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 Post subject: Why does my computer hum?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:06 am 
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As the title states, my computer hums. It does if I make a video full screen, if an advertisement is one that moves, on certain games I play on websites and games on the computer. It will hum if the screen is turned off and the computer is left alone for a while. I have had Flash, and Shockwave updated to the newest version to see if that was the problem and that wasn't. I don't know what the problem could be. It also hums on startup. Any thoughts or suggestions?

On a sidenote, I just got the Ultimate Magic Cube program. My computer hums when I am on there too. After a certain amount of time my computer completely freezes up(the mouse too), then my computer restarts itself automatically. Does anybody know what the problem is?

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 Post subject: Re: Why does my computer hum?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:12 am 
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It's trying to tell you it needs a break :?

My laptop freezes when I have too many windows open. But that might be because it's hooked up to a wireless network via usb stick. It doesn't do that at the uni when I have many windows open. But don't listen to me, because I know nothing about computers!

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 Post subject: Re: Why does my computer hum?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:22 am 
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From what i can gather, your RAM (random access memory) is all used up and your computer starts using hard drive memory, and because of this it turns a fan on to ventilate it. Also, if your hard drive gets too hot your computer will lock up. If you've had your computer for a while, try turning it off and using an air nozzle to blow out any dust that's on the inside of your computer. That should clear things up for a little while at least. make sure you get in the fans, but hold them still so they don't aerate the dust/break.

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