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I have noise from time to time which sounds like grrrrrrr on my dell dimension 5150

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Grrrrrrr - Could be CD running, Could be Fan on the CPU, which if not fixed will kill you main chip, could be power supply fan, check in the back and see if fan is turning consistanly ( I think that is how you spell that) If you know how to remove covers, take side off and look at fan on the CPU or other fans and when you hear the Grrrrrrr se if you can tell where it is comong fro, also some hard drives will make a sound as they get older.. Good luck....

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