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PC making strange noise! Any ideas?

Q: PC making strange noise! Any ideas?

My PC runs Windows 7 x64 and is basically an Asus H97I+ M/b, I7-4790K CPU & GTX970 GPU. There are two SSDs for hard drives...

Whenever I am running MS Flight Simulator, I get a strange, high-pitched 'chirping' noise from what should be a silent PC, fans apart. After Googling I kind of decided it was coil whine from the GPU:

GeForce GTX 970 Coil Whine Concerns | PC Perspective

but having opened up the case and listened more closely (literally) the noise seems to be coming more from the CPU. If so, what could it be? Pretty sure it's not mechanical (i.e. fans).

Oddly, as I say, I don't get the noise other than when I run MS Flight Simulator (I don't use this particular PC for much else). I tried stress testing the CPU with Intel Burn and the GPU with this:

https://unigine.com/products/benchmarks/valley/

..also copied large files from one SSD to another. None of which caused any noise at all. It's only when running FS9 (haven't tried FSX). Makes no sense to me. Recording of the noise is here:

https://mega.nz/#!rgRxWY6J!kvSfOr6tf...TjxfXt-LXdkAdQ

Any ideas??

Thanks!

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I've had this computer since March and I'm using the stock heat sink it came with. Recently I've noticed that sometimes programs will be unresponsive for 4-6 seconds and then it will go back to normal. The same thing can be said about the mouse, sometimes it doesn't even move. I took apart the side panel of my case and noticed that the CPU fan was making the noise. It sounds like a dial up modem, but a lot more silent. This noise can only be heard up close and eventually it goes away before starting to make the noise again. My CPU temps are normal, 31 on idle and usally 45-50 when I'm playing a game. The stock fan never stops spinning either. Maybe the motherboard has something to do with this? I haven't changed anything or added any new hardware since putting it together in March nor have I replaced the thermal paste because the temps were always low to begin with.

Here are my specs





Quote:
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i3 3220 @ 3.30GHz 36 ?C
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. B75M-HD3 (Intel Core i3-3220 CPU @ 3.30GHz) 28 ?C
Graphics
G236HL ([email protected])
AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
Hard Drives
932GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 ATA Device (SATA) 31 ?C
112GB KINGSTON SV300S37A120G ATA Device (SSD) 29 ?C
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Audio
AMD High Definition Audio Device ... Read more

A:CPU fan is making a strange noise

I can also record a video of the sound I'm hearing

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Hey everyone.. New here have a critical question!

I was in the middle of playing some game about 20 minutes ago and my harddrive started making a strange buzzing/humming sound. To confirm it was my harddrive I unplugged it, and turned the computer on. The noise was gone when I did so. So I have it back in and everything and it "seems" everything is running a lot slower. Things are locking up, ect.

I'm wondering if anyone could give me an idea of what this problem is, and how long my HD might have left in it. I'll be monitering this thread so I'll try to reply fast.. Don't want my HD to die before I find an answer.
 

A:Harddrive making a strange noise

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Hey guys, this is my first post here so if this is in the wrong place, then forgive me, I checked around and this seems like the best place for this kinda prob.

Ok the problem is that my fan on my graphics card (Radeon 9600XT) has started making a weird and very annoying buzzing/whirling sound.

It all started after I did my monthly clean up inside my system. Getting rid of all the grime and stuff and checking to see if everythings just all right.

Well i plugged everything back together and a strange whirling sound started coming from my system. It's hard to describe really, it's kinda intermitent. It comes on for 5/6 seconds then theres a pause, then it's on again for another 5/6 secs etc. It doesn't seem to be related to any sort of activity the computer is engaged in, ie it makes the same kinda noise when just sat there on desktop as it does when Im downloading stuff, browsing the net or playing games.

I took the back off my case to see what it might have been and found out it was my graphics card, because when i held my card the pitch of the buzzing would lower a bit, so I took the top of my fan off my g-card and cave it a good clean out because i thought maybe there was something stuck in the fan that was making the noise. The fan is now totally crap-free but it's still making the noise.

