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Tetor
03-02-07, 08:36 AM
Hi, I have recently been having problems with my computer. I have been
getting weird noises when I start up the computer, after I hear this I
immediately turn off my computer and wait a while and turn it back on,
then there are no more noises. This happens every once in a while.
Another problem that happens once in a while is the burning smell that
I can smell in my whole room. I have the side cover off of my computer
and can smell it in there very strong. And another problem is I can
hear my CPU Fan turning on/off and then going from very fast to very
slow.. I really need some help so can anyone please help me?

p.s. i have recently formatted my computer

Boozy
03-02-07, 08:45 AM
Almost certainly just a fan that's dying. Open the computer up and
figure out which fan is making the noise, or simply not moving at all,
and replace it! Fans are cheap, the parts that fans are keeping cool
are expensive.

john19055
03-02-07, 05:23 PM
You want to open your case and make sure it is not your CPU Fan,you don't want to fry your CPU.If the CPU fan is working check your bios hardware monitor and see if the CPU fan is spinning right and not fluxuating like 300rpm to 2500rpm or so on and check you other fans if they are monitored.Make sure smart fan is disable and set to manual so they will run all the time to be on the safe side,some of them smart fans will turn the fan off untill it reaches a certain temperture or what ever you have it set at.

J-Mag
03-02-07, 05:31 PM
Boozy and Tetor

Do you share the same physical body? :spam:

J-Mag
03-02-07, 05:31 PM
Boozy and Tetor

Do you share the same physical body? :spam:

einstein_314
03-02-07, 05:42 PM
J-Mag and J-Mag

Do you share the same account? :spam:

:D


Ok, back on topic. It could be a fan that's dying (as Boozy suggested). I would leave the computer on next time it makes the sound and quickly pop the side off and try and narrow down where the sound is coming from...try unplugging the fans one at a time and see if it's one of them.

It could also be a hard drive...hard to tell without a more detailed description of the "weird sound". If it is a hard drive....bad things are sure to happen. Back up your data (if you have anything really important that you wouldn't want to lose...).

J-Mag
03-02-07, 05:46 PM
J-Mag and J-Mag

Do you share the same account? :spam:

:D

Yes we do for some odd reason (crazy)

Anyway stop posting like these are normal members for cryin' out loud they are obviously one post wonders marketing whatever crap they have in their sigs.

They even cut and paste with the same dimensions.

einstein_314
03-02-07, 05:55 PM
Yes we do for some odd reason (crazy)

Anyway stop posting like these are normal members for cryin' out loud they are obviously one post wonders marketing whatever crap they have in their sigs.

They even cut and paste with the same dimensions.
Haha, I didn't even notice that! Good call.

Begone I say!

SLippe
03-02-07, 08:08 PM
Mod, please close this sh!t.

J-Mag
03-02-07, 08:09 PM
Mod, please close this sh!t.

Wait aren't you a mod?!?!? LOL?!?

SLippe
03-02-07, 08:21 PM
Mods have different Threads they police. This is not one of mine. Click on General Hardware then scroll down, you'll see the Mods that have this area on the bottom right; Gib and jAkUp.