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Loud fan noise when playing games

Question: Loud fan noise when playing games

I am currently experiencing a loud fan noise whenever I play any games. This fan sound worries me as my previous laptop which is lower spec, doesn't produce the sort of loud sound from the fan. I went through everywhere related to system cooling and thermal framework settings in the power settings but still cannot reduce the fan noise while playing games. I hope anyone would be kind of you to solve this problem that has been worrying me these days. Below are the specs of my laptop.

HP Pavilion 15 ab-071tx
Windows 8.1
Intel core i7 5th gen processor at 2.4Ghz
GeForce 940M

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Answer: Loud fan noise when playing games

the noise that your fan generates would mean it's working hard to cool your computer.. this is good..

unless your fan is making clicking or sounds/noises that give you the inclination that your fans are broken or somehow screeching or the ball bearings need oil or perhaps there is too much dust in the vents,

then your only option is to deal with the noise of a fan..

For some reason, Laptop manufactures these days are letting go of quality product design and pushing little tiny plastic houses with hot CPU and hard drives and Memory and big hot Video cards..

If you haven't read up on this go ahead and have a loo at Lenovo's and what they are dealing with! I also have a Lenovo laptop and the funniest story is that I literally have to have my fan blasting at full speed.. It's not really bothering me but the sound of air being pushed is there.. but it doesn't kill me.. but thats me..

If I don't run my fan at full speed, my little plastic piece of heat just turns off and doesn't perform adequately.. Your lucky you got HP which hopefully doesn't do what Lenovo does to their customers on $1000 laptops by the way! the injected major restrictions to the laptop which cause it to not be able to even use the hardware inside of it because it's too hot.. hence why my fan is running at constant full speed 24/7.. Lenovo by the way even put a restriction on the way the fan works and I can't use it the way I want to to cool my computer! So the funny story is I cut a wire that controls the fan speed and now my consequence is that my fan starts up full speed noise and all right when I turn on the power.. but my temperature of my laptop is ok now! haha.

will this probably ruin the fan? yes and no.. the fans are designed to run for very long periods of time and I am putting that to the test and have yet to have a fan break on me.. (that doesn't mean it doesnt happen.. but then you just replace a fan! and thats not terrible..)

so the point is, I dont know how bad the noise is of your fan.. but you could try recording it with your phone or whatever and post it up to hear.. but as long as it's not chirping or screeching like its stuck or anything, you should be darn proud you got a laptop with a working fan that can go full speed..

And by the way, you do not want to slow down your fan.. some people try to do that with programs but you realize your just allowing heat to build up even more and that is the cause of many electronic failures.. heat..

hope this helps..

little things you may be able to try is turn off your computer and find the vents.. and use a air compressed blower (bottled) and hold it upright and blow the crap out of the vents to get dust out of them..

other than that, only a newer fan that was designed to be quieter would solve your issue..

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I have just purchased my OMEN by HP Laptop PC - 17-w033 from Best Buy.  One of the reasons I bought it was the reviews I read about the low fan noise.  Well every single game I have tried the FAN Starts spinning loudly. I have changed the CoolSense settings with no change.  Regular use of the laptop and it is as quiet as a mouse.  Therefore is it the GPU that is installed or something else?  Thanks in advance for any and all help.

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I would like to know how do i reduce the fan noise when i play any games. I doubt its because of there are many dusts in my fan. This laptop is just 1 week old. That loud fan is annoying and worries me and i wonder is there any way i can change the settings of my fan or what do i have to do to reduce the fan noise.

I tried advanced power settings in the Intel Thermal Framework Settings and the system cooling policy and it seems like there is no difference.

I am using HP Pavilion 15 ab-071tx

Intel core 5th gen i7 processor, 2.4Ghz
8GB Ram
GeForce 940M

My bios and windows is all up to date. Any help to the solution would be greatly appreciated thank you.

Answer:Loud fan noise when i start playing any games.

If new I would consider a replacement. Some laptops are just noisy, yours is pretty high end graphics wise and may need the fan to run at high speed when playing demanding games. They generally don't have the best cooling.

Do you have the latest drivers from HP site? There may even be an updated BIOS that addresses the issue.

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I've been experiencing the same crash repeatedly now, while playing any game(it's happened so far in Rainbow Six Siege, Fallout 4 and Just Cause 3) my screen will randomly lock up and there's always a loud EEEEEEEEEEEEE sound until I shut the PC off manually with the power button.

I've tried checking the event logs and there doesn't seem to be anything in there when the lock happens and the PC is completely unresponsive during the lock.

DM Log attached.

Answer:Hard lock, loud noise crash while playing games.

Hi redpiano,

I'm extremely sorry for the delay.
I thought you were already being helped.

Would you please upload a new zip from the dm log collector (from the BSOD Posting Instructions) to provide new data about the recent crashes.

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I've been experiencing the same crash repeatedly now, while playing any game(it's happened so far in Rainbow Six Siege, Fallout 4 and Just Cause 3) my screen will randomly lock up and there's always a loud EEEEEEEEEEEEE sound until I shut the PC off manually with the power button.

I've tried checking the event logs and there doesn't seem to be anything in there when the lock happens and the PC is completely unresponsive during the lock.

DM Log attached.

Answer:Hard lock, loud noise crash while playing games.

I am having the exact same problem. Tropico 5, Prison Architect, Battle Field, Guild Wars 2 at this point.

20 minutes or so in and It freezes. The only relevant error is the critical error in the logs related to the hard reboot. I have an AMD 7790. From what I can tell it worked fine before I upgraded to Win10 but I don't want to say that for sure was the cause because I was really busy with work for 6 months and did not play any games during that time (March through August).

I have:

1) reinstalled windows 10
2) ran Fur Mark for 8 hours (no crash)
3) Ran memtest86+ for 24 hours (no errors after 12 passes)
4)removed existing AMD drivers with DDU and installed the beta drivers
5) blown out the dust from every crevice of my PC (there wasn't that much since I have filters)
6) re-seated my GPU
7) scanned for malware with malwarebytes
8)cleaned my registry with CC Cleaner

The only thing that I have not done is adjust my timeout settings in the registry because I have not seen anywhere that doing so would solve this problem on Windows 10 (seems to be a vista/7 solution)

My last resort will be to buy an Nvidia GPU and hope that there are no issues.

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Hi, I was playing StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm on Ultra High (nothing else was open in the background), when the game just froze and the screen shut off. All I could hear after was a loud fan noise, which seemed to be coming from the PSU. I quickly jumped to hit the off switch at the back of the PSU and decided to leave it to cool down. My dad came up and we checked it by powering it up again a few times, switching it back off, waiting a minute, switching it back on and hitting the power button. Nothing. Black screen, "No signal detected" on the screen, but the Blu Ray/DVD drive worked just fine, we could open and close it, and the PSU fan seemed to be loud again. The motherboard gave an "AE" code, then an "RO" code (it has a screen). My dad pushed the "Start" and then the "Reset" button on the motherboard (this is an ASUS ROG mobo, it has these 2 buttons and a small screen that shows numbers or a code on it), just after he pushed the video card in gently, thinking maybe it was nudged out. The Desktop booted after he hit the reset button on the Motherboard (not on the case). I'm using the PC right now and it's running fine like it always was, no weird noises coming from anything. We checked inside and there was no dust accumulation and no part was extremely hot.

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Answer:Black Screen, loud fan noise while playing game

Oh, and my father mentioned to me how the CPU needed thermal paste most likely, as he didn't have to apply any, but I was told it had a small amount of thermal paste already applied to it (it did). My dad did unfortunately touch the paste slightly, to check if there was any there, from what I recall, when we assembled the computer, so perhaps he may have taken some off and that inadvertently caused this issue to appear over time?

