Any ideas as to what might make my PC really noisy? I am unsure whether it is the processor or the fan. It's nice and quiet when i boot up, but then within 5 to 10 minutes it starts revving up and its so darn loud that we have to turn up the TV to hear it over the noise of this computer! People have asked, what the heck are you loading/running that is making it sound like that... I have no idea where to start. It does seem to get louder when I play certain games online. I belong to a gamesite called Pogo that is java driven, and my java is up to date. Depending on what game I load there, it does seem to run a lot louder. I have dialup access, and it seems to quiet down slightly after I go offline, but the only time its peaceful is when its shut off. Hubby and I have identical computers, and his dont do this. He's convinced that its the game site where I play, and using Yahoo IM that is doing this. I'm more concerned that my processor might be going bad, or a fan... or something ugly. Performance seems to be slowing down a bit also, and I have over 90% of the hard drive available, so it certainly isnt an issue of running out of room thats causing it to slow. I do have a bad habit of creating dozens of shortcuts on the desktop, then scooting them into folders when the desktop gets crowded. Would all these shortcuts, rather than adding them to favorites/bookmarks cause the processor to run loudly and more slowly? Thank you in advance for any ideas.