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Question: loud hard drive noise!

WD 150GB 10,000 RPM raptor

Hey guys 90% of the time when opeing a game like CSS ,battlefield 2142 and splinter cell or any game my harddrive makes loud normal(I think) annoying reading sounds,but after a while I realized I get it alot of times when opening IE or firefox when opening up programs.It's very loud and annoying ,but I know the actual sound it's making is normal.What can I do to stop it from making noise? is my harddrive defected? I defragged it and checked for hd errors and there are no virus on my computer.Even when I am doing nothing the hard drive keeps making wierd reading noises no beeps though.

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Answer: loud hard drive noise!

Have you been to WD site and DL and run a Diagnostic programme which will pinpoint any irregularities/bad sectors. You will need to get inside com to read exact HD reference numbers.

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Hey, i have a pc, and i was reformating it, it booted up fine befor, i deleted the parton then choose ntfs to format it, and it said it couldent and it restarted and now nothing loads and the hard drive makes this clunk noise all the time?

Any ideas!
 

Answer:Hard drive loud noise?

Is this almost like a rythmic repeated click? If so this is possibly what is called the click of death. which means that the hard drive is possibly dead. Do you know the manufacturer and model of the drive? If so you can go to the manufacturer web site and down load the disk diagnostic tools and test the disk.
 

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My hard drive suddenly has become very loud over night and I'm concerned that it might suddenly give up on me and loose all my data. The computer was left on over night and everything works properly on the computer, it's just the hard drive is very loud. It makes a continuous screaming/whining sort of noise noise. As I've said this happened over night and did not happen over a long period of time.I have a Dell Dimension 8100, which has a 40Gb 7200rpm IBM Deskstar 120 (I think). What's more the exact same thing happened to the hard drive in November 2001, when the computer was only a couple of months old - Dell sent me a replacement hard drive though, which is the one that has now done exactly the same thing. I'm slightly worried because I think I only bought the computer with a 1 year warranty.Does this sort of noise sound like the end of my hard drive's life is nearing? Will I, if my warranty has expired be left no choice but to buy another hard drive?Thanks in advance

Answer:Hard drive noise - suddenly very loud...

Sounds like it may be a fan to me, mainly because the noise is continuous.

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I have a Dell D600 laptop that the hard drive makes noise as it tried to boot up. It then stops running (it seems) and I get the error message"Primary hard disk drive 0 not found". I don't have a boot disk for this XP system, but does this mean the drive is bad?
 

Answer:Hard drive makes loud bumping noise at bootup

Almost certainly the HDD has failed mechanically / physically.
 

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Hi,
 
I have a Brand new computer that has frozen twice.  I believe I was on Photoshop each time, but I might have been on Illustrator the first time.  A couple of weeks went between each freeze.  On the second freeze, the computer was making a very loud continuous whirring noise, that I assume was the fan.  Each time I had to hard restart.
 
It is an Acer with intel i7 processor, 24gb memory, 250gb ssd and 1t harddrive, Nivida GTX1050 graphics card.
 
I have 2 months left to return it to costco.  ...but I don't think I can swap it out as they no longer have this deal on their website ... I got this for $850, which was by far the best deal I could find.
 
Any suggestions on how to diagnose?
 
Thanks so much.

Answer:New Computer Freezing, loud fan noise, hard restart

take it back while you can

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Since installing ssd drive I now have a loud fan noise, when I have checked speccy it is running at 59 degrees C so it is running hotter also.

why is this and how do I fix it.

Answer:since i have installed ssd drive there is a loud fan noise

I have gone into the bios and changed the cpu q-fan settings to silent and it improved it, after doing all the windows update including 8.1. the temp and seems to have gone down a little. so I have marked as solved

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With the pc, there is a cdr-drive an a dvd-drive. I haven't used the pc for a few weeks, and I shut all power off. I just turned on the power on. Now and then, when using (opening or just reading disc) either the cdr-drive or the dvd-drive, a loud rattling noise starts. Both drives still can read any disc, and the LED-lights also are let. This noise stops when rebooting.

Win xp, AMD Athlon 3500+, 1 gb ram, geforce 7900gt
 

Answer:cdr/dvd-drive: loud rattling noise

I'd check my cables inside the system. A lot of times when the system speeds up the wires start vibrating against casing or other things and creates noise. Tighten things up. If the system works and you can live with the noise I don't think it will hurt anything. If it bothers you you'll need to be looking around for a new drive. Jazz
 

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Hello

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.

