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Computer making buzzing/whining noise even when turned off

Q: Computer making buzzing/whining noise even when turned off

I just started noticing a constant buzzing/whining noise coming from my computer even when it is turned off. I've tried unplugging everything (speakers, mouse, keyboard, network cable, etc.) but it seems that the only way I can get rid of the noise is to power it off completely. Why is this? And is there anything I can do to fix it? Thanks!

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my hp 6730 b laptop charger was beeping and eventually stopped working i replaced it with a loaner ..The loaner is a original hp charger but has less power volts are .5 off but the original had 90 watts the loaner has only 65 watts...it charges the bat to 100 percent..although i noticed the lightning bolt led is not staying blue like it was...it goes to amber at 60 percent charge and then blue like itshould somewere working up to full charge then it goes off..it used to stay blue.. i dont leave it plugged in at night..i figure i better not..NOW 3 DAYS LATER MY LAPTOP CRASHED TWICE AND BUZZED... NO SCREEN ...FAN GOING AND LEDS BLINKING...it would not shut down from power off on button....so i umplugged the charger and pulled the batt out...put batt back in and it said windows did nor shut down correctly..hit enter and it rebooted fine....how serious is underpowering a devise...in general i always thought under was ok within reason over was bad....??? im buying the original 90 watt hp block today.....cant risk it did i damage any thing...???

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That all depends. If you are not using the laptop while the "under powered" charger is plugged in, the battery will just take longer to charge. BUT, if you are using the laptop while the charger is plugged in, you could very easily do some serious damage to the laptop. The charger is meant to supply a certain amount of voltage at a certain load. If you are drawing more from the charger, more than it is meant to put out, you can fry the charger resulting in a short circuit and subsequently fry your motherboard.

Best thing to do is not use it anymore until you get either the OEM charger or a direct replacement from a company like Targus. Targus USA | Cases, Bags and Accessories for Laptops and Tablets

After you get the new charger, if you are still having problems, you will likely need to bring your laptop to a tech who can bench it and test the MoBo. Hope everything works out for you.

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Antec Smartpower 2.0 450w

Mines making an annoying squealing noise and has been since i got it new. Everest is reading voltages -

CPU CORE = 1.55v (Athlon 64 754 Newcastle 3400+)
AUX = 1.42v (wat is this by the way? it reads temperature from 66 - 150 oC in seconds)
+ 3.3v = 3.26v
+ 5v = 5.00v
+ 12v = 10.88v (sometimes 10.94v)
+ 5 Standby = 5.03v
VBAT = 2.94v

Its slowly driving me insane, its so high frequency mi mum and dad cnt hear it at all! but i can!!!!!!!!

I only recently got this new on eBay which was advertised new from a trusted seller.

Im really hoping someone here can offer me a solution or things to try other than ur psu is on its way out go buy a new one.... im skint.

Thanks in advance!
 

A:PSU Making a Whining Noise!

It is possible the psu 12v fan bearing is damaged and squealing which would also drag the 12v bus down.

Turn it OFF before you damage the mobo.
 

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After getting help from some people on here I checked out my HD with Maxtor and it said everthing was fine. I then used the Samsung utility HUTIL to check my HD and it came up under the master and slave drive saying "none". I still have no idea what is causing my HD to buzz from time to time so any help would be great.
 

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Hi there,
recently the speakers in my laptop started to make a weird buzzing noise when i try to open any type of audio or video.
Sometimes it stops for short periods but then startes again.
Im running Windows 7
Can anyone help?
 

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I have an Acer VN7 791 laptop, it's almost two years old and within the last 10 or so months it's been making a buzzing/whirling noise.It only makes this noise when I'm running a game that's pretty resource intensive.I've pinpointed the noise to the front end (closest to the user) of the laptop but I can't really tell which side it comes from. It often sounds like it's coming from one or both sides. The two internal components on the left and right side, respectively, are the battery (it's internal) and HDD.I've used applications and tested both of these components. The HDD seems like it's fine but I dunno, it sometimes sounds like the noise comes from it's side of the laptop. The battery died the other day for the first time, it wouldn't charge and the Acer care problem reported the battery was "damaged due to long term use" but ever since then the battery has been fine and hold a charge. Thing is this issue had occurred for almost a year now and the battery was fine back then.The longer the use of high resource games when the buzzing is occurring the louder the buzzing seems to become.So can anyone help me pinpoint what the issue truly is? Thanks!Also, here's a video of the buzzing, turn the sound up as it's kinda hard to hear. The buzzing is slightly louder in person my phone camera just didn't record very well.https://youtu.be/TnIMyXVUFcI

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Hey guys, this is my first post here so if this is in the wrong place, then forgive me, I checked around and this seems like the best place for this kinda prob.