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what would be the culprit, like i hear my computer "thinking alot followed by a sorta grinding sound. Im just wondering if you think it would be the fan or the hardrive or what?

and also i just got a new video card 9400 gt and was wondering if my 5 year old computer is running wierd cause of it?

Answer:Loud noise when I load or open files,browser,games

Well to me it sounds like a fan if it speeds up while running games and CPU intensive things, if it is coming from close to the HDD than it would indicate that your drive could be on its last legs if it is clicking or grinding........But more than likely you have a bad bearing in one of your fans.

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I've been having the above problem for a while now. It occurs randomly and unpredictably, having just now had my first crash in over a week. The PC becomes unresponsive and requires a hard reset via the power switch. Temperatures are fine - The CPU rarely exceeds 45°C, and the GPU appears to plateau at around 70°C. There are never any bluescreens, and as far as I can see, the only errors in event viewer are standard kernel power errors.
I have tried: 
-Fresh install of video drivers
-Fresh install of sound drivers
-BIOS update
-Chipset update
-Removal of third party sound drivers entirely
-Several passes of memtest86
-Several hours of furmark stress testing
Any help would be amazing. Thanks in advance for your time.
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Answer:PC Hangs with loud, looping buzzing noise from speakers in games.

Wait until it acts up again.Force the shutdown and restart.Then immediately when you get to the desktop, generate these 2 reports:1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be experiencing BSOD's) so that we can provide a complete analysis: (from the pinned topic at the top of the forum) - I don't often use the Perfmon report, so if it doesn't work please just let me know.2)  Please do the following:- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."- save the file as Admin.evtx- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here: waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility: 

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When playing almost any modern graphically intense game the fan on my laptop becomes really loud. Also, the part where it is located gets considerably more hot, I can even feel the air gushing out. As far as I have gathered this seems to happen regardless of the graphics quality settings or other variables such as the room temperature, whether any other programs are open or how long the computer was on beforehand. No changes in performance however, everything continues to run perfectly smooth and without so much as a hiccup.

This doesn't happen with any other regular activities and I'm very pleased with this laptop's performance. But even though I tried to forget about these problems when I first got the laptop some 3 months ago, I've got to admit - it's pretty annoying not to be able to play any newer games because of it problem even though they run perfectly on maximum settings.

TEMPRO service has notified me of a new BIOS update but I was reluctant to do it even before I read about things going wrong when updating from Windows etc. Does this BIOS update address this problem? If not, is there any other way I can solve it (other than buying a new fan)?

Answer:Satellite L505-13Z - Becomes really loud while playing games


Playing games makes Cpu and Gpu work hard and they produce much heat, that's why the cooling fan has to run fast. You can try to clean with the compressed air spray.

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I currently run a Dell XPS 720
it has a 3.0ghz dual core processor
8gb ddr21033hmz ram
1 raptor, 2 x 1tb drive
gtx 295 zotac edition
700w psu

I recently did a fresh install and decided to over clock the graphics card a bit. did lots of research on the web found the highest for my card with extra cooling etc..
over clocked it fine using msi afterburner and everything still ran fine.
(i put it up to 700 core clock, 1500 shader and 1100mV from 1021 mV)

However a couple of hours later when i did a stress test there is a reasonably loud buzz. Not to sure where from but think it might be the PSU
this only occurs when under a lot of strain and afterburner shows the gpu use as above 60%
its not stupidly loud, but is noticeable.
I have since underclocked the card and the sound is still there when under gpu intensive applications.

Is this something to worry about? I dont really fancy a new psu as they are hard to find ones designed for the BTX form factor.
Or is it just a fan?

BTW latest drivers and everything


Answer:Loud buzz when playing graphic intensive games / apllications

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Hello everyone, I recently facing problem with my CPU I think. When I start to play a game (Elder Scroll V: Skyrim) , my CPU suddenly became so noisy. I don't know if the game will crash or what will happen to it, so I just close the game and everything back to normal. No noise from the CPU anymore.

When I'm listening music, running other program or anything, my CPU doesn't have this annoying noise, but when I'm playing, the noise started.

I'm using Windows 7 Professional, a i5-2500 processor, a NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT and Realtek Audio (From the motherboard I think, because I didn't add any sound card?)

Any help would be appreciate

Answer:Noise from CPU while playing games

I would guess it is the fan on the Video card. Some speed up when needed(when playing games usually, or something graphic intense, to keep the card cool enough.).
I suppose it's a possibility that it is the CPU fan, but usually if it's loud enough to hear that well, it's the fan(s) on the video card.

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Hi people,

I bought a new computer back in June which I built myself. Everything worked fine, until now.

Nothing has been moved, knocked, or changed inside the case.


When I open a game it starts buzzing. I looked online and I don't really know what kind of buzzing it is to determine the problem.

I tried to change the v-sync in the game settings and the buzzing changes to a different buzzing sound.

My friend told me it is coil whine, but I'm not sure? I only bought it in June. I haven't been gaming much either. (It never did this before).

I uploaded a video, the sound might be a bit quiet, but you can turn up your sound a bit. (I promise there are no loud sounds in the video to pop your ears/speakers).

PC Specs:
CPU: Intel Core i7 4820K @ 3.70GHz
GPU: PowerColor TurboDuo R9 280X OC 3GB
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4
SSD: Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB
RAM: Patriot Viper 3 Black Mamba 8GB
PSU: Corsair RM 850W

Operating System:
Windows 7 (64-Bit)

Can anyone determine what the sound is? and what I should do?

Many Thanks as always, Chris. :wave

Answer:Buzzing Noise when playing games

Try routing your audio cable as far from your video cable as possible . . . sometimes a poorly shielded cable can cause interference or receive interference from other data cables. The fact it only happens when you are gaming (i.e. heavy graphics usage) indicates this could be the issue.

I've also read where someone solved this type of issue by going from 16bit to 24bit audio . . . but I have no direct experience with this.

What brand computer is it? Anything on their site about such an issue? If a custom build, check the motherboard site and web chatter about the board for mention of such an issue.

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Hello All,

I have built my own PC and I've been facing random freezing with buzzing sound issue while playing almost all games (Battlefield 3, Assassins Creed II and Revelation, CoD - MW 3, and Black Ops, Batman Arkham City and recently Saints Row 3) this freezing issue is really random and can happen anytime during gameplay.
I've updated all drivers (graphics, sound, BIOS etc). One thing to note is some of these games work without freezing for hours when I set Affinity to two CPUs but when I start playing Saints Row 3 with Affinity set to 2 CPUs the games becomes very slow and if I increase CPUs then it freezes after few minutes. I've tried to reseat the heatsink with thermal paste added two cabinate fans one blowing out and one in but this has not solved my problem.
I ran HWiNFO64 tool and saved log file of various readings while playing Saints Row 3 when freezing issue happened and I do not see any heating problem.

I would really appreciate any help to solve this issue.

following is my PC specs:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8170 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 307199 MB, Free - 207903 MB; D: Total - 215517 MB, Free - 135097 MB; F: Total - 220159 MB, Free - 147193 MB; G: Total - 210886 MB, Free - 210790 MB;... Read more

Answer:PC Freezing with buzzing noise while playing games

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Built my own computer installed windows 7 motherboard is ASUS P6t intel 930 corsair 12 GB Ram 2 Ge Force graphics card GTX275 SLI using on board sound card overclocked it to 3.83 Ghz every time i play games i get this constant humming noise it sounds like helicopters flying and i'm not playing in a game that has helicopters and my friends tell me what they hear on there side is cows mooing every time i press the button to talk don't know what to do, it all started after i installed my second graphics card i have update the drivers for my graphics card every time a new one comes up please help

Answer:noise coming out of my computer when playing games

As far as I'm aware, that's just the cards trying to dissipate heat.. Two 275's can get pretty hot.

