Any hypothesis about what might be going on with this one?
Using an 11th generation Framework, I am experiencing a mysterious rattling noise when the fan spins up. This has persisted even after replacing the fan and heat sync assembly.
Beginning a few months ago, when my fan spins up due to CPU load etc., a rattling noise can be heard coming approximately from the location of the fan and heat sync assembly. Indeed, the noise tracks closely with fan RPM, i.e. no noise when the fan is off and louder with higher RPM.
Originally, I figured this was just bad luck with a faulty bearing in the fan. However, the rattling persists unchanged after completely replacing the fan and heat sync assembly!
Any ideas on what might be going on and how to fix? Thanks in advance!