Posted 06 December 2005 - 04:02 AM
Temperature controlled fans - when the CPU works harder it gets hotter so the fans spin faster = more noise.
I'm not sure what causes this - it happened to me the other day when I had a bunch of Word documents open - closed the (extra) documents and everything returned to normal. It may be something to do with page file fragmentation - try running a scan and defrag in Safe Mode:
Do some basic maintenance:
- Clean your internet cache and temporary files:
Click Start and Run then type in cleanmgr this will start the windows disk cleanup tool.
Tick the boxes beside Temporary internet Files, Recycle Bin and Temporary Files then click OK
- Schedule an Error Check (Scandisk).
How to find scandisk: Start>My Computer. Right click the C: drive then Properties>Tools tab, click on Check Now. In the window that opens tick 'Automatically fix file system errors' and 'Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors'. When you click 'Start' Windows will say the error checker cannot run now and do you want it to run at the next boot? Click 'yes' and then reboot.
- When that's finished reboot in Safe Mode and do a defrag.
If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode
Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
They will take some time but at least you will know your hard drive is working correctly and tidied up.
- Check how much free space you have on your hard drive.
Start>My Computer click once on your C: drive and look in the Details box on the left.
- Reboot normally and see if there's any improvement.
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