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#1 jus78

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 07:50 PM

Hi,
I know this isn't the correct forum but couldn't see another one that would be more appropriate. Every once in a while when my computer is running I will hear a quick noise coming from it. It only lasts a second and sounds much like the sound you hear when your computer shuts down - almost like a clicking. It doesn't seem to affect the computer as I am able to continue using it unimpeded but was wondering if it could be an indication of anything bad. Thanks a bunch for any info.

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 09:04 PM

Two things come to mind. Could be possibly the hard drive, and if it is that is not good, or the cpu or case fan. It is not uncommon for the ball bearings in case fans to start going bad and that can occasionally cause sounds to happen.

If it starts happening often, open up the side of the computer and try to determine where its coming from.

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 09:49 PM

Thanks for the info Grinler. I have another quick question for you. Plimsol had mentioned before when I pasted a "hijack this" log that my IP address caused some concern for him. When I allow the Internet to find my IP address every site comes up with the same address, one which is vastly different from the one I have now. Can I and should I change the IP address? Why would my IP address be what it is and not what it is "supposed" to be? Thanks in advance.

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Posted 03 June 2004 - 10:39 PM

I am not sure I udnerstand what you are referring to with your ip address question




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