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Harddrive making a strange noise

Q: Harddrive making a strange noise

Hey everyone.. New here have a critical question!

I was in the middle of playing some game about 20 minutes ago and my harddrive started making a strange buzzing/humming sound. To confirm it was my harddrive I unplugged it, and turned the computer on. The noise was gone when I did so. So I have it back in and everything and it "seems" everything is running a lot slower. Things are locking up, ect.

I'm wondering if anyone could give me an idea of what this problem is, and how long my HD might have left in it. I'll be monitering this thread so I'll try to reply fast.. Don't want my HD to die before I find an answer.

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I've had this computer since March and I'm using the stock heat sink it came with. Recently I've noticed that sometimes programs will be unresponsive for 4-6 seconds and then it will go back to normal. The same thing can be said about the mouse, sometimes it doesn't even move. I took apart the side panel of my case and noticed that the CPU fan was making the noise. It sounds like a dial up modem, but a lot more silent. This noise can only be heard up close and eventually it goes away before starting to make the noise again. My CPU temps are normal, 31 on idle and usally 45-50 when I'm playing a game. The stock fan never stops spinning either. Maybe the motherboard has something to do with this? I haven't changed anything or added any new hardware since putting it together in March nor have I replaced the thermal paste because the temps were always low to begin with.

Here are my specs





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Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i3 3220 @ 3.30GHz 36 ?C
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. B75M-HD3 (Intel Core i3-3220 CPU @ 3.30GHz) 28 ?C
Graphics
G236HL ([email protected])
AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
Hard Drives
932GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 ATA Device (SATA) 31 ?C
112GB KINGSTON SV300S37A120G ATA Device (SSD) 29 ?C
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Audio
AMD High Definition Audio Device ... Read more

A:CPU fan is making a strange noise

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

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My PC runs Windows 7 x64 and is basically an Asus H97I+ M/b, I7-4790K CPU & GTX970 GPU. There are two SSDs for hard drives...

Whenever I am running MS Flight Simulator, I get a strange, high-pitched 'chirping' noise from what should be a silent PC, fans apart. After Googling I kind of decided it was coil whine from the GPU:

GeForce GTX 970 Coil Whine Concerns | PC Perspective

but having opened up the case and listened more closely (literally) the noise seems to be coming more from the CPU. If so, what could it be? Pretty sure it's not mechanical (i.e. fans).

Oddly, as I say, I don't get the noise other than when I run MS Flight Simulator (I don't use this particular PC for much else). I tried stress testing the CPU with Intel Burn and the GPU with this:

https://unigine.com/products/benchmarks/valley/

..also copied large files from one SSD to another. None of which caused any noise at all. It's only when running FS9 (haven't tried FSX). Makes no sense to me. Recording of the noise is here:

https://mega.nz/#!rgRxWY6J!kvSfOr6tf...TjxfXt-LXdkAdQ

Any ideas??

Thanks!

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I was also able to record it (but in sort of bad quality):

What is causing this, and what should I do about it?
 

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Hey guys, this is my first post here so if this is in the wrong place, then forgive me, I checked around and this seems like the best place for this kinda prob.

Ok the problem is that my fan on my graphics card (Radeon 9600XT) has started making a weird and very annoying buzzing/whirling sound.

It all started after I did my monthly clean up inside my system. Getting rid of all the grime and stuff and checking to see if everythings just all right.

Well i plugged everything back together and a strange whirling sound started coming from my system. It's hard to describe really, it's kinda intermitent. It comes on for 5/6 seconds then theres a pause, then it's on again for another 5/6 secs etc. It doesn't seem to be related to any sort of activity the computer is engaged in, ie it makes the same kinda noise when just sat there on desktop as it does when Im downloading stuff, browsing the net or playing games.

