Fan Noisy on Startup

CKH123

New member
Just need a bit of advise

Bought a new Desktop from PCS which came on October 4th.

On Startup there is loud noise coming from the front of the PC, which I'm 100% sure is a faulty fan. There are 3 fans at the front. I can clearly see the 3 fans through the side window and the top one of the 3 looks to be rotating slower than the other 2.

The odd thing is if I perform a full shut-down and start it up again the noise will clear and the 3 fans all rotate as they should. There also doesn't appear to be any cables or wires getting caught on the fans.

Checked the warranty on parts and it says I can return the PC in the original packaging. I discarded the Packaging so not sure what to do about that.

Any advise on what I could do to fix it ?

Thanks
 

Bigfoot

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
First thing we need is the full spec of the PC from your order page, so that we know what we are dealing with.
 

CKH123

New member
Here are the Specs

Case CORSAIR iCUE 220T RGB AIRFLOW MID TOWER GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Eight Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.4GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
MotherboardASUS® PRIME B450-PLUS (DDR4, USB 3.1, 6Gb/s) - RGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)8GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 2400MHz (1 x 8GB)
Graphics Card8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2060 SUPER - HDMI, DP - VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
DVD/BLU-RAY DriveNOT REQUIRED
Power SupplyCORSAIR 450W CV SERIES™ CV-450 POWER SUPPLY
Power Cable1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor CoolingSTANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Thermal PasteSTANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound CardONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
Wireless Network CardWIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD
USB/Thunderbolt OptionsMIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
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Operating System LanguageUnited Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery MediaWindows 10 Multi-Language Recovery Image - Unlimited Downloads from Online Account
Office SoftwareFREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-VirusBullGuard™ Internet Security - Free 90 Day License inc. Gamer Mode
BrowserMicrosoft® Edge (Windows 10 Only)
Warranty3 Year Standard Warranty (1 Month Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
DeliverySTANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
Build TimeStandard Build - Approximately 16 to 19 working days
Welcome BookPCSpecialist Welcome Book - United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland
 

ubuysa

The BSOD Doctor
Moderator
If you open up the front of the case so that you can see the fans you should be able to confirm that it's a front fan causing the noise. Try stopping the fan (gently and carefully) to confirm it's the source of the noise.

If it is a front fan then call PCS (phone, don't email) and see what they suggest. They may just send you a replacement fan to fit if you're comfortable doing that.
 

CKH123

New member
Thanks for the reply Ubuysa.

I did what you suggested and removed the front panel.

I literally only touched the fan gently and the noise stopped (No shutdown required) There was like a mesh cover over the 3 fans which had already collected quite a bit of particles. I cleaned that off and put it back.

Might be a good idea to clean it off maybe once a week?

The PC hasn't made a noise on the next 2 startups so a bit of fluff or dust may of caused it. Will see how it goes over the next few days and if the noise returns will call PCS.
 

ubuysa

The BSOD Doctor
Moderator
Thanks for the reply Ubuysa.

I did what you suggested and removed the front panel.

I literally only touched the fan gently and the noise stopped (No shutdown required) There was like a mesh cover over the 3 fans which had already collected quite a bit of particles. I cleaned that off and put it back.

Might be a good idea to clean it off maybe once a week?

The PC hasn't made a noise on the next 2 startups so a bit of fluff or dust may of caused it. Will see how it goes over the next few days and if the noise returns will call PCS.
Fluff (and dust sometimes) can unbalance a fan and make it quite noisy. If removing the fluff has stopped the noise then job done. :)

It's wise to clean the whole PC periodiaclly, how often depends on how dusty the environment in which it runs. I clean mine every couple of months - but that's because they're remodelling the hotel opposite and that generates a LOT of dust! Every six months is probably a good yardstick.
 
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