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Question: Solved: CPU running at very high levels, fan making loud noise

Hey all,

First timer here with very little computer experience. I've been browsing the forum via google, and I noticed a bunch of people had the same problems as I do right now. However, I have no idea if I have the same problem as them, and I would be grateful if someone walked me through this. I have a DELL latitude D620 running XP SP3. I use McAfee Total protection 2012.

Basically, in the past month or so, my CPU has been gradually increasing to the point where every couple of seconds it becomes 100%. The computer is still usable, but it overheats signficantly and I want to catch the problem (if there is one) before it becomes worse. The biggest contributers to this problem are services.exe and about 8 different svchost.exe running at once (sometimes ALOT more than that). These typically take up at least 50% of the CPU at any given time.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:27:37 PM, on 12/16/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17106)
Boot mode: Normal

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C:\Program Files\Pure Networks\Network Magic\nmapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\HidFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtMng.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Services Manager\Secure Update\AutoUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosA2dp.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtHid.exe
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C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Daggan\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6sfyjabt.default\extensions\{E173B749-DB5B-4fd2-BA0E-94ECEA0CA55B}\components\afom.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Daggan\Desktop\procexp.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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Answer:My PC is making a loud noise

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Quote: Originally Posted by aspry

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Answer:Lenovo Y510P fan making really loud noise.

Hi there, Xbelleh -
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Answer:Lenovo G555 fan making loud noise

As you are experiencing loud noise from the system.
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Answer:Power Supply Making Loud Noise

Are you aware that there is also a fan on the CPU, inside near the power supply?

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Answer:Power Supply making loud noise.

Sounds like a wire or the fan grille scraping against the fan blades.

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even though I have only a browser on with no video. I tried re-booting it but sames problem.

It seems like some sort of fan problem because usually I can feel the heated air coming out from the side but right now I don't feel it so I guess the heat cannot escape because the fan wouldn't blow the heat out!

My warranty is over too, it's slightly over a year that I bought it.

I guess trying to fix the fan would be something that only experts can do?

I guess this cooler would be a good thing to buy?

Answer:Since about a couple days ago, my computer is making loud fan noise

Quote: Originally Posted by Girom

even though I have only a browser on with no video. I tried re-booting it but sames problem.

It seems like some sort of fan problem because usually I can feel the heated air coming out from the side but right now I don't feel it so I guess the heat cannot escape because the fan wouldn't blow the heat out!

My warranty is over too, it's slightly over a year that I bought it.

I guess trying to fix the fan would be something that only experts can do?

I guess this cooler would be a good thing to buy? Cooler Master NotePal X2 Laptop Cooling Pad with 140mm Blue LED Fan (R9-NBC-4WAK-GP): Computers & Accessories

Hi Girom, It sounds like the one of the laptops fans have gone , Buying a likely replacement is not so difficult if you go the Ebay route search out your model in "laptop spares and accessories" ,Installing is not too hard to do either .
I don't think a laptop cooler will help you much as it's not direct on the CPU or GPU

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After sorting out one problem I now seem to have another with my HP G70 notebook.When I start up before it loads into vista the screen stays black and it makes a VERY LOUD beeping noise for about 2 minutes. This noise sounds like a counting beep, and then after this time it loads up and is as normal.Could this be a battery problem? (Am waiting for a new one to arrive).

Answer:on start up laptop is making a loud beeping noise

Can you note the actual sequence of beeps, they probably repeat themselves.Look here

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I bought the HP Pavilion x360 m3 Convertible 2 in 1 laptop online from Amazon September of last year. Everything was fine until around November where it was making this soft, but noticeable mechanical sound when I turned it on. I didn't pay much attention to it because it was not obnoxiously loud at the time, and I make sure that the fans are breathing and not collecting dust. However, now it appears that the fans are like jittering and making this whining noise when I'm on. I don't run a lot of programs at once on there nor do I leave it running for a long time. The noise is really bothering me because I can't even bring it to class with me because of how loud it sounds!  I tried everything, updating the BIOS, doing system checks and diagnosis through the HP support assistance, I always keep it clean and I use compressed gas to blow the dust that I could find in or around the laptop as thoroughly as possible. Still nothing. I have no clue what to do so I hope someone can help me, please. Thanks! 

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Hi All,I have two laptops , a packard bell and a Dell.The packard bell laptop keeps making a loud nose as the fan is always on which is quite loud!The Dell Laptop is a silent as a mouse!Does anyone have any tips to stop the fan from coming on all the time?!Thanks!

Answer:Packard Bell Laptop Making a loud noise

It maybe the fan is breaking down if its noisy, if its on all the time it must be for a reason, your lappy is getting too hot.. housekeeping (dust removal) your lappy may help...

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So my laptops fan started making this really loud rattling noise. It makes me very self-conscience about me when I'm in public, so I just don't bother bringing it along. But I really need my laptop with me. The sound usually comes out at random. I've searched the HP Part Picker Store and under the fan section it just lists the fan pad, which isn't what I need. I do believe that I need to completely replace the fan at this point (I've tried fixing the problem from cleaning the fan out from dust to checking it for any damage, but can't find what the problem is). Would anyone know where I can find a replacement fan for my laptop and would I need to buy it with the whole heat sink and thermal compound? I'm pretty experience in computer repair so I have some confidence that I can do it, plus my warranty expired in 2014 so I won't be voiding that anyways. If it helps any, the product # is A3E83AV.

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Answer:Fan making loud rattling noise, need replacement part but ca...

The noise is usually caused by a failing fan motor bearing. You were at the wrong item name. What you need is the discrete thermal module, which contains the fan an heat sinks for the CPU and video. The part number for your notebook's product number is 682061-001. It is on the following HP PartSurfer web document. 

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I put my headphones in the jack today and heard a weird background noise. When I removed them, the computer speakers were making a loud buzzing noise as well.  The buzzing noise comes and goes and disappears if I mute the computer's volume.  I cannot hear any audio on my computer now (no music, videos, noise at start up/shut down, etc.). I have tried updating the sound drivers and restarting the computer several times, but to no avail.  I have also tried to get sound with and without external speakers attached, with and without headphones in, etc. and I can only occassionally get the loud buzzing noise which is coming directly from both of the speaker vents on the bottom of the computer.  Thoughts on a solution?

