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New Computer Started Making Funny Revving Noise

Q: New Computer Started Making Funny Revving Noise

Hi, Everybody!

Please help! I'm not sure if I have a problem here or not. I just got me a new Compaq about 10 days ago- P4, 3Ghz, 1Ghz RAM, Vista Home Basic, Most of the bloatware/junk disabled or deleted).
The computer works fine...but yesterday, it started making funny noises that it hadn't made before. It sounds as though one of the fans is revving up...but only for one second at a time. Sometimes it will do this "revving" every few seconds...sometimes it will go for a while without doing it. Sometimes the revving is very loud...sometimes it's not too loud.
Tech support says it's normal- The fans just increasing RPM to cool things down when needed. But why didn't the computer do this since the beginning? And it doesn't matter if the computer is sitting idle with nothing running...or if it is being used. (I dont do anything hard core with it)
This noixe just doesn't sound right to me. It sounds like whenh a car engine isn't running right and keeps surging...and it doesn't go on long enough to really do any cooling anyway. Just for a second...

normal fan noise...
SURGE!!!!!(1 sec)
Normal noise(15 seconds)
SURGE!!!(1 sec)
Normal(15 sec)...etc.

Normal(20 minutes)
SURGE!!!(1 sec)
Normal(3 minutes)
SURGE!!!!!(3 seconds)

And the surging/revving noise is quite loud....I'm not talking about the fan doubling it's speed...I mean it sounds like it's quadrupling at least!

Other than that...everything seems fine.

I'd really like to know if this is indicative of something being wrong, so i can have it fixed under warranty (or exchanged)

My former computer was a 7 year old IBM, run all it's life with no Antivirus or anything...and it never made any noise like this (once the fan died and i had to replace it...but never had this quirky revving!)

Please help! How can I diagnose this?

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I'm having an issue with my desktop computer (HP Pavilion p6310y) that I'm hoping you can help me with.

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At this point, I sent the computer to HP for repair (it was still under warranty). They replaced both the motherboard and hard drive (the tech swapped the original hard drive back in prior to me sending it to HP), and sent the computer back to me. However, the paperwork that they sent back indicated that the third-party video card was the source of my problems and they advised removing it.

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A:Computer is making a "revving" noise (fan issue?)

I used to 'lubricate' my fan and voila, it runs quieter until I can hear my HDD crunching clearly. but I don't suggest it, since it doesn't always brought success.

However I'm pretty confident what you need is a new set of fan. The problem would be identifying which fan causes the noise. Either CPU fan, chassis fan or even the power supply fan.

If I were you I would open my case side door and see what's inside, maybe snap a picture. and then first try to disconnect the chassis fan, since it's the easiest and cheapest to replace. Don't forget to disconnect all power supplies before opening the side door.
 

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I am running Windows XP on a Dell computer that is about 3 years old. Lately, and more frequently, the computer will all of a sudden make noises like a car engine revving up. Sometimes it just lasts a few minutes and sometimes it just gets louder and louder and lasts a long time. I have DSL and thus my computer is always on. I have virus protection and nothing comes up on the scan. When this happens, I normally have nothing going on, except perhaps one Internet Explorer Window open.

Is this a sound of doom and gloom to come? What could be causing this? Should I be concerned?

Thanks,
 

A:Loud Revving Noise

#1. Isolate the cause.
- Open the case and look at the fans particularily. Many systems today can control the speed of the fan and as the system heats up the fans spin faster. Older fans may complain and you'll hear a noise not unlike airplanes flying overhead.

If it's a regular 80 cm or 120 cm fan then a replacement is quick and easy. If it's a chipset or CPU fan, then replacement will require first determining what you need and then where you can find it. Most computer specialists will carry a variety of fans and parts, but make sure to double check your requirements before purchasing. Make sure if you replace your CPU fan/cooler that it will FIT.

