I have 2 sticks of pc-100 64mb ram and i pulled one of the sticks out of an old hp computer. Now when i turn it on the cpu fan is very loud. I am not sure if it is just the fan acting up or if it had somthing to do with my memory being taken out.
No mine stays constantly loud. If it would stop doing it after about 30sec then I wouldnt care but its so dam loud.
yes yes, i understand completely. loud sustained noises are quite annoying, especially when they are preventable! i feel your pain.
so this is the cpu fan we speak of, right? could you explain the loud noise at all, any better? my point is, do you think that possibly oiling it would help? does it sound like that kind of noise?
you may want to consider oiling this fan, but i think that that would be a last resort (i messed up my cool holographic sticker when i did mine ) lets try some other things first. so it has been removed and cleaned. perhaps it is vibrating too much. have you checked its screws/attachments? i know first-hand that that can make a big difference.
its pretty illogical that the removal of the ram would cause this, unless you physically affected it (like brushed it or bumped it or something). i'm sorry also that you only have 64 megs of ram now, i was there for quite a while, and my friends always laughed at me.
Here's a remote possibility to check. It almost sounds like your CPU fan controller is trying to keep it running at full speed. So, what is the chance that, in removing the RAM module, you nudged the CPU fan connector on the mobo so that it no longer provides a decent signal of fan speed to the mobo and its BIOS? Try disconnecting and re-connecting the CPU fan connector (a few times, gently) in case that cleans the contacts and fixes it.
You might also check in the BIOS if it has a way to display the CPU temperature. If the BIOS thinks it is high it will call for full cooling.
As a last thought, are you sure you did not loosen the CPU fan? If it were loose for a few moments it might not have made good contact again, and it may actually be doing a poor job of colling the CPU.
nah, you don't really need to record it unless you really wanna
i was just wondering if it was like a rending/skraping noise associated with uh... the de-lubed-ness of your fanning device. i'd check over the screws again for tightness, b/c rattling fans 'r stoopid. i've had to fight with mine.
i don't really know what to say. you've cleaned it already, and you didn't like smash it with a hammer. i don't know if its really running full-tilt, i think mine is like always maxed, and its pretty quiet (its an older soc. a cpu fan, go figure). at least its not your main computer, as you said, although it is still annoying. if its old enough, just take out the proc and make a sweet hip-hop medallion out of it. you'll be real cool at school. take my word for it.
sorry for the incohesive post, i just finished some beastly homework. best of luck.
LoL at the medallion thing. Any ways I will probly try and find a cheap ass fan on neweggs or somthing. Then try and sell it on craigslist for like $50.
NO-HO-OHohho no nu uh negative no nope nu uh. $50? surely you jest. i can get like a soc A cooler, which is more recent probably (but still old), for easily under that. let me check prices, actually.... [checking]... yeah thats lookin like $5 on tha newegg. so i'd say neg to craig's list. booo to him/them/the establishment/whatever
i really did make a *pimpin' medallion out of an old pentium 2. it got me madd cred at a lan party, yo.
*Note: by "pimpin" i of course mean the exact polar opposite