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ZEROtherm FZ120 Rattling Noise

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Hello Overclockers,

I have an old school ZEROtherm FZ120 (http://www.zerotherm.net/eng/product/FZ120.asp) that I have used for the past three years on my quad core processor. As of late though, it starts to make a "rattling" noise at random times.

Everything is mounted correctly, and the fan does a great job of cooling my processor. If I open up the case while it is rattling, and slightly re-adjust the fan resting against the heat sink, the rattling stops. I am just moving the body of the fan itself, not the individual blades or anything. However, after a few hours or a day, the rattling comes back.

I am not sure if the fan itself is getting old and I just need a new one, or perhaps there is some kind of sound dampening material I can jerry-rig and put in place for the time being. Any thoughts?
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This is taken from frosty s,
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A couple thin padded strips are supplied with the fan, and these are intended to be stuck right onto the fins at either edge of the fan. If you don't hear any metal rattling, they can be left off.

sounds like one of them might have come loose or fallen off.

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2281
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