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Random, loud, high-pitched squeal from speakers

Q: Random, loud, high-pitched squeal from speakers

Hello all,

My sister is having a rough time with her audio equipment.

The sound is crystal clear, and the computer itself works flawlessly.....BUT
every 5-15 minutes the speakers (or head phones..what ever is plugged in) will emit a
quick high squeal at high volume. When she has her sound turned up just load enough to hear the words to music or a game, this sound will come out loud enough to be a smoke detector going off.

She lives out of state, so I don't have alot of hands on knowledge about the machine. I only had a moment to glance at it last time I went through Arizona.

It's a new P4 on an ESS mobo with a VIA chipset and integrated audio. The psu and video card (one of those herculese cards that came out around last thanksgiving) are used. I was able to download the newsest drivers for the onboard sound from VIA but there was no change.

Have any of you gents heard of an issue like this before?

thanks for the help

**EDIT** there is no mic installed on this pc by the way (I muted the mic channel just incase it could still through something into feedback)

Preferred Solution: Random, loud, high-pitched squeal from speakers

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: Random, loud, high-pitched squeal from speakers

When this noise goes off does the computer just keep working as usual? Smoke detector type volumes are often overheating alarms.

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I can't get rid of it. It's like a high pitched squeak or squeal, kinda subtle, but very annoying, as it goes on and off randomly. Does anyone know about this problem, or if its common? Or how to make it go away?
My screen is a regular 17 inch LG screen (not flatscreen).

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My system components were perfectly stable under Vista, without a reset for days or weeks at a time. DxDiag.txt attached for components.

But with Seven, I'll leave my system on (sometimes downloading) and in the middle of the night we'll be woken up by what sounds like a smoke detector. The PC has gone black (no BSoD) and something inside (a Dell XPS 410) is emitting a deafening high-pitched squeal. I think it's on-board audio like a system beep gone mad, not a hardware component.

Anyway I have to force-power down, then upon starting, it doesn't. Just a black screen, no BIOS. What usually fixes it is unplugging for a minute, plugging back in, starting then waiting for a LONG time until it sorts itself out & comes back on.

What in the hell could be happening with this?? Thanks in advance.

Other facts:
This was a custom (clean) install
Same thing happened with the betas on a different partition, both 32 and 64-bit
Latest BIOS, no custom settings
... nothing else unordinary

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check for overheating ... asap...

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Having an odd issue.  Just got a Dell 7350 (used).  Working just fine. When I take and dock it to its keyboard, there is a high-pitched squeal coming from either the speakers (it's docked so I'm not positive) or the back lower portion of the tablet.  If I plug power into the keyboard, the squeal stops.  If I undock the keyboard, the squeal stops.  It's ONLY when it's docked and on battery power.  I have done a BIOS update and an audio driver update, but no better.  I'm guess it's something about the power saving mode, but not sure.  May be some sort of grounding issue between the keyboard and the tablet while it's passing power from the keyboard battery to the main tablet, but just not sure. Any suggestions?  I'm going to try different power modes to see if it helps.  Thanks for any suggestions.

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Hi everybody.

Not too recently but for a while now I've been hearing a high pitched squeal/buzz going on from my speakers. It doesn't matter what I have connected, it used to be my old speakers which were some nice logitech desktop speakers with a subwoofer, it happens in either of my headphones which are particularly nice (audiotechnica ath m50 or klipsch s4 IEMs.) and it is still happening with my new speakers which are KRK Rokit 8 studio monitors.

All of these devices sound perfectly fine when connected to my ipod and I can play them at full volume with no issues, so I know it isn't anything to do with the wiring to any of these devices or the actual speakers/headphones themselves.

So having my new rokit 8s connected it is most noticeable most likely because they are the loudest of the 4 things I've had connected. Turning the volume up and down on the computer does nothing, even when the sound is all the way down and muted on my computer the buzzing/squealing is exactly the same and isn't affected by muting the computer sound at all.

So I'm guessing this is a sound card issue? Do i Just need to try and update the drivers of the sound card or do I need to go and replace the sound card all together?

Hope somebody has the answer because I'd like to be able to use these properly! Thanks.

