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My computer has been really loud lately as soon as I boot it up, and then the sound dies down about 3-5 minutes after starting it up.

Could this be cause for worry for concern of a computer part dying? Should I get the fans replaced? Or could it also be the power supply making this noise?

I know it's hard to say, but the fans are stock since I purchased the computer case, and my power supply should probably be upgraded somewhere down the line anyways to allow for a better GPU too..

Anyways, just wondering if this extra loud bootup is "normal" with any other PCs? Or if there are any suggestions for quick fixes on it?

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If it's dying down 3-5 minutes later, then it's probably the optical drive(s).
 

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My DVD drive is brand new, less than a few months old and I clean the inside of my computer case quite regularly with canned air, so I don't think dust is the issue either..
 

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My DVD drive is brand new, less than a few months old and I clean the inside of my computer case quite regularly with canned air, so I don't think dust is the issue either..
But still, disconnect the DVD drive just as an experiment.
 

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In my old system, the rear exhaust fan would rattle when i powered it up, then stop rattling as soon as it booted into windows; It's a funny world.
thats probably because once windows loaded it would take over control of the devices with fans plugged in to them.
 

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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.

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, 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


Maybe there's a fan hitting a cable or something.
 

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Probably fans, possibly your GTX 465 fans. Update to the latest drivers on your video card and dust off the case fans.
 

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My DVD drive is brand new, less than a few months old and I clean the inside of my computer case quite regularly with canned air, so I don't think dust is the issue either..

I had a 9800GTX+, it rev'd up somewhat, similar to a jet turbine for a bit when I first turned on the system.
 

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I had a 9800GTX+, it rev'd up somewhat, similar to a jet turbine for a bit when I first turned on the system.
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.
 

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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.

You're dating your self with that comment,
Good times until my uncle noticed his baseball card collection was dwindling down.

OP check your fans for obstructions, if none try unplugging fans, then the drives if the fans are good
 

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Could be the optical drive, or the GPU fans. Sometimes they start up at 100%.
 

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You're dating your self with that comment,
Good times until my uncle noticed his baseball card collection was dwindling down.

OP check your fans for obstructions, if none try unplugging fans, then the drives if the fans are good

Nah, I was doing that yesterday. I saw a YouTube video of someone doing that with their bicycle, and so I copied them.


Yeah, that's the ticket!
 

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it'll be the GPU fans - there isn't anything else that fits the description.

Many motherboards will run fans at full speed on boot, but then they slow down to more manageable levels as the boards posts - so that would be a few seconds of noise only.

It can't be anything stuck in the fan blades as the noise wouldn't stop after 5 mins.

GPU fan speeds are controlled by the drivers - so they often run at high(er) speeds until Windows boots fully and the drivers slow the fans down.
 

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it'll be the GPU fans - there isn't anything else that fits the description.

Many motherboards will run fans at full speed on boot, but then they slow down to more manageable levels as the boards posts - so that would be a few seconds of noise only.

It can't be anything stuck in the fan blades as the noise wouldn't stop after 5 mins.

GPU fan speeds are controlled by the drivers - so they often run at high(er) speeds until Windows boots fully and the drivers slow the fans down.

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.
 
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