Ask questions. Help others.
The HP Community is here for you.
Post new question
What is normal noise for a computer?
Replies (23)
Note on archived topics.
This topic has been archived. Information and links in this thread may no longer be available or relevant.
If you have a question create a new topic by clicking here, or click on "Post new question" above and select the appropriate board.
Posts: 41
Member Since: ‎04-28-2010
Message 21 of 24 (776 Views)

Re: What is normal noise for a computer?

I doubt it. I reported the fault and said it was from the top of the machine and they reported it as a VGA card fault, although they insisted that all checks are run. However, the machine now is at a level where it is noisier than when I first sent it off. It's bugging the hell out of me. I mean, my PS3 is quieter at the moment, which is odd.

Master's Graduate
Posts: 430
Member Since: ‎03-23-2009
Message 22 of 24 (757 Views)

Re: What is normal noise for a computer?



If you use something like a pencil or plastic straw to temporarily "stop" the power supply fan - does the noise go away?


If so - I'd suggest contacting support and just flat out tell them - the power supply fan is making a terrible noise, recommending that you would only be satisfied with a replacement.


This all being said - I'm with Dave - from the videos posted, the noise does not sound (to me) abnormal for a PC.  But its quite possible the video recording doesn't do the sound justice.


-dm (an HP employee, but the comments/suggestions are my own, not those of my employers)  

-DM (HP Retiree)

NOTE: If this helps you or solved your problem - please say thanks by clicking the white kudos star on the left.

If you think this would also help others, please mark 'Accept as Solution' to help them find it easier.
Posts: 41
Member Since: ‎04-28-2010
Message 23 of 24 (751 Views)

Re: What is normal noise for a computer?

[ Edited ]



What sort of noise would you expect from a power supply? Ironically, my last two computers have had bad power supplies. Is it something to do maybe with the electrics in my house?


As, at this moment in time, from where I am sat; it sounds as though my computer is just going. ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR - that kind of noise.

Posts: 41
Member Since: ‎04-28-2010
Message 24 of 24 (738 Views)

Re: What is normal noise for a computer?



I pulled the computer out from the desk and it was making a buzzing noise. When lifting the computer it went away, and put it back down and it's there again. So I moved the power supply lead about a bit and the buzzing noise went. I'm concerned about the buzzing noise though as it keeps coming back. Is the power failing or something? The computer seems to run fine just noisy.

† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation