Help: my PC screams bloody hell!!!

By afterall
Aug 7, 2007
  1. it happened a week or so, everytime i turned the PC on with just only one or two program (like firefox n acdsee...) then it started to scream.... sounds like a train running by my house or someone is drilling on the wall next door kind of sound...

    i checked and theres nothing run in the background... and i really wanna smash it into pieces with all the screaming but i just can't...

    any help pls?
  2. afterall

    afterall TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no one knows why?

  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Perhaps you can open the PC and look inside to trace the source of the noise. It might be one of the fans like the CPU fan. If so, it might indicate an overheating CPU maybe due to the heatsink coming loose from the CPU.
  4. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    What? I'm confused. Is the sound coming from your computer case..or you speakers?
  5. Zent

    Zent TS Rookie Posts: 34

    this happens to me occasionally does it do it just for a few seconds when you turn it on ?
  6. afterall

    afterall TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the sound came from the case, not the speakers. and it goes on for a while and whenever i open something it comes back again...

    i will look into the fan and see whats up. thanks a lot mailpup
  7. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Just be careful about what you stick into a fan to stop it running (to see if it stops the noise!) Best bet is a soft clean paintbrush.
    If not a fan then the next best bet is an overheat alarm - tell us what you find.
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Also, if you haven't opened the PC for awhile, there could be a lot of dust to clean out. Could be the CPU and/or graphics card heatsink/fan are clogged with dust. That could cause overheating and cause the fans to run at full speed.
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Probably a fan or thermal warning. Yesterday I had this happen to me because I forgot to plug in the molex connector to my 7800GS, I doubt this is your problem though, but its possible if your card requires extra power the power cord worked loose.
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