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01-Jun-2005, 09:49 PM #1
My computer sounds like its getting ready for takeoff!
Every so often, my computer makes the same type of noise like an airplane does when it speeds up for takeoff. I have a Dell and its not even a year old yet. I leave it on for most of the day and shut it down at night.

Could it be that its not getting enough air and is overheating or something like that? Its a new problem that I've never has happen before. Its been happening for about a month now, about once a day, sometimes twice.

any ideas?
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01-Jun-2005, 09:58 PM #2
I would think that the two things most likely to sound like that would be the power supply fan or the CDROM drive (or the equivalent). Putting your ear near the case would help since the Power supply fan will be noisy at the back of the case and the CDROM at the front. Any pattern to when your system makes the noise and has it always done so?

Where's waaaay upstate NY?
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01-Jun-2005, 10:14 PM #3
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Originally Posted by norton850
I would think that the two things most likely to sound like that would be the power supply fan or the CDROM drive (or the equivalent). Putting your ear near the case would help since the Power supply fan will be noisy at the back of the case and the CDROM at the front. Any pattern to when your system makes the noise and has it always done so?
I havent noticed any pattern. And i will try to get my ear down there next time I hear it, thanks And no, it hasnt always done it.

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Where's waaaay upstate NY?
Right up on the Canadian border, near Massena, NY.

and I think I may have passed through Bennington once on my way to Brattleboro, VT.
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