Albwin Jan 19, 2013 @ 7:30am
Computer Problems
So i need help. The past 3 months my computer have been a little weird. Its getting really loud when im playing certain games. I did clean my computer but it didnt really make any diference. So when i play games with really good graphics my fans get really loud but if i lower the graphics it gets quiter. I dint use to have this problem before and i have had this computer for 1 year now ( I got it christmas 2011 ). And one weird thing is with the Runic games. Like Torchlight Torchlight 2 and even Fate which is a really old game...i think. My computer even gets super loud in the menus of these games and it also start a beeping sound this also happened when i tried to play SC2. So right now i mostly play LoL wich does not get really loud cause i lowered the graphics a little. But i wanna play my favorite games :( I had so much fun playing torchlight and torchlight 2 :( Okay im not really a computer guy so i dont really know all my specs but i write those i can :P



Intel core i5

Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Its an acer desktop computer...

I havent really wanna buy any new games also cause my computer would just go crazy. So i got my Far Cry 3 for the ps3 :S Not really a console fan :P Can anyone help me here and sorry for my bad english :P
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igortroy Jan 19, 2013 @ 7:55am 
no idea why you post this in a Torchlight 2 forum, but loud fans have nothing to do with a specific game.

your graphics card (or motherboard if it's CPU fan) automatically adjusts fan speed based on the chip's temperature, which rises with load in calculations. in most PCs, you can also control that speed via software.
what this means is your fans will go loud in EVERY game you play eventually. not just TL2 or SC2.

clean your PC one more time, and use a drop of fine machine-oil (like the one used in sewing machines) to lubricate the fans.
also, make sure your software - if you use one - didn't set the speed to one which the fan can't support smoothly. like a 2500RPM fan running at 3200RPM for some reason.

in the worst case, all fans can be replaced with newer ones. they cost pennies.
what doesn't cost pennies is your GPU and CPU - so make sure you monitor their temperature regularly. download a manufacturer booklet .pdf and check the proper working temperatures listed there.
Albwin Jan 19, 2013 @ 7:58am 
Yeah my fan goes loud on almost every game i play but when i try to play torchlight 2 or SC2 my computer also start a beeping sound like its a warning or something i dont know :P:S
ragnar119 Jan 19, 2013 @ 8:31am 
you need not only to clean your comp, but to change the heat gell (or how its called) on your cpu, that is very important to do every few years.
igortroy Jan 19, 2013 @ 8:45am 
Originally posted by ragnar119:
you need not only to clean your comp, but to change the heat gell (or how its called) on your cpu, that is very important to do every few years.

that's going a little too far. you need to know what you're doing if you're going to remove the heatsink and change the gel.
a good clean with some compressed air + oil on the fans should be enough.
also his machine is just a year old, so the gel is fresh.
Last edited by igortroy; Jan 19, 2013 @ 8:46am
Albwin Jan 19, 2013 @ 9:11am 
Do you think getting a new CPU fan would help? Cause im pretty sure its coming from there i have cleaned the heatsink but the fan is not dirty so i didnt clean it i cleaned the fan on the video card however but that didnt change the noise.
igortroy Jan 19, 2013 @ 10:13am 
clean everything. even if it doesn't look dirty.
including the case fans.
heatsinks tend to pack a lot of dust you can't really see, until you spray it with compressed air and see a dust cloud comes out :)
only if you cleaned absolutely everything and put some fine oil on the fans like I said - and there's still noise - buy new fans and replace.
fans can last years if treated right, and replacing ALL the fans at once can get pricey, even if one fan costs pennies.

ignore all of the above if you're insanely rich, and just buy a new PC.
gold-plated.
with a butler to clean it once a day :)
Albwin Jan 19, 2013 @ 10:33am 
Okay thanks i will try that :)
Dooleh Jan 19, 2013 @ 7:06pm 
I had a similar problem a couple of years ago (both the fan noise and the beeping) , it was the thermal paste on my processor , it just dried up. So I suggest you try reapplying the paste (or take it to a local pc shop , the repair will be pretty cheap). Also a new cpu fan would help , i got a cooler master hyper 212 evo (really good and also pretty cheap cpu fan) a couple of months ago and my pc has never been quieter or cooler (both in games and on desktop).
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Atech66 Jan 19, 2013 @ 8:47pm 
Originally posted by igortroy:
no idea why you post this in a Torchlight 2 forum, but loud fans have nothing to do with a specific game.

your graphics card (or motherboard if it's CPU fan) automatically adjusts fan speed based on the chip's temperature, which rises with load in calculations. in most PCs, you can also control that speed via software.
what this means is your fans will go loud in EVERY game you play eventually. not just TL2 or SC2.

clean your PC one more time, and use a drop of fine machine-oil (like the one used in sewing machines) to lubricate the fans.
also, make sure your software - if you use one - didn't set the speed to one which the fan can't support smoothly. like a 2500RPM fan running at 3200RPM for some reason.

in the worst case, all fans can be replaced with newer ones. they cost pennies.
what doesn't cost pennies is your GPU and CPU - so make sure you monitor their temperature regularly. download a manufacturer booklet .pdf and check the proper working temperatures listed there.

Personally i use Precision set hot keys to 65% and 90% depending on my temps..some games do increase my temps more than others.. some games crank it up around 70c (crysis) this barely raises it above 55c and idle is 46 or so depends on the demand on the card. I have tested Precision in auto mode and had it not speed my fans up with increased temps so i stuck with manual or set game profiles
Last edited by Atech66; Jan 19, 2013 @ 8:54pm
MageThis Jan 20, 2013 @ 11:42pm 
It should be easy to identify which fan is noisy..if you have to just make a cone of paper and listen to each fan. Messing with removing the CPU fan can be very sketchy. Also your thermal paste is only one year old so it should be fine unless the manufacturer used cwap and then it basically welds itself to the CPU and removal could VERY easily damage the CPU.
Try blowing all the dust off..almost impossible because it is also on the back of the blades and is often sticky which means they will remain imbalanced.
Oiling the fan is ridiculous because they are sealed...and most likely liquid..you know, no bearings.
Lastly, your system may be liquid cooled and screwing around with it could cause an expensive malfunction.
Last edited by MageThis; Jan 20, 2013 @ 11:47pm
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