Ok the problem is that my fan on my graphics card (Radeon 9600XT) has started making a weird and very annoying buzzing/whirling sound.

It all started after I did my monthly clean up inside my system. Getting rid of all the grime and stuff and checking to see if everythings just all right.

Well i plugged everything back together and a strange whirling sound started coming from my system. It's hard to describe really, it's kinda intermitent. It comes on for 5/6 seconds then theres a pause, then it's on again for another 5/6 secs etc. It doesn't seem to be related to any sort of activity the computer is engaged in, ie it makes the same kinda noise when just sat there on desktop as it does when Im downloading stuff, browsing the net or playing games.

I took the back off my case to see what it might have been and found out it was my graphics card, because when i held my card the pitch of the buzzing would lower a bit, so I took the top of my fan off my g-card and cave it a good clean out because i thought maybe there was something stuck in the fan that was making the noise. The fan is now totally crap-free but it's still making the noise.

Grrrrrrr

If anyone has any suggestions please help It' so very annoying and starting to give me headache. Oh and if I've left out ne information ... Read more

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hi.
A couple of weeks ago my speakers started burping a buzzing noise every couple of minutes and i don't know how to get rid of it and it's really starting to bug me. I'm using an inbuilt soundblaster live 24-bit soundcard on my gigabyte ga-g1975x motherboard. My speakers are connected through an amp in me sub which is then connected to my computer. The buzzing noise occurs even when the computer is off, but the amp is on (i'm not too sure about this, but i will check to make sure and add it in later)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
 

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a mate of mine dropped his laptop (acer travelmate 8372) from about 1.4m height, and it makes really really loud buzzing crackling noises. is it the busted hard drive? or is something electric in the laptop about to explode?
 

A:Laptop dropped, making buzzing noise

Such a noise could be a number of things, is it still booting up to the desktop?

I guess from your description that the noise is coming from the speakers, if you could just confirm that.
 

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Zip folder from the diagnostics tool should be attached.

I've noticed the past week or so that after about 4 or less (Source games seem to make it crash quicker) hours of gaming, that my pc just freezes on one frame and makes a loud buzzing noise, a friend has suggested re-applying thermal paste on my cpu, but i figured i'd go here first for your guys verdict. Thanks.

A:PC freezing and making buzzing noise in speaker.

Hi WhatTheFlup. All your dumps are of year 2012.

Configure dumps

First, we want to make sure the computer is saving your dump files. Go to Control Panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings -> Startup and Recovery [Settings] Make sure that "Write Debugging Information" is set to Small Memory Dump (256kb) if it is not already.

Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

Next, make sure that the folder C:\Windows\Minidump exists. If not, create it (allow permission if asked). Make sure any dumps you want to analyze, whether yours or others', are in this folder. You can ZIP/RAR the files and send them to someone else to analyze as well.

Recommendations based on the other files uploaded -

Daemon Tools/Alcohol %Start Menu\Programs\DAEMON Tools Lite
Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although we have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions). Please uninstall the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): DuplexSecure - FAQ

As an alternative, many people recommend the use of Total Mounter or Magic ISO

Start up

Keep less stuff at the start-up. Only anti-virus, this helps avoid driver conflicts and improves time to log in to windows.
Troubleshoot a Problem by Performing a Clean Startup in Windows 7 or Vista
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8191 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5450, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941389 MB, Free - 865450 MB; D: Total - 12376 MB, Free - 1512 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB1 , 1.00,
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

Hey guys, and thanks for taking my question in advance. The specs for the machine in question are shown above. Basically, all seems to be running fine, and I've only had this PC for a couple of days now, but from the moment I boot up, to the moment I shut down, I get this thin, tiny buzzing sound from inside the case. You might even say there's an electrical quality to it. I think I've managed to pin-point where most of it is coming from, and it seems to be somewhere near the power supply. When I apply gentle pressure to that part of the case, the sound lowers slightly in volume. It's not a loud sound per say, but it's plainly audible (perhaps because the rest of the machine is so quiet). It's a little on the higher pitch range. It seems to increase in volume from time to time, then decrease, with little explicable reason. It's odd because I could swear that it wasn't there when I first booted the machine after purchase. It seemed to begin after about the second boot up, and has occurred every boo... Read more

A:New machine making buzzing/electrical noise!

