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15-02-2002, 11:52 AM
Couple days ago i put in a Geforce 2MX400 agp card into my computer which has 1.4ghz athlon,384mb sdram,20gb hard drive,soundblaster live,cd-writer and dvd drive.
When the computer starts up after not been used for awhile it sounds like the cpu cooling fan is struggling(this last for a few seconds at startup) and when i turn off the computer and then it on a minute or so later, it doesn't make the struggling sound at all.
Do i need a new cpu cooling fan or a new powersupply(have a 320w power supply).

15-02-2002, 01:20 PM
How do you mean it is struggling?

How old is the CPU fan, and has it had a clean recently? might be full of dust. It doesn't sound like its a PSU problem, so you might want to look into another fan, even just borrow one if you can, and see if that makes a difference.

16-02-2002, 09:19 AM
mike,i used a brand new fan i bought from dick smiths and still does the same thing.