Hello all, the cpu fan on my laptop is on its last blade. It has been rattling for a while,a couple supposed pc techs listened to it, but both said either it was nothing or probably my optical drive. The sounds continued on and off, etc. I got curious and opened up my laptop and saw that the cpu fan was moving slowly or not at all. I blew it out, removed some debris and it seemed a bit better. I have since been trying to locate a replacement to no avail. Seems that a replacement fan for my alienware M17X-R1 is impossible to get. I searched the internet, ebay, and all the local authorized and non authorized repair in my area and no one has it, nor will work on it. Im at my wits end. Alienware has the parts, but wont sell me one as my laptop is not under warranty. It seems stupid to think that my processors are just waiting to burn up. It is barely 2 years old. Any suggestions on how to keep it cool? I installed Everest to see what my temps were at and they were way up there. CPU temps were a 128 C. Put a small fan blowing air on the vent on top of the keyboard and it brought the temp down about to 70-100C.