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Satellite U400 - loud noise coming from cooling modules

Question: Satellite U400 - loud noise coming from cooling modules

Hi,

have bought few month's ago Toshiba Satellite U400 and everything was perfect and i just bought it because i do not like sounds.
When i surf on the net i like it to be quite, but these last 5 days it has started to sound.

Toshiba U400 works and it takes out to much "Air" from the side and just sound all the time, even if i open IE or MSN or anything, and before it just did sometime but now it does often.

Please help me because this is very annoying and it sounds to much, and i do not like it, why has this start to happend now and not before? and what can i do about it?

thnx.

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Answer: Satellite U400 - loud noise coming from cooling modules

Hi

What you can do?
Well, first of all you have to ensure that your cooling modules holes are free of dust.
I recommend using the compressed air spray in order to remove the dust from cooling grilles and fans.
In most cases the dust prevents the air circulation which causes a higher temperature and therefore fans would rotate faster.

Secondly you could change the power saver settings to ?more battery like?.
If you are using Win XP then you should check the Toshiba Power Saver.
There you could set the CPU processing speed and cooling performance to a lower level

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Hello,

5 days ago, i bought a Toshiba Satellite mainly to play to World of Warcraft and do some usual tasks.
The seller told me this computer was ok to install the game on and that it would be more than ok to support it.

As he said, playing on my new Satellite is a real pleasure, the game doesn't lag at all and the graphisms are wonderful.... but the big problem is the ventilation that works loudly...all the time...and the computer gets hot very fast....

Then i brought back my computer to the seller who said such noise was normal and nothing could be done against that.

I worry about this, this ventilation works abnormally, i have never heard such a big noise on my other portable computers and it makes me think this computer won't last long...

Is there any solution to solve this problem ? Maybe i can change the ventilation for another silenter one ? For sure the seller won't help me ....

Thanks a lot for your answers

Answer:Satellite L505-10N - loud cooling modules while gaming

Hi

May I ask you what do you expect playing a game?
Should the notebook be quite like using an office application or like browsing in the internet?

Listed dude? the notebook?s parts like CPU or GPU run with full performance while gaming. This means that the heat dissipation is very high.
This means that cooling modules have to run at max and also the temperature would increase to a higher level.

Did you notice how loud cooling modules of desktop PCs are?
The notebook noise is nothing in comparison to desktop PC!

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Hello,

Recently my laptop cooling fan started running continously with a loud noise. When the screen is idle it stops for few sec and starts again. I have changed the power options to balanced in control panel but it didnt work. Even the BIOS is the latest one. Refering to discussion forums I have changed to 'selective start up' thru 'msconfig' but nothing worked.

It is 8 months old. The noise is very disturbing. Can anyone please help me in this regard?

Many Thanks
Sammy

Answer:Re: Satellite C660 - Cooling fan runs with a loud noise

Hi buddy,

> Refering to discussion forums I have changed to 'selective start up' thru 'msconfig'
I never heard about something like this?

Have you already tested it with battery optimized cooling method? Balanced power profile uses also maximum performance for cooling so you have to edit the power profile and choose battery optimized cooling for every power profile on battery and AC adapter. An information about all power plan options you can find here:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD84026Q0000R01.htm

You wrote that your notebook is already 8 months old. Did you clean it in the past?

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Hi everibody!

I'm searching for Toshiba Common Modules for Windows XP for Satellite U400-218 PSU44E. Spent a lot of time without results.
While searching, came across thread 55356.

In his post (July 31, 2010) *Xardas* gave the installation order for Windows XP, and one of the items in the list was "TOSHIBA Common Modules".
This makes me think that anybody (at least, *Xardas* ) can point to the prorper source to download the desired file or, if it is already impossible, directly email this file to me.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Need Common modules for Satellite U400 with Win XP

Checked the Toshiba driver section on the European driver page and Common Modules are not available there for any of the U400 series.

Question; Why you need this tool?

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From the most trusted software about INFORMATION in my pc/laptop it seem that Toshiba u400 can handle DDR3 as well as DDR2, see the picture >>
[http://i48.tinypic.com/2hg4u9l.jpg]

just want to know if someone use DDR3 in toshiba u400 , because as i see it seem to work?..

Answer:DDR2 & DDR3 RAM modules on Satellite U400

What you see is info given by third part software.
The question is: are these upgrade info relevant and can you trust them?

In my opinion you should follow upgrade instructions given by manufacturer.
Which U400 do you have exactly?

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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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Do fans go bad? Is there a fix for this or do I just need to get a new fan?
 

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Answer:Obnoxiously loud fan noise coming from motherboard

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It lasts anywhere from about 10 seconds to 5 minutes. It sometimes happens when I'm not using the computer, or even when the computer is turned off. It stops when it's unplugged, but someone advised me not to unplug it in case there's a problem with the battery.
 

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Hi

my laptop is having some problems "breathing".
The fan is constantly loud even when i'm practically not using it, plus it turns off itself after about an hour when I really start working seriously with 3d modeling or play challenging games...

I was wondering if I could lose warranty if I clean it myself and if there is somewhere on this site or the web instruction on how to do it?

Help please!

Answer:How to clean the Satellite L cooling modules?

Hi

You will not lose the warranty if you would not disassemble the notebook.
You can clean the cooling ventilators using a compressed air spray.
This helps to remove dust from the fans.

Here is also an useful Toshiba document which I found here in the forum:
http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=40

Greets

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How can I clean the overheated blower? I can't open my notebook (Satellite A30) on the back because a screw is damaged; is there a alternative?


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Answer:How to clean the Satellite A30 cooling modules

You could use a compressed air spray to clean the cooling ventilators.
Such air spray can be purchased from most notebook and computer dealers.

Then you could try to blow through the cooling grilles to get rid of dust and debris.
Mostly this simply procedure helps!

If the notebook will still overheat, contact an notebook technician for a further help.

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got an over heating issue. Read on another thread about taking it apart and cleaning it solved the problem.

I attempted to dismantle the laptop, but found it wouldn't come off as it was still held in place.

Can anyone give me a step by step guide to accessing the fans / CPU / motherboard

Many thanks

Chris

Answer:Satellite P30: How to clean the fan and cooling modules

Hi Chris,

The instructions in the following link should help you :)

http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/ToshibaP30/SatelliteP30_disassemble_laptop_1.htm

regards,

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Things I've tried:
1. Updating the soundcard drivers.
2. Disabling the soundcard.
3. Making sure there were no loose connections in my case.
4. Cleaned out my case.

Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Loud, Constant Static noise coming out of headphones

Bad headphones
poorly grounded motherboard.
Wall outlet poorly grounded.
 

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OS: XP, Whenever my hardrive busy light comes on a loud cracking noise comes from the base unit. I have checked my CPU usage history and the crackling happens when i am over 80%, this happend before and the problem was AMD chip was aulty or something a rather, i have PC world peace of mind insurance and before i phoned them i thought maybe one of you guys could help. Has any one got any idea of why this is happening or how to stop it.Thanks in advance Bally

Answer:Loud crackling noise coming from base unit.......

of a faulty hard drive, but you say it's happened before, and on that occasion it was a faulty CPU? Who diagnosed the fault on that occasion, and what was done to rectify it - I would assume that the CPU was replaced, is that so?

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I just got myself Aspire E-14. I realized that every time during start up, loud noise can be heard from the upper left side of the keyboard.  1. What is the hardware at the upper left side of the keyboard? 2. Will the noise do any harm to the laptop? 3. Is it fixable? 4. Is there anyone here have the same problem?

Answer:loud noise coming from upper left keyboard during ...

1. Usually, that is the sound of the fan, as the other compoments usually are quiet.2. If it is doing that sound ONLY during startup/shutdown, or is quiet while the computer is idle, it should be fine. If you hear clacky sounds, then you should try to open the computer and clean the part. Also, overheating can be possible, but that's only if airflow is blocking the fan. Highly unlikely the fan is broken usually...3. Depends if the computer is made that way, and what is hitting the fan(possibly).4.I used to have that problem, but it was just overheating because the fan was blocked, so air could not cool the computer. 





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I just got myself Aspire E-14. I realized that every time during start up, loud noise can be heard from the upper left side of the keyboard.  1. What is the hardware at the upper left side of the keyboard? 2. Will the noise do any harm to the laptop? 3. Is it fixable? 4. Is there anyone here have the same problem?

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Hi Guys!
I have had this problem for a while now, and I thought that one of you guys here can help me out!

The problem:
After starting the computer I get a loud noise when I am pressing the shift, ctrl, windows or alt key. If I press 2 of those keys at the same time, the noise disappear.
The noise only comes when I press one of those keys, and stop when I let go of that key.

I have an Acer Aspire One with XP by the way...

I have never seen or heard of this kind of problem, so I am greatfull for any help you may provide!

Answer:[SOLVED] Loud noise coming when pressin keybord!

What kind of noise do you hear?

Is it like a system beep, grinding noise, fan spinning noise etc?

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you should get it replaced, call: 1-800-426-7378 it is available 24/7

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I have to change procesor cooling fan in P105 laptop.
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Answer:What cooling modules are comaptible with Satellite P105-S9312

Hi

I know that the Satellite P100 is very similar to the P105 and therefore the same cooling module should be compatible.

But generally you should always use the same cooling modules! So contact the ASP in your country and ask for such spare part.

Bye

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Hi guys

I cant find them online i need pics and instructions for my specific model the A200 to pull it apart and clean the heat sink??? Not on google nothing simular enough for it to be helpful to me..

Also whats the advantage to upgrading to aloy heat sink with fans???

Where do you get them from and what do hey cost??

Cheers

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Answer:Re: Satellite A200 - Need instructions & pictures to clean the cooling modules

Hi!

Such technical manuals that you mean are not for public you will not find one. As far as I know they only available for authorized service providers.

But for cleaning a notebook you don?t need a technicial manual. You can use compressed air spray because then you must not disassemble the notebook. Blow gently and shortly the air trough the holes of the case of the machine where the air flow trough. This could remove the dust from the cooling ventilators.
I clean my notebook every 3 months and I never had problems with it.

Furthermore this Toshiba document could be useful for you:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD7A01ZZ000AR01.htm

Bye

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Hi there,

my Satellite U400 15G is overheating (CPU up to 70? Celsius). Neiter in Google, nor in the Manual I can find a declaration, how to open and change the cooling module. (I only try to change at my own, because garranty is already gone)

Does somebody knows how to open the laptop/portable and how to change the cooling module?


thanks in advance

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Answer:Satellite U400-15G - overheating- how to change cooling module?

Try this location:www.irisvista.com

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Hi,

for two days I have possessed new laptop Toshiba L830. System Windows 7, 64 bit - RAM 4GB. Ventilator is loud. It gives sounds. What can I make, in order to get rid this sound ?

There is no dust in new laptop and I work in house. The sounds of ventilator irritate me. Processor does not be burden. Will adding 4 GB of memory of RAM settle matter ? The laptop has to be low, the additional meringues of "hums".
How can I this repair? Do I have to send to service? Exchange of arrangement of cooling?

I ask about advice.

Answer:Loud cooling fan on Satellite Pro L830

I don't think that adding RAM would change anything. If i were You I woud check processor teperature and fan speed. Did fan sounds same before adding ram? Call technical support if laptop has warranty.

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Hello,

since a few days the cooling unit of my A80-154 laptop is very loud from time to time.
It's a buzzing sound, which, well, does not sound as a cooler should sound.

It mostly happens when I switch on my computer.
My computer is roughly 2 years old.

Is there anybody who has the same problem? Or even somebody who can tell me how to fix this?

Best regards,

Matthias Mentschel

Answer:Satellite A80-154 - Cooling module very loud

Hi

In my opinion there are two possible reasons why buzzing sound is coming from the cooling module.

1) the cooling module is clogged and the dust and debris prevent the fans from courtly running
2) the cooling module malfunctions and must be replaced

Well, in both cases the notebook must be disassembled to check what?s exactly wrong.
I see you are newbie and I would not recommend opening the notebook by yourself.

Ask a notebook technician for the help to avoid further notebook damages!!

Good luck

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I bought a brand new Satellite U940 two months ago.

Over the past week, the fan has started to be very loud most of the time.
It might turn off for a minute, but in general it is loud. Also it can make a scraping noise at times.

According to my Toshiba Health Monitor, the CPU temperature is about 50%.
I am assuming that this is high and that is why the fan is running.

However this laptop is new - so I am not sure why the fan is loud AND why the CPU temperature is high.
I am concerned that this will cause long-term problems to a laptop that I have only had for a short period.

What can be done and how concerned should I be?

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Answer:Satellite U940 - loud cooling fan

At first I must say that there is no reason for panic. Cooling system is optimized for certain hardware platform so hardware will be cooled down properly.

I don?t know how do you use your notebook but if you use it for everyday activities like office, internet or chat use it with balanced power plan and also change settings in certain power plan for cooling method. Set it to battery optimized option. It should reduce cooling fan activity.

