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Alienware Area 51 r2 - buzzing noise while GPU under load

Q: Alienware Area 51 r2 - buzzing noise while GPU under load

I received 2 alieanware area 51 r2's from the Dell outlet this week and both have the same problem - a loud buzzing noise coming from the power supply when under load. I have swapped in different cards and the more powerful the card the louder the noise (i.e. a 1080 GTX TI is louder than the GTX 1070 they shipped with). I am also getting blue screens with error code WHEA UNCORRECTABLE ERROR. Both machines also will fail to boot when attempting to use the overclock 1 setting in the bios. Here is a quick video I posted with the problem - my concern is both machines have the exact same issue (the buzzing start at 11 seconds - I am using firestrike but the noise occurs while gaming as well):https://youtu.be/6KMLW9ax6XI

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Recently I purchased an Alienware Aurora and it has been making this annoying buzzing noise. It just buzzes when I'm doing anything from light surfing to gaming and I can't seem to pinpoint where it is coming from. Sometimes when I start up my PC I won't hear any buzzing, but other times it will buzz a lot with short intervals where it stops. It took a very long time for this PC to get shipped to me so I would really like to avoid having to send it back, but this buzzing noise is unacceptable considering how much I paid for this PC. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

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For the past few days now when I plug in headphones (in front AND back ports) I can hear a buzzing noise in the background. I can still hear the audio, just about 40-50% of what I hear is buzzing. (my headphones are fine, dont worry about them.) (3.5mm jack, in case anyone needed that)My specs:Intel I5 3.2GHzasus geforce gtxm 750 ti OCmemphis-s motherboard230V psuIve already tried:updating driversmoving cable away from other cablesI honestly dont know what it is.Also, it gets worse when I go on a game. ALSO, for some reason, my friends on skype can hear it as well. I really need help with this. Thanks for any replys.

A:Buzzing noise

Hi there @Callity,Welcome back to the HP Support Forums! I understand that you are getting a buzzing noise when you are playing audio or communicating to someone on Skype. I am happy to assist. Since it is also happening when you are using Skype to communicate, the functionality of the microphone is also being affected, by whatever the root cause is. Give this a try: HP PCs - Resolving microphone problems (Windows 10, 8) Another thing you can try if the previous does not help, is go into Device Manager, RIGHT click on the entry for the IDT and then click "Uninstall". But do not check the box to uninstall the drivers. Then restart the PC. When Windows starts again, it will detect the sound device and reinstall it in Device Manager and may put it on a different shared IRQ. This is assuming that the Audio noise being added to the sound device is coming from interference from another device.  Please let me know how that works for you, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.  

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Brand new laptop started making a low buzzing noise on and off coming from the right since inital turn on. Any fixes?

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I went to turn on my computer and it was making this buzzing noise and then it started to load but it wouldn't and the screen went black with a bunch of numbers on it does anyone know what the reason might be?
 

A:Buzzing noise

I assume you have a bios beep or buzzer. Read the FAQs.
 

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i hear a annoying, high pitch buzzing from the back and right, or all over the thing, of my brand new computer. wonder if its something with the fan or speaker. it never quits !! where can i deliver so it can be checked at ? thanks for the help

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Sorry if this isnt the right section, seems like it though.

So recently I bought a new headset, the Roccat Kave 5.1 to be specific. My motherboard has onboard 7.1, but the problem is, is that I want to be able to have my speakers plugged in as well, regardless of if they play sound or not when my headset is active. I have a 2.1 speaker setup, so I have one plugged into the green and one in the black. Problem is is that I dont have room for my headset, being it has 6 plugs. So I went out and bought another sound card specifically for my headset.

Issue is, is that I cant have sound playing from both my speakers from the onboard jacks, along side of my headset (which I would just mute when not in use, and vice versa with the speakers). So as a workaround, I added a shortcut to the speaker setup on my desktop and whenever I want to use the headset, I switch the default device to my sound card, away from the motherboard.

But because my sound card did not have a pink jack for the mic, I have to have it plugged in to the motherboard. It works, but when I am using the steam chat, or even vent, there is this steady buzzing noise. Not loud, and it only seems to be noticeable when I go into a game. Idling on the desktop it doesnt do it at all. But my friend complains about it (despite the irate amount his mic makes from being so sensitive) and it does bother me as well.

