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My Really Noisy Fan

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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  1. 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?
  2. "oiled the fans" == big mistake
    oil attracts dust, the fans with oiled/fluid bearings/bushings are sealed
  3. 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?
  4. 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?
  5. I'd clean the oil off the best you can, or just buy a new fan.
  6. Best answer
    If you reseated the processor without putting new thermal paste on will inhibit heat transfer between the processor and heatsink.
  7. 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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