A:Speakers make very loud buzz/squeal consistently.

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Running Windows 10
When I press the power on button it takes off like a banshee. Hold down the power button to stop it and then I have to unplug the charger, remove and replace the battery to stop it. After that it is fine for a few days.
As a side note it hangs up every so often.
Thanks, Fred

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

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Whenever I play a game (CoD4, CS:S, Rainbow Six, Red Alert 3, etc...) my monitor goes a random solid color and the computer starts to make a really loud, high pitched screech. I have to force turn it off, and then can't turn it on for about 2-15 minutes. If i try to in this time, it just starts screeching while i hold down the power button. This error doesnt happen everytime I play, usually like every 4th or 5th time I play. But recently it has happened much more, like every other time I play. (usually it happens maybe 10 minutes to an hour into me playing, it doesnt happen the instant I open the game.)

I built my system myself, so im sure it was some fault of mine while I built it. Its about a year old, maybe 10 months even.

Do i need to replace any parts, or is there maybe a loose connection somewhere? I know my drivers are up to date, I reinstalled them a few days ago.

System Specs:
Windows XP
Video card: geforce 8800 Ultra 768mb
CPU: 3.00 ghz intel core 2 duo
RAM: 3gb crucial DDR2
Hard Drive: western digital 150gb 10k RPM raptor
Power: 800 watts ABS
Motherboard: EVGA 780i

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Whenever I play a game (CoD4, CS:S, Rainbow Six, Red Alert 3, etc...) my monitor goes a random solid color and the computer starts to make a really loud, high pitched screech. I have to force turn it off, and then can't turn it on for about 2-15 minutes. If i try to in this time, it just starts screeching while i hold down the power button. This error doesnt happen everytime I play, usually like every 4th or 5th time I play. But recently it has happened much more, like every other time I play. (usually it happens maybe 10 minutes to an hour into me playing, it doesnt happen the instant I open the game.)

I built my system myself, so im sure it was some fault of mine while I built it. Its about a year old, maybe 10 months even.

Do i need to replace any parts, or is there maybe a loose connection somewhere? I know my drivers are up to date, I reinstalled them a few days ago.

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Recently I have encountered a problem with my computer where everytime I press the "Power" button, it makes a very high-pitched beeping noise,(very annoying). I opened my computer and everything seems to be running fine. The green power light is on, on the motherboard, my CPU and other fans are spinning fine.
- Also, I'm embarrassed to not know this but, is the graphics card fan supposed to be spinning all the time, or just when it gets to a certain degree point? If it is supposed to be spinning all the time, then it's not working.

*Is this a beep code, because I have not yet found something from American Megatrends that fits this description.

BIOS = American Megatrends
GPU = Nvidia 8800GTX
CPU = Intel Core 2 Duo E6700
MB = Asus P5N32-SLI SE

A:Loud High-Pitched Beep Upon Startup

This may help - http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?p=288180#post288180

The gpu fan spins all the time on all the cards I've ever seen.

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I could use some help.

I just replaced my network card with a 1 Gb one containingan Intel chip. After doing this I get nosound from my speakers except a high pitch squeal.My USB headphones have the correct sound andno squeal.

I have replaced the speakers with an alternate set and getthe same results so it isn?t the speakers.

I have removed the new NIC and it made no difference in thespeaker issue.

I have a Gigabyte 970A-G46 main board.

Any ideas how to solve this will be greatly appreciated.

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Hey So here's the problem. For a few weeks now, the PC that my sister uses has been making a strange noise. It has only been making it for 3-5 seconds or so after being first turned on, it's intermittent, and I've not gotten around to trying to work out what the problem was until now.

The PC has a few CCFLs in it, and I figured it was perhaps a faulty inverter. However, that is not the cause of the problem. I've also figured out that it's not any of the case fans, or the PSU (though my only way of testing if it were the PSU or not, was to power up the case fans & CCFLs without the rest of the system, so perhaps the problem is only caused with a larger power drain...furthermore, as the problem is intermittent, it may simply not be occurring now that I test the PSU on its own).