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Im trying to play a video in Windows media player but with any video all i hear is a really loud static noise, ive tried playing the exact same files in Windows movie maker and the sound works just fine so i know the files are ok.
Ive also tried playing them in DivX and i'm getting the exact same ear popping static noise so the only thing that seems to be able to play them with the correct audio is Movie Maker.
The video file is .AVI but ive also tried .MKV with the exact same results, i know my Windows media player used to work fine so i have no clue whats messed up, Any help would be much appreciated!

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Hello all,

I've been having this problem for a long time now (2 years) and no matter what I do I can't get rid of it.

My PC will freeze and make very loud buzzing noises a few times a day,even when left idle in the middle of the night it will sometimes wake me up with the buzzing sounds coming out of my headphones.

I'm clueless at this point as for what to do,I replaced my Motherboard,my network adatper, I disabled my sound card,played around with the BIOS settings and nothing works.

There is one way which seems to consistently recreate the freeze & buzzing sound and thats only when I run low graphic games and let me explain:

I can play heavy 3D games with demanding graphics and the PC wont freeze (Actually don't think it ever froze while I was playing a 3D game) however It will freeze after less than 10 minutes if I play a low demanding game like Stardew Valley,League of legends or even when the PC is just Idle or while listening to music on youtube.

I ran Memtest86 and Prime95 and didn't find any errors and the event viewer errors seem to just say its Error 41 which is an unexpected shutdown.

I would really be greatful if someone can help me solve this annoying problem for once and for all,I've been living with it for so long,it makes me paranoid when I'm gonna hear it while listening to music (the sound gets you jumped every time..)

My system specs:

Computer type PC/Desktop

OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64

CPU Intel i5 2600K

Motherboard Gigabyte H-77 DS3H

Mem... Read more

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Logitech speakers started making loud clicking noise throug sub wolfer, confirmed speakers are ok on other machine.  Tried speakers on front headphone jack and seemed ok.  Possible bad sound board?  Believe sound board is part of mother board? 

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I believe the sound is coming from the heatsink. Its right near the vents and its extremely loud when thecomputer is at loading temperatures. So mainly during boot up and when loading many programs. This has been like this since out of the box. Its should be such a small problem, whats the easiest and fastest way to get this fix? I have dealt with many hardware issues for cameras phones and computers, so if theres like a tuturial on opening this thing, it would be great. Thank you very much.

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Recently this thing has begun setting off a high pitched loud noise.  It has passed Lonovo syestem tests, all drivers are updated.  It does not sound like some of the sound files I have heard on-line.  Mine is more high pitched and loud then those of the fan sound.  Muting the speakers does not always help but this sound appears to becoming from the speakers not like a rattline sound when something is moving inside.  Any ideas of how to determine what it is are appreciated.

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I haven't dropped it, its only 3 months old and cost 1200.. Started a couple of days ago. Noise goes away when CD drive is out but I can't keep it like that :/

Laptop is Msi cx62 6qd

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I got an iPod for X-Mas and I just downloaded iTunes on my work and home laptop computers. Something is wrong because since then both computers make a very loud noise when I load a CD. It still reads it though but the noise and the vibration are definitely not seems to be related to iTunes. I searched on-line and read that it could be related to GEARAspiWDM.sys which is installed automatically with iTunes...? I looked for it on my computer and didn't seem to find it...and anyway I'd rather have someone's advice before removing a system file. Any clue?

Thank you and Happy New Year!!!


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Have been having boot up problems, going to safe mode to start, in the process I have to turn the power all the way off to get the computer to start, I was getting the usual outage noise when a computer is improperly turned off, now the noise will not stop and the computer will not boot at all.

Answer:XP making continuous loud whirling noise when starting system, no boot up

Sounds to me that maybe its a bios problem . When booting the default place that windows looks to get its startup info from is the HDD. If that was changed, say to cd drive then it would look there. No info there would mean its stuck in limbo. Try searching the site for bios or boot up problems. This situation is far from new and ,hopefully its not your machine, you will find the right solution for you.

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Hi People,

Turned my computer off last night to hear a Moderately Loud High Pitch Noise that wouldnt stop unless I turned the power off from the back. The computer will not turn on anymore and when ever the power supply is turned on fro mthe PSU the noise resumes.

Think I have a dead PSU... or worse?

2gb ram
sata II hdd
Win Vista

Answer:Moderately Loud High Pitch Noise (and no turn on)

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When I turn the switch on my computer's power supply to on, the computer starts making a, like I said, loud, high-pitched schreeching noise. My first guess is that something awry with the power supply itself. Any other ideas of what might be the problem? And what I am to do to stop it?

Answer:My computer makes a loud, high-pitched, very unnerving noise! Help!

Quote from: Illuminatus42 on June 18, 2007, 03:35:56 AMWhen I turn the switch on my computer's power supply to on, the computer starts making a, like I said, loud, high-pitched schreeching noise. My first guess is that something awry with the power supply itself. Any other ideas of what might be the problem? And what I am to do to stop it?This may help:

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Just got a SMC 8508T Gigabit Switch.

It works fine, but it lets out a rather loud high frequency sound. It does not oscillate, it's constant.

For comparison, it's about 3 times louder than the high pitched noise from a CRT.

Is this normal? Or should I RMA this thing?

I have an SMC 8504T, and it does not make this kinf of noise.


Answer:Loud high pitched noise from SMC 8508T Gigabit Switch

i dont have one but you may want to shoot them an email or give them a call and ask if its normal.

I think some people are more sensitive to things like that than others.

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Hi there!
I recently upgraded my computer's power supply from 350w, to 500w, but after running it for a few hours, a very loud high pitched noise started coming from the computer. So I swapped the 350w one back in, and the sound still hasn't stopped. It starts the second the computer is switched on, and stops when it is turned off. It's not any of the fans, as I have checked them.
The sound stops when the graphics card is out of the motherboard, and it stays off regardless of it the 6pin power supply is in or not.
The graphics card is an NIVIDIA GeForce 8800GT and the motherboard is a Foxconn 45GM.
I really need some help with this, so if you need any other info, please
let me know.
Cheers :)

Answer:Graphics Card/Motherboard Loud High-pitched Noise

How did you check the fans?

