Noisy cpu fan

  LFCcartesian 17:53 01 Dec 2009

I have an old pc with a 1Ghz processor that I want to turn into a NAS.
The problem I have is the cpu fan is so noisy. I've lifted the label and re-oiled it but it still makes a racket.
I want to replace it with a new quiet one but need some advice.
It is connected to the motherboard directly with a plastic connector and seems to have a small plastic 'lever' on the side of the connector. The fan then screws into the heatsink directly.
How do I remove the fan connector? Does it just pull off? I don't want to apply too much pressure yet without knowing if I am doing the right thing.
Also can anyone recommend a quiet fan to replace it with?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:10 01 Dec 2009

How do I remove the fan connector? Does it just pull off?

Yes but have a look for a small clip on the connector

This is for a AMD chip and fan click here

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  woodchip 20:07 01 Dec 2009

As its a Old PC the CPU may be one that needs a good blower as old CPU's run Hot. So if you change it it needs to be able to cool the CPU or it will burn out

  woodchip 20:09 01 Dec 2009

Some hear at Maplins, I bought one with Speed control from them click here

  LFCcartesian 23:30 01 Dec 2009

Thanks for the info guys.

woodchip - the fans at Maplins all seem to have the heatsink attached. Is it possible to just buy the fan?


  woodchip 23:41 01 Dec 2009

they do sell fans do a search of the site

  LFCcartesian 23:03 02 Dec 2009

What would you consider a quiet fan? I've seen some for 25dBA.

Is this quiet?


  Blackadderthe4th 11:11 03 Dec 2009

"Is it possible to just buy the fan?" Yes I just got one, about a month ago

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