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Rattling noise in new HP Envy Phoenix

Q: Rattling noise in new HP Envy Phoenix

Hello nbsp nbsp My custom built HP Envy Phoenix Desktop was shipped to me about three weeks ago nbsp All has been running smoothly however days ago a rattle started in the tower and continues most of the time the computer is on nbsp It kind of sounds like a CPU unit running loudly nbsp I'm not sure if it's the water cooled fan or something loose nbsp It is not being caused by the air fan towards the top of the computer the noise comes from the bottom portion of the new noise Phoenix Envy Rattling HP in tower I have not opened the tower to look for anything loose as I do not want to void the warranty nbsp nbsp nbsp I figure if I call HP they are going to tell me to nbsp box up the tower send it to them and I won't see it for Rattling noise in new HP Envy Phoenix a few weeks which is really irritating after transferring everything over to the new computer and using it daily now nbsp Does anyone think this could be a simple screw loose that I should open the tower nbsp I took a breif video of the noise but nbsp do not know how to embed it in this message or attach a link nbsp Thanks in advance for anyone's opinion out there nbsp nbsp nbsp

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A: Rattling noise in new HP Envy Phoenix

Hi mate! If I was u I“ll send it back soo the can fix it dont open... its my opinon... Best regards Ozzy

Best regardsOzzy
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Uninstall and Reinstall Adobe Flash Player, in-browser video's use Adobe Flash player and since it is browser only related this may indicate there's an issue with Flash/the codecs for flash.. Just do a reinstall, post back with if it worked.
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A:Moving mouse causes lag and static noise

My fairly new Acer R14 has the exact same problem and can't find a solution anywhere. I'm using both a USB mouse and keyboard (not wireless), and I also happened to fix it momentarily by unplugging them.

Some guy fixed a similar problem by taking off the microphone boost.
Got to Control Panel > Sound > Recording > Properties > Levels > Microphone Boost.
Maybe you'll have better luck than me.

I'm a noob with computers so I don't know if this matters but I downloaded a game that runs on DirectX 9, to which I understand the computer already comes with DirectX, but I don't know if it downloaded something extra for an older version. Also can't uninstall it.

Sorry for not being so helpful.
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I'm having a bit of trouble following (more than likely my fault). What is the GPU fan speed during load?

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A:Static noise through USB headset during games

Do you have your Headphone cable close to other high powered devices or cables such as higher voltage or even lower voltage cabling. A lot of times you will have issues with signal bleed when it is too close to either. I see it all the time when I set audio equipment up for others.
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Some more info would be nice:

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No help?

No one wants to help me. Did I post this in the wrong section or did I come off rude or something?
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A:Computer is making a "revving" noise (fan issue?)

I used to 'lubricate' my fan and voila, it runs quieter until I can hear my HDD crunching clearly. but I don't suggest it, since it doesn't always brought success.

However I'm pretty confident what you need is a new set of fan. The problem would be identifying which fan causes the noise. Either CPU fan, chassis fan or even the power supply fan.

If I were you I would open my case side door and see what's inside, maybe snap a picture. and then first try to disconnect the chassis fan, since it's the easiest and cheapest to replace. Don't forget to disconnect all power supplies before opening the side door.
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Localize the source does it make high pitch sound when u switch from 2d to 3d Some card have hard problems dealing with this,

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I dont seem to understand the meaning of revving, would it be like when its too busy, that kind of a sound or something else.
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A:High pitched noise coming from comp and no use of monitor, keyboard, or mouse

"Comp ran fine till I put the game back on the comp. "Click to expand...


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You didn't tell us the brand and model of the computer.
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A:Viewsonic VX2000 video noise issue identified

Image of the noise

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Power supplies are easily replaced... by a variety of brands an models.

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What performance changes?
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Hello Shannon
My experience with noise in the speakers is that it usually is coming in through the speaker's power adapter, although defective audio cables may also cause the problem.

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A:Computer makes high pitch buzzing noise

That can be just about anything... bad speaker or speaker with torn sound pad, electronic radio wave interference from another device, etc. It can take a long time tracking it down.
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A:Drive is making a clunking noise

Usually this means the drive has died

Recovery Software

Try this one:
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A:Static/Crackle Noise - Not Speakers

Sounds, like it's picking up noise from the HardDrive
If it's a PC, consider taking it apart and removing all internal dust
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There are too many more ifs, without your system specs, it's very difficult.

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