I think it can only be something on the motherboard (besides my concerns about it still perhaps being the PSU...), the PC speaker (though I fail to see why, and it really doesn't sound like it's coming from a speaker...), the graphics card, or the graphics card cooler (which I can't power without the card being on, so it's a bit hard to check..).

Now, the last time I turned it on the whine failed to stop, I had to power down the PC. That's really what prompted me to get on it and try to figure out what it is. But, I'm at a loss.

Actually, there is one thing, one little clue, that again points me to the PSU....Once, when I happened to be the ... Read more

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

Graphics: GeForce 8800GT

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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

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

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

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

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I have been having an issue with my mic.When i plug it into my sound card I get a high pitched noise coming from my speakers.The sound card is a audigy2 ZS Gamers addition.I can also hear myself talking through my speakers when i attempt to speak.Thanks in advance

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Hi there, hopefully someone can help. So far I have not been able to diagnose the problem, maybe someone out there can.

even at the lowest volumes, i have a high pitched whistle coming from my speakers. As you can probably imagine this is highly annoying.

so in my attempt to find out what could be the problem i have changed the following components.

Processor, Power supply, Sounds card, Speakers, Video Card, Memory, Operating system, Network card, Cable modem, DVD-RR, heyboard, mouse and Heatsink

so, apart from the HDD, I have changed everything inside this machine and its effectively another machine entirely and its still whistling.

Ive tried muting various inputs (and all of them) but the whistle remains. The only time it goes away is when i mute the speakers.

any ideas at all?

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Hey, I'm getting some sort of feedback from my speakers. It seems to only happen when there is no music/sound playing. Where does this come from? Is my sound card picking up feedback from moving parts inside the box? Is there a conflict with the onboard sound device (if so, how do I disable this or even check to see which one is "running the show")?

Things I did since the last time I can remember not hearing feedback:

Upgraded motherboard ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
Added wireless headphones (nice ones from Sony - about $180 - but not sure of the model)
Upgraded to WinXP Pro from 2000

Anyone out there have ANY ideas?

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Have a set of logitech z523 speakers and asus xonar ds sound card,when the speakers are idle there is a high pitched whine coming from them,works fine when im playing music,also when i pause WMP the whine kicks in,anybody any ideas please?

Thank you

A:High Pitched Noise From Speakers


Do you have any other electrical equipment, wireless router etc near your speakers? If so, try turning them off one at a time and see if there is an improvement.


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My PC (Win XP, HP Pavillon Desktop a1340n) has been repaired several times, and the last time I got it back, I plugged the speakers to the sound card (not onboard sound) and there's a high-pitched noise coming from the speakers. It's not a mic problem I don't believe, since the line-in is muted. I left the speakers unplugged for a while and when I went to plug them in the noise wasn't there, but it's recently returned.

What should I do to remedy this?

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

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hi im shannon

Iv just finished building my pc a couple of days ago and i cant get rid of this horrible buzzing noise from my speakers.
It starts as soon as the pc gets to the windows loading screen then it is permanently there.
It gets louder with the volume its only once went away for a short time when i was loading WMP and i dont know why.
Iv checked all the other threads and my problem is different to everyone elses please can someone help me out here cheers.

A:A high pitched buzzing noise on my PC speakers

Hello Shannon
My experience with noise in the speakers is that it usually is coming in through the speaker's power adapter, although defective audio cables may also cause the problem.

I would suggest... (in this order)
1. Swap your surge protector for a known good, and see if that resolves the noise.
2. Swap the audio cable (the one that attaches between your speakers and the audio out port on the computer).
3. Swap speakers for known good.
If none of these solve your issue, then it could be a bad sound card in your computer.

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This had never happened to me before, but ever since I installed new drivers for my Soundblaster live! value card, my speakers give off a VERY high-pitched noise when I turn the volume up around halfway to the maximum volume. This never happened to me before. I have no idea how to fix this. Anyone?

A:Speakers giving off very high-pitched noise

souds like feedback do you have a microphone hooked up?

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I have a PC windows XP Home.

My sound jack at the back of my computer doesnt work at all. My jack in the front of the computer changes all the sound that comes from the speakers and makes it very high pitched.

