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July 15, 2014 10:17:27 PM

why does my computer make so much noise. Its like there are bugs and crickets inside there. Its not the noise of the fan because I know the sound of that. Is it possibly because of the dust that is over the components. I haven't dusted since over 3 years.

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a c 209 à CPUs
July 15, 2014 10:20:25 PM

could be the hard drive or the psu
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a c 185 à CPUs
July 15, 2014 10:23:29 PM

Not cleaned for 3 years. Dust clogged PC. Pl use can of compress air to clean the PC including the fans. It will not only help to reduce the noise but also would lower the temps. HDD noise can be reduced with the help rubber pads.
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July 15, 2014 10:25:44 PM

Most likely is the hdd, it could be failing, turn your computer without your hard drive, dose it make a difference? Please respond to me with the results so I can further help to resolve address your issue.
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a b à CPUs
July 15, 2014 10:25:58 PM

Hi OP,

It is recommended to have your computer clean and tidy. Rub off the dust from each component and check if you hear the noise again.

If you are able to hear it again, make sure it's not coming from the speakers. And in the Power Management option, Choose BALANCED. If the sound is not from speakers, it should be some sort of coil inside PSU, motherboard and video card. Then, try removing the video card and switch the computer back on. Most probably, the video card must be producing the great sound.

If sound reproduces again, even after removing the card, the issue must be in your HDD. Old hard drives are always prone to make sounds.

Hope I've helped you.
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a c 185 à CPUs
July 15, 2014 10:28:17 PM

"Rub off the dust" I hope you literally don't mean to rub :) 
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a b à CPUs
July 15, 2014 10:30:23 PM

EasyLover said:
"Rub off the dust" I hope you literally don't mean to rub :) 


Lol :p  I should have quoted "Clean the dust with a can of compressed air".
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July 15, 2014 10:36:59 PM

Ya I am buying a new psu and a new video card so I think that will make a difference. I Will also clean the dust. I don't want to buy a new HDD yet. The computer is making the same noise since 1 year. It is getting annoying and I just had to post this question here to get an immediate answer.
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July 15, 2014 10:40:55 PM

Weird enough The temperatures are kind of good at max39.
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July 15, 2014 10:41:43 PM

aasimas said:
Ya I am buying a new psu and a new video card so I think that will make a difference. I Will also clean the dust. I don't want to buy a new HDD yet. The computer is making the same noise since 1 year. It is getting annoying and I just had to post this question here to get an immediate answer.


Have you turned on your computer without your hdd yet?
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July 15, 2014 10:50:46 PM

No. Are you crazy. How can I do that so quickly. I will get back to u soon. I have one question if u don't mind. Are all the HDD's 3.5 inches?
Thank your very much
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a c 185 à CPUs
July 15, 2014 11:18:07 PM

Not all but mostly HDDs are 3.5". Don't get angry please. :) 
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July 15, 2014 11:25:46 PM

had similar issue just... i clean my pc every few months... but caviar black HDD...pain in the a**
so i got SSD for my primary HDD (intel 240GB) and put caviar black as second HDD now i cant even tell does my PC works or not (only timewhen i can hear it is when i do heavy load on HDD)

ps. clean it first then listen each part separately for noises (suggestion - leave all parts out of PC case it will be easier to chase ghosts like that)
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July 15, 2014 11:27:47 PM

Sorry for that. Um I did a test using the smart utility and it says status is "OK" in all of the categories so I think I am fine. Could be the dust/gpu and psu. Which I am upgrading all
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July 15, 2014 11:29:26 PM

Ya will do that as soon as my can of compressed air is shipped to me.
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a c 185 à CPUs
July 15, 2014 11:34:28 PM

Make sure while cleaning with compressed air can that you hold the fans from their central point otherwise, too much pressure air would damage the blades of the fans. Also remove the fans for cleaning. It would better if remove components and clean them.

Good luck dear.

PS: WD Black Caviar is a best performance oriented HDD with one drawback, it is noisy but not that much!
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July 15, 2014 11:39:29 PM

Thanks for the advice will keep that in mind. To tell u the truth I have never changed a psu or cleaned a computer before. I have done gpu's. I am kind of scared of taking everything out. But if it is just screw/unscrew thing without doing anything to the cables I will try to do it.
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a c 185 à CPUs
July 15, 2014 11:42:30 PM

In that case, follow this approach:

Remove the both sides of the PC Case. Blow the air from one side so that dust is blown away from the other side. Do this without removing any component except Case fans.
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July 16, 2014 12:10:35 AM

I like your approach. I will definetly follow it. I looked at the case fan n its with screws so i will hopefully be good.
Any advice on changing the psu i m afraid i migth mix wires. I thougth of talking pics oof where each wire is connected
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a c 185 à CPUs
July 16, 2014 12:16:12 AM

Like I said don't remove the cables and don't get another PSU for now. First do a cleaning job and if it solves your problem then you are better off. If it does not solve the problem then we'll see further options.
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July 16, 2014 1:19:02 AM

llike i said i m getting a new gpu n a psu. So i am asking for advice on how to remove the old psu n install thhe new
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July 16, 2014 5:35:38 AM

or if you want to play just replace vent from old one (thats what i did)
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a b à CPUs
July 16, 2014 7:19:38 AM

aasimas said:
why does my computer make so much noise. Its like there are bugs and crickets inside there. Its not the noise of the fan because I know the sound of that. Is it possibly because of the dust that is over the components. I haven't dusted since over 3 years.


I think you've answered your own question. :) 

Additionally, there might be a stray wire or cable touching the fan blades. That can make some weird and obnoxious noises. Open it up and make sure things are arranged somewhat well.
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July 16, 2014 2:11:46 PM

Yes Sir
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a c 91 à CPUs
July 16, 2014 4:03:57 PM

aasimas said:
why does my computer make so much noise. Its like there are bugs and crickets inside there. Its not the noise of the fan because I know the sound of that. Is it possibly because of the dust that is over the components. I haven't dusted since over 3 years.


I have to question the logic here. You post a question like this but don't even bother to crack open your case and look inside first:sarcastic: ? DUH. "face palm"
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July 16, 2014 9:24:05 PM

Well I did open my case and I cleaned the dust over the components with a cloth but it was still making noises and I didn knew the reason why . There is nothing wrong about my question
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a c 185 à CPUs
July 16, 2014 9:33:03 PM

OP: You'r right to ask a question which this forum is for and this is very why we are here to provide guidance/assistance. Nothing wrong in asking any sort of question.

Give me update on your query please.
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July 16, 2014 9:37:17 PM

Ok sure. Thanks
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a c 91 à CPUs
July 17, 2014 2:51:50 AM

Dusting it with a rag won't do jack. You have to blow the dust out with compressed air. You also should be able to hear which component, probably a fan that is making the noise.
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July 17, 2014 2:19:16 PM

Ya I found tht out.
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