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Thunderbolt 3 Dock USB high pitch noise

Question: Thunderbolt 3 Dock USB high pitch noise

So I have got the 65W Thunderbolt 3 dock. And it works great. The one issue I have is when I plug in devices in the USB ports which requires a bit of power, like charing the wireless mouse, or connect a phone etc. The dock makes a very annoying high pitched noise. Not loud but due to the frequency its certainly audible. The frequuency varies as well, so its not stable, making it even more noticable. The noise varies a bit depending on the ports used. Slightly less noise with the phone using the USB behind with the lightning/charging symbol next to it. Is it a known / common fault? or should I maybe send it back and another unit? (will take me at least two weeks ) Kenneth

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I have recently been experiencing an issue where the speakers are making a very annoying high pitched noise that sounds like a dog whistle or something. The interesting thing is that the pitch of the noise changes in steps when I adjust the volume. Also, it only makes this noise when no other sound is playing. Help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:High pitch whining noise, pitch changes with volume

Unplug the speakers from the PC and with the speakers powered on see if the sound is still there. If it is the problem is in the speakers and not the PC. If the sound goes away when the speakers are not plugged in, plug a headset into either the front panel headphone jack or the rear GREEN speaker jack and see if you hear the whine. If its not there with headphones it could be the cable that is used to connect the speakers to the PC is defective.

If its still there with headphones, the sound may still be present when other sound is playing but whatever audio is playing is just masking the high pitched whine. The first step is to make sure you have the PC vendor (or motherboard vendor's) sound driver. Non vendor sound drivers many times will not work or work correctly.

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Hi, I just got a thinkpad edge e420 and I have noticed a high frequency/high pitch noise as well as a whirring sort of noise (sometimes, might just be hard drive tho). It is quite soft and I can only really hear it when I am in my bed at night with the laptop. It can get quite annoying. I have heard of similar problems like this when I did a search but no clear solution.  Where exactly is the noise coming from?Is there a solution?Is this normal for all e420 or is it just a very common problem that may require warranty service?

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E420 High Frequency/High Pitch Noise

it is not really a problem, there is no real solution to this whining problem, as per the discussion we had on whirlpool.

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It's wierd... when I start up Granado Espada, 3-D MMORPG and move my camera angle something in my computer squeaks just as I move it.

Also, when I scroll up and down webpages.

These noises go away some time after the program has been opened.. but I just want to know what part of the computer is squeaking. I figure it's the GPU.

Oh and my case is open so mabye that's why I can hear it so well.
 

Answer:High high pitch sqeaking noise from computer when scrolling

Could be interference from something. If i have my volume WAY up, I can hear distortion when I move my mouse, but only if certain audio sources are enabled. Try going to your audio setup and turning off cd digital/analog and such one at a time and see if that helps.
 

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I have tested my headset on another computer and I do not have the high pitch. When I mute my mic in W7 the high pitch goes away, but then of course my mic doesnt work. Im not sure what to do at this point. Ive installed and updated recent drivers.
Any help is very appreciated.

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I recently loked at a friends PC that would occasionally make a high pitch 'whiring' noise. First I thought it was simply running too fast, however after I went into the BIOS and turned the fan control to run parrallel to the CPU load, which did slow the fan speed, it still made the noise. Anyone else experience this on a Pentium D 3.2GHz?
 

Answer:High Pitch CPU Fan Noise

Most likely a dud fan. Try replace with a decent aftermarket HSF. This will not only improve cooling, but you should be able to get a nice one running at a lower speed.

Eg. I have a Tt Big Typhoon which runs between 1300-2000RPM and is almost whisper quite even at full speed. (though ambient noise is high), it also does a bloody good job of cooling. So its definitely worth considering as a cheap investment.
 

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Question: High Pitch Noise

There is a High Pitch sound that comes and goes from the back of my Antec Sonata II case. At first, I thought it was the battery backup/power surge protector that I added but I got a little closer and it was coming from the back of the case. I don't know if it's the power supply that's making the noise or something else but I never had that problem. Could it be that the power supply is failing? Or could it be that it's not getting enough power to it from the battery back up that I recently added? It makes the high pitch sound if the tower is powered on and when it's off, that is why I am very confused. Can somebody please help me with this problem? Thanks for your time.

Answer:High Pitch Noise

Could you shutdown the computer, and then physically turn off the power supply, and if it still makes the sound, unplug it, and see if it still does? If it stops when you turn off the supply itself, it could very well be the supply is going bad.

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Hello All,      Earlier today my Y50 started making a high pitch noise. I opened it up and cleaned the intakes and also ran the clean dust from system and the noise is still there. It sounds like it is orginating from the fan. Is it time to replace the fan? Ive had this laptop for just over a year. Im in need a immediate solution as i use this laptop everyday for several hours and have many reports and coding projects to work on and this noise is very distracting and extremely annoying. Thank you in advance 

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Question: High pitch noise

Hello, i hope you can help me with this problem.

I have a desktop HP Vectra VL400, pentium III 850 Mhz.

This is the sequence of ocurrencies:

1. After booting could not log back into windows XP. It would make high a high pitch noise followed by 6 beeps
2. Upgraded the BIOs from HP and flashed it. It seem to go away. I can go into BIOS but not in the OS
3. Reformatted the hard drive with a fresh installation of XP but when it went to last step installing windows it did it again.
4. Ran antivirus from a floppy. It didn't find any
5. Downloaded the diagnostoc CD from HP and boot up with it and didn't find anything wrong with the PC.
6. I have another similar PC which I swapped all the parts: HD, PS, RAM but still give me the same problem.

Any suggestion is greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:High pitch noise

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You may also want to take a look at the following threads.

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I built my computer last September however about a week ago I started hearing a high pitched whine coming from my computer. The noise persists even after I shutdown and will only cease when all power is cut to the computer. When I turn off the surge protector, the high pitch decreases in pitch and disappears.

I've noticed that the pitch tends to waver at times and the wavering corresponds to the blinking pattern of the light on the intel motherboard, however I believe the noise is coming from the antec psu.

Also, when I turn my speakers on, they pick up the noise and can amplify it depending upon how high I set the volume.

So...is it the power supply or the motherboard?
 

Answer:high pitch noise -psu or motherboard?

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Hi, I bought the laptop used. The battery is bad so it's running on AC - I hear the noise.  How can I fix this?From my research there might be a updated firmware - I'll do that when I get my new battery.I heard it can be the Hitachi hard drive?I also heard it can be wires?   Thanks.

Answer:X61 Tablet - high pitch noise

Try to do some tests to see where the problem is comming from: 1) go in BIOS and see if noise can be heared there2) try to remove battery and hdd and see if the noise is gone 

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I have a high pitch noise from my pc. My hearing is no as good as it used to be and I cannot tell if its from the power unit or not. The only other fan is in the processor cartridge [early pent 3 processor never had seperate case fans and no graphics fan. Any tips on lubicting fans to solve the problem please.

Answer:high pitch noise from computer

peel the label back on the fan and there hould be a small hole underneath. 1 drop of light machine oil should do the trick

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Hello! First post and first Lenovo! I recently picked up a G555, i have had it for about 10 days now. It seems to be making a rather a high pitch noise for the first 10-20 mins after you start it up or after it resumes from a sleep. Last week it only made the noise for about 3-5 mins....i think it might be getting wose. When you use the laptop and the sound is being made it may stop for one second or so when you scroll to the top of a page or similar. Does anyone have any ideas of why this is or what i can do? Its pretty annoying! ThanksGeoff

Answer:G555 High Pitch Noise?

