25 months ago
Sometimes it would be reasonable for it to make the noise, for example when I play a more taxing game it would buzz a bit in the beginning, but then adjust and stop being noisy. However, from spring to fall of 2017, I've really never even had any issues. Now, the computer buzzes at the mere use of a browser, and I've used those browsers for awhile without any issue unless I have too many tabs open.
I opened it up and gave every area a good dusting, including the stock heat sink. When I had it on last night, it was fine. But today after a couple of hours while I was browsing, the noise started. Part of me thinks it is due to the cold weather. Now I can't open a browser without suffering from the noise, and it doesn't even go away after awhile. Strangely, I can still play games just fine on it.
No idea what the problem is. If I had to make a guess it would be the stock fan, since this was my first built PC and I was too nervous to go with an aftermarket. Still, it shouldn't be noisy when its a measly browser with only one tab open. Any advice?
Note: the build I posted has an SSD, but that died in about a year so I'm currently using my HDD for the OS.