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Hello, I got my GF a eMachines computer for 200 bucks from the black friday ad. I have been setting up the software and hardware ahead of time, so when she gets it, it will be even more of a surprise having Office, Norton, all of my music on there etc... Now I am on to the hardware and making it ultra quiet. The stock 80 mm fan was noisey, fixed that real quick, the CPU fan is noisey, will fix that no problem, but now im onto a most pecular noise...

When the computer well... computes anything there is a loud kind of crunchy computational noise. I have heard this noise on countless other computers, so its not a bad computer... but is there anything I can do to get rid of it.

Right now my best guess is that it is the built in computer speaker or something... can someone please tell me how to disable it.
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Its the hard drive that is making the noise. You can try getting some hard drive sound dampeners for it. that might help.
    
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It could be the hard drive. Does it do it constantly or only when you are installing/copying files?
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my family owns a few emachines and the hard drives are especially noisy compared to other machines for some reason.
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Maybe try some of these
    
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Originally Posted by Swamp_Man View Post
Hello, I got my GF a eMachines computer for 200 bucks from the black friday ad. I have been setting up the software and hardware ahead of time, so when she gets it, it will be even more of a surprise having Office, Norton, all of my music on there etc... Now I am on to the hardware and making it ultra quiet. The stock 80 mm fan was noisey, fixed that real quick, the CPU fan is noisey, will fix that no problem, but now im onto a most pecular noise...

When the computer well... computes anything there is a loud kind of crunchy computational noise. I have heard this noise on countless other computers, so its not a bad computer... but is there anything I can do to get rid of it.

Right now my best guess is that it is the built in computer speaker or something... can someone please tell me how to disable it.


Alright the thing making the noise is the emachine. So you can simply fix it by either:

1-sledgehammer
2-sell to a newb
3-pool of water
    
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If it's the crunching noise it's probably the harddrive. My laptop has that problem right now with its 5 year old hard-drive. Same with my 5 year old wd hdd that I took out my old computer. I say spend 20-40 bucks and find her a samsung, seagate, or western digital hdd for her new cpu. Buying those screws cost 1.5 with 7 bucks worth of shipping.....
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Alright the thing making the noise is the emachine. So you can simply fix it by either:

1-sledgehammer
2-sell to a newb
3-pool of water
lol

well she doesnt need it for anything more than internet/word/itunes, and it is faster than my current comp so i think everything will be ok.

I did notice that it only has one PATA port, and a look alike that doesnt fit PATA for some reason. Has four SATA II ports but the optical and hard drive are PATA... The stock case and CPU fan are horrible.

Yes the sound is only during file stuff, so I guess it is the hard drive.

I bought a 200 gig PATA from staples for 20 bucks after rebates, its a maxtor diamond max... i have a oem one that came with my compaq in my comp that is queit, but not as silent as the 7200.7 i got a long time ago.

May as well use the diamond max, and sell the oem hdd. Hopefully the system restore disk will work on the new HDD.

Heh another funny thing also, is that eMachines claims the machine will be able to run Windows Vista...

Specs on the $200 package
eMachines (-$)
Celeron D 352 ($60)
512ram ($50)
100GB HDD ($30)
PCI E x16 (surprised me)
mobo ($20)
Case ($20)
PSU ($13)
Windows XP ($100)
eMachines 15" monitor ($175!!!)
Cannon ip1700 printer ($50)

New case fan ($-7)
New CPU fan ($-20)
New HDD ($-20) or rather -$50 cuz I was going to sell it on eBay

edit: Having a real life GF... priceless

sounds like 200 is barely breaking even
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