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    Only noise I ever heard from a transformer is a hum, and on one that small I can't see it humming very loudly. What does the noise sound like?

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    Yeah, the electromagnetic currents can cause some minor vibrations that will make a hum... (/me looks for the :yesnod: emoticon)
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    I'll record it for you to see If I get good moment. It is strange.. maybe its.. well you'll see


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    Most of the noise when mine starts up is from me screaming "get a %$#&^% move on!!!!!".

    Seriously, the easiest way to pinpoint it is to stick the tower up on a table with the sides taken off and nothing but the power cord plugged in and switch it on and listen very carefully. Of course if this is a laptop, then it's a repair shop.

    My CPU & GPU fans always kick in with a bit of a whirr at first but that quickly subsides. Miscellaneous grinding noises ensue from the 3 hard drives as they boot up. The only other fan is on the back of my power supply and that is silent.

    Maybe your HD needs a good defrag plus it would be an idea to take the case apart anyway to clean out the dust using a compressed air aerosol (don't ever use anything else) available at all PC shops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
    Most of the noise when mine starts up is from me screaming "get a %$#&^% move on!!!!!".
    LOL Peter!!


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    actually i figured ou the problem and as simple as it is i woundn't have thought it
    but basically the noise came from having a cd in the drive while startup and shutdown
    ooopppsss!!!!

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    That would certainly explain it...!

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    That doesnt make that much noise...at least not on my machine. My GFX fan is louder than that and my system is over 4 years old...
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    Maybe a bad CD ROM drive? Or an ancient one?

    I remember back in the day my 4x CD ROM drive (before AOL started even making their CDs ) was real loud....
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    Sometimes a CD spinning at high speed could be mistaken for a fan.

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    My optical devices do make a noise And I don't mind, as long as they work .

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    lol, 'bout time Sarge!
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    w00t way to go Sarge!!

    I do remember the old 4x CD-ROM drives. THose did makes some nasty noise. But now a days they put some buffers on them to allow for slow down and so that they dont make that much racket.

    But the first sets were nasty. I still cant think of it. Maybe cause i am just so used to that sound it doesnt even register in my head that is what it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Computer Guru View Post
    lol, 'bout time Sarge!
    Quote Originally Posted by Makaveli213 View Post
    w00t way to go Sarge!!
    Oh come on guys Its nothing special, no difference, other then my computer feels slower, I'm thinking of getting one of those moded versions of XP with everything out for max performance, install 3ds max and see how it feels. Because, its SLOOOOOOW like hell, no way running 3ds max and Photoshop at the same time
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    "no difference" except all that extra security
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