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Hi,

I have an Satellite A80-127, its been 1.5 years.. now. I have this cooling fan making a lot of noise.. as if the rotor bearing is gone. Did neone else face a similar issue? or is it normal to have this loud turbine like sound..
thanks
karthik

Answer:Satellite A80-127: Cooling fan sound is loud

Did this loud sound appear from the beginning??
If not so maybe it?s a something wrong with the cooling module, for example: ball bearing.
It?s not impossible that the cooling fans malfunctions? maybe it must be replaced?.

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Hi there and Happy New 2009,

I have bought Toshiba Satellite Pro U400-13O a week ago and found out that the built-in microphone have a lot of noises when I have conversation through Skype for example.

I tried to change the driver but the problem still exist.

What shuld S do? Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your support

Ciki

BTW: I`m under Vista

Answer:Microphone have a lot of noise on Satellite Pro U400-13O

Hi!

In your case I would check the settings in the control panel => sounds and audio devices
Maybe there is a wrong configuration or other.

Bye

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Service Station proposed to update the BIOS. 1.00 to 1.30. After updating the cooling system is 90% all the times. Load default settings BIOS do not change.

Backup BIOS not. Is it possible to download BIOS 1.00 or solve this problem??

Answer:Satellite C50-A-K9K - after BIOS update cooling fan is very loud

The BIOS downgrade is not possible because you don?t have the early BIOS version and even if you would get the BIOS 1.0 version, the BIOS update procedure would not be possible because newer version is already flashed.

But I would recommend you to set cooling method in the Windows power management to optimizing or better battery life

+Control Panel --> Power Options --> Change plan settings --> Change advanced power settings --> TOSHIBA Power Saver Settings --> Cooling Method+

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Hi,

I have a month old Satellite U945-S4390 and I have started experiencing this problem after upgrading to Windows 8.1 a few days ago.

I've reverted back to windows 8 and the fan has returned to being quiet.
When I re-installed windows 8.1the fan has once again started being loud.

I'm convinced this is a Windows 8.1 issue (at least for me).

Anyone else experiencing this issue? Any suggested solution?

Answer:Satellite U940 - loud cooling fan after Windows 8.1 update

>I've reverted back to windows 8 and the fan has returned to being quiet.
>When I re-installed windows 8.1the fan has once again started being loud.

After Win 8.1 update you should install all the drivers and Toshiba Utilities like Toshiba system driver in the right order.
The Toshiba driver page provides the installation instruction for all Win 8.1supported models.
The installation of such drivers is very important regarding the good notebook functionality

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Hey,

My fan gets louder by the day, and I think this is because there is a lot of dust inside my fan.
I have my laptop for about a year now, and live in an old house (= a lot of dust), so I was wondering: is there a tutorial somewhere on how to open it?

I can't find anything on this site, and on google neither.
The closest thing I found was this http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2006/02/04/toshiba-laptop-disassembly-manuals/, but unfortunately, it does not cover my laptop :(.

So I was wondering, does anyone have a tutorial on how to do this?
Or some experience themselves with it? I am mostly wondering whether I only have to take off the bottom, or the keyboard too?

Oh, and a last question: how about my warranty? If I open my laptop, do I loose it?

Answer:Satellite A200-1TW: loud cooling module due to the dust

Hi

> Oh, and a last question: how about my warranty? If I open my laptop, do I loose it?
This is the most important reason why you should not disassemble your notebook!!!
Firstly you will lose the warranty? secondly you could damage other parts!

I?ve got other suggestion; why you don?t clean the ventilators using a compressed air spray?
There are different compressed air sprays designed especially for such procedures!
This will help you to remove dust and debris from the cooling modules?

I cleaned my fans many times using a compressed air? this helped a lot of time?

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Hi

I tried turning my laptop on and the screen is just blank, the battery is fine all the LEDs come on but it doesnt start up. It beeps every 2-4 minutes.

Can some help or advise please

Answer:Satellite U400 - Screen is blank and gives a beeping noise

Hey,

Generally speaking such beeping codes mean that a hardware malfunction was detected so have you changed something on hardware configuration?

If you have installed two RAM modules you should test it with single module only. Sometimes it happen that RAM modules are defective so try it with one module only. Maybe it helps :)

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Hi,

I got Satellite Pro U400-247 and got a problem with the sound.

Whenever I plugg in the ac adapter (external power) there's some kind of buzzing static noise when I use the audio out (earphones).

Does any one have a solution for this issue?

Thanks
Marcus

Answer:Satellite Pro U400-247 - Static noise when Ac adapter is plugged in

Hi

I assume this does not happed running the notebook on battery power only. Right?

I think this issue is released to a grounding issue.
I have read it different forums about this kind of issue.
Usually a usage of 3 cord power cable should help you to get rid of this noise.

In your case I would recommend asking for 3 cord power cable (maybe you would need another AC adaptor which supports 3 cord power cables) from an Toshiba authorized service provider.

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Hi.

I'v just bought a toshiba u400-15.
It seems to have a problem in a key of the touchpad.

After pushing the left key, it makes a sort of "click" when it goes up.
The right key doesn't make this sound. Is it normal?

Thank you.

Bye. Valerio

Answer:Satellite U400-15h - touchpad key makes a click noise

Hi

It looks like a mechanical touchpad button issue.
I think in your case only a touchpad button replacement would be a real option ?

What do you think about this opinion?

I think the ASP help is needed and therefore you should contact the ASP in your country for a touchpad test?

But is this issue really so annoying? I mean the technician would replace this but you will have to send the notebook and should wait a time until this issue could be fixed.

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Hi,

We have received 5 x Satellite Pro U400-11V notebooks which are great, with one exception:

When booted (happens on all of them) with a VGA display monitor plugged in, a sharp beeping noise is played from what sounds like the system speaker. It occurs just before the first windows boot screen.

Once the windows login screen is displayed a monitor can be connected with no problem & works fine.

What can I check? I have had a look around but not found any leads thus far, hence this post.

Thanks,
-A

Answer:Satellite Pro U400-11V - Sharp noise when boot with display plugged in

Checked one of your Satellite Pro with another monitor model? And where does this sound come from exactly, sure it is the notebook?
Had this once, but was not a beeping sound a guess, and this appeared when monitor did not get a signal.

After booting up, and Windows log in screen was showing, monitor worked fine.

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Hello,

I just purchased the Toshiba Satellite Z830 - 10J and am very surprised by the loud fan noise!