If the noise is a "buzz" the problem is generally a coil choke. If the noise is a "whine" the problem is generally a capacitor. Coil chokes are various sizes and shapes as shown in the attached pic.
 

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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 1.0.0.1
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
 

A: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 may have repost this before) - There is a noise coming from my 8900, Dell have replaced the CPU Fan, Main Fan and the Graphics Card, It was ok for a few days.
When the Noise appears when I put my hand on the right hand side of the machine it goes away, when I release my hand it comes back, When I give it a light tap it noise goes away for a couple of hours.
There is no noise if I lay my unit on the floor right hand side. I think the case (the right Panel) is vibrating which is causing the noise when its upright. I have had the machine for about a year issue started to happen after 6 months.
Any ideas what to do? 

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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

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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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My computer is an HP Pavilion zv5000 with windows xp. I came home today and it was off. I statred it and it made a clicking , spinning noise, like something was broke or loose. It is repeatedly displaying the following error message: Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 082)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
For Realtek RTL8139(X)/8130/810X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE-E61:Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
 

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Hey guys I've got a problem. My GPU GTX780 GHz is making a buzzing / whining sound at very high fps and I mean 300+. I tried to google it but most buzzing seems to be made by PSU however PSU has nothing to do with fps. And I assume that the power consumption is roughly the same when playing Crysis 3 120 fps or Dead Space 2 400+ fps.
Yes I know I could use v-sync but sometime it causes noticeable input lag.

Is it normal? Safe for the GPU? Does it go away?

Thanks for info
 

A:GPU buzzing / whining at very high fps

What is you PSU make and model? When was the last time you cleaned your system out (physically powering down, opening the case and removing all the dust - especially on all the fans)? Do you monitor your internal temps when you game - if so what are they when you game? Have you overclocked anything?
 

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I have an external usb hd enclosure. Inside is a Seagate 400gb IDE drive. Its only a year and a half old so its not dead.

Anyway it has a fan inside to prevent it from overheating. Recently it sounds like whining. Intermittent with this is a buzzing sound. Then it stops and is silent then it starts again for no reason.

What can I do about this? Is the enclosure dead. Is the fan dead? Can I fix it? Can I remove the fan or turn it off? Can I put something like a sponge inside to stop the annoying sound? What are my options?

Thanks for your help.
 

A:Whining and Buzzing Coming from Fan of USB HD enclosure

Sure sounds like the fan is bad. They can be replaced. How easy that is depends on the enclosure.
 

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I bought my computer new from Dell about 2 years ago. It's an Alienware Aurora R3. It's suitable for high graphics gaming. My computer freezes at random times. While in this frozen state, the keyboard and mouse are unresponsive and there is a buzzing sound coming from the speakers if a video, song or game was interrupted by this freezing. I have to turn the computer off and then on to get it to stop. I have read all the other threads describing the same problem but they are all inconclusive. Some say it's hardware, others say it's drivers etc.

But there is one interesting thing I found with my problem. When I was playing World of Warcraft (an MMORPG) I was able to reproduce that frozen state. It may be difficult to understand if you have never played the game. My character has the ability to fly which adds a dimension to it's movement. When I fly against a certain doorway in the game my character struggles and I get a fast intermittent buzzing then it locks into the above mentioned frozen state. So I guess I'm using "higher" graphics when I do this? I may have narrowed it down to the graphics card.

There are 2 recent unusual events that took place before this started happening. I had malware and downloaded Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes successfully removed the malware. I uninstalled Malwarebytes after discovering it may conflict with my McAffee antivirus. I also bought a new wireless mouse and keyboard. These events may have nothing to ... Read more

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My computer is whining, and it's really starting to aggrivate me. It's coming from the back of the computer. It's only three months old right now, and didn't start whining until I plugged in the new (old, really - FX5500) graphics card for low-end gaming. This would make me think it's the graphics card, so I just ignored it until now.

I got down and dirty, and listened closely. I can HEAR my GPU fan spinning, but it doesn't seem to be the source; the whining noise stays constant while the fan spinning can become irregular. I'm wondering what else it could be? Possibly my PSU? Since it happened when I plugged the card in, could the PSU be under too much strain? It's a 300watt Proprietary HIPRO, with +12v/19amps. I wouldn't think it would be under strain - I unplug all my USB accessories and it still makes the noise.