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This morning I removed my main HDD to plug it into another PC and transfer some files. I have now installed it back in the original PC, but it will no longer boot. There is only a loud, high-pitched sound coming from the PC. I have cleaned the inside thoroughly with compressed air. If I remove the graphics card, the sound is no longer emitted. I have had a lot of trouble recently with my computer, most notably with my monitor remaining completely white upon startup. Turning the monitor on/off about ten times tends to fix the problem and the monitor will then display normally until the next shutdown/startup. I tried the monitor on the second computer and the same thing happened with a white screen that would fix itself after being turned on/off repeatedly. My main concern at the moment is the loud whining from my first computer on startup. I am not sure where to begin troubleshooting any further: does this sound like I need to replace my graphics card, PSU, or something else?

Graphics: GeForce 8800GT

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:No boot on power up w/ loud continuous high-pitched noise.

First, the hard drive. Sounds as if you have messed up the Master Boot Record by connecting it to another PC. This can be fixed by I need to know the OS.

Secondly it also sounds as if your graphics card has failed or the fan on it is making the noise which will need to be replaced.

Finally as your monitor is producing the same fault on another PC then it needs to be replaced.

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Hello, BleepingComputer members!

I'm having a few issues with my Dell Latitude D620. I'm not entirely sure when these troubles started to arise--after installing Windows XP Service Pack 3, my laptop did start to run a bit slower, but it was nothing to sneeze at. After installing iTunes 8, however... that's when the problem became incredibly obvious.

I used to be able to run FireFox 3, iTunes, MSN Messenger and even Adobe Photoshop simultaneously without my laptop even breaking a sweat, but now I'm lucky if I can even run FireFox and MSN Messenger at the same time. Something's causing my laptop to slow down drastically, but I can't seem to find the problem at all. There are times where I run Task Manager and my CPU is fluctuating between 65% and 100% with just FireFox or iTunes open--heck, FireFox will be using 90,000K of Memory Usage at times. (Sometimes the CPU is that bad with no applications running!) I can't use Adobe Photoshop for drawing anymore; brush strokes will lag.
I've run Mal-Aware, Spybot Search & Destroy, and even my anti-virus software to see if there were any malwares or viruses in my system: All come up clean. So does CheckDisk.
I've defragged my C:\ drive multiple times, uninstalled programs I no longer use, and even tweaked some of my registry settings to improve CPU and Memory usage, all to no avail. As you can imagine, this is causing a lot of stress.

Even running the laptop in Safe Mode is a pain... Read more

Answer:Window XP Laptop running incredibly slowly, high CPU levels

After installing iTunes 8, however... that's when the problem became incredibly obvious.Have you tried un installing iTunes8 and then testing system, or reverting back to the previous version? Have you taken a look at your start up programs? START>RUN>Msconfig>Startup tag . Take a look of those programs, and see if there are any that you do not need running. If you are unsure about one post back for answer.

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My new X1 is great for crunching through data but the power consumption seems very high at idle or when I am doing simple tasks. I have BIOS version 1.27 (released 21/Oct/2011) and Power Manager 3.62 I have used Power Manager to set Power Use to "High energy savings". However, the power used is always >20W and usually around 25-27W. This results in excessive heat (so the fan goes at 4500rpm all the time) and the battery is lasting less than 1 hour if I give a Powerpoint presentation (no movies). Also, the Power Manager shows GPU at 100% all of the time - is this normal or might it be a cause of increased power requirements? I have tried all the solutions to fan noise in this thread: I have tried setting all power settings to maximise battery life in Windows 7 and then also in Power Manager but to no avail. Please help! What are the ormal power requirements and GPU% at idle?


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Answer:X1 - high power consumption (>20W), GPU 100% all the time, short battery life, loud fan-noise

Check Task Manager to see if there's anything running that is using CPU.As far as I know, there aren't any tools for determining which program is using the integrated GPU. You may try ending services one at a time.

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My speaker and my audio generate very loud high pitched noise after waking from sleep.I had to mute my audio if this happens, but the speaker is essentially unusable in this situation.If I plug in my headphone through audio jack, the high pitched noise will come from both headphone (and unmutable) and my speaker (if I turn on the volume). I hope this is fixable through driver update.

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I recently got a replacement XPS 13 due to my first one having issues with high-pitched noise coming out from somewhere inside. Technicians and Customer Service couldn't point out the culprit so they replaced the laptop altogether. And now I am having the exact same issue on my replacement machine. I see from different forum posts that this issue was discovered as early as May/June 2012 and it is still out there. I assume this might be "standard", but people don't notice it due to the frequency. 
For such a premium machine with a pricy tag on it (the model I got: i7, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD (1080p edition btw) was priced at NOK 10495 with standard options) you'd expect such issues to be non-existant, if not fixed by now. 
I LOVE the XPS 13 in every aspect possible; the lightweight construction, premium feel and solid performance. But I'm often in very quiet areas with this machine, and the noise drives me insane. (I'm a student)
What to do?

Answer:Dell XPS 13 making High-Pitched Noise (again)

Hi Karl Sindre Baath Engelstad,
I am sorry about the frustration. I suggest that you flash BIOS from the following link:
Note: While flashing BIOS connect the Ac adapter and make sure the battery has minimum 15% charge as this needs uninterrupted power supply. Do not use the system till it restarts and comes up to the desktop.
In case issue persists even after flashing BIOS to the latest version, kindly send me a private message with the system service tag. Click on my name and click Start Conversation to send me a private message.

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Hello, I have had my IdeaPad for around two or three weeks.  It started to make a high pitched sound around the second week or so. When there is nothing really happening on the screen, the noise is far more prominent.  If something on the screen is moving, the nose becomes much less, but it is still present.  It will also vary in volume when nothing is being done at all.  It seems to be getting worse as time goes on.  Could someone perhaps tell me what could be wrong? Thanks in advance, ajmu1992  

Answer:Z560 Making High Pitched noise.

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As the title says my 9800gtx is making a high frequency noise when i use a grphics intensive program (games, folding etc), i know its not the fan because i have checked it. Could it be about to fail? what could make it do this? (it still appears to work fine at the moment)

Answer:9800gtx making high pitched noise (not fan!)

lol well the fan is the only moving part on the video card, so it has to be the fan. My guess is that when you are playing games, the fan increases RPM to keep it cool. Thus in turn creating noise.

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My Thinkpad T43's fan is making clicking noise when it runs at high speeds. It sounds like it is hitting a wire or is off-balance or something. Suggestions or fixes anyone? Thanks

Answer:T43 fan making clicking noise at high speeds

Welcome  to the forum!

