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Speaker sound crackle or make weird grinding, electric type noises

Question: Speaker sound crackle or make weird grinding, electric type noises

Hi, I have an Hp Pavilion dv2700 special edition laptop. I used to have Vista, but now I have windows 7 after I got the computer fixed. I downloaded and installed some programs, but I didn't like the effect they had on my computer after running them, and so I did a system restore to a previous date, which changed the settings back to when I didn't have those programs. Ever since, Windows has been installing updates to my computer, and some of those updates were obviously for the audio device installed in/on the system.

My question is for some reason, (and I can't really discern when the problems started arising), every time I try to listen to something on my computer like songs or videos, etc.-- with moderate volume level--and I try to load something else and/or the hard drive is active, the sound coming out of the my speakers starts to crackle and make weird electric-like grinding noises. This never happened to me before with vista, and it's irritating me a great deal now. Is there any way to fix this problem? Or am I just stuck with this?

Oh and I forgot to mention...when I plug in my headphones the sound continues to play on my speakers rather than within my headphones, any explanation for this? And what I could possibly do about it to fix it?

Thanks for the help in advance; truly appreciate it .

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Answer: Speaker sound crackle or make weird grinding, electric type noises

I just checked the HP website and they do not support Windows 7 on the Pavilion dv2700, meaning they don't have any drivers for Windows 7.Evidently you didn't check that out before installing Windows 7 on it.Drivers for HP laptops are custom-made for the manufacturer (or at least some of them are) so that they match the custom-made components.Furthermore, although HP do have Windows Vista drivers for your Pavilion dv2700, they are not guaranteed to work properly on Windows 7.I'm guessing that's the cause of your current sound problem. Go back to Vista & you will almost certainly have no such problem.If you want Windows 7 buy it pre-installed on a new laptop which has been designed to run it, or before upgrading the OS in future, check that suitable drivers are available from the laptop maker's website!If you were led to believe that all Windows Vista drivers will work just as well on Windows 7, you've been misinformed.

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Whenever i move my mouse, the speakers make weird noises. The mouse is an A4 tech cordless optical. The speakers are omni. I was just wondering how i could stop these noises without having the speakers turned off all the time.


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december 2016, at the middle of december, i purchased a new acer e5-475g the kaby lake version, after using it for some couple days, the fan making some kind of grinding sound so i'm turning off my laptop then booting it up again, it gone. after several weeks of usage(almost 1 month approximately) it started making the same noise, but sometimes the sound of it is loud, sometimes not. it usually happened after i left my laptop on cold room at the table overnight, but that sound doesnt show up everyday, only several times. i don't know what's going on with my laptop, many people say it could cause/caused by overheat, but i don't think mine caused any of that or by any of that, because i usually use a cooling pad, which is cooler master notepal x3. i already checked some things such as checking the temperature, i also tried to feel the airflow, but i couldn't really feel the airflow, because almost the whole part is occupied by the copper heatsink, i tried to push the body at fan part a bit, and the fan noise louder if i do that, but after waiting several minutes usually the sound gone. can anyone please help me? or share your experience if this problem have ever occur to you? thanks acer E5-475G-53IQspec:-i5-7200u 2.5ghz turbo to 3.1ghz-4gb 2133mhz ddr4 ram-nvidia geforce 940mx-1tb toshiba hard drive

Answer:acer E14 E5-475G fan make weird grinding noise

Sounds like in your description that the fan rubbing chassis. To keep cost down they used plastic which flexes a bit too much for my liking but normally functional. I'd open it up and check the fan for alignment and screws snug.  Easy to do really.  Remove bottom screws, slide out DVD tray, 3 tiny screws under that. Remove ram cover, unplug speaker wire (near edge white connector) then start with video port side work bottom loose (snap locks so small flat screw driver to loosen) toward the DVD side.  Once bottom off you see everything including fan.  Examine close, remove and reseat it.  This whole procedure everyone basically needs to handle or have someone that can. Maintenance- depending on use and environment you need to blow out the dust (canned air) and redo thermal paste on CPU/GPU and lube fan.  The fan brushless but does require upkeep now and then but this soon sounds like blades rubbing chassis. If you suspect fan itself pull sticker and under can access center spin bearing/bushing and few drops of lite oil (3in1/sewing machine oil) to free it up. Let us know how it goes. 

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Hi again;

I've posted here before ( and it was determined that there was a possible problem with my motherboard. But before I sent it away to be repaired/replaced, I decided just to let a computer store have a quick look at it. Turns out a thrid party who had assembeled my computer had done a very poor job, having done things such as installing the power supply upside down (so its fan was blocked) and a fair number of loose connections. The computer store fixed these problems, and it seemed like my computer was working just fine.

However, a problem still persists. Sometimes, it seems at total random times, my computer will freeze, or lock up. About half the time when it does this, its accompanied by a horrendous noise on my speakers, almost like static, but not quite...its hard to describe. No blue screens. From doing a few google searches, I've seen some possibilty that my RAM speed or voltage might be incorrect. Is there any truth to that?

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Thanks in advanced.

Answer:Computer sometimes freezes, makes weird static noises from the speaker

Go to search type device manager and look for any yellow warning markers
Download and run malwarebytes, a full scan after you update
Run antivirus scan
Check memory with memtest86
Make sure that you are not over heating.
Try in safe mode; report back if it works properly.
Try a clean boot
Make sure PSU is working properly
If overclocking, restore to original
Test hard drive at company website.

Check back and I will get you some links that you can use for the above

Me Bad!
Almost forgot. Type event viewer, in search (by start button) and look for errors that may show the cause of the problem.
Go into event viewer and look for critical errors relating to the problem

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).
When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

This seems like a lot, but go slow, ask questiions and you will be up and running.

In your case, also, go to device manager and look for yellow markers by the sound card and make sure its driver is up to date

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After i completely dignosed the issue it seems to me that there are problems in BIOS, Drivers and thermal management as when I start playing a game (GTA 5, Battlefiels 1) i runs smooth for 5 minutes but after that i starts lagging and freezing. I have also run some benchmarks but results are similarly as there is the issue of cpu thermal throttling. And audio distortion is due to unstable and poor compatibility drives. In dell forms i read people saying that all this is caused due power management issues which i have also noticed as when CPU is idle is consumes around 20 watt at 50°C but when put under load it once reaches 50 watt of peak usage at 100°C but with in few seconds it thermal throttles and used only 15 watt at 80°C which is even less than idle speed which causes many problems and freezing also all with in few minutes of gaming or proper use. Many uses are facing same problems as i have read on reddit and dell community form but not all the systems are affected as the review units that some YouTube channels and Websites like Laptop Mag reviewed did not exibit such problems or otherwise the reviews are fake. I don't know why dell is not solving the issues and sending me the same problematic Laptop again for the third time.

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heare is a link to my speakers i do not understand this as if i use google crome on the same web page and scroll on g chrome it dose not make the grinding sound

Answer:weird grinding sound coming out of speakers when scrolling on firefox?

That is usually a setting in System Sounds. The panel for System Sounds can be found in the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound.

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First post, hope I'm doing this right.Hi guys, about 3 weeks ago I purchased a Lenovo ideapad 110. It's a great laptop, however, about a couple weeks ago, the laptop started making a loud grinding/buzzing sound when playing audio. The sound only lasts for second, but it's quite jarring, to the point where I have to take out my earphones and take a break from what ever I was watching/listening to. It also happens without earphones, so those aren't the problem. YouTube is when it mainly occurs, however other sites with audio have it too. I've tried playing with the audio settings and updating the drivers, it worked for a few days, but the sound has returned. My previous laptop, a hp did this too, but never this frequently, so what exactly is this? I'm not very tech-savvy, so I have no idea.Here are the spec if it helps.15.6-inch (1366 x 768 pixels) TN displayIntel Pentium N3710 Processor (1.60GHz 1600MHz 2MB) with Intel HD Graphics4GB RAM (up to 8GB), 1TB HDDWindows 10 HomeBuilt-in DVD Recordable DriveStereo Speakers with Dolby Audio, 3.5 mm Combo Audio JackUSB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, RJ45 Ethernet and 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 acDimensions: 378 x 265 x 22.9; Weight: 2.2 kg24WH batteryThanks.

