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P2-233 fan noise

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I've got a Pentium II 233 running on an Asus board. The system is nine months old and just a week ago, i started hearing a mild grinding noise that appears to be coming from the CPU fan. I am very familiar with Socket 7 CPU/fans but i have no experience with the Slot 1 varieties. My question is how do i stop the noise or make the fan fail so i can have it replaced (its still under warrenty).
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Well, you really don't want your fan to fail, it will do it on it's own. If you forget and let it burn out, so will your processor. First, try using some canned air to blow the dirt from the fan. Normally 90% of these fans are ball-bearing and blowing the dirt off will help extend their life. If you are gun shy and your pc is under warranty, then tell the company of the problem and they will send you a new one to replace it. They would rather replace a $9 fan than to replace a $200 processor if you know what I mean. The canned air will work if you catch it in time, but to be on the safe side I would personally send it back. You don't know when the bearings will heat up and the fan will lock up. By the way, don't use oil or grease of any type on the fan.

Good Luck!
Mike
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Thank you for the advice Mikecr. I have already contacted the manufacturer (well, their answering machine anyway) and i will try to get a replacement. I'll also try a little canned air to maybe prolong its death until after i can get a replacement.
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Your very welcome and good luck to you!


Good Luck!

Mike
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