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  1. #1
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    Join Date
    Nov 2019

    Why does my G531GW sound like it has a 5,400rpm hard disk?

    I noticed this almost immediately but in recent days it's playing havoc. My laptop is making the electrical noise equivalent of what a 5,400rpm drive would make when maxed out. Something in between a hardrive and a 56k modem actually. OK, it's not that loud but louder than the fans. I can temporarily clear the problem by recycling fan speed from Silent to Balanced and back again to Silent. The cure lasts anywhere between 5-30 mins.

    Anybody have the same?

  2. #2
    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array raju2529 PC Specs
    raju2529 PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)R542UQ-DM153 ( X542UQ.309SA )
    MotherboardAsus Builtin Motherboard X542UQ
    ProcessorIntel core i5 7200u @2.5Ghz
    Memory (part number)Adata 2400 Mhz 16GB DDR4
    Graphics Card #1intel HD 620 graphics 1GB DDR3 DCH WHQL driver v27.20.100.9316
    Graphics Card #2Nvidia GeForce 940MX 2GB GDDR5 DCH WHQL driver v27.21.14.6589
    Graphics Card #3nil
    Graphics Card #4nil
    Sound CardRealtek HD Audio controller with codec ALC294 WHQL driver v6.0.9132.1
    MonitorBuiltin Lcd monitor model BOE
    Storage #1Samsung 850 Evo 1000GB SSD M.2. 2280
    Storage #2Seagate 2TB 2.5inch 5400rpm and Seagate 2TB 2.5inch 5400rpm2.5 inch
    CPU CoolerBuilt-in
    CaseFrom factory
    Power Supply65W
    Keyboard Built in keyboard
    Mouse Built in mouse
    Headset Purchased Philips HeadSet
    Mouse Pad nil
    Headset/Speakers Realtek Builtin Speakers
    OS Windows 10 Enterprise 64bit v21H1 build no 19043.899
    Network RouterNextVision ONU Fiber Modem
    Accessory #1 G40 Wired Gaming Mouse
    Accessory #2 Laptop Cooling table with fan
    Accessory #3 Secureye Usb finger print scanner added seperately for Windows Hello
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    Join Date
    Feb 2018

    Hey nadimaj , i dont have your model laptop, almost many of the laptop comes with 5400rpm hdd , i suspected your diskdrive is inside the HDD is giving problems , so the HDD needs for proper analysis by opening it .

    i have two hdds one is 2TB and other is 1TB , one M.2 ssd sata on vivobook R542UQ-DM153 with X542UQ.309 bios , no sound is hdd , no hangs , no lags , no bsods

  3. #3
    ROG Guru: Blue Belt Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2012

    Because your model can come with a SSHD. Look at the following specs:

    Please provide your laptop's complete part number so it can be determined whether you have a model that has a SSHD.
    Last edited by jdfrench3; 04-10-2020 at 08:59 AM.
    G752VSK, G75VW-3D, G51J, G1S
    Homebuilt Windows Server

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