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Computer is making a strange sound.

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#1 lfshadow


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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:45 AM

My computer has started making a very strange sound! When I turn it on it starts up as usual and everything seems to run just fine. I can't find anything wrong with it. But it makes a louder than normal "whiring" sound. It sounds like something is spinning but is starting to have trouble spinning. I can hear it speed up and slow down slightly. I have tried shutting it down and waiting a few minutes and turning it back on and this usually fixes it, but not always. I cleaned the inside of dust not too long ago, so I don't think it's dust inside.
I'm thinking it's just getting old and worn out.
built in 2005 (?)

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What do you think?

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#2 Barajiqal


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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:09 AM

When you notice the whirring is the hdd access light on? Most likely its just a fan that is starting to fail, but you could be in more trouble if it is the hdd going out on you..

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:14 AM

usually its your fan spining sound...
and I think your system (fan) have autofunction (or something like that)...if your processor generated more heat (on load) and your fan will have make response with creating more spinning...

you could check with open your computer case and turn on your computer and see the heatsink fan spinning properly or not...

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:51 AM

Had the same problem. When I opened it up I found the heatsink fan was broken. It was missing a blade and causing it to spin off balence which created a noise.

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Posted 10 August 2010 - 05:05 PM

Had the same problem. When I opened it up I found the heatsink fan was broken. It was missing a blade and causing it to spin off balence which created a noise.

I yeah when I install my new card I took out the old one and there was a lot of dust on the fan but the new card is working just fine and making the two games I play look great.

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