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Graphics card (loud noise)

Question: Graphics card (loud noise)

I was sitting around when my pc suddenly started making this loud whirring sound. The noise level was oscillating, so it isn't the normal fan noise. Anyhow, I switched the pc off so I could dismantle the casing and see if there were obstructions of any sort inside the PC; some huge insect or something (is that possible?) There was nothing, so I switched the pc on with its casing off, so I could pinpoint the noise. I traced the sound back to the graphics card, a radeon 9600 powercolor, and the small little fan attached to it. NOw the problem is, well, I don't know what I should do. Is this normal? Do graphics card, after 2 months use (its 2 months old) start making loud, loud noises? Is it okay if I continue using the pc? Everything still works exactly fine; I'm still able to type this post so that's saying something. And the noise has sort of settled into a steady noise; but still abnormally loud and warbly (sometimes it gets louder then back to normal).Might also be useful to note that I leave my computer on 24 hours... I don't know if that's causing that. I put it to sleep sometimes, but at most, I forget. I'm hoping that I didn't mess my pc cause of that?Please advise. It'd be greatly appreciated.

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Answer: Graphics card (loud noise)

No they don't (start making loud loud noises)If the card is 2 months old, there is probably a warranty somewhere. Contact the place you bought it. In the meantime, I'm afraid its not a good idea to continue to use it. Do you have an old graphics card that can go in there in the meanwhile?

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Hi there!
I recently upgraded my computer's power supply from 350w, to 500w, but after running it for a few hours, a very loud high pitched noise started coming from the computer. So I swapped the 350w one back in, and the sound still hasn't stopped. It starts the second the computer is switched on, and stops when it is turned off. It's not any of the fans, as I have checked them.
The sound stops when the graphics card is out of the motherboard, and it stays off regardless of it the 6pin power supply is in or not.
The graphics card is an NIVIDIA GeForce 8800GT and the motherboard is a Foxconn 45GM.
I really need some help with this, so if you need any other info, please
let me know.
Cheers :)

Answer:Graphics Card/Motherboard Loud High-pitched Noise

How did you check the fans?

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Hi Dell Support,

I am having so much problem on this unit. First issue the graphics not responding and now second the loud fan noise! *** is happening to my Laptop. I just buy this laptop Last January 2016 and I am having so much problem on it! Can anyone repair or replace it? Please let me know if I can still replace or repair this laptop!

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 5559 Loud Fan Noise and Not Responding Graphics

Hi BONGSKY,
Does the system overheat? Does it stop working or turn off automatically? Are there any bluescreens / system crashes? When did the issue start? When do you encounter the graphics issue? What exactly is the problem with the graphics adapter / driver? What graphics adapter do you have an issue with? Is the issue seen with or without the adapter connected?
Update the BIOS - http://dell.to/1TZqnDE
Download the Intel video drivers from - http://intel.ly/1RdHykJ - for your OS and the AMD drivers from - http://bit.ly/1Lqm0Ld for Windows 8.1 and http://bit.ly/1iqwIba - for Windows 10.
Create a system restore point and then uninstall the existing video drivers from device manager and programs and features - then restart the system and install the Intel Driver first and then the AMD driver next. Should you have any issues during or after installation, you could always restore the system back.
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us.
If the system is under warranty, then contact us via Twitter - @dellcares for faster communication or write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details. If there is no warranty, then we can help with a paid service call if required.
Keep us updated.
 

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I am using xonar d2x sound card and it has been good until recently when I played videos on youtube and games it gives a loud buzzing noise. Even sounds made by windows sound produces the loud buzzing noise. It also happens on sometimes when playing videos. Other than that it works fine. I tried to use realtek sound but can't find the driver on device manager, even after downloading & installing the drivers. I tried reinstalling my xonar sound driver but it didn't fix the problem. I reformatted my pc and installed the xonar sound card but the problem is still there. I then tried installing the update for it but my pc crash (blue screen with driver_IRQL_not_less_or_equal error). After restart, there's no audio output device detected. Device manager shows Marvell 91xx Config ATA device not installed.

