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Windows 7: Rattling noise

13 Apr 2015   #21
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Ok, thanks.


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03 May 2015   #22
Computer0304

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Well, today, I powered on the computer and the fan rattling noise was way quieter but it still rattled. Also, a little off topic, but for some reason, the noise from my hard drive I talked about in a thread long time ago quieted down randomly while I was copying files over to a flash drive and stayed quiet. The SMART status on the drive is good according to Crystal Disk Info. Now that I think about it, the technician that fixed this computer before I joined SevenForums might have replaced the drive, but I'm not sure.

Also, should I put this computer in a cardboard box as I will not be using it again until about August?
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04 May 2015   #23
TVeblen

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Not for any mechanical reason. You could do it for convenience, or to keep the dust off of it.
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04 May 2015   #24
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Not for any mechanical reason. You could do it for convenience, or to keep the dust off of it.
What do you mean by mechanical reason? Yes, the main reason I'm thinking about doing this is for keeping dust away.
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04 May 2015   #25
TVeblen

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Mechanical means that the system, the PC, the parts as a whole and separately.

As opposed to "Aesthetic" - keeping the case shiny and clean.
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04 May 2015   #26
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Wouldn't keeping it in a box keep dust away from the inside too?
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04 May 2015   #27
Golden
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Only if you double-box it.
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04 May 2015   #28
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

But one box is better than none though, isn't it? Also, there doesn't have to be ventilation holes in the box, right?
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04 May 2015   #29
TVeblen

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The only way dust could get inside a PC that is not running is if it is actually blowing around, or if there were somehow a negative pressure inside the case. Normal dust will settle vertically and sit on top of the flat surfaces.

I never picture South Korea as a dry, dusty place. Is it?
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04 May 2015   #30
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
The only way dust could get inside a PC that is not running is if it is actually blowing around, or if there were somehow a negative pressure inside the case. Normal dust will settle vertically and sit on top of the flat surfaces.

I never picture South Korea as a dry, dusty place. Is it?
Well, in the spring, there is some Asian dust and particulate matter that comes from China through the wind but I keep my windows closed on those days. So dust can't clog up a PC just sitting there? The dust will only settle on the outside of the case but not the inside?
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