I read on other forums that the noise might be louder depending on the device or that a BIOS update might help slowing down the fan activity when the laptop is running idle. Does someone know if there is a remedy to the fan noise?

For me it is really impossible to work with such an ongoing noise!!!

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Loud Fan noise on Satellite Z830-10J

At the moment don?t think about BIOS update.
What you should try at first is to change ?Cooling method settings?.

Open power profile that you use (probably Balanced) > Advanced power options > Toshiba Power Saver Settings > Cooling Method and change both options to ?Battery Optimized?.

It should reduce cooling fan activity.

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Repost of question with link to problem, not mine but same noise.
Question is this normal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dFN1kbDKXQ

thanks for replies

des

Answer:Loud HDD noise on Satellite C670

It sounds really bad. In my opinion you should contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help. They can check it and, if necessary, exchange the HDD.

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Hi,
I have a strange thing going on with my fan, she keeps making a loud noise despite the laptop is cool.

What is even stranger is when i play a game, the laptop become hotter of course and the fan start turning with high speed but with a normal noise, it almost disappears after 15min gaming or so..
and when i close the game the laptop starts to cool down and the fan starts to be loud.
btw, i opened the laptop, and i cleaned the every component, i disassembled the fan and cleaned it, it wasn't that dirty since the laptop is almost two years old, but i didn't renew the thermal paste in the cpu or the graphic card. but i dont think that matters since the laptop is cool when the fan is being noisy.

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I have a new Satellite Radius laptop it is about 3 weeks old. the laptop fan nosie has become very loud and sounds like - pretty loud - bee in flight. Can anything be done, iits so loud that the laptop is almost unusable. Is this a common Toshiba issue, I did not notice the noise until today, I think it has suddenly become very loud

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Hi ,

I have a strange thing going on with the fan, it makes a loud noise when the laptop is at cool temperature.

Other strange thing is when i open a demanding app like games, the laptop starts to be hotter of course and the fan became to her normal sound. when i close the game, the laptop gets cooler and the noise of the fan cameback.
i opened the laptop and i cleaned the components, such as the fan, and nothing has changed.
since the temperature is low i dont think i have to change the thermal paste in the cpu and the gpu.

tldr; loud strange noise of fan when laptop is cool, and a normal sound while opening a demanding app.

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I bought L555-12V at MediaMarkt two days ago. The fan noise is terribly loud.
The fan turns at 70-80% with a CPU load of just 2 or 3 % when just surfing with firefox and no other open programs.

It sounds like a hair-drier. It's so loud you can't stand to be near the laptop for more than 10 minutes. This makes it impossible to work with.

I have tried everything. Uninstalled unnecessary software, altered the Windows power profiles, changed the Toshiba Power Saver settings; on ?maximum performance? the fan never turns off and on ?battery optimized? the fan is off for a minute then on at an incredibly loud 80% for a minute and so on. On/Off.

Is anyone else having these problems with fan noise?

Is this the same problem that A500 owners had with the BIOS 1.20 on their machines?


Will there be a BIOS update for the L555-12V like there was for the A500?
This cured their fan noise fault. At present there is no new BIOS posted on the support page.

If not I will have to take the laptop back for a refund. I would find that a shame as the laptop seems otherwise fine. However this machine is unusable for any length of time in it's current state.

Answer:Loud fan noise on Satellite L555-12V

> changed the Toshiba Power Saver settings; on ?maximum performance? the fan never turns off and on ?battery optimized? the fan is off for a minute then on at an incredibly loud 80% for a minute and so on. On/Off.

maximum performance means that the cooling modules would run with full power. This means that the fan will run always!

battery optimized means that the cooling fans will start to rotate only if the temperature would reach an certain level? therefore the cooling modules goes off if the temperature would decreases and would start again if the temperature level would increase?

> Will there be a BIOS update for the L555-12V like there was for the A500?
Who knows? I have checked the Toshiba European driver page and didn?t find an BIOS update for L555-12V (PSLWSE) series? I found a BIOS only for PSLW8E series?

However, I think you should wait a little bit and should check the driver page in the next time? maybe new BIOS would be available?

Greets

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hi everybody...
i've got a satellite m30-344... it's 1 1/2 year old... and now i got a problem with my cpu fan... it's making horrible noise... and the air flow isn't proper...

i'm searching a way to clean my fan... i removed the keyboard and i also took a closer look at the bottom... but couldn't find any access to the cpu fan...

may anybody make a suggestion how to clean the cpu fan of my notebook???

thx
ascorbin


Message was edited by: ascorbin

Answer:Satellite M30-344-CPU cooling fan noise

Hello

In my opinion it is a very bad idea to open the notebook on your own. Like you know the notebooks are very sensible units and if you have no experience you should not do this. I assume that the warranty is valid for two years and opening the notebook you can cancel your warranty.

I am sorry but I don?t see any way to clean up the unit without disassembling because at the bottom side there is no cooling vent and air grilles. On some Toshiba notebook the cooling vent is visible and the cleaning procedure is much easier.
Before you do something wrong contact service partner in your country. It is also possible that there is some problem with CPU fan and it can be exchanged.

Bye


Message was edited by: Barrie

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Hello

Today I was playing my games, as usual until my laptop starting making very, very loud buzzing noises. I instantly turned off the laptop. Left if for a bit and turned back on. Again, extremely loud noises. I'm scared to turn it back on now. Im thinking it's the fan as that is where the noise is coming from but I can't be sure.

Any advice on what to do? Any one else had this problem?

Thanks
Frozensin

Answer:My Satellite C855 is making very loud noise

On this virtual way we cannot say for sure what the problem is but I can imagine that cooling fan is responsible for this.
From the first moment when you switch your notebook ON cooling fan is active so I would like to know if you can hear this noise from the first second after start-up.

Is there some other kind of vibration?

Of course it is also interesting to know if your notebook has valid warranty or not. If yes I strongly recommend you to contact nearest Toshiba service provider, explain the situation and ask for help.
They can order and exchange cooling vent.

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Hi there!

I helped my neighbour to find a new laptop, and the whole setup and startup.

We ordered a C670-11Q and it works really well, theres just one annoyance.
The disc makes some loud clicking noises, not like a dying or working disc. It's the same sound as when you turn of a disc, just much louder. I guess it's the "disc reading arm" that goes into it's safe position.

I don't know if this laptop has a shock sensor to do this? The laptop was sitting flat on the table, and there where NO vibrations while it's doing it. There are no clicks while under load, but they occur randomly while idling or normal surfing/writing.

I also checked power saving options and disabled them to turn of the disc, no help.
This also seemed weird, because the clicks often occur several times in a row. But it definitely does it more when running on battery.