Obviously, taking the graphics card out removes the whining noise. I don't have another available system to test it on at the moment. I know it isn't my PSU or other case fan - I've turned them to 0 in SpeedFan and get the same noise. Any suggestions?

- VA
 

A:Whining Noise

I had an old nVidia that the holder the fan sat in on top of the heat sink broke (left the PC on almost all the time). although the fan kept spining, there was a crack and was very loud noise coming from it... nothing to do except replace the card
 

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Not sure what else to say....My computer will randomly let out a loud buzzing noise for about 10 seconds, then reboot. It happened a couple times a few weeks ago, and again this week.

I think it happens when my computer goes to sleep. It's never happened when I'm working on it; however, I have it running in the backgrounds sometimes for music. Just now, I came in after leaving it on for about 15 minutes, and I was back at the login screen.

My computer has never even felt warm, so I don't think it's overheating....I do have it on a lot, though.

Thanks for any advice; I'll post my specs if anyone needs them....It's a 3 month old computer, though. No old parts....

A:Computer restarting on its own + scary buzzing noise

Do you have a screen save coming on or is it just set to turn off the monitor? Perhaps your power settings are set to go to standby? Go to the control panel and check on the power settings and display settings.

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Hi guys

Often, when running intensive program like my games, my computer will freeze up and make a loud buzzing noise. The only way to make it stop is turning off the computer by holding the button. I can surf the web for hours etc, meaning it only happens in games. I thought it was overheating but I have a fan running by my case now, doesnt seem to help too much. I have heard it could be RAM related. I am pretty much clueless as to what it could be. Any tips advice would be very much appreciated. In case anyone asks I have ran virus/ad-aware/defrag etc etc.Thanks in advance.
 

A:Computer freezing with LOUD buzzing noise.

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So a few weeks ago I was in Sony Vegas editing a video and suddenly my mouse and keyboard both became unresponsive and a loud buzzing noise started coming out of my speakers. I left it for a few minutes but nothing happened, there was no blue screen of death, no error message,nothing. so the only thing I could do was force a restart.

Over the next few days the problem continued in graphical/CPU intensive programs (such as photoshop, Vegas, fsx, etc), and all I could do was restart. Not once did I see an error message. I did originally think that it was due to an overclocking (4.4 GHz) however I checked my temperatures and they didn't ever peak above 60-70. Neverthelss, I underclocked back to 3.3 but still experienced the problem.

I read online that I should do a clean install of windows so I did that, and up until now I thought the problem was solved. And a couple of minutes ago I was playing age of empires and the computer froze and then The buzzing started again.

Here's video I recorded of the sound: youtube.com/watch?v=JiyAqeuGreU

I'm really clueless to what it could be. Ive reinstalled NVIDIA drivers, cleaned out the registry, reinstalled windows, what can it be?!

I think it might have something to do with my graphics card or drivers or something along those lines, as the problem only occurs when in games or video/picture editing programs. However, my computer and all the components are new (about a month), and I can't think of any possible meddling I ... Read more

A:Computer freezes and makes buzzing noise, no BSOD?

I would say its a graphics card problem, I have had the same happen to me before but that was due to me putting a heavy overclock on my card. I have also had the same happen with a couple of old graphics cards that died.

Although the computer is new, it is know for graphics to fail at any time, if you have the chance you can prove it by testing your pc with a different graphics card, if you don't have access to one then I would either take the pc back to where you bought it and get them to test it, or if you built it yourself I would RMA the card.

Ideally it would be good for you to try another card in your PC first to make 100% sure it is the card, but it certainly sounds like it to me.

Paul

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My computer has been freezing and making a buzzing noise through my headphones for a good time now.I've tried scanning for malaware and viruses, and no luck,my computer is still freezing in some games.Can some one please help me for once,i've been posting everywhere and no one helped me yet.

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I've had this problem the past week, Re-formatted twice, And the third time I did a clean install.

What happens is when I watch a movie, Play video games, Surf the web, Or just let it idle. The PC freezes and plays a strange buzzing noise of the audio that is currently playing when it crashes repeats 50 times a second or so.

