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CPU Makes a chattering noise

I have a DELL XPS 800 Studio. Specs are attached.

I for no apparent reason, my CPU began to make a fairly loud chattering noise, obviously based upon some sort of rotation. I opened the case and stopped the fan but the noise persists. There appears to be a cooling unit of sorts under the fan.

I also just replaced the video card, but the sound appears to be coming from the processor (And its not the fan)

Any ideas?
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fasteddie565

8/22/2022 - Mon
fasteddie565

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Video Card is Below:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2048MB

Also, the system seems to be running a bit slower as well.
IanTh

it sounds like dust has got into a particular cooling fan

it will make it go slower if the cpu cannot cool properly
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Steve,

That was my next move. I will try this and report back.
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Well, all three comments drove me to trouble shoot everything that moved with inside the case.

After disconnecting everything with power, I still heard the noise. I stuck my head in the box just to listed and isolate the noise. Eventually I found on the very bottom (underside, facing the bottom of the case) of the video card the cooling fan is exposed and a SATA cable from the HD was rubbing the exposed fan blade. I moved the errant cable and all was right with the world.

Thank you one and all