Have you found the cause of the noise yet? Does it make it when the CPU fan spins? Does it do it when the HDD is spinning? Or is it possibly the sound? Do you here it if your PC is mute?

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 I was about to buy the new Lenovo T400s -- the ideal machine for my needs. However, many in this forum and elsewhere reported of a high pitched buzzingnoise, best described here:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/Noise-from-T400s/m-p/171602 Since I work with my laptop basically all day, I'm sure it would drive me crazy. I would like to ask whether the problem has meanwhile been solved, and if the noise is notpresent for some T400s HW configuration. 

Answer:high pitch noise in T400s ?

Is that the only issue you are concerned with?  The laptop does not sit balanced on the table, screen brightness controls do not work, it randomly shuts down, holes on the screen cover where the screen light seeps through, etc.  Check and see how many of these issues are resolved or are being actively followed on by Lenovo.  Other than that, it is a nice laptop, I guess.     

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when i first got my x 200 t i had the high pitch noise issues and hated it.i found that in the bios somewhere i think system or system configurtion i switched all power settings to max performence and all noise went away

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Hi, my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad R61) creates a high-pitched noise whenever it is on.  How can I get rid of this?  

Answer:How to get rid of high-pitch noise from laptop?

run it in performance mode. 

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I recently bought ThinkPad P70 and one thing keeps annoying me about it... When plugged-in there is always annoying high pitch noise coming from the laptop. When adapter is disconnected and laptop starts running on battery power the noise disappears. Has anyone else experienced similar problem with their P70? Are such problems covered under warranty (I have 3 year on site with accidental protection)? Thanks in advance for any tips.

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Hi,

I've come to the conclusion that I need to RMA my motherboard or CPU, but I'm not sure which one.

This is a weird problem. I have an ABIT KN8-SLI motherboard and an Athlon 3700 (San Diego). When I overclocked the CPU too far a high pitch noise would come from the system after a certain amount of time being under load. As soon as this noise started my performance would die - N-Bench would show my CPU as being not much better than a 1ghz chip. I learnt that I could test the high pitch noise problem by running a Prime 95 stress test and, by trying different combinations of voltage, clock, and multiplier settings, I was able to find a sweet spot where the noise would not start.

Now, however, the noise starts even at stock speeds with all settings at default and, given the associated performance loss when this happens, my system is basically stuffed.

I have changed the power supply for an ANTEC Truepower 450W, so it's not that. I have tried 4 different sticks of ram, in different dimms, so I know it's not that. I assume it's not my video card, as the nose appears when running CPU stress tests. The video card (7900gt) does not get get hot or show any graphical corruption. The CPU does not get hot for that matter either, and the system is not unstable when the noise starts up, just very slow.

As far as I can tell, the noise is not coming from the CPU - it sounds like it's coming from the bottom front corner of the motherboard, near the HDDs. As... Read more

Answer:High pitch noise - CPU or Mobo?

I have no specific ideas, but I would use something like a stethoscope to locate the sound. You might be able to use some kind of non-conductive rod to do this.
 

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I just bought a Ideapad U310 with Core i5. The fan generates a high pitch noise even when I do nothing. Is it common for this computer? How to solve this problem? 

Answer:High pitch noise in U310

same for me.. I read in the reviews that it should be real quiet. but this high pitch noise is awful

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A700 High Pitch Noise make me crazy.... Turn off the volume, noise is disappeared. I wanna know solution of problem originally. Anyone help me? 

Answer:A700 High Pitch Noise.

When I turn on my A700 (4024-1AU) desktop, immediately, I hear a very high pitch noise. It's driving me insane! I've had this problem on a HP laptop before and the fix was to install a firmware upgrade and disable the C4 CPU function from the BIOS setting. I've searched online to see if there was a newer firmware for my new A700 without any luck. Anybody have a solution for this? If I don't get a resolution soon, it's going straight back for a refund. Please help!!

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I just got my T500 a couple days ago and I noticed that there is a very high pitch noise when the HD light is lit.  I have a SSD.  Does anyone else have that problem?  Thanks

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I've had this laptop for over 2 years now and I started to hear a high pitch noise, although I can hear high-pitch noise when its quiet around. I noticed that it sometimes goes away when im on High-Performance mode. Also I can't locate it, I think it's coming from or near the HDD, also it's not the fan. I have seen some topics about it but they are all kinda different and there is no real solution for this. Is this high-pitch noise somethink that I should worry about or just leave it?

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i dont hear the noise until i start to use alot of the computer power. it is a high pitched ringing noise and i cant tell where it is coming from. it might be one of the fan berings otherwise i dont know what it is anyone have an idea?
 

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I've been through 2 replacement X120e laptops due to various problems, and now the latest one I received makes a very high pitched noise when it's plugged into the AC adapter. I have updated the bios to the latest release and it still does this. Anyone have any other suggestions? IT'S SUPER ANNOYING!

Answer:High Pitch Noise on X120e

Install RMClock and undervolt your CPU. There's plenty of benefits to undervolting anyway.

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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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I've had 3 crosshair boards in a row with this problem. Testing it with just video/ram/mouse/keyboard, on a nonconductive surface, as soon as power starts up there is a sharp noise emmitting from the motherboard, very high frequency almost like a dog whistle. It's in a range where the older guy I work with can't hear it, but it drives me nuts. The sound comes from the area where the southbridge heatsink is, but I'm not sure it's that cuz Ive loosened the heatsink and still the same sound. You can hear the starting and stopping of the sound by spamming the onboard reset button, but I can't determine if its the actually button area causing the sound, or just a coincidence since the reset button is cutting off the circut that makes the noise in the first place. Anyone else come across this?
 

Answer:Crosshair High pitch noise?

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Hello, I recently bought a new Thinkpad W500. It got enough power and is well constructed,but there is one thing I can't tolerate: A high pitch noise driving me crazy. I studied the internet many hours, tried everything what has helped others with a similar problem .... and nothing.The problem only persists when the power adapter is pluged in. In akku mode I can only hear the HDD and there is no high pitch noise. At that high price for your laptops I can expect that such problems do NOT appear (I had a W520 before that with the exact same problem). And now I want you to tell me step by step on how to kill that **bleep**ty sound.

Answer:[W500] High Pitch Noise

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T510-T410-W510-ThinkPad-high-pitched-whine/...Could it be this?Try undervolting it with RMClock. It could help.

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Hi, i recently bought L412 with i3-350. I noticed that the laptop makes noises ONLY if both of below are present:1. Laptop is on AC power - no matter if the battery is full/empty or even without battery2. Brightness is set below 6 Then the laptop starts making strange noise. It's rather weak but present. One more thing: brightness levels increase only by two at a time. I can set only 0,2,4 and so on. On level levels 0 and 2 the noise is barely hearable but on 4 it can be heard clearly in silent environment.  The noise exists both in bios and in windows. It's not the charger's fault - i tried different one.  I showed the laptop to support at the shop where i bought it but the simply said that they don't hear the noise and there is no point in returning it. Here's my question: does anubody have a similar problem? How loud the noise needs to be for Lenovo to make it fixed? What do you recommend?   

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I'm having this annoying noise that has just appeared suddenly, it's pretty new and iv never heard this before in this machine but iv heard noise like it from power supply's.

It sounds like a very high pitch electronic pulse very soft at times with no particular pattern and other times it starts exactly when i'm performing a task in my computer ,any task like moving to mouse or closing a window. ,

like something from a computer power supply when you short circuit or bunch up the wrong rails and it will make a high pitch FFFiiiiiisssss but not very loud.

