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Voice not loud with headphones - background music too loud

Q: Voice not loud with headphones - background music too loud

Hi there,
When I use headphones with my Surface Pro (Win 8) I cant hear the voices in my videos - the background music/sound effects are just too loud.

How can I fix this? I have tried using the Win 8 Video player as well as VLC Player and I still get the same issue.

I have tried the headphones on my iPhone and have no problems.

It has been a long time since i've used a Windows computer (usually have a Mac) so sorry if this is a silly question.

Thanks in advance

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A: Voice not loud with headphones - background music too loud

You cou;d try using Winamp as it has an equalizer. Most DVDs the sound track and effects are pumped up compared to dialog. It drives me crazy, but short of demuxing, fixing the audio yourself then remuxing, trying to boost the voice frequencies is about all you can do.

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So i listen to music on itunes and I put it on max volume, then like 20 min of me listening to music it suddenly freezes and makes a LOOOOOOOOUD sound that I can't exactly describe, its like a horn sound?? Well anyway's its very loud and the laptop gets frozen so there isn't anything I can do except press the off button to restart my laptop. Whats wrong with it? I barely got my laptop 4 months ago! And this problem only happens when I'm listening to music please help? :]]

Also I have enough ram because I barely install anything and I don't have many files like music and pictures saved on my laptop either :)

A:Whenever I play loud music, my laptop freezes and makes a LOUD sound??

Your computer may be overheating. Blow all the fans out with a can of compressed air. Consider a laptop cooler.
Does this happen if you listen to music through headphones?

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Im new to this forum. I have been using my built in voice recorder for awhile with no problems. However, the last time I used it the volume was dismally low, I literally need to hook up an external speaker to hear it. The sound settings are at their highest and the only change I made on the computer since the time before was that I updated my old Internet Explorer to V9 and I downloaded an Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus/spyware. Could that have messed with my voice recorder recording volume? Has anyone experienced something similar and how to fix this?
Judy from San Diego

A:Voice Recorder not loud enough

Hi Judy,

It is possible that a Microsoft update (Internet Explorer, Microsoft Security Essentials or other) may have triggered the 'microphone issue'. However, would suggest you to update the 'audio drivers' and check for any pending 'Windows Updates'.

Please follow the steps listed below:
1. Run the 'Microsoft Fixit' How to Troubleshoot Microphone Issues to check if 'Windows' can fix the issue automatically.

2. Update 'Audio drivers': Click Support for Home Users | Dell US > Enter 'System Service Tag' and 'Submit' > Default 'Search Results' are listed for 'Windows 7 64 bit Operating system' > Locate and Expand 'Audio Category' > Download and install the 'Audio driver' for the 'sound card' installed in the laptop (Follow the on-screen instructions to finish installation) > Restart the notebook and recheck results.

3. Refer to this article to install all 'Windows Updates' and check results: Install Windows updates in Windows 7

Hope this helps. If the issue persists, we may have to work with the 'Microphone Properties'. Do reply with the findings; will take it forward.

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I recently purchased a new pair of older USB 5.1 headphones (LTB Mentor's) and while an older model, they do the job. The problem I have is that LBT does not offer drivers and the headphones do not appear to be announcing that they are headphones. To prevent my ears from bleeding, I have had to set the volume to the headphones to about 1% on the slider. And even this can be a little to loud at times.

Is there a way to force the audio system into using a different volume scale? In XP there was a registry alteration, but that does not appear to work in 7. But if I could convince Windows to understand that this is a headphone set and not a speaker set...I would be very happy.

A:USB Headphones are too loud...

Quote: Originally Posted by SyberSmoke


I recently purchased a new pair of older USB 5.1 headphones (LTB Mentor's) and while an older model, they do the job. The problem I have is that LBT does not offer drivers and the headphones do not appear to be announcing that they are headphones. To prevent my ears from bleeding, I have had to set the volume to the headphones to about 1% on the slider. And even this can be a little to loud at times.

