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# 96169 21-Jan-2012 13:58
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When I turn my PC on, or resume from standby if it's been off for a while, my PC makes a noise like a wire caught in a fan, or a similar noise. If it's been going, I put it in standby, then turn it back on, it doesn't make the noise. Once it's been going 30 seconds the noise goes away, or at least becomes very very quiet. It's a self built PC. I can't locate the source of the sound by sticking my head in there, the sound echos around a lot.

I've checked them all though, and can't see anything, and I can't tell where it's coming from. I just put a fan controller in last night which controls my two CPU fans and front and rear case fans, and changing the fan speeds doesn't change the noise. The only other fans are power supply and  graphics card.

The only moving parts are fans, so i'm pretty confused. Anyone have any ideas?

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  # 571667 21-Jan-2012 16:32
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Sure its not a HDD?

Mines started making a bit of noise and once prices come down, I'll be replacing it (non important data)







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  # 571668 21-Jan-2012 16:32
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Turns out it was the tiny graphics card fan.

 
 
 
 


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  # 571670 21-Jan-2012 16:33
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Yeah those can be a pain. I have an ATI 4670 with a piddly little fan on it. Needs replacing but I cant justify it till it dies :P
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  # 571671 21-Jan-2012 16:33
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Aaroona: Sure its not a HDD?

Mines started making a bit of noise and once prices come down, I'll be replacing it (non important data)


Hard drives that many any noise at all are on the way out, make sure everything on there's double backed up!



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  # 571672 21-Jan-2012 16:35
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Aaroona: Yeah those can be a pain. I have an ATI 4670 with a piddly little fan on it. Needs replacing but I cant justify it till it dies :P
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Fortunately it's within warranty and Ascent are great about faulty products, so i'll return it and get a fanless one. 

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  # 571674 21-Jan-2012 16:38
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timmmay:
Aaroona: Sure its not a HDD?

Mines started making a bit of noise and once prices come down, I'll be replacing it (non important data)


Hard drives that many any noise at all are on the way out, make sure everything on there's double backed up!


February 22nd Christchurch Earthquake - My Misfortune.

Has my data backed up to a HDD at my old work (via the internet) and a mirror on my home server, both boxen ended up falling since they were not secure causing a few hard drives to go into "Head Crash"

2 different locations, 2 backups, I thought I was safe, lost all of my data - bad luck.

TRIPLE IT! Make sure it's not within the same city if it's important data ;)




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  # 571691 21-Jan-2012 17:16
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michaelmurfy:
timmmay:
Aaroona: Sure its not a HDD?

Mines started making a bit of noise and once prices come down, I'll be replacing it (non important data)


Hard drives that many any noise at all are on the way out, make sure everything on there's double backed up!


February 22nd Christchurch Earthquake - My Misfortune.

Has my data backed up to a HDD at my old work (via the internet) and a mirror on my home server, both boxen ended up falling since they were not secure causing a few hard drives to go into "Head Crash"

2 different locations, 2 backups, I thought I was safe, lost all of my data - bad luck.

TRIPLE IT! Make sure it's not within the same city if it's important data ;)


That;s why your online backup should be in a different city / island :)

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