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It's that time of year again... Answered

...and my computer is sounding like a friggin' jet engine. This happens every year, whenever it gets hot out. It starts up normal, then it eventually gets up to RRRRRRRRRRRR and then goes down for a bit and then gets really loud again. I just put my headphones on and I'm actually getting noise in them, coming from the noise in my computer. Holy crap. I just tried recording the sound using a microphone, but it doesn't really work. How can I get it to be quieter (NO HARDWARE MODS PLZKTHX)?

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ll.13
ll.13

12 years ago

The only way I can think of is to put a few more fans in the case. ;-) or you can try putting a fan next to it.

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, get one of those 4x4 fans and open up the computer case ;-)

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Firebert010
Firebert010

12 years ago

That's why Al Gore invented air conditioning.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

Gee, I thought that was normal.....mine has been doing that from day one (it proclaims on the label it has a new Quiet HD; like as in, compared to what? a locomotive? )

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Its ok, when I get the computer on the boil (Highly appropriate phrase) It sounds like the HDD is a machine gun and the fans are preparing for take off, it's remarkably tolerant, if it locks up you leave it five minutes and it's caught up again...

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

12 years ago

Try opening it and vacuuming out the dust. Keep it out of direct light

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Aeshir
Aeshir

Reply 12 years ago

I vaccum it sometimes, but there's no dust in the way. I actually have to have it turned 90 degrees so the side is facing the wall and the fans have infinite space. I have it in a hallway, so it gets kinda hot in here, but there's no windows nearby for ventilation (or to heat it).

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

Switch it off?

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 12 years ago

  • Blow on it with a straw and hope for the best?
  • Throw some water on the poor thing!
  • Give it a day off? Pay for a spa day?
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Aeshir
Aeshir

Reply 12 years ago

How do you do those bullet thingies?

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 12 years ago

Asterix (space) :)

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Aeshir
Aeshir

Reply 12 years ago

  • test
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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

12 years ago

Damn, you too? I've got the same problem :(