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my computer is only a year old but ive noticed some problems with it, and i dont know enough about computers to go opening the back case and check it.

the noise my computer makes when it runs is really loud, this started about 4-5 months ago. i dont know if this is just the way my computer is or if its causing long term damage.

my main annoyance is that my computer will just freeze for a few seconds every so often and then resume. this tends to happen mostly when im running something java but its happened even with basic text-only web pages. uninstalling and reinstalling java has done nothing, i have a feeling this isnt directly related to java though, i think its something wrong with the computer itself.

i dont know what to do, im considering just getting a new computer and not dealing with it anymore even though its not that old, is there something i can do to fix this?

i would just do a whole wipe but i lost the restore cd in a recent move so thats not an option.
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It may be something that's easily fixed such as a worn cooling fan bearing on the processor or in the power supply unit or on the graphics card if that has a fan.

Before you resign it to the scrap-bin I would take it into an independant PC shop and ask them to take a look at it for you. You may be glad you did.

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 19 December 2009 - 03:53 PM.

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It sounds like possible overheating.
Desktop, or laptop?
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When was the last time, you cleaned inside the case?

Download, and install SpeedFan: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php
Post your computer temperatures:

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Provide processor info (hold Windows logo key, and hit Pause/Break key to find out).
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i have never cleaned inside of it, its only a year old and the computer is not kept in a dusty enviroment so i didnt think i had too

the temperatures are as follows

temp 1. 38c with a blue down arrow
temp 2. 127c with a red flame icon
temp 3. 33c with a blue down arrow
HD0 40c with a red up arrow
temp 1: 40c with a green checkmark
core 0: 51 c with a red flame icon

and i cant find my processor info, i have windows xp sp 3, intel celeron cpu 440 @ 2.00 ghz, 1.0 gb ram
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It looks like overheating.
Max. temp. for Celeron 400 series is 60.4ş C
If "core 0: 51 c" is your processor idle temperature, it's hot.

Let's double check...

Download, and install Everest Ultimate Edition 4.6: http://www.lavalys.c...ultimate460.exe
Enter following registration code (Help>Enter product key) to make it fully functional:
RHGJE-54X47-HML9C-V498I-UUMVI
(it's all legal, the above version has been recently offered as a free download)
Expand Computer folder.
Click on Sensor.
Post all info from there.
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sensor properties
sensor type - ite it8712f (isa 290h)
chassis intrusion detected - yes

temperatures

cpu - 36c
cpu diode - 58c
aux - 38c
hitachi hds721616pla380 39c

cooling fans

cpu 9000 rpm

voltage values

cpu core - 1.26v
+2.5v - 2.99v
+3.3v - 3.30v
+5v - 4.92v
+12v - 8.45v
+5v standby - 4.95v
vbat battery = 3.34v
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According to Everest site: http://www.lavalys.c...p?ps=UE&lang=en

"CPU" temperature means the temperature measured around the CPU socket, whereas "CPU Diode" temperature means the temperature of the CPU core [processor itself].

So I'd start to worry a little bit.
Your cpu diode - 58c is pretty close to max. of 60.4ş C
Your processor is definitely too hot.
That's idle. When you start using some programs, it's going to get even hotter.

this tends to happen mostly when im running something java

There you go.

First remedy - get a can of compressed air, open the case and clean it well inside, especially around CPU, its fan, video card, video card fan. While cleaning fans, hold the blades with pencil to avoid any damages from spinning.
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well i have never done this before so hope i did it right, i checked it and it now says 53c for the diode when im idle, and it toggles between 55-57 when im running the java program that i use.

is this still too high? how low should i be aiming to get it?
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how many case fans do you have and where are they located...
the best setup is a fan in the front blowing INTO the case across the hard drive/s with another fan on the back of the case blowing OUT of the case
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it toggles between 55-57

This is not good.
With the case open, turn it on and see, if all fans are working fine. See, if you can locate the source of that loud sound. Maybe some fan is going out.
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