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So this problem seemed to come out of nowhere, I have no idea why it started. Basically, when I use my internet, eg: opening link, loading video or downloading randomly my speakers make a grinding noise and until the noise stops (can be 1-10 seconds) my internet drops (the internet icon on the bottom right shows it is still connected but nothing loads until the noise stops. Even then, the noise can drop in and out like 10 times in a minute and is constantly messing up the internet.

If someone could help, it would be much appreciated, my speakers are Logitech (doubt that makes much difference as I doubt the problem is linked to them and my LAN card is some Ralink thing, nothing special.

Here is a low volume recording of the noise, turn up your speakers to hear it well.

Answer:Speakers make buzzing/hiss/grinding noise and internet drops until sound stops

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I bought a Toshiba Qosmio F60-10Q less than a year ago and after some time I started having issues with my sound (sound quality was very bad when volume was higher than 50% and it made crackling noises etc. + my microphone wasn't working properly either).

I took it to the warranty people and they said they diagnosed it with a faulty sound card and that they would change it.

I waited about 2 weeks for the component to arrive and finally got it back. Although they told me they changed my sound card I am not quite sure if that is even possible since I am guessing it is onboard and my MAC was different to which made me think they changed to whole motherboard or something like that.

Anyway the laptop worked fine for 2-3 months and then it started having the same issues. I tried thinking back but I really can't figure out if something specific triggered the problem. I haven't had time to take it in again because I have been in an exam session and I really need my laptop atm. My question is this:

Is this a somewhat common problem and does anyone know what could be causing it? I mean if I'm doing something I shouldn't be and it's causing this sound card issues I really can't tell what it is so please any suggestion at all is well received!

Answer:Qosmio F60-10Q - Sound make crackling noises


> Although they told me they changed my sound card I am not quite sure if that is even possible since I am guessing it is onboard and my MAC was different to which made me think they changed to whole motherboard or something like that.
Don?t worry because everything was correct!
The sound card is fixed/soldered on mainboard so it?s just a sound chip on mainboard and no real card. Another MAC address would mean the guys have replaced the mainboard so sound chip is also a new one. :)

I can?t say why it happened again but it?s the same problem there would be no other way expect replacing the mainboard again. I mean in such cases where a hardware part is affected you can do nothing because you need professional help for exchanging the mainboard.

What you can do is updating the sound driver but I doubt this would help you?

Anyway, I?m sure you can clarify the problem with the technicians as fast as possible and they can tell you how long the repair would take ;)

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Hi all , Is there any way to find out what is going on within my PC when I login to windows ME . There is a lot of low grinding noises while the little hour glass symbol is keeping company with my cursor.

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Well, my HD has been making some weird noises... i cant tell if its the sound of grinding or if its the platter arm bouncing/getting caught somewhere...

The thing is, my hard drive works perfectly up to that point, and my computer only seems to do it under high stress for a long ammount of time. (as if the computer heating up might make a difference?) Ill be running a system-wide virus scan from Panda Antivirus Platinum, and at some random point it starts. This doesnt happen all the time it could happen at any time, like maybe installing a game after my computer has been on all day.

Its like a "(click, click.....................bwaAaaaaAAAAAAaaAAAAa)"

Not quite grinding its hard to explain

The drive's a Seagate 30gb.

My Hypothesis:
1. My $chitty power supply (a Deer 300w) at some point has trouble powering the drive, like maybe a jump in voltage... the the drive's internal parts would not be where the drive thinks they are, or maybe a lower voltage would cause things that are normally synchronized to get out of wack...

2. My ECS mobo installed in that particular system?
3. Could the drive be heating up too much? How could i test this?

Well anyways, if it starts to happen i have to completely turn the system off, as "restarting" via the button in the front doent acutally restart everything, and the problem would still occour.
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Answer:Odd Drive noises etc, grinding?

Your drive is dead. I've had this happen several times. before you use it again, i would suggest buy another dirve, copy the bad one to the good one and then have fun pulling the old one apart to see how it's broke. if you keep using it you'll lose all your information anywhere from a week to a month after it started making the noise.

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A few months ago my PS2 Slim broke and I thought the laser burnt out so I just let it sit in my closet cause I did not want to buy a new one. I decided to spend the entire day today researching stuff about it and eventually took apart my ps2.

The problem was that when I turn it on and close the lid the laser arm will move to drive to read a disc but then make this horrible grinding noise. After I opened it up I noticed that the grinding noised was caused by that plastic thing that sits on top of the worm gear (golden screw on the right side that guides the laser arm up and down). What is happening is it moves down towards the spindle and the worm gear or w/e its called would spin super fast and the teeth of the plastic from the laser would grind against the grooves of the worm gear.

Normally, what I think is supposed to happen is the laser arm moves toward and backward from the spindle and for what ever reason it is getting stuck once it moves to the spindle and it cannot go backwards.
Do you know anyway to fix this?

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Whenever I open or close a .txt file my floppy drive makes grinding noises, even though there is no disk in the drive, and the file I'm acessing is on the C: Drive.

Any Ideas?

Answer:Floppy drive making grinding noises

well you need to make sure this isnt your hard drive making this noise.
unplug the floppy [ remove the side ] after you turn it off.
if it happens to be your hard drive, back up all your info a.s.a.p.
post back

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Even when it is just sitting there doing nothing. If I open a new window, racing noises, like the fan gearing up and down loudly. When opening programs grinding noises. I am not sure what to do about this, is it something simple?

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Is this a laptop or a desktop?

What is the make and model of the system?

How old is the system?

How long has the problem existed?

Also, grinding noises are usually just old worn fans, which is it is a desktop, can easily be replaced. What has me wondering is why it goes to full fan speed everytime you do something.



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Hi, i have a 400GB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive. I got it recently and the problem is it is making constant loud grinding noises. I got the thing of trademe. What can i do please help

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All of a sudden, my main desktop freezes today while on a webpage, then I can't do anything but power off. When I try to reboot, I get a Disk Boot Error message and the BIOS doesn't recognize the hard disk. To make matters worse, my external backup usb drive won't install on either of my two other systems (just to check it's integrity), as I get a "Device not installed properly" message and it can't be viewed in My Computer.

If I try to reinstall Windows XP, during the install, it doesn't see any hard drive. If I leave my USB external drive attached while trying to install XP on the main internal drive, it does see that external drive and the correct capacity and free space, but can't access it otherwise.

Should I try the freezer trick on the hard drive? If recommended, how long do I leave in the freezer and do I just put it back in the system and try to reboot while it's still cold or do I let it warm back to room temperature first? If that fails, any other suggestions before I head to a store for two new drives?


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Hi, I am getting HDD like noises from the front right of my thinkpad near where the logo is on the palmrest. It sounds like a spinning disk but a bit quiter. I am assuming it is either hte SSD, RAM or CPU. It is definately not the fan as the issue does not come up in the BIOS. Issue comes about with low CPU load <5%. This is really bugging me, the noise is nearly as bad as a spinning disk and super annoying. Any advise would be appreciated.

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Question: Speaker crackle

About 6 months ago I got new Altec Lansing VS2621 speakers & till now they have been excellent, Now I get an annoying crackle & occasional buzzing. I have checked the 2 connections & they are fine. Anyone got any ideas what the problem is?

Answer:Speaker crackle

if they crackle in a different machine then speakers are corrupt if not then drivers,contamination from say a table lamp , router etc etc

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Question: Speaker Crackle

A few days ago my speakers started crackling when I've been playing a DVD for a while (but not when playing audio CD's). It has become steadily worse as it lasts longer each time. Initially I just paused it and waited a couple of seconds, but now turning the speakers off and on again doesn't even solve the problem. When I turn the speakers off it shifts higher and louder in the time between flicking the switch and powering off.
I had this problem on my previous computer on cheap speakers (but turning them off and on again worked) so I replaced the speakers and it stopped. This is a different computer and the replacement speakers and the problem has returned.
It started shortly after someone I know had crackle over their integrated laptop speakers; is it a windows update that caused it or is it a coincidence? How do I fix it?

Answer:Speaker Crackle

What brand of speakers are you using?
Do you know what sound-card you have? (Start -> type "dxdiag" and click it -> sound tab, to find out)

Once you've got that information, I'll be able to advise better.

