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September 28, 2012 4:13:53 PM

1>>>>>My cpu fan makes a 'tick-tick-tick-tick' sound at times and when i usually push the edges (not the
fan...but the outer part) it stops.

what may be the reason behind this?



2>>>>>i accidentally touched the one of the gpu fan when running and one of it's blades got cut off.
now whenever i play games (i.e give work to the GPU) at high speeds it makes a rattling noise.
Is there any way to stop this?



CPU-AMD Phenom X4 965 B.E
GPU-Nvidia Geforce GTX 560

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September 28, 2012 4:26:21 PM

If a fan blade is gone then the fan is out of balance, you need to get a new one.

http://www.gelidsolutions.com/products/index.php?lid=1&...

Check if there is anything obstructing the CPU fan cooler.
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September 29, 2012 3:26:03 PM

I sometimes get ticking with one of my case fans. This is caused by the fan coming out a bit from the case. Pushing it in should stop it. If it persists, try rescrewing it in making sure it is square. If that doesn't work, some blue tac/cable tie/toothpick can help.
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