Is there a way to force the audio system into using a different volume scale? In XP there was a registry alteration, but that does not appear to work in 7. But if I could convince Windows to understand that this is a headphone set and not a speaker set...I would be very happy.

If you cant find a driver or reg hack, there is a work around if you know someone handy with a soldering iron. If you increase the impedance (by adding resistance) the current and hence volume will go down.

A good electronics tech could solder a resistor onto the inline jack easily.

It will work but be careful on who you choose to do it.

Good luck


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 My sound from  Dvd or music is not loud enough to hear much,, just started doing this a couple of wks  ago,,,can you give me any advice to try and correct, I listen to my cd a lot. please help me to find the problem, it is set on 97,but bearly
hear it.
Your help or advice would be apprechated I have not changed anything, it was loud enough until a few days ago
Betty Kemp     [email protected]

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HI guys,
I am desperately in need of help...my computer has been shutting down like twice or trice in day.....blue screen and restart...repeatedly ..I dont know if this helps....
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 19
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA8003C5E820
BCP3: FFFFFA8003C5E820
BCP4: 006E005C00340035
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

A:Blue screen, loud voice and auto restart

@Tmagic650 can probably help you. Respond to this thread and upload your minidump file. When typing a message, there is an option at the bottom right hand corner to "Upload a file".

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I have volume set around 8% and for some reason it is way louder than on Vista. On Vista I usually have it around 22% when I use headphones. On Windows 7 RC it's extreme loud when I set it to 22%. Anyway to fix this? I tried everything in the sound properties.

A:Sound Very Loud With Headphones On Windows 7 RC

I have the same problem. Think the scale is ridiculous, because everything I will ever need is between 0-20%. Even 10% can be too loud at times.

Edit: My soundcard is Creative X-fi XtremeMusic. XP there was two sliders for volume (wave and normal) and that way it was fine in that. But 7 only has one slider.

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A friend of mine recently started to have speaker/microphone issues (sound would cut out at times for her speakers and mic, had to position herself perfectly) and eventually the speakers completely died. She got a new set (Earbuds + microphone on the cord) and that worked fine for a few hours. Eventually, there was a buzz on her end and her volume (voice) got considerably lower. The buzz wasn't that bad, so we just changed the volume/mic volume to fix it, and the next day it was gone.

Sadly, at the end of the next day, the mic started to buzz again, except worse this time. It was nearly impossible to hear her over the buzzing sound, but we both went to bed soon after that. The next day was the same thing, but again it got worse. This time her voice would sometimes distort into static/robotic sounds. When it was loud enough, it was at least somewhat understandable.

On day 5, and her mic started off buzzing today. She switched to the old microphone (plugged the yellow cord into the yellow jack) and her voice was fixed for a few hours. She went out for a few and came back, but when she did she couldn't hear me and I couldn't hear her. We've tested extensively (restarting, using other programs, she can hear it herself when it's recorded/played back, the other mic jack doesn't seem to notice when it's plugged in + is unreachable sitting normally, and of course plenty of wire jiggling. After all of this, her voice would cut in and out of the robotic sounds, and the buzz would be... Read more

A:Microphone issues with loud buzzing/robotic sounding voice

Without any PC specs or the mic specs we can't really say what is happening.

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I recently got new headphones (Bose QuietComfort3) and they work fine with an ipod and one of my computers. However, with my other computer, I get a loud, constant static noise coming out of them. The noise starts around half-way through booting up Windows and doesn't stop until the computer shuts off. My old headphones work fine with the computer (they are very cheap headphones though) and my speakers work fine. These new headphones also play sounds fine, but the static sound drowns everything out. My soundcard is a SoundBlaster Live! 24-bit.

Things I've tried:
1. Updating the soundcard drivers.
2. Disabling the soundcard.
3. Making sure there were no loose connections in my case.
4. Cleaned out my case.

Thanks for any help.

