Originally Posted by pdswife
the fan in Paul's computer...it's really loud....
pds, you could do 2 things to solve a noisy fan. get a 1/4" nut driver, a small phillips, and a smaller slotted screwdriver. extract the fan from the computer. it may be in the power supply, or on the processor, or the case may have a seperate fan, if it's a tower.
next, peel back the label to expose the bearing in the center of the fan, and give it a shot with wd40, or even 3-in-1 oil. replace fan.
you get a chopstick and jam it into the offending fan. go into the system configs and turn off all of the overheat alarms.
watch paul buy a new, not so noisy computer.