Grrrrrrr

If anyone has any suggestions please help It' so very annoying and starting to give me headache. Oh and if I've left out ne information ... Read more

A:GPU Fan Making Strange Buzzing Noise

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Hi Folks, when I turn on my PC i believe the fan is making some strange noises as it is is over ravving, after a couple of minutes this sound stops and there no problem with how the system works. What do you think this may be? Cold whether? Dust? Shall I do anything about it?

Many thanks for your advice.

Nabetse
 

A:fan making strange noise when starting

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Hello this is my first time here and i hope i am posting in the right section. I checked the search option but couldnt find the same problem as mine.
So lets start i spent last night(about 12h) rendering images on my pc(which is less than 2 years old)
so after it was done evrything functioned nicely and i didn't notice any problems when i turned it off.
After around 3-4h i turned the PC on again and it started making some strange noice like crawling or whirling or something not sure how to describe it correctly. So i opened the PC and while it was all running and making the noise i used a screwdriver to block all of the fans for like a sec just to see if it is them (i read that from some other forum suggestion).
So anyway when i stoped the PSU fan the sound stoped and when i released it did not start immidiately. The sound does not start as soon as i start the PC it takes some time for it. Also the fan seems to slow down when it happens. Now i left it on like 10mins with the fan making the noise and slowing down and after like 5-10min the noise stoped and the fan started turning fast again. It has been several hours on since than and it is working normaly, i read that the problem could be dust/a wire out of place/a insect flying in etc. My concern is what i should do, is it the PSU failing or just the fan or maybe something else?
 

A:Solved: PSU fan making strange noise

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I was also able to record it (but in sort of bad quality):

What is causing this, and what should I do about it?
 

A:My computer is making this strange noise...

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So this is the first time (for about the past week) that I've heard my mobo's fan making a pretty noticable noise. Upon inspection it seems like the fan is spinning, slowing down, speeding up, slowing down..etc... Not sure what to do (and whether or not to start panicing).

The system is a Gigabye GA-7VAX with the KT400 chipset. The fan is directly on the chipset so I definately don't want this baby to die. Any ideas?
 

A:Motherboard fan making strange noise

Replace it immediately with a quality-fan before your mobo fries.
 

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My PC is making a strange noise inside the tower. I think it may be a fan going out, or the harddrive may be worn out. I went to the HP
website, no help. My PC is a HP 6465. It has Win98.No upgrades original hardware. I am using
Firefox instead of IE. Firefox v 2.0. Please help thank you

 

A:Solved: PC making strange noise

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I am new on here and still figuring out how to navigate the forums, so I apologize if I'm posting a question that has already been asked (also english is not my first language so bare with me haha). I can't find any article/forum that explains my problem so I am posting here hoping to finally finding out what is causing this sound and how to fix it.

The sound happens almost always when I access my second HDD in windows explorer. Sometimes it happens when my PC is working harder than usual (HD streaming for example) and sometimes (not so often) seemingly random or when I am not even using my PC. It is hard to explain but it is a quick high pitched spinning sound followed by what I can only explain as a clicking sound. It is very quick only about 2 seconds I would say. Previously while playing The Sims 4 the same sound happened right before the game always froze/crashed.

I only know a few things here and there about hardware components, just the basics... I have read somewhere about hard drives "spinning down". Does this mean the drive temporarily shuts down and starts back up when you access a file from it? Or what does it mean? Could this be what is the problem? Or is it something else? I don't want to take my PC in if it is a problem I can fix myself, I am pretty good at following instructions to troubleshoot. I have already run tests on both of my hard drives with a program that checks the health of your hard drive and both my disks are still in e... Read more

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My Hard drive is constantly making noise even when it idles. The sound is like it is loading a program, but it makes it all the time even on startup. I've reformated and reinstalled windows Me but it sill does it. I have an Hp 6735 computer with a Seagate hard drive.
 

A:Hard Drive Making Strange Noise

When the hard drive starts making noise it is very likely to be ready to die. The best thing you could do is replace it.
 