Good luck,
 

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Hi,

I am not very computer savvy so please bear with me. I have a Compaq computer running with windows xp. about two days ago I began to recieve a system fan error message on startup. I have cleaned the computer and fans with compressed air to remove dust, but the message persisted. I removed the side panel to see which fan wasnt working (there are three) but they were all running. At the same time, my computer has begun to make a revving sound every 5 seconds or so but it only last about 1 second. I removed the side panel again to see if it was a fan that was revving, however it is not.

I think it is the cpu that is revving, but I am not sure. It is the silver box on the motherboard that is under the fan. Any ides on what this could be or how I can fix it?

Thanks
 

A:System Fan Error and revving noise

H-ROB said:


Hi,

I am not very computer savvy so please bear with me. I have a Compaq computer running with windows xp. about two days ago I began to recieve a system fan error message on startup. I have cleaned the computer and fans with compressed air to remove dust, but the message persisted. I removed the side panel to see which fan wasnt working (there are three) but they were all running. At the same time, my computer has begun to make a revving sound every 5 seconds or so but it only last about 1 second. I removed the side panel again to see if it was a fan that was revving, however it is not.

I think it is the cpu that is revving, but I am not sure. It is the silver box on the motherboard that is under the fan. Any ides on what this could be or how I can fix it?

ThanksClick to expand...

The CPU does live under the heatsink fan but it cannot be heard to rev, however hard it works. Some systems have smart fans which speed up at times of high CPU excitement - maybe yours is one such. It's hard to say what speed the fan is running just by looking at it but you could go to http://www.majorgeeks.com and download Everest Home. Install and run it then click to expand Computer in the left hand pane then on Sensor. You could watch the fan speed increase and decrease while you open other Windows and also see the temperatures of the CPU and the hard disk to make sure they're not too high.
 

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My computer (Dell XPS8300) has been making a revving noise, which is off and on about every 10 minutes or so.
I have cleaned all the fans, airdusted etc. no change.
I think it's the PSU fan but am not sure now.

Recorded noise: http://picosong.com/knwP/
If anyone recognizes the noise, please let me know.

If it is the PSU fan, does it need replacing asap?
 

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What PSU are you using? The model number is normally on the PSU itself.
 

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could I be right thinking I have a bad electric connection ? It's a gigabyte m/board with on-board
graphics i5-2400 CPU @3.10 GHz 311 GHz only six months old . If anyone can tell me
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PS: I have a hard drive loaded with widows 7 I use some time and the same happens with that drive because I first thought that the hard drive was in the process of carking It., Incidentally happens about every two to three weeks ! Looking forward to a cure !
 

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I just like to do a little follow up on my last post of July 20 ,2012 ! <> the mother board manual say's it's recommended to
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My computer just starting making a clanking noise. I can do about 10 minutes of work and it starts clanking and then it goes to a blue screen. I shut if off and try to restart and then it gives me error messages like missing hal.dll or insert a boot disk. If I let it sit for awhile and start it up it will start up and I can work again and then it starts the same process over again. Is it a missling dll problem, harding drive problem, fan????
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This sounds like what we know as "the click of death". If it is, my advice is to do nothing else with this computer before you back up all important data.

If it is "the click of death", your hard disk is failing--and SOON will not run at all.
 

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Thanks!
 

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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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I've got a Dell Inspiron 530 with Windows XP. It's less than a year old. Over the last couple of months it's been making a buzzing/clicking sound on and off every so often. The sound would only last a few minutes then stop. Earlier today it started making this noise and it's been going on all day. I shut the computer off and gave it a few hours rest earlier, but it started right back up after turning it on. It also seems to be running slower than normal lately (pages seem to freeze up for a few seconds especially when I'm browsing more than one internet page). I'm running AVG and Zone Alarm. Sorry if this seems vague but I'm not the most computer literate person.
 

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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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Since last night my computer has been making this really weird sound. Kind of like a revving sound. I'm not sure what it is. I have an eMachines computer and this has never happened to me before. Anyone had this experience before and may know whats up with it?


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The PCs at the school do the revving thing but then stop 10 seconds later.

On the side note a good company PSU would be OCZ, Antec, Thermaltake, and Enermax. Those should do good. Make sure you get them from newegg.com. They are the best site to buy things from.
 