DESKTOP-81TOIO5-Fri_12_04_2015_214545_73.zip

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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Hello

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.

DESKTOP-81TOIO5-Fri_12_04_2015_214545_73.zip

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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Hi,The DVD Drive of my acer aspire es1-512-c5yw makes a loud noise when reading Certain CDs it doesn't do it with all of the CDs just certain ones i recorded the sound as a .mp3 file if you want to download it you can download it at this linkhttps://framadrop.org/r/w1GYD5vYd1#VeYGT3KJXNiFUhdyiOlXFU35lp96FilHMXnuZVRp93o=the link will expire on Friday, November 11, 2016 i scanned the file using kaspersky internet security 2016 so it's safe

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Hi,The DVD Drive of my acer aspire es1-512-c5yw makes a loud noise when reading Certain CDs it doesn't do it with all of the CDs just certain ones i recorded the sound as a .mp3 file if you want to download it you can download it at this linkhttps://framadrop.org/r/w1GYD5vYd1#VeYGT3KJXNiFUhdyiOlXFU35lp96FilHMXnuZVRp93o=the link will expire on Friday, November 11, 2016 i scanned the file using kaspersky internet security 2016 so it's safe

Answer:DVD Drive makes loud noise on Acer Aspire ES1-512-...

I've heard worst. I wouldn't worry about it unless it starts getting worse.

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I have a problem with my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop.
When I put a CD in the drive, it makes a loud noise and the laptop vibrates. However, this only happens when I put a CD-RW disc in the drive. When I put another CD in, such as an audio CD, it doesn't make this noise.
Does this suggest the CD/DVD drive needs replacing?

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop - CD/DVD Drive loud noise

Steveu9,
You can try other types of media in the drive to see if the noise remains. At the link below is an option to run the diagnostics on the drive to see if it is faulty. You must have a disk in the drive to perform the diagnostics.  Also, at the the link below under the drivers section are  cd/dvd firmware downloads. To determine which drive you have in the computer you can click on the configuration tab on the site or input your system service tag. This will show you the hardware information for your computer. You can then choose to download and install the firmware. I cannot verify that updating the firmware will resolve the noise issue.  If you determine that the drive is faulty and you want to replace it. You can call the the dell spare parts dept. The number to call is 1-877-717-3355 
Inspiron 1545 Drivers, Downloads and Manuals

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Hello,

My CD drive is making loud noises. This doesn't occur all the time. For example,I'm watching a DVD - Criminal Minds Season 4 and it allowed me to watch the episodes fine but when I tried to watch a deleted scene, it made this loud grinding noise and it wouldn't stop even when I clicked stopped in Windows Media Player. It only stopped when I removed the DVD.

This also occurred when I was watching another DVD, I was trying to skip through it and it made that loud grinding noise again but it still played after it got to where I wanted it to be. But with the Criminal Minds DVD, it won't work even when I leave the DVD grinding to see if it'll go to the deleted scene.

I don't understand what's going on. I barely used it before but now it's acting up. I never dropped my laptop or hit it.

I'm attaching the sound it makes. I hope there's a way I can fix this on my own.

Btw, the deleted scene worked on my sister's Toshiba laptop. It made no loud noises. It was smooth.

Edit: Here is the sound it makes. https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...int=file%2cm4a It's the one named DVD drive

Answer:Asus Laptop CD Drive Makes Loud Grinding Noise

A DVD drive will make noise. Whirring and a little bit of clunking and ticking are normal, but a solid grinding sound does not sound good. You may have to replace that DVD drive.

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Hi!

I got an iPod for X-Mas and I just downloaded iTunes on my work and home laptop computers. Something is wrong because since then both computers make a very loud noise when I load a CD. It still reads it though but the noise and the vibration are definitely not normal...it seems to be related to iTunes. I searched on-line and read that it could be related to GEARAspiWDM.sys which is installed automatically with iTunes...? I looked for it on my computer and didn't seem to find it...and anyway I'd rather have someone's advice before removing a system file. Any clue?

Thank you and Happy New Year!!!

Brigitte
 

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I haven't dropped it, its only 3 months old and cost 1200.. Started a couple of days ago. Noise goes away when CD drive is out but I can't keep it like that :/

Laptop is Msi cx62 6qd
 

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Question: Hard drive loud

The hard drive on my laptop is loud. Not in a bad way, but it's noticeable. Now, I know that since I'm closer to the hard drive, that's why I can hear it so good. But, it's annoying. When I'm not listening to music, all I hear is my hard drive doing work and churning. I mean, it's a good thing that my hard drive is working, I just don't want to hear it as much. How would I quiet it down?

