#1
Lately my cpu has been making a lot of noises, every now and then a loud noise comes out from it. Sounds like the fan is running at a full speed, the sound is so loud, seems like a motor is running. Annoys the hell out of me! Besides, when i press ctrl+alt+del and go to processes, it shows the cpu usage 100% or close to that. What can i do to make the noise stop? Sucks when im tryin to listen to a song or watch a movie (or concentrate). Any solutions please?


#2
Forgot to mention, The specification is Pentium 4, 512 Ram, 80 GB HDD, Intel D102 Motherboard....


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Lately my cpu has been making a lot of noises, every now and then a loud noise comes out from it. Sounds like the fan is running at a full speed, the sound is so loud, seems like a motor is running. Annoys the hell out of me! Besides, when i press ctrl+alt+del and go to processes, it shows the cpu usage 100% or close to that. What can i do to make the noise stop? Sucks when im tryin to listen to a song or watch a movie (or concentrate). Any solutions please?

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#6
virus scan results nothing . I'm not sure if replacing the fan will work, why does the CPU Usage shows 100% that is the question.. Something wrong with the OS?


#7
Maybe a virus scan is running? My comp makes the exact same noises as you're describing while its scanning when I'm running other programs, especially internet for some reason.
#8
get some more ram
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What kind of applications are you typically using, modern software, especially when multiple applications are running, 512MB of RAM wouldn't be enough. More RAM allows the CPU more space to store data currently being used. It'll make your computer faster and probably reduce the 100% CPU usage.

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Maybe a virus scan is running? My comp makes the exact same noises as you're describing while its scanning when I'm running other programs, especially internet for some reason.


Hey i think that might be a cause, Im using ESET NOD32 antivirus... Anyone using it having the same problem?

I do not use a lot of softwares at the same time, like currently im running firefox, windows media player and acrobat reader... Its always like that, nothing very extraordinary. 27 % Free space in C: (which is rapidly reducing, even though i havent installed any new softwares, ran C Cleaner but it deletes only 7-8 mb everytime.. )


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#11
more ram, and you probably have a lot of useless ****e on your comp
oh and what is your anti-virus?
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#12
you really have some sort of virus or spyware, i have a computer with similar specs and it rarely maxes out the CPU and thats with norton active protection on.

look in the CPU usage program list and tell us which program (xxxx.exe) is using most of the CPU.
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#13
Are you sure it's your CPU making the noise? I've never seen a processor make noise before...
It could just be your fan trying to cool down the inside of your computer. But if your core(s) is/are being used up to the max, check which processes are running in the background and kill them.

Are you using Vista or XP? The rapidly decreasing amount of HD space could be because of VSSadmin creating too many restore points. If you're using Vista, I'll tell you how to resize the dedicated restore space through the command line.
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mine started playing dragonforce once... i smashed it to pieces
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Are you sure it's your CPU making the noise? I've never seen a processor make noise before...
It could just be your fan trying to cool down the inside of your computer. But if your core(s) is/are being used up to the max, check which processes are running in the background and kill them.

Are you using Vista or XP? The rapidly decreasing amount of HD space could be because of VSSadmin creating too many restore points. If you're using Vista, I'll tell you how to resize the dedicated restore space through the command line.

dont listen to this guy. please.

never just kill the processes running in the background... bad idea. plus he already told us what kind of computer he has, not dual core, most likely not vista.

just tell me what process is taking up the most % cpu. then i can tell you what might be happening.
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#16
Disable your unnecessary programs that run in the background. Sometimes Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office, Quicktime, and other programs will run in the background when you're not using them, and it takes up a bit of memory. If you see a .exe that you don't recognize, google it and there will be websites that tell you what it is.

If you get your CPU usage to decrease and your fan is still running a whole bunch, invest in a bigger fan, clean the dust out of your computer case, and maybe consider removing one of the side panels so it can cool off better.


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dont listen to this guy. please.

never just kill the processes running in the background... bad idea. plus he already told us what kind of computer he has, not dual core, most likely not vista.

just tell me what process is taking up the most % cpu. then i can tell you what might be happening.


Firefox.exe is taking 30-32% sometimes.. There is this other thingy EKRN.EXE which is taking 70%-95% .
Others are below 5%. The noise starts and then suddenly stops, then picks up again after 5-10 mins or when i start a new program. Im using XP Service Pack 2 by the way.


#18
I googled ekrn.exe and read that it's an antivirus component with no visible window that scans your downloads in real time. My advice is to leave it alone and get more memory.
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#19
yeah, you should really have at least 1 GB RAM. and antivirus stuff can be a major system hog, I always have mine disabled unless I am using P2P or doing stuff where I have an increased likelihood of getting a virus.
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Lately my cpu has been making a lot of noises, every now and then a loud noise comes out from it. Sounds like the fan is running at a full speed, the sound is so loud, seems like a motor is running. Annoys the hell out of me! Besides, when i press ctrl+alt+del and go to processes, it shows the cpu usage 100% or close to that. What can i do to make the noise stop? Sucks when im tryin to listen to a song or watch a movie (or concentrate). Any solutions please?



Your cpu can't make noise, but the fan and heat sink on it can. It could also be your hard drive revving up, or dying. First thing I'd do is open your computer, ground yourself, and use a can of air to spray all the dust from out of it, then reformat the hard drive.
#21
Your cpu can't make noise, but the fan and heat sink on it can. It could also be your hard drive revving up, or dying. First thing I'd do is open your computer, ground yourself, and use a can of air to spray all the dust from out of it, then reformat the hard drive.


I agree with Life Lease this sounds like a good idea and buy more RAM!
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#22
simple: turn the music up louder. that or fire.
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Are you sure it's your CPU making the noise? I've never seen a processor make noise before...
It could just be your fan trying to cool down the inside of your computer. But if your core(s) is/are being used up to the max, check which processes are running in the background and kill them.

Are you using Vista or XP? The rapidly decreasing amount of HD space could be because of VSSadmin creating too many restore points. If you're using Vista, I'll tell you how to resize the dedicated restore space through the command line.


dont listen to this guy. please.

never just kill the processes running in the background... bad idea. plus he already told us what kind of computer he has, not dual core, most likely not vista.

just tell me what process is taking up the most % cpu. then i can tell you what might be happening.


Actually he made a very valid point. This issue does occur. Vista constantly updates its system backup and doesn't reallocate the previously used space to be used for other programs. I've seen Vista backups eventually get to the point where they are taking up over 40 gigs.

Your computer is not very up to date and most programs aren't optimized to run simultaneously on a system that old. Your processor fan is turning on at a very high speed to compensate for the work that your processor is trying to do. Your processor is 4 year old technology.

It's really about time to upgrade. You can get a system that will perform exponentially better for under $500.
#24
As said before its related to Nod 32. I did some quick reading and someone with the same problem as you was using Nod 32.

I didn't bother using spyware and virus scanners on my old computer. Easy to avoid viruses if you stop downloading porn and only download from sites that aren't shady.