I took the back off my case to see what it might have been and found out it was my graphics card, because when i held my card the pitch of the buzzing would lower a bit, so I took the top of my fan off my g-card and cave it a good clean out because i thought maybe there was something stuck in the fan that was making the noise. The fan is now totally crap-free but it's still making the noise.

Grrrrrrr

If anyone has any suggestions please help It' so very annoying and starting to give me headache. Oh and if I've left out ne information ... Read more

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So this is the first time (for about the past week) that I've heard my mobo's fan making a pretty noticable noise. Upon inspection it seems like the fan is spinning, slowing down, speeding up, slowing down..etc... Not sure what to do (and whether or not to start panicing).

The system is a Gigabye GA-7VAX with the KT400 chipset. The fan is directly on the chipset so I definately don't want this baby to die. Any ideas?
 

A:Motherboard fan making strange noise

Replace it immediately with a quality-fan before your mobo fries.
 

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My PC is making a strange noise inside the tower. I think it may be a fan going out, or the harddrive may be worn out. I went to the HP
website, no help. My PC is a HP 6465. It has Win98.No upgrades original hardware. I am using
Firefox instead of IE. Firefox v 2.0. Please help thank you

 

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Hello this is my first time here and i hope i am posting in the right section. I checked the search option but couldnt find the same problem as mine.
So lets start i spent last night(about 12h) rendering images on my pc(which is less than 2 years old)
so after it was done evrything functioned nicely and i didn't notice any problems when i turned it off.
After around 3-4h i turned the PC on again and it started making some strange noice like crawling or whirling or something not sure how to describe it correctly. So i opened the PC and while it was all running and making the noise i used a screwdriver to block all of the fans for like a sec just to see if it is them (i read that from some other forum suggestion).
So anyway when i stoped the PSU fan the sound stoped and when i released it did not start immidiately. The sound does not start as soon as i start the PC it takes some time for it. Also the fan seems to slow down when it happens. Now i left it on like 10mins with the fan making the noise and slowing down and after like 5-10min the noise stoped and the fan started turning fast again. It has been several hours on since than and it is working normaly, i read that the problem could be dust/a wire out of place/a insect flying in etc. My concern is what i should do, is it the PSU failing or just the fan or maybe something else?
 

A:Solved: PSU fan making strange noise

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Hi Folks, when I turn on my PC i believe the fan is making some strange noises as it is is over ravving, after a couple of minutes this sound stops and there no problem with how the system works. What do you think this may be? Cold whether? Dust? Shall I do anything about it?

Many thanks for your advice.

Nabetse
 

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I am new on here and still figuring out how to navigate the forums, so I apologize if I'm posting a question that has already been asked (also english is not my first language so bare with me haha). I can't find any article/forum that explains my problem so I am posting here hoping to finally finding out what is causing this sound and how to fix it.

The sound happens almost always when I access my second HDD in windows explorer. Sometimes it happens when my PC is working harder than usual (HD streaming for example) and sometimes (not so often) seemingly random or when I am not even using my PC. It is hard to explain but it is a quick high pitched spinning sound followed by what I can only explain as a clicking sound. It is very quick only about 2 seconds I would say. Previously while playing The Sims 4 the same sound happened right before the game always froze/crashed.

I only know a few things here and there about hardware components, just the basics... I have read somewhere about hard drives "spinning down". Does this mean the drive temporarily shuts down and starts back up when you access a file from it? Or what does it mean? Could this be what is the problem? Or is it something else? I don't want to take my PC in if it is a problem I can fix myself, I am pretty good at following instructions to troubleshoot. I have already run tests on both of my hard drives with a program that checks the health of your hard drive and both my disks are still in e... Read more

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My Hard drive is constantly making noise even when it idles. The sound is like it is loading a program, but it makes it all the time even on startup. I've reformated and reinstalled windows Me but it sill does it. I have an Hp 6735 computer with a Seagate hard drive.
 

A:Hard Drive Making Strange Noise

When the hard drive starts making noise it is very likely to be ready to die. The best thing you could do is replace it.
 

