Why is it that some computers start up like an airplane taking off? This thing is SUPER loud when you first hit the power button and as it's booting it slowly winds down to a normal speed. Do all computers do this and some just happen to be louder than others? My friend's computer is a gateway 564GE which he's had for a few years at least. XP on it... He says it has always been like that, noisy at startup. I'm just wondering, why it is like that. I know it's not abnormal or something malfunctioning... but, well I'm glad it's not my computer because it's annoying. ha. Anyway, I am mostly curios as to why some are like that.
I think I was wondering more because the sound it's making right now, I'm starting to wonder if it will need a new fan eventually. This is the cpu fan in case that wasn't obvious.
Hmm... interesting. it has one of those sleeves so it draws air directly through the ports in the side of the case... I just put my hand on the sleeve and with just a tiny amount of pressure, that sound I'm hearing stops. I just tried putting the side back on and there's no change with that. Has me wondering if the blades are rubbing on something... I'll have to go check that.
Edit: I looked at it while it was off and on and I can't figure out the little extra noise the fan is making OR why it changes if I play with the plastic sleeve there. Oh well.
Edited by millipede, 20 October 2012 - 04:19 PM.