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I noticed my HDD has been making this strange noise when running on battery like its trying loading something for a quick second but once it is plugged in charging the noise is not there, What could the possible problem be. I'm not sure if any of this could cause such as updating the BIOS and fresh install of windows 7

A:Hard Drive making a strange noise when running on battery,what is the

John obvious question mate how old is the battery cos it sounds like it has seen better days - it cannot deliver the current needed and the HDD sounds like itis struggling to spinn up and find data.

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My computer running windows xp 64bit has been freezing. When it freezes it plays the last half second of sound played over and over very quickly, sounds like a machine gun. It happens both when gaming and doing nothing. Usually it unfreezes after a few minutes, only to freeze again. After roughly 30-40 minutes of this, the freezing usually stops.

Sometimes it does not unfreeze, and I have to hardboot. Windows will freeze when booting several times, safemode freezes after loading SPTD.sys, even after hitting escape to cancel loading.

AVG free, Avast, Clamwin, and clamtk (scanning my windows partition from linux) all pick up no viruses.

This happens with both windows xp home, windows xp pro 32bit, and windows xp 64bit. Linux does not seem to have any problems.

I've tried updating all my drivers, fresh installs, everything I can think of.

Anyone have any ideas?

A:[SOLVED] Strange Freezing - Sound making machine gun noise

No, it isn't a virus. It could be (1) temperature or (2) voltage—among other things.

Do be sure to check your temperatures in the BIOS in any case, because you want to be sure you're okay there. If the temperature is 30? C or anything like that, you've ruled that out. It's in the BIOS under Health, and look at the CPU and the System temps.

If your voltage is, say, 0.1 too low for your needs, you could have trouble. Overclockers can often help "ordinary guys" tweak their voltage settings the way that is exactly right for your RAM.

Then there is the possibility that a drive is not doing things just right. It would not have to be the drive you are using. For example, a CD-RW that works just fine might nonetheless have an operational problem that upsets the system, especially if it were on the same cable as the hard drive. You might never to think of looking for a drive that isn't in use at the time. Therefore some people would try subtracting all the hardware you are not using, piece by piece, to see if it goes away.

There is also the question whether it happens in Safe Mode. If your drivers are okay, I would guess it DOES happen in Safe Mode. But because Safe Mode installs just what you really need, it can sometimes suggest a solution in a backwards-thinking kind of way.

Finally, you mention quite a few anti-virus/firewall programs there. You are running just ONE firewall and you are running just ONE anti-virus program, right? If you are running more than ... Read more

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hey everyone, so my pc is making a very strange noise when playing youtube videos, or any kind of flash videos, they also play slower. The noise is like some kind of distortion and I hadn't heard something like that. This also happens when I start my pc but only for a while.
I tried reinstalling the audio driver but nothing happened.
my laptop is a Toshiba satellite m55

any help would be appreciated!!

A:computer making strange noise when playing youtube videos and startup.

i too have this problem and could not figure out why.
Bump your topic and hopefully some experts could help us out.

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A few days ago, I made a thread about beeping noise from my laptop, but looks like it's not a beep sound because I went into my laptop BIOS and disabled the beep sound.
 
Now, my laptop is still doing the same noise. It can't be the beep sound because I disabled it. I tried to muted the volume, but it's still doing the noise/buzz/beep randomly.
 
I don't know where that sound come out. I checked drivers' update, they are all up to date..
 
What else to do?

A:My laptop making strange noise/beep sound and I can't find the issue

Your original topic is located HERE
 
When you are there....click on the "Follow This Topic" button, and follow the prompt.  This will ensure you receive an email in your Inbox each time a reply is made.
 
 
 
 

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I have a Compaq Presario M2000 laptop, almost 2 years old. Never any problems until about a week ago, when it started making a bizarre noise. The noise ONLY happens when I'm in Internet Explorer, when I change webpages or open a new link. It's a quick, harsh, buzzing noise, and it is silenceable by muting the volume. But I have no idea what causes it, and it's really annoying. Beyond the annoyance factor, I'm worried that it's a harbinger of something worse to come, like the death of my sound card or something. Anyone experienced this?
 

