Q: Compressor it AC Belt?

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When I turn my car on, whether the AC is running or not, under the hood has a louder than usual running noise. I was told it could be the compressor or AC belt. Is this what it could be? Also, if my AC is on high I notice non-odorous smoke coming from the vents. Thanks!

My car has 119097 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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