I don't know what it is ,but id like some opinions on this suspicious noise before something fails.
 

Answer:high pitch noise in my laptop?

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i absolutely love how quiet and cool t400 runs comparing to my old macbook. but due to it quietness, i notice a high pitch noise, coming from the hdd i believe. its not loud, but noticeable when the machine is nice and quiet. anyone having this issue? is this normal? can i fix it somehow? thanks

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Hi, I have Lenovo IdeaPad U460, with Windows 7  (x64) installed. The problem is that as soon as I start my PC and the bootscreen appears I hear a fluctuating Hight pitch noise which is verrrryy annoying. Tried reinstalling/updating the drivers, but it didn't help. I even went to the extend of restoring the original copy of Windows 7, which was customized by Microsoft specifically for my laptop, but it didn't help either. Any solutions? Regards,xpsunny 

Answer:U460 constant high pitch noise

Tried what is mentioned in the post #1 in this thread:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-B-V-and-Z-series/Z560-Making-High-Pitched-noise/m-p/506613#M...It didn't help either.

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I have a G560 and I'm suffering from high pitch noise and it is worse on battery than it is on power supply  Customer support told me to update the BIOS and that stopped most of the noise when running on power supply - but the battery squeal is still there. So I send it in to repair and they replaced the mainboard - but that did not do any difference  Okay! Since the noise is almost gone when running on power supply I can accept it  Today I bought me a Logitech M705 wireless mouse and I was sooooo looking forward to get it plugged in to my G560 - sweeet mouse! But but but.. It seems like the USB dongle that comes with the mouse triggers that annoying high pitch noise Everytime I plug in the dongle the noise starts (louder than ever) and as soon as I unplug the dongle the noise stops.. What is this? The lappy is useless with this squeal and after about 10-15 minutes of than squealing sound I get a headache that lasts for hours  Can anyone PLEASE help me to de-squeal my G560? Please..!

Answer:G560 Very annoying high pitch noise (still / again)

Call customer support and ask for technical assistance because your laptop needs to be tested. In this case, it's a hardware problem, so it will covered by warranty.





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i have a desktop running windows seven. Today there is a high pitch noise coming from it. Is this bad?

Answer:High pitch noise coming from computer

Is the noise coming from the monitor, or the computer case?
Is the noise continuous?

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Hey, i am helping my friend build a computer, and we seem to be having a problem.  When we put the power cable into the power supply, and turn the switch to ON, it makes a really high pitch noise.  This is really bugging the heck out of me because we are so close to getting this job done.Specs:AMD +2800ASPIRE ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power SupplyXFX Geforce 7800GT1gb corsair ram320gb HDCD-RW/DVD-RW drivei really hope im not the only one with this problem, and i hope its something easy to fix, thanks, zell990

Answer:Powersupply makes high pitch noise

Some el cheapo power supplies display this as well as other problems. These can include no name ones that come with an inexpensive case.

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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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When I turn on my speakers I have an incessantly, ear piercing, high pitch noise that comes on. What is wrong with my computer???? Help before I go deaf. Thanks

Answer:T61 Incessantly High Pitch Noise when speakers are on

have you disabled the internal mic?

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I just got a new Thinkpad T520 and there is a very high pitched sound coming continuously from the laptop when it's turned it. I'm not relaly sure what it is. tried unplugging it or removing the battery but the sound is still there. Is this a known or common issue?

Answer:High pitch noise coming from T520?

Is it an intermittent, beeping type of noise, that changes pitch depending on the kind of activity being done on the computer? It's common for Thinkpad laptops to make this kind of noise. This noise will go away if you change the power management settings to turn off all CPU sleep and power management, but then the laptop will heat up quickly

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Hi All,I Have a ThinkPad R50 1830-EM4. I recently replaced my motherboard due to my screen remaining dim. I replaced it with a motherboard from a ThinkPad R50 1829-6DM. I used the Processor from the 1829-6DM. (1.50GHz).  (I am now thinking of using the old processor - the one on the 1830-EM4 original motherboard due to this noise).Now, the computer has been working fine; and still is, but every time I move/maximise/minimise windows, (in XP) it makes a High Pitch Sqealing noise (strange noise like a rapid series of very short high pitch noises adding to a constant kind of whistling) (only as long as the movement goes and the screen is on). What could be causing this noise?? It is quite annoying and I would like to get rid of it.Any help would be appreciated: I am also willing to answer any questionsThanks,Dean.SCheck out this page for more;http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Problem_with_high_pitch_noises#Solutions_for_screen_brightness_related...





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Answer:R50 1830-EM4 - Sqealing, High Pitch Noise

why did you replace the motherboard if your screen was dim?? Would not more related to the inverter or CCFL backlight of the screen rather than the motherboard per se??  Where is the noise coming from??? i.e. region with CPU, hdd.. 

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Ok so this noise is SOOOOOOOOOO annoying, i can't seem to get it to go away. It's coming from my logitech speakers which work on all the other computers in my house. I've tried using headphones as well and it still makes the same noise. It does go away if I mute the sound though, so I'm puzzled. SOMEONE HELP!!!!!!!!!

Answer:High pitch noise coming from speakers

Pretty sure its a driver issue.

Right click my computer and goto "manage" you will find device manager.

It will load it on the right of the window click the + icons next to "Sound video and game controllers" Print screen this for us.

And post it in a reply

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Hello, We bought some X240 machines in the office and so far they are doing quite well, except one particular issue. The noise that the cooling fan produces is in very high frequency. So even when the fan is running in its lowest speed, the sound is quite audible. This gives headache to some people. For comparison, we have also Thinkpad S531, which does not produce high frequency noise at all! I am wondering if there is a way to change the fan with another one that does not produce so high pitched noise. Is there a way to find compatible fans that we can have placed in the machines instead of the current ones? Or maybe another solution? Thanks,Ivan 

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When playing certain games or when having the volume up whilst browsing I can hear interference sound when moving the mouse + high pitch whistling noise when playing certain games.
Tried turning off C1/C3 settings in BIOS but didn't work.
I have a Gigabyte G3 Motherboard, anybody else experiencing this or has a fix please?
Thanks,
Mark.

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Hi, I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad T400 notebook a few weeks ago. After installing Windows XP Pro I noticed a slight high pitch noise every time when Windows was started.Now I tried it with Linux (Ubuntu 8.10) and the noise is also there.It seems as if the noise gets louder if there is some harddrive activity. Also it gets louder if I close the display when the notebook is still on.I also tried to change the harddisc, but with no effect.Is there any way to solve this problem, because especially if the display is closed this noise is very nasty if it is silent around?

Answer:High pitch noise on Thinkpad T400

Very probable it's your CPU.  Which do you have? google / search "cpu wine" I have this issue too :\

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I'm getting a high pitch low volume screech from right under the numpad of my w700. I'm pretty sure its not cpu whine but I haven't actually opened up my laptop to see exactly what was making the noise. I was wondering if anyone else was having a similar issue though.Message Edited by MasterOfSmurfs on 07-12-2009 04:21 PMMessage Edited by MasterOfSmurfs on 07-12-2009 04:47 PM

Answer:High pitch noise from under the w700 numpad

Based on skeletal pictures I have seen, the only thing under the keypad are the Ultra-bay drive (CD/DVD/BR) and a fan towards the rear.  Don't know if this is the CPU or GPU fan, but I suspect it is for the CPU. You may want to monitor your CPU temps using whatever utility someone had mentioned exists.  But a warranty call seems to be in order?