I'm really frustrated now. Is there anyone that can help me? Thanks alot.

Answer:xonar d2x sound card loud buzzing noise problem

First, don't have two sound devices enabled, as that can cause conflicts.

Is the buzzing caused by something attached to the sound card? e.g. a "ground loop hum". Remove anything attached to the card and then just connect a headphone and see if you still get the buzzing. If its gone then what is attached to the card is causing the problem. If its still there the first step is to "reseat" the card (with the PC powered off, remove the sound card then reinstall making sure its fully and correctly seated).

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Cannot record sounds which are played in the speakers.  When activating "stereo mix" in the sound card, a loud noise is generated.  Installed a new driver from Relater, but cannot see in the installed drivers list, if it is actually installed, but  no difference in recording  - except now the "Stereo mix" device has disappeared. By accident I have removed the "Windows Media Player" from the system. Can this have any influence?  And how do I get it back?

Answer:S12 Ion, loud noise out of the Realtek sound card device "Stereo Mixer" when activated

Hi and welcome...
Windows Media Player  download and install from Microsoft site Download here..
 
the  microphone could produce the noise a feedback... turn mic off ...in playback..
 
sincerely KalvinKlein

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Question: Loud Graphics Card

My new Dell 8250 originally came with a Nvidia GeForce 4 MX420 graphics card. It seemed to have driver troubles; & I wasn't that thrilled with the display, so Dell sent me an ATI Radeon 9600 Pro.

This one provides an absolute beautiful display (from standard apps to web surfing to photo editing to graphics & illustrations), but has an onboard fan that whistles full time.

Now I've noticed, whenever I work in audio (SONAR & WaveLab); & my speakers are cranking, when the music stops, there are harmonics that are generated somewhere in the system, which are quite loud. After 45 seconds or so, they subside...& what is left is the typical fan sound on the new graphics card. This never happened with the GeForce, so I am assuming the harmonics are being generated within the Radeon?

My question is:

Is there a graphics card out there which is capable of producing a high quality picture (I have an M992, 19" CRT), but that is not noisy?

I guess I'm looking for the best of both worlds...to be able to work in high-end audio apps; & have a quality display without a lot of noise. Anything fit that bill?

Thanks in advance,

mark4man
 

Answer:Loud Graphics Card

i use a radeon 9700 pro and its perfecto and basicly silent except for a faint hum...
 

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I've had a Dell Dimension DIMC521 running Windows XP for several years. A few years ago the graphics card stopped working and we had to buy a new one that had a fan. In the past few months the computer started making this really loud humming noise whenever its on. I opened up the case and the noise seems to be coming from the graphics card. If I press on the fan it stops spinning and the noise stops as well. According to the computer, the card is an ATI Radeon X1300/X1550 series. If anyone knows whats wrong or how to fix this please let me know. There are three screws holding the fan onto it's enclosure. Thanks.
 

Answer:Graphics card fan really loud

My guess is that the video card has filled up with dust. If your graphic card is fully operating and doing what you expecting I see no reason to worry about this.. So try cleaning your gpu fan with a air can or a small brush and see what happening..
 

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I'm running this card in my custom box: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814241043

The fan on it is stupid loud...easily as loud or louder than all my other fans in the box (there are 4 other fans, 3 case and 1 cpu).

I'm looking for alternative suggestions for cooling this card, whether it be a quieter fan/heatsink, passive, etc.

thanks

BTW this is my first post here in like a year, LOL.
 

Answer:Need fix for loud ATI graphics card fan

Just a couple of clicks away from your link is this lot - http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=576&name=VGA-Cooling
 

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hey TF.
i got a problem with my graphics card fan. i turn the pc off at night, and in the morning when i turn it on again the fan is really loud. but it only happens after the computer has been off for over an hour. ive cleaned every bit of dust out of it but its still making this awful noise. can anyone suggest a problem? its a 6600gt.

