.

What model is your HP PC?


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December 3, 2013 7:54:40 PM

Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Compaq dx2200 MT
BIOS: Phoenix - Award BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 2942MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 2942MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

It's the tower type

And my heatsink has been working just fine since I bought the desktop back in 2006. I do not see any reason to replace it right now, when it probably isn't the problem. And as far as thermal paste goes, well I have no idea what that is, how to even use it. Maybe I'll just look it up on google then figure something out.

Yes, I did oil the noisy fan. The fan cooling the heatsink is the one making all the noise. But before I oiled it, I thoroughly cleaned it. Then I oiled it, and now here we are. If oiling it was a big mistake, what do I do now?
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December 3, 2013 11:22:05 PM

I'd clean the oil off the best you can, or just buy a new fan.
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December 4, 2013 2:33:20 AM

If you reseated the processor without putting new thermal paste on will inhibit heat transfer between the processor and heatsink.
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December 4, 2013 2:54:06 AM

Fans are really cheap, so dont worry too much if you need to replace it. You can get quiet fans for a little more money too.
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