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Fan makes loud noise at night


Modomancs

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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?

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Graphicool1

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

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Modomancs

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Yeah

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Chronos the 2nd

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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.

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Graphicool1

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

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spuds

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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?.

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wee eddie

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

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wiz-king

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

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

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bumpkin

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

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Mr Mistoffelees

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

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