A:Crazy Noise....Any Ideas?

You might try to update some drivers like sound drivers. Are you keeping up with Microsoft's critical updates, using the online Microsoft Update utility?
 

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Hi,
I have an old computer with a pentium 3 processor that is just taking up space. I wanted to know what i could do with it. I'm not planning on selling to anyone because it really has no use to anyone lol.

Could i make a web server with it? And what uses could that bring? I have 3 other computers in the house currently connected to the router, both wireless and wired.

If someone could shed some light on the topic it could be great.
 

A:Spare computer, ideas for use? considering making it a server

Well, unless you have a use for a web server, I'm not sure why you'd want to do that. Remember, that machine is going to cost you $10-15 a month in electricity if you run it 24/7. Do you really want to do that?
 

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Here's a good one. It's more of a nuisance than a major problem, but I'd like to sort it if anyone can help. When accessing my C drive via START, MY COMPUTER, Local Disk ©, it appears for a few seconds and then the window closes. If I'm quick and can get to the folder or file I'm trying to access, it will sometimes stay open - but not always. If I access the folders via direct links from the desktop, all is fine, the problem only occurs when trying to look at C drive. All other drives/partitions work OK.

C Drive is only 50% full and has been defragged. There are no virus/malware/spyware infections present following lots of helpful advice in the HJT section of the forum. A search of Microsoft and Google came up with nothing. I'm stumped. Any ideas??

A:A Strange One! Any Ideas?

Here's a link to the HJT logfile thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/76153/im-going-crazy-help/I've seen too many problems with the Norton GoBack software - so I don't recommend using it. Here's a link about how to get around it: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/74951/how-to-get-around-norton-goback/

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I have an AMD Phenom II x4 955 cpu with the factory mounted fan on top. Have noticed lately that a pronounced noise (squeal) from the fan when viewing various sites with my browser. The fan speed adjusts with the content as expected. Now it is running @ 3900 rpm while typing this, but if I select a video to watch, it will climb to around 5600-6000 rpm. That is when it is making the squeal. I am thinking the bearings are dry or have become worn. Question is, has anybody changed their cpu fan with this type processor. I hope to remove the fan and replace without taking the cpu out of its socket. Attached picture of cpu/fan, camera shot "stopped" or made it appear that it was stopped. I used Speccy to monitor the fan speed, although the readings seem very high? Tx

A:CPU fan making noise

Replace the fan if possible, but I would just buy an entire new cooler.

When you remove it use a twisting clockwise counter clockwise motion to break it loose from the thermal paste before you pull up, this should keep the cpu in the socket.

Please, be careful

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My 2 month old computer is sadly annoying me. The noise of it!! Its not greatly loud, but enough to ennoy me especially since I listen to so much music on my pc.
I have 6 fans, 2 on the psu which i think are quiet, as small one on the motherboard which Im guessing is silent, one on my graphics card which i think it pretty quiet too. Then theres the cpu one which obviously makes some noise but I've turned on 'quiet fan' so its only running at about 1200rpm. This leaves a huge big fan at the back and I think it could be this. I've felt the back and theres a huge suction of air. I want to know if this is likely to be the fan making most of the noise and whether you'd recommend replacing it and what with.
It doesnt help that theres a vent in the front and 2 side vents either but they must be there for a reason.
Note, I also have a fan on the side panel which isnt plugged in since i dont need it.
So any help would be appreciated, thanks guys!
 

A:Which fan is making the noise??

Yah, it can be hard sometimes to tell which one is the bad guy.

In general though, it is the smaller fans that are the noisy ones. Luckily, once you find which one it is, you can replace it. There are many excellent (quiet) fans on the market these days.

What motherboard to you have? I think the loudest fan on my computer is the chipset fan. I have the A8N-SLI deluxe, followed by my CPU (stock AMD) fan. My 12 inch case fans are SUPER quiet.
 