I'm running the newest BIOS and drivers from the support area (as of yesterday).
The disc is set to performance mode, i didn't test battery saving - should i?

And no, the disc hasen't taken any beating. I was the first person to turn it on.

The drive is from Hitachi, i ran their analysis - no errors.

Any help is greatly appreciated :o)

Answer:Satellite C670-11Q loud clicking noise from HDD

> The disc makes some loud clicking noises, not like a dying or working disc. It's the same sound as when you turn of a disc, just much louder. I guess it's the "disc reading arm" that goes into it's safe position.

One of my notebook?s HDD makes such noise too.

I?m not exactly sure why but I think also that this is the disks head which moves into save position.

However, I think that this is not really a malfunction since the notebook runs pretty well and I didn?t notice any problems with the HDD or the files? but I created a backup of my files? just to be safe ? you know?
I think you should backup the date just to be safe?

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I have a A30-714 and due to the high temperature of the notebook the cooling ventilator is on 90% of the time. It is very noisy. It is also energy consuming when working with batteries. Anyone has a suggestion about the possible problem and solution?

Thanks

Answer:Satellite A30-714 cooling ventilator noise

Hi Fernando,

From your description I would suspect that there is some malware running on your A30 which is causing the CPU to process at a higher rate than normal, hence the high fan activity and the short battery life.

I suggest you scan your A30 for spyware/viruses/malware etc. using a utility such as ADAWARE and SPYBOT (both are freeware and can be downloaded if you don't already have them installed).

I would also suggest that you start Task Manager and check exactly what percentage your CPU is actually using and what services/applications are actually running.


regards,

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Hello,

yesterday I have buy the Satellite P200-1ft.

The problem: the second harddisk is very loud.
I never heard a notebook that is so loud like this thing, it's never normal.

Can I send the harddisk to toshiba or must I send the complete Notebook to reclame the harddisk?

Answer:Satellite P200-1ft: second harddisk makes a loud noise

Hi Uli

You cannot send only a notebook part to the Toshiba authorized service provider.
If you think something is wrong with the HDD then you have to contact the ASP in your country and the guys should be able to help you.

But note; if the HDD is loud then this doesn?t mean that there is a hardware malfunction.
My HDD clicks and makes some noises since 3 years but it runs well, without any troubles?

Greetings mate

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Hello, My name is Maria and I am from Moscow.


I have purchased this laptop (Toshiba Satelite L 670-15) on 16th of december 2010 and from the very beginning I had problems with it. Before I managed to install any programs, it said to me: " There isn't enough memory", I couldn't install important updates and software was working very slow. I took it to the service center RSS and by warranty they changed a harddrive there and reinstalled Windows.

Later, approximately in a month, my laptop began to get hot, very bad, like iron and to turn off. My friend cleaned and blew the laptop with a canned air. First three weeks it worked good, then the problem repeated. Before the end of my warranty period left not so many time and I took it to the service center again.

They took my laptop and said: "Your laptop is getting hot, it needs to be cleaned, it is not warranty fixing and it will cost 1750 rubles (about 54 dollars). Is it normal? Why at least on the warranty period you can not offer me a free fixing? In the service center I was told, that there was no any other problems, except of dust, but I'm always using my laptop at home, it's very clean here and no dust, I use the laptop, according to user's manual and I don't understand how in such a short period of time it's getting so dirty, that I can not work on it!

I need this laptop for my work, but service center took my laptop for more, than 2 weeks, though I refused from paid fixing. After that I sen... Read more

Answer:Satellite L670-15 - Overheating and loud fan noise causing crash?

>They took my laptop and said: "Your laptop is getting hot, it needs to be cleaned, it is not warranty fixing and it will cost 1750 rubles (about 54 dollars). Is it normal?

I?m afraid the ASP is right and this is not warranty case?

> I was told, that there was no any other problems, except of dust, but I'm always using my laptop at home, it's very clean here and no dust, I use the laptop, according to user's manual and I don't understand how in such a short period of time it's getting so dirty, that I can not work on it!

It?s nothing unusual that notebook?s cooling fans needs to be cleaned from time to time. I do that with my two different notebooks from different manufacturers.
I use my notebook at home, the other while traveling and both needs to be cleaned. I use a simple compressed air spray to get the dust removed.
This is good enough to keep the cooling modules clean.

Here is a nice and useful document from Toshiba knowledge base:
+How to clean the cooling system of a Toshiba notebook+
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD7A01ZZ000AR01.htm

But if cleaning the cooling modules does not help, I would recommend changing the settings in power management of the Win 7.
Go to:
Changes in Operating System:
Control Panel --> Power Options --> Change plan settings --> Change advanced power settings --> TOSHIBA Power Saver Settings --> Cooling Method

Here try the setting: Max performance.

Furthermore go to TOSHIBA HW Setup -->... Read more

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Hi,

I am using a u500-1dr..i have recently encountered this problem

The system hangs and the speaker emitted a screeching noise...i have to restart the system..after i restart I get a message in system tray area saying " intel rapidsahre technology service is not running" ...

Answer:Satellite U500- System Hangs and Loud Sreeching Noise

Have you noticed this behaviour from the first day?
Have you tried to reinstall OS using HDD recovery option to see if these issues persist with ?factory settings??

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Anyone had this? Machine only a couple of months old. Just desktop usage. Has happened about 3 times now.

Suddenly makes very loud noise - more like a road drill than anything else - then crashes.

Answer:Satellite Pro L850 - very loud buzzing/drilling noise before crashing

Is this noise produced by cooling fan or HDD activity? Maybe both of them?

Of course it is not easy to say what is wrong there but I presume some background activity may be responsible for that.
Or have you noticed that some application that you use ends with system crash.

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Hi

I have just purchased a Satellite C670 satellite laptop.
Every few minuetes it make a loud click/clunk noise from inside, hard drive ?? is this normal

look forward to your replys

des

Answer:Every few minuetes Satellite C670 make a loud click/clunk noise

On this virtual way we cannot hear it and cannot say if this is normal or not but fact is that HDD produce clicking noise. It is not extremely loud but you can hear it.
Are you sure this noise comes from HDD. Does it click when HDD LED blinks?

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I noticed twice a strange noise coming out of my Satellite L40
About one or two seconds there was a sound that sounded a bit like the noise that you hear when you use a analog dial up modem and are trying to connect.

It came out of the blue and I am using a wireless ADSL connection.
The sound of my notebook was off.

Does anyone noticed the same thing or do you know what it could be?