Please help me fix if not both jacks, then just one. I really need the sound.


A:Sound coming from speakers is very high pitched

The computer specs in your profile only show a laptop computer. I have never seen a laptop with audio jacks front and back. Can you please clarify?

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To the one who offers help god bless.

I own an HP Pavillion DV1540ca laptop that is just under one year old. At about 10 months of age, I started noticing a high pitched, irritating humming noise. What sparked it, I do not know. It is a piercing high pitched toned that is very consistent and the same note every time. It turns on when the laptop is operating at a higher level (eg. running a movie and an audio file at the same time). It is possible it is related to the harddrive spinning or the fan spinning.
However, I do not believe the humming noise is a result of the an inefficient fan or rattling of the casing because when I plug my laptop into my sound system, the humming (unfortunately) comes out of those speakers too, almost proving it's not a rattling and maybe even a software problem.

I sent it in 3 times through staples, 2 of which went to HP, none of which fixed the problem. Staples said they couldn't hear it (although upon start up I showed them the problem), HP replaced the fan the first time (and probably didn't test it...), and lastly, HP replaced the bottom casing, and the main board. All to no avail. I gave specific instructions on how to obtain the hum and I have gotten my laptop back 2 months later in the same condition in which I sent it in.

Now it is Canada day weekend so contacting HP is out of the question, and I think I will talk to some real people who can help me out.

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A:High pitched humming noise out of speakers

This hum could be comming from the internal DC charging circuits. Possibly from a power conversion circuit board

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i wasent sure were to put this so i put it in here.

ok this morning when i went on my computer it was ok but then after i got back from school and went on it, i turned it on, got up to windows and then as windows loaded i had a high pitched sqweeking coming from the speakers, i have tried everything from installing new sound drivers and checking all the cables and still i keep getting this high pitch sqweek.

does anyone have any idea what could be causing this and what i could to to resolve it.

i have a tevion 5.1 surround sound system.

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I recently updated my Bios, and now I get this nasty high pitched whine from my PC speakers and Headphones.

However, it has some triggers.

If the computer isn't doing anything and I am not touching the mouse, the sound is barely audible. Yet, as soon as I move the mouse it comes in and out as the mouse moves.

Similarly, if I open an internet window of a program the whine gets persistent and will not go away until I close the web browser.

System spec's:
Asus P6T Deluxe V2
ATI Radeon 4870 X2 HD
Core i7 920
Windows Vista 64

I have had this computer for a while and no such problem until I updated the Bios in an effort to fix an issue with CoD:MW2 (Which I am beginning to regret buying)

A:High Pitched Whine from PC speakers and Headphones

Have you looked at this thread?


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

Here's my specs using the SysInfo thing -

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

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 gave my old XP operating system PC to a friend of mine for his use. It was working fine until a couple of days ago, when the speakers quit working. I was able to get them to function, but the sound that came out of them, whether it was from youtube, a CD, or Tech Guy, was high-pitched and tinny. I put in a new set of speakers, but it had the same results. The high-pitched sound is not TOO high--it's not the chipmunks--but it definitely is not normal (Tech Guy sounded like Tech Girl). I Googled the problem but could find no one who has had this type of sound distortion out of their speakers. There are no conflicts with the hardware. Is it the sound card? Thanks for any and all help.

Here's the info on this computer from the TSG SysInfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+, x86 Family 15 Model 12 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1471 Mb
Graphics Card: VIA/S3G DeltaChrome IGP, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 78152 MB, Free - 26916 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., K8V-VM
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Solved: Sound from speakers high-pitched and tinny

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Hi, i just bought some new logitech x-240 speakers and The trouble is, the sound pitch is too high. we've just connected to the Internet and even live radio sounds as though it's being spoken by Pinky and Perky (famous in the UK as two talking puppet pigs who delighted generations of children by speaking in speeded-up voices)if i go on youtube and put on a song, the sound of the musik is fine but then when the singer/artist starts singing, ther voice is squeky and if they have a high pitched voice already then i cant hear them at all Does anyone know what the problem is, and whether it can be fixed? Many thanks. I'm an IT Trainer and know how to teach people MS Office etc., but I know nothing about the elves and goblins who live in that box . some one please help meee!!

