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Hardware / Re: Pc making weird sound?
« Last post by Allan on December 14, 2018, 02:14:52 PM »
Please ignore the idiotic response above.

It's hard to discern from the recording, but if it's a clicking sound it's very possibly the hard drive. When a hard drive is dying, it may make a clicking sound. I strongly urge you to back up any critical data that you don't want to lose. You can replace the hd and see if the sound disappears.
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Hardware / Re: Pc making weird sound?
« Last post by Geek-9pm on December 14, 2018, 01:43:32 PM »
Sounds norm alto me.
A moth flew into the  intake fan.
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Hardware / Pc making weird sound?
« Last post by caro158 on December 14, 2018, 12:55:40 PM »
Hello,
So, I'm really a noob when it comes to computers but since 8 months i've had a gaming PC. But since around 4 weeks now it starts to make strange noices constantly when my pc it turned on. I have literally no idea what this sound is or where it is coming from (listen to the attachment, it is like a clicking/ticking sound) does anyone know or recognise this sound and should i be worried? i've never opened up my pc nor cleaned it.

My specs are:
-OS: windows 10
-processor: Intel Core i5 6400 4-Core, 3.3Ghz
-graphics card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
-hard drive: 500GB HDD
-RAM: 8GB DDR4
-power: 600 watt Xilence Performance C 12cm fan 82+
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Hardware / Re: looking for a mobo
« Last post by Geek-9pm on December 14, 2018, 12:16:36 PM »
There are a lot of ideas about gaming and computers.
Define "gaming'.
If you just want to play Pokemon, a smartphone will do the job.
Here is one of too many lights of current popular motherboards that might do:
https://www.gearforgaming.com/best-motherboard-gaming/
That will take you to :

MSI Mobo on Amazon.

But some would disagree.  >:(
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Windows 10 / Re: Confused...I think my computer must be possessed
« Last post by Salmon Trout on December 14, 2018, 11:39:49 AM »
they were both in good working condition when I last used them.

I've had inkjets like that. Six altogether. Now I have a laser.
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Windows 10 / Re: Confused...I think my computer must be possessed
« Last post by debby on December 14, 2018, 11:35:58 AM »
Yeah, I know the printers are old, but they were both in good working condition when I last used them.  And for both to do the same thing at the same time doesn't make sense, so I really don't think it's the printers.  I thought about a uninstall and reinstall, that's a good idea.  Will try that next.  Thanks!
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Windows 10 / Re: Confused...I think my computer must be possessed
« Last post by Geek-9pm on December 14, 2018, 11:30:31 AM »
It is not rare for two inkjet printers to fail at the sometime.
But before you buy a new printer, there are a few other things you can try.
You can uninstall both printers. The printers programs might be bad.
Use the standard uninstall method.
https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000568.htm
(If an advertisement comes up, ignore it.)
Remove both the programs and drivers of the printers.
After that, restart the computer with just one printer on a USB cable. Windows 10 will automatically install drivers for the printer. Now try a test page.

EDIT: A new inkjet printer is now very cheap. You Walmart might have a Cannon for $20 with ink. But does not have the USB cable. Use the old cable.
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Hardware / Re: looking for a mobo
« Last post by DaveLembke on December 14, 2018, 11:02:49 AM »
Any board that supports that CPU would do. The Hard Drive and SSD both connect via SATA Connection. Options are a board with SATA 2 or SATA 3 connectivity. SATA 2 connectivity is plenty fast. Most of the drives out there dont quite utilize the full potential of the SATA 3 bandwidth. So if your looking to save money SATA 2 is fast enough. However if you want a board for future upgrading to newer drives that might make better use of SATA 3 connectivity then its best to spend the extra now to be ready for faster drives later.
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Windows 10 / Re: Confused...I think my computer must be possessed
« Last post by Lisa_maree on December 14, 2018, 10:55:25 AM »
With the checks you have done of the computer hardware I think we can say it is not the computer.

Have you tried the printers printing colour ? say change the font colour to blue or read and try printing.

The   Epson Stylus Photo R220 is a windows 2000/XP vintage printer which is supposed to have Windows 10 generic driver support.
I think either the head is failing or the vacuum pump is blocked, either way the printer has had a good life and needs to be replaced.

The HP is of a similar age and also seems to have a fixed head. This one also could have damaged heads, an air bubble in the pump line or just the pump isn't able to purge enough ink. If a head clean doesn't clear this then it needs a technician.

With printers being so cheap now it may be time to get a Windows 10 compatible printer.  Perhaps a Laser printer instead of ink jet.

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Windows 10 / Re: Confused...I think my computer must be possessed
« Last post by debby on December 14, 2018, 09:51:42 AM »
I just looked up when I bought this computer and it was three years ago this month.  I have run the Seagate thing, Malwarebytes,  scan computer, virus scan, and everything comes back with no problems.  So I tried to print something, same thing, it's very, very light and getting lighter.  What the heck else is there to do?  Do you think maybe unplugging the printers from the computer and then plugging them back in for the computer to re-recognize them would work?  That I haven't tried!
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