A:Loud, Constant Static noise coming out of headphones

Bad headphones
poorly grounded motherboard.
Wall outlet poorly grounded.

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I recently installed zoom player along with the combined community codec pack and in some videos that I play, mostly dvd's, when people talk their voices are so low and quite but then the ambient noise is really loud. I tried these videos with nero showtime and vlc but both of them seem to play it with a fine sound. Zoom player is using ffdshow audio settings, i think. I played around with some settings, it can lower/increase the volume, it can mix it to stereo 2.0 and some other settings i have touched, but i see no difference besides the increase/decrease of volume. Anybody knows how to fix this?

A:Loud background and quite voices!!!

Have you tried selecting the audio tracks from the DVD?

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stupid question: Does very loud music affect a turned-off computer.

I'm organizing a party

Pls, Thx in adv

chemical master

A:Solved: Loud music

A loud Bass could knock some internal dust loose but I doubt there would be much resulting carnage! More dangerious to a computer is spilled drinks and crashing drunks!

You're as anal as myself... Enjoy the party!!

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Hello all,

I've been having this problem for a long time now (2 years) and no matter what I do I can't get rid of it.

My PC will freeze and make very loud buzzing noises a few times a day,even when left idle in the middle of the night it will sometimes wake me up with the buzzing sounds coming out of my headphones.

I'm clueless at this point as for what to do,I replaced my Motherboard,my network adatper, I disabled my sound card,played around with the BIOS settings and nothing works.

There is one way which seems to consistently recreate the freeze & buzzing sound and thats only when I run low graphic games and let me explain:

I can play heavy 3D games with demanding graphics and the PC wont freeze (Actually don't think it ever froze while I was playing a 3D game) however It will freeze after less than 10 minutes if I play a low demanding game like Stardew Valley,League of legends or even when the PC is just Idle or while listening to music on youtube.

I ran Memtest86 and Prime95 and didn't find any errors and the event viewer errors seem to just say its Error 41 which is an unexpected shutdown.

I would really be greatful if someone can help me solve this annoying problem for once and for all,I've been living with it for so long,it makes me paranoid when I'm gonna hear it while listening to music (the sound gets you jumped every time..)

My system specs:

Computer type PC/Desktop

OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64

CPU Intel i5 2600K

Motherboard Gigabyte H-77 DS3H

Mem... Read more

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Hi. I have problem with my notebook. Listening anything with headphones is a nightmare. Constant buzz, when headphones are plugged in. I've also noticed that they are very very loud. I have to lower sound in pc to like 2/100 to be able to listening something without destroying my ears. I dowloaded newest drivers from site (Conexant Audio Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit) ). Same. I reverted to high definition audio device. Still the same. To turn off humm i have to disable, high definition audio device but without that there is no sound in notebook at all soo it's pointless.  I ll be grateful for avery advice. 

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Eight Forums,

So I open Zune.

I start a song.

It starts off at normal volume, at the quieter beginning part, but then it gets REALLY soft when the more louder part of the song plays.

It never did that before I did a clean install of Windows 8. Do you know what's causing that and how to fix it?



A:Music starts off loud then goes soft

Since you did a clean install, did you install the HP provided RealTek sound drivers? If not, give that a try.

If you didn't install the HP RealTek, all you probably have is the generic basic function Windows installed HD Audio Codec.

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So at work I keep headphones plugged in so I can listen to music/video's without bothering the people around me. I keep it pretty low, around an 8 on the volume scale. When I am watching video or listening to music it's normal. Then if I pause it, and resume it, the sound comes back extremely loud, but the volume stays the same according to the volume level. Anyone else experience this? Anything I'm doing wrong? Do I need to change it?

I know what I'm saying is semi unclear, so I hope you all know what I'm saying. In a nutshell, normal sound when I'm playing music or a video, but when I pause, then restart the video or music, the sound comes back extremely loud, even though the volume level stays the same. To fix it all I have to do is hit the volume buttons on the keyboard and it fixes it, but it'd be nice if it didn't happen at all.


