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    Keep in mind though that wood also conducts electricity
    What? Ummm, no it doesn't - except in EXTREME and very rare circumstances. If it is wet, or painted or has some other conductive finish applied to it, then it can. If exposed to 1000s of volts of RF or lightning, it can. But wood, as in unfinished boards, dowels, Popsicle/glue sticks are insulators, not conductors. Inside the computer case, 12VDC is the highest you will see. Inside the PSU, you might encounter deadly AC voltages if you are stupid and stuck a screwdriver or fingers in there while plugged into the wall. But not a dry, wooden glue stick. So don't chop off a branch from a live tree, soak it in water and stick it in live, high-voltage electronics, or your PSU.


    Replacing the video card fan, if even possible, could be a real pain too and expensive.
    What? I've done it more times than I can remember. A pain and expensive? ??? I guess that depends on what you think is a pain and expensive. One screw and the card comes out. Typically 3 or 4 small screws and fan comes off (a couple more screws if the card cooler has a cover). The hard part is determining the size fan needed. You need to know how to use a ruler for that. But expensive? No! Not unless you really want to go with something serious.

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    If it's the fan on Video card still under warranty, so no need to try to replace a fan, when i can just return it for a new one. So far problem is gone. May have been some of compressed air when sprayed either too much or in wrong way of holding can could of went inside fans somehow causing this and eventually worked itself out.

    Seems like has not been happening in a few days now. As said i am usually careful how i clean inside of PC and it's parts.
    Cleaning cards i remove them. Thanks for all your methods and even ways to fix them. Not saying i am afraid to try anything i never done before, like replacing a part, see no need as it's under warranty if needed.


    Update: Believe it is coming from video card using trick with a tube it seems location came by video card, since this sound is so quick and happens not often enough on restarts makes it hard to be sure by hearing it again. Hate to keep rebooting so many times in a row.
    Last edited by jds63; 26 Nov 2014 at 19:06.
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    Has a buzzing fan in my new pc. opened case and moved a cable, buzzing stopped. manufacturer was getting it back anyway as I wanted something added (second hdd) and they voluntarily changed the fan too as 'it might have strained the motor a bit' - nice one lads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Has a buzzing fan in my new pc. opened case and moved a cable, buzzing stopped. manufacturer was getting it back anyway as I wanted something added (second hdd) and they voluntarily changed the fan too as 'it might have strained the motor a bit' - nice one lads.

    Nice of them, wishing mine was as simple !!
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    Update to my thread, found the problem with the noise inside the PC case. As thought in my past post here it was my Graphics card fan making this noise, thought it went away as it did for a day or so then it came back. Had a spare video card to use and seems that problem has been resolved. If i find that something else was the problem instaed of this i will post a new thread again, thanks for all that replied to this thread.
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