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After several days of using a laptop, I noticed a sound similar to an high pitch buzzing noise, when running on battery the sound lot  louder and annoying. Took it to a local authorized service Lenovo, after diagnostic of my laptop and detailed description of the problem, they said that the motherboard produces high frequency sound, and maybe need replacement. But only after request to technical support Lenovo (China), after 7 days of waiting, Lenovo recommended update the BIOS and disable the CPU Power Management And they said that at that moment they don?t have solution to fix this problem and I must wait until they solved this issue. ?Good? answer (until my 3 year warranty expired?). I feel like I purchased low quality unnamed cheap Chinese notebook, rather than high quality notebook for 2000$. Call to technical support, they said that I go to service center again, but if they can?t solve this problem why I must go again? Then he said that I can call to other country in office Lenovo O_O. Clown. Customer support at lowest level.  Detail information about sound:CPU PM and USB port disable don?t help to fix this problem.BIOS 1.31, CPU PM disable, Power On Battery, Power Scheme ? Max Performance, USB port ? disable. Example, Open some site with flash banners. Sound record under notebook  at center.http://www.sendspace.com/file/9xst5uWhen notebook work from AC sound 30% quieter.This sound not from- Fan, HDD/SSD.Maybe from:- Motherboard- CPU&nb... Read more

Answer:ThinkPad T520 – High pitch noise!

Like i've posted before on your other posts, I have the same issue. I've noticed the high pitch sound gets noticably louder when doing a 4k read/write bench with Crystal Benchmark. The one thing I did not do is test the system with the regular standard hard drive in it first.

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when i do a benchtest or if the gpu is at 100 percent it makes a palit high pitch noise but it is not coming from the fan

Answer:palit geforce 560 gtx high pitch noise help

well it is more like a hissing noise

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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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Hi, Do we have a solution to get rid o the high pitch noise. I've searched all the messages in the lenovo forums. I've seen a fix for another model but couldn't find one for 80HE. This noise really freaks me out and it's just been a week i got this laptop. Andy can you please answer me to this. If there's already a fix can someone please direct me to the solution.  Thank you

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Hello all, hope you all are well.

I am having an issue with a laptop of mine. Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop. The LCD outter cover looks a little cracked but not badly. The noise seems to be coming from the middle of the LCD towards the bottom. I took the laptop apart hoping it could have been a connector or a fan. I even took the RAM out and switched modules. The problem still persists to this moment.

I was hoping someone could give me good insight on what it could be?

I was thinking it may be the LCD monitor itself, but then I read online and some people say AC adapter or motherboard. Well the noise sounds like it's coming from the monitor only, so I don't really know.

Any suggestions?

Thank you,
Synt4x
 

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I have a W541 which is almost 1 year old. The head phone wasn't working so they replaced the moderboard for me. Now while booting (at the start up), there is a very bad static noise when running on the battery. If the laptop is plugged in there is no noise, or at least I can not hear that. After booting there is no any unusal noise in the machine. I appriciate any suggestion.  

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 I just received my y580 and I noticed that there's the high pitch noise coming from the front left area of the laptop. It happens only when it's plugged, regardless charging or not, so I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with the battery.  Anyone who has the same problem or any idea what's going on? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I've noticed something else.The noise is gone when the screen is dimmed, so maybe the sceen problem?

Answer:Y580 High pitch noise when plugged

sounds like a regulator going bad send it in for service 

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I have a brand new Spectre x360 (13-w023dx). When it's in sleep mode, the power LED blinks. What I am realizing is that when the power LED is illuminated during its blink cycle, I hear a high pitch tone.  It's super high pitch and hard to hear outside of a silent room, but still can be irritating.  I have seen other electronics in my life do this, but didn't know if it's a known issue or just mine. Also, if there's any potential of a BIOS adjustment that could fix it (perhaps changing the power going to the LED or something).  Thanks. [edit] I am realizing it only does this when plugged in/charging.  If I unplug it, the power LED still blinks in sleep mode, but there's no high pitch sound. Tried changing to a different wall outlet, just in case, but that didn't make any change. Still had the same high putch noise.

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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?

Help!
E6600
2gb ram
sata II hdd
Win Vista
 

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

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Hi guys,

I bought a satellite L650 notebook and right from day 2 i noticed there's a high pitch noise (you can check the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XLiejMy5Ns ) coming from somewhere underneath the touchpad when browsing the internet. It is very annoying and since i noticed it first, very hard to ignore, unless there's music playing in the background.

I can hear it almost anywhere if i put my ear over the keyboard, but it is most intense right over the touchpad. If i close the browser, the noise stops ( so i don't think it's because of the C-states of the i5 CPU, because when idle, the noise stops and when running multiple programs or games, the noise isn't there also ).

I took it to the service, still having aprox 6months warranty. At first, they said it is because the fan was full of dust. Of course, it wasn't the case. Then, they changed my motherboard and cooler. This didn't fix it either. Third time they changed the hdd (because of bad sectors, they said).

Did anybody have the same problem? What do you suggest I should do? Take it back to service again? It seems like they don't know how to fix it either. I also had an argue with them because at first they refused to repair it, saying it is not a malfunction, so I worry that they will just give the laptop back the way i took it, after the 4th time being in service for this problem.

Any information or advice is useful!

Thanks!

Vlad

Answer:High pitch electric noise on Satellite L650

I went through a clean install later today, after posting my questions. I'm using the older version of IE that came with windows7 cd and the noise isn't there anymore. I can still hear something if i come close to the keyboard, but it isn't that noticeable as it used to be.
I'm afraid now to use firefox or chrome thinking i might trigger it back :-)

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I recently bought a brand new Inspire P5800 5.1 surround sound system. It's a great surround sound system with great sound, nice and clear. But of course, nothing can be exactly perfect can it? Despite the nice clear sound from these speakers, i can occasionally hear this high pitched noise, sounds almost like a frequency or as i've heard some other people describe it as the night vision sound from the game Splinter Cell. It happens pretty much at random times and usually goes away, but always seems to reappear later. If i turn the speakers off and then back on i can usually (9 times out of 10) hear this pitch noise for like 3 seconds, as if the system is powering up or something. So far i would have to say the noise appears mostly during gaming, but can still be heard sometimes even if there are no applications running. Also, when i hear the noise i can turn the volume all the way down and i can still hear the noise. Does anybody know what could be causing this noise? Could it be interference? A driver? Any help or suggestions at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.
 

Answer:Creative Inspire P5800 high pitch noise

I can't determine if it has anything to do with interference from anywhere, so i'm begining to doubt it's that. Also, i separated my GPU from my sound card in my pc as far away from each other as i can, so the GPU can't be causing any kind of interference either. Wires in my pc are neatly organized and nothing seems to be where it shouldn't be. Um, i'm fairly positive all my drivers are up to date. I can't really think of anything else. Could my adapter for my subwoofer cause interference? Also, the house i live in uses an old fuse box for power, could that cause problems of any sort? Please, if somebody thinks they can help in any way, give any ideas, i would appreciate it.
 

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Hi people,
My computer has been doing this for as long as I can remember but it's driving me crazy! Under any kind of load; opening a folder, opening a website, pressing enter, anything that puts the processor under a small amount of load I guess, produces a high pitch sqeek which is really, really annoying. I'm not sure what would be causing it, hard drive? CPU? Heat sink? I tried kicking the computer a few times which usually fixes any funny sounds that come from them in my experience but this one just keeps on sqeeking! Any ideas on what might be the cause? I don't mind opening her up and having a poke about, I just haven't had the time for a systematic check of all the components; I have a thesis to write.
Cheers
 

Answer:High pitch noise from computer under any kind of load

Its a bit common actualy, its normaly a sign of an overworked PSU. Mobos can do it too. My infinity does it from time to time... Its the "chokes" that "sing" a dab of hot glue normaly fixes it right up ...
 