A:Loud sound after resuming video/music?

What media player are you using? Try a different media player and see if it does it too.

BTW, we have a sister forum for Win 10. Windows 10 Forums

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when i try to burn music from itunes on to a blank cd it makes a loud sound like a chain saw and it vibrates i dont download i stop it cause it scares me that something is going to break what is this ? 

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WELL i went ahead and ordered these for my pc tell me what you think and how good they will be..

* 1 of: Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 5-Piece Speaker System with Subwoofer

* 1 of: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic Card ( 70SB046000007 )

from what i heard these 2 together will be loud as hell and those speakers are the best out by logitech..so give me your ideas on these items i got..should be getting them friday did a 1 day delivery.

A:Are these speakers and soundcard good for loud music and gaming?

Well those speakers are generally for people that like good sound rather then just "loud" noises but it's also very capable noise-wise so you should be fine.

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Hi everybody, I would like some help!

I recently bought a new fan to help with cooling as the summer approaches. My new fan replaces my old chassis fan but is plugged in slightly differently as it is plugged into the 3 pin mother board connector (the old one was plugged into the molex and is now positioned as an intake fan at the front).

My problem is that since I've installed the new fan my computer is actually louder than before, Everest tells me that the revs for the new fan are 5114 rpm as I type this so it's clearly working too hard. I think it's working too hard because my processor fan is only idling by comparison at 1705 rpm. Which temperature does the chassis fan use to control it's speed and why has my CPU fan suddenly become lazy since I installed the new fan? Is there anything I can do to make the CPU fan work harder and take some of the burden off of the chassis fan?

Many thanks for any help!


A:New fan but loud loud noise

Try speedfan, that should work.


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What I'm trying to do:
Fix my headphone sound/set-up on Windows 7. Can only hear background music on them on this specific PC.
No voices on music videos.
Headphones work great on other devices such as my laptop, my phone, and other phones.

I thought "maybe Sony headphones aren't compatible with windows 7".
But when I tried other headphones on this PC, I had the same issue.

I already uninstalled and re-installed updated sound drivers (AMD High Def audio, and Realtek).
And this issue has continued.

I'm not even sure this is a defect, because when I plug in my *speakers* on my PC,
they work perfectly.

When I plug in my headphones or speakers, they both show up as "speakers" in Playback Devices.
I even tried messing with the "Speakers Properties" levels' balance (with the headphones), and it made no difference.
Thank you so so much for reading this. And if you guys need me to printscreen anything, I will comply.

A:Headphones: Can only hear background music

UPDATE: I just found the weirdest solution. (Or at least one I could definitely work with meanwhile I figure this out)

There's a headphone jack on the *front* of my PC. And....when I plug in my speakers on there, the speakers work perfectly. B u t m y h e a d p h o n e s d o n ' t.


I just tried connecting the headphones onto the green jack meant for the speakers that's in the *BACK* of my PC. ..............AND IT WORKED.

Guess I'll just have to turn my pc around backwards Wish I tried it sooner
I uploaded a file!: This is what my PC says about the headphones.

Oh well, at least the headphones are working perfectly in the speaker plug! And the speakers are working perfectly in the headphone plug~

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What I'm trying to do:
Fix my headphone sound/set-up on Windows 7. Can only hear background music on them on this specific PC.
No voices on music videos.
Headphones work great on other devices such as my laptop, my phone, and other phones.

I thought "maybe Sony headphones aren't compatible with windows 7".
But when I tried other headphones on this PC, I had the same issue.

I already uninstalled and re-installed updated sound drivers (AMD High Def audio, and Realtek).
And this issue has continued.

I'm not even sure this is a defect, because when I plug in my *speakers* on my PC,
they work perfectly.

