Strange Sound Comes From The System

Asus P5kpl-vm desktop board
November 29, 2010 at 23:39:27
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate x64, C2D2.8GHZ/4GB
My System makes a strange sound and keeps on making it when I boot it for the first time in the morning. I think its a fan but then I turn off the system and when I switch it back on its working normal now and is not making any sounds. Its been an year since I had this system and it was working perfectly before and its just recently that it has started doing this.

System Specs are.
C2D2.8Ghz (E7400)
2GB DDR2 800Mhz (Kingston)
nVIdia 9400GT (No Gaming. I only watch movies and stuff.)
ASUS Motherboard P5KPL-VM
ASUS Superdrive (PATA)
SONY Superdrive (PATA)

This is pretty much it. I opened the side of the casing and there was quite some dust inside so should I use a wind blower to clean it up. Its been an year since I had this system and it was working perfectly before and its just recently that it has started doing this. Please tell me what to do.?


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November 30, 2010 at 03:31:35
I would take the cover off, then start up to see if you can see where the noise is coming from.

It could be a fan.

Could be main fan, or a fan on the graphics card.

Personally, I would put One drop of 3 in one oil on to the fan spindle, but there are probably some people of the forum who wouldn't recommend that.

So do so at your own risk.

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.

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December 4, 2010 at 08:39:48
Hey.. Its something with the power supply. The sound sometimes gets louder. Its a type of a rattling sound. Well now I know where the sound is coming from. The only problem is that I currently do not have any money to replace the power supply. Have to stick with this one and don't know when I can get another coz I'm under alot of debt at the moment..:-(

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December 5, 2010 at 04:45:06

How did you reach the conclusion that it's something with the power supply? I'm curious about that.

And take my advice (learned from hard experience), if you cant afford it, don't get it, sometimes WAITING and PATIENCE pays off MORE in the long wrong, so don't eat tomorrow's bread today, and the more you can learn to fix things yourself, the less you have to pay others - the internet is a feast when it comes to how to do and fix things yourself, and once the knowledge is in your head, what a gain!

Good luck!

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December 8, 2010 at 02:20:40
Hey I found out that its the power supply beacuse the sound is very loud sometimes and you can easily tell.. so when I had the suspicion that it was the powersupply I took it off and tested it on a friends computer. well it is the power supply.. i haven;t been able to fix it yet.... you dont knw what i;m going through...:(

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December 8, 2010 at 04:42:37
The powersupply has one or more internal fans that are subject to the same wear & tear problems as other fans in your system. Generally they are hard-wired in so replacing the PSU fan means cutting/soldering unless you want to buy a new PSU.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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