Originally Posted by supra
ok thnx. i might just get another cooler cos it would really piss me off listening to the noise everytime i boot up the pc.
looks like ill have to upgrade my system sooner than i thought
If you want to quiet it down you can add some grease onto the fan motor's shaft, and it will usually stop it from making noise for a little while, but I've never been able to keep it away by doing that. Within a few weeks it usually starts complaining again. If you pull the fan off, the side that is the opposite of the blades usually has a plastic sticker covering it, you just peel that back, and add a little grease in there and spin it around a few times. That should quiet it for now, but I've never had it work for a long term fix.