Fan makes loud noise at night

  Modomancs 07:52 AM 31 Jul 13
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So.. You see , when I leave my PC open all night , the fan goes loud for some reason (CPU Fan) . So uhhh.... any way to fix it without replacing the whole fan?

  Graphicool1 09:14 AM 31 Jul 13

When you say..."when I leave my PC open all night"...do you mean 'ON'?

  Modomancs 10:06 AM 31 Jul 13

Yeah

  Chronos the 2nd 10:12 AM 31 Jul 13

It might be that the fan is more noticeable at night because there is ambient noise around to cover the sound of the fan.

It is a reasonable simple process to replace the heatsink/fan unit on your processor.

But to advise on what ones to go for we would need to know a few details of tour PC. If you know what motherboard you have great, if not make and model of PC should with a little research provide the information.

  Graphicool1 10:38 AM 31 Jul 13

...Or, just turn the PC off at night...Aah Bliss!

  spuds 11:43 AM 31 Jul 13

If it is the fan, and not the quietness of your surroundings, then replacing the fan isn't difficult or expensive, if you have the time and expertise.

If a fan is left on 24/7, then the rates of knots these things work at, no wonder they wear out over time?.

  wee eddie 13:19 PM 31 Jul 13

It might be worth cleaning the Fan Blades with a stiff brush

  wiz-king 13:58 PM 31 Jul 13

Do you mean the fan gets louder at a specific time?

Could be a timed event - defrag - auto-updating anti-virus.

  bumpkin 15:04 PM 31 Jul 13

Maybe change the clock by 12hrs just as a test.

  Mr Mistoffelees 16:12 PM 31 Jul 13

Unless it really has to be on all night, shut your PC down and stop wasting electricity.

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