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Internal cooling fan inside the hard drive is constantly running loudly. This occurs after the system has come out of standby and user is on-line.

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  • Frank25 Mar 29, 2009

    I have the same problem. Seems to be when the computer comes out of sleep mode. It is either coincidence OR the DDR (512MB) I installed last week is causing a problem. It is a PNY and I checked for compatibilty with a705w. With the ddr I am currently at 760 MB of RAM (2.93 GHz Celeron Processor). I going to turn sleep or standby mode off and see what happens. Right now as I write this, the fan is on low and running normally. Suggestions?

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This is usually caused by two things - overheating on the drive or a faulty thermal sensor depending on which fan is doing all the work - is it a new machine? if still under warranty I would return for servicing. Hard drives do generate a lot of heat - - try improving the airflow to the case also.

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Dell Dimension E520 Hard drive constantly buzzing


This could be a sign of a failing hard drive - I would backup all of your important documents immediately to an external drive to prevent you from losing any important data.

As you have already cleaned out the dust , there is a chance that one of the system fans (or the CPU fan) may be faulty or some wires inside your system case might be catching on the fan while it is spinning.

Disconnect all the system fans , so just the CPU fan is left plugged in and then switch on the system and see if the noise has stopped. Then plug each fan back in one at a time to identify if any of them are causing the noise.

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I have an acer aspire ax5900. The video card fan vibrates loudly for the first 10 minutes after start up. I am told I need a new video card. Is this correct and where is the best place to get one?


Your Acer Aspire, like any other desktop computer system, contains fans inside the case to help vent the heat generated by the internal components.
These fans generally operate quietly and reliably, working in the background to prevent your computer from overheating.
A fan that sounds excessively loud could indicate a problem such as overheating or loose internal components, or it could simply be a normally loud fan.
The key to differentiating between the two involves looking for additional clues from your computer.
Normal Operation
Due to computer configuration and build quality, the fans in some desktops sound louder than others.
Depending on what other brands of computers you've owned or have had experience with, the fan in the Acer may sound louder, when it's actually functioning perfectly.
The fan will run to keep the inside of the computer from overheating, so periodic runs are normal. If the fan runs for long periods or very often, you may have a deeper problem.
Fan Damage and Overheating
A fan can sound loud due to damage, such as broken blades or to a build-up of dirt that impedes normal operation.
This dirt, as well as normal wear and usage, can wear away the lubricant coating on the fan's internal shaft, causing the blades to make excessive noise as they turn. In many cases, a loud fan indicates that the computer is overheating, causing the fan to run more often than usual to try and cool the system.
Depending on the types of components and upgrades within your Acer computer, your current fan may be too small and weak to handle the heat output, and require upgrading to a larger, more powerful fan.
Troubleshooting
Take note of when the fan turns on and how long it runs to determine any distinct patterns, whether if it occurs only during certain processes or programs.
Your computer's CPU generates a large amount of heat while in operation, so programs that require large amounts of CPU usage may trigger the fan more often.
Watch for additional signs of overheating, such as sudden shutdowns or computer crashes. Check inside the case for signs of other components touching the fan and causing vibration noise.
Solution
Do not overtax the CPU by opening numerous processor-intensive programs at once.
Check that all screws, cards and wires are securely fastened and away from the fan.
Keep your computer clean inside and out, to prevent the build-up of dirt on the fan blades or air vents and minimize the threat of overheating.
Apply a drop of oil to your fan's shaft to give it proper lubrication and smooth, quiet rotation of the blades.
http://www.techrepublic.com/article/quiet-noisy-computer-fans-with-a-drop-of-oil/5034842

