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CPU fan is making a strange noise

Q: CPU fan is making a strange noise

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





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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


I apologize if I added this thread in the wrong topic.

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A: CPU fan is making a strange noise

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

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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 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 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

 

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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?
 

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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

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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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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
 

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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.
 

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

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

Thanks in advance,
Steve
 

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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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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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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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A:CPU fan making noise

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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
 

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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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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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Hello All,
The noise is really annoying and I take out the video card and try to clean as much as I could but still makes a lot of noise so I unplugged the fan from the power, could this damage my video card? is there any way to replace this kind of fans? if so, where? directly to ATI? What really worries me is the fact of getting my card damaged , so what do you guys suggest? Thank you!
 

A:The Fan of my ATI 9600XT is making a lot of noise!!

PLUG IT BACK IN STRAIGHT AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!

you'll fry it!

Arctic cooling make an almost silent cooler to suit that card - I used to have one. Cost about $35 Australian.

A Zalman may fit as well. Check the Website.
 

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Its a GTX 1050ti from GYGABYTE (single fan);
 

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--posted in wrong forum so i del'd the question
 

A:shouldn't it be making noise

---same with this one
 

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So having installed Windows 7 just yesterday, I noticed my computer is very slow and makes a lot of noise. I'm not sure what it is, but it used to act the same even before I installed Windows 7, not sure what it could be. I'm asking for help here guys

Here's the DDS;

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by Zacarias at 15:56:17 on 2011-07-13
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.447.73 [GMT -6:00]
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AV: AVG Internet Security 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Internet Security 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: AVG Firewall *Enabled* {621CC794-9486-F902-D092-0484E8EA828B}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
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A:PC making a lot of noise and is slow

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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?

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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.
 

A:Computer making noise.

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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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I've had this puter for just over a year.
Dell XPS420 Q6600 Quad Core, Vista home premium..3 gigs ram....etc..etc..

Problem I have with this thing is...
The processor or hard drive ALWAYS seems to be grinding away on something and it's waaaay noisy and irritating.
One friend suggested it's the indexing and I think we were successful at turning that off however, there are still periods where I will hear that un-nerving click clack click, grind, grind grind, sound of the processor or hard drive and I'm clueless how to stop it or what the heck it's doing that's causing it.
I'm sure if I get a reply here someone's going to ask what I have open in the background so...my standard of what's up and running is pretty simple...
-Firefox 3.0.10
and then a few things in my tray (open office quick starter, AVG, windows security alerts, logitech game panel manager).....but nothing else is really open.

What is this and how to get some peace and quiet?

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A:Processor Always making NOISE

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At least I'm pretty sure its my fan. I just reformatted and put windows 98 2ed back on if that helps. I have no clue and would look for answers in the search but I don't want to stay on the computer for very long and ruin something.

Any help is appreciated.
 

A:My fan is making alot of noise.

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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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Hi, I bought this laptop (HP dv6458se) on July 4th of this year, and already, it's making so much noise. I have already googled this problem and I can see there may be a lot of reasons why it's making noise. But can someone please help me narrow it down? I have 101 GB of 140 GB left. I checked windows task manager when the fan would make noise, and the cpu usage is anywhere between 8-17%...And I don't know if it matters or not, but physical memory says 39%...Also, just to give more info, I'm running on Windows Vista. And aside from the fan noises, there are also those little ticking noises (I'm sorry for the horrible descriptions. I'm not much of a computer person), you know, like you can tell the laptop is um, processing information or something. And the fan goes off about every 20-30 seconds. Then it stops. Then starts up again. Please help me!
 

A:Laptop making too noise

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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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Antec Smartpower 2.0 450w

Mines making an annoying squealing noise and has been since i got it new. Everest is reading voltages -

CPU CORE = 1.55v (Athlon 64 754 Newcastle 3400+)
AUX = 1.42v (wat is this by the way? it reads temperature from 66 - 150 oC in seconds)
+ 3.3v = 3.26v
+ 5v = 5.00v
+ 12v = 10.88v (sometimes 10.94v)
+ 5 Standby = 5.03v
VBAT = 2.94v

Its slowly driving me insane, its so high frequency mi mum and dad cnt hear it at all! but i can!!!!!!!!

I only recently got this new on eBay which was advertised new from a trusted seller.

Im really hoping someone here can offer me a solution or things to try other than ur psu is on its way out go buy a new one.... im skint.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:PSU Making a Whining Noise!

It is possible the psu 12v fan bearing is damaged and squealing which would also drag the 12v bus down.

Turn it OFF before you damage the mobo.
 

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Hi I'm back and have a question regarding pc. For the past few days there has been a weird noice coming from pc tower, real bad squealing noise. It doesn't do it all the time but it gets pretty loud at times. Just a few minutes ago while online, my dos screen came up and message that I must immediately shut down and restart my computer before any serious damage was done. Have you any ideas?
 

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