01-20-2012 08:32 PM
Alright, I have two questions.
1. My hard drive sounds like it's rubbing against the case of my Asus Essentio computer, it only does this during extremely high performance. Running games at full graphics etc. And when I gently press on the side of the case the vibrating gets a lot louder.
2. I could easily fix this by taking off the side of my case, which is also good to get some more cooling in there. Will this void my warranty? The attached link is the computer I have, thanks guys.
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01-20-2012 10:37 PM
01-20-2012 11:21 PM
It's definitely a grinding. It's not a failure, it's the fans grinding against the left hand side of the case. It just speeds up really fast and starts rubbing against the case. When I gently press the case I can feel it, and it gets a lot louder like I'm touching the fan. I'm fairly certain it's not the HDD, rather the fans. Because it only happens while:
-Running WoW for an extended period of time on max graphics.
-Running GTA4 with an extreme graphics mod.
01-21-2012 07:44 AM
I wonder if there's a cable touching the fan blades and that when the fans spin up due to increased heat you notice it.
I've never seen the service center refuse to work on units which have been opened (just don't break anything while you're looking at it).