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My right speaker is busted, only my left speaker works. On my dual boot Windows XP, I could move all of my sound to my left speaker, but on Windows 7, I see no way to do this.

Is there a way to do it on Windows 7? Or maybe a program is needed to intercept the sound to make it go to the left speaker?

Answer:Need help on how to make all sound come out of one speaker

Welcome to the forums.
Right click the little speaker icon in the systray notification area at the far right of the taskbar. If you don't see it go to control panel and find the sound oprions in there. Go to playback devices and highlight you speakers from the list, click properties, at the first master volume slider click the balance button on the right.
Push the left chanel to 100%.
Apply-ok quit-enjoy !

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Hey, everyone. I'm a first time poster but I feel that posting here will bring me far more useful answers than calling tech support.

My computer is a Compaq Windows Vista, Basic Home Edition. It's got 2.50 GHz of RAM and is fairly new in my opinion, purchased in the spring of 07. It has only one PS fan from the looks of it, the one facing the back to suck air out.

Shortly (guessing 3 months) after the purchase of my new computer, the Power Supply failed, and I had it sent off to the manufacturer for two weeks to be replaced. Since then it has been running very smoothly.

About a week prior to this occurrence, my computer made a similar noise (to the beginning of the video, link provided below) and more central in the computer. This was due to a dust build-up, which I cleaned out thoroughly. It was fine after that.

The matter at hand: This morning I turned on my computer to find it making ungodly grinding noises, coming from specifically the back of it. I turned it off and opened it up, cleaned out any remaining dust from the last time and turned it on with the side panel off to watch the fans. After listening and turning it off the second time, I decided it was coming from the power supply, since I'd realized that this was the only location I hadn't cleaned the last time.

I cleaned it with compressed air as carefully as I could, but there wasn't that much dust inside of it, nor on the fan. I turned it on a third time and the noises had quieted dow... Read more

Answer:Solved: Power Supply Fan Making Grinding Noises (video included)

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I have a Fujitsu Siemens Laptop, which has been good so far but recently I've noticed a problem with the speakers in that if my laptop is left on for a considerable amount time the speakers will crackle on and off when playing sounds/music, I have to retart my machine to get rid of it. I dont know if it is the speakers since I get the same problem when I plug in headphones.

Could anybody help me out as to what the problem may be??


Answer:Laptop speaker crackle

My best guess would be the sound chip is overheating, try cleaning out the cooling vents with compressed air (you can buy it in cans if you don't have access to a compressor). You can get external USB soundcards and USB speakers/headphones to replace the onboard sound if this doesn't help.

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Hello forumanians

For a long time i have ignored a problem with my laptop which is a Acer Aspire 5739G, and that is i hear crackling from my speaker on the laptop itself and speakers i plug into my laptop. It's getting a little annoying due to i listen to music from when i get up to i go to sleep and i have some spare time right now so i thought why not try to fix it. Hope someone knows how to fix it or else point me to what may be making this noise, because i have tested a few things and i know it isn't any programs due to i deleted processes so i only had like 7 in the entire list

Answer:speaker crackle when hdd is working

The crackling noises are a common reported problem. If you do a search on this forum section you will see many posts about it. Unfortunately there is no "one fix" for the problem. Each has to be individually handled on it's own. There are some general issues such as wi-fi and bluetooth causing the noise. Video and sound drivers are another often noted issue (update both and see if it helps - only use the Acer supplied sound driver, a non-PC vendor sound driver may not work or work correctly).

Another possibility is the shared Interrupt (IRQ) that the sound is on. Sound is a low priority item in Windows and is on a shared Interrupt with a higher priority device. The higher priority device "interrupting" the audio can cause dropouts, clicks, static or whatever. One thing to try is to Uninstall the audio device in the Device Manager (do not check the box to uninstall the drivers) then restart the PC. When Windows starts it will detect and reinstall the sound, sometimes this puts it on a different shared IRQ and can fix problems.

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Hello All

I'm having a crackle and pop issue with my Z-10 speakers. They used to work fine, but I stopped using them for a long while because I was short on space and just using a headset. The headset still works like a dream, I have no interference issues with it whatsoever.

The crackling now happens at the point of merely plugging the speakers into the mains, without even using the USB lead to connect to the computer and just keeps going until I unplug them again. They do tend to get worse the longer they are left attached to power. I'm not particularly attached to the things, but I just wanted to check if you all thought it's a problem with the speakers themselves rather than a compatibility / interference problem before I give up completely!

Any guidance would be much appreciated
Sorry, that should be LOGITECH z-10 not Creative. I shouldn't be allowed on a computer this early in the day....

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Hello all, my first post to these boards.The computer i'm having issues with is my first build and all has been well for 8 or 9 months now.  MB: Asus M2N SLI-DeluxeAudio: SoundMAX HD Audio (onboard)Speakers: Logitech Quadraphonic Speakers with SubwooferI've started to notice an odd popping or crackling sound coming from my speakers.  It is consistent and occurs on any audio playback whether it is music or a game.  Every 3-4 seconds the speakers click, pop, or crackle when sounds are being produced from the speakers.  This cyclic sound is not produced when there is no playback or the computer is off, although a simliar sound can still be produced by flicking light switches while the speakers are on.At first I thought that they had become worn (3-4 year old speakers) because when someone flicks the lights in another room, I hear a pop in my speakers.  I assumed they were worn from this surging of power over time.  I then plugged my headphones in and realized that the speakers are not at fault because the same sound is produced over headphones.  Next I tried loading the newest audio drivers from my motherboard company.  After that had no effect, I tried other software options like disabling winamp agent and turning off hardware acceleration, neither of which had any effect.Any ideas you all can provide will be helpful to resolve this problem.  I didnt exactly want to buy a sound card because thats one more piece of hardware ... Read more

Answer:Troubleshooting Speaker pop/crackle

It probably won't. Is that computer in a grounded receptacle? How old is the wiring in the house?

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Hi there

I am new and I have a laptop Satellite series C660-1LD.

Sometimes when I watch videos, there is a short blast of a noise and the best way to describe it a vibrating grinding noise. The noises are not constant, they just come in short blasts.

Sorry for the poor description.

Please can someone help?

I will be happy to give you any information you may need.

Answer:Satellite C660-1LTD Strange grinding/vibrating noises when I watch videos

I would first install the current sound driver. Here you can download the driver.

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 Hey everyone, Well my computer has been making a static/crackle noise whenever i plug in my headphones, i switched headphones thinking that was the problem however it wasn't. This noise continues wheather i go on Itunes or Youtube. I have seen many forum solutions however none have worked. At this point i would really like some help with this.  Please help me with this problem.                                                                                                                   Nikki221

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Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me!

Whenever I use the speakers (particularly for iTunes, music and youtube) they crackle every few seconds. The audio can't seem to keep up with the video. I've tried to adjust the speaker settings and download an updated driver (the driver doesn't want to download and has frozen part way through half a dozen times). I'm not sure what else to try but I got this particular netbook because of the reviews of the speakers and it's capacity. I think the problem is probably user related!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Re: NB550D - Speaker crackle every few seconds


Do you notice the same problem when using external speakers or a headset?
What operating system you use at the moment?

There is not much what you can do but try updating the sound driver. On Toshiba website you can look for a newer version of sound driver: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

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Hi, I'm having trouble with my speaker or should i say sound system with my Y50. The speaker won't make any sound while plugging my earphone/headphone will make a little sound at 100 volume. I've unistall and reinstalled back all the driver, format and reinstalled the windows and again update the driver (ALL driver) but the results are the same. but when i connected my bluetooth speaker, the sound are okay (not bad) and can be heard averagely. Anyone having the same problem? Teach me Masta *please**Thanks!

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Hi all,I just bought a lenovo y510p. I've noticed that during video calls (and only with certain voices) the left speaker tends to crackle. I've just investigated all the solution provided in various threads but still can't rid of it. Unfortunately I can't consistently reproduce the problem, because it appears only during certain calls.  As an additional detail, it seems that the problem is only on the left speaker... It's mainly on the left speaker, but if I mute the left speaker I can hear that also the right speaker crackles

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I have an R630-11L.

Inconsistently, a sound similar to what you hear on tv when there is no signal (hissshhh) comes out from it. It porduces this sound every few days but when it comes it sticks for several hours but on and off. Restarting does not solve the problem.