Answer:loud graphics card fan

Yea ..this could mean the FAN is goin to fail

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I have an EVGA e-GeForce 6600LE graphics card that is about a year old. It has recently started making a noise that sounds as if it is hitting something during its rotations. I pinpointed that it was definately the graphics card fan making the noise, removed the card and used compressed air to clean out any accumulated dust. I also looked to make sure that nothing was coming into contact with the fan blades. Can the fan be removed from the graphics card (it seems to be stuck on pretty good) to look into it more or do I just need to contact EVGA(it's still under warrenty). Thanks!!!!!
 

Answer:Loud fan on evga graphics card

Check with Evga. If you see obvious screws, you can often buy a replacement fan cheap, but if unsure, check with them before voiding your warranty.
 

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Hey there. I built my PC a little under a year ago. Everything has been working perfectly until yesterday. All of the sudden, my graphics card's fan has been crazy loud. Like, its not a "fan running faster that usual" loud. It sounds like its having issues running as the sound also sometimes fluctuates/throbs , if you know what I mean.

At first, I could get it to stop by rocking my PC back and forth once or twice, and another time I did it on accident when I started to move the PC to get ready to open it.

I took out the card and got rid of as much dust as I could. It worked fine again for about 8 hours, then it started up again.
I've been reading on the internet where people are having the same problems and had to replace the fan. I'm hoping I don't have to do that as there doesn't seem to be a way to even open the graphics card up.

Here's a link to a video I recorded to show people the sound:

youtube[dot]com/watch?v=VHeqK8Z_x_E
It's a Radeon HD 5850.
The noise is seriously getting irritating as I can't even use the computer without it making noises. Not to mention that I'm worried I'll have to spend a lot of money to take care of the issue.

FYI, I'm not very hardware savvy.
 

Answer:Graphics card fan suddenly loud

Hi, to me that is common in CPU and Laptop CPU fan, it just suddenly loosens and you either need to open it and clean it or buy a new one, it happen more often in Laptops, but u should also know that will also happen if its up-side-down.
Best thing is to get a new one, but if u want you could try opening it and clean with an alcohol, then smear in a simple light grease... that will smoothen it again... but being that you are not a hardware savvy, then i thing get a new one...
Hope that helps
 

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As the title says I have a Y900-34ISZ Desktop and the grapihics card tinds to make a VERY loud buzzing sound when playing games. At first it wasn't a big problem but it seems to be getting worse, it to the point that i can't even stand to play anything because the buzzing is so loud. i've already tried contetacting support but all i got out of that was a dent in my case. Anyone have any Ideas on how to fix this. I've already checked the fans and cleaned out the case as well as updating all drivers but nothing has worked.
 
Mod's Edit: Edited Subject line to a more family friendly description of issue.
 

Answer:Y900-34ISZ Desktop loud Graphics card buzzing

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Have you checked to see if the card is loose?  If it isn't then a graphics card shouldn't be making this kind of noise which means it needs to be replaced.  I would recommend you contact Lenovo Support for warranty assistance.  I would see if Lenovo can send you a replacement card instead of sending the whole system in.  You can then send back the noisy one to Lenovo.
 
Lenovo Support - USA1-877-453-668624 hours a day 7 days / week
 
An alternative is check with your local Best Buy store to see if they are an authorized service center. You could then walk it in for the replacement.
 
Here is a link to your model's Hardware Maintenance Manual.  It will explain how to replace the graphics card if needed.....
 
https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/desktop_pub/ic_y700-900_hmm_20151006.pdf
 

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As the title says I have a Y900-34ISZ Desktop and the grapihics card tinds to make a VERY loud buzzing sound when playing games. At first it wasn't a big problem but it seems to be getting worse, it to the point that i can't even stand to play anything because the buzzing is so loud. i've already tried contetacting support but all i got out of that was a dent in my case. Anyone have any Ideas on how to fix this. I've already checked the fans and cleaned out the case as well as updating all drivers but nothing has worked.