So any ideas on how I would go about eliminating this buzzing noise?
 

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a week ago, my dell started making a high pitched buzzing noise from the mobo, any idea why it would do that? i have not been rough with it at all.

A:Buzzing noise?

Can you be a little more specific?

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when i start my computerthere is a buzzing noise and a message said to check power managment setup , when i did thermal monitor cpu temperture had a [ER] by it the fan is working but i dont no what else to do
 

A:buzzing noise

Closing duplicate post. Please go here for the other post.

[This message has been edited by ich (edited 02-21-2001).]
 

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Hello,I bought my HP laptop about 2 mouths ago . I just noticed that the speakers on my laptop make a buzzing noise when i play anything on it. But when i plug in headphones there is no buzzing noise. I think there may be a problem with my speakers.

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i forgot to mention that it comes and goes

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Hi all,
 
I have been having a problem with my PC for some time now. The display regularly freezes and it is usually accompanied by a loud buzzing through the speakers.
This usually (95% or so of the time) happens when I am gaming, most notably playing XCom 2, Endless Legend and World of Warcraft. other "simple" games like FTL and similar don't seem to generate these hangups.
I am happy to change the defective component, assuming there is one, but I don't really know which is the most likely candidate.
I have tried GPU benchmarking programs to stress-test the GPU, but it seems to cope without any problems.
The temperatures were running pretty high this summer, I live in Cyprus and the GPU and CPUs hit 85 degrees C on occasion.
I will list my speccs below and try to video the next time it freezes.
When it freezes I have to press the reset button to hard rester the PC and then occasionally I have bootup issues. Not sure if that is related to the hardware issue or just because I am having to restart the PC in that way.
I have recently upgraded to Win10 and moved my OS onto an SSD. I installed Win7 from fresh and then upgraded to Win10 on the newly formatted SSD
Using MSI afterburner and turning the fan speeds to maximum seems to make the freezes occur less often, but not by a huge amount.
 
SPECCS: 
Motherboard: Gigabyte P55-US3L
CPU: Intel Core i5 750 @ 2.67GHz
RAM: Generic 2x 2Gb DDR3 @ 666MHz
GPU: 2Gb ATI Radeon HD 7870 not overclocked
Sotrage: 1x 232Gb Samsung... Read more

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As of recently I have the problem that at random points the PC seems to shut itself down, I hear a click as if  it would go to sleep mode but the power button stays on aswell as the fans and other components. The problem also occurs when I try to shutdown the computer manually, it hear the click, screen goes black but all the insides stay powered. Last time i could also hear a buzzing noise through my headphones, probably the audio signal turned to shreds.
I run Windows 7 on:
i7-860
MSI GTX 970
Antex-HCG 750 Watts
Probably some Intel H58 motherboard.
6GB of DDR3 RAM
 
It's an improved Acer Aspire M7811.
I am however on the lookout for a new computer, so the only thing that bothers me is wether or not the issue could be caused by my GPU or PSU since those components I plan to move to my new system.

A:PC shutting down by itself, buzzing noise.

Start with these free diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html
From your description I suspect an issue with your video card.
So, please do this also:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).
FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504
While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
 

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I got a new pair of headphones today and after awhile I noticed a quiet buzzing noise when I move my mouse around or type on the keyboard, soon I heard the noise without any user input until I restarted my PC then it was just buzzing when using my mouse and keyboard.

I tested several headphones and heard no noise however these new ones are better than my old ones, I've also tested them on my brother's PC and heard no buzzing.

I'm using my onboard VIA HD Audio driver(up to date). I still hear the noise even if I disable all audio devices.

Motherboard is a Gigabyte M4A785TD-V EVO. Is this what's to blame?
Rig, although I can't help but think most of this wont help with this.
OS: Windows 7 64
Mobo: Gigabyte M4A785TD-V EVO
GPU: Radeon HD 5850
CPU: Phenom 2 x4 925
No sound card
Ram 6GB
PSU: Corsair TX 650W V2

EDIT:
No wireless mouse/keyboard

A:Buzzing noise with new headphones.

