yesdiseases

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Hello, I bought about a year and a half ago with a geforce ti4600. Over the last couple months, the fan has become noisy, making this kinda scratchy sound as it turns. I've noticed that if i shut down the computer, wait about a half an hour, and turn it back on, the noise goes away. But after a couple hours of running, the noise comes back. Nowadays, it seems to be almost permamently making noise. If i touch the fan case, it seems really hot. Does this mean that my graphics card is going to overheat and die? Should I replace the fan (I would like the noise to go away - is there any way to fix this?)?

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scottchen

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The fan's bearing is probably dying, you could find some cheap Geforce4 cooling solution from Thermaltake.

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Woodman

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Maybe you can try the Iceberg. It's relatively cheap, I think a bit more than US$10, so it should be okay.

And yea, definitely try what Wusy suggested first. WD40 also saved my sanity with my moaning gfx fan.

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scottchen

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Oh yeah forgot about that, try to clean the fan first with compressed air.

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Woodman

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<A HREF="http://www.wd40.com/Brands/wd40.cfm" target="_new">WD40</A>. There's always another use.

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scottchen

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Interesting, I guess i'll go visit a hardware store sometimes. Sounds pretty helpful.

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Yeah, everything. I use it in place of vaseline... whoo it stings!

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