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PC is very loud, thought it was the hard drive purchased another hard drive and it is still loud. Has been this way for quite some time.

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The only other item that makes noise without physically doing anything, are the fans. You will have anywhere from 3 to 5 fans.
you can get long piece of paper and twirl it into a long tube and stick it where the fan spins. when the fan stops and the noise stops, you know which fan it is.

Check your cdrom, you might have a cd in there which causes the drive to spin, take it and see if that makes a difference.


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