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Problem with my cpu fan

By cpyrios
Oct 15, 2008
  1. For the last year my computer has had a little problem and i finally have had it!!
    my cpu fan is soo loud now .. everytime i start a game the fan just goes supper loud and doesnt stop being loud till i stop the game, what is wrong with it:confused:
    and i have cleaned it out several times and it has still done it

    would like anyones input on this ty :D
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,456   +228

    It might be that the thermal compound has hardened or deteriorated and the heatsink isn't absorbing the heat from the CPU as efficiently as before. I would gently remove the heatsink/fan assembly from the CPU, clean the old thermal compound and reapply fresh compound.
     
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