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I noticed my HDD has been making this strange noise when running on battery like its trying loading something for a quick second but once it is plugged in charging the noise is not there, What could the possible problem be. I'm not sure if any of this could cause such as updating the BIOS and fresh install of windows 7

A:Hard Drive making a strange noise when running on battery,what is the

John obvious question mate how old is the battery cos it sounds like it has seen better days - it cannot deliver the current needed and the HDD sounds like itis struggling to spinn up and find data.

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My computer running windows xp 64bit has been freezing. When it freezes it plays the last half second of sound played over and over very quickly, sounds like a machine gun. It happens both when gaming and doing nothing. Usually it unfreezes after a few minutes, only to freeze again. After roughly 30-40 minutes of this, the freezing usually stops.

Sometimes it does not unfreeze, and I have to hardboot. Windows will freeze when booting several times, safemode freezes after loading SPTD.sys, even after hitting escape to cancel loading.

AVG free, Avast, Clamwin, and clamtk (scanning my windows partition from linux) all pick up no viruses.

This happens with both windows xp home, windows xp pro 32bit, and windows xp 64bit. Linux does not seem to have any problems.

I've tried updating all my drivers, fresh installs, everything I can think of.

Anyone have any ideas?

A:[SOLVED] Strange Freezing - Sound making machine gun noise

No, it isn't a virus. It could be (1) temperature or (2) voltage—among other things.

Do be sure to check your temperatures in the BIOS in any case, because you want to be sure you're okay there. If the temperature is 30? C or anything like that, you've ruled that out. It's in the BIOS under Health, and look at the CPU and the System temps.

If your voltage is, say, 0.1 too low for your needs, you could have trouble. Overclockers can often help "ordinary guys" tweak their voltage settings the way that is exactly right for your RAM.

Then there is the possibility that a drive is not doing things just right. It would not have to be the drive you are using. For example, a CD-RW that works just fine might nonetheless have an operational problem that upsets the system, especially if it were on the same cable as the hard drive. You might never to think of looking for a drive that isn't in use at the time. Therefore some people would try subtracting all the hardware you are not using, piece by piece, to see if it goes away.

There is also the question whether it happens in Safe Mode. If your drivers are okay, I would guess it DOES happen in Safe Mode. But because Safe Mode installs just what you really need, it can sometimes suggest a solution in a backwards-thinking kind of way.

Finally, you mention quite a few anti-virus/firewall programs there. You are running just ONE firewall and you are running just ONE anti-virus program, right? If you are running more than ... Read more

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hey everyone, so my pc is making a very strange noise when playing youtube videos, or any kind of flash videos, they also play slower. The noise is like some kind of distortion and I hadn't heard something like that. This also happens when I start my pc but only for a while.
I tried reinstalling the audio driver but nothing happened.
my laptop is a Toshiba satellite m55

any help would be appreciated!!

A:computer making strange noise when playing youtube videos and startup.

i too have this problem and could not figure out why.
Bump your topic and hopefully some experts could help us out.

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A few days ago, I made a thread about beeping noise from my laptop, but looks like it's not a beep sound because I went into my laptop BIOS and disabled the beep sound.
 
Now, my laptop is still doing the same noise. It can't be the beep sound because I disabled it. I tried to muted the volume, but it's still doing the noise/buzz/beep randomly.
 
I don't know where that sound come out. I checked drivers' update, they are all up to date..
 
What else to do?

A:My laptop making strange noise/beep sound and I can't find the issue

Your original topic is located HERE
 
When you are there....click on the "Follow This Topic" button, and follow the prompt.  This will ensure you receive an email in your Inbox each time a reply is made.
 
 
 
 

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Okay my hard drive started making weird noise. Like every couple seconds it makes a loud kssh noise. I don't really know how to explain it, anyways it my slave and I save all of my documents on it. It was late at nigth so I unplugged it temporarily and then the other dayh when I plugged it back in and rebooted it had a harddrive error. So what do you guys recommened I do? Is there anything I can do to try and get my information back?
 