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My computer has started to make a bit of noise...it sounds like a faint hum, or constant drone, kind of like a fan noise. I checked the intake, exhaust and cpu fans by stopping them spinning and the noise is still there. It sounds like its coming from my PSU. Does that mean its on its way out?

I have a Hiper 530watt PSU which I have had for about 4-5 years now.

Should I replace it and if so can anyone recommend any good ones?

Thanks

A:PSU making a noise

I think there is'nt anything that would make the sound except the fan in the PSU's. I would recommend you to replace the fan and check again

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Hello,  I believe this is a fan related issue, but I'm not totally positive. So, my Lenovo Yoga has always had a loud fan. (I only bought it a few months ago and it's been an awesome laptop. I totally love it) But this isn't the problem. All of the sudden, the fan is running more often and the noise sounds quite different. I don't know how to describe it but it definitely has a different tone. Has anyone had experience with this? I'm not sure what to do about it and it worries me as school is about to start back up. Thanks!

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I think my cpu fan is going out on me, and I've never messed with my cpu before. My question is do I have to replace the heatsink with it or can I change just the fan?

If that is possible, where is a good place to get them? Thanks.
 

A:CPU fan making noise

Hi,

Are you in the US ? Though I'm UK based many people recommend this site :

http://www.newegg.com/app/manufactory.asp?catalog=62&DEPA=0
 

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hello eveyrone, i was wondering if any of you knew why my pc is making so much noise?? i think the cpu fan is making the noise not the videocard or other fans... is there a solution?
 

A:Fan making too much noise

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Hi all my psu is NEW 750w 750 watt Quiet PC ATX PSU Power Supply Unit . i got is few months back but only 45 day warranty .. when i turn on pc funny noise from psu like fan rubbing or something , so i turn pc off and on few times and the noise goes but i dont want to keep doing that could anyone help with problem or do i need new psu.. thanks
 

A:PSU making noise

Are you 100% certain that the source of the noise is the PSU? If it's coming from the PSU fan I would start by first cleaning it.

If there is no dust at all I would be worried about any noise emanating from the PSU.
 

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Hello, I have a Scorpio Series case and the side fan (fan that lights up orange and red, some other models light up blue) is making some small noise. This noise is a very low electrical noise that you might here if you were near some huge electric phone wires (outside). It is not consistently making noise, it just comes on and off. I was wondering if there is any way i can turn off this fan, or is there any other way to deal with this problem... I am not so sure if this is a big deal, but it just doesn't sound right. I have 4 other case fans, power supply fan, cpu heatsink along with a minifan on my video card, so turning off this fan i dont think would cause any major problems with my cooling.
 

A:Fan making noise... help

You can turn off the fan by opening the side panel and disconnecting it.

However, a better idea would be to simply replace the fan. They don`t cost very much, typically just a few dollars.

Regards Howard
 

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I was wondering if any one could shed any light on the following problem.

When my PC is turned on but not being used, I occasionally hear the sound that is made when you click on buttons/web links. I am not using the PC so I was wondering how this noise was being generated.

Is my PC being used remotely, or is it nothing to worry about.

Thanks in advance,
Steve
 

A:Making a noise

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I'm having this problem that the fan keeps making noise and my laptop starts to heat up. I have tried to update my PC, BIOS and even opened up my laptop to clean up the fan and filters and still nothingPlease helpThanks in advance

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My girlfriend has had a Dell Desktop for about a year. In the last month or so it has started to occasionally making a very loud, almost grinding noise. She has one harddrive and a cdrom drive. I know it is usually a floppy, disk, fan or hd that will make this kindof noise. Unfortunely I have not had the occasion to be able to open it up while it is still making the noise. However this morning I was woke up by it and thought it would be my chance but I discovered that the pc was shut down and again the noise stopped before I got the tower open. I have the side on but unscrewed so I can open it up easily but I was wondering what could have been making that noise with the system shut down?
 

