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my PC is running really slow and it's making a terrible racket sounds like a lolly stick in a bikes spokes have tried reformatting defragging etc no change is the hard drive kaput? if so any good … Read More
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
my PC is running really slow
and it's making a terrible racket sounds like a lolly stick in a bikes spokes
have tried reformatting defragging etc no change
is the hard drive kaput?
if so any good deals out there PC only 4yrs old monitor new too
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
get a new one
#2
Hard for me to say......

when i had a simlar noise it was a wire catching the fan cooling for my processor, i would think if that was your harddisk it wouldn't work at all.

I would take a look and see which part the noise is coming from.

Has your computer got gradually slower or just as the noise appered.

slow computer thread

http://hotukdeals.com/item/339859/acer-5315-slow-slow-slow
#3
gradually getting worse makes louder noise when loading etc
#4
It may just be the fan thats buckled over time with the heat...and possibly internally not as cool anymore......

dont want to be the bearer of bad news and all that.....but its never good if its making noises like that....


sorry..I cant be of further help. just sound very similar (almost identical) to what my computer experienced just before its demise...

lol...:-D
#5
You could try disconnecting the fans power from the mother board and turn on to see if it is the fans that are worn. Don't run the computer for too long though without the fans connected as it will overheat. A boot up and shutdown would be long enough. The fans usually have a small connector on the MB that you can disconnect. If it is still making the noise then it could be the HDD.
banned#6
That sort of noise sounds like it could be hard disk related especially if things run slow. Not sure on your PC type but if you can power up with case off you can hear where noise is emanating from which can help diagnose it.
#7
statto1978
You could try disconnecting the fans power from the mother board and turn on to see if it is the fans that are worn. Don't run the computer for too long though without the fans connected as it will overheat. A boot up and shutdown would be long enough. The fans usually have a small connector on the MB that you can disconnect. If it is still making the noise then it could be the HDD.



I really cannot recommend disconnecting certain fans, in particular the CPU fan. Although modern processors do incorporate thermal protection, the processor can still be damaged without a fan to dissipate heat. Disconnecting case fans will be OK though.

The easiest way to locate the noise is to listen to it! Open the case and listen to each fan (including graphics card fans and Northbridge fans) and the hard drive. Of course, don't catch your ear on the fans though!
#8
sounds like the hardrive, does it keep clicking?
#9
Check your system logs. If its a hard drive problem windows will 99% log it.
#10
sounds like the cpu heatsink is clogged with dust, remove side with machine off and can you see metal under the cpu fan? if little or non remove all dust and try again.
#11
^Yup I think its that. Could be the HDD too.

But the computer ONLY??? 4 years old, thats a lot. PC's go out of date in like weeks. Could be time for a new one.

That eBuyer one on front page seems good bargain:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/342516/extra-value-pc-pentium-dual-core-e2/
but No OS and u dont know how loud the fans spins.
banned#12
First of all ignore the ***** telling you to disconnect the cpu fan.

The noise could be one of four things in my opinion:

1) Hard Disk - imminent death - backup what you can asap, and buy a new one

2) System Fan - CPU, Graphics card or north bridge all could have fans, and may need replacing. You can buy replacements from places like ebuyer or overclockers, but you may want to take it somewhere for repair - but don't let them overcharge, its an easy fix, and if you are close by I'd do for free.

3) PSU Fan - Is the noise coming from where the power cable connects? I've had a few cheap PSUs causing terrible vibrations through the case. Replace PSU (power supply), usually cheap for a low-spec or older machine.

4) Have a look inside and check an internal cable hasn't fallen across the open top of one of the fans. Move cable away from fan head (use cable-ties)

(Hopefully its 4))

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