A:Harddrive noise :(

Can you boot up on your master? If so go to "My Computer" and double click the slave. tell us if you can do this.
 

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Hi All,

I'm new in this forum so here goes my first post.

My five year old WD harddrive has started making a louder whine when I have my pc on. It kind of sounds like the noises power towers make when your out in the country. Very annoying!! I backed everything up yesterday just in case. Can anyone tell me what is going on?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Harddrive Noise?

Your poor, poor Harddrive is entering its death-throes. Please, for all that is holy, by a new drive and put that old man/woman to peace.

*The sound of Taps is heard from the distance*
 

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My laptop has developed a whinning noise during bootup. Is there a diagnostic test to determine if my hardrive is on the way out? Any other suggestions welcome?
 

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hi can any one help me with this
i have a harddrive problem, once i am playing games,ike wc, nfs etc, doesnt happen in starcraft. the harddrive starts making very loud bee sound, some very high frequency noise. exit the game and reture to desktop,the sound disappears. the harddrives are new.

2 * wd 160gb setup in raid 0. e6750. 2 * 1gb kingston p6400. gigabyte d3sp. gigabyte 8600gts. running xp sp2. dx and video card driver is all upto date.
 

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My Sony laptop (VPC series) has started giving me problems. At times the fan starts making noise, the vent from the left really start generating some hot air and the performance of the PC goes down. I have to press a key more than once for it to register, etc, etc. Do I need to replace the fan or is it the hard drive causing this problem? Also, are there some free programs I can run to test the harddrive and clean up the sysyem? Help please
 

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Hi all my psu is NEW 750w 750 watt Quiet PC ATX PSU Power Supply Unit . i got is few months back but only 45 day warranty .. when i turn on pc funny noise from psu like fan rubbing or something , so i turn pc off and on few times and the noise goes but i dont want to keep doing that could anyone help with problem or do i need new psu.. thanks
 

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Are you 100% certain that the source of the noise is the PSU? If it's coming from the PSU fan I would start by first cleaning it.

If there is no dust at all I would be worried about any noise emanating from the PSU.
 

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I'm having this problem that the fan keeps making noise and my laptop starts to heat up. I have tried to update my PC, BIOS and even opened up my laptop to clean up the fan and filters and still nothingPlease helpThanks in advance

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hello eveyrone, i was wondering if any of you knew why my pc is making so much noise?? i think the cpu fan is making the noise not the videocard or other fans... is there a solution?
 

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My computer has started to make a bit of noise...it sounds like a faint hum, or constant drone, kind of like a fan noise. I checked the intake, exhaust and cpu fans by stopping them spinning and the noise is still there. It sounds like its coming from my PSU. Does that mean its on its way out?

I have a Hiper 530watt PSU which I have had for about 4-5 years now.

Should I replace it and if so can anyone recommend any good ones?

Thanks

A:PSU making a noise

I think there is'nt anything that would make the sound except the fan in the PSU's. I would recommend you to replace the fan and check again

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My girlfriend has had a Dell Desktop for about a year. In the last month or so it has started to occasionally making a very loud, almost grinding noise. She has one harddrive and a cdrom drive. I know it is usually a floppy, disk, fan or hd that will make this kindof noise. Unfortunely I have not had the occasion to be able to open it up while it is still making the noise. However this morning I was woke up by it and thought it would be my chance but I discovered that the pc was shut down and again the noise stopped before I got the tower open. I have the side on but unscrewed so I can open it up easily but I was wondering what could have been making that noise with the system shut down?
 

A:PC Making Noise

the washing machine
umm are you sure that the system was shutdown
i have had an instance of a fly getting stuck in a system and its wings up aginst the sides was making a loud buzzing noise
 

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I think my cpu fan is going out on me, and I've never messed with my cpu before. My question is do I have to replace the heatsink with it or can I change just the fan?