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my r7 360 that i bought on the 26th is really loud
temps
idle-35-40
browing internet-45
in game-72-89
is this normal for temps and could someone tell me why is so loud

Answer:ASUS AMD Radeon R7 3602MB GDDR5 Graphics Card getting verry loud

Hi,
You might need to take and upload some pictures of the inside of the case
What is the air intake and exhaust like on the case ?

Loud differs between definitions
Louder than a 747 zooming by

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Hello. I have been having a serious problem with my computer. Sometimes (but not always), when I change the monitor inputs on the back of my computer, while it is running, the computer fan will suddenly get very loud and the computer will stop functioning. I am forced to shut it off. Usually when I turn it back on, the same thing will happen right away, and I often have to spend a lot of time powering it off and on, maybe up to 10 times, until it will finally run. Then it usually asks me to do a disc check scan, and then it will work for a while, but only temporarily. It used to be able to do this without a problem.

This almost always happens if I pull the cord out too hard, and I have to be very careful, but sometimes this happens without me even touching the connections. Sometimes it happens if I just touch the back of the computer or even if a wire is moved.

I took it in a long time ago, and the person said that it was because I needed a new battery. At the time, I was turning it on, then off, then on so quickly that he thought that may be another reason why and explained that it was like turning a light switch on and off really quickly.

About last month, it started happening so badly that I took it into the computer shop again. I told him that I often change the cords for the monitors in the graphics card while the computer is running . He said that doing that shouldn't be a problem. He cleaned out the computer (I don't have part of the case on it, and the dust i... Read more

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Got a Radeon x1650PRO card. I have heard others say this was a noisy card but was expecting a bit of a noise like the one my previous card made, which teneded to be like the noise the computer fan made. this is more of a high pitched zing. I find it very annoying. It didn't make this racket for the first few days but is noticeable now. It is especially annoying as prior to installation the PSU made a row and that has now disappeared!any suggestions or am I stuck with it?

Answer:Noise from graphics card.

zalman make quiet graphics card coolers, about £16 or £18. check website to find the one for your card.

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My gpu fan has been really loud recently. (haven't had trouble for about two years)
Nvidia Geforce 6600GT
I have been playing Titan Quest for the last couple days, which brought up the gpu to around 70 degrees Celsius.
That would be the only thing I could think of that would have caused this noise.

I'm not sure what to do.
 

Answer:Graphics Card Fan Noise

Check it for any dust buildup around/in it ....otherwise, keep an ear open and be ready to replace it (sooner, rather than later - the fan, that is).
 

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hi. I have an nvidia Graphics card geForce6200-256 Mb AGP. Well just recently when my pc boots up, the GPU fan makes noise and after a few minutes the noise ceases[ fan is still running]. Can this pose a problem for me[not necessarily now maybe in the future]???

Can I be reliable on it??? wont this situation decrease the lifetime of my card or its performance??
 

Answer:Graphics card Fan making noise

Sounds like a cooling fan to me.
 

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Hello. A few weeks ago, my computer was factory reset. Ever since then, the computer has been unusually quiet and occasionally gets very loud for 30 seconds or so, and then goes back to being quiet. Is there any way I can fx this? (By the way, the warranty expired 2 years ago on this machine) Also, one quick question: With this computer, am I able to install a graphics card?

Answer:Fan noise and graphics card question

@zappy595?, welcome to the forum. The fan problem could be dust on the fan.  I suggest removing the side panel and cleaning it thoroughly.  Remove all of the dust from the fans and other components. Yes, you can install a video card.  However, it will require a power supply unit (PSU) upgrade, also.  The existing PSU is only 300W.  Most of the newer video cards require at least 400W; 500W is even better.  Let me know what you want to do with the computer and I will recommend a video card that will best meet your needs.