Cleaning and lubricating the fan (a drop or two of oil) should help.

If it doesn't, replace it.

Good luck.

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Hey all; just got given a monitor to replace a broken one. It's great, nice and big with built in speakers. However, it starts to make a high pitched noise after about twenty minutes; turning the sound down or muting it doesn't affect this. Only turning the monitor off for any length of time stops it; you can't just turn it off and then back on again without the sound returning immediately. This might sound inconsequential but it's getting right on my tits and is actually becoming rather painful. Any suggestions? Cheers!

Answer:Monitor making a high pitch noise...

That the monitor is on its way out.You could see if it happens at a diferent resoultion and or refresh rate, and see it this makes a difference.

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I have a ViewSonic UltraBrite A91f+ monitor. I have had it for about a year and a half. Yesterday i started making this high pitch noise, its coming from the rear of the monitor. It stops when I turn it off. If I turn my monitor off and leave it off for a while, I can turn it back on and it wont make the noise for a little bit. Is this a sign that my monitor is about to die/be messed up? I havent had it THAT long. Any help is much appreciated.

Answer:My monitor is making a high pitch noise...

I have a viewsonic A90f+

It also makes this noise when it's in the off state with power, but will not do this when unplugged or when fully turned on.

Just letting you know your not the only one with this problem.

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I just recently bought a new EVGA e-GeForce 9600 GSO, and whenever I put it into the video card slot and turn on the computer, it makes this really high pitched noise and nothing appears on the screen. What is wrong? How can I fix it?

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I have a Gigabyte 970A-DS3P motherboard trying to overclock a AMD FX-6300 @3.5Ghz CPU. I watched this video and copied all the settings down to try to overclock to 4.0 Ghz since I'm very new to this but heard it's very easy to do. However after saving the setup, a high pitched noise started to come from my motherboard/cpu. So, I went back to undo the voltage boost and core clock boost to see if that was the issue but the noise was still there, so I reset to the default settings and it stopped. What thing did I disable initially that started making the noise?

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I just bought a new computer;

XFX Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5
PCI-Express 2.0, 2xDVI-I, HDMI, DisplayPort, 850MH

Chieftec Super Series 650W PSU
ATX 12V V2.3, 80 Plus, Modular, 1x 6pin+1x 6+2pin

Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3, H55, Socket-1156
4xDDR3, m-ATX, GbLAN, VGA, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort,

Crucial DDR3 BallistiX 1600MHz 4GB CL8
Kit w/2x 2GB BallistiX modules, CL8-8-8-24, 1.65V

Intel Core? i7 Quad Processor i7-860
Quad Core, 2.80Ghz, Socket 1156, 8MB, 95W, Boxed w

And after installing everything it started to freeze and making these high pitched noises from the speakers. It occurs in some games and in vlc / media player classic, sometimes it takes 10 minutes, sometimes 4 hours.

So I formatted my hard drive, I even changed my hard drives, not the problem. Also ran a bunch of scans, nothing.

I did memtest86, widows diagnostic tool etc, no errors.

I bought a new CPU fan and the CPU gets up to 45-50C when I stress it. But it still freezes up and making the noise.

So I changed my RAM voltage to 1.648V (closest possible), and also the timers to 8-8-8-24. No changes.

I checked CPU-Z and realized that my CPU was clocked to 3.5 GHz. I put it to 2,8 GHz, still freezes.

The parts in the computer are installed properly.

The CPU did in fact get up to like 90C when it was set to 3.5 GHz, with the CPU fan i got from Intel. I don't know if that's the problem, that i may have damaged it that way? And thought I get some views on it before I... Read more

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Hello all!

My hard drive is making a high pitched noise. I got it about a month ago when i built my computer but just noticed it now after getting my fan controller fixed and having the chance to turn my fans down. (Thus quieting it significantly).

I bought it from Newegg. So with their return policy I can return it for a replacement anytime within this year.

The noise is really annoying. It's been giving me headaches if I'm on the computer too long. I just now identified the problem and unplugged the hard drive. Luckily I had windows installed on a second hard drive.

So, I'm just wondering if I can fix it by hitting it with a hammer or something (just kidding). What I'm really wondering is what exactly is happening that's making that noise? I need an explanation for my Mom who might be getting annoyed with me after I've already returned three things this month. **** you Newegg! (Also kidding, just my luck I guess).

Slightly unrelated but still related questions:
Fastest way to clear a hard drive?
How should I ship it?

Thanks for your time and help!

Answer:Hard drive making high pitched noise!

if you can still boot off of it make sure your using the correct 4 screws and make sure there snug...besides that im not sure if it only spins at 7200 then could quiet possibly be dying...but if its spinning at 10k then its suppose to be loud

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My laptop seems high notes. When the laptop is plugged in it is all good. If the laptop is running on battery it seems different high-pitched sounds. It is very disturbing because I work in silence. I checked if it is not a problem with the screen, but it's hard for me to judge. When the screen is turned off, and connected another monitor that everything is okay. It is independent of the operating mode and brightness. Squealed as I work without a cable. Maybe it's the fault of the power supply? In my opinion, the hardware is faulty, but if the complaint is accepted and the error is corrected? Laptop has three days ... Sorry for my english... PS: This is not hdd for 100% I konw how it sound...

Answer:g50-30 work on battery making high pitched noise this is the same problem? What do You think? I don't know what to do. This is so irritating... store staff said that it is normal and that the service will not accept complaints

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Thanks in advance for any help.

When I tried to turn my Dell laptop on this morning it stuck on the black screen with DELL at the top and made this high screeching noise. I can't seem to do anything but manually turn in off from this point. Any Ideas? Is it fried?

Answer:dell laptop making high screeching noise

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One night I come home, and I hear a consistent noise coming from my speakers, which are built into my monitor. I was too tired to deal with it so I turned off my PC and went to bed. Next morning, same thing. After a restart, the problem seemed to magically disappear. Now, after another night of my monitor being turned off, problem re-appears. I've tried rebooting the PC and monitor, plugging it in and out, nothing helps. I can still hear all sounds perfectly, they're just accompanied by the noise.
Also, just muting my system doesn't make the sound go away, so it's not a software thing I suppose...
And if my PC is turned off, or I switch to, for example, TV or HDMI input, the noise isn't there.
Any ideas?

Here's my specs using the SysInfo thing -

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4095 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 96827 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5K SE, Rev 1.xx, MS1C77B13000483
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Speakers making high-pitched buzzing noise.