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I have a Toshiba Sat Pro U300 and the system itself seems to be working perfectly well. About 3months ago, my laptop began to make a noise, an unbearable constant high pitched noise. The only time that the noise stops is when the laptop is off and for a very brief period when windows starts up. The noise seems to come from the left speaker, but it continues whether I mute the speakers or not. As I always use a speaker connected via a jack cable for audio output, the fact that the speakers didn't work didn't really bother me, but I HAD to stop that sound or I would have thrown the laptop out of the window.
I looked on plenty of forums which all suggested disconnecting the speakers from the motherboard, but I din't really want to have to open up my laptop if I could help it. Since then, I managed to disable the speakers using the 'Hardware' tab of the 'Sounds and Audio devices properties' menu of the control panel.
It was such a relief to find that there was no longer a loud, high-pitched noise. However, it seems to have disabled all sounds, including audio output through a jack connection.
I need to have sound on my laptop but when I turn the speakers back on, the beeping begins again. I am pretty good at finding causes of problems on my own computer and finding solutions and believe me I've tried. It seems that there isn't much information out there about this problem.

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A:Prolonged high-pitched noise coming from my Laptop speakers.

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

Thanks for any help in advanced

A:external altec lansing speakers keep making high Pitched Noise

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

I would suspect its the hard drive.

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I just recived a repacement laptop from Lenovo a few weeks ago. I now have a Ideapad 700-15ISK. I love everything about it, well, exept for a high pitched noise that continues to come out of the laptop whenever it is on. I've made a video with the audio levels boosted for those who would like to hear below. If that doesn't work, here's the YouTube Video. I dont think its tied to the fan, but I can't really tell for sure. It is most noticably coming from the very right side of the computer (looking at it with the screen open, front view). I'd really hate to return this computer, as I've had my fair share of frustration with Lenovo.Any help would be apreciated.Thanks.

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I have recently built a new comp with the following specs:
Motherboard: Asus Rampage V Extreme BIOS 1401
CPU: I7-5930K (All stock clock)
PSU: Seasonic 860watt Platinum
RAM: 16 GB Gskill DDR4, F4-2666C15Q-16GRR
GPU : SLI GIGABYTE nVidia GTX 980 (Stock clock)
Monitor : Asus PG278Q and Dell U2414H
HDD: Samsung 850 EVO (1TB)
OS : Windows 8.1 64-bit
System if full water-cooled, so all temps are around 40 degrees while gaming.
For the first 10 days the computer has been running fine. After 10 days of running this new comp, my computer got frozen for the first time. (I didn't add any new hardware)
No blue screen, just a frozen desktop. The mouse cursor was unmovable , no keys functional, I could not press "reset button" (no response), and my screen went full black.
and there was a high pitched humming noise. This was happening randomly, once per day or once within 2-3 days.
Steps I have taken to troubleshoot this issue:
Completely reinstalled Windows 8.1
Checked the system for malware with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Checked the system for viruses with AVG AntiVirus
Updated all drivers and updated the bios
Installed all important and unimportant updates for Win8.1
I decided to change my PSU and installed my old PSU Seasonic 860watt Platinum (at the start I was using EVGA Supernova P2 1200W).
After that, my system was running fine for a 10 days, and today I got two restarts, first one with screen freeze and noise, and second one only with screen freeze (both times scr... Read more

A:BSOD random black screen with high pitched humming noise


I am extremely sorry that this thread was not attended to. There are not many people in this field.

In case you still require help, kindly respond to this thread and I will be notified via email and you should expect a response from me in 48 hours.

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Howdy group !!

Well, new problem.....turn the computer on this AM and I can hear a very faint high pitched squeal...not steady but it;s there most of the time. It almost sounds like it's feedback of some sort. It's so faint, I couldn't even tell if it was coming from my computer.....so I turned it off and the squeal went away....turned it back on and it's there again. It's not a steady tone, but it fluctuates up and down very gently. I don't think it's my hard drive....but It's really got me puzzled.

