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is it normal for a desktop computer to make 'some' noise?

ever since i bought my desktop computer, back in september 2015, whilst on, it makes a humming/whirring noise....its been making that noise for that long, almost since i had the computer..

any thoughts on this?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    most fans/power supplies make a little sound, if it's not 2 loud and only a soft hum you should be good

    Source(s): computer tech for 18+ years
  • Rita
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    It is normal for a hard drive to produce noise. Normal noises should expect to hear include a low humming or quiet whistling sound. Noises you should not expect to hear are repetitive clicking, very noticeable humming, knocking, or any hard thump. ... Computer hard drive buying tips.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Cooling fan noise which is normal.  Though it should not have made any noise in the beginning.  Maybe the fan is going.  Maybe it just needs a cleaning.  Touch nothing and get the dust off the blades. might help some.

  • 2 months ago

    Computers get hot. They have fans to blow cool air over the parts to prevent them from overheating and melting. A decently loud WHRRRRRRR noise is pretty normal.

  • 2 months ago

    open it up see where the noise is coming from and replace the part of clear it up! check to see if there is a build up of dust!

    if you clean off the dust off your CPU heat sink the computer will run cooler and better!

  • garry
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    you means are a noisey hard drive or dvd recorder , they make noises , as do power supply , fans or even a floppy drive , even the monitor turn on or off . yes they make a noise .or it could be your sound card of motherboard loading the bios .

  • 2 months ago

    yes it is normal, fans get accumulation of dust and dirt and as you know the sound loudens over time.

  • 2 months ago

    The fan works. That's good. Fans about to fail may grind or screech before quitting working. Have the fan checked and replaced is faulty.

  • 2 months ago

    Below is a listing of components in the computer that may cause unusual noises to be generated. To determine what components are creating noise, verify that lights on hardware devices, like the CD-ROM drive, are not on when you hear the noise. If you are only encountering excessive noise when a device is accessed, it is likely that the device is causing your issue.

    If the noise occurs as a pattern, long or short beeps, it may be what is called a beep code. When a computer emits a specific beep code, it is trying to tell you what specific problem is occurring in the computer. See our page on beep codes and what they mean to help troubleshoot and resolve the problem.

    If you hear the noise the entire time the computer is on, it could be any of the following devices. Determine what device is causing the noise by reading through each of the sections below

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  • 2 months ago

    It's one or more fans.

    CPU

    Power supply

    Graphics card

    Case

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