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Just built a new comp with asrock extreme4 p67, i5 2500k, 2x 4gig gskills 1600module, saphire gtx 560 ti, and antec 650w +80 psu. I didn't really get down and dirty but even since I first powered it on it has been making a spinning noise as soon as the computer is turned on and doesn't go away. At first I thought it was the cpu stock fan so I replaced it and the noise is still there. It kind of sounds like it is coming from the PSU, then again it could be coming from somewhere else (hard to tell where it's coming from really). What steps should I take to figure this out?

noise kind of sounds like a baseball card put on a bicycle tire, guess that almost has to be a fan or the HD spinning?
post #2 of 10
check all your fans - sounds like a cable is stuck in one of them. If all your cables are fine check the psu is not damaged - some units have a clear plastic airflow guide near the fan which could also get stuck. Finally check the fans themselves as one just might be damaged and the blades are rubbing on the case.

Will be much easier if you nail down which fan the noise is coming from - this really shouldn't be too hard. To check you have the right one just stop the fan carefully with a finger on the hub (don't just jam something in the blades, as you could damage the fan or yourself).
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Originally Posted by the_beast;12945181 
check all your fans - sounds like a cable is stuck in one of them. If all your cables are fine check the psu is not damaged - some units have a clear plastic airflow guide near the fan which could also get stuck. Finally check the fans themselves as one just might be damaged and the blades are rubbing on the case.

Will be much easier if you nail down which fan the noise is coming from - this really shouldn't be too hard. To check you have the right one just stop the fan carefully with a finger on the hub (don't just jam something in the blades, as you could damage the fan or yourself).

could it just be cap whine from the psu
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Originally Posted by Curt6887;12945943 
could it just be cap whine from the psu

highly doubt it lol....cap whine is a very high pitched whine (squeal) that will annoy the piss out of you =]
 
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You have a Sapphire GTX 560ti o.O

I would guess that from the way you described its a fan rubbing on a wire or such or the hard drive reading.

Disconnect your hard drive and power your rig on, that will tell you if its your hard drive. Go through and disconnect all your fans one at a time to help pin point the problem.
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Originally Posted by nagle3092;12945994 
You have a Sapphire GTX 560ti o.O

I would guess that from the way you described its a fan rubbing on a wire or such or the hard drive reading.

Disconnect your hard drive and power your rig on, that will tell you if its your hard drive. Go through and disconnect all your fans one at a time to help pin point the problem.

yea im thinking its a fan touching a wire because as soon as you power it up you can hear it start to speed up like when the fans cut on and it doesn't stop till you turn it off and you can hear it slowing down when you turn it off like the fans slowing down to stop.
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What HD are you using? Samsung?
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Originally Posted by Curt6887;12946324 
yea im thinking its a fan touching a wire because as soon as you power it up you can hear it start to speed up like when the fans cut on and it doesn't stop till you turn it off and you can hear it slowing down when you turn it off like the fans slowing down to stop.

Yeah, definitely something stuck in one of your fans then.
post #9 of 10
Its a fan bearing(s). Run your PC for several days and it will get better.

BUT it will be hard for you to tell the difference because the noise will gradually go down and you won't be able to tell.
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Not to sound stupid,

But spin each fan while the PC is turned off, and if there is any resistance then you have found the suspect fan. It's likely (and hopefully) a fan that has a wire in its rotating path.

Hope you get to the bottom of it, good luck.
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