When I plug in my headphones or speakers, they both show up as "speakers" in Playback Devices.
I even tried messing with the "Speakers Properties" levels' balance (with the headphones), and it made no difference.
Thank you so so much for reading this. And if you guys need me to printscreen anything, I will comply.

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Whenever I play a video file or load a game music can be heard playing in the background, it is low but not affected by changes to the volume. The laptop is only two weeks old so I have no music on it. Happens even if disconnect from internet, unplug and remove battery for a while. If I stop the vifeo or quit the game the music stops.I searched onlie and programmes like Kaspersky's TDSKiller and Malwarebytes were recommended but they found nothing, neither did my anti virus (webroot).It started suddenly today, the only thing I did that could explain a virus was downloading scientific articles for my thesis, one of them was linked via a torrent which did nothing. If you are wondering wht type of music there was some pop song I recognize but couldn't name and couldn't make out others.

A:Strange background music when speakers/headphones active

While not very scientific, try doing the activity that produces the "background music" in a different location, perferably in a different building.  So if it happens at home, try in the coffee shop or in the library.  If it does not happen away from where you first noticed this, it might be a device is picking up OTA radio or TV, but not as likely now that TV is digital.  We "old timers"  used to hear things as decribed when things were just right for a radio station to get into other electronics.  Just a thought.

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Any clues..why this fast fan>I`d just spent 2 hours cleaning the regular fan,plus the one on the hard-drive..It`s abit better.But the hi hair-dryer blower sound is coming back ..I deleted prefetch and some software and in the programs itself.everything is up to date.everything clean..why doe`s my Pc fan so getting Loud like a jet plane.

I`m not cleaning this Pc again,It might be a Dell Dimension 3000 from 7 yrs ago.It took nearly 5 hr to put my system back.I`m no PC repair guy..I think ,I did good..all fan blades clean..but still..the fan or hard-rive fan is driving me crazy..any clues.ty.

A:PC fan loud.goe`s up and down.

Pull off the front cover and see if the air intakes are clogged. Attached is a pic of a Dell with clogged front air intakes that was causing the fan to surge.

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Hey everyone, lately I've been trying to quiet down my fan, and I think I have one more trick up my sleeve before buying a new one.

When I installed my motherboard, I set the input to 230V... because nothing would happen at 115V. And my fan was like screaming. It's been running fine at 230V, but I think its giving the fan too much power, but when I turn off my PC and switch the PSU to 115V, it wont start up?! Anyone know why I have hit this roadblock?

Thanks in advance.

P.S. I live in the USA.. the input should be 115V btw.

A:WTF... loud fan.

wow that is very strange you are correct in the usa you can only use 120 volts unless you are pluged into 240 volt outlet,,post your make and moddelof your psu and maybe someone oon the bords will help you

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These days my cpu is really noisy. It used to be that when it was doing a lot of work the fan would kick in and it would hum loudly until it cooled off, but now it's really noisy pretty much all the time, even when its not eating cpu power.

any insight?

Windows XP SP3

AMD Radeon HD 6850 - 1024MB

ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5K SE Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 0401 07/19/2007
Realtek Onboard Audio

3328 Megabytes DDR2 RAM

2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache

1400.28 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
100.02 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

A:CPU very loud?

Well, CPUs don't normally becme noisy. This is because they don't have any moving parts.

Now, if the CPU fan has become noisy, this could be for any of several reasons.

1: The fan is going bad.

2. The CPU heatsink is dirty

3. The CPU is actually running at at high percentage duty cycle. (Possibly malware? This needs to be checked with the Task manager).

4. You've inadvertently set the BIOS to run the fans at full, by over riding the "smart fan" controls.

5. It is, after all Summer. (At least in the northern hemisphere).

Are you sure we're not talking about the PSU?

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5 Steps to a quieter PC

A:Got a loud PC?

bigger is not always quiter, look at a tornado, or my 120 which moves 1.5x as much air as a regular 120mm. friend has tornado, it over powers 3 80mm case fans at half speed. it is might impressive.