I've owned this PC over the years, always updating. Recently bought a new PSU, CPU and a Motherboard (2 months ago).
New Components:

Intel Core i7 4790ASRock Z97 Extreme6EVGA Nex-750B

Full Specs:

Intel Core i7 4790ASRock Z97 Extreme6EVGA Nex-750BGeForce GTX 980RAM 4x4 Corsair Vengence 1600 1.5VSanDisk 220GB (OS)Vertex 450 (For a single game )HDD 2TBHDD 650GBCD/DVD

I tried:

Reformat,Clean Install,Switching SATA Cables+Port,Resetting CMOS,Reinstalling BIOS,Reinstalling ALL DriversUpdating Drivers,sfc /scannowchkdskMemtest64Increased Memory voltage from 1.5V to 1.55VPrime 95 (Only for a short time)GPU Stress Test (Only for a short time)And a bunch of others I don't remember.
I don't have time to take the PC to a repair shop, Stores open after I start school and close when I'm done.
I ran the DM Log collector Too and uploaded it.

I might have seen a pattern where it happens quicker when I play video games. But it has also happened when Idle.

A:Computer freezes randomly with a buzzing noise. No BSOD.

Hi EidurGeir,

Welcome to the 8forums.

I have some questions for you that need to be answered.
Also, please try to remember what you have done and didn't wrote, to prevent double actions.

Are there any devices connected outside of mouse and keyboard?What have sfc and chkdsk reported?Have you tried to do chkdsk on all the drives?What was the result of Memtest86+? how many passes have you done?What test did you do with Prime95?What GPU stress test did you do?Have you tried Hard Drive diagnostics?Have you tried to defragment your hard drives if you have HDD hard drives?After clean install / format, how much have you installed and what have you installed?

When we proceed in the troubleshooting process, there will likely come more questions.






Please fill in your system specsPlease go to this site and download the tool. The tool will give you detailed information about your system specs, please fill in your system specs more completely.
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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
 

A: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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Happens when I play games or watch videos, around once a week, I've looked in event viewer and haven't found anything relevant. Have to cut off power and reboot. Computer runs cool, NVIDIA GeForce experience is updating all my drivers. GREENBEAST-PC-Mon_03_17_2014_131023_66.zip

A:Freezing with Buzzing noise, new custom built computer

Got this error message, got it before but this is only the 2nd or 3rd time I've received it.

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer

A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the allocated time interval..."

generally the freezing has been happening more when I play Dota 2 on steam, but sometimes while watching videos on google chrome such as youtube or gamespot.

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After about 15 minutes of turning on my computer it begins to make a buzzing/humming noise.  The noise does not stop all while the computer is on regardless of what I am doing on it.  It is SNID PWGBF02002040060F3000 and is not under warranty.  It was manufactured October 8, 2010.  It just started making this noise.  I am not a techie - just a senior lady that search the web, e-mail and do other basic functions

A:Computer makes a buzzing/hmming noise 15 minutes a...

Unfortunately, repair would be the only way to resolve an issue like this. I can't really provide suggestions online to fix it.



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Hi guys!

So, my computer was working normally and then it froze in the middle of my game and the speakers produced a loud buzzing noise.

I restarted my computer by pressing the holding the power button, but it wouldn't load all the way. Sometimes it would freeze during the windows loading icon, sometimes it's just a black screen, sometimes I'm able to sign onto my account but freezes again.

I performed a system repair and a scan; scan showed no corrupt files.

The only thing I did recently was replacing my heat sink and fan.

I have no idea what to do or how to go about this situation.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

My computer is a:
HP Pavilion p7-1074
64bit Operating System
AMD Phenom II X4 960T Processor 3.00GHz
8GB DDR3 system memory
ATI Radeon HD4200
1.5TB Hard Drive
Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n
 

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Hey guys, I've been experiencing a whining noise. Like a dog or like an bomb being dropped that kind of sound.
It's definitely not coming from my monitor or speakers.
This noise is not that loud but you can detect it, it starts like 45min after i turn on my computer and it sometimes goes away or never, If it doesn't go away i shut my computer off and turn it back on again.
And I think this noise comes when i play games, the temp reaches to 50+ and the noise comes, not sure.

Computer specs:
Mobo: Asus P6T deluxe v2
Ram: 6GB ddr3 1600mhz
GPU: Nvidia GTX 285
PSU: 1250w

Pleaseee, can you guys help me
Thanks!!
 

A:Whining noise problem :(

This i just a guess, but it sounds like one of your fans is going. Many fans speed up when the processor gets hotter (when you play games).

Might wanna have that checked. fans are super cheap, but the damage that's done when one fails is NOT.
 

