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Computer fan makes a really loud noise when I play a game...

by xxjamseyxx / November 29, 2009 7:25 AM PST

Please could someone help me. My computer fan makes a really loud noise when I play a game called runescape on my web browser. It never did it before I download the new update for java. Java is required to play the game. The only other time it makes this noise is when I run a virus scan... it starts the noise when I open the game just after a little bit and stops when I close the game. I have tried reinstalling java, removing the update which I downloaded and then the sound started, I have run extensive virus scans, I have tried using another web browser and nothing works. PLEASE HELP ME. I want to be able to play my game without this noise and though I am so grateful that the noise doesn't happen all the time, I just really want to fix it so I can play in peace.
I would really appreciate any help ! please please!

My system info is:
Packard Bell
Model number is Imedia x2416
Processor is intel (r) core (tm) 2 quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33ghz 2.34 ghz
Memory/RAM 4.00 GB
System type is 32bit Operating system.

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Sounds normal to me . . .
by Coryphaeus / November 29, 2009 7:47 AM PST

The processor is working harder, getting hotter, and the system is telling the fan to speed up. If it just started after the update then so be it.

Look at what else is running in the background. Closing running programs will lessen the load.

When is the last time you cleaned the dust bunnies out of the processor heat sink and fan?

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Okies here's one tip for ya regarding the dust bunnies
by xxmuppetxx / November 29, 2009 8:01 AM PST

Now basically one of the reasons a computer overheats is due to dust collecting on the inside of the case. Once the dust is inside it stays there unless you get rid of it.
Basically get an earth-band before you do this or at least wear rubber gloves....static electricity makes your hair go bananas...
Now open up your computer case via sliding the side panel off. It could also been one of those weird cases were the top slides off then the side panel lifts up. Once you've done this you'll be able to look inside your machine and see where all those bunnies are residing.
You can either get an air canister and blast the inside of the computer or you can use a fine paint brush. Which ever way you do it helps when cleaning out the fan to use a pencil to hold the fan in place. Once you've done this and hoovered up any reaming bunnies you'll notice an improvement in the running of your computer.
Also make sure your computer is in an open space...the more crowded the area the more speed the fan uses to cool the computer down.
Hmmm I think I should mention what your computer fan does whilst I'm at it so here goes...Basically your computer fan circulates the air inside the computer out and the air outside the case inside the case. The hotter the air is outside the computer case the hotted the computer gets on the inside. Also the reason why expert gamers use water coolants and what not.
Hope this helps you and keep us posted.

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