Any help would be appreciated.....


P.S. I don't think it's my internal modem speaker feeding back cuz I use an external DSL modem

A:high pitch squeal

sounds like some sort of electronic feedback. I had something similar coming from my monitor when I installed a new halogen lamp on the same circuit.

have you recently installed anything new on the same circuit or close by?

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I am new here so please be patient with me. I have a HP Laptop Model G62-222US that I purchased about 3 months ago. It is running Windows 7.
I clean the cooling fins about once a week with canned air to remove the dust buildup. Yesterday I turned on my computer and it started making a really high pitch squeal that I think was coming from the fan. I immediately turned it off to try to prevent damage to it and stop the very annoying noise.
I then used the canned air to clean it. After that, I turned it back on and it worked great.

So do I just need to clean the cooling fins more often, or is it something else?
I never had this problem with my last laptop.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Solved: High pitch squeal in fan

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ive moved this to hardware, sorry!

[This message has been edited by jday (edited 06-04-2000).]

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Whenever I record through my line in socket on my sound card there is always a high pitched squeeling noise in the background. Ive used programs to remove it but that also reduces the quality of the sound.
I thought it might be the cooling fans causing it. that is the only thing i can think of other than the card is no good.

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I have been reading around about other threads I didn't quite get an answer... ok I just got a brand new vaio I have been having various problems with it just small trying to work it out... just about everything is fixed except when I run a program I get a high pitched noise... I don't mean just any program I mean programs such as counterstrike, or sometimes a virus scan, I know it's the fan speeding up to keep cool, but is it supposed to make a high pitched noise?

A:CPU fan high pitched

The smaller the fan you have, the higher its pitch.

And a high RPM 80mm fan is pretty high pitched.

The 40mm ones are just unbearable, as I found out today. But I can't remove it as its in my new 24port switch.

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ok i was messing around with the volume and sound then all of a sudden all the sounds that are played are very high pitched and so i went back and undid everything that i had done but the sound is still the same. any ideas?

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I have an Advent 7066M laptop running Windows XP. If I connect headphones or speakers to it and try to play audio or video, the sound is too high pitched. Does anyone know what I can do to correct that?


A:Audio Is Too High Pitched

Try rolling back the sound driver from within Device Manager, joebeaven. If this is not an option, uninstall the sound driver and reboot. If the driver is not automatically reinstalled after reboot: "Drivers can be installed from the c:\applications\drivers folder and utilities from the c:\applications\tools folder." This info was taken from here.If your issue started recently, there may have been some form of corruption that has occurred.

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If anybody can shed some insight, it would be most welcomed. I've encountered a few things in my computer life but this one well... please read.

My system first off...
P4 3.0GHz, 865PE, P5P800, 400W Power Supply, some mid size copper fan sitting on cpu, ATI x800 AIW, Bluetooth keyboard/mouse...
My cpu used to cook at high temperatures, that's prescott for you.

Went to the store, got a case fan, compressed air, and a new hd.

Cleaned it up, mounted fan and installed hd. Didn't really notice it at first, but then started to hear this high pitched sound. Rebooted, same thing..
Finally can't take it anymore, opened the case, and it seems to be eminating from near the cpu. It usually happens when it's taxed but the kicker is...
it always happens when i move the mouse. It sounds like crickets almost.

Anybody have any ideas? I cannot see it being the new hard drive, it is not in use yet. (original and new are SATA if it's relevant).

Thanks in advance,

A:High pitched sound

Thats an odd one, I would say it was the HSF (heat sink fan) for your CPU but since it happens when you move your mouse, it must be either the mouse or the CPU itself... Try using a different type of mouse (ie PS2 or USB). If this doesnt solve the problem, check to see if everything is plugged in properly (actually you should do that before mouse)... And if that doesnt work, see if you can swap your CPU over with another one to see if this is the problem.



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I have a brand new Spectre.  The AC adapter makes a high pitched hum when plugged in and connected to the notebook.  Should I be concerned?  Have it replaced?  Thank you.

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Hello everybody,

I have been having a huge problem this last month with my computer, which I hope someone will be able to help me with.

