lots o' noise

By cjmagnum
Jun 28, 2007
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  1. Normally whenever my computer fans start to get louder i just use compressed air and spray out all dust and normally it fixes the problem, i think, but lately my computer has been getting louder. Is this something i can fix?
  2. gavinseabrook

    gavinseabrook Newcomer, in training Posts: 528

    Does it sound like a rattling? If so, this means that your bearings are loose. Usually this means you go out and get some new fans. Do you know which fan is the loudest?

    OR

    Is it that it just sounds like they are spinning really fast?
  3. cjmagnum

    cjmagnum Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 94

    sounds like the fans are spinning faster than usual
  4. thebaronjocelin

    thebaronjocelin TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 196

    Another hardware component could be clogged with dust to the point that it is overheating, and the fans are overcompensating to deal with the threat.

    Or, your lube could have worn out. Either way.
  5. almcneil

    almcneil TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,554

    Sorry to sound like a worn out vinyl record, but did you try checking for spyware? I recommend the following:


    • Ad-Aware 2007
      Spybot Search & Destroy
      AVG Anti-Spyware

    Sorry everyone but spyware is my #1 service call with my business!! It can cause all kinds of different problems.
  6. thebaronjocelin

    thebaronjocelin TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 196

    The new version those products (excepting AVG) are terrible. There's no User Control Panel whatsoever, and it tries to automate itself and fails miserably. If you're going that way, I'd say get an older version from Filefront or something.
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