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Q: computer crashing making a buzzing noise

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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A: computer crashing making a buzzing noise

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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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 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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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
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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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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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.


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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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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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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.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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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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
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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.
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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 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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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.


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:

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
Faulting application name: p3.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x4ebaad6f
Faulting module name: client.dll, version:, 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)

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Still need 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.


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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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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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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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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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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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.
How to fill in your system specs:

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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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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.


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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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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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Windows 7
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Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz
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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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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
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:

* 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:

* 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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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?

Hopefully someo... Read more

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

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Good evening.

I am writing you all tonight because I have become incredibly frustrated with my newly built gaming rig. I have had my computer built for maybe two or three weeks, and have been getting the Blue Screen Error 133 (DPC Watchdog Violation) and LiveKernelEvent code 141 as my most common crashes/errors. I typically get an error while gaming, and have froze / crashed in the following games: Counter Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, and Dark Souls 3. I have also crashed (Blue Screen crash) while watching a YouTube video, and shortly after launching Overwatch for the first time.

Another weird thing to note: While playing Dark Souls 3, I have this weird light flashing glitch. Here is a link to the video I recorded earlier today (best seen between 1:05 - 1:25 in the video):

Besides blue screening and that weird light glitch, I also occasionally get a freeze where a horribly buzzing noise fills my headphones. This either leads to a blue screen, or my game unfreezes moments later. In addition to this, occasionally my game will freeze for a split second, looping whatever the current audio is (without the horrible buzzing) before continuing as normal.

I would also like to mention that the Blue Screen crashes appear to be happening at random. I can play for hours, and then I'll get a Blue Screen, or I could play for a couple minutes and it could happen. Sometimes the Blue Screen is paired with the buzzing audio, sometimes my game just freezes and is dead... Read more

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Since last night my computer has been making this really weird sound. Kind of like a revving sound. I'm not sure what it is. I have an eMachines computer and this has never happened to me before. Anyone had this experience before and may know whats up with it?

On a side note: I saw the stickied topic about eMachines PSU's, and yes I think I need a new one. My computer crashes (often), and some mild things, and some people and forums have told me to get a new PSU, so anyone know a good PSU brand to get? I'll probably buy one from TrigerDirect or NewEgg, just need to know a good brand.

A:Computer making odd noise

The PCs at the school do the revving thing but then stop 10 seconds later.

On the side note a good company PSU would be OCZ, Antec, Thermaltake, and Enermax. Those should do good. Make sure you get them from newegg.com. They are the best site to buy things from.

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Ok here it goes, I think something is going out in my computer. I think that it is either the hard drive or power supply. For about the last week every once in awhile the computer will make a noise like its not getting any power then power again. The best way to describe what is happening is to think of a big main frame computer and when you turn it on you can hear the energy being sucked out of the wires (know what I mean?). So yesterday I turned it off because it usually runs 24/7 and didn't want anything to happen, well tonight I turn it back on and it says that something is corrupt with the registery. Windows 98 was able to fix itself. Yeah i was amazed too. So for now my computer is working but should I back up my hard drive and buy a new one or do you think I should worry about that power supply? Oh and the specs of my computer is "400mhz amd, 128megs ram, 8gig ide drive"


A:Computer Is Making Noise!


It sounds like a noisy fan to me the best way to check is when it is making the noise find something you can put in the power supply fan to stop it and see if the noise stops, if so change the power supply also take the case off and when it's making the noise look at the cpu fan and see if that is spinning very fast or stuttering

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I have a computer running xp, this computer was so quiet you could not even hear it running. I decided to do a factory install again after having a lot of things on and decided to start over.
Now the computer is making so many grinding noises it is never quiet when it is running and it is painfully slow.
I have done a defrag and checked all the things I can think of to do but it still is the same. Do you think maybe something went wrong when I did the restore. That is not the first time I have done a restore as the computer is 4 years old but always run very nice and quiet. Does anyone have any ideas or had the same problem. Oh I have also checked for viruses and spyware and that does not seem to be the problem.

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Hi !

Recently my computer started making noise, Not at all time, but most of the time when opening applications. It's at random. The sound may be compared to a old style alarm clock, then it hang up and stop. Is there any tests I can make to know the source of the sound ?

Thanks, and don't hesitate if you have questions.

