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Solved: Computer running horrible in games, making garbled/popping noises

Q: Solved: Computer running horrible in games, making garbled/popping noises

My computer will run great for a long time in any game (I play Bioshock, Guild Wars, and the Hellgate: London beta, all on max settings). After some time though (and sometimes after not too long at all) the games become very sluggish, the audio garbles and pops, and basically all games are unplayable. I drop to 2 FPS where I had 50.

Leaving my computer off for an extended period of time (20mins to 2 hours or so) will remedy the problem until the next time it happens. The first thing that popped into my mind was overheating. My CPU temp runs in the range of 34C idle and 53C full load. My GPU runs at about 51C idle and 65C full load. These temperatures do not seem hot at all to me.

In any case I'm at a loss for ideas. If it is overheating then WHAT is overheating? It doesn't seem to be my video card or processor. The sound popping is strange, is it the sound card (its the onboard card for my mobo)?

My specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz
4096MB DDR2 800
GeForce 8600 GT 256MB
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 mobo
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

[edit]Forgot to add in my video card spec, added now.

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A: Solved: Computer running horrible in games, making garbled/popping noises

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My computer will occasionally do weird stuff. Sometimes it will just run slow for a little bit. Other times it will freeze with a black screen and then everything becomes unresponsive. Other times it will make strange noises that I can hear though the speakers. The mouse will stutter.

The computer isn't top of the line but it shouldn't be running sluggish. It never used to run like this. I built it last winter. It is a small form factor build and has only a 200 watt pico-PSU. I have a power meter so I don't think it's a power problem but it could be. Also, I overclocked the GPU portion of my chip a bit and increased the base clock to 102. I'm about to lower all of that.

I did a virus scan and spybot, nothing came up.

I have a seagate hard drive. The first two I had failed on me and I had to send them back. I about to run a check on the drive. Any thoughts on data corruption or failing hard drives.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

A:Computer randomly freezing, running choppy, and making weird noises.

If the HD keeps failing you could have cooling issues. One of the HW gurus would have more specific ideas I think.

Edit: But especially where you say it's a small form factor I'm thinking the ventilation may not be sufficient.

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Hello. Within the last day or so my computer has been making wierd beeping noises from the computer speaker every 2 minutes or so. I have a program called WeatherBug, and when it's activated and a warning is issued it does that same tone in 5 beep bursts. The funny thing is that I don't have weather bug running when this happens. And when I start WeatherBug and it makes these noises, there are no warnings.

Please post back with any ideas.

-Mark
 

A:[SOLVED] Computer making beeping noises!

How old is the system? it could be overheating.
 

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hi, i've had my computer for about 2 years and it has been working fine until about a month or two ago. i've noticed that when i'm doing stuff a slight bit graphics intensive (like having 3 youtube videos open) my computer starts making this vacuum noise that is a lot louder than its usual quiet self. i think it is the fan overworking itself but i am not sure. i leave it on 24/7 but it never had this problem before. what should i do?

also, i think they're might be some bad running processes on my computer. i have 5-6 svchost.exe running at one time and firefox sometimes eats up 160,000 K of memory. is this normal? here's a snapshot of my running processes:

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/6337/sdfdsfsun6.gif
thanks in advance for your help.
 

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My computer is making a lot of noises, kind of like a piece of wire is hitting a fan, and another noise that it is making is a "loading" kind of noise (can't really describe that one). It is really bothering me. Sorry for the bad descriptions, but is there any way for me to stop this "noise" from occurring? I already tried stopping all of the fans (including the CPU fan), but the noise still happened.
 

A:Why is my computer making these noises?

When you say stop the fans, you mean physically unplug them from the motherboard?
You say it sounds like a piece of wire is hitting the fan, you can try removing any wires and obstructions in your case. Also, the fan casing may be touching the blade so check for any such things. You might also want to clean the blades in case some thing got stuck in between, but be cautious of esd discharges when removing the cover case and cpu fans, etc.
As for the loading sound, I am understanding a hard drive loading sound; is this what you mean? If so, then this might mean that your hard drive is going bad, or that there is something wrong with the driver controller/mechanisms/head etc or that soemthing managed to get in the drive. If this is the case, I am not aware of how to fix this, so maybe someone else may help here.