Later on, I figured out if I mute the speakers, the sound goes away. Apparently it is coming through the left speaker of the laptop

It is annoying, especially when you want to concentrate on work or when you want to play an audio file while this sound is active.

I also noticed the left side of the laptop is where most of the heat is concentrated and the fan. Not sure if this is related or not.

My PC Health Monitor says everything is ok, Tempro shows no updates, and actions in the Action Center. So I believe everything is up to date on my machine.

Anyone with similar problem? Any suggested solutions?


Answer:Left Speaker on Satellite R630-11L produces weird sound

Is Toshiba diagnostic tool preinstalled on your Satellite notebook?
Please use it for hardware check. This tool makes also speakers check. Please tell us if the same will happen again.

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Hi, I have two Y700 (17ISK). And on both laptops I have the same problem. Every time I play a sound speakers first make poping sound and then play. Sometimes it even popps when it stops. I installed Win10 one on Legacy and one on UEFI. On UEFI atleast sounds better. On Legacy I think that subwoofer doesn't work. What should I try to fix this. I did fix the problem by not installing drivers from support website. But it didn't soudn like it should. Thanks for help.

Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17? (128GB+1TB), Windows 10

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I'm not sure where I need to post this problem. But, out of the blue my computer will make a Siren sound for a minute and then Shut off. When I turn it back on it makes the sound for a minute then loads. This has happend a total for 4 times now over the over the last 3 months. I have done all my scans and I have a Clean HJT log. I have NO idea what is going on....

Please help

This last time it just happend I wasn't even on the computer. The first time I had bugs so I thought it was related. No bugs this time and I was not even on the computer.

Answer:Computer make a weird sound and turns off

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Question: Speaker noises

A few months ago I installed a dvd from sony - sony vegas 10 instruction dvd - on my hard drive. Despite the fact I uninstalled it part of the audio repeats itself through my speakers every 20 minutes or so. I cleared the cache in WMP and similar programs such as quicktime. I noted the time it played and done a search for what was in use on my computer at the time to no avail. Used process monitor which tells you what is running on my computer at any given time to no avail.Searched my hard drive for sony folders and looked in them. Again no luck. Looked for the sony player plugin for WMP but couldn't find an install. I don't want to re install widows and restore doesn't go back far enough. Any ideas? TIA

Answer:Speaker noises

Search again but this time unhide all hidden folders and system files:
Also delete the sony folders since you don't need them any more and check in the C:\ProgramData folder for any files that is a hidden folder. If you need a more thorough search engine try "Effective File Search" it's trial ware but it a full service until buy..
Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

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Really odd problem. Or is it? Wonder if anyone can give any suggestions please?Business laptop failed due to a 'spike' in electricity. Replaced with a used laptop using the same operating system - XP.Replacement laptop comes up with all manner of errors when hooked-up in the workplace. I have not personally seen this happen, but this includes the blue screen and error messages such as 'fat 32 ....'.However, when hooked up at home, it is perfectly okay. Have tried laptop powered by battery only, in the workplace, and it seems okay. It is only when hooked up to electric.But we also have a desktop computer which works perfectly well on the same ringmain (think that is the expression!).Really confused. Any help appreciated please!

Answer:Weird problem with laptop and mains electric.

indeed, hmm very strange indeed, hmm indeed very strange

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Brand new machine, and tried to use Skype.
Low sound levels and a crackle through it.

Tried it in sound recorder, and low sound, but no crackle.

Can not get the sound levels up.
Driver for Conexant HD SmartAudio 221 shows as up to date (

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Answer:Satellite M300: Low sound microphone levels and crackle sound using Skype

Do you use Toshiba ?factory settings??
Which OS do you use?
Do you have the same problem using headset?

I have also brand new Satellite A300 and Skype runs perfectly.

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I'm not sure why this problem exists, but if I play no audio for maybe 1 or 2 minutes, then open up youtube or an audio file to play it, there is a pop before playback even starts. If I attempt to play something else immediately after the pop happens, then that audio does not suffer the same problem. This also is not a problem exclusive to the media player because any sound that is played after about 30 seconds of idling has the same audible noise right before it. It is actually a very frustrating problem. I have reinstalled the Realtek audio drivers multiple times and this still doesn't help get rid of the problem. My speakers are the Altec Lansing ADA745 5 piece set.

Answer:Speakers Make An Audiable Pop/Crackle Noise Whenever Starting Playback

I remember users having this trouble back in the Win XP days on the Dell forums. With an old 4.1 speaker system, this suggests an old PC. Is this correct? (Please fill in the "My System Spec's - it helps us to try and help users).

If the Realtek is Windows 7 compatible, uninstall the RealTek in the Device Manager and also uninstall the Realtek drivers. Then restart the PC and Windows will detect and reinstall the Generic, Basic Function, High Definition Drivers. See if they change anything.

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Recently, two nights ago, my pc began making some rather annoying grinding noises. The sounds vary in pitch and volume, sometimes stopping completely and later, starting again. At first I assumed it was one of the fans, so I made sure there were no wires caught on anything, while I was in the case I did a good vacuum job as well. Needless to say this didn't help, and I'm not really sure what the problem might be.

The sound appears to come from the power supply, but at times it seems the noise starts when I load a new web page, or enter new areas in a game, which makes me wonder if it could be the hard drive. I've also had a few "hangs" in process time, as well as some graphical issues since the noise began (things like ghosted FX not going away when they should and "sticking" on the screen)

Its a god awful whiny grind that I simply cannot "grin and bear" and definitely needs attention asap. I'm just not sure what to troubleshoot next to determine which component it might be. Would like to try as much as I can on my own before I run off buying misc components that "might" be broken.

Answer:PC making "grinding" noises

Id suggest using the harddrive manufacturers testing tool from their website as it could be a sign of imminent drive failure.
This link provides sound files of the most common failures.

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Question: Sound Crackle.

I have KM player downloaded on my system, all works fine, sound is great, until go on the web and then I get intermittent crackles, any suggestions.

Answer:Sound Crackle.

Have you tied installing the latest audio drivers? also, some information about your computer specs would be welcome 

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Question: Sound crackle

I have no problems playing music through iTunes, but when a system sound plays I hear a crackle throughout the track.

Any ideas what this could be?


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I've been having DPC latency problems lately. It seems as if the latency ONLY spikes when using the internet. That's it. I play music in the Media Player; latency is fine, sound is fine. I play Halo and the sound is fine. I don't get it. Does the internet effect the latency? It only spikes when I'm watching a video or listening to music while online. Help?

Answer:Sound crackle when online

The can be noise when on line, caused by the wi-fi connection. This is one of the prime causes of spikes in the DPC latency checker. Its not the only cause, but one of the major items.

First thought, make sure you are using the Samsung supplied driver for your wi fi controller. Same way with the sound driver. Vendor supplied drivers are the preferred drivers, non vendor drivers can cause problems in many cases.

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I have a sound crackle problem, a sort of static noise whenever i play any games on my pc, i do not have it when playing MP3's or anything else, only during games.

I have tried 2 different sound cards, the hercules fortissimo III, and the one i have now is the sound blaster 5.1 digital, i have also tried them in different PCI slots and i have made sure that they do not share any IRQ's.......But still this unbearable sound crackle problem...

I use Win XP Home and have the latest sound card drivers, is there a patch or something for the SiS 648 chipset this mobo uses?

I am at my wits end with this stupid problem...ahhhh

Can you help me....?


Answer:P4S8X Sound Crackle Please help !!!!!

Is the audio source from a CD-ROM? If it is you might want to try a different audio cable from the CD-ROM to the sound card. The audio output from the CD-ROM may also be bad.

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OK so im having a problem
whatever sounds i play from my computer i am getting a horrible crackling along with them

I have an internal and external sound cards both of them have the same problem
ive tried reinstalling both the sound drivers

so im lead to believe its not a driver problem

Ive tried different speakers and headphones and ive had no luck there

so as far as i can tell it has to be something to do with windows,

i then played around with the hardware acceleration and sample rate settings,

putting these down to the minimum seemed to fix the problem but after i
switched them back up and down to find out which one it was the problem
it seems to of come back and switching them down again isn't helping

my computer isn't running any strenuous tasks no antivirus is active

im running xp sp3 on a dell vostro 1500

it seems to work sometimes and then not other times,
ive kind of hit a wall. any advice would be greatly appreciated

cheers folks!