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Hello! I've recently (and for the first time) built a gaming computer. For some reason, however, when playing recent and hardware-intensive games like Dead Island Riptide and Witcher 2, I get through about 5 minutes of gameplay before I start hearing a strange buzzing/stuttering noise through my earphones - accompanied by the screen freezing, making it hard to alt-tab or bring up the task manager. If I leave it in this state for too long, then the computer will bluescreen and restart, with some error along the lines of DRIVER_OVERRUN_STACK_BUFFER.

It's very strange, especially since I do not get this error on other games like Mount & Blade: Warband and even Red Orchestra 2 is fine (which is one that I think would cause problems, being quite hardware intensive itself).

Does anybody know what this error from the BSOD means, and perhaps how I may fix this error? One other thing it may be is that when swapping my GPU, i dropped it in quite a cringe-worthy fashion (if you can imagine) - so it might be this.

I'll post my specs here if this helps:

CPU: Intel i7 4770
Mobo: Gigabyte z87-D3HP
PSU: Corsair hx750
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16gb (2x8)
GPU: GTX 660 Ti

For those of you out there thinking of posting "google is your friend!111one LELELE" - I have googled the problem! In fact I've searched for a significant amount of time for an answer, but the solution seems largely dependent on the individual's system and specifications, rather than ha... Read more

Answer:Freezing and weird noise when playing games

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I've noticed a high pitched whining noise that sounds like it is coming from the power supply/GPU, both being less than a month old. The weird thing is, it only makes the noise when I am playing a game, for instance if I tab out, the noise will stop and if I tab in it will start again. I've mainly noticed this on a game called League of Legends which doesn't have high requirements anyways. It's just annoying me and I'd like to know if there is a fix. I'll list some components below, ask if anymore are required.

GPU: MSI 280X 3GB Gaming Edition (Twin Frozr IV)
PSU: 800W Storm Silent
Mobo: MSI B75MA-P45 MATX
CPU: i7 3770 3.4Gh/z (oced to 3.9)
RAM: 16GB Kingston HyperX Blu

Answer:High pitched noise only when playing games?

Welcome to SF. Could the noise be coming from the Twin Frozr?

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Hello I have have installed a new Geforce Gtx 660 Ti and now when i open CC or World of Warcraft I get really bad feedback noise but if I downsize it the sound goes away if I open Itunes I can faintly hear it but not as bad as the games (wow is the worst) . it does not matter if the sound is on or off for the games I still hear the feedback buzzing noise? Geforce techs are clueless. 38 days past purchase so i guess i am stuck with this video card. I can use my old video card and it is fine NO noise at all

thanks for any help

Answer:New Geforce Gtx 660 Ti Have bad feedback noise when playing games

Hi, what PSU (power supply unit) have you got?

try to re-intall Nvidia drivers.
What type of noise is it?
Is it related with the GPU fan?

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It's been a year and a half since I built my and after the initital construction I've had very few problems. The past couple of months however I've noticed the fans gets really noisy when playing games.
So I opened it up and gave it a good clean for the second time since purchase, this time giving it a more intense clean taking parts out to get at them properly. It took quite a lot of cotton buds to get rid of the dust. Unfortunately the clean did nothing for the noise.
I have the stock CPU cooling fan, 2 blue LED fans and a normal plastic one (which has recently started wobbling after the recent clean so I'm probably going to have to get a new one anyway) and two small side fans. I was just on wasteland 2 and it was making the loud noise since starting up so I ended up putting my headphones on to try and ignore it and I realised at this point I should probably get to the bottom of it.
After restarting and entering the BIOS the CPU temperature was hovering around 44C, with the CPU fan spinning at 1600rpm and the two Blue led fans around 1200rpm. The plastic fan and one of the side fans are plugged directly into the PSU so I presume they're on full power constantly? The other side fan isn't connected due to lack of sockets.
GPU: Gigabyte ATI Radeon 7950
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K
Case: Zalman z11+. Near the bottom of the link it lists the fans.
Thermal compound: Zalman ZM-STG2 3.5g
PSU: Corsair CX500M
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Answer:My pc keeps overheating when playing games and the fans are making too much noise.

Have you taken the cover off the Graphics Card and cleaned it's fins?

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Every time I load up a game I can always hear a static noise through my headset. Can anyone help me solve this problem? It is a brand new gaming computer.

Answer:Help! Lenovo Y700 Static noise when playing games ...

Hi there, Baracka        -
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
I might also suggest checking with headphones to see if the sound operates normally with headphones.  If not, then it is likely the driver, or the audio chip (but more likely the drivers).
If it works fine with headphones, but not speakers, then maybe there is a pinched wire shorting out the speakers.
In that case, I would contact service - they should be able to fix it and would be able to identify what the problem turned out to be.  If it is just one or two random cases, then perhaps exchange makes sense.  
Update us how it goes.
Tap that Kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted

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Gets progressively worse until the sound goes completely, or if I unplug the power cable from my laptop.
Laptop is charging perfectly fine, any ideas?

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Every time I load up a game I can always hear a static noise through my headset. Can anyone help me solve this problem? It is a brand new gaming computer.

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Every time I load up a game I can always hear a static noise through my headset. Can anyone help me solve this problem? It is a brand new gaming computer.

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I'm not sure what's causing it, but randomly my PC will just freeze on the last frame and continuously buzz (Exactly this: PC freezes and makes buzzing noise - YouTube). I'm not sure what I could give you guys to help me but just let me know. Thanks

Answer:Random crashing when playing games and has continuous buzzing noise

Hi DeeBeeR,

Welcome to the 10forums.

Since the problem you're experiencing is not a bluescreen I suggest you create a new thread at the Performance and Maintenance forum.
The BSOD forum is specific for the people who are having bluescreens.

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It is not coming from the tower either, the sound is coming from the top of the monitor (where the speakers are) and continues emitting when the computer is muted.
There is a continuous light buzzing sound but the sound is really amplified when playing steam games for example Skyrim, The Witcher, and Firewatch as shown in the video for some reason "lighter" games like Minecraft have no effect.
I've noted that on 0:20 in the video it does stop for a split second when changing the graphics settings
I am running Windows 10, have an Asus monitor and am using this aux cord: iXCC 3-Ft Tangle-Free Male to Male 3.5mm Auxiliary Cable
I thought it was the aux cord at first but I have tried using another one and the problem continues.
Thanks for your time in advance!

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I'm not sure what's causing it, but randomly my PC will just freeze on the last frame and continuously buzz (Exactly this: PC freezes and makes buzzing noise - YouTube). I'm not sure what I could give you guys to help me but just let me know. Thanks

Answer:Random crashing when playing games and has continuous buzzing noise

Still crashing and can't find the problem. I've stress tested everything individually and ran Memtest for 10 passes yet still no errors. I tried using Prime 95 and it crashed with that aswell. I tried it with 1 stick of ram aswell and still crashes.

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I've had this computer since June of last year and just recently in the past 2 weeks it has been making a very annoying buzzing sound (the tower not the speakers) while playing games. It is a physical buzzing noise. Not a "alert beeping buzzing noise". It's physical and annoying. It only happens when I'm playing games. When I tab out of the game I'm playing the sound is gone. All I have to do to make the sound go away is minimize the game. But it's really annoying having to deal with this while I'm playing games.Can you help? What are the main causes of this and how can I fix this in a simple way?

Answer:Annoying buzzing noise coming from tower only while playing games.

so its coming from the computer?

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I don't know why this is happening. Whenever I'm in-game and press my function keys (f1-f12) nothing happens. I only hear the sound that you get when opening an .exe file, or changing your sound. Some people have said this is because of the Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts, but I don't know how to disable them.