Anyway i hope you get through with what you want
 

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Since about a week ago, my computer has been making a grunting noise lasting about 1 to 2 seconds. happens randomly. I would be doing absolutly nothing and it still makes this noise. Do you think there is something wrong? If you don't understand tell me or ask me, and i will try to make it so you can understand me.
thanks
 

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My Computer case keeps makinga popping or static sound every time at startup then stops when i am at the desktop, then when i open any program, it happens again for 10 seconds then i can use the program normally. It always happens at the start of any program even paint. Any HDD activity like copying also makes the sound. Is my hard drive failing , or is there something wrong with my power supply, or is it just dust?!! And BTW the sound isnt very loud but it just makes me fear for my pc. And as i said, no speakers connected.
I ran Chkdsk and sea tools and they both said that their is no problems.
Here is the sound. (drop.io/xmtd7e4)
It is exactly between 16 and 20 seconds ( and i dont mean the high pitch thing i mean the popping) the rest is the mouse clicks. also ignore any sound before 16 seconds thats just me moving and bumping my mic next to the case

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE. And btw this is my first time in TechSpot
 

A:Computer weird static, popping noises (not the speakers)

Tell us your computer brand and model, as well as configuration and age.

Is this a new install? Has the problem been around for a long time or just begin recently?
 

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I have a VPCCW17FX Sony Vaio. For the last week or so, I have been unable to watch Netflix videos without constant freezing and the sound popping and buzzing (after a minute or two it continues playing). I'm not sure whether or not this started before or after I uninstalled/reinstalled my internet drivers, (midterms stopped my video viewing cold) but they shouldn't be related, should they? Sometimes after this error, I get a popup message that says my NVIDA graphics card stopped working. (I havent been able to capture the exact wording.) I was going to try un/reinstalling the graphics card, but when I went to, I found I wasn't sure what to do. Do I do it to "NVIDIA GeForce G210M" under display adapters, or "NVIDIA High Definition Audio" under Sound, video and game controllers. In addition, "NVIDIA High Definition Audio" is actually listed 4 times in my device manager. Which one do I uninstall? Each one says that the best driver is already installed.

Am I even trying to do the right thing? Is there something else I should do? Youtube, Hulu, and Amazon videos work fine. Only Netflix is causing this problem.

A:Netflix causes computer to freeze, popping and buzzing noises

its not just Netflix after all. Just had it occur while on Hulu. But it is definitely most prevalent on Netflix

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It seems that my computer is working fine but occasionally, my tower is making beeping noises. It sometimes occurs out of no where but it seems that it occurs everytime i place a certain game into the cdrom. Im not sure but i think the beeping noise is coming from the CDrom itself. i tried putting in another cd rom and trying to run the same exact game and it still makes the noise. Its really annoying because the sound is actually coming out of the tower and you cant get it to go off unless you close your computer and reopen. any help please?

A:Why Is My Computer Making Beeping Noises?

Welcome to BC, hdspikez.What you may be hearing is a high tempture alarm. When was the last time you cleaned the inside of your computer. It should be done atleast once a year, twice if you have pets or you keep your computer on the floor. make sure the fans are working and the heat sink on the processor is not blocked with lent:http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/awardbeep.htm David

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My computer is making random wierd chirping and beeping noises. I ran hijack this and the log is listed below. I ran ad-aware and it deleted a MidAdle Hkey file.... Under processes on task manager I have some programs that are similar to ones I was told to delete in other logs, however some of the letters are changed.... Can someone please advise as to whether I need to delete some of these programs... or what is wrong with my computer?? Thanks for all the help!!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 11:09:57 PM, on 11/2/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\gearsec.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
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C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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A:My computer is making random noises???

Hi njb2001,

At a first glance, your HijackThis is OK ! Nothing wrong in the running processes and no bad entry in the registry.
Your problem sounds to be hardware related. You have probably some maintenance to do.
 