Do you have a different set of speakers, or even headphones that you could try in the same port that the speakers making the noise are plugged into? I would check this first. Next, do you have a wireless router, or cordless phone sitting close to your speakers? If so, try moving those further away.

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I have a HP Pavilion All-in-One PC. Recently it has been running real slow and just now while I was watching a Youtube video, the computer froze and made a loud beeping noise. It quit after about 10 seconde and resumed the video. Im currently running the newest version of Norton 360 security, do scans frequently, etc, but computer stills performs poorly. Any advice would be really appreciated

Answer:My computer is running slow and made a loud beeping noise

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.Publish a Snapshot using SpeccyThe below is for those who cannot get onlinePlease take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Hello all, I have recently purchased an HP Envy 17 Notebook Touch and there is a noise coming from somewhere on the inside of the laptop under the keyboard that is a super high pitched noise. I have done tons of research on how to stop this noise. So far I have tried disabling the idle processor but I failed. This is okay because I would rather fix the issue without having my laptop's fan running crazy all the time.Then I updated the BIOS to F .30 and the noise goes away and everything is perfect! Then a couple days later the noise returned and I couldnt figure out how to basically reactivate the BIOS update so I just updated BIOS again and the noise went away. However, the noise has recently returned again and I am getting sick of updating my laptop everytime I want this noise to go away.Is there any possible solution for me to get rid of this noise? I think it is a simple software issue but I need something more permanent.(Also I bought this PC because my Mac isnt good for engineering school and this HP has 16GB RAM, a graphics processor, and the i7 - 7500 Core Intel Processor so I thought it would be amazingly fast and it is but thus fast it has caused nothing but problems for me)

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 my hp 4520s fan is loud and running at high speed. please help

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I have a new HP All-in-One and the CPU fan is running at high speed at all times, even when the CPU load is low. It's pretty loud and annoying. Looking at the BIOS the fan is reporting speeds of 2400+ at all times. This seems high for a PC just viewing the BIOS. Is this just how these PCs operate or is there a problem with mine?  

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I bought this speakers a while ago for my older computer and recently i bought this new hp so im using them on my new hp desktop and ever since i bought the speakers they have allways made this high pitched noise .Now my HDD makes the same high pitched noise but not as loud as my speakers make it i feel like the speakers are just transmitting the sound tha the HDD is making but just alot louder?

Thanks for any help in advanced

Answer:external altec lansing speakers keep making high Pitched Noise

Thats easy to determine if the speakers are causing it or the hard drive is generating the noise, power off the speakers and see if the hard drive's noise goes away.

I would suspect its the hard drive.

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CPU Fan recently (this week) started staying on constantly (louder, more noticable). It doesn't cycle down to a lower speed/lower audible/quieter mode/speed.  Have tried shut-down, reboot, etc... to no avail. Last night applied vacuum hose to back of CPU at fan opening (while CPU was turned off). Re-started and fan ran quiet for a few min.s, but then resumed it's louder audible operation. It also started audibly surging to a higher/louder speed when any activity is occurring on the monitor screen (i.e. opening and closing websites, etc...).I'm concerned that something might be wrong (or going wrong) with the CPU, in particular that the fan is going out.

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I've had my HP 250 G4 for about a year now (the warrenty has either just expired, or does so next month).  It used to run perfectly fine, no issues at all, until a short while ago. It all started with a slightly strange noise coming from the fan, like it was bumping into something.  It use to be only barely audible, and a slight tap on the cover above the fan would stop it, but has since become unbearably loud.  The laptop also vibrates slightly.  The noise is constant, though the sound itself fluctuates.  The sound does stop if the laptop is accelerating (such as lifting it up quickly), but starts again as soon as the acceleration stops. I've already run through every software and hardware troubleshooting guide I can find.  I've changed the BIOS fan settings from always on to automatic, I've blown through the vents to try an clear up any issues, I've also opened the laptop up carefully and inspected the fan.  I can't see anything that it could be bumping against, and I've cleaned it several times already, so it isn't just dust.  I've also inspected the fan for any signs of damage that could help me see where the issue lies, but nothing.  The fans and the casing are all perfectly fine. I've made sure that the fan is properly secured with the bolts, so the thing isn't moving around because it's loose.  I've even removed the fan and run it separately to test it.  The fan still makes the same noise, though not... Read more

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Hi guys,I bought a new 510-15IKB (i5-7200U type). It came with DOS, I installed win10 and configured everything, installed drivers etc. My problem is the fan, it keeps working constantly in idle, even on battery, on battery saver mode, so it just totally neglects the energy management settings (passive cooling, etc.) and CPU temps (34 Celsius and the fan keeps working).The fan is working in its lowest state (maybe, never heard it be quieter), so the problem is not a loud fan, rather that the fan never turns off during idle. I'm an IT guy, I know how to make things work etc, but this just can't be solved by me.What I tried:- Restart etc.- Reinstall drivers from support page downloads- Install newest drivers from parts manufacturers (intel etc.)- Set different energy management settings- Updated UEFI to newest version- updated win10 totally- even tried it using an Ubuntu live session and it is the same And there is a strange buzzing sound on movement if it is perpendicular to the surface of the fan, it's really quiet, but happens on smaller movements too, and it even happened once while the laptop was completely still on the table. This part of my problem might be totally normal, so my bigger problem is with it not turning off.What could be done?

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My PC has been making weird noises whilst playing a handful of games. My computer usually can handle these games no problem, but sometimes it makes a weird grinding sound, at the point of the sound the PC 'lags' a little then returns to normal. This repeats a few times before I get annoyed and turn the games off with varied time frames. Its not coming from the PC itself but is being played through speakers/headphones. Its difficult to describe the sound exactly. Its really frustrating hearing that noise when playing games and the lag is a bit worrying too. It seems to be happening more and more often recently. I really want to find the root of this problem and solve it for good. I really hope someone has any idea what might be the cause. Specs are below.
I've updated drivers, windows and disk defrag every day at least once.
64GB SSD - With windows installed
500GB HD - For personal files an game files
500W Power supply.
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.130318-1532)
System Manufacturer: MSI
System Model: MS-7788
BIOS: BIOS Date: 01/10/13 10:53:11 Ver: 04.06.05
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 16384MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 16350MB RAM
Page File: 4029MB used, 29468MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce GTX 650
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Display Memory: 4042 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1994 MB
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Answer:PC making a weird noise when running games/videos

You don't mention a sound card, does this mean it's got onboard sound? Are the games loaded on your PC, on disk or online?