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WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL. http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source. Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer. While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards Might have dried up thermal paste Check you CPU central processing unit make sure its securely seated and has thermal paste it might be getting to hot the thermal paste will help disperse the heat Thermal compound is a sticky paste that is placed directly onto the CPU. http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound-Roundup-February-2012/1490 Allowing for a more direct heat transfer between the CPU and HEAT SINK and preventing air gaps from forming between the CPU and heat sink. It might be as simple as resetting cmos or physically unplugging the fan then plugging it back in. b> CMOS Reset Jumper b> Desktop computer motherboards often have jumpers for resetting the motherboard CMOS. If you made a mistake when changing the configuration of your motherboard in the setup utility and used the CMOS reset jumper to clear the change, your computer may not power on until you return the jumper to its original position.
Power Supply Failure b> If you are using a pre-built computer from a manufacturer, the most likely scenario is that the power supply has failed. Some computer power supplies are able to support 110 volt connections for the U.S. and 220 volt connections for other areas. Check the back of your computer's power supply and ensure that the switch points to the 110 volt marker. In addition, confirm that the power cable is seated firmly on the back of the computer and at the power outlet. If your computer still does not power on, call the manufacturer for assistance.
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The presence of too much dust inside a computer CPU (central processing unit The dirt on the internal components of the hard drive acts as insulation and will cause the temperature of the computer to increase, making the fan run constantly to compensate. If this occurs, the computer can overheat and damage delicate and important computer parts. Clean dust with a vacuum attachment or compressed air can---never blow on internal parts, as the moisture from your breath can cause corrosion and damage. b> Room Temperature b> Computers can become damaged if the room temperature or the area directly around the computer exceeds 90 degrees. If the computer is located next to a heater or other area where excessive heat is produced, this can cause the fans to run constantly. Move the computer into a cooler room or a spot with greater air circulation. Computer Temperature b> The internal temperature of the computer can also cause the fans to run all the time. This most often occurs when the processor or other computer hardware parts are overclocked, or modified to perform beyond its designed speed. Overclocking the computer processor makes it run faster, but it also causes it to run hot. Additional fans and cooling mechanisms are required to keep an overclocked computer cool. b> Blocked Vent b> If the vent to the computer is blocked, there is nowhere for the fan to send the hot air. The hot air is continually recirculated back inside the computer, which keeps the fans operating all the time. The only way to prevent this is to make sure there is at least 6 inches of clear space around a computer. Placing a computer inside a cabinet or desk will also cause the fan to run too much. Computers should be placed in an area that receives plenty of ventilation. b> Hope this helps

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Cpu fan constantly running fast


An eMachines desktop or laptop computer fail to boot for a variety of reasons, but a fast, loud fan noise signifies that the system is suffering from overheating.


The problem, and the steps for troubleshooting it, is not unique to the eMachines brand. When the internal temperature of the computer reaches too high a level, the system will shut down automatically to allow the heat to dissipate.


If you attempt to power up too soon, the machine will not boot properly.

To boot, you will need to correct the cause of the overheating, and keep the machine cool.


Blocked Vents


Although different in size, both desktop and laptop computers have air vents to help the fans keep air circulating around the hot internal components.


If these vents become blocked, by pushing a desktop too near a wall or using the laptop on a soft surface, the air supply your internal fans need to cool the system is cut off.


This blockage also traps the heat inside, allowing it to build to dangerous levels.

Keep the air vents on your computer free and clear to allow proper airflow.


Dirty Computer


Airborne particles, such as dust, lint and hair, can gather on the air vents and internal components over the course of time.


This accumulation of dirt not only provides a sort of "insulation" to the electronic components, preventing the heat they generate from dissipating normally, but it also clogs the fan and heat sink to prevent proper function.


Use canned air and damp, soft cloths to thoroughly remove any built-up debris from inside your computer.

Dried Thermal Paste


The heat sink sits atop the CPU chip to help dissipate the heat the component produces. Thermal paste is layered between the CPU and the heat sink to help draw the heat away from the chip for cooling.


Over time, the cooling properties of this paste decreases, and the substance becomes dry and flaky.

You can replace this paste to renew its cooling assistance by removing the old paste remnants with rubbing alcohol and adding a new layer.


Thermal paste is also known as thermal compound or thermal grease, and is available at most electronics stores.


Hot Environment


When examining overheating causes, don't overlook the environment you use your computer in.

External heat sources, such as fireplaces or even rays of direct sunlight, can cause the internal temperatures of your computer to rise.


This causes your internal fan to run harder in an attempt to dissipate the combined heat before temperatures rise too high.

Move your computer away from external heat sources to encourage more effective cooling.


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Goto Task manager.
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one reason that a CPU fan may be running constantly is that it may not be able to cool the cpu down. usually this could be due to dust or debri clogging the incoming or outgoing vents or even dust accumulated on the fan itself or the heatsink.

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