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I have just built a pc, and i have a soundblaster live 5.1 digital sound card running in slot 5 of an Asus PS48X motherboard....

I have a geforce 2 ultra 64mb graphics card in the AGP slot...

My problem is, everytime i play a game the sound is a bit poppy in places, it crackles and stuff....yet its ok with music...

I had the same problem in my last pc which had the VIA chipset which was well documented as having sound crackle problems when used with a sounblaster card, but i solved that by using a latency patch....

However my PS48X motherboard has the SIS 648 chipset....and i have never heard of any problems with this....

Has anyone had the same problems, or does anyone know of anyway to solve this prob....


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My system is a Dell Inspiron E1705 or 9400. I have a duo core Proc, 2 GB of RAM, 256 dedicated graphic card and am running XP Media Center SP 3.Recently, I would constantly suffer from BSOD's while watching videos or listening to music. I determined the problem was my sound card's driver. In order to solve the problem I had to uninstall it and go to Dell's site to download a newer version. A description of the problem and solution can be found here if interested: problem I am having now is that all audio that comes from my system crackles since I have reinstalled the driver. Before, audio from my system only crackled when I was pushing it too hard. But now, sound crackles even if all I am doing is playing music. This occurs regardless if I am playing off my internal harddrive, external hard drive, I use my system's speakers or I hook up external speakers. Any suggestions as to a fix? Supposedly my sound card is a "Sigma Tel Audio".Thanks

Answer:Speakers/sound crackle

I've just been in contact with Dell today for a similar problem that had worsened over time into the BSOD every time I played music or video. The Dell tech installed a k-lite codec pack and the problem was instantly solved. Maybe not your problem, but the problem with mine was broken codecs and the k-lite codec pack repaired them. The tech said something as simple as downloading Quicktime could cause broken codecs, especially iin Vista. Food for thought...

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hey, i have an advent 9115 laptop and have recently installed windows 7 32bit

i firstly installed 64bit thinking it could handle it but experienced bad cracking from the audio with everything (video, music, windows sounds)

i have a realtek high definition audio card.

i have tried installing different versions including the newest update and older versions for vista. (and have rebooted twice)

ive heard alot of different threads on different forums from people who are experiencing the same issuse on different laptop models and manufacturers but to no luck have i found any help. ive been led to beleive from some posts it may be some conflicting issue with the os and something.

any help will be MUCH appreciated, thanks

Answer:Sound quality crackle

Install the newest update for the audio driver.

Update your mainboard bios and test under "optimized default settings" or similar. If no update, set bios to that now.

Further suggestions if needed, will assume the above conditions have been met. If that hasn't helped any, we can try to take things from this starting point.

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So today out of nowhere, "well previouslly I installed game called "TERA" and after it this started but I unistalled it and it's still the same" when I listen to music, any sounds especially when sounds get louder, sound starts to cracklle, familiar to static but crackle, also when I play games, fps is lower now, it sometimes freezes, crackled when game appears to make sound and etc. Sometimes video card turns off and on bottom right it says "Nvidia bla bal bla has stoped working, reconnected bla bla" I have no idea what that is, I changed my Headphones to other ones, I checked temperature of both CPU and GPU, are both fine 30-50~ as it usually is. Unistalled game that it (might off coincidentally) ruin it but I doubt it was that.
I really need help, reinstalling windows and downloading all the stuff with slow internet again will be pain for me.
p.s I installed new drivers for video card too. PLEASE HELP

Answer:Sound crackle, game lag

Also this thing crashed out of nowhere too

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Question: weird fan noises

I have an Aptiva IBM for about 2 years and it has behaved pretty well except lately its making weird noises from the fan. Is this bad? Is there anything I can do to solve it? I'm getting worried cause now you can actually hear the fan whereas before you had to listen carefully to hear it.
Thanx for your help.

Answer:weird fan noises

Hi angelmad.........
You probably have a fan that is going bad or just needs a good cleaning. You will have to open up your case to look.
See if the fan is turning properly. Take a can of compressed air and blow out the dust. You might have to actually take it out and do a thorough cleaning or just replace it.

Hope this helps.


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It's been a few hours that my processor is doing loud weird noises... and it has switched off several times... maybe the CPU speed I set is too high... I don't know but I had it for a while and it just started today.
And plus my zonealarm started to detect and close weird intruders.. do I have a virus or what? Where shall I start?
I am familiar with most of the safety programs used in this forum so I'm not a beginner, this is my HJL,
pls help!!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21.44.46, on 17/11/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Programmi\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Programmi\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Programmi\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Programmi\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O2 - BHO: HelperObject Class - {00C6482D-C502-44C8-8409-FCE54AD9C208} - C:\Programmi\TechSmith\SnagIt 7\SnagItBHO.dll
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlp... Read more

Answer:HELP!!! weird noises and more!!

your cpu is silent at all times
pull the side off the case and see if you can isolate where it is coming from
check all your fans are turning and there is no wires touching the blades

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Question: Weird Noises

Im not sure if these noises on my dell dimension e510 have just started, but i certainly have noticed a faily loud high pitched buzz/humm sound coming from my computer. However, whenever i press on the front of the computer, or place something on top of the computer the noise quiets down. Do anyone have any idea where this noise is coming from and why it is happening?

Answer:Weird Noises

Could be a hard drive / CD drive. Try disconnecting these and turning on your computer. If there's no such sound, there you go.

If this does not solve it, check if any fan in your computer is making the sound, by disconnecting those possible.

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Question: Weird noises

Last night while i was sleeping out of nowhere my computer started making a REALLY loud noise, it sounded kinda like a alarm or something. But i opened my laptop up and the screen was all black and i tried to turn down the volume but it didnt help. it lasted for a good 2 minutes. then my computer started up again
and now its working fine. Is it a virus? or is it something else?

Answer:Weird noises

Unless it happens again there is really no point in troubleshooting. Sometimes things just happen for whatever reason/coincidence of events.

If you have any other problems feel free to come back.

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Question: Weird noises?!

Sometimes my computer speakers emit weird noises at random. It sounds like a bunch of mumbling as if somebody was talking. I don't have any browsers or programs running when it does occur. I ran a virus scan and MalwareBytes but they came up clean. Does anybody know what's up? These random noises are creepy...

Answer:Weird noises?!

you might have radio interference from a nearby source

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Question: Weird Noises

I just build a new rig

MSI P7N SLI Motherboard
700 Watt PC Power and Cooling Silencer
Intel E8400 Processor
PNY GeForce GTX 285 Video Card
4 GB ( 2x2GB ) OCZ Memory
1TB Western Digital Hard Disk Drive

No Overclocking has been performed

When I run Crysis Warhammer I get these weird high pitch squealing noises, and now Im getting them while running ATI TOOL as im trying to overclock my video card. This doesn't happen all the time, but is this something i should be worried about?

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Question: Weird Noises

When I am not playing music or a game that has music i hear some werird noises. I didnt think anything of it until i read somewhere one day that i can mean hard ware problems. I cant really describe how it sounds but i am having trouble with my video card. What do you guys think is the problem? Sorry i meant to post this in Hardware can someone move it for me?

Answer:Weird Noises

Good Evening s1cko, when you shake your head does the noise alter. LOL!
Seriously, where does this noise emanate, is it from the speakers, if so is it affected by the volume setting on the speakers themselves.

Is the noise from a fan or mechanical type of sound from inside your machine.

Can you possibly give an idea where this sound is loudest.

What is your system and machine type and specs.


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I am wanting to make up a CD of generic noises. It's to help the baby sleep, household noises seem to put her to sleep.

I'll need a mic and a DVD/CD burner (got it). What's the easiest way of making up my own CD with my PC? How to start this little project?

Answer:How to make a CD of noises

Windows has a sound recorder in accessories - use that with the mic.
The sound recorder will create .WAVs and use your choice of burning software to make an "Audio CD" ... not mp3 disc, not data disc... audio.

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Logitech wireless gameing headset g 930
i am haveing a problem with my headset suround sound when playing minecraft and hearing music on youtube or spotify.
when i have minecraft sound on the music crackle (on youtube or spotify), and it's only when i have suround sound on, it happens.
if i mute the sound in minecraft, then it works fine?.
it have been there for a while but not all time

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Firdtly, I'm very impressed with the sound quality from my little notebook. the audio is further improved by selecting the Dolby encoder which gives a great rich sound from such a small device.

