Noises from your computer can be very irritating and they can mean a serious problem is rising. It can also mean a part is beginning to fail. In this article I will give you guidelines on determining where the problem is and what can be done about it.
If you have a noise that was not comes in before here are a few steps to take to find out where the problem is:
Firstly, shut down your system and take out the side panel. Take a visual inspection of the inside of your computer and check any wires touching any moving parts. If there are any wires touching fans tie them back so that they do not interfere. Give close attention to the CPU fan that no wires are touching it.
Also, check that no wires are touching your graphics card fan if it has one.
Second, Take a can of compressed air and chow down your system. Ensure you blow out all fans as well as graphics card fans and CPU fans. Ensure you blow out the power supply fan thoroughly. Blow it out from every side. When I mean each side I mean from outside the case and inside. Ensure you get all the dust out of the inside of your machine.
Third, Now that you blow out your PC plug it in. put down the side panel off and shut it down your system. Listen for any noises that are unusual. If the noise you heard previously is still there than we have to find out which component is causing the noise.
Fourth, put your ear to component that is making the noise. Letís say your power supply is making noise. Since we cleaned it out thoroughly now we know it is failing and ultimately will require to be changed. Power supplies are not expensive so you can change it. You can wait till it totally fails but power supplies require to supply proper voltage. Not changing it right away could cause harm to other components.
If you have noise coming from your CPU fan you can change it or put up with the noise. You can get a CPU fan without changing the CPU but unless you are good with your hands it may be less annoying just to change the CPU and fan together.
If you noise coming from the graphics card fan once the fan quits working the card will begin to fail. You may want to change it right away. Once these start to make noise failure is not far behind.
If your HDD is making noise like clanking, clicking, buzzing, etc. It may pass diagnostics but you can be sure that your HDD is failing and will eventually require alternate. So, start backing up your files on a weekly basis if you are not planning on replacing it right away.