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im not sure if this is in the right section but any help would be very appresiated.

my problem is that i hav a shuttlex pc which is suposed 2 b very quiet but when i got it the onboard graphics card was **** so i got an apg PNY geforce 6600 256mb it has outstanding performance but now all i can hear all the time is the bloody fan spinning VERY loudly! its realy getting anoying so i was wondering if it would be possible to get a new fan for it.

i know that silentx fans are supposed to be very good but i dont know which ones to get @ the moment the graphics card gets quite hot so i dont want any less efficiancy or it might break
i dont know the specs of the fan but if anyone knows anything that might help PLEASE tell me

thanks in advance

Answer:Graphics card 6600 fan noise

You sure it isn't the CPU fan? I find it unlikely that both fans would it...

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Hi all :wave

I've finally run into a problem I can't figure out a solution to:

I purchased a BFG Tech GeForce 6200, along with a 512MB stick of RAM for this computer a little over a year and a half ago, installed both myself, and have never run into any problems until now.

The fan on the graphics card began making a chattering sound about a month ago - this sound isn't constant, and only seems to happen whenever the fan sounds like it's changing speeds, so I, like an idiot, decided to ignore it.

The GPU temperature has never varied since the noise began (I use Everest for monitoring), so I thought I could leave finding a solution until my final exams were done. That was, evidently, a bad idea

When I went to play a game a couple of hours ago, the fan made a horrible screeching sound, then returned to its normal hum. I immediately shut down the game, and checked the GPU temperature - it still was at 48C, which is what it has always gone up to in the summer when playing games. It quickly returned, like always, to 39C.

What I'm wondering is should I print off what I need for studying and avoid using the computer until after my exams are done? I'd rather fix it now, but as I'm not a computer expert, and because of a considerable lack of time, I can't really do anything about it right now.

If worse came to worse, is there somewhere I could take the card to have it repaired? I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and know th... Read more

Answer:Graphics card fan making an awful noise

It could just be that dust has clogged up the inlet and is choking the fan a bit and making it strain. I would turn off and unplug your PC Power Cord, remove the side cover and gently vacuum around the fun and see if you can get any crud out. Did you place it in there yourself? Because it would be better to remove it from the PC and then give it a good vacuum while holding the fan with your finger to stop it spinning (over spinning can damage the bearings in the fan).
 

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Dear all,

I have had problems with my video card (nvidia 7600)

I have had a verry loud noise in vista
I have turned off desktop compisition and areo in vista and still the noise

When i turn my computer i have to:
1 unplug the power plug from my PSU,
2 put it back in
3 wait 1 - 2 secs then turn on my computer for the screen to work

I dont have any bent pins,
replaced cable

dont know what else to do
 

Answer:Nvidia 7600 gt Graphics card Noise

What kind of noise? It's probably a fan bearing - most likely a failing fan. Not uncommon for it to die at a certain age. Consider replacing the cooling fan with an aftermarket one or purchasing a new graphics card.
 

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Hey guys.. Last night my computer started making an incredibly loud buzzing sound but as it was late and I was about to go to sleep, I turned it off and hoped it would be OK in the morning. This morning I turned it on to find it is just as bad as last night and discovered it is coming from my Graphics Card, any ideas on how to fix this?

I'm pretty terrible when it comes to this kinda thing so any help would be much appreciated!
 

Answer:Graphics card fan making lots of noise

Your graphics card has likely reached the end of its useful product life... if it is over a year old... or if it has been over-driven a lot. It will likely be important to tell us more about your system... power supply, motherboard, cpu cooling... along with brand names and models.
 

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I just recently bought a new EVGA e-GeForce 9600 GSO, and whenever I put it into the video card slot and turn on the computer, it makes this really high pitched noise and nothing appears on the screen. What is wrong? How can I fix it?

Answer:Graphics card making high pitched noise

http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,61119.msg387866.html#msg387866

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I am wondering if anyone can help me out with this strange and puzzling problem that I am experiencing.

