Ticking sounds

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    Hi. My computer is making all these ticking/clicking sounds whenever I startup or play a game, sometimes even when it's idle. I opened my case, meddled with the crap inside a little and found out that the graphic card's fan is the one making all the noises.

    I called customer service and I was asked to run a diagnostic test. They said it was a hard disk problem. But it can't be. The sound is coming from the fan, how can it be from the hard disk? I then received a free, new hard disk from the company due to warranty (HP). The technician installed it, left and the it's still making the same noises!

    Then, I bought a can of compressed air and gotten rid of all the dust clogged inside the fans, including the graphic card fan. It's still having the same problem.

    Sometimes, I placed my index finger on the fan to make it stop spinning and the ticking/clicking stopped. It doesn't last long though.

    Your thoughts on this please?

    If possible, a non-budget fix. Otherwise, please advise!

    Thanks.

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    Oil the fan bearings.
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    eather oil the bearing or tighten it because its become lose and hitting its self
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    Thank you Sakumo and TKkira.

    I googled for "fan maintenance" and found an in-depth guide on how to oil fan bearings. I'll try out the maintenance.

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