Why does my laptop sound like a jet engine?
If your laptop sounds like a jet engine, it’s not normal. The noise can be caused by any number of issues, including overheating and hardware problems. The best laptop is one which does not make noise. In this article, we’ll help you figure out what’s causing the sound and how to fix it. So you can get back to work or enjoy Netflix without having to worry about waking up the neighbors.
Stop the madness
Before you close your laptop, it’s time to take a few steps.
First, shut down your computer and unplug it. Let it cool down for a few minutes as you collect yourself and take some deep breaths. Then restart your machine and see if things are back to normal. If not, we might be looking at something more serious than just an annoying sound—but don’t worry! We’ll cover that in the next section.
The sound may be from hardware problems
If the sound is coming from your laptop, there may be a hardware problem. Some of the most common causes are:
- The fan is clogged with dust and dirt. If you’ve been using your computer in a dusty environment, this could be what’s causing your laptop to sound like an airplane engine. Clean out the vents using a can of compressed air and see if that helps fix the problem.
- Your battery needs replacing or charging more often than normal. If your battery isn’t holding a charge for long periods of time (or at all), then it may not be able to keep up with demand when running programs or performing other tasks on your PC. This would result in a loud whirring noise from within its innards as it struggles to power itself. And, this is without enough juice left over after draining down into standby mode earlier than expected. Its owner neglected proper maintenance such as keeping track of how much power is available. So, nothing unexpected happens like losing power unexpectedly during important work tasks being done where no back up plan exists because someone forgot to set one up ahead
Make sure that your laptop is clean and your vents are free of dirt and dust
- If the sound is coming from your mouse or keyboard, make sure those are clean and free of dust.
- Use compressed air (with care!) to blow out any dust that has made its way into the ventilation holes around the laptop screen.
- Finally, if you have a vacuum cleaner at home that gets good reviews on Amazon, use it once in a while to give your laptop’s vents a good cleaning!
Air it out
While cleaning the vents is an important part of keeping your laptop running smoothly, don’t forget to give it some fresh air. Letting your computer sit in a well-ventilated area will help remove any dust or debris that may have accumulated inside its internal components.
After you’ve cleaned those vents and blown any debris out of them with compressed air (if you can get your hands on some), make sure to test whether or not it’s still noisy by running a program like SpeedFan—a free utility that monitors temperature and hardware performance on Windows PC.
Check the task manager to see if you have any other applications open
You can also check the task manager to see if you have any other applications open that could be increasing your CPU usage and temperature. Open your task manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc, then click Processes. The process with the highest CPU usage is likely responsible for making your computer sound like a jet engine. Try closing any applications you don’t need running, or go ahead and close all of them if you don’t know what they are and feel comfortable doing so.
Don’t forget to regularly update your drivers
One reason your laptop might be sounding like a jet engine is that you haven’t done the proper driver updates.
Drivers are software programs that help your operating system work with the hardware components of your computer. For example, if you’re using an Intel processor, then it’s likely the manufacturer has created drivers for that specific chip. These drivers are what tell your operating system how to interact with that part of the machine. If you have an AMD-powered machine and don’t install its AMD drivers—or if those drivers become outdated—then things won’t work right and your CPU could get bogged down by unnecessary processes or crashes may occur due to missing files on its hard drive.
To update these drivers: visit the manufacturer’s website and download the latest versions for each component.
Check if your laptop has multiple fan modes in the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) settings.
First, you need to determine if your laptop has multiple fan modes in the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) settings. You can do this by pressing a key on your keyboard or by pressing a button on the computer itself. If it does have multiple fan modes, try setting it to “quiet” mode before continuing with other steps below.
If it does, try switching it to full performance mode and check if that helps quiet down the fan noise
You can also check if any other application is causing your CPU to run at high temperatures by opening the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys at once. In the Processes tab, you can see how much CPU each process consumes and whether there are any processes running in background that might be contributing to high CPU usage or heating up your laptop’s components.
Your laptop is not working as well as it should
This can be for a number of reasons: the power supply, dirt and dust in the vents and more. Make sure you are using your correct power cord, if there is one. If not, try another one. If that doesn’t work, or there are no alternate cords available to you. Contact the manufacturer of your computer and see if they have any suggestions or solutions to help fix this problem. Also, ensure that your laptop has been cleaned recently! The air inside laptops tends to get stuffy, so make sure that what’s happening inside those little fans
If none of those things work then maybe consider taking it over somewhere else where someone else can look at it too see if anything needs replacing before continuing
A laptop may sound like a jet engine if the cooling fan is working excessively hard to cool down the internal components. This can happen if the laptop is running resource-intensive tasks, such as gaming or video editing, or if the internal temperature of the laptop is high. Another reason could be that the cooling fan is clogged with dust and debris, which can impede its ability to properly cool the laptop. In this case, cleaning the fan and the internal components can help reduce the noise. It is also possible that the fan has failed and need to be replaced.
Hopefully, this article has helped you understand why your laptop might be making so much noise and how to fix it. If your laptop is still running hot even after trying all these tips, then we recommend taking it into a repair shop for further diagnosis. If you have any other questions or comments please feel free leave them below!