If that is possible, where is a good place to get them? Thanks.
 

A:CPU fan making noise

Hi,

Are you in the US ? Though I'm UK based many people recommend this site :

http://www.newegg.com/app/manufactory.asp?catalog=62&DEPA=0
 

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

When my PC is turned on but not being used, I occasionally hear the sound that is made when you click on buttons/web links. I am not using the PC so I was wondering how this noise was being generated.

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

Thanks in advance,
Steve
 

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I have Thermaltake Toughpower 800W PSU! Its fan makes really loud noise when playing PC games! I tried to oil the fan like I did with my CPU fan, but I could not get to PSU fan without opening the PSU itself! Should I open it? Or maybe there is another way to fix this!

A:PSU making a lot of noise

You can change PSU fans, but it is not a job for amateurs.

Thermaltake power supplies are not known for being quiet as they ramp up.

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Hello, I have a Scorpio Series case and the side fan (fan that lights up orange and red, some other models light up blue) is making some small noise. This noise is a very low electrical noise that you might here if you were near some huge electric phone wires (outside). It is not consistently making noise, it just comes on and off. I was wondering if there is any way i can turn off this fan, or is there any other way to deal with this problem... I am not so sure if this is a big deal, but it just doesn't sound right. I have 4 other case fans, power supply fan, cpu heatsink along with a minifan on my video card, so turning off this fan i dont think would cause any major problems with my cooling.
 

A:Fan making noise... help

You can turn off the fan by opening the side panel and disconnecting it.

However, a better idea would be to simply replace the fan. They don`t cost very much, typically just a few dollars.

Regards Howard
 

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Hi everyone,
I bought this today. i installed it according to the manual and everything was okay. the computer detects it and everything. But, when i tried to play a movie, it was making A LOT of noise while it was scanning or reading the disk....please help.

I already have a cd-rw installed (slave) and this new dvd burner and cd-burner combo is my master.

Please help.

I have windows xp pro
 

A:New DVD-RW/CD-RW is making a LOT of noise...help me please

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Hello,  I believe this is a fan related issue, but I'm not totally positive. So, my Lenovo Yoga has always had a loud fan. (I only bought it a few months ago and it's been an awesome laptop. I totally love it) But this isn't the problem. All of the sudden, the fan is running more often and the noise sounds quite different. I don't know how to describe it but it definitely has a different tone. Has anyone had experience with this? I'm not sure what to do about it and it worries me as school is about to start back up. Thanks!

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I have an AMD Phenom II x4 955 cpu with the factory mounted fan on top. Have noticed lately that a pronounced noise (squeal) from the fan when viewing various sites with my browser. The fan speed adjusts with the content as expected. Now it is running @ 3900 rpm while typing this, but if I select a video to watch, it will climb to around 5600-6000 rpm. That is when it is making the squeal. I am thinking the bearings are dry or have become worn. Question is, has anybody changed their cpu fan with this type processor. I hope to remove the fan and replace without taking the cpu out of its socket. Attached picture of cpu/fan, camera shot "stopped" or made it appear that it was stopped. I used Speccy to monitor the fan speed, although the readings seem very high? Tx

A:CPU fan making noise

Replace the fan if possible, but I would just buy an entire new cooler.

When you remove it use a twisting clockwise counter clockwise motion to break it loose from the thermal paste before you pull up, this should keep the cpu in the socket.

Please, be careful

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I started my computer today and the fan was making really bad noise i thought it would be the fan or something. It might be the CD-RW drive i dont know. Help!!!

SHOULD I REPLACE IT WHAT KIND SHOLD I GET OR IS THERE SOMETHING OR A WIRE ON THE FAN THATS CAUSING THE SOUND...
THANKS.
 