Plug the headphone into the rear GREEN speaker jack and see if you still get the noise. If its OK there, there is something wrong either with the front panel assembly in the case or possibly the wiring or how its routed to the HD Audio connection on the motherboard.

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My computer just started making a continuous buzzing noise through the speakers (when turned on obviously). It starts during boot up. I have had some problems with virues/worms etc lately so not sure if its related or not. Any suggestions on what to check or do?
 

A:Continuous Buzzing Noise

Hi,
I'd check the connection from the speaker to the PC and make sure it is secure. Next make sure the cale attached to the speaker are not faulty or loose. If so take apart and try to re-solder the connections. If this is too much work or continues to happen try a different set of speakers. Hope this helps.
 

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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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The buzzing noise on my AIO C50-30 desktop seems to be getting worse and when I touch the right hand side of the screen it gets quite hot. 
It runs ok.  Nothing shows up in the scans.  For a long time the buzz didn't start until it had been turned on for a while, but now it seems to start straight away and  seems to be getting worse
It's a touch screen and I'm a bit worried about the heat to the right hand side of the screen.
I've seen lots of posts generally on internet - not in here - about buzzing, so it seems to be a 'feature' but does anyone have any ideas how to stop it.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 
 

A:C50-30 - buzzing noise and right side of AIO gets ...

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Sorry to hear of your problem.  From your description it is difficult to say what maybe causing the problem other than to say what you are experiencing isn't normal for a AIO computer.  I would recommend that you discontinue using the system and have it checked out by a technician.  If your system is still under warranty then please contact Lenovo Support for warranty assistance.
 
Lenovo Support - UKEnglish0333-777-3991 (National Rate)9:00 - 18:00 Monday - Friday
 
 

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The buzzing noise on my AIO C50-30 desktop seems to be getting worse and when I touch the right hand side of the screen it gets quite hot. It runs ok.  Nothing shows up in the scans.  For a long time the buzz didn't start until it had been turned on for a while, but now it seems to start straight away and  seems to be getting worseIt's a touch screen and I'm a bit worried about the heat to the right hand side of the screen.I've seen lots of posts generally on internet - not in here - about buzzing, so it seems to be a 'feature' but does anyone have any ideas how to stop it. 

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Seem to be plagued with problems at the moment. Have just fixed one and now the Sandy Bridge is making a fairly loud buzzing noise a bit like a doorbell being pushed. It is fairly intermittent and the sound lasts for a few seconds or for a minute or so. It doesn't seem to be related to anything I am doing at the time either.

Have tried tracking it down but seems to be nowhere in particular.

any ideas anyone please before I go stir crazy??

A:Irritating buzzing noise

It could be Windows grinding a hard drive endlessly for any of several pointless, counter-productive reasons, and some hard drives seem to do periodic recalibrations or self-tests or something all by themselves, which I've observed to continue even after ejecting a docked drive from Windows. These things can last from seconds to minutes, and I can imagine it being described as "buzzing". Also check that fans are securely mounted and momentarily stop them one by one to rule them out.

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Whenever I start playing a game, no matter what game, I get weird buzzing feedback from my headphones or speakers, depends on what I use when I play. They both make the same noise at the same places (certain menus, while in-game, etc).
I also can't make my built in mic on my earphones to work. I believe that's all somehow connected since it worked flawlessly on Windows 7.
I'm starting to regret installing 8.1 but I don't wanna go back because I'm lazy. I'm going off topic...
I tried installing, uninstalling different version of Realtek HD Audio drivers. Whenever I'm uninstalling the built-in my I was talking about starts working, but then I restart my computer and it stops working.
On the other hand, I have a good headset by Razer, which the microphone of these headphones DOES work. I don't know what to make of this.
Anyway, in conclusion: Weird buzzing feedback while in-game, earphone's mic doesn't work, headphone's mic does. I really just wanna solve the buzzing feedback thing, thanks.

A:Buzzing noise whenever in games

Can anyone please help?

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I am playing some games and about 20-30 minutes in to the game my middle monitor turns black, I get a loud buzzing noise from my headphones, than all 3 of my monitors say "No Signal" and I have to turn off my PC.