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CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4ghz
GPU: Sapphire ATi 4670 1gb DDR3
RAM: 4GB total (2x2gb)

everytime i try and play certain games, my screen turns a certain color, and the audio that was playing at the time seems to loop repeatedly. i have never overclocked anything so everything is at stock clocks.

games it crashes while playing:

counter strike source
arma2 operation arrowhead

can anyone help me figure out whats wrong?

Answer:My computer crashes while playing video games (solid color, looping noise)

This is caused by a dying video card or a corrupt video card driver. Try going to AMD's support website and download and install the latest driver for your version of Windows. Pay attention to whether you have a 32 or 64 bit version of Windows

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Hello, I have a question. My Lenovo Yoga 720 15.6" doesn't overheat, although I've noticed something rather odd. When I play Fifa 17 with the charger plugged in, the fans are very loud and the laptop gets pretty hot. When I play Fifa 17 on battery only (charger not plugged in) the fans are quite silent and the laptop doesn't get hot at all. Why is that? For all I know, I would expect the exact opposite...Thanks in advance!Kind regards,Tijs

Answer:Lenovo Yoga 720 15" : hot when playing games on charger, cool when playing games on battery???

The CPU runs at full speed when it is plugged in and runs more slowly on battery to save power.  Faster = more heat.

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Hi everybody, I would like some help!

I recently bought a new fan to help with cooling as the summer approaches. My new fan replaces my old chassis fan but is plugged in slightly differently as it is plugged into the 3 pin mother board connector (the old one was plugged into the molex and is now positioned as an intake fan at the front).

My problem is that since I've installed the new fan my computer is actually louder than before, Everest tells me that the revs for the new fan are 5114 rpm as I type this so it's clearly working too hard. I think it's working too hard because my processor fan is only idling by comparison at 1705 rpm. Which temperature does the chassis fan use to control it's speed and why has my CPU fan suddenly become lazy since I installed the new fan? Is there anything I can do to make the CPU fan work harder and take some of the burden off of the chassis fan?

Many thanks for any help!


Answer:New fan but loud loud noise

Try speedfan, that should work.

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I recently upgraded the ram in my pc from 1.5gb to 2.5gb as it seemed to be getting pretty slow. I was expecting a pretty big jump in performance but it doesn't seem to have happened.

The pc can sometimes be faster than it was and sometimes it really drags. There is also an intermittent loud noise which i believe is coming from the fan and when this happens the pc is slow.

I took out the fan and cleaned all the dust from it but this noise still starts every couple of minutes and the pc becomes slow.

Any ideas?

Answer:Loud Noise from PC. Don't think it is the HDD

Two things to consider...
The amount of memory doesn't have much to do with speed unless some process can specifically use that extra memory. You can to more things well, but not necessarily more rapidly.

You system will utilize all memory at the speed of the slowest module. If you have some memory that is value ram or other inexpensive ram, the timings could be significantly different than the best brands and models.

Your system only uses what memory it needs, not what you want it to use. As long as the RAM meets the requirements of the motherboard, it will not protest.

If you want some programs to run at optimum performance levels, all memory must be identical. It is wise to buy matched sets of RAM from the same manufacturer at the same time to get the ultimate performance. Top memory is already sold in matched sets in the same plastic wrap. Otherwise, you have to look at the timings and other information posted on the package or the label.

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Question: Fan Noise too loud

Hello. Any suggestions on how I can easily cut down on my fan noise? It sounds like there is a lawn mower in here. Please tell me I can just buy a new fan for my processor... or maybe it's the PSU that's so loud. Thanks!

Answer:Fan Noise too loud

Google SpeedFan.

It allows you to vary the speed of your internal fans. Mess around with it til you get a stable, low temperature and desired noise output.

Or, you could just buy new fans.

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I got a dell dimension c521 and I notice at random times it has a really loud fan noise. Sounds like an airplane is about to take off or something? It usually happens if im playen video games and what not. I was wondering if this a bad thing or if its normal, and if theres anything I can do to prevent it from getting so loud? Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?

Answer:Really loud fan noise?

The fan runs at full to extract the heat when playing. About the only thing that you can do is to open it up and clean out any dust that you can see.

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Question: loud noise

I have a loud noise on PC or speakers after its been on a while and it comes on for short time every few minutes.. Its a noise that is hard to describe. Grand daughter says its a space sound, what ever that is.Its odd as when playing music its fine just comes on after pc has been on a bit. Also can't tell if its pc or speakers. Just got new monitor as mine worn out and was hoping it would go but hasn't, it started 3 weeks ago. I turn speakers right down to get away from it.

Answer:loud noise

Is it a beeping sound? If so, can you count the beeps and does the sound repeat itself or is it just now and then.

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Hey falous, so i bought my y50-70 like 4 months ago, and recently everytime i turned it on, open chrome or something - the fan gets wild ! its very loud like it works on 100% and it doesnt go down!i tried to look up for solutions but i couldnt find any.I tried updating my BIOS - didnt help.the temps looks very standard to me, 45-50c idel.  REALLY hope you guys will help me find a solution,Thanks !

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Question: Loud Fan Noise

. When i start playing games , theres a loud fan noise which is bothering me so much. Please help me

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I recently started getting hearing a loud "buzzing" noise when I started my computer or it had to load certain larger programs. I opened up the computer to find which fan the noise was coming from and found no noise. The noise had stopped until just yesterday. I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions.

Answer:Loud noise from fan

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Question: A Very Loud Noise

I was working in the computer area one night. Of four computers, I was using two, one had been shut down for the night, and the last had been left on, but was unused.Suddenly the room was filled with a very loud noise. We are talking quite loud, almost like a fire alarm - uncomfortably loud to the ears. My first thought was an alarm on the UPS. I checked it, and it was fine. Then I thought maybe a fan bearing gone bad on one of the computers. I shut down the one not being used. Nothing. So then in spite of losing work, I felt it urgent enough to immediately shut down the two computers I was using. Nothing. So my next thought was fans in the room. Shut them down - nothing. Then I thought maybe the lights. Nothing. So my final thing was to unplug the computer that was already shut off - Bingo!What a surprise. I wasn't sure if the noise was from the computer or from the surge protector it was plugged into, so I ran an extension cord across the room. It ran fine about 3 days and then the noise came again, not quite as loud this time, but still loud.So I am thinking power supply or motherboard. The frequency and texture of the sound is the same as the squeal you get from the computer when you disconnect the power and the electricity drains from the system, except that that sound is mildly soft, but it gives you an idea of the nature of the sound. So I'm thinking maybe the motherboard is alarming me about something, but why so loud? And why continuous and won't go of... Read more

Answer:A Very Loud Noise

No one had experience like this?

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I reqcently acquired a second generation X1 Carbon (well, the one with the i7 4600U anyway), however it seems to have a very loud fan noise. Is there any known fix for this issue?  Thanks in advance (and sorry if I've double posted this).

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Question: Loud Beeping Noise

I installed a 200gig hd in my comp, with my 80 gig thats already in there. Everything was good, windows loaded fine, but today my computer light started blinking on and off and my comp made a loud continuous beeping sound. Whats up? Its completely random, and it usually stops making that sound after 10-20 sec.

Answer:Loud Beeping Noise

First guess would be that your system is not getting enough love from your power supply.

Go here: and calculate how much your system needs, then open up your case and look at the sticker on your PSU to see how many watts it is putting out.

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Hello,  My notebook has, as of recently become extremely loud when in games (even lesser demanding games such as Call of Duty World at War, making a noice comparable to a vaccum cleaner), and making noticable noise when on the desktop or on the internet (a shaking noise of sort). I have factory reset the PC, with no effect, before that updating the BIOS, also having no effect. Any suggestions on fixing this issue are valued! Thank you, Jacob.

Answer:Loud noise from fans

This should help:

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I am running windows 7 on a Dell desktop computer. It has started making a very annoying and loud squealing noise. I have cleaned the dust from inside thinking it may be overheating. I also wiggled the boards to make sure all were seated good. Does anyone have an idea what could be causing this and how to stop it? Thanks

Answer:Loud Squealing Noise

Try disconnecting any case fans one at a time and see if the noise stops.......if it does then you have a fan that is on it's way out......

