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PC Fan

By Liz Burrell
Oct 2, 2016
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  1. How can I make my fan quiet? PC is only about 5 months old and just started this noise today
     
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    Many ways to make a fan more quiet. First, it is necessary to know why it became loud. Many questions, beginning with:
    - what kind of PC?
    - which fan? power supply, cpu, gpu, case?
    - what does it sound like now and how does that differ from before?
    - did something else happen at the time the fan sound changed?

    If it is a particularly loud sound - or change of sound to buzzing or screeching or beeping or clicking - then it may be covered by warranty.

    Recording the sound may be helpful - I use the microphone part of my webcam for that. Audacity is the name of a good piece of recording software if you need a program with which to record. http://www.techspot.com/downloads/3194-audacity.html

    A new fan is inexpensive, but figuring which, and why, and then replacing it can be costly if you take it to a shop for repair outside of warranty.
     

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