Answer:Hard drive loud

Hi,

It seems to be a mechanical issue with Hard Drive. I would suggest you to Back up your data as once they become noisy it is usually too late to even save the data and Hard drive can go bad anytime.

Hope this helps.

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Question: Loud hard drive

I just exchanged my pc for an exact replica of the other one (the other one had problems) But the HDD in this one is much louder... is this normal? WHy would this one be loud and the other one quiet?
Thanks,
Mancow
 

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Hi allMy hardrive seems to be busy all the time and makes very loud noises? I am running windows vista and this hasnt happened before only in the last few days? I checked my programs with windows task manager and there doesnt seem to be any programs running and the cpu is 0-10%?any ideasthankszincy

Answer:Busy and loud hard drive?

How old is your hard drive ? May be a good idea to make sure you have anything important backed up, preferably to a second hard-drive or DVD.

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I have an old PC and when my PC accesses the Hard Drive it makes tiny small clicking sounds - always has done.My mate has bought a new HP PC and when it accesses the disk it sounds like someone is tapping their fingers on the inside of the case (sounds like rain on a plastic window) The noise occurs in time with the Hard Drive light.He says its always been like that and it doesn't seem to affect the PC - i think its worrying. Should he take it back to be checked / replaced under warranty (whilst it lasts)? Or is it nothing? I thought all modern drives were near silent (at least another friends is)

Answer:Hard Drive Volume - How loud should it be?

Different harddrives produce different sounds, but the louder it becomes, the closer it is to pushing up the daisies.This one does sound like it could be having trouble, but then without being there, hardly anyone would be able to tell. If I were you, ask someone in the shop or over the tlephone about it, then send it back for a bit of a checkup. If it's out of warranty, now might be a good time to ask a friend for their opinion before buying a new hard-drive just in case.

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So recently my hard drive has been making some odd sounds, but only when something is loading. Other than that it runs rather smoothly. However, not as smoothly as before.

any ideas? Hopefully my hard drive isn't failing.
 

Answer:Hard drive running a little to loud

Tools like CrystalDiskInfo will provide a quick check of your drive.
Alternatively, HWInfo is also useful; actually offers more information,
but is a little harder to read / navigate to get to the drive information.

Otherwise, I would run a full drive diagnostic,
using the the software provided by the mfg of the drive..
 

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My younger brother inadvertently pulled out the cable to my slave sata drive whilst the power was still on.A message came up saying that data had been lost.Upon reboot, the drive just gives a loud clicking noise and won't bootAny suggestions?

Answer:Loud clicking from hard drive

Any suggestions?A clip round the earhole...Any chance of hooking up as a slave to another pc? Or an old trick to try and get a knackered hd is to wrap it well in waterproof plastic and put in freezer for a couple of hours then refit. Sometimes there's enough life in it to reclaim data.

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After playing BF2 Demo my hard-drive is racing like a CD drive.....I thought it was a CD going but pulled both out and still the loud spinning/noise... It eventually is slowing/ quieting down as the minutes go by after quitting the game.
That game seems to demand alot from my system, but is this a sign that my hard-drive is going???
It wouldn't be the fan getting louder would it??? Does the fan run faster on my videocard or mboard when things heat up?
Thanks...it was really loud.

Answer:Hard Drive Spinning Loud..Or fan???

i wouldnt worry about it enless it sounds clanky lol.

BF2 demo is pretty demanding though.

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Hello, I've bought above mentioned notebook, and i've a few problems. Hard drive seems to be a little bit  noisy, i hear crackle when its working, sometimes ticking. I hear also a silent tick after change folders. Is it normal for this model? Thanks in advance.Regards,Tomek

Answer:Y530 loud hard drive

is it like suddenly stopping sound?if yes, backup your data immediately and ship it back to lenovo for replacing hard disk.

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so yeah, i have a laptop hard drive and it occasionally gets rather loud underneath load. i was wondering if it might be a sign it's failing.

and another question, when i transfered the same hard drive to another computer, the noise turned into a high-pitched screech. i was wondering if this was because the laptops are made differently? they're the same model (IDE/ATA) and both 2.5" wide and 4200 RPMs. my other hard drive has failed, but i was wondering if it'd be prudent to transfer it to my other, much better laptop.

hard drive: http://www.superwarehouse.com/Seaga...ra_ATA-100_2.5_Hard_Drive/ST980829A/ps/641725

thanks.
 

