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sounds on the Vd are not loud enough ,, my cds will nor play loud enough,,,,, just barely can hear it, and I didn't cha

Q: sounds on the Vd are not loud enough ,, my cds will nor play loud enough,,,,, just barely can hear it, and I didn't cha

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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Preferred Solution: sounds on the Vd are not loud enough ,, my cds will nor play loud enough,,,,, just barely can hear it, and I didn't cha

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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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I have just installed a sy-p4vda motherboard and pentium 4 2.4 ghz processor into a recently purchased case with a 300 watt 12volt power supply. After reformatting the hard drive and reinstalling windows (ME) and installing my geforce 4 mx 420 drivers for my video card i still cannot play games. I do have direct X 8.1. I have updated all the drivers for the motherboard, bios, video card, and sound. The games (any game) will load and then just freeze when they are attempted to be played. I have hooked up the polk audio speakers (2 channel) from my old HP Pavilion computer. My computer is using the onboard audio feature with the motherboard called Realtek (previous called Avance '97). I can barely hear the sounds for windows. I have turned all the settings in sounds and multimedia up, still the sounds are not very load. The speakers do not have there own power supply and run off the computers motherboard, hooking directly in to the motherboard's jack. I recently purchased 256mb ram PC2100 with my case. Windows runs smooth and fine. It's just that i can barely hear any sounds and every game i have tried to play has locked up completely. If anyone could help me out it would be greatly apprcieted. Thank you and have a nice day.

A:Barely hear sounds and games freeze?

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My System Sounds are not loud enough and certainly noy as loud as in any previous Microsoft OS. Can this be "fixed?"

A:System sounds are not loud enough

Quote: Originally Posted by Nisko

My System Sounds are not loud enough and certainly noy as loud as in any previous Microsoft OS. Can this be "fixed?"

I think we need a lot more info before we can be of any help

What sound card, how much ram, is there a driver in device manger, etc


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HD suddenly started making these loud sounds while playing on-line game. I shut down, re-booted but still making sounds and won't boot up...just clacks away. What do you think? Sounds to me like something may have let go inside? Thanks for viewing my thread.

A:HD making loud rat-a-tat sounds!

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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

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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The fan is loud and the Harman speakers have loud statis sound!

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Hello forums, im crazykilla

I don't know why this is, but when i turn up my speakers and play something loud, they buzz, i can't really explain it, as i have sat here for 3 minutes trying to do so, the sound doesn't have to be too loud, about 50% volume will make my speakers buzz:

as you can see i have this stuff in my speakers, i guess these might be the source of the buzzing, try to put your speakers up very loud and see if yours buzz, i've had this with the previous speakers and i wonder if theres a way to fix it?
by the way i have a sound card built-in my motherboard, maybe it's the sound card? i can get a new one if it would fix this annoying buzzing

A:My Speakers Buzz at loud sounds

If you only paid a few dollars for your speakers, that could be the problem. If they are fairly cheap, buy some new ones and see if that fixes the problem. Has it always been this way or did the problem just start?

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when I got my Toshiba satellite it had been a display model and the audio driver had been deleted so when I downloaded one (realtek hd audio) the sound was really quiet even with the volume turned all the way up.
The weird part is that while the sound is quiet for things like videos and music it is loud for system sounds like the startup and pings.
I've gone into the control panel sound setting and checked but they were both up, I turned the system sounds down but I would like the regular audio to be louder if possible.

A:System sounds are loud, everything else it too quiet

The preferred audio driver is the one from the PC vendor. Check with Toshiba for a driver for your exact model, as a first step.

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When I receive a message which is marked with high priority, Outlook plays 3 loud beeps.
How can I disable this?

High priority mail sounds 3 loud beeps | MSOutlook.info

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When powering on computer, computer will shutdown within 10 seconds, and also have no display. Noticed that the Fan on Heatsink runs a little high. Removed motherboard from case, only connected graphics card, one stick of RAM, and Power Supply. Continued with the same problem. Below are the specs on Desktop.

