Strange noise on power up

  will123 17:47 19 Dec 2007

I use windows XP, geforce 6800gs, 1gb ddr2, AMD 4800 dual core, that should cover it
Well when i start up my computer it makes a very high picthed noise constantly untill i turn it off. I was having over heating problems so i removed my gfx card checked the fans were working and added an extra fan, i then replaced my card and started my comp up and this noise just appeared out of no where. I checked all the connections and they all seem fine, any ideas?

  Graham. 17:52 19 Dec 2007

Roll up an A4 page into a tube. With the side off, start her up and locate the source.

  johnnyrocker 17:55 19 Dec 2007

duff new fan?


  FreeCell 17:55 19 Dec 2007

Sounds like a bearing - Fan or disc drive? If you run with the side off can you can isolate the source of noise?
(Try the old mechanic's trick of using a screwdriver hard to you ear and placed on a non-conducting part of the drive or board to transmit sounds/vibrations.)

  handy4x 22:12 19 Dec 2007

could be cpu fan on its way out

  woodchip 22:34 19 Dec 2007

Remove the plug for the new fan, then recheck for noise

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