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Noisy computer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dmcd, Apr 12, 2004.

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  1. dmcd

    dmcd Thread Starter

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    My computer has just started making a loud whurling/humming noise (last couple of days) - it is coming from the case and not the speakers. What can it be and how can I fix it please?
    It has been running slow for a week now also (but not when turning pages on the internet) when running some software programmes
    My computer is 3 years old.
    I use windows XP/athlon 2100 processor/512kb memory.
     
  2. crjdriver

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    Hopefully just a fan that is making noise. Open the case and blow it out with can of air [available at any computer store] After you blow out the case and fans, start the computer and see if you can see or feel what is making noise [if it still is noisy]
     
  3. dmcd

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    thank you - I will do that. Will it harm my computer if I continue to use it while it is noisy? as I wanted to use it tonight before going to the shop tomorrow for an air can.
     
  4. dmcd

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    Another thing I forgot to mention (sorry guys!) is that the noise is intermittant - it is now quiet again. Should I still get the can of air?
     
  5. crjdriver

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    Yes get the air or if you have an air compressor at home you can use a very small nozzle to blow it out with.
     
  6. dmcd

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    PROBLEM SOLVED thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. crjdriver

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    You are welcome.
     
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