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Loud Humming Sound. Troubleshoot?


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Hello everyone,
I was wondering if someone could troubleshoot my problem. When I start up my computer, everything boots up right just like a normal comp should. Everything sounds fine until about 10 minutes in it starts getting louder. ( the humming noise). I am kinda wondering if it might be the fan or something else going wrong. IF it is the fan., is there a way I can troubleshoot it to see if it is the fan or maybe try fixing the fan's excessive noise ( Keep in mind I already have cleaned it out with a can of air). Thx in advance!
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Hello everyone,
I was wondering if someone could troubleshoot my problem. When I start up my computer, everything boots up right just like a normal comp should. Everything sounds fine until about 10 minutes in it starts getting louder. ( the humming noise). I am kinda wondering if it might be the fan or something else going wrong. IF it is the fan., is there a way I can troubleshoot it to see if it is the fan or maybe try fixing the fan's excessive noise ( Keep in mind I already have cleaned it out with a can of air). Thx in advance!



I need some more information. Is this a laptop or desktop. Is the hum deep or high pitched (more like a squeal). Some desktop fans can be oiled using machine oil, but typically need reoiling every 6 mo or so (usually better to replace the fan with one from a good company).
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Hello everyone,
I was wondering if someone could troubleshoot my problem. When I start up my computer, everything boots up right just like a normal comp should. Everything sounds fine until about 10 minutes in it starts getting louder. ( the humming noise). I am kinda wondering if it might be the fan or something else going wrong. IF it is the fan., is there a way I can troubleshoot it to see if it is the fan or maybe try fixing the fan's excessive noise ( Keep in mind I already have cleaned it out with a can of air). Thx in advance!



I need some more information. Is this a laptop or desktop. Is the hum deep or high pitched (more like a squeal). Some desktop fans can be oiled using machine oil, but typically need reoiling every 6 mo or so (usually better to replace the fan with one from a good company).



I'm sorry. It is a desktop. The hum is a deep hum. How can you tell if it is the fan? And where can I find some good deals on fans?
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Hello everyone,
I was wondering if someone could troubleshoot my problem. When I start up my computer, everything boots up right just like a normal comp should. Everything sounds fine until about 10 minutes in it starts getting louder. ( the humming noise). I am kinda wondering if it might be the fan or something else going wrong. IF it is the fan., is there a way I can troubleshoot it to see if it is the fan or maybe try fixing the fan's excessive noise ( Keep in mind I already have cleaned it out with a can of air). Thx in advance!



I need some more information. Is this a laptop or desktop. Is the hum deep or high pitched (more like a squeal). Some desktop fans can be oiled using machine oil, but typically need reoiling every 6 mo or so (usually better to replace the fan with one from a good company).



I'm sorry. It is a desktop. The hum is a deep hum. How can you tell if it is the fan? And where can I find some good deals on fans?


Honestly, the easiest way is to open the computer and let your ear try to tell you from where the hum is coming. I am sorry I can't be of much more help as it could be any fan in the case. It has to be something moving limiting you to the harddrive and the fans. Occasionally capacitors and inductors can make noise but it is always a loud squeal. If I had to guess about the hum, you were hearing the fan spin up as it got hotter. Therefore the first fan I would look at is the heatsink fan, then go from there to the other fans in the case.

As for good deals, I can't really help you there I haven't needed new fan in a while (I have a laptop now so not much I can do about that). Instead, I can give you a list of silent fans from a site I really trust (SilentPCReview) http://www.silentpcr...le63-page2.html. From this article, you can search reputable sites such as newegg, zipzoomfly, chiefvalue, geeks.com, etc.

Edited by PedroDaGR8, 01 December 2008 - 07:23 PM.

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