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My 2 month old computer is sadly annoying me. The noise of it!! Its not greatly loud, but enough to ennoy me especially since I listen to so much music on my pc.
I have 6 fans, 2 on the psu which i think are quiet, as small one on the motherboard which Im guessing is silent, one on my graphics card which i think it pretty quiet too. Then theres the cpu one which obviously makes some noise but I've turned on 'quiet fan' so its only running at about 1200rpm. This leaves a huge big fan at the back and I think it could be this. I've felt the back and theres a huge suction of air. I want to know if this is likely to be the fan making most of the noise and whether you'd recommend replacing it and what with.
It doesnt help that theres a vent in the front and 2 side vents either but they must be there for a reason.
Note, I also have a fan on the side panel which isnt plugged in since i dont need it.
So any help would be appreciated, thanks guys!
 

A:Which fan is making the noise??

Yah, it can be hard sometimes to tell which one is the bad guy.

In general though, it is the smaller fans that are the noisy ones. Luckily, once you find which one it is, you can replace it. There are many excellent (quiet) fans on the market these days.

What motherboard to you have? I think the loudest fan on my computer is the chipset fan. I have the A8N-SLI deluxe, followed by my CPU (stock AMD) fan. My 12 inch case fans are SUPER quiet.
 

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My Toshiba 500gb hdd is making loud clicking noise. I have checked it using various hdd diagnosis utilities but non of it reported any problem. The smart status is good and no read write error is reported.. should i be worried about it and replace with a new one??
 

A:HDD making clicking noise

How old is your Toshiba(no description given), and is that the original hard drive in it?

A clicking or tick-tock sound is a good sign of a failing hard drive.
If you haven't backed up your important personal data(documents, photos, etc.) to some reliable external media, you should do it now.

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i had my sony viao for almost 2-yrs and i'm starting to hear a grinding noise from my hd. i initially noticed it when i turned it on. it made this loud grinding noise for over 10-mins then it disappear (pc still made typical very noise) and after 3 days the hd made the same noise (again for ~10-mins), but not as loud when i turned it on, still loud enough to notice and the grinding noise wasn't consistent either, a few time it was like grinding down then speeding up again
should i start looking at new hd, will i be able to rescue my files if my hd just decides to stop working or decides to boot up
i normally keep my pc on for 5-days and i know i'm not the only one so i don't think that's the reason
also most night, i keep my pc busy all night long encoding movies for over 10-hrs, can that be the cause
 

A:hd making grinding noise

Any information of value should be backed up. Hd can die at the drop of a hat.

But are you sure its the hd and not a fan.
 

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Hi!

I currently have a Corsair Hydro Series H55 with the stock fan, and it is quite loud even in idle.

So I was wondering if replacing the stock fan(which is a 3pin) with a 4 pin fan would remove the noise issue?
 

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

A:shouldn't it be making noise

---same with this one
 

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My pc has been making a lot of noise recently, at first i thought it was because of my old CPU fan. When I upgraded to a new fan though i quickly realised the noise remained.

Now, my pc doesn't always make a lot of noise. It mostly starts when i launch a game (World of Warcraft, Call of Duty 4). I find it weird that any fan would start to rotate this fast, because my CPU temp hardly goes up.

I've come to know that it isn't my CPU fan making this noise, because I've been monitoring that using an application called SpeedFan. The CPU fan's rpm is a constant 1795. This is also the speed I see when I check the bios.

I do find it odd that when i check SpeedFan, it shows me 3 fan speeds.
Yet the only one that's working according to SpeedFan is the CPU fan (1795rpm). The other 2 fans are both shown to run at 0rpm.

My speccs:

Foxxcon 915A01-P/915A03-P/915P7AC
Intel Pentium IV 3.0GHz (2 CPUs)
2048 MB RAM (DDR)
GeForce 9600 GSO (384 MB)

I hope someone can help me out here
 

A:PC making lots of noise

Speedfan can only monitor fans that are connected directly to a motherboard fan header. You don't mention how many case fans you have installed, other than the CPU fan. Could this "noise" be coming from a hard drive or CD ROM?
 