Answer:Strange noise coming out of my Satellite L40

I have the same strange noise. It happens sometime like you said - out of the blue. It sounds like dial-up modem but I also have a feeling it sounds like a hard disk with a problem - something clicking for a second or two (it's a brand new notebook that I bought about 40 days ago and I don't do any heavy work on it - some typing, Internet browsing and such things.

I would also want to know what is it. Especially if it can harm my data some day...



PS Why this strange message for registered users?
"Please note, your reply will need to be approved by a moderator before it is posted in the forum."

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So the first thing is that i have a weird noise coming out of my cd drive/ram area of my laptop, (its brand new),
the cd drive is empty
The noise sounds like the laser is moving all over the place but for very short period of time

Second thing is that the update for the cd drive won't install no matter what I do

Answer:Satellite P50-B-103 - Noise coming from ODD/ram area

Hello

On this virtual way it is not easy to say what it could be.
What you can do is to open ODD door but just a little bit and work for a while to see if you will hear this sound again.






The noise sounds like the laser is moving all over the place but for very short period of time



Does it happen again and again?






Second thing is that the update for the cd drive won't install no matter what I do



What do you want to install exactly? Which update?

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My toshiba machine makes a lot of noise ....like an aeroplane. And it give me message 'A problem with your cooling system has been detection.

Switch it off immediately and return for service'.
What should I do? It was recently formatted also?



+Message was edited: mode number added+

Answer:Satellite C750-A103 makes lot of noise - problem with cooling system

You did not provide any details about your notebook model and the system which is installed on the notebook.

Its even not known to me how old the notebook is but according to this short message, it looks like there is some problem with the cooling system.

Probably the notebooks cooling fan doesn?t work properly and the unit cannot be cooled down as it should? this can lead to notebook damage due to higher internal temperature.

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I recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite L50D-B-151 with Windows 8.1. Every time I use headphones I hear a low level static noise. I hear this when an alert sound plays or whenever I listen to music. The static noise continues for about 30 seconds after I finish listening to a song before it stops after a short popping noise. The static starts up again whenever a sound plays e.g alert, music. The noise only happens when I use headphones, when I use speakers there are no issues.

I brought the laptop back to where I purchased it and got a replacement but the same problem still persists with the new laptop.

I updtated the drivers, uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers, tried using the windows audio driver and changed the audio frequency all to no avail.

Any help to fix this issue would be greatly appreciated.

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I hear a buzzing noise coming from the display while I'm running my new Satellite A100-784. When the display brightness is set to highest level the noise is higher. Any suggestions ??
Thanks

Answer:Satellite A100 - 784 buzzing noise coming from the Display

Hi there,

sounds like a hardware failure. Maybe a faulty Display inverter or something similar. I suggest you:

Bring your machine to an local autorized ASP. They have to fix that error and replace the defective parts in your notebook.
Here?s an link for finding some ASP in your region:
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/su/su_gaspLocator.jsp?subs=tais

Greets

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Hi

I own a Satellite L20 notebook, and when i take the power cable out of my L20 and its on battery power a strange high pitch sound appears when i put my ear onto the heatsink and can be heard normally as well.

It never used to do this.
Any ideas?

Answer:Satellite L20: Strange noise coming from heatsink when AC adaptor is taken out

I don't know if you hear the same sound as I do, when doing like you described, but this sound comes from CPU, when your notebook is idle or under-worked.

Have this on my non Toshiba machine as well and all I've read it is nothing to worry about and normally, you won't recognise it.

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I think its from the speakers anyway. But even if I turn down the volume all the way the noise still comes out.

Its a subtile noise... that kind of electronic noise that gets really annoying if you are in a silent room. Anyone else having this problem?

Answer:Re: Satellite A500-14c: high pitch noise coming from speakers?

Hi

I know such noise but in my case it was created only by an AC adaptor.

The AC adaptor cable was damage (broken) and therefore such noise has appeared.
But it was really, really low and I could not hear it always? just sometimes an mostly just for a short time?

Anyway, I have tested another AC adaptor and could detect the reason for that?

I don?t know why this sound comes from speakers but in most cases such issues are related to the hardware and should be checked by a technician.

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Hello!

So, my sister has Satellite C870-1EX and she's using new Audio Mixer with intergrated sound card that sends sound through USB cable to the computer (computer recognizes it as external sound card/device). This is the device: http://alesis.com/multimix8usbfx .

Few weeks ago she started noticing a very weird noise, sort of high-pitched hissing noise, like very fast electronic beeping. Something similar to what good old internet modems did when they were connecting to the phone line, just not that loud and a bit faster.

Firstly, obviously, we tested every single setting on the Audio Mixer.
Then, we got new USB cable and swapped it.

After that we also took down the whole equipment, checked all cables, untangle them if needed, swapped power source, checked different recording software, even tried some other USB recording devices etc etc.

None of that helped. Drivers are all there as well.

Here's the catch. I used the same equipment with same settings on my computer and ... no hissing noise at all. The thing is, any setting we tried, that hissing noise stays the same, nothing changes.

Even if you pre-apply some sound FX that should either boost or reduce any kind of noise in the signal that is sent to the USB port of the computer, that hissing noise stays the same.

What worries me is that something is wrong with the hardware of my sister's laptop.

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Answer:Re: Weird noise coming through USB using Audio Mixer on Satellite C870-1EX

Hi

A friend of mine has had an similar issue using an DJ Controller : Traktor Kontrol S4
It was not a noise but he noticed some stutter and audio drop-outs.

The problem was the background processes which were running while using the controller.
In order to solve this it was needed to disable all possible devices in device manager like WLan, LAN, Bluetooth, etc?
Additionally he had to disable the Antivirus software and firewall which was running in the background.

I don?t know if it helps you but I think its worth a try?

One further idea: try to reduce the CPU performance. This can be done in Win 7 power management.
How to handle the power managment features of Windows 7
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/HTD12017W0001R01.htm

The option ?Processor power management? contain the option called ?Maximum processor state?
Here you can set it to 90%-80%

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I purchased my 2nd laptop last Friday for school. I bought it at the Costco after comparing everything with some other laptops.
I like it so far except, there's a high pitch noise coming from the fan. First I thought it was my ear, but it wasn't. This high pitching noise is just so damn high, it drives me crazy.

Does this mean, there's something wrong with this laptop?
Or am I just damn sensitive?
My other Toshiba laptop is fine. It is just this new laptop!
Help!

Should I return this laptop and get a new one or is this normal?

