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Fan creaking noise?

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I apologize for asking this silly question....I noticed that I hear some creaking coming from the fan-radiator area. It is not loud by any means, but if you happen to pay attention to it, it gets annoying. The sound is rhythmic to the fan - it kind of goes 'creeek...creeek'. Not as fast as fan spinning - maybe a 'creek' every 5 or so seconds. If I tap on top of the case, it quits and then comes back again. I checked and could not find anything hitting the fan. If I spin the fans manually by hand, I am not able to recreate the sound. My little brain says I need to put rubber washers in between the fans and rad. And also in between rad and case. But I want to confirm this first because I found out it will be ROYAL PITA to take the fans off now. I got some mother board heat sinks protruding in the right places to make me suffer while taking the fans off. I should be able to put some rubber washers in between the rad and case real easy though.
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I have a similar problem. I already have rubber washers between my fan and rad.
I think the ball bearings might be going. At least on my fan.
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I have a similar problem. I already have rubber washers between my fan and rad.
I think the ball bearings might be going. At least on my fan.
Blistering burnacles....that indeed sound like ball bearings going bad. Just want to confirm that I will not hear I just spin the fans by hand - meaning not running at 1000 rpm.
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The creaking was indeed from the fan bearings, but it was getting amplified by the case. I put some foam insulation in between the radiator and the case and I cannot hear it anymore.
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