Stange noise

  Stavros13 16:39 21 Dec 2003

I've recently stated to hear a strange noise eminating from my PC. Intermitantly the constant tone that the machine usually makes becomes higher and last fore a few seconds.

Also which may or may not be related PC Alert started warning that VCore -12000v had dropped below the -13000v min threshhold.

Excuse my ignorance but i have no idea what this means. What i do know is that the machines performance has not been affected but i am worried that this is the beginning of a complete hardware failure.

Do i need to replace the fan, motherboard, psu or all of the above. Please help i am baffled.

Thanks in advance


  Big Elf 18:33 21 Dec 2003

Possibly a fan bearing starting to wear out. Taking the side of the case off may help to pinpoint the location. A forum member posted recently that rolling a sheet of paper into a tube and placing it near (but not too near) fans and hard drives etc. may help.

How often does it occur?

  Big Elf 18:35 21 Dec 2003

Silly me! Didn't spot this was a triplicated thread.

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