Lately my cpu fan has been making a buzzing noise. It's enough to be irritating. Is this normal? Someone said that Athlons are noisier than Pentiums. Also both fans run all the time, are they suppose to?
The noise the fans makes is dependent on the design of the fan and the heatsink.
If your fan has gotten noiser recently, it's a sign that it's probably about to die, time to consider a replacement. If it stops, you'll likely have reliability issues, if you don't toast the processor altogether.
It might be the fact the fan might be bit loose. I had a case when my fan from my nVidia video card was making a terrible buzzing noise. I just tapped the fan in a few times with a screwdriver and then it was as quiet as a mouse.
now im curious. my processor fan seems to idle sometimes, and then it fires up all loud when it is loading something or when i run a game it stays revved up. i know it isnt my CD drives, cos it makes the same sounds when they are both open. also, my pc is running colder now for some reason. nothing seems to have changed, and it used to idle at about 60 and now it is doing good at about 55. i have my cpu fan plugged into the plug on the mainboard that says "CPU Cooler", i used to have it running from the hard disk power feed, and when i had it that way, my machine's fan noise didnt fluctuate like this.
anyone think this is weird?
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