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Hi, I reformatted one of my hard drives last night...


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and installed Windows XP SP2 back onto it and now my computer is really loud. It usually is only this loud when booting up or other processes like such. I was wondering if anyone knows why it's this loud and perhaps a way to fix it. Please help!

I'm not sure if this is in the right forum, so if not, mods- please move it to the appropriate one.
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loud how?
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umm... sounds like the fans in the back or something. I opened up my case but all that stuff is sort of closed off by a metal box
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that is the power supply...it can hurt you, that's why they close it off.

If it is making more noise than before, it is likely not a windows issue, but your power supply malfunctioning.

Is your PC all back together and where it was before...I find that people often freak a little after moving the PC around or opening it, but it is probably not any louder than before
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Oh, well it is much louder than before. During normal activity this computer was very silent. Now it is very loud.
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Is this an AMD chip?

For some, the chipset driver will reduce the fan speed when the CPU is idling....cannot recall what they call it...Cool and Quiet?
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hi enderw,
is it after installing sp2 ur computer started making noise from the back.
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AMD? Uhh... I don't know if I'm thinking of the right thing here, but it's a Pentium 4. If this is not the info you wanted, please tell me how to obtain that info (dxdiag?).
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hi enderw,
is it after installing sp2 ur computer started making noise from the back.


oh, nope. sorry, I was misleading. I had SP2 before reformatting my hard drive as well, but only now after reformatting, has my computer sounded like this during all the time it's turned on.
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ok, when the computer restarts go into the bios and chk if ur computer still making the noise or not,
u can load bios when the computer powers on.....
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what do I do when I get into the BIOS though? i know there's a "power" category to mess with.. maybe I can mess around with stuff in there?
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no when u r on bios r u able to hear any noise from the fan ???
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let me try.. brb
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sure take ur time,
and let me know abt it
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yeah, it's still noisy. so....?
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