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It could also be the power supply fan. Mine used to cry everytime I turned on the PC and then quiet down after 10-15 min of spinning. After cleaning out and re-oiling, it hasn't made a sound since.

Obviously you need to just get your head down there and track down the noise. Once you've isolated where the sound is coming from, we can make less speculative suggestions.
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post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Yeah, but his system sounds like a thin cable is hitting a fan somewhere or something. I mean, he's describing it with words like "lawnmower", or "weed eater".

Kinda like how a bicycle sounds with a playing card attached so that it hits the spokes to make it sound like a motor bike.
Man that was the lame version! You have to put a flat pop can between your tire and the frame! Sure, my parents got mad because it was wrecking the tire, but it sounded like a dirt bike!
 
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post #23 of 33
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Originally Posted by MetalBeerSolid View Post
Man that was the lame version! You have to put a flat pop can between your tire and the frame! Sure, my parents got mad because it was wrecking the tire, but it sounded like a dirt bike!
We couldn't afford much.
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post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by revlimiter View Post
Yeah, I should probably take a good listen with my ear next to it to determine where the noise is coming from next time I boot it up.

I don't have any discs in my DVD drive, but it sounds different from that anyways.. like a lawnmower or a weedeater
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Yeah, but would a GPU fan keep spinning at full speed 3-5 minutes after Windows has loaded the driver?

This is why I think it's the DVD drive.
He said there are no discs in the drive.

He didn't say it stayed loud 5 mins after Windows loaded - he said 3-5 mins after starting it. Many bloated systems can take 5+ mins to boot fully...
post #25 of 33
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He said there are no discs in the drive.

He didn't say it stayed loud 5 mins after Windows loaded - he said 3-5 mins after starting it. Many bloated systems can take 5+ mins to boot fully...
I can't imagine his sig rig to take that long to boot up. The last time I saw a computer take that long to boot was when I was still dealing with my old pre-built system that had a 500 MHz Pentium III and a 5400 RPM 40 GB Barracuda (and some other junk too, of course).

Anyway, he said "and then the sound dies down about 3-5 minutes after starting it up." which sounds to me like it dies down about 3-5 minutes after it's all booted up. I mean, I figure that if it takes 3-5 minutes for Windows to boot up, then he would have said so.
Edited by TwoCables - 4/8/11 at 12:05pm
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post #26 of 33
Probably your video cards fan running full speed for a few minutes during boot (my 8800gt did the same thing)
If you have an on board Pull the plug on the 9800 to test
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post #27 of 33
The EP45-UD3L doesn't have onboard video.
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post #28 of 33
Try disconnecting every part in your computer until the noise goes away.
If it doesnt, then it's most likely software related. But it could be faulty hardware to. Bad transistors can produce some noise to, and then stop a few minutes later. I've experienced that with alot of LCD's and a couple of servers.
But of course i do not know what you define as "loud" :-)

I dont know if you run only SSD's but!
It could also be a bad platter bearing in your harddrive. After some time the platter finds balance and stops making noise, as you describe it, but it can be nearly anything :-)
Edited by Zarius - 4/12/11 at 12:04pm
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post #29 of 33
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Yeah, I should probably take a good listen with my ear next to it to determine where the noise is coming from next time I boot it up.
Well? Any results? We can guess all we want, but YOU need to determine the source of the noise before a fix can be found.
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post #30 of 33
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It sounds like it's either the PSU or the harddrive... Could be time for a new PSU and possibly a SSD.
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