Quote: Originally Posted by spvceghxst
Unplugging the hard drive didn't seem to do anything. The noise is still coming from the CPU fan. Also Youtube videos are randomly freezing for 5-10 seconds before playing.
YouTube videos freeze for me at random times as well. I think they are related to IE accumulated web surf garbage or my audio/Bluetooth headset, because I sometimes have issues getting sound in the headset and I've noticed that the videos will stop if they detect some change in the audio output. For me, it may be due to the Realtek audio driver
on my Intel board.
When you've got multiple issues going on, you need to simplify the variables to isolate the issue. If that chirping noise wasn't the hard disk you removed, I would check your other drive. From what you've posted, I got the impression that you have at least two drives on that system.
Check the fan very carefully. Get a spare fan and swap it out to confirm that it is or isn't the fan.
If the fan blades aren't rubbing against anything and the fan is turning at the proper rate, I wouldn't be too concerned about the fan causing YouTube videos to freeze.
Do you run CCleaner? I think it's a good free utility. It's probably one of the best. It has a registry cleaner as well. If you don't use it, I recommend you download it and run it. I run that program, both the clean-up and registry cleaner several times a day along with Windows Disk Clean-up to get rid of all the crap you pick-up surfing the web. If you're having issues with viewing videos in your browser, I would suspect internet junk or a browser add-on that's bogging you down. SUPERAntiSpyware is another good program to clean up Internet trash and just like CCleaner, it has free version that you can download without a bunch of crapware downloading with it.