A:PC Making Noise

the washing machine
umm are you sure that the system was shutdown
i have had an instance of a fly getting stuck in a system and its wings up aginst the sides was making a loud buzzing noise
 

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I have Thermaltake Toughpower 800W PSU! Its fan makes really loud noise when playing PC games! I tried to oil the fan like I did with my CPU fan, but I could not get to PSU fan without opening the PSU itself! Should I open it? Or maybe there is another way to fix this!

A:PSU making a lot of noise

You can change PSU fans, but it is not a job for amateurs.

Thermaltake power supplies are not known for being quiet as they ramp up.

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Hi everyone,
I bought this today. i installed it according to the manual and everything was okay. the computer detects it and everything. But, when i tried to play a movie, it was making A LOT of noise while it was scanning or reading the disk....please help.

I already have a cd-rw installed (slave) and this new dvd burner and cd-burner combo is my master.

Please help.

I have windows xp pro
 

A:New DVD-RW/CD-RW is making a LOT of noise...help me please

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I started my computer today and the fan was making really bad noise i thought it would be the fan or something. It might be the CD-RW drive i dont know. Help!!!

SHOULD I REPLACE IT WHAT KIND SHOLD I GET OR IS THERE SOMETHING OR A WIRE ON THE FAN THATS CAUSING THE SOUND...
THANKS.
 

A:Fan making Noise or something

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A few days ago I was playing Counter-Strike 1.6 on my pc when it locked up mid game and continued to repeat the same sound effect over and over, rapidly. I wasn't too concerned, and manually powered-off. When I rebooted, all was well, except about 15 minutes later it happened again while on Youtube.

Either the pc is doing this sporadically, or it appears to be happening while the graphics are in use. One thing I noticed is that on a splash screen while booting up there is now text that says 'PCI-E to SATA II' ... something along those lines, and it never used to be there prior to these problems.

Also, I'm not sure if this holds any consequence, but, both Firefox and IE take now a while to open after I double click them, and their performance overall is sketchy. Twice, the computer has locked up completely and made a loud beeping sound both in my headset as well as directly from the pc.

I got a BSOD during only one of these freezes. It read:

"IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Disable caching and/or shadowing

***STOP: 0x0000000A .... 0x804E8914"

Obviously this isn't the whole message, I just scribbled what I could. I have not seen another BSOD since.

My computer was just formatted a little over a month ago, and I have effective anti-malware on my computer. I have opened the box and checked the wires to the best of my ability.

Specs:
2.5 GHz AMD ATHLON XP DUAL CORE 4800+
2GB G.Skill RAM
nVidia 8600 GT 256mb
650watt PSU
40deg C operating temp
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A:Strange problem. Any ideas?

Hi TreasoN,

I think you need to update your drivers to their latest versions.
That BSOD usually occurs if there has been a buggy install of a device driver or system service, which is trying to write to a memory variable it does not have permission to access.


Code:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc957609.aspx
Since this is a fresh install, I would suggest doing all the necessary Microsoft Updates and check your hardware manufacturer for any new device drivers.

Make sure the Antivirus you have installed is current and compatable with XP.

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i had my sony viao for almost 2-yrs and i'm starting to hear a grinding noise from my hd. i initially noticed it when i turned it on. it made this loud grinding noise for over 10-mins then it disappear (pc still made typical very noise) and after 3 days the hd made the same noise (again for ~10-mins), but not as loud when i turned it on, still loud enough to notice and the grinding noise wasn't consistent either, a few time it was like grinding down then speeding up again
should i start looking at new hd, will i be able to rescue my files if my hd just decides to stop working or decides to boot up
i normally keep my pc on for 5-days and i know i'm not the only one so i don't think that's the reason
also most night, i keep my pc busy all night long encoding movies for over 10-hrs, can that be the cause
 

A:hd making grinding noise

Any information of value should be backed up. Hd can die at the drop of a hat.

But are you sure its the hd and not a fan.
 

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Hi!

I currently have a Corsair Hydro Series H55 with the stock fan, and it is quite loud even in idle.

So I was wondering if replacing the stock fan(which is a 3pin) with a 4 pin fan would remove the noise issue?
 

