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Old 02-08-2014, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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My CPU fan is failing. I get the message every few days. It takes it too long to start working and, when it does, it is making funny noises. Conclusion: Buy a new fan. As for what I'm looking for I am vague in my own mind but I thought there'd be some kind of ID number. From what you all have said, I conclude not. Beyond that, not much I can say - intelligently.
I already told you what to do. Go to your device manager like I told you to.. find out what kind of processor you have and buy a new fan for it.

I don't understand why you're acting like no one helped you when you were given an answer a long time ago.

If you can't figure it out, fine... but please do not act like we didn't already tell you.

Again, as I already stated.. if you can't figure this type of information out you should not be replacing a heatsink. It's very easy to damage the core and it doesn't seem like you're familiar at all with computers. Please bring it in and just have a computer guy do it for you.
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Old 02-08-2014, 04:27 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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My CPU fan is failing. I get the message every few days. It takes it too long to start working and, when it does, it is making funny noises. Conclusion: Buy a new fan. As for what I'm looking for I am vague in my own mind but I thought there'd be some kind of ID number. From what you all have said, I conclude not. Beyond that, not much I can say - intelligently.

Ok, are you intending to replace the fan yourself? If so, remove the old fan as Jason suggested, read any specs that are on it (dimensions, etc) and take it to the store to find a replacement.

I'm not sure what you mean by "We did get what was on the fan itself but it didn't seem to be anything that would tell us exactly what to ask for at the shop.
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:20 AM
 
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That was pretty much our thought. I was just trying to be helpful by seeing if I could find anything. Not to worry. The person who will do the job knows far more than I. He'll manage.
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