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Hi,

I recently updgraded my machine and installed a new HD. The new HD is an 80 GB WD drive set as primary. I placed my old 40 GB drive as slave.

The machine is now making a low humming or buzzing sound. Its not continuous but a pulsating tone.

I am wondering what is causing this? I have a floppy drive, 2 CD-Rom Drives (one is a burner) and 2 HD off a 250 WATT power supply.

Could the power supply be making the noise? I diconnected the old drive and the noise stopped, but the drive never made the noise before.

Any ideas?
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by:CrazyOne
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>>>Could the power supply be making the noise?

Yeah it could be. Can you tell where sound is coming from?
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philby11 earned 90 total points
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also it could be a fan on the way out
or something as simple as a spare power lead or similar vibrating on the case
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by:haydes007
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It could be just the drive vibrating against the case. Put a few more screws in it.
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by:zafar_ayub
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Hi,
Check..
•      Your system casing proper pack.
•      System internal power cable or data cable are touching your processor fan?
•      Make confident that your system power supply fan is working fine, some thing not touch or lose in power supply.
•      What is system position, Desktop or tower caging, is proper system position?
•      Check your mother board back body, your mother board is touch system body?

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by:zafar_ayub
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Hi,
Check..
•      Your system casing proper pack.
•      System internal power cable or data cable are touching your processor fan?
•      Make confident that your system power supply fan is working fine, some thing not touch or lose in power supply.
•      What is system position, Desktop or tower caging, is proper system position?
•      Check your mother board back body, your mother board is touch system body?

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by:J_2023
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yeah make sure you have all your screws in snug also i added a second HDD to my computer its a rather small case and things get cramped , i had a noice after i installed my HDD it was a wire rubbing againts the fan, could be something as simple as that.
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