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My computer has been making some strange clicking noises. I suspected that it was my hard drive failing, but well, it's been doing that for more than two years, and hard drive diagnostic tests show nothing wrong with it (I used Seagate's Seatools for my Maxtor drive quite a few times) - overall I've had the computer for close to 7 years.

Sometimes it does that once every week or so, other times it does it 10-30 seconds, like it is now.

I've attached a sound recording of what the clicking sounds like.

Any ideas?
 

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The subject says it, I was playing Counter-Strike: Source when suddenly my computer started making a repeated beeping noise.

Mobo: nVidia nForce2-400 (ASUS A7N8X-X)
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 3200+ 2.2Ghz
RAM: Kingston 512MB
AGP Card: ATI Radeon 9600SE 128MB
Hard-Drive 1: Maxtor 120GB IDE
Hard-Drive 2: Western Digital 30GB IDE (Unplugged)

I'm using it now, the mobo is said to be at a 94.4f temp, the beeping started at around 104f. The CPU is at 98.6f
 

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So my computer seems to be making crackling noises and I was wondering what could be the problem, it sounds like it is coming from the CPU area, I was looking around and some people who said to have similar problems were directed that it was the CPU fan, I have a liquid cooled PC, not sure if it has a fan like that, I uploaded a video to youtube to let you listen to the noise and hopefully help me out.

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My computer has begun to make weird buzzing noises on occasion, starting about an hour ago. These bouts of buzzing last a couple minutes or less and then stop. Anyone know what's causing them and if there's really a problem, or if I should just not worry about it? It's never done this before.
 

A:Computer making weird noises...

Any "strange" noise should at least be investigated enough to determine the source.

I would take the side off the machine and see if you can locate the source. The first two things that come to my mind that might make a "buzzing" noise would be the hard drive or the power supply.
 

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my secondary pc thats a bit old p4 2.4ghz 512mb ram ive put windows 7 on there and it works great for the specs(although no arrow)

so this pc is making weird noises with the internal speaker the one thats attached to the mobo. it makes those beeping noises but in sequence almost like a 8 bit video game. its odd because it beeps but im sure nothing is wrong with the pc its ram and cpu is not maxed the temp is good and i have an extra fan in there yet it beeps repeatedly its annoying. i dont think anything is wrong with the pc but i donno. i just think the internal speaker is glitching. should i just cut the wire so it stops or what?

help would be appreciated

A:my computer is making weird noises

check your cmos battery ,it could be a low battery alarm

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Hey. For a few weeks my pc has been making annoying random noises. it can go from a beep to a dog barking. its really annoying and i would love it if anyone would help me with it. im on windows 10 btw. Thanks have a nice day :

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When I like move the scroll bar to the side of this webpage or any other or move my scroll button in the middle of my mouse by rolling it I hear this almost crickety kind sound coming from my computer. Im afraid theres some falty wiring or something. Any ideas.Maybe i pushed a wire when i struggled to take out my old video card or something?
 

A:Mouse making noises. But in the computer

Use Volume Control in the System Tray and MUTE all sounds, to see if it comes through your soundcard.
Also go to Start/Settings/Control Panel/Sounds and Audio Devices and see if there is an event in there that is associated with your particular sound.
 

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Hello,

My computer seems to be running a little slower, and at times some noise comes from my speakers. I ran Adaware and then got this Hijack log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:50:45 PM, on 07/12/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\dcfssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RunDLL32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
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A:Computer speakers making noises!

I don't see any true "security" issues there. The slowness might well be due to "findfast" a Microsoft file indexer which is a known cpu hog at times. The same goes for osa9.exe which loads similar type files. Neither is needed or recommended as a startup.

You can use HijackThis to remove the startup entries or you can run msconfig and uncheck them under the Startup tab. If you are not confident you want them removed, that is the best choice as the option to restore will always be there:

O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Find Fast.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\FINDFAST.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: Office Startup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE

Other than that you really don't have a lot in startups that you would probably want to disable, but you can use this site to review what some are:

http://www.lafn.org/webconnect/mentor/startup/PENINDEX.HTM

I don't know what would cause the speaker issue, but if you have a microphone attached, make sure it is muted.