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I recently bought a brand new Inspire P5800 5.1 surround sound system. It's a great surround sound system with great sound, nice and clear. But of course, nothing can be exactly perfect can it? Despite the nice clear sound from these speakers, i can occasionally hear this high pitched noise, sounds almost like a frequency or as i've heard some other people describe it as the night vision sound from the game Splinter Cell. It happens pretty much at random times and usually goes away, but always seems to reappear later. If i turn the speakers off and then back on i can usually (9 times out of 10) hear this pitch noise for like 3 seconds, as if the system is powering up or something. So far i would have to say the noise appears mostly during gaming, but can still be heard sometimes even if there are no applications running. Also, when i hear the noise i can turn the volume all the way down and i can still hear the noise. Does anybody know what could be causing this noise? Could it be interference? A driver? Any help or suggestions at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.
 

Answer:Creative Inspire P5800 high pitch noise

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Hi,

I have a Toshiba Satellite S1800-921 Notebook.

Everytime I plug a device in any of the USB ports this high pitch noise appears.

Then when I unplug a USB device the noise disappears.

The noise comes from the back of the laptop where the USB ports are. The noise is very annoying since it's high pitch.

I've disabled the Ali PCI to USB Host Controller device through Device Manager in Windows XP and that seems to stop the noise but then I can't use any USB devices.

Has anyone come across this problem before and does anyone know a solution?

Any information would be most appreciated.

Many Thanks,


Andrew

Answer:Satellite S1800-921: USB - high pitch noise appears

Hi

The sound appears only if the USB devices are plugged.
Well, I have never heard about such issue.
I know about some different USB issue but nothing about a high sound.

Nevertheless maybe a Microsoft update will change something.
Please check this document:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=822603

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hello everyone,I ordered my thinkpad T61 7662-CTO on 13 june 2008 and i got my delivery on 28th july 2008(after one system got lost than damaged in transition). Ok lets start with problems. I used my notebook for 2 days without a single problem. Than on the third day i tried to act a little smart and updated the system and drivers using system update. everything goes fine working perfectly, BUT i start hearing my cpu screaching that(wwssscchhhh)  noise.and believe me its sharp and annoying u just cant concentrate on anything. at one point i emailed someone a wrong exel file!!!! than i start looking for solution like everyone else. but cant find anything anywhere(thinkpads are supposed to be the most quiet!!! everywhere!!!! same story same review!!!). after using the notebook for 3 hours constantly with that noise i had somewhat adjusted and i wasnt bothered much. so now i install itunes for my ipod. i reboot the system and everthing is normal. Next day I have to fire some imp emails so wake up early and start the system. GUESS WHAT!! BSOD! BANG! BSOD! BANG!windows vista = (Windows NIGHTMARE!)  simply wont boot try it 10 times and every single time BSOD! try rescue and recovery and try to find an error (i dont know exactly where) but it shows that my nvidia driver got corrupt and some other driver got corrupt too. OMG! ok i finally restore to factory settings without all that crapware. takes almost 1 hour. Now sy... Read more

Answer:CPU whine or sharp high pitch noise and possible solution.

the intel "CPU whine" is a well-known issue and will happen regardless of OS installed (linux included).   it's most common when using any power management scheme besides "high performance".   pull the a/c plug while using your current setup and you'll probably hear it shortly thereafter. one workaround is to disable CPU power management in the BIOS.   however, you're still likely to hear it when on battery power. the reason why the updated power management driver made more noise is because it probably changed your power scheme in some way.   none of my current/former core2duo-equipped thinkpads (T61p, X61, X61T, and X300) ever made the CPU whine more or less simply by changing drivers or software.   it was always done via various power management settings.

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Hey guys, well I've been having an annoying problem with my laptop fan. It produces a high pitched noise that is just loud enough to annoy me :/ My room is quiet, so you can very easily hear it. I'm not sure how long it's been going on for, but I've noticed it the last few months. To me it sounds like the fan is starting to wear out, from a fan bearing maybe. I've tried cleaning it by disassembling the laptop, but the noise hasn't changed. Do I need to replace the fan?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Laptop fan makes high pitch noise, fan wearing out?

Hmm gin mate what are the temps doing?? sounds like the thing is working overtime to me.

Try this and post back Speccy - Download < download from piriform.

One thing you can try if the temps are up is to shine a very bright light into the fan aperture and then look into the outlet vent if you cannot see much light then the cooling rad is blocked.
The pic is of a Toshiba but the principle is the same.

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So today i finally finished gathering all the hardware for my custom computer and got it all hooked up and booted up.

Everything has been going good, got all drivers and what-not installed.

Lastly i installed Half Life 2 on it, and noticed that only when im playing the game that i hear a high pitch buzzing noise. Its loudness decreases when the game is paused and goes away when i close the game. I first checked all fans to see if that was it and checked for rubbing cords, but after discovering it gets louder and quieter depending on the load, it sounds more electrical. Cant tell if its coming from the CPU or GPU or if its either. Any ideas what could be causing this?

System specs:
Asus P5Q Pro
Intel E8400
Corsair TX650
Corsair Dominator PC2-8500
EVGA Nvidia Geforce 9800 GTX+
Seagate Barracuda 500GB
 

Answer:Computer makes high pitch buzzing noise

That can be just about anything... bad speaker or speaker with torn sound pad, electronic radio wave interference from another device, etc. It can take a long time tracking it down.
Often, however, the cause is merely a mechanical vibration from a cable or plug vibrating against the case, another hardware item, or touching the blade of a case fan or heatsink fan.. If the frequency goes up and down, it can be a fan blade, or dirt on a fan blade. Clean all fans with a que tip and denatured alcohol. Use plastic slip-ties to tie down anything loose.
You might also want to use a cheap AM/FM radio as a detector. Move the radio around the case when it is tuned to a weak station, to see if there is a change in volume or frequency of static.
Defective sound cards, damaged by too much high volume can also result in unwanted sounds, as can wear to a video graphics card, any cooling fan wearing out, optical drive gears or motors.
Remove components, or remove and replace, are the only practical ways to find some such problems.
 

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Hello!

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,  Last week I sent off my Envy 13 to have its faulty battery replaced. It wasn't charging correctly.  The good news is that the charge is now fine and the battery is as it should be. The bad news is that the laptop now emits a constant high-pitch whine from the fan/cpu. It's piercing - the laptop equivalent of nails sliding down a chalkboard.  I'm having real trouble using it to work and concentrating on anything with this relentless whine. I don't mind some noise on startup - that's to be expected, but this is constant.  Is there any way I can change setting to solve this problem, or is it a hardware issue as a result of recent repairs?  Thanks

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I have recently bought an SSD(Sandisk SSDPLUS), and now when I boot the computer it starts emitting a high pitched noise and it continues until I reboot the computer. I have also tried placing the SSD in another computer and everything works as intended. I have also tried placing the old HDD into the laptop and no problems occur.
Has anyone else had this kind of problem?

Answer:Dell Inspiron 5558 high pitch noise

Hi ajov,
What is the size and configuration of the new SSD installed in the system?
Please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address, so that we can check on the system specification.