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I have a computer running xp, this computer was so quiet you could not even hear it running. I decided to do a factory install again after having a lot of things on and decided to start over.
Now the computer is making so many grinding noises it is never quiet when it is running and it is painfully slow.
I have done a defrag and checked all the things I can think of to do but it still is the same. Do you think maybe something went wrong when I did the restore. That is not the first time I have done a restore as the computer is 4 years old but always run very nice and quiet. Does anyone have any ideas or had the same problem. Oh I have also checked for viruses and spyware and that does not seem to be the problem.
Carlynn
 

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i don't really know if it is the SSD but something is making like a static noise like when a HDD is working. it is so sharp.

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Well, in the winter I got myself a new PC. A month later I picked up an Nividia Galaxy Geforce 210 for the system so I could do some gaming.

The card is not even a month older than the PC itself, which isn't even a year oldm and I'm getting this extremely irritating rattle from the fan. I've taken a look and have confirmed that it is indeed that exact fan. It's not creating any more vibration, which is at least good.

And I have blown compressed air into it to try and clean it out. Still the noise persists.

It's there anything I can do to get this to stop, as it gets even louder than my PC speakers. Shutting down a moment and restarting seemed to fix it yesterday, but now no such luck, and I don't want to shell out more cash for a GPU this soon or worse use the integrated GPU.
 

A:My GPU fan is making this, awful noise

It's less than a year old so it should still be under warranty. I would initiate the RMA (return merchandise authorization) process and return it to Galaxy for repair or replacement. You will have to pay for shipping to Galaxy but that's better than buying a whole new card.
 

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My pc has been making a lot of noise recently, at first i thought it was because of my old CPU fan. When I upgraded to a new fan though i quickly realised the noise remained.

Now, my pc doesn't always make a lot of noise. It mostly starts when i launch a game (World of Warcraft, Call of Duty 4). I find it weird that any fan would start to rotate this fast, because my CPU temp hardly goes up.

I've come to know that it isn't my CPU fan making this noise, because I've been monitoring that using an application called SpeedFan. The CPU fan's rpm is a constant 1795. This is also the speed I see when I check the bios.

I do find it odd that when i check SpeedFan, it shows me 3 fan speeds.
Yet the only one that's working according to SpeedFan is the CPU fan (1795rpm). The other 2 fans are both shown to run at 0rpm.

My speccs:

Foxxcon 915A01-P/915A03-P/915P7AC
Intel Pentium IV 3.0GHz (2 CPUs)
2048 MB RAM (DDR)
GeForce 9600 GSO (384 MB)

I hope someone can help me out here
 

A:PC making lots of noise

Speedfan can only monitor fans that are connected directly to a motherboard fan header. You don't mention how many case fans you have installed, other than the CPU fan. Could this "noise" be coming from a hard drive or CD ROM?
 

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as though it's downloading something, but it's not.
It keeps making this noise most of the time now.

Have I got a virus?

Thanks
 

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Hi,
My desktop computer Acer Aspire M5630 fan is making weird noise. And its not the big fan its that small fan
http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/7164/smallfan.jpg
It suddenly stops and then accelerates rapidly, and does that for a 2 sec interval. I wanted to buy it myself and replace it but i couldnt find it online or even whats its called. Also wanna know aproximately how much it costs and how hard it is to replace it.
Also, if you look at the picture u'll see a white cable with blue ends, one of which is unplugged. I dont know if it was like that or its supposed to connect to somewhere...
Thanx.
Alex
 

A:Fan making weird noise

Hello there.

That fan is the cooler for the graphics card on your computer. It should be fairly easy to replace so long as the correct part is bought. You will need to find out what make and model graphics card that is in your computer first. I would say from the photo it looks like a fairly old ATI 3*** series card but you can check to find the model number by

Right Clicking On Desktop -> Click Properties -> Click Settings Tab.

It should say on there somewhere what type of graphics card. for example. My computer says

Display:
Plug and Play Monitor on NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT.

