Solved whining noise varies from low to high on boot

November 25, 2011 at 10:13:42
Specs: Windows Vista
my pc has been having this whining sound it will stop at times but it seems the last few days it has remained as soon as I start it up, but it will also at times sound like its revving up, could it be the power supply since it is doing this?

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#1
November 25, 2011 at 10:37:23
Sounds like one of the fans - processor or graphics card - to me.

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#2
November 25, 2011 at 10:43:15
Thats what i was thinking too, i know your not suppose to do anything inside but i just lightly tapped the graphics card fan and it seem to stop but it also did that when i tapped the powersupply , what do you think?

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#3
November 25, 2011 at 11:58:46
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You can normally determine the source of noise if you listen closely. If it's the PSU you ought to be able to tell by putting a screwdriver against it and put the handle to your ear (acts like a stethoscope). I suggest the CPU or GPU fan because they would speed up when under load.

Personally I wouldn't worry about it. My computer sounds like a jet taking off when playing demanding games.


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#4
November 25, 2011 at 17:17:00
there is some warmth coming from the graphic fan, would i have to replace the whole card or just fan? i will also do what u said about screwdriver, thank you so much

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#5
November 26, 2011 at 01:12:10
You would expect warmth to be coming from any cooling fan. They are there to remove heat from some component. It's probably possible to replace just the fan if you can find an exact equivalent, but unless you have a problem I wouldn't worry about it.

You might want to use a temperature monitoring program (e.g RealTemp) to monitor the temperatures inside your PC if you are worried about overheating. Also, make sure that any dust is blown out of heatsinks on CPU and GPU.


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