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Wasp in PC

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by lemonkettaz, 4 Feb 2006.

  1. lemonkettaz


    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,800

    Sometimes my computer sounds like it has a wasp stuck in it...

    i can sometimes hear a faint buzz (squealing) sort of sound... this is just occasional though...and i aint a clue what it is....?!

    nothing to do with the fans, so im really confused.... anyone have ANY idea what it could be?

    p.s. there is no insect in the pc
  2. Dace

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Mar 2005

    Posts: 2,367

    Location: Long Eaton, Nottingham

    One of the internal cables rattling against a fan?

    Accumulation of dust in some of the fans?

    Vibration of the entire case caused by hard drives and fans?
  3. lemonkettaz


    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,800

    it deffo no the hdd..

    could be dust... there is a bit of dust on the cpu heatsink.. in between the grill bit

    dont think its the wirse.. i have no wires against fans, or over them
  4. nikebee


    Joined: 9 Nov 2004

    Posts: 14,003

    Location: Pembrokeshire

    vibration was my first thought as well, reseat the HDDs/Opticals/fans see if it makes any difference.

    could it just be a noisy HDD being accessed ?
  5. lemonkettaz


    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,800

    hmm... ill try reseating the hdd and getting rid of some dust. will post back tomorrow... cheers. bit tired at moment, had a few cans, shouldnt really try anything in this state
  6. col20


    Joined: 22 Jan 2006

    Posts: 16

    I had the same sorta thing try looking at ** psu and see if maybe its a lose wire their that was what was ahpping to mine :
    Happy cleaning ;)
  7. Ping


    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

    Posts: 99

    could it be ** cd/dvd drive spinning?

    would have said a dodgy cap but thats ussualy a hissing more than a buzzing
  8. 233


    Joined: 21 Nov 2004

    Posts: 13,058

    Location: Glasgow

    have you opened the case up to check for small flying things?
  9. Zephyrus


    Joined: 12 Oct 2005

    Posts: 518

    Location: Scotland

    When do you hear the 'squeal' under load or any time? I occasionally hear a short squeal whne clicking certain things while gaming.
  10. basmic


    Joined: 10 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,144

    Location: Darlington, County Durham

    Could the PSU fans warming up - turn the machine off, push something against one of the fan blades to stop it turning, and see if it buzzes.
  11. loltim


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,599

    Location: Wellington, NZ

  12. Duke

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Jun 2003

    Posts: 33,445

    Location: Wiltshire

    I get a high pitch whine from my mobo when transferring large data over LAN :(
  13. loltim


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,599

    Location: Wellington, NZ

    I think its something most people get, electronic components unfortunately aren't always silent.
  14. MikeTimbers


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,896

    Location: New Eltham, London

    I found a dead Daddy-Long-Legs in mine the last time I opened it for a clean.
  15. Septh


    Joined: 15 Jan 2006

    Posts: 710

    Location: Southampton, UK

    Mine makes a werid buzzing noise wen i use my USB ports for certain things such as bluetooth or my web cam lol
    Any ideas on that one guys?
  16. Clarkey


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,057

    mine makes all kind of squealing noises depending on load, its fairly normal.
  17. mauron


    Joined: 9 Mar 2004

    Posts: 423

    Location: Beccles

    Had the same sort of noise, the fan on the graphics card had come loose, so I tightened the screws up & no noise.
  18. lemonkettaz


    Joined: 28 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,800

    found it out...

    2 screws hold the hdd in place.. each have rubber washers around them... one of them was hanging off... therefore the hdd was just touching the metal casing where the actual hdd goes... so when in operation it vibrated against the metal..

    fixed now :p

    plus i didnt know i could reduce my cpu heatsink from 2000rpm to 1700rpm

    very quiet now :p