Copy that out onto your next post and I will see if I can find a cooler that will replace the one you have. Generally small fans like that on on there will often get whiney and loud as they wear out. My one on my old Nvidia 5700le went like it. It still works though.

You could try just cleaning the dust out of the fan as well to make sure it isn't just clogged but I would recomend that you get a nice new cooler for it and some new thermal paste and that will make it quieter and also run cooler. You may even be able to fit a passive cooler that doesn't require a fan at all meaning silen opperation.

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Ok so whenever i start my pc it makes this loud noise im sure its coming from the fan, processor fan, psu or maybe gfx card. i have made sure no wires are touching any parts. Oddly it makes this noise then dissapears for a while only to come back again but even louder. so please help me figure out what is making this noise (by the way my pc is not even a year old and only things i upgraded was gfx card and power supply) this started happening only today but never before. and when the pc makes loud noise it sounds like someone is using a drill. please help. Videos concerning this:

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A:fans making noise

When was the last time you opened it up and cleaned the dust from everything, including all cooling fan blades and heatsinks?
I couldn't really get anything from your first video but the second one sounded like something is touching the blades of one of your fans as it spins. You have to isolate which fan this is coming from if you can, it shouldn't be too hard really.
I had a unit once where a part of a plastic guard inside the power supply unit had loosened and was being hit by the fan. It was a simple fix but opening the PSU case voids any warranty (if it still has one).
Without physically being there ourselves, it's impossible for anyone to accurately track just where this is coming from really, you'll have to try yourself. One suggestion that could help is to take any kind of flexible tube and while holding one end to your ear, move the other end around different parts in the case. You will hear the sound loud and clear when you have the tube in front of the object in question. This is an old trick from the mechanic days to find engine knocks with a piece of garden hose, it works very well actually. Then you just have to find what's in there that's causing this noise or if it's a bad bearing/bushing.

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I bought this  laptop  December 2015 and was at first calm but now making noise since yesterday.probably the fan

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Ok here it goes, I think something is going out in my computer. I think that it is either the hard drive or power supply. For about the last week every once in awhile the computer will make a noise like its not getting any power then power again. The best way to describe what is happening is to think of a big main frame computer and when you turn it on you can hear the energy being sucked out of the wires (know what I mean?). So yesterday I turned it off because it usually runs 24/7 and didn't want anything to happen, well tonight I turn it back on and it says that something is corrupt with the registery. Windows 98 was able to fix itself. Yeah i was amazed too. So for now my computer is working but should I back up my hard drive and buy a new one or do you think I should worry about that power supply? Oh and the specs of my computer is "400mhz amd, 128megs ram, 8gig ide drive"

Thanks!
 

A:Computer Is Making Noise!

Hi

It sounds like a noisy fan to me the best way to check is when it is making the noise find something you can put in the power supply fan to stop it and see if the noise stops, if so change the power supply also take the case off and when it's making the noise look at the cpu fan and see if that is spinning very fast or stuttering
 

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Ok i have finished my upgrades on my system(well a whole new system really)

specs are as follows
CPU=AMD FX8350
MOBO=ASROCK EXTREME 3
GPU=GEFORCE 670 2GB
PSU=CORSIAR 80 500W

My problem is this, i used to have a geforce 750 ti card, but i upgraded to an older card which runs faster and better for gaming the GTX 670, the card is twice the size and required two connections from my psu, this is fine my PSU can support it
But when playing games it spins up really fast and makes a bit of noise compared to when my system is idle or running less intense programs, is there anyway i can stop this from happening, i belive it is something to do with the airflow in my case but im not too sure

A:PSU making loud NOISE from fan

Could be caused by dust accumulating on the fan blades? Causing the fan to come out of whack.

You stated that this is a older card have you tried it in a different system does it do the same?

Are you sure that the fan is not hitting any cables?

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Hi !

Recently my computer started making noise, Not at all time, but most of the time when opening applications. It's at random. The sound may be compared to a old style alarm clock, then it hang up and stop. Is there any tests I can make to know the source of the sound ?

Thanks, and don't hesitate if you have questions.
 

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