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My problem is that as soon as my CPU usage exceeds 22% (as per taskmgr) my fan kicks in (moderately loud, but still bad!!!). Then, after 46% it goes loud.

I want to eliminate this stupid fan noise that is bothersome.

My Computer: http://reviews.cnet.com/Sony_VAIO_Digital_Studio_RZ44G/4505-3118_7-30567277.html

Sony Vaio RZ 44 G
(the above link has comprehensive tech details)


A:Loud CPU Fan...What should I do?

Hi and welcome to TS!

Try cleaning the CPU's fan. It may be too dirty. You can easily clean it using a can of compressed air.
If that doesn't help, maybe you'll need a newer, quieter fan from a 3rd party, like Arctic Cooling or Zalman. They make excellent, low noise coolers, but they can be expensive.

Stock coolers are usually loud, that's why most people prefer to use a better quality HSF.

Regards :wave:

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hy all!!
i recently bought myself a new pc, after succesfully saving up for almost 5 years :approve: , and i'm quite pleased with it.

my specs are the following:
abit an8 sli
amd sempron 3500+ (venice core)
Gainward GeForce 6600 GT 128 MB 128 Bit high-speed DDR 3 memory "Golden Sample"

i'm actually a newbie in "high end" pc's, i'm not even sure if my pc qualifies as a "high end" pc. what i'd like to know is this. i noticed when i start up the pc it's not loud at all, it's pretty silent, i can do everything it's still silent. but when i load up a game, the noise becomes much louder. it's like it shifted into 7th gear. and when i exit the game it's still loud. if i shut down or restart it's once again back to being silent.

as i said i'm pretty new with this so i'd like to know if that's normal? i'm afraid that there's something wrong with my new baby...

A:Pc too loud?

It's hard to say without hearing it for myself, but you may have a faulty fan somewhere in your computer. Can you open up your case and try to identify where the noise is coming from? Does the extra noise you are hearing sound like it could be a fan?

Another possibility would be your optical drive (cd drive or dvd drive)....

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The last couple days or weeks. My mic hasnt been as loud on my headset. I havent changed any thing at all or got any thing new. Right now the mic has to have mic boost and volume max. Before I didnt have to have to use mic boost at all other wise it would be to loud, but now it has to be max. In games like COD I no longer can talk, because my mic is to low with highest volume. Also my headset is pluged into mobo, and mobo is less then 1year old.

Even in vent I have to turn mic on max, and still hard to hear.

Using Vista


A:Mic not as loud

Try using another mic for test purposes

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ive noticed that my hard drives are loud at weird times? when im not doing anyting? its very annoying? is this vista or my hard drives?

A:HDD Loud??

What do you mean by "loud"? Do you mean they the HD's are being accessed?

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Please, will any of you guys help me tweak my fans to try and quiet my system down some. I can't put it in another room which would be ideal, so I'm set with the task of having to hush it up a bit. Here are the SysInfo specs,
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 32655 Mb
Graphics Card: ASUS HD7770 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1907499 MB, Free - 1358737 MB; L: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 2753781 MB;
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Employed within the big CoolerMaster HAF case, I have a rear case 5" exhaust fan, a front 10 " intake fan, a corsair liquid CPU cooler with two exhaust fans blowing through the radiator and a 10" fan on top as an exhaust pulling through the radiator. a HyperX Hyperfan cooling four sticks of DDR3 Ram and a fan on my GPU and PSU. (I've had heat problems before) Can somebody tell me which of these I can safely shut down to run a bit more quiet? Asus provides a neat tool for manually adjusting the rpms of each fan, so if I can't shut it down can somebody tell me a safe speed to run the necessary ones? My CPU is rarely over clocked and stays at or below 28Celsius and th3e same applies to the Ram with the respective fans turning at a... Read more

A:Too loud! Can somebody help me??