However, when dolby is selected I get a crakle on nearly all audio especialy anything streamed.

Has anyone else had this issue and have managed to fix it

Answer:NB520 Sound crackle with Dolby

>However, when Dolby is selected I get a crakle on nearly all audio especialy anything streamed
Does this happen if Dolby is NOT chosen?

I?ve got another notebook and I have a audio and video lag while streaming.
But I could solve this updating the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver to V10.1.0.1008.
Here is a directly download on the INTEL website:

I?m not quite sure if this could be helpful in your case but maybe it?s worth a try.

By the way; the sound driver is from Realtek. Maybe you should update this also and should choose the one from Realtek website.

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Ok i got this problem whenever i play games i get these snaps crackles and well as the name suggests pops. ITs really annoying but i havent had this problem before i installed WoW. now i dont just get it in WoW i get it in BF2 also now it seems to happen most when move around like using the WASD buttons. Btw my specs are:
Asus A7n8x-x motherboard
Nvidia fx5700 ultra
2.4AMD processor
1 gig of ram
2 30gig hd's
Sound Blast Audigy 2
DvD rom
compact disc rewritable
please help me out this is VERY annoying and hard to play with also.

Answer:Snap,Crackle,Pop... no not the cereal my sound!

it might be some kind of alarm, my pc had that because my supply wasn't good enough except my alarm was more of a beep

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Hello, The wifi driver (for RTL8821AE) is causing very high DPC latency which results in sound crackling. With the wifi card disabled there is no latency and no sound crackle. What can I do about this?

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I'm running Windows Xp and in the last month or so, if I'm surfing the next and start Media Player, the sound gets interrupted and a static crackle sound happens intermittenly.
P4 3ghz 1mb ram

Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.

Answer:Media Player Crackle Sound?

The speaker cable could be loose, and static is jumping between the cord and the socket. Possibly try another set of speakers/headphones. And Seriously, 1mb ram?

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So I do a clean format, reinstall everything, update every driver, etc....

Install latest version of directx and start up games....I notice that in the music and sound cracks and varies to very slightly in HL2 to unbearably in AOE3. I suppose it could be my soundcard but I remember how that popping/crackling noise is almost always directx.

I found a directx cleaner but before I use it I want to get more input from people...what could have caused this? Just a random data flaw that occured installing directx. I suspect its a codec problem but I didn't install any other codecs before hand (Installed klite codecs after I had the problem.

Graphics seem fine, it's just the audio.

I'm using an HDA Mystique 7.1....routed to ampliefier and's the thing, this started to happen only after I formatted and reinstalled was fine before, I just formatted because of slowdowns and whatnot. It's got to be a software problem.

I should also mention that it seems the mix of graphics screws up the audio...when the screen is black and the graphical stuff hasn't loaded, the music/sound is fine but as soon as the graphics engine loads it stutters horribly.

Turning off hardware acceleration didn't help and there is no IRQ confllict between audio and video. It does seem to happen when music is playing and 3d rendering occurs...

I just downloaded whatever drivers there were and ran them, then I went to directx's pag... Read more

Answer:Directx screwing up sound (crackle, pop)

Blakestr said:

No one here knows . There's got to be a way to just delete directx ...Click to expand...

You can't delete it, but you can rollback to the version of DX that yu originally had when you installed windows.

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Problem - Sound skips, crackles and pops on
On board sound
USB headphones

Any ideas?

Asus P5n-D
4 gig ram
Vista 64 Ultimate
Nvidia 8800gt
Quad core
Creatice XFi
2 SATA drives as mirror raid
third SATA drive as OS drive

Answer:Sound skips snaps crackle and pop

Hello Rosthorn and welcome to the site,

Vista has had this issue for some selected devices since the first alpha releases over 3 years ago, while they have fixed the issue for nearly everyone sometimes some users will still get the same problem...

Unfortunately for you at this time there are only three ways to solve the glitch either try another sound device and see if its just your on-board sound or find the manufacturers certified vista driver, otherwise your only last option is a clean re-install of Vista.


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Hi, I've recently been having some sound trouble with my Envy 15, whenever im using sound on my laptop to for example listen to music or watch a video the sound crackles every now and then its like a kinda static crackle, its really annoying, anyone know a fix for this?

Answer:HP Envy 15 1060ea sound crackle

Updating Audio Drivers and BIOS for your PC might fix the issue...

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Question: Grinding Sound

Hello, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 Laptop. When I work on the laptop, it suddenly start producing a grinding sound. It is coming form the Top-Left corner of the laptop. It is not coming all the time. It is not coming immediately when I turn it on. But if I use it for like 30 minutes, it will start producing the sound. It will produce this sound for the next 15 to 30 minutes and then gradually stop after that. This happens every day. Is it a heatsink+fan issue? How can I fix this ? Thanks. 

Answer:Grinding Sound

It sounds like your fan is failing. My fan has failed on my old Thinkpad x61 tablet. You can get the instructions here look at page 88, the steps are there. PM me if you need any help. If you replace your fan remember to get new thermal grease.

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Hi friends,

Last week when I turned on the computer, there was a grinding sound from inside the CPU. Suddenly I turned off
and opened it.I thought it was coz of dust.So cleaned and again turned on,then it worked fine.Yesterday morning when I turned it on,again it made that grinding sound.I don't know whats wrong with my CPU. The hard disk,motherboard,SMPS all are new .Is there any problem with my CPU fan or HD?Today morning also I got the same problem.I turned off and removed the side panel.Then again turned on and now its working fine.I think the sound is probably from the fan.But the SMPS is new one.So I'm confused that is it power supply fan or CPU fan or will it be the HDD. Plz help me...!!

Answer:Grinding Sound From CPU

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Question: Grinding sound

When Windows is closing down I think the hard drive is making a grinding twice before it closes down. It's not a beep but a grinding. On two seperate occassions it has done this.

Running: Windows XP, AMD gigabyte motherboard 1.8, 768 RAM, x800 ATI radeaon card.

What could be causing this?

Answer:Grinding sound


First of all, let me say you need to back up this drive immediately unless you want to risk the chance of losing all your data. This drive might be ready to bite the dust, so get that done.

I would go to the drive manufacturer's website and download the drive utility and run it on this drive to see what might be the problem. You need to get tha done quickly while the drive is still operational.

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Hello, My lenovo P50 is about a year old and has started making this weird grinding noise. I suspect dusts in the fan and the easier option would be to hand it over for lenovo to look at but Im in Abuja, Nigeria. Doubt there are any Lenovo certified centers here. The sound started about 3 days ago and it gets really loud.Does the sound affect performance? I do alot of intensive 3D rendering and compositiing in After Effects, performances seems to have dropped whenever I try rendering. So all I've stopped doing any CPU intensive work to prevent probable damage. I have the 4k |i7 6820HQ | 16gb ram | 256 SSD| 2TB HDD. Thanks   

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hello i just build a i7 cpu this past weekend and i noticed the past 2 days everytime i have the computer on for 3 hours or so i get a grinding sound. can someone please help idk what this is

Answer:grinding sound please help

You'll have to take the cover off your case when you hear it and see for yourself. It could be any of the fans doing it.

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Yeah .. ok this is really weird... but i just recently got a new mother board about 1 month ago. I dont know if that is part of the problem ... but just lettn ya know.
My problem is that alot of times ill be on my computer and all of a sudden my computer will make a annoying loud sound... it sounds like a loud police siren or something!
It just happens out of nowhere !!! I dont have a clue what it could be ... The times it happend to me were mostly times when i was playing games i think ... Halflife,or Diabloe ect. I hope that someone can help me out !!

Answer:Weird Computer Noises

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My Tecra makes a clacking noise when I am working. I am assuming it is the hard drive, but am not sure. I don't think this is normal because I never hear others people's machines clacking as loud. Also, a friend of mine uses the same machine in her office and does NOT have the same problem. Any advice out there?

Answer:Weird noises with my Tecra

Can you localize the clacking noise ?

CD Rom, HDD, Fan ?

