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Weird noise coming from computer and don't know what it is.


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#1 llama drama

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Posted 09 November 2015 - 10:48 PM

I have had this noise coming from my computer and I am not sure what it is. It is an HP Envy 700-249 with an Intel i7 4770, nVidia gt 635, and the PSU is 460W that came with the computer (internal ATX 460W) It was making the sound before and I thought dust may be the issue so I cleaned it but it changed nothing.

Link to mp3 of the noise (closeup audio with iphone [quality may be a little bad]): http://vocaroo.com/i/s0aSSzr91f7p

Note: The sound isn't always on, it sort of turns on and off either very often or not at all sometimes

It seems to have gotten worse? Here's another audio clip: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1roaRrZQcNi


Edited by llama drama, 09 November 2015 - 10:49 PM.


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 12:41 AM

So what is it coming from? It's pretty hard to tell from a recording, but it could well be a noisy/dry bearing, either a fan or hard drive.

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#3 llama drama

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 02:58 PM

I am unsure as to where it is coming from. Is there a way I can try to locate the issue?



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Posted 10 November 2015 - 03:03 PM

Can you remove the cover temporarily, and as soon as the noise occurs, maybe your ear can better tell you noise origin; if not, perhaps during the noise, stop the fan spin just for a short time.  IF the hard-drive is making noise -- make sure you have current OS and data backups.  There is no way to know how long a failing HD has in the way of spin-hours, range from 2-3 hours [which is rare] to normally days.  IF the fan, that fan itself should be easy to replace.


Edited by RolandJS, 10 November 2015 - 03:04 PM.

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 03:51 PM

I see the problem now, it was the gpu. It is a very low end one and came with the computer and when I stop it's fan the noise completely shuts off and the computer is silent. Thanks guys!






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