Also it is possible that nearby devices such as cordless phones, light dimmers, fans, motors, etc... can cause interference.
 

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My computer picked up something a few days ago and it's now unusable (verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry slow) except in safe mode. I've tried various malware detectors and nothing has helped. Can someone help me? I have a Windows laptop running 64-bit Windows 7. I'm dying here. Appreciate any help.

By the way, I ran HijackThis and DDS in safe mode. I wasn't able to find attach.txt. Starting up Windows normally takes longer than I can wait (1/2 hour?) and then things go glacially slowly.

Bob
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Scan saved at 11:39:29 PM, on 5/10/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

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C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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Hello all,

I have a HP Touchsmart running Vista for about two years which I had donwloaded a bunch of things on. One main program that is causing havoc is a online pokersite called pokerstars. For the past two years it has worked fine while I browsed the web and did some other multitasking. However, in the past two weeks it completely freezes my computer whenever I have it running in conjunction with IE or firefox. It is definitely a resource hog it appears.

I get CPU spikes, weird noises and then it freezes. I went ahead and reformatted my computer and on the first try it happened again. Can anyone help me solve this annoying problem?

Thanks.
 

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It's a Packard Bell iMedia 1901.
I don't understand why it just stopped working like that - it's been working fine for around 3 years now.

Anyway, heres the question:
I was just running Microsoft Word and Mozilla Firefox when all of a sudden the screen went black and noises began to come from my machine.
My first instinct was to turn it off - i was worried it might catch fire or something...
Of course i couldn't turn it off normally, CTRL + ALT + DEL did nothing so i tried to turn it off at the button. I held down the button for 5 seconds (which should turn it off) but strangely this did nothing. Then i began to get worried to i flicked the switch at the mains.

After becoming confident enough to even touch the thing, i went to turn it on again. What happened next surprised me.
Instead of booting up normally, the fan was whirring as if it was turning on and off and on and off.....
Also there was a quiet clicking noise. The screen was on but still black.
So i left it to click a few minutes hoping it might fix itself - no luck.
It still didn't turn off at the button either, even after holding it down for 5 seconds.
I turned it off at the mains and tried again 5 mins later - same thing.

After opening it up and looking inside, the fan seems to be working fine.
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Hi,
I got a computer i built, asus mobo p4 3.2 ht, and its recently been making like a cartoony sound like when something falls out of the air. my dad thought it was the heatsink because when he stuck his finger in the fan it made a sound like it so then u brush off all the dust and it still doesnt work. but when i turned it back on it didnt sound like it came from the heatsink , it sounded like it came from hard drive or some thing from the front.

please help
(sorry if i bored you with my story)
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A:computer making weird freaky noises!!

Sounds like either the harddrive or a CD-ROM. Try removing all CDs that may be in the trays and see if the sound continues.

How often does this sound occur?
 

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My computer just shuts down randomly and starts to make the weirdest noises, i have never heard anything like it, any thoughts?
 

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For the past 2-3 weeks now my pretty brand new desktop computer (bought it almost 4 months ago) is beginning to make weird noises I have never heard.

The sound is like something in-between a click and a bang, and is very short. It happens around 10-40 seconds, is very random. I opened the computer and determined the sound was coming from my only single hard drive (not SSD)
 

A:Desktop computer making strange noises

It is called the click of death. Look that phrase up with Google and listen to a sample.
It usually means that the drive is faulty and needs replacing sooner rather than later. It could be something else, but that is the most likely.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Click_of_death
 

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I googled "computer making noises" and walla, this is exactly what I need. Just like the above problem, it almost sounds like a vaccuum and yes, it does sound like the fan is overdoing itself. AND like the guy above, there are WAY too many questionable processes (even moreso than the guy above). Check this out:

I don't even know what Kavsvc.exe but that loves to fly back and forth with its memory usage. Right now, it's flown up to 170,000K as I am typing this (and I've only had the computer on for a good hour). System Idle Process also loves to run using anywhere from 15-60% of the CPU. At times, there are other things processing which I also don't know what they are.

