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whirring noise

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by muncher06232, Jan 17, 2011.

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  1. muncher06232

    muncher06232 Thread Starter

    Jan 13, 2011
    I have windows 7 and every few minutes I hear a loud "whirring" sound, my pc freezes, screen gets a white haze over it, says internet explorer has stopped working. Hand symbol appears, cannot do anything. Soon it will say ie has been resolved and I can go back to task.
  2. lastrachris


    Jan 17, 2010
    what are your specs?
  3. lunarlander


    Sep 21, 2007
    Maybe that whirring noise is the cpu fan. On one computer I work on, the fan speeds up when I surf to sites that are complex, like msn.com. Try opening the side of the PC case, letting fresh air in. If the problem disappears, then it is a heat problem. Dust also collects on the cpu fan and heatsink. You should buy cans of compressed air and blow out the dust once in a while.
  4. rickmamo


    Jan 18, 2011
    also dust the power supply intake, fans, and anything that dissapates heat,..make sure you don't have a dust bunny clog either externaly or internally on the cpu or video card fans,..next check the system health reporting features within bios to see what temps things are..what the alarm/shut down thresholds are set to as well as check the rpm speed of any fans shown..watch for fluctuations and replace any that slow down for no apparent reason and may be failing to cool properly and thus overheating some component possibly protected by a mobo safeguard feature...sometime these need updates as well via bios update
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