Answer:Satellite U405d-s2850 - high pitch noise coming from the fan

Hi

Are you sure this sound is coming from the cooling module?
Usually it?s really hard to say what causes such high pitch noise without disassembling the whole notebook and checking the single parts.

> Does this mean, there's something wrong with this laptop?
To be honest I never noticed any high pitch noises on my three different notebooks.
So I assume there could be something wrong with the single notebook part.

So if you are really unsure what causes this high pitch noise then I would recommend contacting the ASP in your country for and notebook check.

Greets mate

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I think its from the speakers anyway. But even if I turn down the volume all the way the noise still comes out.

Its a subtile noise... that kind of electronic noise that gets really annoying if you are in a silent room. Anyone else having this problem?

Answer:Satellite A500-14c: high pitch noise coming from speakers?

Hi

I know such noise but in my case it was created only by an AC adaptor.

The AC adaptor cable was damage (broken) and therefore such noise has appeared.
But it was really, really low and I could not hear it always? just sometimes an mostly just for a short time?

Anyway, I have tested another AC adaptor and could detect the reason for that?

I don?t know why this sound comes from speakers but in most cases such issues are related to the hardware and should be checked by a technician.

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I've only noticed today that when I turn up my laptop's volume up to about 28 (even with headphones in), there's this high pitch noise that comes from the speakers. And I'm sure it's the speakers and not anything else.
But the sound is sort of that real ear-killing noise so I can't listen to it for long. It even sometimes sounds like thousands of crickets - a complete nightmare

But with my volume at any level below 28 I can listen to whatever through headphones without the sound bothering me.

Does anyone have any ideas for a solution? I do know a thing or two about computers but nothing about anything extremely technical and I'm not sure if I want to take it apart, unless I really have to.

If you could help me it would be appreciated!

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Hi,

My graphics card has died on my U400-124 & I've been told that the motherboard needs replacing.
I've found one for a Toshiba U400-15E and was wondering if that will fit into my chassis.
It's ok if I have to reformat my hard drive & re-install windows.

Here's what it says about the one I've found.

A000060020
Toshiba U400-15E Motherboard

Compatible with A000027670 A000060020 31TE1MB01N0

I've attached an image of my model below.

Any help is really appreciated

Answer:Will motherboard for Satellite U400-15E work in Equium U400-124?

According to the image the Equium U400-124 belongs to the PSU42E series

Satellite U400-15E belongs to the PSU44E but both series are very similar and I guess that the motherboard could be compatible… the motherboard layout seems to be the same so from my point of few you should be able to install this board.

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8GB RAM modules are coming down in priceHere is the Corsair 2x8GB for $139 at Newegg:Newegg.com - CORSAIR 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 Laptop Memory Model CMSO16GX3M2A13... 





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Answer:8GB RAM modules coming down in price

That set was $115 after rebate (Fry's) up until a couple of days ago.  $139 is good but they'll go lower before long I think. Now if we could just get Crucial and the others to drop to around $100 for 16GB.

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I specifically bought the Toshiba Satellite (my fourth in a row) to take advantage of the lovely harmon/kardon speakers.

I find that the volume is going loud and soft all the time, specifically going softer when there appears to be something in the music (or whatever Im listening to) that would normally go louder. It's almost as if it is trying to 'normalise' the volume. Whatever is happening, it sounds terrible.

I've done a quick search on thee forums and I can't see a solution. I have seen on the greater internets (simply google Toshiba loud soft" and it pops up) someone else with the same problem.

I've messed around with the sound for hours at a time and had absolutely no luck.

I'm at my wits end. Can some please help me?

Answer:Satellite P500 - sound going loud-soft-loud

Have you discovered "Smart Audio" in your control panel? - I no nothing about what it does but there are lots of icons and sliders to play with!
I also know that my "Windows Update" has nvidia high definition audio driver -August 09 sitting there as an optional update

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Hello,
Have a Dell Dimension 4700 with a really loud cooling fan. I mean loud enough where the living room TV volume has to be raised significantly in order to hear it clearly...and the fan is almost always on. I also have a Dell Dimension 8200 which is pretty much silent. Is there a fan I could buy that is quiet and is it something I can install myself (The most advanced thing I've done is install an internal hard drive).
 

Answer:Dell Cooling Fan - LOUD

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Hello,

I have recently bought a new computer with an amd 64 bit 3200+ cpu.
My box make a lot of noise and it drives me insane. All id like to know is how loud amd 64 bit stock cooling runs?

Oh and another question ive got psu fan, 2 case fans, cpu hsf (duh) and fan on gfx card. Which one of these would make the most noise? Im pretty sure im right in saying the HSF does but id just like some one elses opinion
cus i cud be wrong.
Thanks guys
 

Answer:How loud is stock cooling?

VERY LOUD,my 3500 stock fan started getting so loud as summer came,you could hear it 2 rooms away through 2 closed doors,it was because of poor ventilation in my case,the fan was screeming tryin to keep the cpu cool,so I installed this the akasa ak859 "note the shavings of plastic from my case"
It keeps it cooler than the stock fan at about 24db compared to about 48db for the stock fan at full speed thats about 5 times louder,it is by far the loudest part of your comp,if you improve case flow the fan should slow down itself.
 

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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!

Noosentaal
 

Answer:New fan but loud loud noise

Try speedfan, that should work.

http://www.techspot.com/downloads/547-speedfan.html
 

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I have Portege R500 and air fan in notebook is more loud.
I was trying more profiles of cooling (Battery optimized, Performance, battery performance, Cooling optimized) and with all profiles is air fan most loud. :(

Answer:Most loud cooling module in Portege R500

Hi

I think there is nothing wrong with your notebook or cooling modules.
The cooling module could be little bit louder due to the fast fan rotation.

But the fan has to rotate faster to ensure a good and properly cooling.
This is necessary and essential to ensure that your internal parts like CPU and GPU would not overheat!!!

PS: Did you check ?Dynamic CPU frequency mode? settings in Toshiba HWSetup?
Please check if the frequency mode was set to ?dynamically switchable?.

I know you have changed the Power Saver settings too but lets me repeat it again;
PCI Power Saver -> enable
CPU control method -> auto
CPU processing speed -> set it to a lower level (left)
Cooling method -> lower level (left)

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I've been having a very weird problem lately with my internal fan. It seems like when i do anything...For instance...Open Mozilla to browse the internet, my internal fan will kick in and stay on for like 5 minutes at a time. Whenever i run any application it will come on and start a cycle of on and off for up to a half hour. Sometimes it will come on by it self for no reason when the computer is just sitting there. I tried cleaning the dust off of the vents and cleaning the motherboard and internal fans with no luck. I also tried to move it out into the open with no luck.  What can i do to stop this fan from going crazy ?  Any help would be very much appreciated...THANKS !!!!