It especially runs noisy when I use my DVD player and even when I'm finished using it, the extreme noise will continue off and on, 20 minutes at a time...and I'm hardly even multi-tasking. As for another problem, the computer sometimes randomly shuts off without notice...this is especially the case when I put it to sleep.

I went ahead and downloaded HiJackThis is and this is what I see from my log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:25:13 PM, on 6/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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A:Computer Making noises and Questionable Processes

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Can anyone recommend a program that'll help me keep an eye on the temperature of my CPU? Also, what temp is too high?

My processor/heatsink/fan is a AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Windsor 3.2GHz
 

A:Solved: CPU fan is making odd noises off and on....

Coretemps, speedfan, lavalys evervest which includes lots of things on overclocking such as voltages, CPU speed, fan Speed etc.

Personally, I don't want my temps above 70degrees underload. (stressing with Prime95/OCCT)
 

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Hello,

I have a Gateway DX420S Desktop computer and it's 3 years old. Lately there has been a fan inside making crazy noises at startup that doesn't go away until I hit the computer (I know, probably not the best idea, but it makes the noise stop). I opened up the computer and detected which fan it is and noticed it had lots of dust caught in it, so I got all the dust out of it with a cotton swap. It stopped the noise for a few days, but now it's back. I'm not sure what the fan is called or what the red thing it's attached to is called, but I did take a picture of it so you can see what I'm talking about. Here's the link to the picture:

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab156/EUY789/Fan.jpg

The picture makes the fan look bigger than it is; it's really only about 2x2 inches and the red rectangle thing it's attached to is only maybe 2x6 inches. As you can see, there are 2 back prongs that hold it down to the red rectangle and a little red and black wire connected to it too. I was going to try to remove the fan to take a closer look, but I can't get the black prongs out from the thing it's sitting on.

Do you have any idea what's wrong with the fan? Does it need oil or something or does it need to be replaced? And if possible, do you have any idea what that red rectangle it's sitting on might be called?

Thank you for your help.
 

A:Small Fan Inside Computer Making Noises at Startup

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Hello all,

Can you help me ?
My laptop has been making a weird clicking sound, sort of like high pitch crackling and buzzzing, something rapidly cycling back and forth.

Computer been very slow and sluggish.

I'm not real savvy with techie stuff, so not sure if been taken over by malware, viruses, etc. I'm not sure if this is the best forum to post. Sorry ahead of time if wrong forum.

I ran Ad-Aware, got rid of the infections.
Then I ran the Spybot S&D, removed the items found

I also Defragmented.

I did a HiJack This run. Don't know if I should post it here.

Still, the computer running very slowly. Frequently making that buzzing sound. When I click on Internet Explorer icon, it takes much longer than usual to launch. Same with other programs like MS Word.

Can you please help me ?

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"Sounds" like you have a hard drive failing and possibly malware as well. The sounds you describe would point to a hard drive failing.

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I am doing what this guide says http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/
I have Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit
 
When the infection of my computer began, there was a message saying that I5JJW had stopped working. The I5JJW are three .exe files, one is bfsvc, the other is winhlp32 and the other i dont know because i cant see the properties on the task manager. 
I have used programs such as malwarebytes and avast , that don´t work, but those that work, like RKill and SUPERAntiSpyware say that there is nothing.
My computer takes longer to boot, and theres a mysterious DVD RW E: unit that if I right click, the file explorer freezes, also the disk reader makes sounds as if it were reading a disk, but theres none.
 
I think thats it
Thanks

A:I need help. Computer infected, CD reader making weird noises

Also i´ve tried the MBAM Chameleon, and also renaming it

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I need help and to know what to do now.

I keep hearing that the computer fans could be dying and that would then kill the computer as well.

I dont know what happened I had the computer on all the time but the last few days when I started shutting it down and booting it up the next morning it now makes this horrible sound in both fans in the inside of the tower.

It sounds like they are pushing too hard or going into overdrive or even overheating but I dont know what exactly it is precisely.

I need help this computer cost enough money as it is I dont want it to die on me weve had it since 2009.

Please help.

