View Full Version : GPU Fan Grinding want to replace-G73JH

11-13-2011, 07:45 AM
My gpu fan is making a very very loud noise. I've taken it apart and cleaned everything out and now I think I just want to replace the fan. The only place I've found one was here: http://www.laptopcpufan.com/asus-g73-laptop-cpu-cooling-fan-p-2480.html
Are the cpu and gpu fans the same? They look exactly the same but I want to make sure before I pull the trigger. I would really like to play Skyrim in relative peace. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

edit: Also, is this site reputable? I've never shopped there before.

11-13-2011, 10:38 AM
Since you're taking the fan out anyway, power it up and see if its making the noise extermally

Btw, I just bookmarked that link, good find!

11-13-2011, 12:20 PM
I'm not sure what you mean. I haven't taken the fan out yet cause I still want to use it. The noise is continuing to get worse. Will the computer still work if I unplug the fan? If it does how can I keep the gpu cool enough to still play games? I have after burner on my pc so i can monitor temps and stuff. Would one of those laptop coolers be able to kind of take the place of the fan for the time being? I was thinking of chopping a hole below where the fan is to get more airflow behind the heatSink.

11-13-2011, 12:26 PM
Well you could maybe fix it if you take ie out then put it back in. Maybe there's a wayward screw in there, or the squirrel cage is rubbing just a little. You can use something else ti power it up.

11-13-2011, 12:38 PM
I think I'm gonna switch the fans, gpu where the cpu one is and vice versa. I'll also see if I can oil the fan. Would silicon oil work for that?

11-13-2011, 01:08 PM
Yup, but just oil the bearings. May be a ceramic sleeve bearing.

11-13-2011, 08:07 PM
I opened it back up and removed both fans. I oiled the problem fan and then switched their positions. The sound seems to have gone away but i'm still gonna hold my breath. I turned Skyrim on for a few minutes and the laptop was back to factory quiteness.

11-13-2011, 08:51 PM
See, now don't you have a feeling of accomplishment! :D

Did they have ceramic bearings? I used 3-in-1 oil on my daughter's CPU fan and it never needed oil again. There was a little rubber cap that I pulled off and there was the bearing.

11-14-2011, 05:37 AM
I don't even really remember seeing a bearing. When I took the fan out of its little housing there was a pin on the fan that went into a little hole. I just squirted some oil into it. Although, I did switch the fans and the one that was for the cpu rarely turned on. It might not be fixed but at least it's quiet for now.

11-14-2011, 05:58 AM
Well, it's some sort of sleeve bearing...