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Hi, when I bought my PC two years ago, it was silent, it barely made any noise. However, I later made a huge mistake. I opened the case to clean the inside of the computer with an air compressor, but while I was cleaning the fans I wasn't holding them so the air compressor made them spin faster than normal. Following that, every time I boot my PC now, it makes a loud noise and also the PC makes a lot of noise in general. A lot more than when I bought it, to a point where sleeping next to it when it is turned on is a hard thing to do. Now, I'm wondering if that mistake is the cause of the noise. When I look at the fans, they don't seem to be damaged at all. I have 3 fans: The case fan, the graphics card fan and the power supply fan. My PC is cleaned regularly so I know it's not dust or anything that's causing the problem.

Here's some interesting info: It only makes noise when it's booting after the computer has been turned off for more than 30 minutes. If it's less than that, it doesn't make the loud noise. I have no idea why. Also, about 3% of the time, the desktop doesn't get to fully load because the computer freezes. It's a problem that started at the same time the noise started. If it is indeed one or multiple fans that are broken, how can I know which one(s) is?

I made a video of when I'm booting the computer so you can hear and see what is happening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX2fkBh5zZE

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A:My PC is making a loud noise

You didn't tell us the brand and model of the computer.
Using an air compressor is very bad, because you risk the damage of static electricity that is generated in amazing amounts. Next time, us canned air designed for use in cleaning computers.
Replace the CPU fan, us buy a new CPU cleaning kit, and any fans that blow air to the outside, and replace the power supply with one of decent quality. Clean the dust of fan blades and computer walls with a soft rag soaked in denatured alcohol. Get some nylon or plastic ties to hold the cables together and away from any fans. Tie down SATA and EIDE cables so they cannot block air or rattle. Make sure all air flow passages are free and allow full movement of cooling air. All these will likely return your computer to normal. You could also buy "silent" cooling fans for very little money which would reduce your noise even more..
Use canned air to get
 

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


On a side note: I saw the stickied topic about eMachines PSU's, and yes I think I need a new one. My computer crashes (often), and some mild things, and some people and forums have told me to get a new PSU, so anyone know a good PSU brand to get? I'll probably buy one from TrigerDirect or NewEgg, just need to know a good brand.
 

A:Computer making odd noise

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

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

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Antec Smartpower 2.0 450w

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance!
 

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

Turn it OFF before you damage the mobo.
 

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Hey guys,im having trouble with my laptop. Every time I turn on my laptop, it makes an annoying vibrating sound. I thought it would be the fan being clogged up or something so I have opened it up and clean the inside. The result remains the same. I hear it around the fan since I'm pretty sure it's the only noisey part of the computer. I thought you guys might help me out, I might be doing something wrong.thanks

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Well, in the winter I got myself a new PC. A month later I picked up an Nividia Galaxy Geforce 210 for the system so I could do some gaming.

The card is not even a month older than the PC itself, which isn't even a year oldm and I'm getting this extremely irritating rattle from the fan. I've taken a look and have confirmed that it is indeed that exact fan. It's not creating any more vibration, which is at least good.

And I have blown compressed air into it to try and clean it out. Still the noise persists.

It's there anything I can do to get this to stop, as it gets even louder than my PC speakers. Shutting down a moment and restarting seemed to fix it yesterday, but now no such luck, and I don't want to shell out more cash for a GPU this soon or worse use the integrated GPU.
 

A:My GPU fan is making this, awful noise

It's less than a year old so it should still be under warranty. I would initiate the RMA (return merchandise authorization) process and return it to Galaxy for repair or replacement. You will have to pay for shipping to Galaxy but that's better than buying a whole new card.
 

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

Here's the DDS;

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

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

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

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

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