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Hello there. I need help trying to solve a problem with my old computer. It's starting to constantly freeze when I'm running a couple of programs like Chrome or Skype or even a game on steam. I want to know how to fix it. I'd much rather get a new computer, but that's just not possible at the moment.






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Bios: BIOS Date: 08/25/09 12:43:46 Ver: 0.0.1

HDD: (1) WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B2 ATA Device (2) Generic- Compact Flash USB Device (3) Generic- MS/MS-Pro USB Device (4) Generic- SD/MMC USB Device (5) Generic- SM/xD Picture USB Device (6) SanDisk Cruzer USB Device (7) Mass Storage Device USB Device

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Hey,

Basically I'm really stumped here and need some help! For Christmas I bought myself a new Motherboard bundle (specs below) and installed it and everything has been working fine, CPU has been running between 40-50% and there haven't been any general problems at all.

However about a week ago I was playing a game and my computer just crashed, no blue screen, no minidump...literally nothing. However i did have headphones in and i could hear a buzzing. Took them out and turned my speakers on and the buzzing was still there. I had no option but to hit the reset switch on the front of my case.

And just now (hence why I'm posting) the same thing happened. I was watching a film and it just crashed, once again nothing on the screen, just nothing to even indicate a potential problem

So i have come here in hope that someone will be able to help me with this. Funny enough i'm an IT Technician myself, and I have never come across this problem, so i wouldn't even know where to start. Please any advice is welcome, I just want to get to the bottom of this.

Thank you

Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-880GM-USB3
Processor - AMD FX Bulldozer Quad Core 3.6Ghz
RAM - 4GB DDR3
Graphics - ATI Radeon HD 4600 series

A:Computer randomly crashing and making a buzzing sound

What your are experiencing is commonly referred to as "crashed to desktop". This is directly related to your GPU. Have you gone to AMD's website and downloaded the latest driver for your 4600 series GPU? That's where I would start at.

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On my brand new HP Spectre 15" 4K (2017 model; Best Buy), the screen emits a noticable whining noise whenever the brightness level is set below 100%. The noise is louder between 50% - 90% brightness, and less on 10% - 40%. It completely disappears when the brightness is set to a full 100% or to 0%. Some of the official reviews for the product on the HP website also mention this issue, but I could not find any solution for it anywhere. I'm hoping, someone from HP might be able to provide some insight. I would hate to have to return an otherwise excellent product, but the screen noise is just too bothersome.

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Just bought a replacement AC adapter for my Dell N7110 laptop off the secondary market, and it works fine except that it's emitting a constant high-pitched whining noise. The noise isn't loud, but I have never had an adapter make ANY noise before. Is this safe to use, or should I be sending it back?

It's a genuine Dell product, not an off-brand model, and was kind of hard to find. If I have to replace it, what's a good alternative to the Dell adapters?
 

A:Whining noise from power supply

i would send it back , although it may be OK and nothing to worry about

it maybe the fan bearings or it maybe the electronics, coil whine or a capacitor
http://www.corsair.com/us/blog/ther...ht-coil-whine-in-the-rm-series-power-supplies
 

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Hello Guys. Recently i bought a brand new aspire aspire V nitro.The problem is that there is a irritating high noise coming from my laptop very frequently when i am using it.Also, the fans start blowing really intensively sometimes, and then suddenly they are very quiet. I was wondering if you guys have any idea what the problem might be.The thing with the fans is not that bad and i can handle that, but the high pitched noise is really annoying and is holding me off using my laptop sometimes. Thanks in advance, Karsten 

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Hi Pls can someone help,The laptop I bought from my Son has started to make a very annoying whining noise from Motherboard.It happend under Warranty but HP were unhelpful, its been to currys 3 times for repair, they have replaced the fan twice. I saw a HP Page about new BIOS and disabling C4 mode (idle) but the link to instruction and new bios download doesnt work. Feeling really let down by HP & Currys to resolve this, Sincere thanks if anyone can help

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I have the exact same problem. HP Spectre 15" 4K (2017 model; Best Buy).  Purchased yesterday.  There is a high-pitched whining noise when brightness is anywhere between 0 and 100%, most noticeable between 40% and 90%.  There is also an intermittent clicking/digital noise, (not from speakers, from internal something...  doesn't change with volume muted) almost sounds like a HDD working, but this model only has a SSD.  Will be returning to Best Buy and likely purchasing a Surface Book.   Need better quality control, HP.  Sorry.