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Hi, I have a x61 tablet. When I drag a window(any window) using my track pointer or digitizer pen, or even external mouse, there is always this high pitch noise comming from somewhere. I think it is comming from the hard disk, but the HDD activity light isn't on while this happens. When the hard disk is on load,I only hear the hard disk noise which is even more quiet. When I move a window while the hard disk is working hard, I can hear the high pitch noise again. Maybe it is not from the hard disk. Where could this noise be comming from? This happens in both XP and Vista x64. This is very annoying! 4GB RAM, Multitouch, Bluetooth, WD 5400RPM 320GB HDD  EDIT/UPDATEI should have posted an update much sooner, like a year ago. After I got my motherboard replaced, the noise is gone. The noise was coming from a circular device which looks like a capacitor. 

Answer:Dragging a window makes high pitch noise

 I tried with original HDD that it shipped with, Hitachi 100GB 7200 rpm, same noise whenever I drag a window. WD 320GB 5400 rpm makes the same noise. I also tried intel SSD X25-m 80GB, same problem. The intel SSD is completely silent, so I know for sure that this noise is not comming from the hard disk. Before I sent it in, I explained about the problem with a upper level technician since the first technician I spoke was completely a moron saying this is a software problem. I called customer support today to check the status of my tablet. I was told the HDD and the keyboard was replaced. The 100GB hitachi was working perfectly fine, I even reimaged it using their own OS recovery disc right before sending it in. I was told the software was faulty, and they had to replace the hard disk for reimaging. For the keyboard, I don't know what the heck they were thinking. What a waste on time (for lenovo & me) and money(for lenovo). The reason I sent it in to depot was because the noise comming from somewhere on the motherboard and digitizer not working properly. I tried both XP tablet and in Vista. I'm going to get to the bottom of this. My case number is 30TS6J9. I sent my laptop last Friday (2/13), and was told I would be receiving it today (2/19), though I have no tracking information.  7764 CTO Thinkpad x61 tablet -Hoon  ps. btw, it really sucks that thinkpad x61 and t61 have a speed cap of SATA1 while the intel chipset supports SAT... Read more

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I have a very annoying high pitch sqeeking sound that comes from my speakers... I know its the speakers because when I put headphones on it iscolates there too.  If I turn the volumn down, it goes away.  It is a very regular sound that goes,  ehh, ehh, ehh......... ehh, ehh, ehh..... ehh, ehh, ehh.... very regularly in 3 second intervals.  Please HELP. Ps. i love the computer besides this.

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I have a HP Pavilon 516x with Windows XP. I forget the exact mHz and memory, but its around 800 or so and the memory is standard for that model and generation. It a little old, but it does what I need it to do.... that is until it makes a strange, hi-pitch squeeling noise inside of the tower and everything on the screen freezes in place. It's been doing this for quiet some time, as my brother as told me. He also suggested that it MIGHT be an inside cord problem (well, he said a way to 'temporary fix' it was to wiggle the inside cords around).Is it a cord problem? Is it the CPU? And can it be fix on the cheap? I want to be able to write stories without it freezing in place!

Answer:Hark!: Strange high-pitch Noise inside PC!

Well, we can't quite see it from hear, but it sounds like the power supply, eh?

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My Satellite M305D-S4830 laptop is producing very annoying High pitch noise coming from the processor area. How can i overcome this problem?

Answer:Satellite M305D-S4830 very annoying High pitch noise

Could be a faulty component on the Mainboard.

Is the laptop under warranty? I would send it to an ASP for repair.

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I purchased my 2nd laptop last Friday for school. I bought it at the Costco after comparing everything with some other laptops.
I like it so far except, there's a high pitch noise coming from the fan. First I thought it was my ear, but it wasn't. This high pitching noise is just so damn high, it drives me crazy.

Does this mean, there's something wrong with this laptop?
Or am I just damn sensitive?
My other Toshiba laptop is fine. It is just this new laptop!
Help!

Should I return this laptop and get a new one or is this normal?

Answer:Satellite U405d-s2850 - high pitch noise coming from the fan

Hi

Are you sure this sound is coming from the cooling module?
Usually it?s really hard to say what causes such high pitch noise without disassembling the whole notebook and checking the single parts.

> Does this mean, there's something wrong with this laptop?
To be honest I never noticed any high pitch noises on my three different notebooks.
So I assume there could be something wrong with the single notebook part.

So if you are really unsure what causes this high pitch noise then I would recommend contacting the ASP in your country for and notebook check.

Greets mate

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I think its from the speakers anyway. But even if I turn down the volume all the way the noise still comes out.

Its a subtile noise... that kind of electronic noise that gets really annoying if you are in a silent room. Anyone else having this problem?

Answer:Satellite A500-14c: high pitch noise coming from speakers?

Hi

I know such noise but in my case it was created only by an AC adaptor.

The AC adaptor cable was damage (broken) and therefore such noise has appeared.
But it was really, really low and I could not hear it always? just sometimes an mostly just for a short time?

Anyway, I have tested another AC adaptor and could detect the reason for that?

I don?t know why this sound comes from speakers but in most cases such issues are related to the hardware and should be checked by a technician.

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So having awkwardly removed my LGA 755 'plug-in' - ha ha! - cpu fan and heatsink to blow out the dust, and rather forcefully 'hammering' it - literally with a pair of pliars - back into the motherboard, breaking a bit of the plastic plug in the process, I am now met with a sustained high pitch noise from my computer (I am not sure what!) Additionally, when I check in the BIOS where I would once before see info on the cpu temperature and fan speeds I no longer do. I managed (despite the broken plug) to get the cpu fan reasonably and reassuringly square on and secure, however.

As for the fan, it does power on and spin, and the sound itself didn't (and doesn't) start out immediately after the fan is set in place, and the computer switched on, but once it starts that's it - it's time to re-seat the fan, or the noise will persist (even after reboots.) I'd also add that the computer boots fine into the OS.

What could be going on here?
 

Answer:Solved: Computer makes high pitch noise after cpu fan change

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I am running Vista on an x60. When I set the volume using the keypad volume controls, if I proceed up towards highest volume setting I get an unbearbale squeal from the laptop. It is like the feedback you would get on the radio when a person interviewed on the radio has the radio on in the background - high pitch whine. Some for of interference. Any ideas?This is not the problem people have posted about regarding CPU noise.Thanks in advanceMark 

Answer:x60 - high pitch noise when volume set past mid point. unbearable.

Mark, welcome to the forum,
 
as you say it sounds like feedback; have you tried adjusting the settings on, or turning off, the internal microphone?

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Hi, all I have a thinkpad T500 (2082-5BG) and there's a high-pitch noise whenever a copy large, medium files on the network (OS WinXP SP3). Any ideas?

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Hello everyone,

My old Dell Laptop (Inspiron 1520) is having problem with the LCD screen. Some part of screen is dark.
The left 1/3 is fine, but the 2/3 part on the right is not illuminated properly.
I'm guessing it's time to change the panel?

It's also making a high pitch sound two days before the screen problem. I wonder why.

The CPU fan has been dead for a year I think. I just use a fan base to remedy this.

What do you think? Replace the LCD panel or you think it's time for a new laptop?
I'm really not ready to spend $1K.
 

