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my pc makes a groaning sound on start up,then the sound subsides,do i need to have it checked

Posted by: peter j.      17 Nov 2010 @ 13:03
my pc makes a groaning sound on start up,then the sound subsides,do i need to have it checked

my pc makes a groaning sound on start up,then the sound subsides,do i need to have it checked

Reply by: James N. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Pershore, WR10      17 Nov 2010 @ 15:14
RE: my pc makes a groaning sound on start up,then the sound subsides,do i need to have it checked

very difficult to diagnose sounds/noises over the forum, it could be simply the bearings of a fan (CPU, extraction, PSU etc) "groaning" or worse the hard drive failing. Either way, yes I'd get it checked ASAP as a precaution - you do not want a vital component failing later on and the problem being much more serious.

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Reply by: Alan B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Cambridge, CB22      17 Nov 2010 @ 18:14
RE: my pc makes a groaning sound on start up,then the sound subsides,do i need to have it checked

My guess would be the same as James' first thought, a fan bearing that is wearing out.

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Reply by: Wim W. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Rushden, NN10      17 Nov 2010 @ 19:38
RE: my pc makes a groaning sound on start up,then the sound subsides,do i need to have it checked

Beware, worn out hard disks can make the same noise...

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Reply by: Jon S. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Morecambe, LA3      17 Nov 2010 @ 20:10
RE: my pc makes a groaning sound on start up,then the sound subsides,do i need to have it checked

I'd gamble on the most likely being a graphics card fan, followed by a PSU fan

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