Specs:

Intel 2500k @ 3.6GHz
NVidia GTX 580 3GB SLI (x2)
Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3
Corsair 16GB RAM
CoolerMaster H212+
Corsair HX1050w
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Intel 320 120GB SSD
WD 1TB Cavier Black

Was going to add the info and the attachment button don't do anything. :/

EDIT: Using the diagnostic tool in the eventapp.txt I found this:

Event[43791]:
Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 2012-09-07T18:04:34.000
Event ID: 1000
Task: Application Crashing Events
Level: Error
Opcode: Info
Keyword: Classic
User: N/A
User Name: N/A
Computer: Justin-PC
Description:
Faulting application name: p3.exe, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x4ebaad6f
Faulting module name: client.dll, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x4ebaad71
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00271e8f
Faulting process id: 0xaf0
Faulting application start time: 0x01cd8d5c2142897c
Faulting application path: D:\Games\Postal.3.Retail [English]\p3.exe
Faulting module path: d:\games\postal.3.retail [english]\p3\bin\client.dll
Report Id: 26cf38c6-f951-11e1-b9a1-1c6f65c4a3ca

(p3.exe (Postal 3) is the game I'm playing)

A:Crashing with buzzing noise?

Still need help.

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I just got a USB headset w/ mic, the audio works just fine but when i turn the mic on all I can hear is a buzzing noise which gets louder/softer according to volume. I did discover that if I touch any metal piece on the tower with my hand , the buzzing noise will stop then start again when i stop contact. Is there any way to fix this problem so the buzzing noise will stop? computer is Gateway GT5220, Windows XP SP2.
 

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I have a straight connection from the sound card (green headphone jack) on my computer to the phono (red & white) input on an amplifier. The cable is stereo to phono (1.5m long). When I have the volume low on the pc and turn up the volume on the amp I get a really bad buzzing sound on my speakers, espically the center speaker (I've a 5.1 setup). When I play music on the pc this noise is very bad. I get this noise both from the onboard and PCI sound cards. This is no conflict of sound cards on the pc as this occurred before I instlled the new sound card. I also tried a different stereo to phono cable but the noise is still there. Any suggestions on the cause of this noise or how to eliminate it?
 

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Everytime i open a game i can hear a buzzing noise and it's super high pitched.

- Checked headset (Working fine).
- AUX (Working fine).
I have my keyboard plugged into my Audio in which seems to buzz (Tested) but i don't know why, the computer has been fully custom built and is only 1 - 2 weeks old.
It started randomly and it's really annoying, could anyone help me out?

Thanks in Advance.
 

A:Buzzing Noise - Can't find what it is.

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OK this just started today...when I enter and game and start playing it, some time 1-10 minutes in the game my monitor starts making a buzzing noise like ive never heard before...kind of like a 'zzzzz' like when you plug an amp to a guitar,i dont know. it doesnt do this in the menu screens of the game, just in the gameplay itself and it doesnt do this with any other programs besides games... ive tried 2 different games and 2 different disc drives and it still does it. im about to try and degauss, what is going on please help!

oh and by the way, if i found out its the monitor cause when i turn it off it stops buzzing, but if i just minimize the game it also stops buzzing.
 

A:weird buzzing noise, please help!

ok degaus didnt help...i should mention that my mom leaves this monitor on stand by every day, do you think something just blew?
 

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I got my Y50 shipped to me today and everything seems to be perfect except it has this weird buzzing/static noise coming from the right side of the computer. It seems to be torwards the headphone jack but I can't seem to get rid of it. I've tried uninstalling realtek drivers and using the default high def audio from microsoft but the sound still persist from the moment I turn my pc on and to the moment I turn it off (doesn't matter if I plug in a headphone, noise still persists). I also updated my bios,graphics,audio,bluetooth to the latest version on the Lenovo website and it's still buzzing. My best guess would be that it's coming from the hard drive but I could be wrong. Can anyone please help me out with this problem? I'm also curious if anyone else has the same problem as me.

A:Buzzing/static noise from my new Y50

Hello, I have exactly the same issue, the notebook is like three weeks old.Any idea,solution?

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I am playing some games and about 20-30 minutes in to the game my middle monitor turns black, I get a loud buzzing noise from my headphones, than all 3 of my monitors say "No Signal" and I have to turn off my PC.