A:Computer making noise

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I've got a Dell Inspiron 530 with Windows XP. It's less than a year old. Over the last couple of months it's been making a buzzing/clicking sound on and off every so often. The sound would only last a few minutes then stop. Earlier today it started making this noise and it's been going on all day. I shut the computer off and gave it a few hours rest earlier, but it started right back up after turning it on. It also seems to be running slower than normal lately (pages seem to freeze up for a few seconds especially when I'm browsing more than one internet page). I'm running AVG and Zone Alarm. Sorry if this seems vague but I'm not the most computer literate person.

A:Computer making noise.

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i just recently purchased the new Dell Inspiron 15 5500 laptop, and it made a loud clinking noise. i sent it back as i thought it had a problem with the fan. i purchased it again and it made the same noise. i don't know what to do as i love the laptop but the noise aggravates me so much that i can't use my laptop. what can i do to fix this?

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I was also able to record it (but in sort of bad quality):

What is causing this, and what should I do about it?

A:My computer is making this strange noise...

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this just started happening and was never a problem in the past. i did system restore and the computer constantly started making loading noises even when no programs are runnig. its as if the hard drives are at work or something. so i went to system restore and turned it off to see if that was the problem. but it did nothing. the computer runs fine. loading is not a problem, only on games does it seem to show. i have windows xp and i havnt done anything that i know of other than system restore to cause this.

A:Computer Making Loading Noise

By turning System Restore off you have deleted all the restore points so now you cannot reverse what you did.

Why did you do a System Restore in the first place? What problem were you trying to correct?

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Ever since i opened up my case and took out my hard drive and slaved it on another computer to transfer the files then reformat it and reinstall it in my computer. I've been hearing this wierd noise in my computer. At first it was just a sort of loud hum i thought maybe i bumped the fan a little so i tilted the case and the sound subsided but as soon as I stand it back up it comes back.. Just earlier today it started to sound like a fly stuck in a windowpane buzzing around.
Now its making this terrible sound its like "ugnh- - - ugnhh - - - Ugnhh" I'm pretty sure its the fan on the processor. When I was reformatting I decided to spray air duster around and i accidentally sprayed the can upside down on the heat sink and some of the liquid came out. That stuff evaporates pretty fast though so I didn't think anything bad would happen, and nothing did. I don't know if this is related or what?

My theory is that the cold *** liquid made the heat sink brittle and the fan is pulling it with the airflow sorta like a kazoo. But i not even sure if its the fan. My computer is working properly and everything. This sound is getting very annoying though.. please help me. Thanks

A:[H] Computer making annoying noise.

Think you should relubricate the CPU fan or purchase another OEM heatsink with FAN combo.


p.s. ensure you have lot space between your hard drives/optical drives and the CPU

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I am new on here and still figuring out how to navigate the forums, so I apologize if I'm posting a question that has already been asked (also english is not my first language so bare with me haha). I can't find any article/forum that explains my problem so I am posting here hoping to finally finding out what is causing this sound and how to fix it.

The sound happens almost always when I access my second HDD in windows explorer. Sometimes it happens when my PC is working harder than usual (HD streaming for example) and sometimes (not so often) seemingly random or when I am not even using my PC. It is hard to explain but it is a quick high pitched spinning sound followed by what I can only explain as a clicking sound. It is very quick only about 2 seconds I would say. Previously while playing The Sims 4 the same sound happened right before the game always froze/crashed.

I only know a few things here and there about hardware components, just the basics... I have read somewhere about hard drives "spinning down". Does this mean the drive temporarily shuts down and starts back up when you access a file from it? Or what does it mean? Could this be what is the problem? Or is it something else? I don't want to take my PC in if it is a problem I can fix myself, I am pretty good at following instructions to troubleshoot. I have already run tests on both of my hard drives with a program that checks the health of your hard drive and both my disks are still in e... Read more

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I was about to see if Xubuntu could work on my old computer. It has 128mb of Ram and it has a 20GB old drive. It keeps making a beeping noise every time I turn it on. What does that mean?

A:My Old Computer Is Making A Beeping Noise.

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Hi my computer is making a wining noise not all the time,when i first start the computer and log on its fine after a while it starts.When my son plays a game it makes a noise it sounds like the fan going really fast.How can i tell if it is the fan or something else?,other than that the computer working Ok .The computer only 2 years old any tips thank you

A:Computer making wining noise?

Okay, the an will make loud noise when a game is being played because it uses your graphics card *more*. If I am correct the sounds you hear are a code telling you what the problem is, the only problem is I dont know how to identify them.

So the sound of the fan is not a problem.

EDIT: Is the whining noise your talking about like a fan spinning, because that does happen if you know what I mean, then it slows down.

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All I did was turn on my computer and immediately it started making a loud buzzing noise. What should I do?

A:computer is making weird noise

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