Answer:Dell Laptop LCD panel problem and high pitch noise

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This problem just occurred yesterday. First the high pitch noise is happened in the morning just a while, then disappear. The whole day, it doesn't produce any noise. Later at night, the noise is happened even when the laptop is in sleep state. I turn it on, shutdown the OS (I'm using Ubuntu 10.04), but the noise is kept coming out from speaker. I disconnect the adaptor and battery, then I just plug in the adaptor without turning on the laptop, but the noise is still heard. After unplug the adaptor for a while, I put back the battery and plug the adaptor back in. This time no noise is heard. The noise happened again this morning, when I move the laptop just an inch. A little knocking in palm rest area and the noise gone again. I just had processor fan replaced last week by IBM tecknical support here. When I pick up the laptop, I notice that the palm rest in right side is not fit in, it lifted a little near the arrow button. Is it possible that the noise is because some cable inside not plugged or other cause? This problems is quite annoying, yet not easily reproduceable. I have use this laptop for about 4 hours now but no noise. Anyone know how to fix this problems?

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I just bought the H330 desktop (G630, no wifi card inside) ,http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/desktop/essential/h-series/h330/ and when hooked with TP Link WN721N Wireless N 150Mbps USB Adapter, no matter front or back usb, h330 (not from the adapter itself) starts to make this high-frequency noise from time to time.To illustrate: zi~zi~zi~zi~ (20 seconds interval) zi~zi~zi~zi~zi~zi~(20 seconds interval) zi~zi~zi~zi~zi~zi~Not very loud on the day time, but at night it is really annoying.I unhook the adapter, or eject it from win7, and the noise is gone.Would you please me why it is happening and how can I make it disappear.By the way, both my adapter and my desktop are new, bought less then a week. I really need some help concerning this problem.Thanks in advance.

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I've got a brand new VN7-791G. I bought it without Windows since I have a Windows 7 license and I'm not at all interested in Windows 8. I have installed my Windows 7 and it's working just fine, with one exception - when operating on battery power the machine makes this annoying, high-frequency whining noise. The noise comes from the upper right corner of the laptop, close to the power jack. Once the power cord is plugged in, the noise disappears. I thought that the noise was related to Acer software that I installed - ePower something and so on. Indeed, this model was designed for Windows 8 and any software that is availabel for this model does not work with Windows 7. I downloaded Acer software for TravelMate models, which of course has the same name and purpose. All of it (launch manager, etc) works just fine. The Launch manager is important since otherwise the blue functional keys are not working properly. I thought that ePower would be useful as well. Now I have uninstalled it but the noise is still there. The only other thing that I installed from Acer website is some sort of a patch (updates to the Windows power plan ..), this I don't know how to uninstall. I have actually returned the first unit due to this noise, but now the second unit behaves exactly the same. I have searched on Google and on these forums, but there does not seem to be any answer. Customer Service are useless - they just inform me that they do not support Windows 7 on this model. I wo... Read more

Answer:Acer Aspire VN7-791G high pitch noise on battery p...

unifex,
 
I'd like to lead off with me being a little concerned about purchasing a unit without an operating system, we ship our systems with an operating system on them which means that this system has been altered from manufacturer's specifications.
 
Were there also any hardware changes that took place when the software changes occurred?

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when i boot up my system all i hears is a high pitch noise coming from my pc... my monitor says its getting a signal but still doesnt display anything.

if it helps im replaceing a gforce 5200
 

Answer:GeForce 6800gt AGP 8X 256MB Problem - High pitch noise

same problem with same video card.
possibly a bad batch, but i dont know .
was the maker xfx?
 

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 I have a thinkpad x61 tablet that makes a whining high pitch squeal noise whenever I drag a window / scroll window / and some random times. Previously, I was able to notice noise when I enter screen saver mode when I have rotating text message on the screen. Today, I just found out that when you visit this sie, it sound like the maximum noise produced from my thinkpad. http://kiasoul.com/Then click 'gallery' on the left menu. The noise will be there even with the internet explorer windows minimized. The amount of the noise comming from the motherboard is unbearable. I know it's from a electronic part because I tried my thinkpad with the keyboard and palmrest taken off, with USB keyboard connected to it. I also have a SSD that is noiseless. This happened with both XP and Vista 64.  I also have another same model CTO7764 thinkpad x61 tablet, it still produces this same type of noise but is much quiet. I'm sending mine in to the depot next week for a repair.  x61 tablet 7764 / MT-MV screen / 4GB RAM / 100GB 7200rpm HDD / 80GB intel x25-m SSD / Bluetooth / intel 4965AGN.    EDIT/UPDATE:I should have posted an update much sooner, like a year ago. After I got my motherboard replaced, the noise is gone. The noise was coming from a circular device which looks like a capacitor. 

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Hi I've bought a new Lenovo ThinkCenter M92p Tiny (Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470T CPU @ 2.90GHz). When there is no not much load (< 1%) then I hear an annoying high pitch noise comming from some component under the fan (maybe a capacitor?)If I move the mouse or the load goes over a certain level the noise disappears but comes again if the load is not high enough.This happens under Linux (3.4.9) and Windows 7! Should I plead the warranty and let the device be replaced by Lenovo? Would be really nice to see if there are also problems with other devices. This is realy annoying becuase the device is set on my desk! Thanks a lot. Cheersmijenix 

Answer:High pitch noise ThinkCentre M92p tiny when not much load

Can't say yet whether I'm having the exact variation based on the "load", but the squeal is high, annoying, and almost constant.  My next step will be tech support to see how many other folks are calling in.  Design flaw? Quality control?  Hmmm.  Otherwise I like the computer a lot.  Hard to recommend to customers, though, until this issue is cleared up.

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Hi can anyone answer what could be a silly question, I have a HP t550.uk pc with a f1703 monitor and a NVIDIA Geforce FX 5500 graphic card. I have my power settings to power down the monitor after 15 mins or sometimes I just turn it off but leave the computer running. When I return to pc there is a High pitch noise coming from tower, sounds the graphic card, when I turn the monitor back on it gets louder for a second or two then goes, it may seem silly but sounds like the pressure has been released. IS THIS NORMAL, and I am just to fussy. I have already had 1 graphic card replaced by HP, who done a fine job picking it up, and having it back in 24 hours.
 

Answer:High pitch noise from grathic card (silly question)

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I think its from the speakers anyway. But even if I turn down the volume all the way the noise still comes out.

Its a subtile noise... that kind of electronic noise that gets really annoying if you are in a silent room. Anyone else having this problem?

Answer:Re: Satellite A500-14c: high pitch noise coming from speakers?

Hi

I know such noise but in my case it was created only by an AC adaptor.

The AC adaptor cable was damage (broken) and therefore such noise has appeared.
But it was really, really low and I could not hear it always? just sometimes an mostly just for a short time?

Anyway, I have tested another AC adaptor and could detect the reason for that?

I don?t know why this sound comes from speakers but in most cases such issues are related to the hardware and should be checked by a technician.

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I have 2 x M72e Tiny 4004G7U (i5 3470T, 4GB, 500Gb 7200 hdd) and both have same problem with high pitch sound!Both have latest BIOS and Win8.1 with all updates. Thet are still with ~>1y warranty left and nothing from this forum can get this sound to go away! From similar propblem with M92p I tried disabling C3C2C1 to only C1 but had no effectIt is very annoying, as it is quite high pitch and strong with sove variability.It reminds me of pest repelling ultrasound machines (so I guess this will repell any pest, rat or similar#[email protected]#). My guess is that it comes from fan, not 100% sure but seems like so.Anybody have suggestion how to solve it? Is there anybody from Lenovo to address what should we do about this, is this covered under warranty?

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Hi

I could use some help !!!

I just bought a Satellite P500 windows7 came with it and thats what Im using. The illuminated side buttons will not work. They are light up but no response from touching them. Some times when I restart the computer it will go back to working normally (fully functioning buttons). Also when I start the computer there is a HIGH pitched sqealling sound coming from the speakers..(sometimes)....this noice will not go away unless I restart the computer !!

