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noise at startup

by leather / February 14, 2008 5:39 AM PST

Hi, Windows vista basic, pc starts up ok then a whining excessive fan like noise kicks in, if I close down, then restart it is ok again, until next startup then same again any suggestion cause and remedy, thanks. tom.

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Some machines do that and it's normal.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 14, 2008 6:58 AM PST
In reply to: noise at startup

Sadly you would have to replace the machine if the maker has no cure.

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Basic info...
by Willy / February 14, 2008 10:18 AM PST
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Since you lack details on your system, the advice will be generic.

Many systems on startup will kick-in the fan to a high speed then settle down. If you had a system for awhile, it cooling fins or fan maybe lacking a good cleaning, do it ASAP. If this is a laptop, the same applies. Use a can of compressed air or direct brush cleaning for best results. if the problem persists after a cleaning, then replace fan as likely cause of noise. Those systems build as extreme of OC'ed will need better cooling if only "stock cooled" to better cool the heat build-up. If cleaning all areas should be addressed.

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intermittent fault
by leather / February 20, 2008 12:08 AM PST
In reply to: Basic info...

Hi again, Thanks for your replies, I have a pc desktop AMD sempron 1.8 {3000} asrock m/board since my last post the fan has been operating ok, it runs ok for a spell then at start up the grinding noise kicks in, but always goes when I restart,does this give you a clue of the problem, what do you further advise for a permanent solution, it is just out of warranty {over a year}

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Could it be a fan?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2008 12:37 AM PST
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Fans are typical noise sources. Thankfully easy to spot by gently stopping the fan.

Bob

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here's hoping
by leather / February 20, 2008 11:22 PM PST
In reply to: Could it be a fan?

Gave the fan a good clean with air, so far so good, thanks for your advice.

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