[SOLVED] Pc is making humming noise, even when idle.

Apr 23, 2021
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I have a video clip of the noise but I am not sure where I can post it and link it. It starts on startup and goes away for a few seconds then kicks back in. I'm not sure if its my mechanical hard drive or a fan. I went into my bios and put it in silent mode, and it made no difference. If anyone can tell me where I can post the clip so you can hear it, please let me know. But it's driving me crazy. I don't think its a fan pc my pc stays cool due to my ac making my room freezing. It's a new pc. Thanks for the help, it's much appreciated.
 

jay32267

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Hard drives pretty much spin all the time.

"goes away for a few seconds then kicks back in. "
^^^This might be happening due to something going on at startup.

If the hard drive is mounted tight to the case...it's going to make more hum.

You could try and isolate it.

It doesn't hurt a hard drive to not be hard mounted.

I've mounted hard drives with velcro....zip ties....you name it.
 
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jay32267

Illustrious
I'm thinking good chance....hard drive noise.

Put your hand on the hard drive when it does this...

"It starts on startup and goes away for a few seconds then kicks back in. "

and see if the vibration goes away for a few seconds.

Many times you can feel if a hard drive is spinning.
 
Apr 23, 2021
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I'm thinking good chance....hard drive noise.

Put your hand on the hard drive when it does this...

"It starts on startup and goes away for a few seconds then kicks back in. "

and see if the vibration goes away for a few seconds.

Many times you can feel if a hard drive is spinning.
To be honest, I have no idea where the hard drive is, it's a prebuilt. Wanted to get the 3080 without the wait. If it is the hard drive, is it normal for it to constantly be spinning, and so loudly? Anything can be done about it? It's brand new and everything runs great, it's just the damn noise. It's coming from the bottom of the pc, where I would guess the psu is... maybe... Thanks for the reply.
 

jay32267

Illustrious
Hard drives pretty much spin all the time.

"goes away for a few seconds then kicks back in. "
^^^This might be happening due to something going on at startup.

If the hard drive is mounted tight to the case...it's going to make more hum.

You could try and isolate it.

It doesn't hurt a hard drive to not be hard mounted.

I've mounted hard drives with velcro....zip ties....you name it.
 
Reactions: Krotow
Apr 23, 2021
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0
10
0
Hard drives pretty much spin all the time.

"goes away for a few seconds then kicks back in. "
^^^This might be happening due to something going on at startup.

If the hard drive is mounted tight to the case...it's going to make more hum.

You could try and isolate it.

It doesn't hurt a hard drive to not be hard mounted.

I've mounted hard drives with velcro....zip ties....you name it.
You're right, it is the case making the hum. I pushed down on the back corner of the case and the metal covering popped down like a button and sprung up when stopped pressing. When pushed down it stops, when I let go it starts making the hum. Now I have to figure out how to fix this. Thanks for the point in the right direction.
 

jay32267

Illustrious
You're right, it is the case making the hum. I pushed down on the back corner of the case and the metal covering popped down like a button and sprung up when stopped pressing. When pushed down it stops, when I let go it starts making the hum. Now I have to figure out how to fix this. Thanks for the point in the right direction.
Your welcome.
Depending on what's vibrating...even a rubber band might work...or you could put some cloth in between whatever is rattling....or something along those lines.
 

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