Content of the material
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Give Your PC Room to Breathe
- How do I fix low Bluetooth volume?
- Your Laptop is Infected with Malware
- You Need to Update Your Hard Drive
- Keep vents clear
- Replace a Loud (or Failing) Fan Entirely
- Like What You’re Reading?
- Why are my speakers so quiet iPhone?
- Power supply
- Hard drive
- How to Fix a Loud Computer
- How Do I Stop My Computer Fan From Being So Loud?
- Step 1 – Make Sure You Aren’t Blocking the Air Vents
- Step 2 – Close Any Unnecessary Processes or Tasks
- Step 3 – Clean Your Air Vents and Fans
- Solved: Fixing A Pair Of Quiet Speakers
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is my volume so low? Dust clogging your desktop’s speakers and hardware issues are often causing this problem. An audio enhancement software such as Boom 3D will easily correct that.
How do I fix low volume on my laptop? Checking every volume control for programs is probably the first thing that you should do. If this makes no difference, apply the steps detailed in this guide to fix Windows 10 low volume issues.
How do I increase the volume on Windows 10? If that’s your wish as well, the nifty tricks you may apply include adding Sound Booster or VLC Media Player to Windows, as described in this article dedicated to increasing laptop volume.
Give Your PC Room to Breathe
Okay, your computer doesn’t actually “breathe” like a human—Blade Runner hasn’t become reality yet. But if there isn’t room for air to circulate around your PC, it’ll get hotter than necessary, causing it to run your fans at full blast to cool it down. If you’re using a laptop, don’t set it on top of a pillow or other plush surfaces, or you’ll block the vents that allow air to flow in and out of the computer. Lap desks are a much better alternative.
If you’re using a desktop, for the love of all that is holy, don’t cover it with a blanket (you may gawk, but I once saw someone do this because “the lights were too bright”). Anything that hinders airflow is going to overheat your PC, pushing your fans to spin harder and harder to achieve desirable temperatures.
How do I fix low Bluetooth volume?
Now, follow the steps given below to disable absolute volume control:
- Go to the Settings of your phone. Open the System tab. …
- Now click on the Developer options.
- Scroll down to the Networking section and toggle off the switch for Bluetooth absolute volume.
- After that, restart your device to apply the changes.
Your Laptop is Infected with Malware
If you are seeing pop-up ads on your laptop or programs are randomly crashing, your computer might be infected with malware (malicious software). Your computer can get infected when you open emails from unknown senders or download files from suspicious websites.
There are different kinds of malware that can cause your laptop to slow down for various reasons. Some malware can infect your laptop’s memory and spread to other programs and files on your computer. Hackers also use malware to steal your personal information, such as your bank details or home address.
The fix: To remove malware from your computer, click the magnifying glass icon in the bottom-left corner of your screen. Then type Security into the search box and click Open. Next, select Virus & threat protection and then click Quick scan.
You can also use third-party apps, such as the free version of MalwareBytes to scan your laptop for malware. Or, if you’re looking for even more protection, you can also install an antivirus program.
To find out more about how to remove malware from your Windows 10 PC, check out our guide here.
You Need to Update Your Hard Drive
If you’re still using a traditional hard disk drive (HDD), you might want to think about upgrading to a new solid-state drive (SSD). An HDD typically lasts for three to five years because it uses magnetic disks (or platters) to store data. An arm sits on top of these platters and reads and writes data as the disks spin at speeds of thousands of RPM (revolutions per minute).
On the other hand, an SSD is made up of flash memory chips, so it does not have any moving parts. Because of this, it can read and write data several times faster than an HDD. In addition, SSDs are less noisy and consume less power than an HDD.
If you want to know more about the difference between SSD and HDD, check out our article here.
The fix: Many laptops these days come with empty M.2 slots that let you easily install an SSD. All you need to install these tiny hard drives is a screwdriver. And, if your laptop has an open M.2 slot, you can even keep your old HDD connected and use it as a backup drive.
However, if your laptop doesn’t come with an empty M.2 slot, it can be complicated to figure out how to replace your hard drive. In order to find out how to replace the hard drive in your laptop, it is best to consult your user’s manual or look up the instructions online.
Keep vents clear
The MacBook Pro has vents on its sides and back edge, and the MacBook Air has vents along its back edge. These vents draw in cool air and expel hot air. If you block these vents by resting your laptop on a lap, couch cushion, pillow, bed or blanket, then your Mac is sure to heat up quick. I use a coffee table book to keep my MacBook Pro’s vents unobstructed when sitting on a couch or lying in bed.
If it looks like a bunch of grime has collected along the vents, you can try blowing it away with a can of compressed air. Of course, you run the risk of just blowing the debris further into your Mac. If that appears to be the case, then you will need to open up your Mac to get under the hood.
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Replace a Loud (or Failing) Fan Entirely
If none of the above fixes seem to help, it may be time to replace one (or more) of your fans. Sometimes, even if a fan is in good working order, it’s just too loud. Smaller fans tend to be noisier, so if you have a 90mm fan you can replace with something larger (or get rid of altogether without affecting temperatures), start there. If your CPU heatsink is on the dinky side, swap it with a larger one. Not only will the larger fan be quieter, but the increased surface area of the fins will dissipate heat more effectively.
Other times, a fan may be on its way to a dusty grave. This can often result in a clicking, buzzing, or grinding noise that’s hard to ignore. You might be able to fix this with a drop of sewing machine oil in the bearing, but this is best done before you experience symptoms. If this doesn’t help, it’s time to swap in a new fan. As you search Amazon and Newegg, be sure to pay attention to the “CFM” and “dBA” numbers in the specs—the former denotes airflow, while the latter denotes noise level. With the right fan and a bit of preventative maintenance next time, you can keep your PC from sounding like a jet engine a few years down the line.
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Why are my speakers so quiet iPhone?
If the volume on your iPhone is low, it may sound like the speakers are muffled when you receive a phone call or notification. … You can also adjust the volume on your iPhone by going to Settings -> Sound & Haptics and dragging the slider under Ringer and Alerts.
The power supply can cause an excessive amount of noise because not only is it providing power but also provides ventilation to the computer. If the fan in the power supply becomes bad or dirty, it can cause an excessive amount of noise.
If excessive noise is coming from the power supply, it’s likely failing or bad. We recommend you first clean the fan using compressed air to blow out any dust, dirt, or hair. If this does not resolve the issue, the power supply needs to be replaced.
The computer hard drive is a common issue for additional noise. It is normal for a hard drive to produce noise. Normal noises should expect to hear include a low humming or quiet whistling sound.
Noises you should not expect to hear are repetitive clicking, very noticeable humming, knocking, or any hard thump. If you hear any of these noises, we recommend the hard drive be looked at or replaced, as it may be going bad.Note
You’ll notice an increased volume of sound from a SCSI hard drive when it is compared to a standard hard drive.Note
If you have an SSD, it never make any noise.
How to Fix a Loud Computer
So, how do you make your PC or Mac quieter?
If the issue is with a broken or faulty part in your hard drive, you have the option to try to fix it yourself or take it to a professional. However, unless you have some experience with computers, we recommend taking it in. If you don’t know how to remove a hard drive, you may easily cause more damage and lose your data.
For most of us, though, the problem will simply be with the fan.
How Do I Stop My Computer Fan From Being So Loud?
Computer fans get noisy when your computer is overheating. The solution is to check for blockages, end any unnecessary tasks, and ensure your fans and vents are clean.
Step 1 – Make Sure You Aren’t Blocking the Air Vents
If the air vents are blocked, the fans can’t expel the heat from inside your computer. This blockage will cause them to work harder while your computer continues to overheat.
Here’s how to fix this problem.
- For a desktop computer – Check the computer’s surroundings. Ensure that it is standing clear of any other structures, especially anything like blankets, pillows, or furniture.
- For a laptop – Be sure you aren’t resting your laptop on a pillow, bed, carpet, or blanket. It may seem more comfortable, but anything soft will block the vents.
Make sure your laptop or desktop is on a smooth, flat surface and in an open area rather than in a cabinet or drawer. If you want to work with your laptop on your lap, we recommend getting a cooling pad or lap desk. Never leave your computer out in the sun for too long.
Step 2 – Close Any Unnecessary Processes or Tasks
Sometimes your computer overheats because it’s doing too much!
A little extra noise is normal if you’re running a game or scan that takes up a lot of processing power. But if your computer seems to be heating up and you don’t think you’re running any big tasks, it’s time to check and make sure nothing is running in the background.
Here’s how to check for background processes:
- On a PC: Hit “control + alt + delete” on your keyboard and then select “Open Task Manager” from the menu that pops up. You can look at the tasks and processes running and end any functions you don’t need.
- On a Mac: Hit “command + option + esc” on your keyboard. A “Force Quit” menu will pop up, allowing you to select any applications you don’t need to run at the time.
Step 3 – Clean Your Air Vents and Fans
If you’ve ensured your computer has access to cool air, but the fans are still overheating, you may need to clean them out.
You’ll need a compressed air duster can and a microfiber cloth. Make sure you’ve turned off and unplugged all components before you start.
To clean, simply apply short spurts of air at an angle to blow dust up and away from the internal parts of your computer. You can take the back or bottom off to access the inside. Gently spray everything with air and then wipe with your microfiber cloth.
Solved: Fixing A Pair Of Quiet Speakers
If none of these solutions help solve your problem, then consider taking your laptop to a professional. This could be because there may be something you couldn’t see by examining them or that the issue is too rare/complex for you to fix at home.
In this article, we looked at why your speakers are so quiet and showed you ways to fix them. Whether it was a hardware or a software issue, you can safely fix most of your computer’s sound problems in the comfort of your own home with these easy fixes.