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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.
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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.
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With the computer off, can you hear the noise when you shake it ?
If it was the hard drive I am sure that your machine would have packed up by now. and if it was the fan then it too would fail eventually
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I was also able to record it (but in sort of bad quality):

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By turning System Restore off you have deleted all the restore points so now you cannot reverse what you did.

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Okay, the an will make loud noise when a game is being played because it uses your graphics card *more*. If I am correct the sounds you hear are a code telling you what the problem is, the only problem is I dont know how to identify them.

So the sound of the fan is not a problem.

EDIT: Is the whining noise your talking about like a fan spinning, because that does happen if you know what I mean, then it slows down.

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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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A:[H] Computer making annoying noise.

Think you should relubricate the CPU fan or purchase another OEM heatsink with FAN combo.

Lucan

p.s. ensure you have lot space between your hard drives/optical drives and the CPU
 

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Hi.
Recently my computer have been making alot of noise, and i also suspect a keylogger, after my WoW account had just been hacked.
My Antivirus couldnt find anything or Spybot Search & Destroy.
Thanks for anyhelp

Here is Hijacklogg and mbamlog:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 17:01:44, on 03.12.2009
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MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\brs.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
E:\WMware\vmware-tray.exe
E:\WMware\hqtray.exe
C:\Program Files\FSC\LASER MOUSE\1.0\GTGMouse.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Telenor\Telenorhjelpen\Telenor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\16.7.2.11\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
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Confirmeded Keylogger but i cant find anything , since my friends account got his password changes and all, when he didnt have a computer and used mine. Help appriciataed
 

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Im not sure if this is where im supposed to put this post but here goes, My computer keeps making this noise like its about to restart, its like the noise when im turning off the computer, after i here it everything freezes for a couple of seconds, and its gotten a lot slower lately for some reason can anyone help me?
 

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So for 3 days now I have been having this problem, whenever I start a game that makes my PC work harder (dark souls 2, wildstar) my computer starts making this loud beeping noise and then it just turns its self off. Whenever I play games that don't require much I never get this problem, does anyone have any idea what my problem is? Thanks for your help in advance.
 

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Hi ao6238, and welcome to TSG.

If the motherboard supports it, the beeping may be an internal overheating alarm and the shutdown may be a protective measure to prevent heat failure. Give us some details about your computer hardware setup.
 

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Okay never had this one happen.
I just recently replaced the mother board and power supply on my system.
My processor is an AMD Athlon XP3200. The mother board is an ABIT KW7. The power supply is an Antec SP500. Windows XP pro.

So its all been running smooth for about 3 weeks up until Friday night. I like to leave my system up and running, just letting it go into stand bye mode. I do shut it down at least once every couple of days. Well all of a sudden Friday night I come in from being outside and I hear this noise that sounds like an alarm going off. Rather reminded me of how a fog horn is blown. I follow it to the computer room where I find my system had no life but only making this alarm noise. I pulled the plug and felt the system. It felt warm but not that hot. I let it sit for an hour and I fired it back up and everything was fine. For safety sake I shut it down for the night. On Saturday morning I fired it up and things were fine. But come Saturday night I heard the alarm noise again and sure enough it was doing the Fog Horn alarm noise again with no other signs of life. I shut it down for the night.

I'm on it now and all the fans are running just fine. No system glitches either.

Is the processor over heating and just shutting down?? Thats my only guess. Not sure where to start or how and what to check.

Thoughts anyone??

Thanks
Baitbucket
 

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That all depends. If you are not using the laptop while the "under powered" charger is plugged in, the battery will just take longer to charge. BUT, if you are using the laptop while the charger is plugged in, you could very easily do some serious damage to the laptop. The charger is meant to supply a certain amount of voltage at a certain load. If you are drawing more from the charger, more than it is meant to put out, you can fry the charger resulting in a short circuit and subsequently fry your motherboard.

Best thing to do is not use it anymore until you get either the OEM charger or a direct replacement from a company like Targus. Targus USA | Cases, Bags and Accessories for Laptops and Tablets

After you get the new charger, if you are still having problems, you will likely need to bring your laptop to a tech who can bench it and test the MoBo. Hope everything works out for you.