I am using a a single Gigabyte GV-N460OC-1GI (GeForce 460) card
GIGABYTE - Graphics Card - NVIDIA - PCI Express Solution - GeForce 400 Series - GV-N460OC-1GI

into which I have a couple of Samsung P2450H monitors connected via the DVI cables:
24" LCD Monitor | Samsung Office

My motherboard is a ASUS P6X58D Premium, my case is a HAF-X, I am not overclocking my i7-950 and my CPU cooler is a Cooler Master Hyper 212+.
So here is what I am expereincing. 90% of the time when I have BOTH of the monitors turned on, I hear a very faint high-frequency noise emulating. If I have only one of the monitors turned on (doesn't matter which one), there is no noise. This "extra" noise is coming from somwhere within the case, so it could be the motherboard or the graphics card or ???. I very much doubt that it is any of the fans, as those are nearly silent and I would easily notice this by seeing "faster" RPM speed when I run Everest Sensor program. Also, I have double checked that Windows 7 display is setup for 60Hz for both of the monitors. My system is only 3 weeks old, and I doubt it's a capacitor issue (?!?)

This noise is barely audible, but I definately hear it (I am a professional musician...). The noise is very different that the one people used to get when we all had CRT monitors and were trying to run in the "wrong" resultion. That was a ver... Read more

Answer:Why do I hear extra noise when using 2 monitors w/460 graphics card?

I'm unsure whether this is a red herring, but could you experiment with the refresh rates for the graphics card and see if that noise persists?

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Today I replaced my Corsair CS350 psu with a CX750M and replaced my Nvidia GeForce 640 with an Sapphire Radeon R9 280. I installed the drivers with the CD provided by Sapphire and everything seemed to work fine. However, when I lauched Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition, I heard a buzzing noise coming from my headphones, varying in pitch. I tested it on Arma 3. The noise was there only when playing games. I noticed that when turning down the 'Overall' setting in the graphics settings, the noise got higher. I also noticed that when I Alt+tabbed out of the game, the noise disappeared. Any thoughts on how I could fix this?
 

Answer:Noise only when running games after replacing PSU and graphics card

Wild *** Guess: RF leakage from the graphics card is inducing the noise somewhere in the audio system, possibly through the cables that connect the audio header to the front panel. When the graphics card isn't doing much, it's not generating a lot of RF leakage. But when rendering graphics for a game, it's working hard and the RF leakage increases. I did find something on Yahoo Answers that suggests it could be a ground loop issue.
 

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My new graphics card everytime I play a game it motors up and makes a racket and this goes on even after I've finished the game, normally its quiet if I boot up and not play a game. Have I got a faulty card or need to change some setting. the noise only goes away after about 10 mins of no game.

Answer:Graphics Card 7600GT Nvidia makes noise after game

I assume that it has it's own cooling system, it's probably the fan.

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Sup!

I have a problem with my display -- it's really weird, because it's actually able to be Print Screened. Sometimes when I leave a game or a fullscreen application using my graphics card (integrated Radeon 3000 Graphics), my screen will sometimes have a weird static-y noise thing. It's really hard to explain, but here:

I made the really ugly red crayon, bu the weird stuff near the top of the screen is the glitch. It's really, REALLY annoying, and the only workaround is to restart my graphics driver which bugs me.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Answer:Annoying glitch with graphics card, random static noise appearing

Try with a graphics card and see if it'll be gone. I suspect it's the port that is dusty or the GPU has given up already.

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Sup!

I have a problem with my display -- it's really weird, because it's actually able to be Print Screened. Sometimes when I leave a game or a fullscreen application using my graphics card (integrated Radeon 3000 Graphics), my screen will sometimes have a weird static-y noise thing. It's really hard to explain, but here:

I made the really ugly red crayon, bu the weird stuff near the top of the screen is the glitch. It's really, REALLY annoying, and the only workaround is to restart my graphics driver which bugs me.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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I purchased a EVGA GeForce 6200 256mb PCI card (not PCI-E) from newegg for my Dell Dimension 1100 in January and from the start i've experienced these "interference lines" running across the screen when using 3D applications/games such as games, google earth, itunes cover flow etc. At 1st they start off small, then increase in size and frequency when the 3d activity increases as well as a high pitch noise that comes out from the speakers and my headphones if connected. I thought maybe a faulty/underpowered PSU was the cause so i upgraded the standard dell psu i had (250w) with an Antec Earthwatts 80 PLUS certified 500W one and the problem still persists. This problem isn't just isolated in Windows Xp, but also other OSes i've used on my PC like Ubuntu so i don't think its a drive issue (i've also tried to downgrade to older drivers). Anyone have any advice?

