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Old 06-07-02, 01:40 PM
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Strange sounds from my computer

Every five minutes or so, the fan on my computer turns on, then off. I have no idea what's going on, but the sound is driving me crazy. I recently installed a new hard drive and an ATI All in Wonder AGP card, although this problem seems to have started after I installed the video card. I also lost the hibernation option, I only have shut down, restart, and standby. I am running Windows ME. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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I think the best way is to replace your fan. Or may be there's an option to set your fan to always on.
Old 06-08-02, 02:42 AM
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Re: Strange sounds from my computer

Originally posted by rexwalt
I am running Windows ME.
There's your problem.

Okay, on a serious note, some fans are set to turn on when the cpu temperature goes up to a certain degree and shut off when it cools down to a certain degree (kinda like how heating and a/c work at most homes). There might be a setting in the BIOS to have the fan on all the time.
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Re: Re: Strange sounds from my computer

[QUOTE]Originally posted by namja
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There's your problem.

ME came with the computer so I live with it. Should I upgrade to XP?

I got home from work and the problem went away on its own. Who knows, this thing is so tempermental.

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