View Full Version : Funny Noise from my PC

02-11-2004, 08:40 PM
My PC is making a strange high pitched squeel type of noise, and as far as I can make out it is happening at random?

The sound seems to be coming from inside the machine.

It is almost like a dog whistle kind of sound...

Does this sound like my hard drive is getting ready to retire???

The machine is about 1 and a half years old and I've had no problems with so far...

Athlon 2.5 - 512mb Ram - XP Home.

I havn't noticed the computer acting any differantly then normal since it started making the noise..

Any help. suggestions would be appreciated.

02-11-2004, 08:46 PM
Most likely a fan,

02-11-2004, 08:46 PM
Shop it,

or take of the side panel, and see if it is one of the fans.

Just do either soon incase.


02-11-2004, 08:52 PM
If it is a fan, is it easily fixed?

It doesn't seem to be the main fan at the back of the box.... so would it likely be a fan on the motherbaord or soemthing?

Anyone know any good/fast shops in the Dunedin area to take it to get fixed?

Thanks again.

02-11-2004, 08:52 PM
Either your case fan, CPU fan or Power supply fan is screaming for a clean & some lubrication.
After a while the oil that lubricates the fans dries out.
You can either remove the fans & put a couple of drops of oil into the bearing which is hidden behind a sticker or sometimes a rubber plug.
Don't attempt to remove the fan from the Power Supply unless you are experienced (you might get a boot)
As metla says don't delay, if you aren't confident doing it yourself take it to a shop for a lube or replacement fan, 'cause if the CPU fan dies so does your computer

02-11-2004, 08:52 PM
PC Gear will probably do it on the spot for you

02-11-2004, 08:55 PM
man i hate intermittent noises,mainly in cars never bloody does it when its in the shop and your paying by the hour.

03-11-2004, 04:18 PM
Update for anyone that cares....

I took my machine into PC Gear this afternoon....

After opening my machine we discovered that the heatsink and fan were very dirty, in fact caked with dust... and that my heatsink and fan was pretty small for my board.

So I replaced trhe 60mm fan with a 80mm fan and so far all is well...

PC Gear were very helpful and I would definately recommend them.


03-11-2004, 04:21 PM
Just out of interest, what did they charge for that?