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Hey, sorry if this is not in the right section since I could not find any other better section to post this in.

Okay, my computer recently started to sound really loud, so I turned it off before I went to sleep. The next morning I woke up to turn my computer on, but nothing would show on my monitor and the computer was still extremely loud, louder then it has ever been. I decided to play around with it and I replaced the monitor plug (not sure of the correct name) to a different opening in my computer. It solved the problem and my monitor started finally working, but still my computer was louder then ever. I ended up scanning my whole computer and defraging. The scan went fine same with the defrag. The noise was still the same. When I tried out a game, it was really choppy and I was only getting about 10 fps on average.

I would really appreciate some light on this problem. Thanks.

Answer:Loud noise from computer.

You most likely have a bad hard drive. Get all of the infromation that is valuable to you off as quickly as you can.

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Hello everyone. I own a dell inspiron 9300 and I recently read that if i typed msconfig into the run tab on my computer and then disabled some of the items on there that it would run quicker. Well I did just that and then I tryed to switch it back and I can't. Now my internet connection won't work and it makes this extremely loud beeping noise for no reason. It's always been really slow and I thought I could speed it up. I only use it for going on the internet and for fixing my pictures. If anyone has any advice I'd really appreciate it. Thanks 

Answer:Loud beeping noise...

Hello everyone. I own a dell inspiron 9300 and I recently read that if i typed msconfig into the run tab on my computer and then disabled some of the items on there that it would run quicker. Well I did just that and then I tryed to switch it back and I can'tHow and what did you try to switch back?

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Question: Realtek loud noise


I have Realtek Microphone in Recording settings of sound and Realtek Digital Output in Playback.

I did not make any updates for my Windows 10 64-bit for last few weeks or changes in settings, and this problem stats when I start my computer today.

I tried to use Skype, but it turned out that my microphone stopped working, my voice is not heard. Then I tried to record voice with sound forge and same here, it should be noted that I do not get just an empty track with zero sound, record just does not happen. It is different things. But most horrible thing I got now is a very loud noise which almost hurts your ears. Noise occurs if I'm trying record something, answer to the skype, and also I got some low clicking sound of very loud short sound each time I'm trying to on video or audio, or switch it with timeline.

I've updated all drivers in Device Manager:

Microphone (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Stereo Mix (Realtek High Definition Audio)

and it says the best driver software for your device is already installed.

So I have no idea what to do. Can't get if it is system problem or something wrong with hardware.

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So I recently got a new computer about 1 month ago and the microphone didn't seem to work. When I got it to work there was this really loud annoying sound that had beeps and echos in it, kind of hard to explain. I have turned off the option of "Listen to this device" in the audio control panel and haven't found any further fixed for this issue I wondered if anyone could help me :) The headset I use is the Logitech G230.
Ty in advance.

Answer:Loud noise when using microphone.

You have done what was needed by turning off "listen to this device".
If this is not turned off the sound coming from the speakers is picked up by the microphone and then goes round and round usually referred to as feedback.

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Ok, do I have someones attention? I just would like to know what is causing this noise in my computer. I have an HP Pavilion and it is 5 yrs old. I think something is wearing out, but what?? It is hard to fix?? Please let me know so I can stop worrying..

Answer:Loud Roaring Noise!! What Is It???

Most likely the power supply/fan ...

easy to replace ..

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whenever I power up my Lenovo S10-2, It produces a loud continous beeping noise for 15-20 seconds. then the noise will stop. it will remain stuck on the boot screen until i press any key to proceed. thereafter my windows7 will be in a very unstable, unresponsive state. i can use my mouse left click but not right click at all.  i can't do anything much inside windows. can someone help me? thanks.  


Go to Solution.

Answer:S10-2 loud beeping noise

hi sunstreaker,
Thank You for using Lenovo Community Forums!
I'm Thinking about stuck key or button on your system.
Can you try running Passmark Keyboard Test a key or button will show red on the image if it is being pressed or held down.
Try doing a BIOS Reset as well
    Keep on hitting F2 when you turn it on,
       Once inside BIOS, hit f9 to load default and f10 to save and exit
Best Regards
Solid Cruver

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So I installed a new core2duo cpu (E7200 Wolfdale 2.53Ghz) and now when I turn on my computer it just makes a long solid high-pitched noise. Please help!

Other Specs:

160g SATA HD
Nvidia 8800 GT
4g OZC Platinum RAM
ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Motherboard

Answer:New CPU and now it makes loud noise

does this sound continue once u logged on to ur OS

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C440 all-in-one. Just faced with loud annoying fan noise when CP is high-loaded. The main reason of the high-load is seems to be - the preinstalled antivirus software!  

Answer:Loud fan noise C440

hi dim2314,
Thanks fro Posting!
Have you checked if in safemode it will do the same fan noise?
    Antivirus software will be disabled in safemode and if that's what causing it it should stop in safemode.
Let me know what happeneds 

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win xp, asus p5q-e onboard soundcard

When some sound is playing (game, video) every 30 seconds there is some "static" noise. It sounds as looking up different stations on a old radio.

I don't know if this is hardware or software problem. No new hardware is added. I dont have any other loudspeakers to test.

A while ago I had this problem as well but somehow it disappeared. the noise is more often when surfing on internet or only navigating in windows.

Answer:noise from loud speakers

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Hi! I purchased Yoga 900 (part number 90UE002VUS) - 16GB Memory with 512 GB SSD. I hear the fan running loud and continuously even after closing all the applications. Is this normal? I thought SSD's are supposed to be ultra quiet, but this unit has an i7 processor, so maybe it's the processor that's forcing the fan to stay on. However the only application that I've set to run in the background is Sophos Anti-Virus. But even with that app turned off, I hear the fan come on very frequently and stay on with a loud noise for extended periods of time.I wonder whether I have a defective unit and need to get it replaced. If others have experienced this problem and found a solution, I'd appreciate your advice. Thanks

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Recently, I upgraded my graphic card. From FX5200 to 6600GT. And I got a new Power Supply. The power suply i got was 450watt Ultra neon (which was about 40 dollars).
And my computer noise has increased enormously. Has the system noise been increased because the power supply is not of good quality?

And if i get a better power supply, will the noise level drop?


Answer:Loud Computer Noise

what is making the noise? you gotta open ur case to find out

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There's this loud noise coming from my CPU. I opened it up and cleaned removed most of the dust, and it still sounds the same. In the start up screen there was the message "diskette drive 0 seek failure", I disabled the floppy drive, the message doesn't appear anymore, and its still sounds the same. The sound mostly comes from the Floppy Drive area. I'm really worried, anything I can do to solve this?


Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2
Intel Celeron CPU 2.00 GHz

Answer:[SOLVED] Loud Noise from CPU

Is there a floppy disk in the drive? It sounds like the floppy drive is dead (or dying) which is not all that unusual. Open the case cover and disconnect the power cable from the back of the floppy drive. Test. If the noise persists then it could be a fan failing or some other problem. Try the above first and get back to us.

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When the laptop is put into the sleep mode and while closing the lid, a loud noise comes from the place near the touchpad. The sound goes off when the lid is opened. It is happening since a month.
The sound is not coming from the speakers. It is coming from inside the laptop.

