my computer makes so much noise like it's running full out

December 25, 2013 at 13:45:54
Specs: Windows 64
The only way I can get it to run normally is by pulling out the plug and leave it on batteries, then the sound is more like it should be

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#1
December 25, 2013 at 13:49:31
mmm - make/model might/would be useful.

What exactly is the noise; what does it sound like?


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#3
December 25, 2013 at 17:24:52
Don't follow how running on battery only means it's quieter than when on mains power...?

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#4
December 25, 2013 at 18:28:28
Well, I guess if the HD or fan is noisy it might be a little quieter on battery because the voltage reduces.

"What exactly is the noise; what does it sound like?"
That's what we need to know - try to describe it somehow.

Also:
Is it a laptop or PC?
Does the noise come from the case or the speakers?
Does turning the sound volume down make any difference?

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#5
December 26, 2013 at 05:16:12
It's a Toshiba Qosmio G50 and it's a laptop (obviously) Batteries """, and no it sounds like the fan is in over drive like when your using it a lot, but as I take the wire out it slowly gets back to normal and quieter.
There is a thing my Ip provider has called BT FON, WHICH I think allows all it's users wifi to be used and we all get free wifi, I say that because in my Task manager, there are addresses in there I do not recognize, and they slowly go when I unplug it and the computer goes into normal mode, and the addresses slowly go, it does sound like the fan, but it only should come on if I'm using it a lot or gaming or downloading, I do know it drives me nuts I only have it on wirelessly .
But I'm suspicious about windows running programs in the background or my IP provider installing so much stuff because before when on another computer when they scanned the noise is similar, I've run so many scans I'm running out of names for differing scans, best

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#6
December 26, 2013 at 05:20:45
Sorry I mean it runs win/8 not 7

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#7
December 26, 2013 at 09:02:25
Do Ctrl-Alt-Del to bring up Task Manager. See if there is anything particular that is peaking.

Dust build up is always possible (fans, CPU heat sink, Vents etc) although as it is Win 8 it can't be ancient and dust comes with time. I think it reasonable that fans might be running even on light load, then increasing when gaming.

A defective fan is possible. In the old days you could take the end cap sticker off on a fan and apply a drop of lubricant. Not sure about modern laptops though.

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#8
December 26, 2013 at 12:32:51
"I've run so many scans I'm running out of names for differing scans, best"

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#9
December 26, 2013 at 20:56:32
You all missed the important point.
The laptop is probably overheating due to a build up of dust in the vents.
Blow out all vents and ports with a can of compressed air to allow it to function properly. Sometimes if the build up is bad enough, the machine needs to be disassembled and cleaned out.
To verify this you can install HWMonitor and post the temperature readings at idle and under load both with and without power cord plugged in.
The reason it does not do this on battery is two fold. First, the system is trying to conserve battery run time so it will not speed up as much as long as the heat is not extreme but on AC power, it is trying to keep the temperatures in the optimal range. Second, on battery, the CPU and possibly graphics are not running at maximum settings to further conserve battery power/run time which also does not create as much heat, but on AC power the machine is allowed to run at higher performance settings.
I would just do a clean out, but you can post all temperature readings and fan speeds under all conditions to verify this is the issue.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#10
December 27, 2013 at 02:40:22
Fingers:

- thank you for input re' why the fan may be quieter on battery than when on mains power.

My knowledge re' battery control etc. in laptops is miniml to say rhe least... But what you outline (an extension on what Derek mentioned along the same lines) does appear logical, and would make sense here.

A useful insight for me at least

Tak...

Trvlr


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#11
December 27, 2013 at 06:31:50
Ah the dust! yes there is and was a lot, but I thought of that and did re-clean them just in case, but still it goes on ten to the dozen, and Johnw" I WILL TRY AND FOLLOW, what you have said and see what happens, thanks guy's best

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#12
December 27, 2013 at 06:42:49
OH sorry the noise emanates from inside like it's running something or a program that is downloading, but like I said before I'm suspicious of my IP Provider putting in and installing their own security because I have had this before (or similar) and it was my IP Providers security (mcfee) running their own scanner, as windows is running my security, and that's the reason why I do not allow my IP provider to handle my security, but I think they have went ahead and done it anyway for once you join to the Hub , your theirs, or they seem to believe they have that right, I believe that because when I got rid of everything BT' and McFEE my noise went, but now I can't, but it is a theory' I must add..

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#13
December 27, 2013 at 09:18:21
You shouldn't have two scanners running together.

You said "windows is running my security" so I assume you mean Microsoft Security Essentials. If you also have a McAfee package provided by your ISP then one or other ought to be disabled. It is OK to run eitheron demand if you suspect an issue.

Here's how to turn off McAfee:
http://download.mcafee.com/products...

Here's how to turn off MSE real-time protection:
http://www.sgc2000.co.uk/2009/09/mi...

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#14
December 27, 2013 at 12:55:30
Derek' I meant I HAD TWO PROGRAMS BEFORE (ON ANOTHER COMPUTER) sorry, and then I uninstalled McAfee, and all was ok, on the other computer and because I've just installed XBOX ONE, (it was making the noise before xbox one) and a new BT INFINITY , and changed my Ethernet to wifi, because I can't get Xbox one unless by wifi, windows will not accept devices through Bt infinity in Ethernet, so although I've made changes, it was there before any changes the noise that is.
Hope I've explained it properly, as I am working with difficulties through a disability.

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#15
December 27, 2013 at 13:22:09
OK fine, that makes sense now.

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