My computer makes lot of noice

India
November 24, 2008 1:21pm CST
I have Dell computer. When i am working on my computer it produces lot of noice. How can i overcome from that?
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10 responses
@Anne18 (11036)
24 Nov 08
To make you laugh.... wear ear covers But seriously I don't have a clue, just wanted to make you laugh tonight. Hope i did make you at least smile
@owlwings (39740)
• Cambridge, England
24 Nov 08
Anne, you made me smile, at least ... I hope you read my contribution. You may need it some day with that ol' fen blow, LOL.
• United Kingdom
26 Nov 08
The primary noise makers in your computer are the fans and power supply. In relation to the power supply it could be the fan, dust buildup probably. Or, it could be the fan above the cpu, again, maybe a buildup of dust. There's also the fan or fans on the case to think about. My pc makes no noise whatsoever! I do go inside it every year though come first January and I remove all the dust. The best solution for this is to buy a can of compressed air. The noise maker possibly which you don't want is when it originates from your hard drive. This means that your hard drive could go up the creak at any time. The most important thing is to back up your data immediately whilst the computer is still on, don't turn it off otherwise the hard drive may not work the next time round, and then you can purchase another hard drive. There's a free disk check utility though which you can download from www.seatools.com This can create a bootable floppy disk whereby your hard drive is checked and any errors hopefully corrected. Good luck. Andrew
@unagie (122)
• India
25 Nov 08
well u might be having problem with your SMPS (switch mode power supply).... i had the same problem
@stiener (735)
• Singapore
25 Nov 08
Do you know where the noise is coming from in the first place? Noise can come from the internal speakers, fans (inlet and outlet,CPU,Power Supply), optical drive with a dirty lens, failing Hard Disk Drive. In most cases...the noise is generated by fans. If you have the spare cash, try sourcing for a fan that offers lower db (noise level). There are many third party CPU coolers in the market that efficiently dispate heat and produce less noise in the process...
• United States
25 Nov 08
My computer makes a lot of noise as did my old laptop. It's the result of dust build-up in the cooling fan, as others have already pointed out. It's also possible that you have a virus that is making your computer over-heat, therefore straining the cooling fan to work harder which causes more noise. I suggest running an anti-virus scan to make sure you have no viruses. Also, try buying a can of air and using it to clean out the computer's fan. That should help reduce the noise.
• Netherlands
24 Nov 08
Like the other people said, dust ! My experience with dust isn't good.. lol. My computer was broken by dust some times xD I had to fix it in a computer shop, there they told me that there was a HUGE amount of dust in it! So better clean the dust every month, or your pc will be broken
• United States
24 Nov 08
You can call or write to the customer or call service dell got one and ask for this, and maybe them can help you, i think something is not good in your computer but i doesnt really know :|. Have a nice day and a good week ;)
@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
24 Nov 08
Computers should not make any noise unless they are told to. I think it is not the problem from your computer, but I think it is some devices inside your CPU which a little bit loose. Open it and make sure everything just put in place properly, I believe it would solved all the problems. I had the same experience year ago and my partner only put the things in place and the noises were gone. I hope this is helping. good luck and happy myLotting :)
• India
24 Nov 08
clean it i mean use compressed air n clean it its dusty probably
@owlwings (39740)
• Cambridge, England
24 Nov 08
The most common source of noise is the cooling fan. Either it has accumulated dust or the bearings are damaged and it is on the way out. First try opening the case (if it's a desktop) and blowing out dust with a compressed air can. Clean the blades of the fans (there will be at least one case fan and one over the processor and possibly another on the graphics chip) using a soft brush - an artist's paint brush or the kind that ladies use for makeup. If you have done that and your PC is still noisy, listen to each fan in turn to see which one is making the noise. Buy a new fan of the same type and size and fit it (there are usually 4 screws and it should be very easy). If it is NOT one of the fans, then the next likely source is the hard disk. If that is the case, back up your data, make sure you have all the disks to reinstall your OS and software and go and buy a new hard disk!