Answer:Laptop hard drive is loud.

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My hard drive has recently begun spinning fast & loud for apparently no reason. I can do anything in Windows and even reboot and after reboot the system idles fine for awhile. But in less than an hour, it starts working: the hard drive starts spinning very fast & loud and it will keep spinning fast for hours, if I let it. this is difficult as I use my computer for voice recordings

Answer:hard drive spins really fast and loud

The only thing I can think of is the speed of the drive is governed by the voltage being supplied by the power supply. If the voltage is too high it will soon burn up the drive. Same for the Optical drive. One thing to be aware of is the cooling fan/s will speed up if things are dirty inside the computer such an any finned parts they are mounted on such as on the CPU or the Video adapter which can impede air flow. I'd open the computer and blow it out using canned air sold for the purpose such as Dust Off.

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I just installed Vista Ultimate 32bit on my computer. Its a dual core 2.4 with 4 gigs of ram and a 320 gig hard drive. My hard drive is always running loud like tons of programs are running. I would like Vista a lot more if only my hard drive would be quiet for once. How do I get it to run like normal?

Answer:Vista makes my hard drive loud

Hi jlskiut83 and welcome to the forum

This is perfectly normal behaviour on a fresh installation of Vista. It is merely the indexing service collecting its data. For more details on this service, see the following Tutorial: Index - Enable or Disable

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Hi everyone,

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 with a Celeron M, running Windows XP Home.
The hard drive (or at least I think it's the hard drive, I don't think a Celeron fan can make that much noise) is VERY loud, just making a general humming sound from the moment I turn it on to the moment I turn it off.
(Just for comparison, my Dell Inspiron B120 with almost exactly the same specs, just 512 MB less RAM, makes much less noise.)
I've searched on Google, to no avail.
The hard drive appears to be Hitichi due to a search for the model number on Google.
Device Manager says the hard drive is:
HTS548040M9AT00
Can someone please help? The noise is driving me nuts!
Thank you!!:happy:

Answer:Loud Hard Drive on Inspiron 6000

if its loud.... its loud, nothing you can do unless its loose or something

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Hard drive is racing.

Answer:Facebook freezes up and hard drive races loud

Test it with the drive maker's diagnostic software. The various links are here: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm...

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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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Not sure where to put this as I'm quite sure it isn't a hard drive issue per se...

I've a weird issue with Windows 8.1 and my mechanical hard drive. I've a 2TB Western Digital hard drive that's partitioned with one of the partitions being a Media partition (H) containing over 107 gig of images, mostly tiff files ranging from 80-700 meg. I'm a photographer who tends to edit it layers.

Anyway for some odd reason when I access a folder containing these files, my hard drive goes into a frenzy and starts making loud vibration noise as though the drive is thrashing rapidly. Additionally I get a green bar going across the address bar as though it's establishing access permission. I've checked the drive and initially it just had "Everyone" listed so I added Administrators, and myself. But it still acts as though it's seeking permissions...



Interestingly enough no other folder or partition goes into this frenzy; just the folders under H partition containing the tiff images.

My initial thought is it's a caching issues as the PC is trying to cache and display the thumbnails for these files but I'm not sure. And if it is, how do I fix?

BTW this is a replacement drive as I thought my other drive was defective since it was doing the same and had it RMA'd.

Also this is basically the same partition/orginization structure that was under my Win 7 machine and I never had this issue.

Thoughts???

Thanks

Answer:Hard Drive making loud sounds when rendering tiff images

Hey Drew,

Not sure what may be causing this, but you might see if defragging the HDD may help any.

In addition, it wouldn't hurt to test the HDD with Data Lifeguard Diagnostic to see if it passes and reports anything.
WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS

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Will this louder than normal noise get quieter with time?