Answer:Loud Noise while closing lid

Hi Arun,Thanks for the response.I would suggest you to enable the audio device and uninstall the audio driver. Then restart the system and Windows would automatically try to install the sound driver. Run the Windows Audio Playback Diagnose and Repair from the below mentioned MS FIX-IT You may also run the hardware diagnostics to check if there is a hardware failure. To run the diagnostics you can get the instructions from the online videos available on the following link: Once you open the above page, under the option, “All Videos” select Dell Tools & Services >> Then select Dell Support Center–PC Checkup/Offline Diagnostics Please find the screenshot below:1. Click Start, All Programs, Dell, Dell Support Center and Launch PC Checkup. 2. Click the PC Checkup button and then click Run Custom Scan. Note: If the hardware is detected but the driver is not installed, instead of Run Test, the field will read Disabled. In the given list, click to select the script or component test desired and follow the onscreen prompts to complete the diagnostic. Please reply with the findings.Thanks & Regards Vishal S #iworkfordell

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The fan of my less-than-half-a-year-old T470 suddenly began to emit strange noise (video). I tried to apply a vacuum cleaner to the fan output to remove possible external pieces that might cause it (didn?t work) and also looked on the fan with the back panel removed (cannot see anything unusual). Is there a chance to fix this without going to the service?Thanks

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I bought the laptop a week ago and im loving it but the fan is really loud.So as soon as i start ANY type of game, the fan starts immediately and the noise level is intense so i downloaded db measurer on my phone, made my room complete quiet, started up lol client, turn on db measurer on my phone, place it on the left of the laptop and i read numbers flashing bw 55~65. This was the same for every other gamesi read a bunch of reviews on 510p beforr buying it but I never read anything about fan noise being loud. My measurement probably isnt accurate as it cud be because it was measured on a phone, but i think its still too loud. Is something wrong with my machine?

Answer:y510p fan noise too loud

The laptop gets very hot so the fans have to run fast. I can't hear your laptop but I have a feeling you are hearing the standard noise form these fans.

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I built my own pc about a year ago. Lately whenever I boot the machine up it makes this weird buzzing, clicking noise. It generally stops after it gets fully booted up. Then it is quiet, but sometimes it will start making a buzzing noise after it has been on for awhile (I leave it on all the time). At first I was worried it might be the hard drive, but I have not had any real trouble with the machine. I figured if it were the hard drive, it probably would have died by now or I'd have some serious issues. So, what do you think? It would have to be the power supply or one of the internal fans right? Should I replace my 400 watt power supply?


Answer:PC making loud noise, could it be the PS or something else??

Its probably a fan. I would take it out and take a look at it and put it back. You first have to find out wich fan it is.

I have had similar problems. I used to hit the fan a few times wih a screwdriver and it fixed the problem. I am not recommending it though. It was my PSU fan. Maybe u should clean it. Be careful.

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I as far as I can remember have never had this loud noose before, but lately for a month or so? Ish? I've been having a series of loud noises from my pc, so loud that I can hear it even when playing BF3 with a headset! And so violent at times I can feel the keyboard vibrating lightly, and if I touch the PC it is vibrating decently softly.

I may be wrong but it seems it started after BF3, and thought it might be the fan or my PC really struggling with the game, but it does it even when I'm not playing.

It's sometimes just a softer sound, then will accelerate to a "burr, burr, burr" then go full auto into "brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" occasionally very loud.

So here's the REALLY scary part: while playing Skyrim a very weird thing happened: it stopped. The sound of the game looped into a "drrrrrrrrrr" and I had to hold down the off button. Nothing else did anything. I rebooted and tested it again...sure enough: 30 seconds in I had to do the same thing. I gave it one last chance and decided I would try to discern if it did anything else notable, but the third time it was fine. I left the game open a while to see if it'd do it again, but it didn't.

So I'm scared. WTH is wrong with my PC? BTW it is kinda low on disc space...if that matters. Also the disc options are gone when I click on documents under the c\ drive and stuff...then again I had installed virtual drives...I dunno

Answer:Very loud and scary noise from my PC.

It's a windows 7 64bit 3.2 ghz i5? Or quad core. GT230 graphics card. And I "it stopped" I meant my pc. Not the noise. The monitor just started going as if it were preparing for screen saver mode.

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I get this loud fan Noise when playing GtaIV is it safe for my pc ?

Answer:Loud Fan Noise While Gaming

Hello MoeX,

When was the last time you cleaned your machine with canned air?
Good luck and keep us posted,

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Hello, So this started happening when I was moving the laptop one day (when it was on) the fan suddenly got very loud and the whole laptop was vibrating, it sounded like the fan was touching something while it spins which made the vibrating and loud noise, it sounds exactly like this I fixed it by restarting the laptop (sleep works too, seems like whatever makes the fan stop) but now it randomly happens, the normal noise of the fan has changed and it sometimes gets that loud again as showed in the video and then I have to restart to fix it. I've tried to open the laptop but some screws were too hard and stuck lol so I gave up. and I've cleaned the vents from dust.

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This problem occurred to me recently, as everytime i boot up my computer, the CPU fan makes a very loud noise and i can see the motherboard having a LED blinking orange. It's gone after a restart of the computer. The problem is starting to concern me, help is needed

Answer:CPU fan making loud noise

Quote: Originally Posted by aspry

This problem occurred to me recently, as everytime i boot up my computer, the CPU fan makes a very loud noise and i can see the motherboard having a LED blinking orange. It's gone after a restart of the computer. The problem is starting to concern me, help is needed

What happened to me one is that the CPU fan's mounting came loose and was not stable. Check to see if everything looks secure on it.

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Hi,I have lenovo 3000 y410 laptop.The fan of the laptop makes loud noise due to sudden increase and decrease of its speed.The noise suddenly crescendoes... as if my laptop sings an opera everyday.Only thing being this opera concerns me about my laptop's health.I have recorded the sound. If anyone wants I can send it.There is no way I can attach it here. Someone please tell me the solution of it. Btw, is there anybody else who is facing the same problem with the laptop's fan? 

Answer:Fan makes loud noise.

try to clean your air vent by blowing it with compressed air, and see whether you dislodge any dusts, it is probably dirty now and needs to be cleaned........... also install HWmonitor (a free download off the net) and check your CPU temp....... if got warranty, let the Lenovo service people fix it up for you, if not then it is fairly easy DIY job. 

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Whenever i start up a game, a loud squeeky noise appears for no reason. I think its my video card but im just wondering if its something else. Does anyone know about this problem??

Answer:Weird loud noise????

It could be a fan, when you put more pressure on your graphics card it may well decide to turn up its 'im a little bastard' fan.

They can be quiet loud. They should be torn asunder and replaced with nice Coolermaster or Zalman things.

Frosty cool and quiet.

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I am having SL400 Thinkpad. for the past few days it is acting weirdly. My hard disk is making lot of noise. Initially I thought it is coming from CPU fan. But when I observed ThinkVantage active protection - It is displaying auto repetitive shocks.  This sound is just too loud. I cannot hear anything if I switch on my laptop.  Now, my laptop performance become very slow even though I am having Core2Duo with 4GB RAM. My laptop is one yr old and it's warranty is over in April. OS is Vista.  Appreciate if anyone has suggestions to fix this problem. 

Answer:SL400 - HDD Loud Noise

if it is making lot of loud noise, then it could be a sign of bearing is worn out on the hdd. Try to do a hdd health check through the BIOS menu, and see whether you have any errors on the hdd.
I think Lenovo allows you to extend warranty provided that the day of renewal is within 30 days of the warranty expiration. You should call them up and see if that is possible.
Aftermarket hdd is pretty cheap too, a 500 gig one is around 80 or 90 USD on If you buy the WD and Seagate brand, there is a manufacturer provided copy of the Acronis Trueimage where you can transfer the entire hdd image from the old hdd to the new hdd. 

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I turned on the pc and its making a loud noise... i turned it off and checked the inside if anything was caught in the fan... but nothing... can u tell me what it is?

Answer:PC making loud Noise

Can you give an indication of the type of noise/ area it is coming from?

