My CPU out of the blue has started whining noises. Like the sound of Canadian geese trumpeting, but continuously. Wonder whether that's the fan or something? The computer has been around since 2008. And it's actually overdue for a replacement too. Probably should take it to work tomorrow so our IT genius could have a quick look inside. Darn! I love my computer and I like Windows XP. Was hoping it's going to last to its scheduled expiry in April next year.
Its definitely the cpu fan or another fan within the case. If its that old, it is most likely going to fail soon.
If you plan to keep that pc longer, I would replace the fan asap.
@jmraker and mattk, I don't want to be an a** but Dean had already cleared the trouble by cleaning out his fan.
Good job (y); i would've said it before but since he mentionned it...
just don't be lazy enought to make ur cpu overheat next time; old PCs aren't that sophisticated as u may know.
you can just dammage your processor; take care