Specs:

Intel 2500k @ 3.6GHz
NVidia GTX 580 3GB SLI (x2)
Gigabyte P67A-UD7-B3
Corsair 16GB RAM
CoolerMaster H212+
Corsair HX1050w
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
Intel 320 120GB SSD
WD 1TB Cavier Black

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A while ago there was this really loud noise coming from the heatsink fan. That was stopped by resetting the bios. Now there's this buzzing noise coming from the CPU fan (I think that one because it was the other one last time). I read that this means I need to get a new one, and I can't find any help from Acer. Will my computer explode?!?!

A:Weird buzzing noise from CPU fan

Can you open it up and then run power to it to listen in on the start up for where the noise is coming from?
It sounds like the fan bearing is going bad and or something has moved and the blade is striking something. This may be a chance once identified for you to replace the CPU fan or get a upgraded heat sink and fan if your case will allow for a larger more powerful cooler. Also use this as a chance to clean and blow out the case and check to see if you can improve air flow. If needed please post pictures of the offending fan and we can make suggestions.

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Hello Guys,

Today i was playing battlefield 4 and Fifa 17. But i have since yesterday a problem. When i play BF4 or Fifa 17, sometimes the game freezes (a fps drop) for 1 second en in that 1 second freeze, everytime there is coming buzzing sound out of my laptop speakers. I already updated my video card drivers. I don't know what it is. (after the little freeze, the game just going as normally at the full potential, and after maybe 30seconds to 2 minutes, the freeze comes again with the buzzing sound)

And no, my laptop is not overheating. I play every game with rivatuner statistics server. My Gpu in Fifa 17 : between 55-60 degrees celcius. And for the CPU 50-65.

For BF4: Gpu 60-65. Cpu 65-70.

Laptop specs:
Acer Predator 15
i7-6700HQ
GTX 970M
16GB DDR4

Please help someone.
 

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I ve been having this issue lately after fitting in a new processor and a GPU , It just crashes at random times and sometimes it works like a charm .I ran the FunMark test for 16 mins And the results are :
Min temp : 39 degree c
Max temp : 88 degree c
Avg FPS : 43
My specs :-
Processoor AMD Fx6300 3.5Ghz
GPU : MSI GTX 560ti 2 Gb
Ram : 4GB DDR3
Motherboard : Asus m5a78l-m lx v2

appreciate your help in advance

A:PC Freeze with a buzzing noise

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Hi

I have a old PC which I am trying to get going, when I switch it on I can hear a buzzing noise from the tower, It only lasts until the pc fully boots then stops, the funny thing is that I do not get it on a warm reboot, I have taken the power leads off the cd, floppy and harddrive and booted, noise still there, it is not coming from the power supply or graphic card fan. Apart from that works fine.
One thine the PSU fried (months ago), and I replaced that, can not remember is buzzing started before or after, it has been months since I last used it, (when psu went pop)
Any Ideals

PS. It sounds like it's coming from a chip on MB.
 

A:Solved: Buzzing noise

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Hi all, back to the gurus!!
Just tried to convert a few movies to AVI, using Freemake video converter. Gets to around 5% and then I get a buzzing sound emanating from the tower. Didn't sound like a fan hum or the like, a bzzzzz like a loud mozzie. Disconnected everything, took off the side cover and blew it out with compressed air but there wasn't a great deal of gunk anyway. Plugged her back in but same thing happens!! Any clues guys and gals??

Update: I ran CPUID HWmonitor and then tried to convert the file while watching CPUID. The line under temperature (TMPIN2) got to 80c and then the buzzing started. Does this mean I have to redo the thermal paste or something else? (It was a stock standard CPU when installed and no extra paste was used.

A:Buzzing noise from the tower

  
Quote: Originally Posted by lffoar


Hi all, back to the gurus!!
Just tried to convert a few movies to AVI, using Freemake video converter. Gets to around 5% and then I get a buzzing sound emanating from the tower. Didn't sound like a fan hum or the like, a bzzzzz like a loud mozzie. Disconnected everything, took off the side cover and blew it out with compressed air but there wasn't a great deal of gunk anyway. Plugged her back in but same thing happens!! Any clues guys and gals??



Are you trying to burn it directly to cd/dvd? Just convert & save the AVI on the computer, then burn it cd/dvd disk.