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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 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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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 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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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: 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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Question: Hard drive noise

About 4 years ago i got a new pc with a 40Gb Mator HDD running at 5400rpm. 2 years ago i got another 40Gb maxtor drive but this time at 7200rpm. Both these drives have been running perfectly since then and are near enough silent. The older one makes a very very slight noise when its being accessed but then its old so id expect it.
A few weeks ago i decided to relligate my old drive to external backup and bought a 120Gb Maxtor drive at 7200rpm. When i received it, it made a clicking noise when it was accessed. Not really bad but worse than the really old one it was replacing. I have since changed it and now have another which is doing the same!! Surely the drive shuold be silent if my old ones are? Or have HDDs got louder as the sizes have increased? I need to know before i send it back to the shop yet again you see!!
cheers
 

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Question: Hard drive noise

Hello to all.I have a laptop HP ENVY Notebook - 15-ae107nl and when I open my facebook page the hard disk makes a noise (Tic Tic). This noise does so only with that page and not with others. It 'happened to any of you?Thank youAntonio

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Question: Hard drive noise

My computer's fans are very quiet, so if any component makes a noise I know about it. The bottleneck in my system is my hard drive. My computer scores 5.9 for everything in the Windows Vista Experience Index except for the primary hard disk, where it scores 5.3.

Now, my hard drive makes clicking noises. Not like when a laptop hard drive is overheating, but fast clicking noises, where it's writing information to the drive. Is this normal for all hard drives or would a better hard drive be quieter?

It's this noise:



YouTube - noisy hard drive

Answer:Hard drive noise

The only thing you can do is have all important data backed up..

Or buy a new drive.

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Question: hard drive noise

running xp sp2... dell demension 8200...p4...1.80 ghz.....512 ram..

ive had the pc for several years... no problems... but my hard drive makes quite a bit of noise when processing.... is this a sign of the hard drive dying or do they just make more noise the older they get...

if i need a new hard drive... any recommendations...
 

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On my E Machine, there is a sound when booting up that is like dragging a chain accross a gravel pit...it does eventually boot up, and also is useable tho it seems to be hesitant to plod on to next screen site...is it what I think it is?....new hard drive needed????

Thanks

Joe
 

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The hard drive on my desk top computer has started making very quiet little "tics" or "chirps" as it is activated to locate something.I have just completed a complete backup (Win 7) to discs (5).Computer is Systemax SYX, over 5 years old.Think about new hard drive? Think about whole new computer?Suggestions please.

Answer:Hard Drive Noise

This is dictation.Here are some quick suggestions that might be of some help to you. Is more likely that one of the fans inside your computer could start to make noise before the hard drive fails. Hard drive manufacturers a very conscious set up noises from their drives and they make every effort possible. Use the acoustic noise level of their hard drives. Cancer and much less costly to replace then the hard drive, so you should consider first the possibility of an only being a fan that is starting to wear. But even a fan that has worn bearings can still last a long time if you're willing to accept the noise level.Another consideration is the buildup of dust bunnies. That term is used to refer to the accumulations of dust that sometimes can make noise or otherwise interfere with the cooling system in your computer. Dust is one of the things that contributes to the wear and tear on the fans. Your computer probably has three different fans. One on the CPU itself, another on the power supply and the third is for the entire chassis. You did say your computer was a desktop.Now about the hard drive. You may have to open the case of your desktop and examine it while it is running. Of course, you need to be very careful about running the computer with the cover off. There is a danger dropping something into the computer and it would do a lot of damage. What you want to do is try to identify the source of the noise. I'm guessing it's going to be found with one of the fa... Read more

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Question: Hard Drive Noise

The hard drive on my desk top computer has started making very quiet little "tics" or "chirps" as it is activated to locate something.I have just completed a complete backup (Win 7) to discs (5).Computer is Systemax SYX, over 5 years old.Think about new hard drive? Think about whole new computer?Suggestions please.

Answer:Hard Drive Noise

This is dictation.Here are some quick suggestions that might be of some help to you. Is more likely that one of the fans inside your computer could start to make noise before the hard drive fails. Hard drive manufacturers a very conscious set up noises from their drives and they make every effort possible. Use the acoustic noise level of their hard drives. Cancer and much less costly to replace then the hard drive, so you should consider first the possibility of an only being a fan that is starting to wear. But even a fan that has worn bearings can still last a long time if you're willing to accept the noise level.Another consideration is the buildup of dust bunnies. That term is used to refer to the accumulations of dust that sometimes can make noise or otherwise interfere with the cooling system in your computer. Dust is one of the things that contributes to the wear and tear on the fans. Your computer probably has three different fans. One on the CPU itself, another on the power supply and the third is for the entire chassis. You did say your computer was a desktop.Now about the hard drive. You may have to open the case of your desktop and examine it while it is running. Of course, you need to be very careful about running the computer with the cover off. There is a danger dropping something into the computer and it would do a lot of damage. What you want to do is try to identify the source of the noise. I'm guessing it's going to be found with one of the fa... Read more

