With the lowering of PC pricing by the big makers, comes a lowering of component quality. On a 3 month old machine I would make it Dells' problem. It will only get worse.
I've had my Dell Dimension 8300 for about 3 months now. The CD drive has always been fairly loud in that it seems to have a loud fan-type wooshing air noise. But recently, it has become louder, and there is a new type of noise.
The sound is most pronounced when a cd is getting spooled up or slowing down. It sounds like something is vibrating at a very high speed and when it slows down, it becomes more bassy. When a cd is spinning at it's normal speed, the bass noise is still there, but less pronounced.
I recently opened up my computer a few times to install a stick of RAM and I'm wondering if somehow I knocked a component loose or something.
I realize this is really just a nuisance and nothing is technically wrong with my cd drive, but has anyone else encountered this problem?