Proccessor growls a bit when cold start

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Old 02-21-06, 07:08 AM
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Proccessor growls a bit when cold start

Here is another topic I'd like to disguse
my computer is in kitchen part of the house the coldest part
when I first boot up the processor will make a louder noise
I have reason to believe this is caused from the cold
I'm not talking about severe cold I mean just a house where the
temperature is turned down for the night then when I boot up i usually notice
(next morning)Is this normal is it hurting anything ?
 
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I have reason to believe this is caused from the cold
What reason makes you believe that?

Try this: turn on the computer and let it warm up for 15 minutes or so, then shut it down. Let the hard drives stop spinning (about 10 or 15 seconds), and then power it up again. Does it still make the noise?

Has it always made this noise, or did it just start doing it recently? If it just started doing it, it could just be a fan that's going bad.
 
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Old 02-21-06, 07:29 AM
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No it doesn't do it then i know from experience
just when temperatures are colder our kitchen part of
the house doesn't have a full basement under thats why colder
i think the colder temps are actually better for the computer
once you get going...another thing is I shut my modemn off also for the night
so when I boot up everything comes on all at once monitor modemn processor
 
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pull the cover and observe the cpu cooling fan on start up.
 
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Noise When Cold

About 99% of the time it is one of two things.

As mentioned remove the case and see if the CPU fan is spinning slowly when this happens. Bad bearings or lots of dust on CPU fan can cause this load noise.

Also listen to your power supply fan as it can also be very noisy if the bearings are shot.

I have seen this many times and the cold will just make things worse especially if the bearings on the CPU or power supply fan(s) are bad. Once the fans run for a while they may quiet down or stap making noise all together as the thick worn out bearing lube heats up.

Either way one of the fans are most likely shot.
 
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heavy grease

I agree that this has indicated is probably the reason and i do not have cause for alarm
 
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