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Hi guys,I bought a new 510-15IKB (i5-7200U type). It came with DOS, I installed win10 and configured everything, installed drivers etc. My problem is the fan, it keeps working constantly in idle, even on battery, on battery saver mode, so it just totally neglects the energy management settings (passive cooling, etc.) and CPU temps (34 Celsius and the fan keeps working).The fan is working in its lowest state (maybe, never heard it be quieter), so the problem is not a loud fan, rather that the fan never turns off during idle. I'm an IT guy, I know how to make things work etc, but this just can't be solved by me.What I tried:- Restart etc.- Reinstall drivers from support page downloads- Install newest drivers from parts manufacturers (intel etc.)- Set different energy management settings- Updated UEFI to newest version- updated win10 totally- even tried it using an Ubuntu live session and it is the same And there is a strange buzzing sound on movement if it is perpendicular to the surface of the fan, it's really quiet, but happens on smaller movements too, and it even happened once while the laptop was completely still on the table. This part of my problem might be totally normal, so my bigger problem is with it not turning off.What could be done?

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There's this loud noise coming from my CPU. I opened it up and cleaned removed most of the dust, and it still sounds the same. In the start up screen there was the message "diskette drive 0 seek failure", I disabled the floppy drive, the message doesn't appear anymore, and its still sounds the same. The sound mostly comes from the Floppy Drive area. I'm really worried, anything I can do to solve this?


Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2
Intel Celeron CPU 2.00 GHz

Answer:[SOLVED] Loud Noise from CPU

Is there a floppy disk in the drive? It sounds like the floppy drive is dead (or dying) which is not all that unusual. Open the case cover and disconnect the power cable from the back of the floppy drive. Test. If the noise persists then it could be a fan failing or some other problem. Try the above first and get back to us.

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I noticed my HDD has been making this strange noise when running on battery like its trying loading something for a quick second but once it is plugged in charging the noise is not there, What could the possible problem be. I'm not sure if any of this could cause such as updating the BIOS and fresh install of windows 7

Answer:Hard Drive making a strange noise when running on battery,what is the

John obvious question mate how old is the battery cos it sounds like it has seen better days - it cannot deliver the current needed and the HDD sounds like itis struggling to spinn up and find data.

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I bought XFX Geforce 8800 GT Alpha Dog Edition great piece of hardware!But...and there always seems to be a but...the fan is way too loud...and it appears that there is no way to adjust the fan settings since my version of this VGA has them "stuck" at 100 % by default,so no application designed to that end would work( I tried RivaTuner).Ordering code of my VGA is PV-T88P-YHD4 V 1.0 WO1/08.So ,I am thinking about replacing the fan with Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 rev.2 Is this the best solution or are there any other ways of dealing with a loud,jet engine loud fan?..of course there's always water-cooling but I am looking for a cheaper,easier solution here..

Answer:Solved: VGA noise - Replacing a loud fan

im afraid the only way youll be able to quieten it down is with another heatsink.
however, you may want to try nTune, from nvidia:
and check the conditions of your warranty, removing the heatsink may void it.

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Have been using my acer laptop more than usual for the past few weeks or so. no problems until
today. After startup and clicking on I.E shortcut and Google search bar shows,instead of bar in google search window blinking,it remains stationary.Unable to type. cpu fan whirs loudly for some time and
eventually i can use search bar. However fan seems to run continually and system slow. Above problems occur off and on during sessions. Tried system restore to previous date, but did not help.
Seems there is a problem.
Has anyone experienced this?.


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i just bought a new TOSHIBA LAPTOP WITH VISTA

when i un plug my headphones i get a horrible drowning sound

i can only stop it if i mute or plug back in my headphones

Answer:Solved: headphone unplugging results in loud noise

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Hi Guys!
I have had this problem for a while now, and I thought that one of you guys here can help me out!

The problem:
After starting the computer I get a loud noise when I am pressing the shift, ctrl, windows or alt key. If I press 2 of those keys at the same time, the noise disappear.
The noise only comes when I press one of those keys, and stop when I let go of that key.

I have an Acer Aspire One with XP by the way...

I have never seen or heard of this kind of problem, so I am greatfull for any help you may provide!

Answer:[SOLVED] Loud noise coming when pressin keybord!

What kind of noise do you hear?

Is it like a system beep, grinding noise, fan spinning noise etc?

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Dell Dimension E510
Dual In-line Memory Module 512,533M,64X64,8,240,1RX8
Processor,Pentium D Presler 940,3.2G,2X2M,C1
Hard Drive,160G,S2,7.2K,8M Lead Free,SGT-TNK
I'm still not too good at fixing my computer so bear with me. I recently had the Dell techguy out because my tower was making a noise like small jet engine. The tech replaced the power supply (2nd one), heat sink and fan. Fortunatley for me, it is still under extended warranty until June, 2010.

My question is that when I start and shut down my computer, there is a loud whoosh sound for perhaps a second or two. I never had this before the replaced parts were installed and am concerned whether this is standard.

My grandchildren play Wizard101 on it and sometimes it will crash (black screen). Would this online game make things worse? Is it worth upgrading memory or possibly video card? I have done a little searching on this but have read negative things about Dell's equipment & parts and what they recommend to upgrade.

Any help is greatly appreciated..thanks

Answer:Solved: New fan making noise

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Hello this is my first time here and i hope i am posting in the right section. I checked the search option but couldnt find the same problem as mine.
So lets start i spent last night(about 12h) rendering images on my pc(which is less than 2 years old)
so after it was done evrything functioned nicely and i didn't notice any problems when i turned it off.
After around 3-4h i turned the PC on again and it started making some strange noice like crawling or whirling or something not sure how to describe it correctly. So i opened the PC and while it was all running and making the noise i used a screwdriver to block all of the fans for like a sec just to see if it is them (i read that from some other forum suggestion).
So anyway when i stoped the PSU fan the sound stoped and when i released it did not start immidiately. The sound does not start as soon as i start the PC it takes some time for it. Also the fan seems to slow down when it happens. Now i left it on like 10mins with the fan making the noise and slowing down and after like 5-10min the noise stoped and the fan started turning fast again. It has been several hours on since than and it is working normaly, i read that the problem could be dust/a wire out of place/a insect flying in etc. My concern is what i should do, is it the PSU failing or just the fan or maybe something else?