Answer:Fan keeps coming on over and over....LOUD

Perhaps all the computer is trying to do is keep the computer cool.I suggest downloading Speedfan and posting the temperatures.

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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: 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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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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Hi,

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: 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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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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My cooling fan first started to create loud whirring noises about a week ago. The sound became louder and the whole laptop started vibrating very strongly after a few days, which led to my laptop heating up real bad after about an hour of continuous use. It continually became worse up until I could vaguely smell what seemed like the smell of burning plastic. Which was the point when it started giving me an error message during start up ('your cooling fan is not working properly'). At that point I stopped using it and brought my laptop to a repair shop and had it disassembled and cleaned out of dust. They also changed the cooling fan and applied new thermal paste. After I brought it home and used it for about 90 minutes, it started doing the exact same thing all over again. The intake of air is clearly better than before and currently there are no problems with heat transfer (yet), BUT it is giving out this weird whirring noise and creating vibrations again (the intensity of vibrations is smaller than before, but it's very clear that it's unnatural and shouldn't be happening). What could be causing it and is it going to destroy my cooling fan again? The laptop has not been physically damaged in any way, it hasn't been dropped, it hasn't been hit, nothing has been spilled on it, etc. They also didn't notice any other problems with the laptop in the repair shop, so I'm completely puzzled and without any ideas as to how and what should I be fixing ri... Read more

Answer:Laptop cooling fan creating loud whirring noises and vibrati...

The problem you describe is very likely the thermal control module on the motherboard, which means the motherboard needs replacement. Frankly, a good repair shop would have stress tested the new fan installation and made sure it was working not just at bootup for a few minutes but would have done something like play a DVD or something that would stress the video for like an hour before declaring it fixed and collecting your money. I would take it back to them and complain. It would not be reasonable to ask them for a new motherboard but they ought to credit whatever labor they charged for the fan installation toward replacing the motherboard. 

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I've done some searching about this problem on these forums and others throughout the web and it seems to be a common problem that pops up.I know it isn't my headset because this headset was working fine on another computer and was working find on this one until recently.I do believe it's a hardware issue I just can't figure out what exactly. What lead me to believe that was the fact before my PC starts up completely this hum/buzz can be heard in the headset. It's definitely something bleeding into the mic because when I unplug the mic I don't hear it.A couple other interesting facts:-If I put my hand on the PC the buzz/hum dies down but not alot. Take my hand off it gets loud again. Put a book or anything else on the PC and nothing happens. It makes me thing something is not grounded right.-The problem pops up before windows is fully loaded. During the windows loading screen. It might be a driver.. it might not. -Touching the connectors of the headset (sorry don't know the proper name) The two small things you plug the headset into the computer with. If I touch those while they are in the back of my PC. I feel a vibration.-Touching other areas of the PC, a very low vibration could be felt.So far that is all I can get out of this. I do deeply feel it's a hardware issue, because there is no way software will know if i was touching the case with my hand or not.

Answer:Loud buzz/hum coming through my headset

"The two small things you plug the headset into the computer with"If they are just headphones, rather than Headphones and Mic (Headset) then you should only need to plug in one connector (jack plug), usually into the Green audio connection on your sound card at the back or front of the computer.

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Apart from my Thread_Stuck_In_Device_Driver BSODs and completely broken Windows Apps, I have recently stumbled across a new, very unnerving problem, that has so far only occured twice. I was playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive for about 3 hours, before my computer started making a rumbling-buzzing noise. I have looked at my computer and while I was looking at it, the rumbling turned into a really loud high-pitched screech, so loud you could hear it downstairs. This literally scared the living dumplings out of me, and I rushed to unplug the power cable. Now, if I didn't reconnect to the Counter Strike match within 3 minutes I would be banned for the next 7 days, so I decided to power up the machine. The screech continued, so I unplugged the machine, and without taking much notice - opened by case (to pinpoint the sound). However due to the rush I have broken a ribbon on the side, meaning I have voided my guarantee (as stated on it, as I found out after).
I ran the computer once more, and I could identify the location of the problem - the PSU was responsible for the screech (I intially thought it'd be the CPU fan). I left the computer open for a while, then after an hour I put it back together and the sound is nowhere to be seen. However the computer continues to hum (not a normal humming), so I placed a 500g object on top of where the PSU lay and the humming is gone. (Now I am also banned for 7 days in Counter Strike)
The computer (and therefore PSU) is less than a month ... Read more

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Apart from my Thread_Stuck_In_Device_Driver BSODs and completely broken Windows Apps, I have recently stumbled across a new, very unnerving problem, that has so far only occured twice. I was playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive for about 3 hours, before my computer started making a rumbling-buzzing noise. I have looked at my computer and while I was looking at it, the rumbling turned into a really loud high-pitched screech, so loud you could hear it downstairs. This literally scared the living dumplings out of me, and I rushed to unplug the power cable. Now, if I didn't reconnect to the Counter Strike match within 3 minutes I would be banned for the next 7 days, so I decided to power up the machine. The screech continued, so I unplugged the machine, and without taking much notice - opened by case (to pinpoint the sound). However due to the rush I have broken a ribbon on the side, meaning I have voided my guarantee (as stated on it, as I found out after).
I ran the computer once more, and I could identify the location of the problem - the PSU was responsible for the screech (I intially thought it'd be the CPU fan). I left the computer open for a while, then after an hour I put it back together and the sound is nowhere to be seen. However the computer continues to hum (not a normal humming), so I placed a 500g object on top of where the PSU lay and the humming is gone. (Now I am also banned for 7 days in Counter Strike)
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Answer:Extremely Loud Screeching coming from the PSU

Well, I guess the good news is that you have 7 days to replace the PSU and do a clean install of Windows 10 build 10586. (you had outdated build 10240 on it before. I would make sure to capture the Windows 10 Product Key with showkeyplus from this forum, although it should be permanently stored in bios or on a COA sticker on the case.

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can a dell lap top windows 7 be taken back to factory settings when it is in safe mode.IT fires up but then has a high pick squeal as it the sound bar is stuck

Answer:loud screeching coming from speakers

If it's a recent model from 2011 or newer, this may help: https://lbis.kenyon.edu/helpline/ju...

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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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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

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

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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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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?

Thanks,
 

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,  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:http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01007591andhttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01657439

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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX2fkBh5zZE

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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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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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Question: Loud buzzing noise

Hello!

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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