fan or virus?
Posted 05 April 2009 - 02:37 AM
Posted 05 April 2009 - 05:07 AM
I will need some more information
Make and Model
Age of the computer
Hard Drive Size, How much free space
If it is custom then I will need the following
The CPU brand and model
The Motherboard brand and model
Ram amount and speed
Cd\Dvd rom interface IDE/ SATA
Hard Drive size and free space
Any cards in PCI slots
Any software installed\updated and driver updates done just before problem started
All this will help in determining a course of action to best correct the problem you are experiencing.
Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:03 PM
service pack 1
processor: amd phenom 8400 triple core, 2.10ghz
memory - 3 gigs
My C drive has 1 gig free out of 287 gigs, but even when i clear my backup files and have 40 gigs free the fan still rages on.
Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:08 PM
What video do you have, is it onboard or a addon card?
Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:50 PM
Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:53 PM
OK just found the specs on your system. The video is onboard.
Go Here to see the specs
How old is the system?
Edited by rshaffer61, 05 April 2009 - 01:57 PM.
Posted 05 April 2009 - 02:57 PM
Posted 05 April 2009 - 02:59 PM
The onboard video was nvidia also
NVIDIA GeForce 6150 SE
Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:03 PM
If so this will limit my ability to investigate the problem deeper.
Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:22 PM
Posted 05 April 2009 - 03:32 PM
Looking at the front of the computer. The left side panel can be unscrewed from the back of the system.
Let's get it open and see what is making all the noise. You can shut the system down if you don't feel comfortable with it running.
Once you have it open then restart the system and see if all the fans are turning.
There should be
One on the power supply
One on the cpu
and one on the front of the inside
There may be a extra one on the back inside also right above or below the power supply depending on where the power supply is located in your system.
Also if the video is a addon card there may be a fan on it.
One of these is going to be the problem if it is indeed a fan.
Post back with what you find.
If you have a digital camera you can take pictures of the inside and attach them to your next post. If they are to big then go Here and open a account. Upload your pictures there and post the link to them in your next post.
Edited by rshaffer61, 05 April 2009 - 03:34 PM.
Posted 05 April 2009 - 04:12 PM
Posted 05 April 2009 - 04:14 PM
Is it turning like a normal fan or is it wobbling or slowing down and\or stopping?
Posted 05 April 2009 - 04:23 PM
Edited by kazzman, 05 April 2009 - 04:25 PM.
Posted 05 April 2009 - 04:40 PM
Keep it and learn to live with the noise
Buy a new fan and replace it. There are allot of after market fans that will do the job just as well.
Go Here to get a ideal on pricing for a fan
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