Answer:Solved: PSU fan making strange noise

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About a week ago, I started having some trouble with a really noise fan. I asked a friend, and he suggested that it might be a wire hitting one of the fans, so I opened the case up and gently poked around with the wires. Everything was cleared up. Now, the problem is back.

The noise sounds like a car engine; it's kind of a dull throb, occasionally speeding up during which it sounds like it's in overdrive. I need help determining which fan is causing the problem. I have a large CPU fan (came stock with CPU, don't know dimensions; processor is an E5200), a stock case fan, and the fan in my power supply. All I know is that this noise is coming from the back half of my case. I'm going to refrain from using the PC until I know which fan is causing the problem, as I don't want to risk damaging my CPU if it is indeed the CPU fan that is the problem.

Answer:Solved: Noisy Fan, not sure which one is making the noise

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My PC is making a strange noise inside the tower. I think it may be a fan going out, or the harddrive may be worn out. I went to the HP
website, no help. My PC is a HP 6465. It has Win98.No upgrades original hardware. I am using
Firefox instead of IE. Firefox v 2.0. Please help thank you


Answer:Solved: PC making strange noise

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Question: Noise Levels

HiyaI am looking into buying a new CPU heatsink and fan. I have seen Arctic Cooling Copper Silent 2L SocketA Upto 3400+CPU cooler for £8.17 which has noise levels of 13/18/24 depending on the speed. Now what i want to know is, is 24db loud?

Answer:Noise Levels

You would hear it in a quiet here

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I need to buy a case fan.. I dont know how loud 20 dB or 30dB is, but I want one that is damn near all the way quiet so you cant hear it..what is a good noise level something like 25dB ?

Answer:Fan Noise levels...

20-30 is about as quiet as you're going to get and still have airflow.. Checkout the vantec stealth series.

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Jesus... I took out all my components and put them on my desk and mistakenly put the PSU right next to my face... jesus it is one load piece of equipment...

its the loudest part in my PC by a large margin... are all PSU's this loud!?

btw, its a OCZ Stealth(LOL)XStream 600W PSU

Answer:PSU Fan Noise Levels!?

IS it an 80+ certified psu? My corsair is pretty quiet.

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Hi guys, I've got a problem with my CPU fan. Everytime I do something that raises the CPU usage (like gaming or something) the fans starts to spin very fast and the case is unusually hot. But that's not all they are doing some strange, non-constant noise, something buzzy and it doesnt happen all the time. Only sometimes . I am afraid to open the power supply case to check if some wire is in the way of the fan :3 cuz I might break something xD. They are not dirty, Ive checked that. My PC is better than my friend's but his PC is soooo silent that u have to get your ear down to it to hear the fan spinning. Please help me ! Thank you in advance!

PS: I dont have money right now so please try not to ask me to buy new fans Thank you!

SPECS : Check the little computer icon somewhere near my nickname

Answer:Solved: Fan spinning fast, making a lot of noise.

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Im not sure if this is where im supposed to put this post but here goes, My computer keeps making this noise like its about to restart, its like the noise when im turning off the computer, after i here it everything freezes for a couple of seconds, and its gotten a lot slower lately for some reason can anyone help me?

Answer:Solved: Computer keeps making restart noise

I would guess that your power supply isn't giving you consistent power, but that's just a guess. To test it I would plug in a different power supply, if the problems goes away, that was it. If you have a tester power supply, or another comp you can pull one out of, that should work.

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I hope I'm putting this thread in the right place...

Recently, my JBL speakers on my Lenovo Ideapad Y580 have been making a beeping noise (two short beeps in quick succession) whenever I play audio through them. I'm worried it's the speakers because whenever I play music/sounds/games through my headset, the audio is just fine. Any idea what could be causing this? I recently downloaded Itunes, but I haven't used my speakers in a couple days before that so I don't know if this was happening pre-install. Any help would be appreciated, and let me know if you need any more info. I'm running windows 7-64bit home premium.

I have a WMA file with an example of it, but this site wont let me upload WMA files....If you need to hear it, just let me know how to upload it.

Answer:Solved: Speakers making a beeping noise

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I've been contemplating purchasing either an Nvidia 260 or an ATI 4870 as an upgrade from an nvidia 9600gt. I'd be using this card in a music production computer (also for high-end gaming) so noise levels are some what of a concern.

The 260's heatsink cannot be replaced as far as I'm aware, but the 4870 will allow me to fit a new heatsink with a 120mm fan of my choice (noctua).

Does anybody have any knowledge or readings of the noise levels of the 260's fan?
I understand that it will increase in speed/noise as the gpu heats up.

Any help will be appreciated.

Answer:Nvidia 260 noise levels

I found two reviews of the GTX 260 that measure noise levels here and here. The first article only mentions the 260s noise levels, but the second article has comparisons with other graphics cards including the 4870.

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I need some help plz, Is there anyway I can record noise(My dog barking) levels in my house. Next door keep complaining about my dog barking and I really don't think its as bad as they are making out.If it can be done what hardware/software do I need amd whats the cheapest way?I have spare 120gb harddrive I can use.

Answer:How can noise levels at my home using my PC

Best and cheapest way is gag the dog. It needs teaching not to bark all the time. As monitoring it will not make it quieter

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hi people. I have a packard Bell Easynote laptop with a problem, can u help? When the CPU is performing operations the fan seems to make a lot of noise i have come to realise that it is because i think the fan is to close the laptop case and and causing it to make a load noise. the only way i can stop this is by pushing down on top of the monitor. is there a way around this or how can i get this fixed. Thankyou...

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Hi folks,I have just moved into a brand new home in a non-NTL area so had to sign up with BT. I was on Broadband with NTL and wanted to go on Broadband again. I contacted Wanadoo who seemed to have the best package available and they signed me up right away. A fortnight later they said I could not have BB because the "noise level on my BT line was over 60." Whatever this means. I contacted BT who said they could see no problems on their side. Has anyone had this problem before? Does anyone know what it all means? Does anyone know if I will be able to get Broadband again, and if so, from who?Thanks for your help in advance.

Answer:Broadband Noise Levels?!

Blueyonder Cable, if Telewest are in your area.

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My laptops fan keeps running fast and makes alot of noise when web browsing, when I exit back to desktop it takes time to settle/quiet down. Help please.

