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Computer Cycles At Times...loud


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#1 socom 004

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:32 PM

I don't know if this is the right place for this or not. I guess it's ok since I don't have a clue what's happening. At times my computer, I don't know if it's the hard drive or the fans, starts to run loud. I can be working on it or it can be setting idle and it kicks in. There are no knocking or clicking noises, it sounds more like the hard drive. I hope I explained this all right. Any help is appreciated. I run Spysweeper and Pc-cillin as protection from viruses and spyware. The computer is only a little over a year old. Btw, when it starts running "hard" it usually does it for about 15-20 seconds, stops, then maybe starts up again a minute later. It may do this "cycle" once or twice then that's it. Thanks again.

Edited by garmanma, 05 June 2008 - 05:55 PM.
Believe it's a hardware issue move to appropiate forum

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:22 PM

A picture...:thumbsup:, I suggest removing the cover from the system and doing a visual fix on possible origin...before worrying excessively.

It could be fan bearings, it could be hard drive...it may be routine vibration of the case, etc. Fixing the location/origin will allow for more intelligent guessing.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:53 PM

A picture...:thumbsup:, I suggest removing the cover from the system and doing a visual fix on possible origin...before worrying excessively.

It could be fan bearings, it could be hard drive...it may be routine vibration of the case, etc. Fixing the location/origin will allow for more intelligent guessing.

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Thanks, I'll look it over.
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Posted 06 June 2008 - 07:39 AM

I've had a problem with that with a HP Pavilion A3523 if I remeber correctly...

The motherboard was programed to make the fans go crazy if the cpu temp peaked over 55C opened it up and I coulden't find the heatsink. I found it about 2 minutes later, it was that giant dust ball on my motherboard.

Cleaned it out and no more crazy fan.

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 09:29 AM

Take a wooden or plastic long handled kitchen spoon and place the end of it on the hdd and place your ear on the spoon end, if it is coming from there you will hear it quite readily. If it's not the hdd try it on you other drives.

If this doesn't isolate where the noise is coming from, do a visual inspection with the case open. Is the fan on the PCU heat sink spinning louder than normal, is there any build up of dust on the fan or heat sink?

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Posted 06 June 2008 - 04:43 PM

I've had a problem with that with a HP Pavilion A3523 if I remeber correctly...

The motherboard was programed to make the fans go crazy if the cpu temp peaked over 55C opened it up and I coulden't find the heatsink. I found it about 2 minutes later, it was that giant dust ball on my motherboard.

Cleaned it out and no more crazy fan.


I didn't have time to take the cover off yet but I did spray the vents on the back with some "air". So far it hasn't done it again. I know I probably need to open the computer to clean it proper but blowing out the air vents has worked temporarily. Thanks.
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