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Hi all,

I just recently built a new PC (back in December) and today it made a weird loud grinding/spinning noise. I immediately powered it down, and now it is running OK. There was no burning smell or anything like that. I'm concerned though. It has never done this before, and I'm not sure what component caused it. It kind of sounded like the DVD rom drive, but there was nothing in the drive. The DVD drive does make weird noises when a disc is put in or when it's reading, but I don't know why it would have this time before no disc was inserted. The case (coolmaster centurion) does have two fans built in, one in the front and one in the back. But they are usually quiet.

Specs are:

Mobo: MSI P67A-G43 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155

CPU: Intel Core i5 2400 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

RAM: G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600

Video card: Radeon HD 6950 2GB

HD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA3

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W

Please help.
thanks

EDIT: Actually, IIRC I have heard this sound before under a previous configuration. Could it be one of the case fans? I'm surprised because of how loud it was.
 

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Check Event Viewer for any errors.
 

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Randomly when I'm using my computer it will make a weird noise and freeze up for a second and then go back to normal. It's getting kind of annoying. It makes a noise that sounds like boop. Anyone know why this is happening?

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Your hard drive could be going bad. Download Crystal Disk Info and have a look.

CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World


If you could tell us the make of the hard drive, we could post more tools.

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playing audio. audio of any kind. its coming through the detached speakers. do you know what this could be?

the noise is sort of a fast, digital "do do do do do do" & it sort of has a vibrating sound to it.

A:my computer is making this occasional disruptive vibrating noise when

It's interference, do you have a phone nearby your speakers? If so, just move it away a meter or two, happens to everyone.

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I bought a refurbed HP desktop in June 2008. It's been fine up until about a week ago. Then I started hearing intermittent whirring sounds, but the computer continued to work properly. On Saturday, I had it on for about a half hour when it started making a continuous high-pitched whirring. Concerned, I shut it off. When I turned it back on, the whirring noise continued, even louder and the computer shut off before it booted up all the way. I took it to a local computer repair shop, but when the tech plugged it in, it booted up and didn't whine or shut down. Any ideas what could be going on? Thanks.
 

A:Computer shut off at bootup, making whirring noise

It sounds like one of your fans are going bad. Possibly the CPU fan. Most motherboards will shutdown if the CPU fan is not running properly. Is the inside of the computer very dusty? If so you might want to buy some compressed air and spray it out.
 

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So my desktop keeps making that annoying ding sound that it makes when you connect a new device, but whats strange is that im not connecting anything. Also, if that wasnt all bad enough, every time it makes the noise it causes my mouse to hiccup which is making gaming very difficult. I have run both anti viruses as well as a spyware and maleware killer. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also dont know if its related, but when i try to play my game and run by holding both mouse buttons i notice that my charactor stops constantly. Tried updating the driver and removing the mouse to no avail. Could this maybe be a bad connection and the cause of the noise? Thanks in advance!

A:computer keeps making the device connect noise randomly

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Move the USB mouse connector to a different USB port, see if this fixes the issue.

Otherwise, sounds like the USB connector of the mouse is bad.

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I TURNED ON MY COMPUTER AND IT JUST STARTED MAKING THIS HIGH PITCHED SOUND. WHAT COULD THE PROBLEM BE? PLEASE HELP! THANK YOU

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even though I have only a browser on with no video. I tried re-booting it but sames problem.

It seems like some sort of fan problem because usually I can feel the heated air coming out from the side but right now I don't feel it so I guess the heat cannot escape because the fan wouldn't blow the heat out!

My warranty is over too, it's slightly over a year that I bought it.

I guess trying to fix the fan would be something that only experts can do?

I guess this cooler would be a good thing to buy? http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-...=laptop+cooler

A:Since about a couple days ago, my computer is making loud fan noise

  
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even though I have only a browser on with no video. I tried re-booting it but sames problem.

