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My PC wants to die

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Ping Ether, Aug 30, 2016.

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  1. Ping Ether

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    Ok so I have this problem, three days ago my PC started making weird sounds. So I gave it a lil' shake and it stopped.
    Now, today, I hear pops in the audio and sometimes when playing Youtube videos the audio is sped up and not in sync with the video. What can I do? Is the problem hardware? Do I need a new PC or change a component?
     
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    What kind of sound did you hear?

    And, about the youtube videos. A couple days ago I uploaded something. Youtube delayed the sound. I think it's youtube and not you.
     
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    maybe record a video using external hardware? @Camezonda can help
     
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    I heard a sound like, fans hitting something.
     
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    Is it a desktop or laptop? If it's a desktop, when did you get it and have you ever cleaned it?
     
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    The fans:
    - Most possibly attempt to clean it.
    - The bearings on the fan(s), have most possibly gone.
    - If the bearings have gone, you need to buy new fans.

    The audio:
    - Uninstall and reinstall your audio drivers
    - Worst outcome the speakers are damaged (maybe from the shaking).
    - New speakers might need to be bought

    Please note:
    - I understand that shaking or hitting the computer can fix it, most of the time it stops noise, but it can damage internal hardware. If you've been hitting the computer and shaking it you could of damaged the speakers.

    IF NOTHING GETS FIXED, GOOGLE IT! :)
     
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    apart from this,

    Do you have an anti-virus?
     
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    It's a desktop. And I never cleaned it :D Only the top fan once.
    Yes.
    Thanks! Bruh I use Headphones BTW
     
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    Try to look inside your computer. If it seems dusty, you can open it and clean it. I think there are some tutorials on youtube on how to do it.
     
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    Thanks. I'll try.
     
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    You could also check that all components are secured into the correct places.
     
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    Not wanting to end up like Mumbo, having his GPU hanging by a wire. xD, I'll keep that in mind
     
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    Ok small update, I had my cousin come over home, told me not to look for tips online (yeah screw that idiot) and we opened it up, both the fans and the heat sink of the CPU were covered in dust. Also, the cable management was sooo crappy. Cables (even the ones that weren't conncted) were screwed up everywhere. Not trusting the guy that built it again, I paied so much for it and it's horrible. Like, 600 euros and what I get? A 26 euros processor... I guess I'll probably build the PC over again, because even tho the problem is easily fixable with reinstalling video drivers and removing the dust, the performance of this machine looks worse everyday as I do more stuff with it. So I'll be switching from AMD to Intel, buy a new MoBo, and new fans.
     
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    Should I sell the old pieces or use it in my brother's PC? The total price for the hardware update would be around 360 (blaze it) euros, maybe I can save up more by selling these pieces. (AMD A4, ASUS A58-M, probably won't sell fans tho)

    BRUH nvmd my brother's specs are same as mine... Still, think I should sell?

    By the way @Camezonda I fixed the audio problem, and Imma clean the PC, I was surprised the PC was intact, because I didn's really shake the PC myself, my dad had the Idea without me even realizing and my dad ha the force to break the PC in half with a finger, so ya know, the surprise effect.
     
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    Let it die. It is selfish to let it live if it doesn't want to.
     
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    I don't usually sell the parts I have left over from my computers but you can sell them if you wish. I don't know how much they're worth but if you need some money and they're worth quite a bit I don't see why not.
     
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    I don't think 10 to 20 euros are with it :p
     
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    Maybe not lol
     
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    1- Install cleaners programs (CCleaner, avg...)

    2-Defragmenting your hard drive every week.

    3- Delete thinks that you do not use

    This 3 thinks are the best you can do if you do not want your computer dies xD
     
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    Please don't reply to threads older than two weeks. (necro posting) lock @CyanYellow
     
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