Our computers are far from silent. They hum and they whir, and at times, we can just about hear them chugging away to keep up with our demands. Not unlike our cars, our computers are mysterious machines. So how do we know when a noise is normal? What noises are harbingers of computing doom? Can you actually tell the difference between them?
Read on to find out.
Normal Computer Noises
You’re probably familiar with your computer’s startup noises. Depending on the age of your machine, these can be almost silent, or they can be an audible collection of clickings and clackings, as if the computer is adding itself up before it starts. Here are some common, harmless noises that you can expect to hear from a happy, if busy, PC:
Noises That Cause Concern
These noisy computer parts are the same ones that produce bad sounds – most notably, the “click of death” that signals a shot hard drive. If you hear any of these noises, call your IT service person or provider as soon as possible for help.
Odd computer noises can be as anxiety producing as a candy-lover’s visit to the dentist. Fortunately, you’ve got Techsperts to call on when things get sticky – or noisy!
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