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Greetings...
I have a brand new Maxtor drive that I've been using about 3 weeks now. Everything runs well, but I am just curious: when I open apps or basically start to do any task on my PC, when it's quiet in the room, I hear what sounds like the drive start to spin faster (like when a CD is first inserted, though much quieter). I'm assuming this is sort of a power save feature of the drive (when the drive isn't being tasked it slows down, then speeds up when asked for information). There are no drive problems per Norton & no other "bad" sounds coming from the drive. Since this is the first new drive I've had in over 3 years, I'm wondering if this is how they operate now. I've also checked power settings under windows, but I have all power saving schemes turned off (i.e.- hard drive shut down after X amount of minutes, etc.). I am wondering if this may be a setting in the BIOS, but I'm not sure.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Noise...

These are my only thoughts.

Are you sure it is the hard drive and not the fan on the cpu, or power suppy?

You may have moved some cables around that is blocking air flow when you installed it.

Did you clean out the dust around the cpu, any heatsinks, air inlets, and outlets?
 

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My hard disc drive has recently started giving a lot of vibration noise when in reads or writes. Should I worry about this? Could it be a loose screw or something?

Answer:Hard Drive Noise

doesnt sound too good.check all fixings just in case but sounds like its on its way out.make sure you do a back up of anything important.

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I have two hard drives and every minute or so one of them sounds like it is speeding way up, it almost sounds like a motor cycle when it takes off really fast. Then the noise stops. Does anyone know what this means?
 

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Lately my hard drive seems to be rumbling & making noise all the time when I'm online.
It used just do those noises wnen I was first getyting on computer.
 

Answer:Hard Drive noise

Harddrives for the most part are supposed to be quiet.If they click in most cases they are failing.If its rumbling it could be going bad or possibly coming loose in some way.
 

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I just received a new PC from dell the other day... to me almost everything is running smooth except for some noise. I expected my new PC not to make so much noise... when i run a program, i can hear the hard drive (i think thats what makes that normal noise) run... is this normal? My PC i have at work is worst than the one i bought and i cant hear the hard drive when i run programs. How can i tell if its bad?
 

Answer:Hard drive noise

Dells are usually pretty quiet maybe that's why the hard drive sounds noisy. All hard drives make some noise, some more than others. You might find this discussion helpful

Hard Drive Noise
 

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I've just installed a new Maxtor 80GB hard drive with an 8mb buffer that is very quite after boot up but if you write to it or run scan disk it starts making a grinding noise while it's doing either of the two functions. Any ideas any one?.

Answer:Noise from new hard drive

I've just recently bought two of these 80Gb drives and they are whisper quiet in operation, [Fluid bearings] Scandisk/defrag and read/write cannot be heard, you have to look at the light on the tower to see if they are working.I'm sorry to say it would seem that yours is faulty. :o(

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hello, i was wondering if anyone could help me with a problem ive been having recently, every now and again my hard drive will make a really loud spinning noise and then a click, its a fairly new maxtor 160gb, it doesnt effect operation, just wondering why its doing it, it used to happen on my other pc and the pc freezed when it happend, any help would be appreciated
 

Answer:hard drive noise

The click is disturbing. Usually that is an indicator that a hard drive is failing. You can use seatools to test the disk.

http://majorgeeks.com/Seagate_SeaTools_for_Windows_d2858.html

edit: forgot to mention to run the 'long generic' test. This program works with any brand hard drive even if it is mounted.
 

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Hi guys,
I just recently purchased a western digital cavalier black 1.5 Tb hard drive. The drive is refurbished from newegg, and I do realize the risks associated with refurbished items. For the most part I can diagnose pretty much everything on a computer, except what seems most difficult to me, a failing or bad hard drive. The drive seems to be performing good, ran a speed test and got something like 140mb/s sequential read, and 150mb/s sequential write. The only thing that seems out of the ordinary, is the high pitch noise I hear when it spins up from a cold boot. After it's done spinning up, it is silent. Is this something I should worry about?

