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Dell 3000 PC is extremely loud like a vacumn cleaner right next to your ear... and gets louder and louder throughout the day. Have ran disk clean, Registry Mechanic, and Disk Defrag. Lots of room left on HD. Also, when automatic updates start, it even gets louder. How can I correct this problem? Please ... all suggestions are welcome. Thanks

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  • symyee Mar 11, 2009

    Thank You for your suggestions. Much appreciated.
    Yes, the noise is coming from the tower and it was dusty inside.
    Clean inside and ran a deep scan. Removed a trojan and now the computer is quieter. Thank you again


  • John Elliott
    John Elliott May 11, 2010

    Have you opened the machine to verify that it's definitely the hard drive making all the noise and not one of the fans (CPU/Power Supply)?




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Thank You Everyone for your input!
Tried all suggestions and does help for awhile
Bottom line ... need a better fan!
Cheers!

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Can't help much, but I'm assuming the noise is coming from the tower... and is either your cooling fan(s) or the cd/dvd drive... eject any cd from the drive, and see if you can check to make sure any fans are clear - give the tower lots of space. It might be helpful to open the case and check the processor cooling fan - it may have a hood over it. Some fans change speed as the computer works harder, to keep adequate cooling- this could be why it gets louder during updates.

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Check your cpu fan, chassis fan, and the fan on the power supply. If all the fans are working then the bearings in the hard drive is about to go out. That is if you are not using a cd or dvd rom.

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