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Alliewalker

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Hi,

My processor (Compaq Presario AMD Athlon ) is making strange sounds. It sounds like it is struggling to operate. I have Windows XP. Do I need to back up my system and files before something happens? How do I do that? Please help. Thank you. I was just helped by you for some Malware problems and everything has been running great. Thanks once again.
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Hi Alliewalker...

Can you describe the sounds or do they sound like any of THESE?

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Wannabe1,

Hi, It doesn't sound anything like any of those sounds. It goes MMMMmmmMMMMmmmm. It sounds like it is struggling to remain constant. I wish that I could explain it better. Like a car engine that keeps revving(sp) up and down. Does that help. Thank you.
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Is this sound coming from inside the machine or might it be coming from an optical (cd) drive?
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Hi,

It does sound like it is coming from inside the machine. Is that a problem? Do I need to have it looked at? Thank you.
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Fans perhaps? It might be time for a good cleaning. Having a lot of dust bunnies clogging things up can cause the fans to labor and make a sound such as you describe. Fans can "cycle" like that when they are going bad, as well.

That would be a good starting point on this one.
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