It seems like some sort of fan problem because usually I can feel the heated air coming out from the side but right now I don't feel it so I guess the heat cannot escape because the fan wouldn't blow the heat out!

My warranty is over too, it's slightly over a year that I bought it.

I guess trying to fix the fan would be something that only experts can do?

I guess this cooler would be a good thing to buy? Amazon.com: Cooler Master NotePal X2 Laptop Cooling Pad with 140mm Blue LED Fan (R9-NBC-4WAK-GP): Computers & Accessories


Hi Girom, It sounds like the one of the laptops fans have gone , Buying a likely replacement is not so difficult if you go the Ebay route search out your model in "laptop spares and accessories" ,Installing is not too hard to do either .
I don't think a laptop cooler will help you much as it's not direct on the CPU or GPU

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Hello!

I just bought a new computer;

XFX Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5
PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI-I, HDMI, DisplayPort, 850MH

Chieftec Super Series 650W PSU
ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus, Modular, 1x 6pin+1x 6+2pin

Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3, H55, Socket-1156
4xDDR3, m-ATX, GbLAN, VGA, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort,

Crucial DDR3 BallistiX 1600MHz 4GB CL8
Kit w/2x 2GB BallistiX modules, CL8-8-8-24, 1.65V

Intel Core? i7 Quad Processor i7-860
Quad Core, 2.80Ghz, Socket 1156, 8MB, 95W, Boxed w

And after installing everything it started to freeze and making these high pitched noises from the speakers. It occurs in some games and in vlc / media player classic, sometimes it takes 10 minutes, sometimes 4 hours.

So I formatted my hard drive, I even changed my hard drives, not the problem. Also ran a bunch of scans, nothing.

I did memtest86, widows diagnostic tool etc, no errors.

I bought a new CPU fan and the CPU gets up to 45-50C when I stress it. But it still freezes up and making the noise.

So I changed my RAM voltage to 1.648V (closest possible), and also the timers to 8-8-8-24. No changes.

I checked CPU-Z and realized that my CPU was clocked to 3.5 GHz. I put it to 2,8 GHz, still freezes.

The parts in the computer are installed properly.

The CPU did in fact get up to like 90C when it was set to 3.5 GHz, with the CPU fan i got from Intel. I don't know if that's the problem, that i may have damaged it that way? And thought I get some views on it before I... Read more

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I just started noticing a constant buzzing/whining noise coming from my computer even when it is turned off. I've tried unplugging everything (speakers, mouse, keyboard, network cable, etc.) but it seems that the only way I can get rid of the noise is to power it off completely. Why is this? And is there anything I can do to fix it? Thanks!
 

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as the topic state, i get this annoying chirping noises during game play coming from the tower, not the speakers (eep!), the only recent change i did was replace my corrupted memory ram... (1024? me tinks) so itll help if you guys can help.
 

A:Computer making chirping noise in intense 3d situations

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Hi,

My computer is making a clicking sound (from the speakers) like when a web browser opens, except it appears to be doing it itself even when my browser is closed - I hope someone can help me out, here's my Hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 23:28:16, on 11/04/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Kontiki\KService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxdxcoms.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung EDS\EDSAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Samsung\Samsung Battery Manager\BatteryManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\msseces.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
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A:Computer making clicking noise as if web browser opening

Hello there Welcome to the TSG Forums.
My name is NeonFx. I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me.
Please note the following:

The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used on this machine.
Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clean. Absence of symptoms does not necessarily mean that the system is completely clean.
It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference. I may ask you to boot into Safe Mode where you will be unable to follow my instructions online.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.

Step 1

Download OTS to your Desktop
Close ALL OTHER PROGRAMS.
Double-click on OTS.exe to start the program.
Check the box that says Scan All Users
Under Basic Scans please change the radio button under Registry from Safe List to All.
Under Additional Scans check the following:
Reg - Desktop Components
Reg - Disabled MS Config Items
Reg - NetSvcs
Reg - Shell Spawning
Reg - Uninstall List
File - Lop Check
File - Purity Scan
Evnt - EvtViewer (last 10)

Please paste the contents of the following codebox into the Custom Scans box at the bottom
Code:
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe
/md5start
eventlog.dll
scecli.dll
netlogon.dll
cngaudit.dll
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Hello all, i just made an account here because i need some help. 
 