This is the hard drive I purchased
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236117
 

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So I have a pretty high end laptop (asus rog gl502vm) and I've already sent it in because it failed a bios update and didn't boot, now that I've had it back for about 6 weeks the hard drive is making a ticking sound and the Web browsing is insanely slow even with a 60 download and 10 upload speed. Everything works fine but I'm concerned if this will eventually lead to my computer not working anymore. It also took a solid 20 seconds to load the page to input my password to log onto where it normally only takes about 1 second, the noise stops if I'm doing stuff like watching a youtube video but continues when I'm browning the Web or playing a game. ( sorry if this post is all over the place but I've never made a post like this before )

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Answer:Hard drive noise

the hard drive is making a ticking soundClick to expand...

Assuming it's a SATA model and not a SSD model, my first guess would be the hard drive is failing and needs to be replaced.

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I've had an issue with hard drive noise before but after I installed windows seven it's seem to get worse is there anyway I can make the hard drive less loud because it's driving me crazy..

It's a compaq presario CQ60 the hard drive is a samsung

this laptop is new but it seems to get worse I returned this laptop before and got another same one with the same issue..

Help it's driving me crazy

Answer:Hard drive noise!

Hello Extreme,

What type of noise is the hard drive making? (ex: grinding, squelling, vibration, etc....)

Depending on the noise it is making, this usually is an indication that your hard drive is about to die. I would strongly recommend that you back up anything that you do not want to lose to be safe, and may need to replace the hard drive with a new one soon.

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My PC makes a vibrating noise occasionally when it is booting up and only very occasionally when it has been on for any length of time. The "cure" is a sharp tap on the case in the "right" place !!!.

The fault is intermittent and it has yet to occur when I have the case removed. I have cleaned both my cooling fans and I have checked them and the HDD for being secure.

So is it my HDD making the noise ?. (seagate 8.4 Gbyte)

How can I check that it is the HDD making the noise ?.
Natually before replacing it I would like to be certain that it is faulty. Everything on the screen appears OK when the noise is there.

Could it be any other component ?.

Has anyone else had similar problems and knows of a cure ?.

bunnyh.
 

Answer:Hard Drive Noise ?.

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Hi,

I have searched Google, but I cannot describe what is happening.

I have a Dell Inspiron 8000 w/ PIII 1000 Ghz, and a WD 60 gig HD.

I have only started to notice this recently. There is this static sound that is coming out of the laptop speakers and the headphone jack. (It happens on Win XP and Ubuntu Linux. Running Dual-boot.)

It is a weird static sound that I can hear when I scroll down pages within a website, or open up programs on the computer, and even move the mouse across the screen, I can affect the static noise.

Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone know what I am talking about?

I think that I remember seeing a link on (digg.com) so you can hear your hard drive activity through your computer speakers. Well, I have searched that website and I can't seem to find the link, or a way to fix this.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!

th3gh05t

Answer:Hard Drive Noise

Download and run a DFT (driver fitness test) program and run that on your computer. It will tell you if your drive is failing (which could be the cause of the noise you are hearing).

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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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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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Question: Realtek loud noise

Hello,

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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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 
Cheers!





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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 http://support.microsoft.com/mats/AudioPlayback/ 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: http://dell.to/Sm161v 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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PC started up fine.

Loaded fine.

All programs loaded exactly as normal.

About 30 seconds in....RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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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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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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: http://www.extreme.outervision.com/ 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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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,
Shawn

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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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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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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.  http://www.ebay.in/itm/New-CPU-Cooling-Fan-for-HP-Pavilion-M6-M6T-M6-1000-m6-1002xx-m6-1035dx-m6-/11... We are happy to help as much as possible. 

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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?

thanks

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?

Specifications:

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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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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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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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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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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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

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2

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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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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Question: Realtek loud noise

Hello,

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)
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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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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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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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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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I have a ~2 year old PC, that upon starting has a very loud fan noise, which gradually dies down after ~2 minutes, approx. when entering windows.
I attach a zip file with recording.
Occasionally the PC has become unresponsize as CPU working flat-out.

My PC spec can be viewed in my sig, it did come with a larger fan than required inside for cooling, and I have since doublede the RAM to 8Gb (after which I did experinece some other issues here).

Any ideas, or suggestion of further diagnostics I can do would be appreciated?
 

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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 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?

Thanks!

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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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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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkCLubSukzI 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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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 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?

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

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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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I was using my PC and all of the sudden it started making a loud almost rattling sound. I shut it off, waited a little and restarted it. It went away for a few minutes and then came back. I opened up the case to see if I could find where the noise was coming from and it seemed to be coming from one of the fans. I unplugged the power to that fan and now it is quiet again.

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

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