Windows XP Sp3 Home
2.52GHZ Intel Celeron D
2GB DDR400 Ram
160GB 7200 HDD
 

Answer:Wavy White Lines/High Pitch Noise with new nvidia graphics card

If the card is passively cooled (heatsink) and you know the noise is definitely coming from the card, the card may have a defective capacitor or capacitors.

Remove the card and carefully examine the capacitors. All should be perfectly flat on top. If you find any with swollen or bulging tops, or that are leaking a "brownish" looking fluid, the capacitors are most likely the problem.
 

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


Other Specs:

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

Answer:New CPU and now it makes loud noise

does this sound continue once u logged on to ur OS
 

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













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Answer:S10-2 loud beeping noise

hi sunstreaker,
 
Thank You for using Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I'm Thinking about stuck key or button on your system.
Can you try running Passmark Keyboard Test a key or button will show red on the image if it is being pressed or held down.
 
Try doing a BIOS Reset as well
    Keep on hitting F2 when you turn it on,
       Once inside BIOS, hit f9 to load default and f10 to save and exit
 
Best Regards
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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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So I recently got a new computer about 1 month ago and the microphone didn't seem to work. When I got it to work there was this really loud annoying sound that had beeps and echos in it, kind of hard to explain. I have turned off the option of "Listen to this device" in the audio control panel and haven't found any further fixed for this issue I wondered if anyone could help me :) The headset I use is the Logitech G230.
Ty in advance.

Answer:Loud noise when using microphone.

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

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

Answer:loud noise all the time

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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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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 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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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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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 you´ll find some very usefull videos for opening your system. You´won´t void your warranty, if your only open the CRU`S.

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

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

Answer:PC making loud Noise

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

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Question: Loud 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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Hey everyone! I just got a new u310 a few days ago. It has Windows 8 installed. I started working on the notebook, hoping the fan noise would eventually stop but it is really really noisy. I installed a software, which would indicate a temperature of 36°C, so usually the fan shouldn't be working on such a high level in the first place. I have read a couple of posts about this, but no one seems to have found a solution for tge U310 specifically. Does anyone have the same problem? I thought maybe there is a BIOS update which would help...? Thanks a lot, Sonni 

Answer:U310 loud fan noise

hi Sonni_87,
 
The loud fan noise that you're hearing, is it a:1. A wind noise?
     - If it is, this is normal as faster fan speed causes wind noise on the vents (this usually happens if you're getting unusual heat and the fan spins at a higher rate to cool down the CPU/GPU.
 
2. A grinding / rattling noise?
     - this indicates that the fan is struggling - It's possible that it's hitting something, is dirty or is starting to wear out and needs to be replaced. 
 
Also, the BIOS can configure on how the fan spins. It's possible that the configuration is set to make the fan spin at a higher rate even on less load on the CPU/GPU (like in this article). In this case, you may need to contact lenovo report this issue
 
 
Regards

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

Answer:CPU fan making loud noise

  
Quote: Originally Posted by aspry


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Very loud and scary noise from my PC.

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

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I 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 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!
 

Answer:loud static noise!

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

http://youtu.be/TOVQB5Ylkcg

Answer:Loud Fan Noise While Gaming

Hello MoeX,

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

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

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

thanks

Answer:New XPS One 2710 loud fan noise

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

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

Answer:loud noise on startup

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

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

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

Most likely the power supply/fan ...

easy to replace ..
 

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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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Question: Loud Beep Noise

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

Answer:Loud Beep Noise

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

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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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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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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?
 

Answer:loud noise coming from PC

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

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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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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.

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

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

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

Answer:Loud noise from computer.

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

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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.
 

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

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

Answer:SL400 - HDD Loud Noise

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

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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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