A:Re: Screen Whining Noise with Brightness below 100%

Hi @telecaster-cust,   Would request you to update drivers on the unit, Like Graphics, Audio and BIOS.  HP Customer Support - Software and Driver Downloadshttp://support.hp.com/in-en/drivers  If issue persists, would request to contact Hp Techical support in order to isolate the issue. HP Worldwide Contact:http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.html  #HPExpertDay I hope that answers your question.  I am an HP employee, the opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, not of HP. Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking my answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your problem. ***Click on "Thumbs up" button to the left side of my post to acknowledge the post ***

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Hi I upgraded my Computer last year and I recently got some new games to play on it. All my older games have ran with no issues. But I have been having trouble playing The Sims 4 and Sudden strike 4.

After about a hour sometimes less my Computer will freeze when playing these games and monitor speakers will emit a buzzing sound as audio is being looped extremely fast. I have to press the restart button on my Computer for it stop.

My specs are:
OS: Windows 7 Professional.
Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 380.
RAM: 32 GB
CPU: AMD FX 8320.

I also replace the PSU last year.

I would quite grateful if anyone can help me solve this annoying issue.

Thank you.
 

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So I play Dota 2 and started play COD MW3. Occasionally my dota 2 will crash with a black screen with a buzzing sound on loop. The only way to get out of this is to hard shut down (power button for 5 seconds). This happens very rarely, I would say maybe once every 5 games (about 1 time for every 5 hours of play). I started playing COD MW 3 and the game is unplayable. Every 1-2 min after joining a game the same crash happens, although sometimes the screen is a different color; sometimes green, light blue, etc. It is always accompanied by that buzzing noise though. This isn't a typical BSOD.

System Specs:

AMD Phenom II x6 Black Edition 3.2Ghz
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
MSI 890FXA-GD65
EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570 HD 1280MB
CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX850 850W
500GB WD 7200RPM HD
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hardware is about a year old except the hard drive which is about 2 years old. SpeedFan shows that my drive is still in good shape after doing a S.M.A.R.T. scan. The OS isn't to old, maybe 4 or 5 months old since doing a fresh install.

Attached are the dump files. Thanks for the help and looking at my thread!

A:Computer crashes to a black/colored screen with buzzing noise loop

No DMP files in the upload. Please try this method

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:





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* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.



To ensure minidumps are enabled:





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* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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Something strange happened to me today (well the day I posted this thread). I was watching this: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj6Kg94vPEw" My laptop monitor broke one day so I had to connect a external monitor. The laptop monitor is plain black and doesnt work 100 (and 1)% of the time. Anyways what happened is that I watched that video then at some point the audio started looping causing buzzing and my external monitor shut down/went pure black without saying "Monitor going to sleep" or anything like that. The computer was on when that was happening. So I shut it down to stop the buzzing and the blank screen. Then I switched it on. Logged on, created a account on this website and so here is this thread. Is this normal? Should I be worried? Does this mean anything?

A:Computer monitor shuts down. And audio loops, causing buzzing noise.

Update your Audio driver in Safe Mode with Networking, from the PC's Support Downloads webpage for your tag number.

If no newer driver then in Device Manager uninstall and restart the PC so it reinstalls the driver.

If this isn't sufficient work through the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 starting with establishing a Clean Boot, checking for Malware, checking System Files, and the other steps.

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Hi, I just received my new P1 and would love it if there wouldnt be a nasty squeaking/ whining noise when the load increases.I've tried undervolting, changed the themal paste on both GPU/ CPU but no change so far.The GPU is a P2000, just in case for later reference.So  my last hope is here to find someone who has another good Idea how to remove such a noise or what else I could check; I have several Thinkpads end never any issue so far.lf all fails I need to order  a replacement. Beside that: It's a gourgeous machine ;-) merci in advance for any idea A

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Hello  i bought my V5-591g in september and since day one i have this problem.if laptop is not connected with power plug It make this  Whining high pitched noise.i also notice that touchpad  is not responding well.  i download drivers for touchapd two of them but non of them works correctly. i send it to service, they replace LCD and say to me that they dont hear nothing and laptop is normal. one even said that this could be normal have anyone experienced something like this. 

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Hello everyone. Before I start I must warn that I'm terrible with computers. This is my real first time unplugging the power supply. Still, I'll try and provide as much information as I can.

