Hello there! So for awhile now, my, considerably new, computer has been yielding odd behavior lately.
So let's start at the beginning.
The computer frequently makes odd sounds that it didn't originally make. most of these sounds occur on booting it up, and then they typically go away after a time. One sound that occurs is almost a crackling noise. Not super loud, but it's strange and concerns me..
Another new sound that might be nothing, that upon booting up the computer, it makes almost a deep grumbling sound just for a couple of seconds. To imitate this noise, imagine clearing your throat very deeply.
Also, I gotta state that when I purchased this computer, it originally came with a GTX 750 graphics card. But I decided to upgrade it, so I got a GTX 950 instead. I wonder as to if the power usage is causing these issues.
Now for the real technical stuff that I'm concerned about.
Sometimes, as I'm on my computer doing one thing or another it just seems to run slower than it should. I don't know.. Gaming still renders perfectly fine though.
As of right now, the fan at the back of the case is not running AT ALL. And often it runs very very slow, and I feel it used to run faster right when I got the new PC as-is. The only fan running in the system is the fan for the Intel i5 processor.
I also checked the fans inserted on the GTX 950, and they're not running either.. Of course, I haven't checked it until I found out just now that the fan at the back of the case wasn't running at all, so I can't make the assumption that the graphics card fans never ran before.
I'm alright with a hot computer. It doesn't concern me much, seeing as it hasn't made a death cry beeping noise or something like that, and there's no crazy lag--ever--that has occurred as I'm doing things on it, so that makes me more comfortable. The fact that three out of four fans in the PC aren't running though, that sure is a threat I'm trying to take care of!
I'll post a reply with information from Speccy to assist further.
Thanks for reading!
Edited by hamluis, 16 November 2017 - 06:55 AM.