The problem:
A high pitch ?squeak? sound is coming from ?inside? my PC. It appears to be coming from my graphics card or somewhere above on the motherboard. I am not a hardware geek at all, so in all honestly I really do not know. I am almost sure it is NOT coming from my fans or my PSU, though it does sound like a voltage problem.

Here is a VIDEO I filmed of my PC making the annoying sound:

The facts:
The noises are random ? and not related to anything. They will appear when I?m doing nothing, and they will appear when I?m doing loads of stuff.
The noises last between ~1-7 seconds
The noises started occurring AFTER I installed my new SSD: http://ocz.com/consumer/vertex-3-sata-3-ssd - I had never heard them before. I cannot RMA it, unfortunately. After installing my new SSD, I formatted my PC and installed Windows and that drive. Note: I am almost 100 % sure that the sounds are not coming from the SSD or HDD.
NO sounds during startup or in BIOS
People can hear the sound through Skype, EVEN WHEN MY MIC IS MUTED (!!) I find this very odd, and I hope it might be something to help locate the problem.
Some days there are sounds all the time, but I have tried going 5+ hours without sounds.

What I have tried already:
I have tried unplugging my secondary HDD.
I have tried disabling EIST... Read more

A:High-pitched sound from PC

It maybe somewhat related to the noises mentioned in this thread.


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so my current rig is three months old and i am getting a constant high pitched whir when the computer is on, i have tried everything i know and originally came to the conclusion that it was my corsair ax750 psu so i got that replaced and the noise persists
looking for any ideas or help

A:High Pitched whir from rig

Hi ghostops117 and welcome to W7 Forums

The source of the noise is likely to be coming from a fan or from a floppy/optical/HDD drive. Unplug your machine (always do this when connecting/disconnecting internal cables) and disconnect all drives and fans (except for the CPU fan). If you have a graphics card and have also got on-board graphics, temporarily remove the card and use on-board instead. With everything disconnected, power back up. Don't worry about missing OS system prompts. If the noise is no longer present, reconnect one component at a time and retest. If the noise returns, verify by disconnecting the last component connected and test again.

Please let us know your results.

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I have a set of turtle beach Earforce PX21 headphones that I bought for my PS3. My PS3 crapped out on me and I didn't really play games on it anymore any way and decided to use the headphones on my PC. When I hook them up I get a high pitched noise coming out of them the whole time. I didn't get that noise when I used it on the PS3. I have an Asus P8Z68-V Pro board and I'm just using the audio from it. I don't have a separate sound card. I've hooked them up directly to the board, I've hooked them up to front of my case(which has a plug for the headphones, and my keyboard has a setup for hooking in the headphones and they all have that noise in them. If anyone could help I would appreciate it.

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Basically, I just bought a whole load of new computer parts to build into a PC for my brother (christmas gift). I've done it countless times, but this time I'm getting some bizzare problems. I'll list the specs first.

P4 3.0E

512 RAM

ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard

Thermaltake 400w Powersupply.

Radeon 9600 Pro.

120 Gig Seagate SATA HD.
Now, with the stock powersupply *Came in the case, not the Thermaltake* I plugged it into everything and the computer booted and ran fine EXCEPT the PSU had a burning smell that was not to my liking (300w). So I put in my 400w Thermaltake Powersupply and it makes this odd high pitched noise when it's on the on position at the back, but the computer itself not switched on. Yet, if I lay the computer on its side, it runs and the sound goes away... EXCEPT if I plug in the keyboard, it makes the sound again and the computer doesn't boot when the sound is on. I *KNOW* the power supply works. What could be the problem here? I'm seriously stumped =/ All the components seem to be functioning as they should, but there's no way a 400w Powersupply should be overloaded like that.

Thanks, in advance.

A:What's going on here? High pitched noise?

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I have a ATI Radeon HD 4650 graphics card, when i boot the computer it starts to make a very annoying high pitched noise which just doesnt stop which has force me to remove it. Any ideas on how to fix it?

A:High pitched noise

That is a sign of a defective or dying capacitor.

time for a new graphics card.

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