Motherboard - XFX NFORCE 680I LT SLI INTEL SOCKET 775 DDR2 (Intel)
Processor - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core
Power Supply - 300W
Video - MSI N210-512D2 GeForce 210 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16
Hard Drive - 250Gb Sata

A:Solved: Computer Powers On; No Display; CPU Fan Sounds Loud

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This PC problem has been around since the computer was purchased two years ago.
The computer name is Compaq Presario PC AMD 64 Athlon, the OS being Windows XP Media Center Edition. I've noticed that, whenever a program loads up, taking more than 70% of the CPU (in the task manager), the computer fan spins so quickly that a very loud whirring sound is produced. Not only is this sound annoying to hear, but also I am worried about the long term damages of the computer when the internal server overheats (which is probably why the fan is spinning so loudly).
Terminating the application in the task manager is what i do if the fan-spinning doesn't stop on its own, but there are several problems:
1. If that application is System, then I can't terminate it
2. Sometimes an application (e.g. IE) loads for a second and the CPU usage jumps quickly to 100%, before jumping back to 0%. This could damage the CPU
3. If I'm using a certain program, or visiting a site that has flash media, for example, the fan would spin loudly. I'm stuck between stopping what I'm doing or enduring the loud noise before the computer invariably shuts down on itself

Is there any way to fix this problem?

A:Presario PC fan produces loud sounds, shuts down computer if not stopped

It's probably too late now but if it was doing this since it was new, you should have returned it to be fixed free under warranty. It sounds like the heatsink is not connected to the CPU properly or there is something wrong with the thermal compound connection between the heatsink and CPU.

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Just bought this HP notebook.  Seems very good, except for the audio.  When music is playing, it appears to automatically cut the volume when the level gets high, then it slowly increases.  This gives music an annoying loud-soft-loud-soft feel that sounds awful.  I don't want it normalized, just played straight. This occurs both for online music and for local music.   However, it only happens with the internal speakers.  With an external speaker plugged in, no distortion. I am trying to turn this off, if at all possible.  My searching shows that some drivers have "loudness equalization" for audio effects;  However, when I go to Playback Devices > Properties, the Enhancements tab does not have any options at all.  Any ideas?  The laptop will be used for frequent music playing, so this is a deal breaker if it can't be modified.

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I recently recorded some songs on video at a concert on both an iPod nano and regular camera, and although the video came out fine, since we were standing so close, the mic must have been overloaded on both devices, and when they are played, they are just so muffled and distorted because the music there was SO LOUD. Is there any way, hopefully easy, to reduce the sound, and possibly recover some of the music so it at least partially listen to-able? Thanks!

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Not sure where to put this as I'm quite sure it isn't a hard drive issue per se...

I've a weird issue with Windows 8.1 and my mechanical hard drive. I've a 2TB Western Digital hard drive that's partitioned with one of the partitions being a Media partition (H) containing over 107 gig of images, mostly tiff files ranging from 80-700 meg. I'm a photographer who tends to edit it layers.

Anyway for some odd reason when I access a folder containing these files, my hard drive goes into a frenzy and starts making loud vibration noise as though the drive is thrashing rapidly. Additionally I get a green bar going across the address bar as though it's establishing access permission. I've checked the drive and initially it just had "Everyone" listed so I added Administrators, and myself. But it still acts as though it's seeking permissions...

Interestingly enough no other folder or partition goes into this frenzy; just the folders under H partition containing the tiff images.

My initial thought is it's a caching issues as the PC is trying to cache and display the thumbnails for these files but I'm not sure. And if it is, how do I fix?

BTW this is a replacement drive as I thought my other drive was defective since it was doing the same and had it RMA'd.

Also this is basically the same partition/orginization structure that was under my Win 7 machine and I never had this issue.



A:Hard Drive making loud sounds when rendering tiff images

Hey Drew,

Not sure what may be causing this, but you might see if defragging the HDD may help any.