Its an HP G60 notebook

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon Dual-Core QL-60, x64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1789 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 104894 MB, Free - 18293 MB; D: Total - 9574 MB, Free - 1656 MB;
Motherboard: Wistron, 303C
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled


Answer:Solved: Fan running loud

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I've opened up my Sony desktop, Model PCV-RX550, and blown out the dust but my fan keeps making consistently louder noises and sounds like it's going to quit all together at times. Could someone please tell me what specs I need in shopping for a new fan? A friend said to get a low voltage fan as they make less that true?

Answer:Solved: Sony VAIO desktop fan making noise

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hi, does anyone how quiet a 21dBA would be?cheers

Answer:heat sink noise levels

whisper quiet

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I've just ordered a new rig and am really battling with myself over the CPU cooler option. the full spec is on the left and is amendable until the rig goes into production. I know I've ordered the 3570k but I intend to run it at stock speeds for the foreseeable so Hydro cooling isn't essential straight away, I was thinking of waiting until I need to OC the CPU.

I'm wary of the Hydro series for two reason; water in my rig would inevitably equal disaster (if something can go wrong to me, it will), but noise levels play a big part too. I've read that the H Series can be noisy through both the fans and the pump. The wife moans about the slightest noise from my PC (she moans about everything, I'm already onto a loser) so I'm trying to keep the rig as quiet as possible for as quiet a life as possible.

If anybody has an H80i and could offer any input I'd be really grateful.

Answer:H80i Advice - Noise Levels

I have the 80i on a fx4170, working temps run low to mid 30's with a pump speed of 2100rpm. The fans run at 1000+/- rpm. The system has a very low noise level. You can hear it in a silent room but if you have normal activity you do not hear it. I use Corsair Link2 to control the fan and pump. When you first boot the fans and pump run full speed for 4-5 seconds, sounds like a jet spooling up for takeoff.

The 80i has quality hoses and clamps, I don't think you need to worry about leaks.

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I just finished putting together my computer today, when I plug it in and turn the PSU on I get this really really high pitch noise, but only if the PSU is plugged into the motherboard. I have no idea what is causing this so any help would be greatly apreciated.

Computer specs are in my signature, if it helps no fans start either.

Answer:Solved: High pitch noise

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On the first IBM listed in my computer specs, I notice a buzzing noise coming from the computer when I scroll. Also, the CPU runs quite high and things are generally slow. When I am switching tabs in firefox, or loading pages, the CPU goes up to 30-70 %. This is a 2 GHz. My last was half that, and it maybe hit 8 when doing things like this.

I have no idea with the buzzing noise, but my question for the CPU use is this:

At the moment the machine has 256 MB RAM. I am planning on putting it to 512. Will this help? Also, the processor runs at as much as 98 degrees. Is this too hot? My PIII runs at 75-80.

Answer:Solved: Buzzing Noise and High CPU use

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My computer running windows xp 64bit has been freezing. When it freezes it plays the last half second of sound played over and over very quickly, sounds like a machine gun. It happens both when gaming and doing nothing. Usually it unfreezes after a few minutes, only to freeze again. After roughly 30-40 minutes of this, the freezing usually stops.

Sometimes it does not unfreeze, and I have to hardboot. Windows will freeze when booting several times, safemode freezes after loading SPTD.sys, even after hitting escape to cancel loading.

AVG free, Avast, Clamwin, and clamtk (scanning my windows partition from linux) all pick up no viruses.

This happens with both windows xp home, windows xp pro 32bit, and windows xp 64bit. Linux does not seem to have any problems.

I've tried updating all my drivers, fresh installs, everything I can think of.

Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:[SOLVED] Strange Freezing - Sound making machine gun noise

No, it isn't a virus. It could be (1) temperature or (2) voltage—among other things.

Do be sure to check your temperatures in the BIOS in any case, because you want to be sure you're okay there. If the temperature is 30? C or anything like that, you've ruled that out. It's in the BIOS under Health, and look at the CPU and the System temps.

If your voltage is, say, 0.1 too low for your needs, you could have trouble. Overclockers can often help "ordinary guys" tweak their voltage settings the way that is exactly right for your RAM.

Then there is the possibility that a drive is not doing things just right. It would not have to be the drive you are using. For example, a CD-RW that works just fine might nonetheless have an operational problem that upsets the system, especially if it were on the same cable as the hard drive. You might never to think of looking for a drive that isn't in use at the time. Therefore some people would try subtracting all the hardware you are not using, piece by piece, to see if it goes away.

There is also the question whether it happens in Safe Mode. If your drivers are okay, I would guess it DOES happen in Safe Mode. But because Safe Mode installs just what you really need, it can sometimes suggest a solution in a backwards-thinking kind of way.

Finally, you mention quite a few anti-virus/firewall programs there. You are running just ONE firewall and you are running just ONE anti-virus program, right? If you are running more than ... Read more

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I have a configurable, custom Laptop HP Pavilion V2Z45AV with a 2TB harddisk from Seagate - Samsung, ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD (Win10 Home 64bit). The problem was that when the HDD controller was making the HDD going into power safe mode, the HDD was making this annoyng and dangerous (for the long term) noise. Second problem was the high Load/Unload Cycle Count. After a lot of headache on finding why my HDD was making such a clicking, creaking, squeak noise randomly every few minutes, I finally managed to find the solution, I installed: - CrystalDiskInfo- Intel Rapid Storage Technology (I have a intel controller (Intel(R) 100 Series/C230 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller).( the Intel program I disabled Link Power Manager option: since that the sound is almost completely gone (much "better" sound, not a squeak anymore).   In CrystalDiskInfo I change the following settings (APM disabled on every start-up):  Plus:  In this way the number of Load/Unload Cycle Count dropped. Note: FYI of course you need also to disable the power saving from Windows:  Hope that this post will help a lot of people that have a Pavilion or another laptop with this HDD, thinking it is damaged and sending it to support without finding a real solution. Intel and HP should disable these option by defau... Read more

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So basically all of a sudden my mic started making weird noises when I used it on my desktop, but it's still perfectly fine on other computers. Anyone that has any ideas? I'm at the exact same spot when using it on the desktop as I am when using it on the tablet.

Answer:[SOLVED] Mic making noise from my desktop but not my tablet. Computer's fault?

Here's what it sounds like.
YouTube - Test Recording.

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