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Windows 7: Rumbling noise from laptop

10 Jul 2011   #1
eternalx

Window 7 Home 64bit
 
 
Rumbling noise from laptop

Hello,
I sometimes get a rumbling noise inside my laptop. I thought it was either my fan; however, while running "error checking" on my hard drive, the fan was running full blast for 30 min+ without any noise. I then thought it was my hard drive. However, I have recently exchanged my old hard drive for an SSD; unfortunately the problem persists. The noise is periodic and usually arises when I am playing a game.

Is there anything else that may be causing this problem? If necessary, my laptop is the Samsung R580E.
Thanks!


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10 Jul 2011   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

All games or specific games?

We can benefit from more info about your system.

UPDATE YOUR SEVENFORUMS SYSTEM SPECS


User CP (3rd item in the top menu bar) |
in left-hand column, under Your Profile, Edit System Spec |


Use Speccy - System Information - Free Download
and/or SIW to gather info for filling in the blanks.

Do me a favor and add the word laptop or desktop to the “system manufacturer” block.

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader, Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor

Scroll down and click on the SAVE CHANGES button.
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10 Jul 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sometimes there is such a noise that comes from the CD/DVD reader - e.g. when you boot the system. Is it that kind of noise?
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10 Jul 2011   #4
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Are you sure it's inside your laptop. Sometimes an external USB HDD can "rumble" and if it's on the same table as your laptop it can seem to be coming from the laptop.
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10 Jul 2011   #5
eternalx

Window 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies. And sorry about not filling out my specs. It is done now.

It happens with any game--even a game like Warcraft 3 stimulates it sometimes. The noise doesn't seem to be coming from the CD/DVD reader, or from any externals. I do, however, have a laptop cooler. It is the Cooler Master U2. I doubt it is because of that, since the problem has only arisen a few months ago.

The noise sounds like my old computer when it is processing--a vibrating kind of noise.
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10 Jul 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
a vibrating kind of noise
So that must be something mechanical. Since you have an SSD, only the fans or the CD/DVD reader would qualify. If it is, however, more like a beeping or hissing, it could be the chrystals on the mobo. They do that on my Vaio - sometimes.
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10 Jul 2011   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eternalx View Post
Thanks for the replies. And sorry about not filling out my specs. It is done now.

It happens with any game--even a game like Warcraft 3 stimulates it sometimes. The noise doesn't seem to be coming from the CD/DVD reader, or from any externals. I do, however, have a laptop cooler. It is the Cooler Master U2. I doubt it is because of that, since the problem has only arisen a few months ago.

The noise sounds like my old computer when it is processing--a vibrating kind of noise.
If the problem only occurs when playing games, then I more suspect electrical noise.

What anti-virus software do you use?

Download , install and run CCleaner (link in my sig). Run the Cleaner portion thereof. AFter that then carry out the following:

LIST OF STARTUP PROGRAMS USING CCLEANER


CCleaner | Tasks icon | Startup tab | click on Save to text file button (bottom right side)

Using the PAPER CLIP icon in the top panel of a Message Reply window, attach the .txt file generated by CCleaner.
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10 Jul 2011   #8
eternalx

Window 7 Home 64bit
 
 

I have attached the start up list. It isn't much though. I use Microsoft Security Essentials as my AV. I also run CCleaner about once a week.
If it is my CD/DVD drive, should I be worried? The fan problem I know I would have to open up the laptop to clean--only when I am desperate. And I really don't know how significant an electrical problem is.


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10 Jul 2011   #9
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

uncheck ALL except for MSC.
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10 Jul 2011   #10
eternalx

Window 7 Home 64bit
 
 

I unchecked everything other than MSC, and it seems to have solved the problem. Thank you so much for all the help!
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