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Question: Loud Beep Noise

Hello all hoping you can help me first post here btw. I got some RAM for my computer. My computer is relativly new and is takes 2100 (speed of the RAM?) they guy at the store were i bought the RAM said i would be ok with 2700 cause he was out of 2100, i bought 512MB and the motherboard can handle 3gigs so i know i am in the clear there. I unplugged it all grounded myself real quick and installed the new chip, with the old one too. Now when i turn the computer on it just beeps real loud about every 10 seconds and what start up windows or anything, the monitor just says no signal. I checked everything like 6 times now. Plz help me i am pulling out me hair here.

Answer:Loud Beep Noise

Joker4302......Have you been able to remove the "new" ram and boot up with the original ram ?The pc2700 is probably backwards compatible ......however do the other specs match up with the original ram?dl65  

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Question: Loud Revving Noise

I am running Windows XP on a Dell computer that is about 3 years old. Lately, and more frequently, the computer will all of a sudden make noises like a car engine revving up. Sometimes it just lasts a few minutes and sometimes it just gets louder and louder and lasts a long time. I have DSL and thus my computer is always on. I have virus protection and nothing comes up on the scan. When this happens, I normally have nothing going on, except perhaps one Internet Explorer Window open.

Is this a sound of doom and gloom to come? What could be causing this? Should I be concerned?


Answer:Loud Revving Noise

#1. Isolate the cause.
- Open the case and look at the fans particularily. Many systems today can control the speed of the fan and as the system heats up the fans spin faster. Older fans may complain and you'll hear a noise not unlike airplanes flying overhead.

If it's a regular 80 cm or 120 cm fan then a replacement is quick and easy. If it's a chipset or CPU fan, then replacement will require first determining what you need and then where you can find it. Most computer specialists will carry a variety of fans and parts, but make sure to double check your requirements before purchasing. Make sure if you replace your CPU fan/cooler that it will FIT.

Good luck,

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Hello, I've been searching around for a possible solution to this problem, but didn't find anything major dusts trapped within the fan housing.  The noise is especially pronounced when I plug in the AC, not so much when I'm using the battery.  I downloaded fanspeed to monitor my pc's temperature, and found it to exceed 180 degrees F when running memory intensive programs, sometimes staying at around 200 degree F, in short I can feel alot of heat being emittied through the keypad. The noise is annoying and I believe the fan to be the main culprit, however I read somewhere that an AC malfunction is a possibility.  The laptop is at factory settings, although I did uninstall lenovo power management to fix an exisiting problem before.  Does anyone have inputs?

Answer:T60 emitting loud noise from fan

Hello and welcome here. Please try a vacuum cleaner or a can of compressed air and clean your vents. Here youŽll find some very usefull videos for opening your system. YouŽwonŽt void your warranty, if your only open the CRU`S.

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I just got my new XPS 2710 a week ago. All things working perfectly (Windows 8 not too exciting)  except the fan noise. I have no application consuming CPU, memory is low and no network activity still I hear the fan running a bit higher than normal.
Does anyone has seen this or has recommendation before I call support and debug.


Answer:New XPS One 2710 loud fan noise

Hi pkmaster,
The fan could be running at a higher speed due to any Windows background services accessing the processor resources. However, I suggest you to run the hardware diagnostics to check if all the components are working properly and particularly on the Processor and the fan by following the steps provided in the following link:
Please let me know if you need further assistance.

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My new PC build is running smooth. The only problem is that my fans are too loud.

Here is my build.

MOBO:ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Ram:CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model


Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

GPU: Geforce nVidia GTX 670

Power Supply: 650 watts

Answer:Fans noise really loud

Which fan?

You need to open the case and find out which one.

What case do you have?

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This is really troubling to me. I've had this computer for only 2 months and just yesterday, it started to suddenly make loud noises. I was trying to install VOBSUB yesterday and it installed... but the screen was frozen. I couldn't exit out of the window. SO I used task manager and got myself out of it then tried again - but happened again of course. Then all of a sudden there was this deep, loud motorlike noise coming from my computer. My old computer's fans were always loud whenever it was on but this was different.

I turned it on this morning and got the usual loud fan sound... then that deep low noise for maybe 2 minute. I'm really scared about this. What should I do?

Answer:Loud Computer Noise

First, a word of caution...
Any work that you or someone else does to the system may void your warranty- unless you bought it used. You should check with the manufacturer to see what is covered and for how long. Second, we'll need more information about the computer. Edited for spelling

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  i have purchased the laptop last month..  model no-15ayo79tx..i have no heating problem,, but still laptop fan sound is too much noisy...the fan produces a noisy sound when i switched on the laptop.... 

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I hear this off and on. I did not think it came from within my computer at first so thought little of it. But one day my neighbour came over and whilst we were talking we both heard this noise it was like a door banging shut furiously. I thought somebody upstairs or wherever didnt care for the rest of us but my visitor said it was from my computer. But how come, where from, I couldnt for the life of me think what was causing it. Has anyone else experienced such a thing? Liza

Answer:Loud noise from ? computer

Computers normally whine or clatter, sometimes alarms sound for overheat.Load bangs are usually terminal straight away. CD breaking in drive, PSU dying or motherboard blowing.The only thing I can think of is possibly hard drive heads catching on platters.SO I suggest you back up anything important immeditely.

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Sitting there as usual, looking at email, nothing out of the ordinary,

all of a sudden, from nowhere, LOUD whirring noise coming from CPU.

Never heard this before.

Rebooted---it's gone. Maybe this SSs help, I've never really been one to understand performance data. I've left the PC on for a week- usually shut it down nightly. Could it be the temp?

By thinkbrinke at 2010-05-08

By thinkbrinke at 2010-05-08

Answer:Loud whirring noise

Helllo Eknirb,

From looking at your top image from Task Manager, it looks like you had a spike in CPU usage there for a bit. That spike may have cause your built-in motherboard fan controllers to rev up the CPU fan to keep it cooler with the quick increase (spike) usage.

Monitor your CPU temps to make sure that they are not high or spiking on you as well to be safe. 45C as your showing in the last screenshot is ok. If they are high all the time, the CPU fan or heatsink may be loose, or you may need to clean and replace the thermal past on the CPU heatsink.

If the usage is spiking on you randomly, then you can look under the CPU bar in Resource Monitor to help see what is using so much of the CPU.

Hope this helps,

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PC started up fine.

Loaded fine.

All programs loaded exactly as normal.


and I mean loud.

I shut it down, and rebooted. Nothing again.

Whadya say?

Answer:LOUD whirring noise

Sounds like it might be the fan
Download speed fan and check for overheating

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I was just taking apart my desktop and cleaning it up/blowing off the dust using a pressurized air gun (not too pressurized), and now that I have the nuts and screws back on, I plugged it in and the loudest noise began to come from the cooling fan.

It sounds as if theres something hitting the fan as it turns, this only happens on start-up for about 5 seconds as the fan blows at full speed. I did a visual inspection and there was nothing close to the fan, all wires were tucked away. What should I do?

Answer:Loud noise coming from fan

It's possible that when you blew compressed air through the cooling fan, some grit/debris inadvertently got into the fan motor pinion. It should eventually work itself out, but if it's stubborn then try blowing more compressed air. You might also want to check if there's a lubrication port somewhere on it (some of these fans are completely maintenance free, but some can be lubricated).

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Hi guys, I just bought this Lenovo Ideapad 510s 13IKB 80V0.The fan is terribly noisy. It's very noisy at low speed, terribly noisy at high speeds and it is running loudly all the time even when the computer is idle just after start-up!I can't even make a skype call because of the fan noise. This is very fustrating. I have updated the driveres but it didn't improve. Is there a specific drive update which solves this?Some people suggest using a fan control software. I'm afraid this will damage or reduce the lifetime of some components. Can it affect the warranty? Please help me, thank you very much! 

