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Old 05-09-2008, 08:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lately, after just over a year of continuous use, my computer's making a lot more noise than it used to. I always thought that was just the general trend with computers, but is there a way to make it as quiet as it was initially?
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Make sure you clean out all the dust and dust bunnies inside. Then make sure you have good airflow in there as well. Should help considerably.
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Probably because of dust. Sometimes the heatsink gets clogged and you won't even know it.
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Also check that the fan is securely mounted. It may just be noise from vibration.
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Yep dust! I dusted mine the other week for the first time since I got it about 2 years ago - the thing was on the verge of blowing up! needed a new cpu fan, it was disgusting inside. Now its running whisper quiet like when I first got it and 10 degrees cooler!
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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This may sound strange, but could I use a vacuum to suck all the dust out?
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Try canned compressed air or an air compressor if you have one.
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Hmm, I guess I could but that would require me spending money. If there isn't any harm in using a vacuum it seems like a good idea considering all the dust is neatly sucked away, as opposed to messily blown everywhere.
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