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Q: Loud PC

My computer sounds like a JET ENGINE running all the time... I cant here anyone in the other rooms.. I would like to lower the noise of the CPU... How can I go about doing that?
I think it is the processor fan but it could be the case fan.. Im running a Soyo Dragon+ with an AMD 1900+...

I have these fans in my computer now...
Thermaltake VOLCANO 7 Variable Fan Speed Control

Max Air Flow
46 CFM at 2900rpm
53 CFM at 5000rpm

27 dB at 2900 rpm
39 dB at 5000 rpm

Thermaltake SMART FAN Variable Fan Speed Control

Max Air Flow
46 CFM at 2900rpm
53 CFM at 5000rpm

27 dB at 2900 rpm
39 dB at 5000 rpm

What can I get to lower the noise of the computer but keep the processor and case cool enough??

Please advise...


A:Loud PC


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so i have a built in fan in the front of my case and i bought another for the back and its freaking loud is their anyway to lower is speed to make it quiter nothing is overheating in mu vase it runs at a solid 33C when running games

A:Fan too loud

It has to be a PWM fan to be controlled by the motherboard. If it has a 4 pin connector then its a PWM fan.

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Hello, I recently was gifted a Pavilion 15 (Dec 25 2016), it's been working lovely for the past months, however, recently it has been producing a rather rough sounding whirring noise. Given that it might be the HDD I am wondering if it's normal for a Notebook to produce this kind of sound or if it's indeed abnormal.The whole laptop vibrates lightly and sometimes the noise stops, only to start and repeat with second intervals, but most of the time it remains steady.

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My PSU fan is pretty loud, it sounds like a hair dryer. For some reason the fan spins at a constant 4000 rpm. It was a stock fan that came with a case. Now i've downloaded the speedfan software but can't figure out how to decrease the rpm of the fan. Is there anything i can do, or should i just buy a new quieter psu. Please help.

A:PSU fan is loud

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Hello World. I have tried everything to no avail, so I respectfully ask for the assistance from some of the Seven Guru's here! I cannot figure out what is forcing my CPU fan to spin faster than it ever has before. It is unbearably loud! I have a HP Pavillion a1520n, which I purchased new 3yrs ago with Windows XP installed OEM. Everything is stock save for the HDD which I swapped a year back. Windows Seven upgrade advisor said my machine was capable to run Seven. So I installed RC1 x32. I have tried all the drivers on the HP website. Updated BIOS, graphics drivers straight from Nvidia, the whole nine yards. Even reinstalled Seven. No error messages in the action center, no hidden updates and no alerts in device manager. Every few minutes, under normal conditions, the fans shoot up to 100%! Sometimes even when the PC is idle. The noise will last about 1 minute, and I cannot find a rhyme or reason as to why this is happening. The fans stay calm in the BIOS at start-up, but as soon as windows seven gets started... the fans go wild! Any help with this situation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:Loud CPU Fan!

You might need fresher power management drivers than you're presently running, check the HP/Compaq website for available downloads...

If you can, check your heatsinks are bedded down on decent thermal paste and not sticky thermal pads...

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Hey guys ! My new Scythe Ultra Kaze fan just arrived. It's currently running at 100 % ,at about 3000 RPM,which is way to loud. Is there any software I can use to change the speed? I've tried with SpeedFan and BIOS. In BIOS,when I click enter ,I have only 2 options,3000 RPM or IGNORED. At SpeedFan,I don't have some options ,like setting the max RPM and min RPM of my fan.
Any help would been apreciated .

A:Got a new fan that's very loud!

How do you have your fan connected to your system?

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Well, i have an nvidia geforce 7800 graphics card and latley the fan has been running really loud.... for example it will be fine then it will get loud for a little bit and the slow back down.... its really annoying to listen to so any suggestions?