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I just got my x201 for several days. The fan's noise seems unbearable. Especially in the late night, It was running all the time, even if I didn't run anything. I ran the power setting and set the fan to reduce noise. But it doesn't seem to work.. Any other one has the same problem?

Answer:x201's fan noise is too loud

hi, i own also a x201 and it's not the fan, which makes the noise, it's the 7200 rpm harddisk!! I replaced it with a ssd, and now the x201 is very quiet :-) cheers, zep

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Hi, when I bought my PC two years ago, it was silent, it barely made any noise. However, I later made a huge mistake. I opened the case to clean the inside of the computer with an air compressor, but while I was cleaning the fans I wasn't holding them so the air compressor made them spin faster than normal. Following that, every time I boot my PC now, it makes a loud noise and also the PC makes a lot of noise in general. A lot more than when I bought it, to a point where sleeping next to it when it is turned on is a hard thing to do. Now, I'm wondering if that mistake is the cause of the noise. When I look at the fans, they don't seem to be damaged at all. I have 3 fans: The case fan, the graphics card fan and the power supply fan. My PC is cleaned regularly so I know it's not dust or anything that's causing the problem.

Here's some interesting info: It only makes noise when it's booting after the computer has been turned off for more than 30 minutes. If it's less than that, it doesn't make the loud noise. I have no idea why. Also, about 3% of the time, the desktop doesn't get to fully load because the computer freezes. It's a problem that started at the same time the noise started. If it is indeed one or multiple fans that are broken, how can I know which one(s) is?

I made a video of when I'm booting the computer so you can hear and see what is happening.

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Answer:My PC is making a loud noise

You didn't tell us the brand and model of the computer.
Using an air compressor is very bad, because you risk the damage of static electricity that is generated in amazing amounts. Next time, us canned air designed for use in cleaning computers.
Replace the CPU fan, us buy a new CPU cleaning kit, and any fans that blow air to the outside, and replace the power supply with one of decent quality. Clean the dust of fan blades and computer walls with a soft rag soaked in denatured alcohol. Get some nylon or plastic ties to hold the cables together and away from any fans. Tie down SATA and EIDE cables so they cannot block air or rattle. Make sure all air flow passages are free and allow full movement of cooling air. All these will likely return your computer to normal. You could also buy "silent" cooling fans for very little money which would reduce your noise even more..
Use canned air to get

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Question: loud static noise!

My computer is constantly making a loud static/rushing/electronic interference noise, all the time apart from when I play a CD using the Windows CD player - but if I try and play a CD using Windows Media Player I still get the noise, and the CD volume is so quiet you cannot hear it over the interference!

Any suggestions? I have a USB broadband modem and the problem started shortly after I installed this. I only have integral sound that came with the motherboard, I don't have a soundcard.

Any help welcome!

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hi i have this desltop
which gives loud noise all the time form the CPU
can anyone tell what willl be the cause of it
thanks in advance

Answer:loud noise all the time

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Hope some one can help.  My son's dell is only a year old.  Yesterday when he turned it on, it made a sound like a plane taking off....really loud!  he turned off the plug.  Next time we tried it same it going to explode?  Help!

Answer:loud noise on startup

What model? Have you taken off the cover to look inside? Has it been moved recently? Sometimes a wire can get caught rubbing in one of the fan blades.Or it could be taking off.Let us know what you find.

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Question: Loud buzzing noise


I have a year-old Lenovo G500 laptop, and recently it started doing this loud, buzzing sound quite often, even when there's only one program opened. I checked CPU and disk usage the first few times it happened, but they're fairly low. I'm not really tech-savvy, so I'm not exactly sure if the sound is coming from a fan or is it HDD. I do know for sure that the fan isn't dusty, when I brought it to a tech shop they told me there's no need for a cleaning. I'm sorry if the question is stupid, but the frequent loud sound makes me worried and I can't be sure if it's just laptop's normal sound or not. Any help appreciated.

Answer:Loud buzzing noise

Can be coming from a fan, be first thought even if not dirty can be going bad, something is loose and rubbing on it, also can be power supply which also have fans and or the hard drive. Know which side hard drive is on on laptop. This is not coming from the speakers ? How is it when it is plugged in, does this only happen on a battery ?

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Once in a while, my XP loads up without sound.
Most often, I do have sound.
But, when it loads with sound I get a loud banging noise - sometimes one sometimes two, then everytjhing is OK.
Would I ever be able to get it loading without the banging noise(s)?
Much obliged!

Answer:Loud noise, once or twice at start-up.

Obviously, there is a problem. I have no idea what the "banging noise" could be. "Banging" would seem to indicate something is loose and bouncing around in the case.

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Well a lenovo, used for a year and a buzzing loud crackling fan noise problem... Aren't we surprised!!!Useless to ask for a BIOS update for a essential product, they didn't care to give one for a thinkpad. Here's the problem though...The laptop makes a buzzing fan noise. That is not a fan running at full speed. This noise is more like a buzz of a large fluoroscent tube. And will stop, well, if you tap it, knock it, or use your acquired accupressure massage tricks for the revered Lenovo products. Problem is it will reappear after a few minutes or seconds depending on your luck. Lenovo don't seem to provide any off shelf fans at least in India for the product. Even the cpu temp seem to be rising. It has touched 70C for i53210m.(room temp at 26C, load 100% for arnd 30 sec, avg load 6%)My question is with the temperature on the higher side, and the fact that I cannot feel much air from the fan, how do I know the gurgarating buzzing loud fan is actually working or needs to be changed?

Answer:G580 loud fan noise

It might just need a cleaning.  Here's your Hardware Maintenance Manual .  That should show you how to gain access to it.

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There is a loud and griding kind of noise while i use my laptop.It is so annoying and it keeps on vibrating the laptop too.My laptop model number is HP ENVY M6 1215TX .I have been using it for the past 3 years now and there has been no heating issues or fan issues.Please tell me what to do.Should i get the fan  replaced or laptop serviced?And around what will it cost me if i go for the replacement of the fan? (My laptop is not covered in warranty)

Answer:Loud fan noise and vibration

Well the problem is unquestionably the fan. The replacement process is shown on p. 73 of the Manual here: Manual Where do you live (country)? I ask because I am not familiar with what service technicians charge for this kind of work in every country. In the US I can tell you the part would be maybe $15-20US and the labor would be $80-150. If you have some skills at following a manual and maybe a video it is something you can do yourself. We are happy to help as much as possible. 

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Question: Realtek loud noise


I have Realtek Microphone in Recording settings of sound and Realtek Digital Output in Playback.

I did not make any updates for my Windows 10 64-bit for last few weeks or changes in settings, and this problem stats when I start my computer today.

I tried to use Skype, but it turned out that my microphone stopped working, my voice is not heard. Then I tried to record voice with sound forge and same here, it should be noted that I do not get just an empty track with zero sound, record just does not happen. It is different things. But most horrible thing I got now is a very loud noise which almost hurts your ears. Noise occurs if I'm trying record something, answer to the skype, and also I got some low clicking sound of very loud short sound each time I'm trying to on video or audio, or switch it with timeline.

I've updated all drivers in Device Manager:

Microphone (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Realtek Digital Output (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Stereo Mix (Realtek High Definition Audio)

and it says the best driver software for your device is already installed.

So I have no idea what to do. Can't get if it is system problem or something wrong with hardware.

Answer:Realtek loud noise

Do you have "digital" speakers or just the standard computer speakers? I suspect just standard speakers (using the Green speaker connection) so "Speakers" should be set as the default playback device. In the recording settings, either the microphone or better yet "Stereo Mix" should be set as default Recording device.

Get the settings properly set and then see what happens.

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My laptop - just over a year old now - began making this noise. I of course assume it is the fan or hard drive. I'm glad I did backup for recovery and drivers...but what steps should I take? Any suggestions are appreciated.

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