computer noise

  hvs 15:36 15 Jan 2003
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  hvs 15:36 15 Jan 2003

My computer all of a sudden starts making a very irritating loud noise. Could it be the fan which is working overtime? I read the article about the different processors and over heating. I have an AMD K6. I did have an extra 40GB Maxtor hard drive installed. The noise starts with a kind of revving up to a pitch which lasts for a while and then eventually seems to die down! I am worried that if I leave this it could cause a major problem.Your help would be much appreciated.

  mark3110 15:44 15 Jan 2003

Sounds like it could be your system or power supply fan click here hope it helps.

Regards

Mark

  DieSse 15:45 15 Jan 2003

Might it be there is CD in the CD-drive?

If it's a fan - the only thing to do is find out which one - by looking and listening with the case cover off.

  mark3110 15:46 15 Jan 2003

Oh by the way, If it is anything to do with the power supply, dont open it or you could be in for a shock.

MArk

  siarad 15:54 15 Jan 2003

Put a plastics pen in the back PSU fan to stop it running to see if that's making the noise. If yes it's cheaper to buy a new PSU than fan. If not likewise hold the CPU fan, Video etc.

  hvs 18:23 15 Jan 2003

thanks for the advice I have printed this out and will try this out tomorrow as I am a bit tied up right now.

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