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My computer sounds like a fire truck!...

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Adam Tingley
Posted on Thursday, February 6, 2003 - 7:00 pm:   

i restarted my computer and a fire truck sound came out of the system speaker and it would not boot. the sound was a long high pitch then a lower long pitch and then repeats. i opened it up and noticed that the cpu fan would not go as fast as it usually goes and the chasis fan would vibrate a little bit (you could tell electricity is getting to it) and when i turn it off the fan budges. does this have anything to do with the motherboard or power supply or ...?
Please help
Posted on Friday, February 7, 2003 - 3:37 am:   

To have that many questionable voltages (fan speeds) I would suspect the power supply first.
Adam Tingley
Posted on Friday, February 7, 2003 - 12:17 pm:   

Its been working before it just happened a couple days ago. so i didnt screw up the voltages
Matt Weston (Matt12330)
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 - 12:59 pm:   

When a PSU dies, it is a pitiful thing. Sometimes they just stop working, some go down in flames, but most that I've seen start the downward spiral by exhibiting strange symptoms.

Usually, the problem lies with inconsistant voltages. The major components in your PC need a steady feed, and a dying power supply cannot do this.

I would agree with Kevin, and try a known good PSU first......

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