I noticed a whining noise, coming out of my computer, and it turned out to be caused by the fan on my graphics card. It is about 3 years old, so the fan starts to wear and will soon stop turning, which could be disastrous for the GPU on the graphics card.
So I started looking for a replacement fan on the producer's website and found this :
As I mentioned, my graphics card, a ATI Radeon 9600 XT 128MB, is 3 years old, so past warranty, but it still works fine. It seems I'll have to find a replacement fan, without help from ATI. I'm sure I'll find one, but I'm a bit upset ATI provides such a lousy service.
I can understand, they want you to buy a completely new and costly graphics card that's faster and better, but maybe if you read something like this, a customer might consider buying a graphics card of another supplier next time. One that does provide spare fans. ;)