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Hi there!!! Dont know if anybody here can help me with this problem. I reinstalled win98 on my daughters computer recently. Now there is a buzzing noise coming from the computer. Any Ideas??? appreciate any help you can give me.
 

A:Solved: Buzzing Noise!!!!!

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I have Silverstone Strider 850W PSU, and i noticed buzzing noise from it. That buzzing noise is constant, even i shutdown my computer.
Any help? Fix?

A:PSU- Constant buzzing noise

Power supplies are still "live" and are putting out some voltages even when the PC is powered off.

Several possibilities, the first being the power supply is loose in the mounting. The second something internal to the power supply loose, a transformer vibrating and finally the power supply "vibration" is causing something else in the PC case to buzz.

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Hello,

First of I'd just mention that Ive recently got a completely new system and this problem has started happening again! The only similarity is that both of my graphics cards were NVIDIA.

Basically my PC will randomly freeze and a loud buzzing sound will occur if im using any sound related program, if not it will just silently freeze and can last hours when it is idle without a black screen or restart.
As i said this was happening towards the end of my previous computers life (6 years) so after upgrading (Packard Bell ixtreme M3730) when it started happening again i was confused. The only thing I can vaguely think of is my power supply, as in the plug sockets or extension lead im using?

Im at a total loss here as last time it eventually screwed my whole pc up and it wasnt even usable after a while. It can happen at any time... 2 minutes after the pc is turned on or 12 hours, Playing a game, Listening to music, Browsing the net or as i mentioned just sat idle on the desktop with nothing running.

Any help or ideas would be GREATLY appreciated and I can run a DxDiag if that would be of any help?

Regards.
 

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My laptop - just over a year old now - began making this noise. I of course assume it is the fan or hard drive. I'm glad I did backup for recovery and drivers...but what steps should I take? Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Hi all,

I have a fairly new Dell laptop with Win 10 and I'm having problems with Skype. From my mic, whether I am speaking or not, there is a loud buzzing background noise. I don't hear it, but others on the call do.

If I use Skype's test call service and record my voice, I hear it. If I instead just record my voice with Windows Voice Recorder, all is fine. So it seems to be a problem with Skype.

I've tried different headphones, same problem.

If I use the same headphones in Skype on my Android phone, all works fine.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling skype, same problem.

Dell Tech support installed a completely new motherboard and audio jack, same problem.

If I use a headset with a USB connector, all is fine.

I participate in many Skype meetings so this is a problem.

Any ideas on how I can resolve this or what to look for?

Below info on my system.

Thanks!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16236 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 630, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 462 GB (228 GB Free); D: 931 GB (293 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0YH90J
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

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Hello,
I have new Dell XPS 15 9550 laptop. 4K monitor, i7-6700HQ, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD. The laptop is 1 month old. Once I received the unit I didn't have any kind of problems with it, but then I updated the drivers out of fear from the BSOD because many others had troubles with it. After the update problems arrived.
First it was screen flicker. It was driving me nuts. After reading a lot of forum posts, various articles on the internet, a combination of latest BIOS and Intel HD driver revision number 4331, did the trick. Flicker was not present anymore.
Then came the buzzing noise from the left bottom side of the laptop. Everything I tried to remove it failed. This was not present at the time laptop arrived. The power adapter was buzzing from the start but not the laptop. After some time the laptop also started buzzing. This is very annoying considering this is a 2k laptop.
Now the fan that is closer to the power outlet is also producing some scratching sound on lower RPM.
I must say that I am very dissapointed in the time invested in the proper testing of these devices. i tried using dell support, but 5 consequtive times dell's website gave me "Sorry, try again.". So, I can't file a report that I have a product that is not functioning as it should. My warranty was started 5 months before laptop even arrived at my place, and I am not sure how that happened, because it wasn't opened, it was properly sealed.
Can anyone please shed some light on thi... Read more

A:Buzzing/Hissing noise

Sounds like a fan needs to be replaced.  You'll need to initiate a warranty transfer to wherever you're located now -- however, note that the basic 12-month warranty cannot be transferred from country to country.   You must have upgraded to (or upgrade now) at added cost, an onsite service plan to allow for an international warranty transfer.
www.dell.com/.../warranty-and-ownership-transfer

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I have an alienware area51 and the motherboard has to jump, I would like to know if I to buy a card more feel and which makes in same box, without I am to obliged to change the whole machine, i need a solution please

A:alienware area 51

Hi patetik63,Thanks for posting.Unfortunately, it's very difficult to understand the meaning of your post.  The translator you are using doesn't make any sense in English.  Perhaps contacting Dell Tech Support in your country may resolve your issue.  Thanks.