Lately for the past month about my computer has been making a clicking sound. The sound is EXACTLY the same sound as if you click a folder in lets say my computer on windows 7 and open a folder. the "click" noise. I won't open everything and randomly every so often i will just hear this noise as if i clicked a folder. 
 
I have updated malwarebytes and updated mcafee and i have all the settings to do the fullest scan and i double checked to make sure every bit was being covered.
 
I thought maybe it was my computer failing at first or my hard drive failing but everything i looked up  didn't show anything at all relating to that noise.
 
help?

A:Do i have a virus/malware/spyware?Computer making "clicking noise"

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A week ago everything was running fine 3,4 days ago i notice that it is making much more noise than it should. It seems that it is CPU's fan's noise.Most probably dust is responsible for this.there is a lot of dust inside my CPU. This may hamper hardware badly(as i have seen in some websites). What should i do? can i solve this by my self or i need to go to computer repair shop.
one argument that this sound is not of fan is that, If it is sound of fan then it should start blowing very fast with noise after opening computer for long time since it blows when processor warms. But one can say that fan is not in well working state so that's why it is making this much sound, After all these are my arguments. I may wrong. what you think is possible reason for this problem.
thanks to all those who reply.

A:why my computer's fan making large noise at start up time? A week

For waht amount of time is it load? Lots of Motherboards start up with the fan at full speed until the CPU temperature can be evaluated. However, that is for a very brief period of time.

If you have lots of dust in the heat sink cooling fins, then it may take a while for the processor temp to stabilize. Best to blow the air out of the fins.

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Hi so i've experienced this problem while gaming, video editing, or even just watching youtube videos. It makes whatever i'm doing start lagging and i won't be able to hear sound from the game or video i'm watching. All i hear is this weird noise coming from my speakers it's hard to describe, Almost like a buzzing/humming that changes pitch. I don't know what the problem is but hopefully you all can help me fix it
Thanks!
 

A:Computer will randomly start lagging/making weird noise

Specs of computer or make and model if store bought.

This could be a variety of things, but most popular cause is bad ram or something running in the background that causes it to freeze.
 

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Hello all, i just made an account here because i need some help. 
 
Lately for the past month about my computer has been making a clicking sound. The sound is EXACTLY the same sound as if you click a folder in lets say my computer on windows 7 and open a folder. the "click" noise. I won't open everything and randomly every so often i will just hear this noise as if i clicked a folder. 
 
I have updated malwarebytes and updated mcafee and i have all the settings to do the fullest scan and i double checked to make sure every bit was being covered.
 
I thought maybe it was my computer failing at first or my hard drive failing but everything i looked up  didn't show anything at all relating to that noise.
 
help?

A:Do i have a virus/malware/spyware?Computer making "clicking noise"

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So basically all of a sudden my mic started making weird noises when I used it on my desktop, but it's still perfectly fine on other computers. Anyone that has any ideas? I'm at the exact same spot when using it on the desktop as I am when using it on the tablet.

A:[SOLVED] Mic making noise from my desktop but not my tablet. Computer's fault?

Here's what it sounds like.
YouTube - Test Recording.

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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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For the past few weeks my computer has, at times, been making a loud humming sound, that vibrates my entire desk.

I believe it's my power supply going bad, either that or my fan. It hasn't done it in a week or so, ever since I decided not to purchase a new computer. (I think that these things are alive at times)

What would you say that the problem may be?

Sincerely
Groggy In Georgia
 

A:Funny Noise

mrosehutchinson
Chances are it is not the P/S since there is nothing Mechanical involved to cause a vibration. Transformers have been known to give a slight sensation of vibration but not to the degree of desktop vibration. I would suspect a fan or some other object the rotates at high speed that is out of balance is the source. If this situation is repetitive I would remove the side panel and wait for the problem to reoccur and try to visual and possibly isolate through sound where this is occurring.
Dave
 

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