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Old 04-02-2006, 09:00 AM   #1
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This is strange question, but can RAM make noise? I have this dell laptop and this is like the only computer I have seen to make noise when something goes on. Mainly when I scrole up and down on a web page or a text doc. Its like a light "errrrrr". Its can't be the HD. No activity when I do this and it makes a different noise. Its not from the speakers. The sound is comming from under the keyboard close to the screen. Somewhere on the right-middlish side. Its fucked up. Not really. Nothing is wrong with it. Just strange.
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Old 04-02-2006, 04:35 PM   #2
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I have a Dell laptop that does the same thing. I've been told it's some manufacturing error in the actual screen.

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Old 04-05-2006, 06:35 AM   #3
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I can say with almost complete certainty that it's not your RAM. If your RAM starts making noises then it's probably on melting and/or dying due to lack of cooling...
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Old 04-05-2006, 04:58 PM   #4
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I had a compaq that did the same thing. Directly from the compaq official, somewhat reworded as I don't remember what he said.

"The video board uses a lot of power, especially the ATI (which happened to be in mine), so it's the power board getting a little overworked. It may eventually fail on you."

Son of a bitch if it didn't fail. I'm not sure if it's the same problem but hopefully it'll lead into the right direction for you.
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Old 04-08-2006, 03:37 AM   #5
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The computer in our school's multimedia room which I use often has that same, interesting problem: I noticed that, at least, in Flash, it would make a humming sound when I was resizing a text box, and a different humming sound when I got it to snap to the minimum 1-line width.
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Old 04-10-2006, 01:40 AM   #6
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> I have a Dell laptop that does the same thing. I've been
> told it's some manufacturing error in the actual screen.

Mine just started doing this the other day...
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