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j'aimeira changé de carte maitresse et de CPU et garder lle même caisse du Alienware, on me dit que les chassis des ATX font dans le AlienWare...... j'aimerais avoir des suggestions a prix modique......

A:alienware Area 51

Please refer to the following post:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/customercare/f/4674/t/19493040
Bev.

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I have an issue with it. I'm currently typing with my phone. Each time I try to turn my PC on, it beeps 6 times one a row then beeps again and monitor is black. Please help.

A:Alienware Area 51 R2

Hi TheLightKyanite,
Please share details like the system model and also the power button color so that we can assist you better.

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Hi,I have had my HP laptop (the model is Notebook- 15-r237nl) for about a year and a half now. Usually, it was making a very strong buzzing noise in the beginning, when I was switching it on, which I found out is normal. Then, it started making softer buzzing noises; however, if I turned the laptop off and on again, they were going away.Now, it is a couple of days that it keeps buzzing quite loud, and it doesn't go away when I try to switch it off and on again. Can anybody help me? Also, it should be some kind of assurance or assistance included for the first two years, right? Thank you very much!!! 

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Whenever i plug in my headphones[into the speakers], i hear a buzzing noise. its not the headphones problem, i tested them on other devices and there was no problem. I even changed speakers but i still have the prob, Please Help, ty.

A:Buzzing Noise when headphones are plugged in.

A buzzing noise like that is often a grounding problem.

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Hi, i've been having this problem for a while now. I'm getting a strange 'buzz' through my headphones. I've tried a different pair of headphones to check it wasn't just the headphones and it wasn't. The buzzing only occurs when I do certain things, eg play Minecraft. It doesn't make the noise when I have nothing open and i'm just on the desktop. I've noticed it makes the noise on lots of other games aswell, but it is most noticeable in Minecraft. When i'm talking to friends on skype they seem to be able to hear it through my headset aswell. If anyone knows how to fix this problem I would be very grateful, my PC is pretty new.
My specs are:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8173 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 281519 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P8Z68-V LX
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

Thanks in advance
 

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Before you say its my cooling system.....CPU is low, Fans are working, new thermal paste added, and my psu has been upgraded and replaced.
With that being said, I managed to have this issue fixed until one of the recent windows updates (im assuming because it was fine until then). I believe it reset my settings back to default.

The buzzing is in my headset, I disabled numerous nvidia audio devices that appeared to be replicated. Fixed it, not in my headset anymore.

How did I fix this? I can't remember the path I used. I over rode it somehow to not shut down with critical errors. If I can figure out where I did this, I can reset it back....scratching my head trying to figure it out. So, I came here. I know its not recommended, but it works until I can get it to the shop to figure out what's causing it. I've just been going through file after file looking for it, and my nerves are wrecked.

My PC is Windows 8.1-64 bit. 6 core-8gb ram

BTW...This isn't sleep mode, hibernation or whatnot, I've checked those already. or system recovery applet..it's already unchecked.
 

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system fine all day was playing poker on 2 screens - put the footie match on after 5 mins everything froze heard a buzzing noise from speakers then bsod code 124(hardware) 3 weelks on off - i have checked everything

A:Loud buzzing noise before bsod

[1 - Novice] How to ask for help with a BSOD problem

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Hello,
I just had this xps 8900 for about 6 days and tonight it seems to be making a buzzing noise coming from inside the desktop but I'm not sure where. I am wondering if anyone else has had this issue and know some sort of solution on how to fix it. To me it sounds like it is coming from the graphics card.
Thank You
-James 

A:Buzzing Noise coming from XPS 8900

on my XPS 8700, I had an odd squeal/high pitched (not really a whine as in TV or display whine) but almost a mechanical noise. I traced it to the WiFi card, and disabled it and bluetooth and it is gone.
Had the same noise on two different systems.
both are wired network and don't need BT so the device is disabled.

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