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The Processor fan running in a vibration mode with sound

By raja
Apr 16, 2006
  1. Hi guy's

    I am having a pc with intel pentium 4 - intel 845 GVSL motherboard

    suddenly one day i power on it i heared the sound coming from the cpu .

    when i touch the cpu the cpu is some what vibrating . I shutdown the PC

    open the case and check for loose contact all are fine . i checked RAM also

    again i power on it i watched that the processor fan getting speed

    gradually witha noice & vibrating the motherboard also . The SMPS fan

    working correctly.I am having the OS windows Nt

    Please help me to solve this problem
     
  2. Coolmatt

    Coolmatt TS Rookie Posts: 66

    Most likely the fan is out of balance (most likely from having a loose screw). I had the same problem with me but it was worse cause I stuck a screwdriver (a thick one I might add) into the fan while it was spinning (cause I was curious lol) and it took off one of the blades >_<.
     
  3. raja

    raja TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hi coolmatt

    I had checked the screws in the processor fan it is fitted tightly

    Then what to do

    help me
     
  4. Coolmatt

    Coolmatt TS Rookie Posts: 66

    Well...try using Scotch tape.
     
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    wait.. is this the processor fan above the CPU heatsink (dont use scotch tape here)? or the case fans?

    check the RPM of the fans in Bios's Hardware monitor or other monitoring app, and also the temps and voltages as well..

    clean out any dust especialy those dust grills on the pc with an air compressor or vacum cleaner..
     
  6. benken2202001

    benken2202001 TS Enthusiast Posts: 114   +16

    on very rare occasion, a ball bearing in the fan may be cracked. it won't cost much to get a new one (fan). just make sure it fits ur heatsink
     
  7. Quack 4

    Quack 4 TS Rookie

    one of the blade maybe heavier and causing the vibration, can check for balance by using a penknife to scrape a little material off to balance or put a tape.
     
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