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Windows 7: Hot weather overloading my fan.

02 Jun 2010   #41
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HMonk View Post
Noise coming from heat sink? You mean the little fan sitting on top of your CPU heat sink?

I would differentiate between four types of fan noises: rushing air (the whooshing sound), gear noise (like the whirring sound of a 50x CD-ROM spinning), grinding or rattling noise (a sort of chattering sound as the bearings bounce around in a broken race), or a vibrating sound (made by a loose fan frame or blade).

Monk
Yep, I mean the fan on top. Maybe the noise is from how fast it's spinning??

You know what? The only way I'm going to the correct answer to the noise question is if I bring it to my pc guy. Who knows if I'm hearing it where I think I'm hearing it. I listened to the psu, then the heatsink thingy and then down at the video card and it seemed to me it was coming from the heatsink. I think I need someone else to listen.

The card is supposed to be loud, but I've had it for awhile. Why hasn't it gotten loud until now, if it is indeed the card? Normal wear and tear?

The noise isn't grinding, rattling or vibrating. I can't decide if it's a whoosh or a whirring. Watch, I'll bring my pc to him Saturday and it won't be loud.

Thank you


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02 Jun 2010   #42
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Since the noise has recently appeared I think it reasonable to question what is going on. Good idea to take it to the computer guy, explaining to him that it is new and see what he thinks. I am a bit like you: something going on that was not there last week - I have to find out what it is and what it means.

If it's a fan going bad, I at least want to have a replacement on hand for when it quits. If it is a CPU fan going bad, I'm not going to wait: I'll replace it now to avoid the possibility of it quitting while I am in the middle of something important and then the CPU overheats and the system shuts down.

Let us know what he thinks.

Monk
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03 Jun 2010   #43
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ok. I did talk to him last week and he told me to turn off the pc when it gets above 80 out, so I'll have to bring it there and force it on him. lol

It's nice and silent right now. It's also in the 60's right now.

Ok, thanks for all your help and I'll get back here when we find out what's going on.

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03 Jun 2010   #44
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

We'll be here mate.
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03 Jun 2010   #45
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
We'll be here mate.
Don't know about you Kid, but I'm dying to know what the source of the noise is. Since it's new, I can't help think it's a fan on the way out.

Monk
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05 Jun 2010   #46
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I'm so aggravated. I go to the pc today and the power isn't on annnnd the power WON'T go on. So I bring the pc to my guy and ... naturally it boots right up for him. So he asks if I have it plugged into a surge protector. No. He gave me a surger protector. He also told me that I didn't need to take off the side panel to blow air in, becuz it has 2 large grates already in it. I stayed there for 30. Of course the pc didn't get loud either. So there ya go. No answers on where the noise is coming from.

Can I plug a surger protector into another one?
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05 Jun 2010   #47
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tousdae View Post
I'm so aggravated. I go to the pc today and the power isn't on annnnd the power WON'T go on. So I bring the pc to my guy and ... naturally it boots right up for him. So he asks if I have it plugged into a surge protector. No. He gave me a surger protector. He also told me that I didn't need to take off the side panel to blow air in, becuz it has 2 large grates already in it. I stayed there for 30. Of course the pc didn't get loud either. So there ya go. No answers on where the noise is coming from.

Can I plug a surger protector into another one?

I can't see why not.
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05 Jun 2010   #48
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Tell me what you think. I *think* the noise is from the video card. 1. I didn't know that card runs all the time until you guys told me that. I thought it was only in use when I was in game. So when I get home from work and it's hot out and I hear the noise, I had ruled out the video card. 2. It's quiet, I put the game on and a few minutes later it get noisy. So this is what is leading me to believe, now, that it's the video card. The reviews said the card was noisy. Could it just be the card is noisy, even more so becuz of the room temp, or should I worry that it's on its way out? When I put my ear to everything, it didn't sound like it came from the card, but maybe it is?

I'm checking out temps so I can put the fan on and see if it cools off with the cover still on.

Ok thanks for that, Kid. He was wondering, too, if maybe that outlet is messed up. So I got to wondering if maybe I shouldn't plug the new surge protector into it and could plug into another.
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05 Jun 2010   #49
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Some gfx cards are very noisy, if the reviews mention it I'd be inclined to believe it.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it, just keep an eye on the temps.
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06 Jun 2010   #50
Tousdae

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Alright, thanks again ... to you and Monk ... for your help
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