A few days ago my computer turned on but then shut off really quickly, like half a second later. No power was running through it after that and I had to unplug it and wait a bit until it would even get any electricity for the half a second the next time I tried. The day before it had worked fine and had no problems but I had been hearing a strange buzzing noise for a brief moment when the computer shut down. Because this noise came from the back, I thought it might have something to do with the power supply.

I believe my tower is a Cooler Master and has multiple different parts installed. My mainboard is an MSI 760 GM-P23 FX. The power supply is a Cooler Master RS500-PCARD3. I have an AMD heatsink.

I changed the power supply for another one that should work and plugged in just the 24 pin into the motherboard and the 4pin near the CPU. Nothing happened when I tried this power supply at all. It got no power and it didn't even turn on for a moment. I tested the two powesupplies via the PSU paperclip test and both started up so I tried my old power supply on my motherboard and now it does the same thing it did before. I'm not sure why the other power supply seems to not get power.

Why do you think my computer isn't getting power and what can I do?

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A:Solved: Computer Only Turns On For a Moment and Made Buzzing Noise When Shut Off Befo

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Hey there.

My computer just recently make some bleeping noises (three short beeps, then a pause then another three beeps) and a revving noise either coming from the hard drive or DVD drive (was in the other room at the time so I can't pin point) and turned itself off.

I then tried to turn it back on and it started to boot and made the bleeping noises (same three beeps) again (It doesn't come from the speakers, it comes from inside the computer) and then turned itself off.

I then took the side panels off and got rid of all the dust, in particular in the CPU heat sink. It was absolutely covered in dust and the fan could hardly spin because of it. It is working now and has been running for around 20 minutes. I am thinking it may of over heated or something similar but I am unsure. When I it rebooted I got these error messages:

BCCode : 1000000a BCP1 : 00000004 BCP2 : 0000001C BCP3 : 00000001
BCP4 : 804E1466 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 768_1
C:\DOCUME~1\Andrew\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER52c8.dir00\Mini082908-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\Andrew\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER52c8.dir00\sysdata.xml

Any ideas what may have caused the crash?

It is just that I bought a new hard drive and I would like to know if that was at fault.

Thanks.
 

A:Computer made beeping noise and turned off

From what you have said its possible it overheated (based on you saying it was badly clogged up with dust).

What make/model is your PC? If we can identify the BIOS make/type then you can find out exactly what the error code means.

Also, you can download a program like Speedfan which will monitor system temperatures (CPU etc) so you can see (at least roughly) what they are running at.
 

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So you know how the brightness level of a screen may dim or rise when you plug in the laptop depending on what the difference between the settting was on battery and plugged in mode, etc? I got an L380 a couple of weeks ago and whenever I plug it in, it starts making this (low volume) whine, and repeatedly switches back and forth from the battery mode brightness to the plugged in brightness setting (I.e. the screen goes up and down in brightness). This stops after about thirty seconds (about 8-10 dims/rises in brightness). The process is consistent and happens about every other time I plug in the laptop (usually after it's been on battery mode for a while). Early on about three days after I received the computer, a notification popped up that said the battery wasn't charging, but this only happened once, and the battery did end up charging (it always has and does so quickly) Any ideas why this is happening? Should I be concerned or is this normal? 

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It's a Packard Bell iMedia 1901.
I don't understand why it just stopped working like that - it's been working fine for around 3 years now.

Anyway, heres the question:
I was just running Microsoft Word and Mozilla Firefox when all of a sudden the screen went black and noises began to come from my machine.
My first instinct was to turn it off - i was worried it might catch fire or something...
Of course i couldn't turn it off normally, CTRL + ALT + DEL did nothing so i tried to turn it off at the button. I held down the button for 5 seconds (which should turn it off) but strangely this did nothing. Then i began to get worried to i flicked the switch at the mains.

After becoming confident enough to even touch the thing, i went to turn it on again. What happened next surprised me.
Instead of booting up normally, the fan was whirring as if it was turning on and off and on and off.....
Also there was a quiet clicking noise. The screen was on but still black.
So i left it to click a few minutes hoping it might fix itself - no luck.
It still didn't turn off at the button either, even after holding it down for 5 seconds.
I turned it off at the mains and tried again 5 mins later - same thing.

After opening it up and looking inside, the fan seems to be working fine.
The fan sounds as if it's being turned on and off repeatedly - is it possible that the problem is the on/off button?

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A:My computer just turned itself off and now it's making strange noises?

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