In addition, it wouldn't hurt to test the HDD with Data Lifeguard Diagnostic to see if it passes and reports anything.
WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS

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I just got a beautiful new laptop for Christmas (HP Pavilion g7 1260ca). Every time I start it up, it starts in "Windows Boot Manager" and makes me select Windows 7 as my operating system. That's annoying in it's self (why won't it just start on it's own! It's not like I'm running another operation system as well!) but what's even worse, as the text is appearing on the screen, a loud obnoxious beep sounds with each word that appears!
I checked to make sure no keys are stuck, so it's not that. Once I choose Windows 7, I'm able to sign in with no problem.
How can I turn off the beep? And how can I make Windows 7 start automatically?

A:Starts in Windows Boot Manager and LOUD continuous beep sounds!

Hello ChelseyWol Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Brand new and under warranty! Take it right back! Don't attempt to do any repairs yourself! That would likely void the warranty the unit comes with.

The default preinstalled copy of Windows 7 should at least upto the point where you would select the user account during the initial setup. Refer to the user guide as well to make you followed the procedure correctly there too.

The beeping part however does sound a bit odd and the purchaser who gave you the laptop may want to bring it back in to the store or dealer where it was bought for examination or replacement if a problem is found.

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ok so i have been having thi sprob for a long time, like ever since i got the card, actually. tried looking thru creative forums, even contacted creative customer support several times. it happens when i am playing a game, or even just playing music, but not as often.

here is what i have done to try and fix: change pci slot of card, change audio settings in creative audio console, change latency settings, change all types of bios settings, uninst/reinst drivers 100's of times/manually delete registry entries/installshield entries/use drivercleaner pro, etc; close ALL background processes except the ones you can't close, probly more but i cant remember off hand.

this doesn't happen during any particular game either. it happens during the elder scrolls 3: morrowind quite frequently though. other games : wizardry 7, wizardry 8, i DO play a lot of "older games" (1999-2002) and there is no compatibility mode built into the sound card or creative software. i have tried running the games under windopws compat mode, no help either. any ideas anyone?

p.s., my specs in my profile are up to date. thanks


Hi there,
I see you have tried a lot of things.
It sounds weird, I do not think sound cards need any compatibility mode.
With older titles it's direct sound only isn't it so they SHOULD work ....

Is onboard sound disabled in BIOS?
What entries do you have under sound video and game controllers in the device manager?

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Hi all, As my W510 was already experiencing thermal issues prior to this, so I stepped in to replace the thermal paste with the thermal Grizzly Kryonaut on the Graphics Adapter and the CPU. I applied a thin layer although it was slightly uneven, then replaced the components. When I tried re-booting, the computer got stuck at the bios screen and I powered it off. It now refuses to power up, and I hear a rather loud chirping sound coming from the attached 135W adapter, as if the adapter is powering on and off repeatedly. I have reseated the RAM and reset the CMOS but to no avail. Have I created a short circuit somewhere? Is my unit really dead? I would appreciate any assistance here. Thanks!

W510: i7-720QM, 16GB, DDR3 PC10600 - 1033MHz Kingston Value RAM, 1GB Quadro FX880M, 2TB Seagate SSHD (Internal) + 2TB Seagate Firecuda SSHD (external via eSATA)T410: i5-520M, 8GB, DDR3 PC8500 - 1066Mhz Kingston Value RAM, 512MB Geforce, 1TB Seagate SSHD (Internal) + 1TB Seagate SSHD (external via eSATA)

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I can't play any songs.. my napster dosen't let me listen to any songs... and when i open winamp it says MMSYSTEM002 a device.....
and my when i open icq it dosen't make any sounds !! there is nuthin wrong with my speakers cuz they are not the type that u just turn on they are attached to the screen ..and i 'v checked all the wirings and everything seems ok...HEeeeeeelppp me
everything is too quueit !!!!
thx lovable Jasmine

A:i can't play songs... and i can't hear any background sounds...HEEEEEEEEEElp

What operating system are you running?

Have you recently downloaded/installed any new software?

