I have an Arctic Freezer 7 Pro CPU cooler that stopped working yesterday after just a few months of use. It doesn't appear to be too dusty, but the fan just won't spin.
In trying to figure out what's wrong, I removed the fan and noticed that it's relatively hard to spin. I don't remember what it was like when I bought it, but it seems reasonable that it should be pretty easy to spin with my finger, or perhaps even by blowing on it.
Am I correct in expecting it to spin freely?
EDIT: Thanks for the replies. I'm actually using a desk fan for now, until I can replace the faulty fan. Speedfan says I'm OK...