A:My Fan is really loud...Help Please

what I'm thinking is that is goes louder when the card gets hotter. e.g. while youre playing games. There are a few options. 1:download speedfan and see if you can control your graphics card an(make sure it doesnt get too hot though) or 2: buy a different fan for your card. The first option will probably suffice. Go and have a look. http://almico.com/speedfan.php

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My tower is very loud! Sometimes it gets louder and then quieter. Sometimes it makes no sound at all. This is when is it idle! It goes from one exptreme to the other. Most of the time it sounds like a motor - if you know what I mean. I do not experience any problems with downloading or uploading or running programs. It just makes a sound that I think is unusual.

Please help me to correct this! My computer is 1 year old! I had it built!

A:Too loud!

Cheapo case fans or other fans in the system will give you lots of noise. Open the case when it's making loads of noise and stop each fan one at a time until you isolate it. Careful not to stop the CPU fan for more than a second or so.

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best, ... my computer makes a weird sound how comes that?? And how do you make it??please react fast

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I just got a new computer.. well actually just a new "tower" .. with the following specs:

intel pentium 4, 3.0 GHz H/T technology, 1mb prescott
1 GB ram(1024 MB)
ASUS P4S800 Mother Board
Maxtor 120GB 7200RPM 8MB Cache
nVidia ASUS V9400 GeForce MX4000, 128MB,DDR,TV-OUT,DVI
Onboard 10/100 Mbps Network Card
LinkWorld Black Case
400 Watt Power Supply

two questions
1. Should I get a cable that connects from the computer to a TV since the "TV-OUT"?
2. The comp itself is great but loud.. this is a problem since i like to leave the comp on overnight... what would be possible reasons for this? would it be because of the processor? how could i fix this?

A:fan too loud

Do you want to use "TV Out"? Its very low resolution (not suited for text) but OK for video etc. If so you could get a cable, they are not normally supplied.

The fans on some stock units are indeed loud as the high speed processors generate a huge amount of heat. You could get an alternative Heat SInk Fan unit fitted that may be a little quieter, or at a lot more expense fit water cooling.

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The fan on my new P51 (Xeon E3-1535M v6) is very loud. I can hear the fan on 10% CPU, on 30% CPU it is louder than my old W530 on 100% CPU, and over 80% CPU it sounds like a jet engine or a hoover, with a high pitched sound added to the air sound. It sounds like a cheap laptop. Is this normal? Is the P51 fan usually so loud? Or am I having a bad cooling system?

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Hello ,

my mobo has 2 cpu fan ports, and I have 3 fans. So I have to use a splitter from one of the fans. The problem is I think the splitter makes the mobo unable to control the fan speeds of the fan which has been split from. But im not sure. Any ideas on what I can do?


A:Fan is loud

Why do you want to connect 3 fans to the CPU fan headers? Those are for fans cooling the CPU (pushing hot air out of heat fins).

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hey, i got my hp envy phoenix 850-150qe about a week ago and today i started it up and the liquid cooling is making a lot of noise and blowing air out. How do i fix this?

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I really hope, my english is good enough to explain my problem.

Today I bought a Gainward GTX 650 graphic adapter. The Problem: its incredibly loud and the fan runs constantly full power. MSI Afterburner and EXPERTool (Fancontrol Software from Gainward) shows 30% Speed. But if I change the speed, there is no difference in noise and power of the fan. So I guess, its running constantly on 100% Power.

My old card was a GT 9600 OC and in Summer, when it was really hot, the card made the same noise under full power.

My System:

Mainboard: MS-7504VP-PV
Processor: Q8300 Quad @ 2.5Ghz
4 GB Ram
Gainward GTX 650 1 GB DDR5

A:GTX 650 very loud and fan at 100%

Tell me what your temps are with Realtemp. Also are there any wires cluttering your case? Did you clean your case and exhausts of dust

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I bought the laptop  2 months ago and the fan is very loud since then, even I am using only chrome.Any solution ??

A:The fan is very loud

Please click the below link to perform few troubleshooting steps to resolve the issue:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01007591 Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,K N R KAlthough I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP

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