Have you checked Start>Settings>Control Panel>System>Device Manager tab, and checked the properties on your sound devices to see if the drivers are still installed?

Give us the full error message and let us know what system changes if any you have made.

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Well my computer had a virus, and thanks to the awesome people on this site I was able to fix it. Prior to that I tried to fix it myself using Malwarebytes. Anyway my computer was clean and everything was running normal. However, after I uninstalled Malwarebytes I tried to play music on Musicmatch Jukebox, and I got the error: Waveout not supported. This was odd because I was able to play music on itunes and Windows Media Player. Then I realized that I also could no longer hear system sounds and that I couldn't hear sound on youtube. I checked my soundcard: Creative Sound Blaster Live, which was working fine. I tried to reinstall Windows Media Player, which didn't help. I installed K-Lite Codec pack, which also didn't help. After I uninstalled K-Lite and went back to my original codec pack, CCCP, it was then that I got a prompt telling me that I was missing some Registry Keys which would affect my computer's sound. I'm wondering if I accidentally deleted something when I uninstalled Malwarebytes.You can view my original topic here, the sound issue is on the second page.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/276614/my-desktop-has-a-green-screen-telling-me-my-system-is-infected/Help to fix this issue would be greatly appreciated ^_^Thanks so much!

A:Cannot play system sounds or hear sound on youtube

have you tried removing your sound card from device manager, reboot, when computer restarts it will find the sound card and you can then re-install the drivers.

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Windows do not play any media files and more but I can hear the sound effects windows play (Critical Alarm, Windows Start-up, Windows Shut-down, ding, beep etc..) and also I can hear any sound/music, etc from Firefox browser.
I can also hear any music/sounds etc from games
the only problem I have is the media files.

Windows Media Player won't play any media file I throw at it the same problem happens with Media Player Classic Home Cinema (codecs are optional)
this has happened after I followed these guides:
Remove Favorites, Libraries, and Homegroup from Navigation Pane
Computer - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane

I clearly wanted and I still want to hide some items from navigation pane.
If you use it much some items are not needed and are bothersome if you have them.

So I hid Libraries and done everything as it says to remove Homegroup.

So what I have to in order for Media Players play media properly once again?

Except of Restoring everything as it was.

A:Windows do not play any Media Files (you can hear sounds though..)

1. Go to device manager, find the audio device, and make sure it's enabled.

2. Update your on-board audio device.

3. Click on Start and type SOUND. Click the tab PLAYBACK. Right click to show Disabled and Disconnected devices. Make sure your speaker is Enabled. Right click on speaker and run Test. Should hear up and down notes. Double click on your speaker to bring up Speaker Properties. Go to tab Levels and make sure nothing is muted.

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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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I have a HP Pavillion 6330 W/ a built in Crystal audio sound card. I have all the sound volumes maxed and for some reason, no matter if it's wave files or CD Audio. I can barely hear what's being played even at maximum volume. I tried other speakers to and it's the same thing. I would appreciate any help or suggestions.

AKA Anthony

A:{SOLVED} Barely hear the sound

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dell laptop has a noisy fan which started suddenly 2 days ago. Is this hardware and can it be replaced?


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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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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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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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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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 cpu?s fan is very loud and my computer will only get power through the power button on the back of my computer

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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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Okay, I just got a new computer, its literally only like 2 days old now, and on the second boot up the fan just start to go insane, running at full go. The first time I booted up the computer it ran quiet like a normal one is supposed to and like my previous one did. The computer is a Dell Inspiron 530 running Vista. Its really getting annoying since the fan is not slowing down at all. I'm not sure if its a defective fan, or a software thing making it go nuts.

A:Loud Fan

Since it is brand new, you should probably contact Dell. They are not hard to replace but doing so might also void any warranty.

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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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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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I'm getting a new pc fan and I wanted to know if this was loud (copied directly from the specification page):

Noise Level: 30dba


A:is this loud?

Just get the quietest rated one with the highest air flow in CFM

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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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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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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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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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