GRINDING noise from PC

  asrobs 16:39 27 Feb 2006
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Hi, can any one advise me? I have been getting a grinding noise from my PC roughly monthly since I obtained it in Nov. 2004, I think it may be when I push it a little??could this be the hard drive protesting ? it`s a pentium 4 3000ghz, asrobs.

  gudgulf 16:47 27 Feb 2006

Some hard drives can get noisy when there is a lot of disc activity.......I have an IBM Deskstar 80GB drive which sounds a bit like a boiling kettle when working hard.It has done for the 3 years since I got it.

Also some fans will speed up when temperatures rise and can become very loud.

If this noise is infrequent,only happens when you are working the pc hard and most importantly not getting worse over time then I would be inclined to ignore it.

If it's annoying you then you will need to track down the culprit and consider replacing it with a new quieter version.

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