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I have a problem. My computer has 2 audio outs. I connect my speakers with my back one and usually my headphone with the front one. If I connect my headphones with the front audio out it makes weird noises though, so I tried connecting it to the back one and it worked perfectly. So this leads to my question. What can I do to solve this problem and is this a driver problem (Realtek High definition audio) or is it something internally in my pc.

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Audio out causes weird noises

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Everytime Explorer opens or moves to another page it makes a weird typewriter-like clicking noise. I also noticed it in Outlook today when I got an html formatted email. It's annoying and driving me crazy. Anyone have any ideas how to stop this? Also, about 6 months ago I started hearing a loud chirp noise during bootup. I have tried for weeks to figure out what it is but I'm at a loss. And lastly, the contents within my recycle bin are going nuts. When I try to click on an item to delete, the screen seems to refresh and the item jumps to somewhere else.

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...heh! going for most interesting title of a post award!

anyway, ive been trying to solve a problem that ive had with my laptop now for the last few weeks.

its creating a clicking sound, rhythmically, approximately every 4 seconds, and it sounds VERY similar to a scratched harddrive, but... i thought it was the hard drive originally and bought a brand new samsung 40gb drive. installed it, and sure enough, the noises have started again. they seem to be originating from the left hand side, where you'd rest your palm.

i get performance spikes and the only indication is that system idle goes from 99% to approx 75% and (the rather helpfully named) system jumps to 24% for about 1/2 a second and then back to normal...

apart from being annoying with the clicking sound, it affects process's if im running a couple of applications at once!

here's a sexy pic to try to show whats going on...

this, as i said from a fresh hard drive, is not a spyware / virus / malware issue... this is the first time this install has gone online!

oh, the computer is a hp omnibook xe3 (gc) p3 700mhz and 256mb sdram.

Answer:Weird clicking noises...

Fan hitting something maybe?

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I decided to download [email protected] and help out, it takes around 26 minuts on my processor(3.2ghz P4) to complete one fold seems like alot of time to me. But i noticed evertime it refreshes the picture my computer makes a squeeking noise, and my speakers are powered off. Does anyone else get this? is my computer retarted or something? It also is quieter when i lower its CPU usage (or so it seems). Should I try the console client instead

Answer:[email protected] Making weird noises lol

Snipergod87 said:

I decided to download [email protected] and help out, it takes around 26 minuts on my processor(3.2ghz P4) to complete one fold seems like alot of time to me. But i noticed evertime it refreshes the picture my computer makes a squeeking noise, and my speakers are powered off. Does anyone else get this? is my computer retarted or something? It also is quieter when i lower its CPU usage (or so it seems). Should I try the console client insteadClick to expand...

My pc makes squeaking noises similar to that when I scroll down a webpage using Opera...

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...heh! going for most interesting title of a post award!

anyway, ive been trying to solve a problem that ive had with my laptop now for the last few weeks.

its creating a clicking sound, rhythmically, approximately every 4 seconds, and it sounds VERY similar to a scratched harddrive, but... i thought it was the hard drive originally and bought a brand new samsung 40gb drive. installed it, and sure enough, the noises have started again. they seem to be originating from the left hand side, where you'd rest your palm.

i get performance spikes and the only indication is that system idle goes from 99% to approx 75% and (the rather helpfully named) system jumps to 24% for about 1/2 a second and then back to normal...

apart from being annoying with the clicking sound, it affects process's if im running a couple of applications at once!

here's a sexy pic to try to show whats going on...

this, as i said from a fresh hard drive, is not a spyware / virus / malware issue... this is the first time this install has gone online!

oh, the computer is a hp omnibook xe3 (gc) p3 700mhz and 256mb sdram.

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Thank you for looking at this thread. I have just changed to a new(ish) computer. It is a Celeron 2.8 Ghz with 1/2 gig ram, running Windows XP SP3. It has an 80 Gig SATA hard drive.Being new, I would have thought it was a clean machine.The drive was brand new and hardly used, except on the net for finding the drivers for the sound card and a few odd bits that didn't work properly.Now when I go to web sites I hear a pop noise when I open some web pages.Should my computer make such a noise? Is this pop something that Windows has as a default.  I swapped from the other computer for just exactly the same reason. I lost faith in the fact that these noises came too frequently, thinking it may have a virus or infection somewhere.The computer doesn't make these pops all the time or from each web page I open.If someone could give me some guidance I would very much like to hear from you.Thank you for your help. ImnoGuru

Answer:Should my computer make pop noises?

Go to control panel>sounds and audio>sounds>select windows default sound scheme in the dropdown box ....see if that can make sound changes from here also....could also be a pop up blocker......TOOLS>popup blocker...toggle on/off ...see if it helps

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First of all, I apologize if this is in the right thread. Not sure if it was hardware or software!

There is an issue when I play sound while on my desktop on my computer. Whenever I play any audio it crackles, skips beats, just sounds generally bad! The thing is, it ONLY happens when I'm on my desktop, surfing the web or on Itunes. When I play full-screen programs such as World of Warcraft, the sound is crystal clear and doesn't skip a beat, but when I go back to desktop mode and my World of Warcraft is running in the background, I can hear the noises from it crackle. It's very strange to me, and I've already tried some things. Now, I know this is a common issue, but I've tried everything I've found on forums and such, but no results ! I've tried:

-Taking out my video card and putting it back in
-Reinstalling my audio drives
-Updating my audio drives
-Installing the audio & chip drives from my motherboard's drive CD
-Installing the video card drives from it's CD

I don't think I missed anything, but all I see in forums is 'Update drives, reinstall drives, might be your speakers' I've tried all of that, but I know it's not my speakers because I've tried several speakers on both front and back audio plugs. I just don't know where else to turn at this point

Thank you all in advance for your help!

Answer:Computer making sound crackle while in desktop

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Hi, I used to use onboard sound on my Gigabyte GA-7VAXP but I have recently upgraded to the Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 sound card and though my sound card seems okay when I turn the PC on with the power button or select 'turn off' from the START menu I get a horrible clicking noise which lasts for approximately a second. By the way I am running Windows XP

Answer:Sound card crackle at startup and shutdown

sounds to me like a cabling issue.johnny.

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I know there've been many forums with a similar question that's been asked, but I think mine is something slightly different. So I bought a Dell Inspiron 15, Series 5000, just last month. All seems to be working well, except for one thing. I use Spotify & Apple Music to play music, so I can create a transition between two songs (e.g. One comes immediately off the back of the other smoothly). If a song ends on Apple Music, and I press play on Spotify, it makes a short 'pop' before the track starts and sometimes very briefly crackles all the audio in my headphones.
Another issue, is when I want to play audio from Windows Media Player, there's an even louder pop/crackle before it starts. It didn't do this on my old HP when I used to do exactly the same thing. Does anyone have any fixes/solutions? I'd be really grateful! Thanks :)

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I am showing DVD and BluRay films through a Del laptop and a projector, sound going into an external 'simple' amp (so I can alter treble and base but that's it). Everything is great apart from a level of interference when there is no (or very little) sound on the film... it sounds like there's something on the laptop being picked up by the amp. If you listen through headphones it's clear. Is there a piece of hardware or software I can run to identify and remove the problem?Thanks

Answer:good sound but low level interference crackle

Exactly what kind of amp is this? Are you talking a full blown receiver with large speakers or is this like a subwoofer with speakers?Also, are you sure the speakers/amp/subwoofer are shielded?How is it connected to the computer? Through what kind of cables?

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Brand new notebook having audio crackle and popping issue like for very brief instances there is radio like crackle on laptop speakers and headphones as well. Issue occurs while playing videos every now and then and occurs at same points in videos, Audio also crackles if i keep hitting volume level button quickly. All drivers like audio, BIOS etc are have been updated and have tried multiple other steps after reading the forums, but of no use. Audio ControllersConexant ISST Audio DeviceIntel Display Audio Please support in this regard.

Answer:HP Probook 450 G3 Sound Crackle & popping issue

Hi, Can you check? Press Windows key + X.Click on Control Panel.Double-Click on the Sound Icon and click on Speakers.Click on Properties.Click on Enhancements Tab.Now click "Disable All Sound Effects"Click OK and check if issue persists.Regards,ichi

"Education costs money; so does Ignorance"If my post has helped you, click the Kudos Thumbs up!If it solved your issue, Click the "Accept as Solution" button so others can benefit from the question you asked!