Now even a restart will not make that anoying sound go away, and its changed from a one note sqeelling to a continous beep beep beep beep, when I put the pointer on the volume control and move the volume up it goes right down on its own and I can not stop it ( NOT that I want to listen to beep beep beep all day )...Now also the touch sensitve pointer pad doesnt work, or rather it stops working then without me doing anything it comes back on !!! I called the help line they told me to down load the latest driver for BIO 2.8 --I did and no change, no help.

They also said to down load the latest touch pad driver which i did , and AGAIN it does nothing to fix the problems. I got the downloads from the Toshiba support site and yes I clicked the proper model series etc etc..I called the support guys AGAIN and they took my number and said they would call me back...yaa right havent heard a thing from them. I spent alot of money on this P500 and would really appreciate any kind of help.
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Answer:Re: Satellite P500 - illuminated buttons do not work, and a high pitch noise

Helo Toad

I have Satellite P500 in front of me and use it almost 4 months now. I use it with original preinstalled Windows7 64 bit (factory recovery image) and everything is OK.
So the recovery image must be OK.

I don?t know where do you live and how it works in your country but I recommend you to contact your local dealer and ask for replacement. In my country I have 14 days time to send product back and ask for money or replacement.

Don?t waste your time phoning around. Exchange the notebook and I hope that new one will be OK.
All you can do now is to update BIOS and install OS again using HDD recovery procedure (F8 at start up > Repair my computer). If this will not help exchange it.

Just to say that Satellite P500 is great machine. I love it, especially big display and powerful Harman/Kardon speakers.

Bye

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I've only noticed today that when I turn up my laptop's volume up to about 28 (even with headphones in), there's this high pitch noise that comes from the speakers. And I'm sure it's the speakers and not anything else.
But the sound is sort of that real ear-killing noise so I can't listen to it for long. It even sometimes sounds like thousands of crickets - a complete nightmare

But with my volume at any level below 28 I can listen to whatever through headphones without the sound bothering me.

Does anyone have any ideas for a solution? I do know a thing or two about computers but nothing about anything extremely technical and I'm not sure if I want to take it apart, unless I really have to.

If you could help me it would be appreciated!

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This has been driving me absolutely crazy but I am glad to have found the source of it. Over the past 4-5 weeks ever since i built my new computer, my computer has always had this wierd high pitch noise. I dont know if its coil whine or not, but the sound signature is def not the same as the coil whine that comes from my 7970 card. It sounds more digital.

What could be the cause of this? And what would the remedy be? My ethernet cable is approx 60 ft so it will be a pain in the ass to replace. Or buy another NIC?



edit: forgot to mention....the noise is constant. Not intermittent with usage. No amount of load or idle on the network changes the noise.
 

Answer:High pitch noise coming from motherboard when ethernet cable plugged in

This may sound totally random, but do you have Pando Media Booster installed? If so, try uninstalling it. Here's my source for the suggestion.
 

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I purchased a EVGA GeForce 6200 256mb PCI card (not PCI-E) from newegg for my Dell Dimension 1100 in January and from the start i've experienced these "interference lines" running across the screen when using 3D applications/games such as games, google earth, itunes cover flow etc. At 1st they start off small, then increase in size and frequency when the 3d activity increases as well as a high pitch noise that comes out from the speakers and my headphones if connected. I thought maybe a faulty/underpowered PSU was the cause so i upgraded the standard dell psu i had (250w) with an Antec Earthwatts 80 PLUS certified 500W one and the problem still persists. This problem isn't just isolated in Windows Xp, but also other OSes i've used on my PC like Ubuntu so i don't think its a drive issue (i've also tried to downgrade to older drivers). Anyone have any advice?

Windows XP Sp3 Home
2.52GHZ Intel Celeron D
2GB DDR400 Ram
160GB 7200 HDD
 

Answer:Wavy White Lines/High Pitch Noise with new nvidia graphics card

If the card is passively cooled (heatsink) and you know the noise is definitely coming from the card, the card may have a defective capacitor or capacitors.

Remove the card and carefully examine the capacitors. All should be perfectly flat on top. If you find any with swollen or bulging tops, or that are leaking a "brownish" looking fluid, the capacitors are most likely the problem.
 

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Hello,

Background
I received my Inspiron 15 7000 (7559) gaming edition yesterday. Brand new from Dell.ca, with 4k touch screen and dual HDD & SSD.

Problem
There is a faint, but noticeable and annoying high-pitch buzzing sound coming from near the center of the keyboard. This happens as soon as I use any audio after I boot. 
When I mute my speakers, the high-pitch stops and is replaced by a much less noticeable low-pitch buzz. 
The high-pitch buzzing volume is the same, regardless if my volume is at 2 or 100. 
Headphones plugged in, there is no buzzing from the earbuds, but still a low-pitch buzz from the laptop.
It sounds like as if the speakers were turned up all the way so there's high- or low- pitched static.
Edit: I'm unsure if it still buzzes when video/music is playing.

Remarks
I am considering re-installing the audio driver, and I will also call support in the coming days.
I appreciate all suggestions and input! 

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To back up Dell-Brian B's threads you can find all the available Dell documents for the Dell Dock and Dell Thunderbolt Dock here. 
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Question: thunderbolt dock

HP ZBook Dock with Thunderbolt 3 usb device issues. USB Keyboard randomly sends a stream of a repeated character.  I will be typing and mid worrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr d will get results like in the word above.  The inverse happens alot too, were it just drops a few characters i have typed. USB Mouse lag is horrible. Both devices will stop functioning, need to reboot the dock to recover them. Any one have any suggestions or which drivers are the most stable?

Answer:thunderbolt dock

#HPExpertDayYou will have to update BIOS/Firmware if any. Install the docking station drivers. Try using a different keyboard, if the issue stops then issue was with keyboard.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/bph07165

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I have a new ZBook G3 17" with ThunderBolt 3 dock station.I have install my laptop with boot up finger&password protection.I have connect display, keyboard and mouse to this dock.Every time  I bootup, I have to open laptop to insert access data.This look like a stupid solution compare the old HP docking station that I have on my HP 8760W where dockingstation are working from first second and I can insert my access data (password) without opening lid.There are any solution to this problem ?I have also another problem. On the old PC was possible create a protected area of HD using a little part of it withHP ProtectTools. This SW is not possible to install on ZBook G3.I don't found any solution to create it. Only using Windows 10 (that I don't want to use) functionality.More we go on and worst SW/HW are delivery to user. AC

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Hi,I have a Thinkpad P50 and today my Dell Thunderbolt Dock arrived.Unfortunately, it doesn't work  (= it is not recognized in any way), although Dell specifically says that the dock also works with non-Dell Thunderbolt 3 machines. I have installed the Thunderbolt software from the P50's driver site and updated to BIOS 1.17.Lenovo released an "Intel Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt Firmware" for the P70. But there's no such firmware update on the P50's site, just the Intel Thunderbolt Software from November.The 1.17 UEFI/BIOS Update says it fixed a Thunderbolt issue, but apparently not mine Has anyone ever gotten some Thunderbolt 3 device working on the P50? I just hope this will be fixed soon, because the Thunderbolt dock seems to be the only convenient way to drive three 4K displays with the P50 (2 via Thunderbolt 3, 1 via miniDP).  

Answer:P50: Thunderbolt 3 dock not recognized

What's the model number of the dock?  Thanks!

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