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earthakitten | 17:01 Tue 28th Oct 2008 | Computers
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I have an E systems computer with a Pentium 4 3.2Ghz.
There is a noise coming from the PSU possibly from the fan. Does anyone know if a PSU from a Dell (200 w) would be OK?
Thank you.

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How old is the pc? Have you ever cleaned the fan?
p4 3.2 - 200w is pushing it - 350 was the recomended about then (2 HDD 2 DVD and a power hungry p4 fan)

what you got in now? - that would be a better guide

eth is right though - you can hit the PSU with a dyson - also the case fan (s?)
but if the cpu looks like a fluffy bunny you need something a bit less staticy

I prefer one of the wife's blusher brushes (you know - the huge soft fluffy jobs) - that way tou won't dislodge anything
and a stiff 1/4" paintbrush - both bristle (not nylon) to get into the crevices

but be gentle - crack the thermal seal .... and you'll have a nice doorstop

then vac the bottom of the case - but don't get too close to the mobo

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Thanks for the advice
OH thinks it must be about 400w in now
Will try the dyson and blusher brush next.

EK xx
Ac is a typical man - thinks the vacuum is a carpet beater.

Vacuum is fine if you are careful, not hitting the fan with it. :)
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Thanks to everyone who answered. I seemed to have cured it with a drop of light oil. I found the information on www.zdnet.co.uk ( I Googled 'computer fans' )
I hope this may helpful to people.
eth - a typical man thinks a WOMAN is a carpet beater - a vac just makes more time for the washing and cooking.

.... allegedly ;)
Hee heee. How I laughed, Ac.

:|

Glad you're sorted though, eartha

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