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After recently upgrading my graphics card to an Asus EN9600GT I ran into the infamous problem of sound crackling. Through numerous trial and errors, I finally found out two things;

A) When both of my DVI outputs on the graphics card are plugged in, the sound will crackle. This is even if the second monitor is not turned on for extended desktop.
B) When only my main monitor is plugged in, the sound does not crackle.

I'm thinking this may be due to a lack of power to the card. My motherboard is only 16x, not fully PCI 2.0 complient, yet it shouldn't have such a significant problem on it's end.

Anyone have any tips or hints to add? Cheers.

Specs below;

GPU: Asus EN9600GT
CPU: Core2 2.13ghz
Mobo: (Gigabyte) GA-G31M-S2L
Ram: 3GB DDR2 800MHZ
OS: Vista Ultimate x64

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Hi I have wiped my hard disk on my Medion 2001 PC (Medion PC MT4 Type MED MT40) and installed XP Home, Fully updated with all available ms downloads. When I stream video clips on, with Media Player-11 there is a significant crackle that coincides with when reporters talk.I thought the sound-card might be faulty but when playing CDs sound is perfect so I tired installing Real Player and the sound from that is also crystal clear on the same news clips. I wonder if I need a codec but I am not sure how to install it. or if WindowsXP is incorrectly identifying the sound card and installing the wrong drivers? Can anyone offer ideas on what might be wrong?Belarc tells me my motherboard with onboard sound is Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. MED 2001 REV 1.xxBus Clock: 100 megahertzBIOS: Award Software, Inc. ASUS MED 2001 ACPI BIOS Revision 1009 06/12/2001.Belard also reports sound card as Creative AudioPCI (ES1371,ES1373) (WDM)Game Port for Creative. Device Drivers shows no yellow or red flags.

Answer:XP Sound crackle in Media player NOT in RealPlayer

The distortion was in internet explorer playing the BBC news player... right clicking in the player Click on Plug-ins Click Options, Select Performance Tab, Select the Video Acceleration Slider Bar and by moving it down from Full to Half-way, Clicking OK and the sound is fixed.

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Hello everyone,

Ive been experiencing this issue for about a mouth now. Anytime I stream a video from youtube or even netflix and put it in full screen My video shutters a little but the sound lags. It makes crackle noises and stutters. im not to sure what has caused this issue. I used to be able to watch anything in full screen without this happening.
On youtube i can fullscreen at 480p anything higher this issue acts up. I used to watch stuff at 1080p FS without any issues.

I have recently browsed your forums. I have tried to uninstall/reinstall Flash
I have tried Microsoft MrFixit which could not detect any issues. I believe I have the latest drivers. Any information need I'm more then welcome to give. If anyone could help or suggest anything it would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

Answer:FullScrean Video shutter/Sound Crackle

Welcome to the forum.

Hmm, Your ystems decent, though ageing.

I'm doubting you've every cleaned it out, the dust that is.

Can you d/l CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

It will let you see all your temperatures, video card and processor. You should let it run for a few minutes, then startup the video for a bit.

It will tell you the highest temp you get.

Its possible that youre working the card harder and so its heating up which makes stuttering.

Have you updated to the newest drivers for your video card?

Try theses: NVIDIA DRIVERS 280.26 WHQL If you are not updated over 265.xx

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Please can someone shed some light on this? I am getting crackling sound if I play music and have disk access going on at the same time.

For example right now I am listening to some songs using Winamp. I am also defragging a seperate drive and I am hearing crackles in the sound. It is not the song or winamp because I've listened to my songs countless times without problems!

The mp3 files and Winamp, and Windows are NOT on the same drive as the one being defragged.

I am using a Soundblaster Audigy card. Onboard motherboard sound is disabled.

I've noticed I get the crackling when I am copying large files too. In that case the files were on the same drive as my MP3 files.

So to clarify, Windows + music app is on one physical drive. Music files on another drive. Also have a third physical drive. Crackling occurs if any of the drives are being heavily used or a lot of data is being shifted.

I am using Windows XP Pro with SP2 and all updates to date. I have up to date soundblaster drivers too. Help please?

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When I have multiple applications running, for example:
Youtube playing a video, being on skype and playing a game.
They sometimes shut down/mute the other application, or cause the sound from all of them crackle.

It is getting a bit frustrating.

The drivers I have are DTS Studio sound, and the IDT sound card driver.
I can make the crackles stop by turning off the EQ in DTS Studio but that is only a temporary solution for a short period of time, and I need a permanent solution to thiis problem.

My laptop is a Toshiba L50-A-10W.
I have tried multiple headphones already, and connecting an external soundcard and using the jack output of that one works(I don't think that's relevant though).

Any help is appreciated, and I really need it.

Please help.

Answer:Satellite L50-A-10W - Multiple applications using sound cause crackle

>Youtube playing a video, being on skype and playing a game.

I guess this happens because the CPU is overloaded.
YouTube video playback, Skype and playing a game could stress the CPU a lot.

From my knowledge this is nothing unusual and you could find many hits about such theme googling around?

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Hello, I just bought my  Yoga 710-15ISK Laptop (ideapad) - Machine Type 80U0 and i have noticed that when i use the scroll or the mouse, there is an electrick (buzzing) sound that comes out of the right side of the keyboard. The sound is more intense when the laptop is charging. Does anyone know if it is a normal function or should i be worried?   

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For a while my computer have been making a electric leak like sound whenever the CPU usage gets high. However, lately it started to make it more often. For example with anti-virus searches and malware search softwares, the CPU usage goes up to 80 percent and this weird noise comes from the CPU.

This sound sample i have recorded for you to picture the sound. This was recorded with microphone very near to CPU. The background humming noise comes from the fan, but I am very certain that this leak-like sound does not come from fan because it does not have a specific pattern and only occur with high CPU uges. The CPU usage was around 80% in this recording.

For information, my configurations are:

Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHz
Motherboard MSI 915P/G Neo2 Platinium ed.

so not that bad.

Thanks for your help in advance.

Answer:CPU makes an electric leak like sound

P4 has always been a power hungry CPU, that said, I'd say you better check your PSU first, is it providing correct voltage on all the rails?

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I've only had my laptop for 3 months, and I've had the grinding sound for maybe a month now. It's mostly when I turn it on. But it also resumes grinding at a constant pace every few seconds, it grinds for a part of a second, even as I type this. It's a very low sound, though, unlike when it starts, it's a bit louder.

I've also been having slowdown issues, as I'm sure that's relevant.

It's an HP Pavilion zt3340ea
512 RAM
Centrino 1.6
60 GB

Answer:New laptop grinding sound

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Here's a question ..... !The last couple weeks when starting up my computer and for the first 30 seconds or so until the welcome screen appears, I can hear a grinding sound coming from my computer. Everything appears fully functional when this sound stops and no manner of tapping or tilting the computer case makes any difference to the sound.My question(s) is therefore what actually moves in the computer when you initialy switch it on and should I be worried?The comouter is only 2 years old (E-machine - XP).Thanks in anticipation.

Answer:Grinding sound on start-up !

Take the side off the case and listen carefully. It`s either a fan sticking until the bearing gets lubricated or it`s the hard disc. The former is easily solved the latter needs urgent, and I mean urgent attention.

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I have a Dell DImension Desktop (not a big Dell fan, but it was free, it's my only PC). Anyway, lately at startup I've been hearing a terrible grinding noise from insode the computer, it usually quiets down a bit later after startup, but a grinding/buzzing noise is always there to some degree.

I immediatly figured it was a HD problem, that the HD was grinding. I went to staples and picked up a new 80GB maxtor HD and installed it (removed the old one entirely). I re-installed windows at that point but the grinding noise IS STILL THERE! The noise is basically identical so I am starting to think that it was neve a HD issue, if it wasn't what else could possibly be grinding like that!? Maybe a fan somewhere? I'm not completely computer illiterate, but I obviously have no clue what's going on, please help me!


PS_ if it helps im running off of a GeForce FX 5200 256 MB Vid Card (ya, I know it's not the greatest), I havea GIG of staple's RAM and that's a bout all I think you'll need, plz help me out here!

Answer:GRINDING/BUZZING it the HD or..?(HLP!)

A fan is the only other moving part unless its a floppy or cd in the drives

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