If it helps :

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 8450e Triple-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 3
RAM: 7934 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 210638 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0F896N
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

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Hi, i'm having a really bothersome problem here, my computer is shutting down sometimes or either freezing and making weirds noises where i can't move even the mouse and i need to hard boot.

This freezes only happens when i turn on the computer for the firsts time of the day, it happens like 5-10 times and then he starts working correctly for the rest of the day, i don't have a clue what is happening, do i need to format my computer?
Sometime appeared a blue screen (i think its called death screen) here is an example

What should i do??

A:Computer constantly freezing and making weird noises

  
Quote: Originally Posted by heltei15


Hi, i'm having a really bothersome problem here, my computer is shutting down sometimes or either freezing and making weirds noises where i can't move even the mouse and i need to hard boot.

This freezes only happens when i turn on the computer for the firsts time of the day, it happens like 5-10 times and then he starts working correctly for the rest of the day, i don't have a clue what is happening, do i need to format my computer?
Sometime appeared a blue screen (i think its called death screen) here is an example

What should i do??



We do need the actual DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.
To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* ... Read more

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A:Computer making strange noises when keyboard plugged in

A stuck key, try another keyboard.
 

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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????
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
 

A:Help Computer making funny noises & error messages

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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It keeps making beeping noises. At random: Boom....... Boom....... Boom... and so forth. My computer blocks ads. Is that why it's beeping?
 

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Hello. So my computer just randomly freezes at times. It makes a loud crashing sound and the keyboard and mouse doesn't respond at all. It's also does without the sounds sometimes.
I'm on a WinXP Home SP3 Dell Vostro 1500, 2GB Ram.
This usually happens when using an resource heavy applications such as Firefox and my PC Games. It also happens when I use Microsoft word.
I gotten to a point when I uninstalled all my games, bluetooth software, and other applications I haven't used in a while. I ran an AVG scan, Spybot Search & Destroy scan, and a Malwarebytes Scan. None of the scans have found anything. I also have used CCleaner in the past.
So I'm in dire need of help to find what's wrong with my computer.

A:Computer randomly freezes and starts making loud noises

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors at the time of the freezes.To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.Check in all the categories.If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here. This will help us diagnose your problem.How To Use the Event Viewer

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Hey thanks for looking and helping. My computer keep making "exclamation" sounds like a program that was running ran into an error. It will do it 4 times in a row about twice an hour.. its kinda creepy.. Also I was using google and was trying to open a youtube link and it kept redirecting me to various sites.. and of course like everyone who else that is infected startup is very slow and the computer has really slowed down! Please help! Thanks!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:57:14 PM, on 4/18/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.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\McAfee\McAfee AntiSpyware\Msssrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
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My HD just recently started making these clicking noises like the HD's use to back in the day. When they were loading something up you knew that the HD was still working because it was making noises. Mine just started doing this after I vacuumed out the computer. The day after I vacuumed out the computer.

The weird thing to me is that the HD is not making these noises when it is loading something. It is just doing it random. I don't even have to be doing anything on the computer and it is making these noises.

I just built the computer in October and the only thing I did not replace was the HD. I bought the HD in 2006 so it isn't all that old. I also forgot to mention the HD is a Maxtor.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:Solved: HD making random clicking noises

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A:Solved: Hard drive is making noises

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What's up guys, I just rearranged my PC set up and as soon as I hooked up the speakers, the moment I turned the volume up with the control wheel it starts making an alien-like noise. What do?
 

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Be sure all plug-ins and connections are secure. Check each one as this did happen to me awhile ago and one of the plug-ins was not all the way in.
 

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can anybody explain what this noise is?

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the hard drive that is making the noise is a western digital 102AA WD Caviar 10.2gig IDE drive, Model # WDCWD102AA.

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also, i use this drive for storage only. windows is installed on my OTHER drive.

can anyone help me? i really don't want to lose this drive! i know it's not super big, but it's the best i can do right now, being a broke college student!

thanks!
 

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Annd I found the source.  Fixed and deleted!  Sorry for being a bother!

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this is what i imagined the hdd disk inside must have been doing.
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