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Computer Noisy, But Quiet During BSOD


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#1 blub

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 03:05 PM

I am trying to figure out what component is so loud in an older computer. I'm hoping to be able to fix or replace the component.

 

The computer is a 2003 Dell Dimension 4600 with a Celeron processor. I'm not sure how many fans it has and it's inconvenient at this point to take it apart just to look.

 

When the computer is on with Windows running, something inside is very loud. When it crashes and I get a BSOD, the computer is very quiet. At that point, I have to press and hold the power button until the computer turns off. When it reboots, it becomes very loud again.

 

It's obvious it's not the PSU fan. But I don't know what components would stop running during/after a BSOD. Can anyone help me with this? My guess is that it's probably a fan. But can a hard drive be really loud too?

 

 



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 03:27 PM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

   Go to Piriform's website, and download the free version on the left.  Click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version. You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.

    After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
 
     Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
 
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     Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot.

     Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard

Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the ADD REPLY or REPLY TO THIS TOPIC button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.

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