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High-pitched sound coming out of my computer.

Q: High-pitched sound coming out of my computer.

Ok,so basicly,the problem is that I keep hearing a really annoying,high pitched sound coming out of the desktop computer.I don't hear it until I play some games(not all of them) for like 1 hour.Okay,so today I was playing my football game on the computer ,when I began to hear the high pitched sound.I pressed ctrl+alt+del and I found out that my CPU usage was at 75% and after I stopped the game it went down to 5 %.The game consumed only 458mb out of my 4gb ram .I think it has to do something with my CPU,but could you help me and try to explain me what's the problem of my computer?Please,if you have any misunderstandings regarding my problem,tell them here so I could relate more about it.I'm not much of a computer wizzard and nor am I a good english speaker,but I'll do my best to try to communicate with you.I really want to know what's causing this sound.

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A: High-pitched sound coming out of my computer.

Remove the left side of the case and watch/listen to identify where the sound is coming from.
HWmonitor http://www.cpuid.com/downloads/hwmonitor/1.19-setup.exe should show you the cpu fan speed.

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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.

A:high pitched sound coming from speakers.

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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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I hear a really high pitched sound coming from my computer, specifically my PSU.
I can only hear it from certain angles, but it is really annoying after a long time of putting up with it. How do i diagnose where the sound is coming from and if it's the capacitor or the fan?

The sound goes away when the PC is off.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Annoying high pitched sound coming from my pc?

This sort of high pitched noise is usually a vibrating coil. Unfortunately coils (aka inductors) are common components on motherboards, graphics cards and PSUs.

Are you 100% sure it's coming from the PSU ? If so there's not much you can do except try to ignore it or get another PSU.

It could also be a worn fan bearing. Try to locate it exactly.

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*2.93 GHz celeron
*Intel PERLX mobo
*WinXP Pro
*Nvidia 6200 GPU
*Usually 3 HDDs (only 2 work)
*Used as media center PC run by SageTV

I have had this setup (3 HDDs) for 1+ years with no issue. Then one day I went to the PC and it was frozen with a high pitched sound coming from the audio - the last image was still on the screen and there were no error codes - no keyboard response at all. I had a set up of IDE1=boot HDD and CD drive, IDE2=2 storage HDDs.

so, i removed one of the storage HDDs, and it became stable again. So to troubleshoot, I put in a new IDE cable on IDE2, added the drive, but got the freezing again. Replaced 500W PSU with another 500W PSU - still freezes. Got a SATA HDD, and left the one drive on IDE2 (Ithought for sure this would fix it) - but again it freezes (BTW, I confirmed all storage HDDs are fine on another computer).

No other hardware or software changes were made. Why would it work fine with the 2 drives (1 storage) and not with 3 drives (2 storage, either PATA or SATA)? Any ideas?

A:Computer freezes with high pitched sound-2 HD ok, 3 HD bad

Quick bump to see if anyone had a view, thanks.

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Hey there, I'm having this problem with my computer. Sometimes it will randomly go black and freeze up and also high pitched sound similar to a tv but louder emits from any and all speakers that are on including headphones. I think this is a problem with the sound card but I dont really know what the problem is so I didnt know what to ask support. BTW my card is the Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum eX 24bit.

If you want the rest of the specs..

AMD Athlon 64 3500+
MSI K8T Neo 2 Mobo
ATI Radeon 9800+ Pro
Thermaltake 400w PSU
2x 512 Kingston ValueRam
Windows XP Professional SP2

I hope someone can help me on this because this has happened to me once or twice while I was playing Counter-Strike, and CAL is coming up. I don't wanna get dropped in CAL.


A:Computer freezes up, screen goes dark, high pitched sound

Check the fan on your processor and video card. While the system is powered down, you should be able to spin the fans, and you should feel no real resistance. If they're tough to spin, then there's your problem.

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Hi there,

Ive built a pc and had it up and running without issues till I swapped the CPU zalman air cooler with a tuniq fan, i then noticed im getting a high pitched noise off my pc ever since...... could it be a fan issue.... even tho when i use the fan control it seems the fan does work.....

Any suggestions are most welcome


A:High Pitched squeek coming from pc

Certainly sounds like a fan with worn-out bearings.

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Now, I know this question has been asked quite a few times, but the results always vary and it appears really dependent on the hw. So:

Recently, I have been hearing an interrupted high pitched whistle from the case. It is not too loud, but interrupts when I need to ex. read something and concentrate. It is not a singular long beep, but series of small beeps.

When I opened the case, I tried to listen where it goes from; it does not appear to whistle from the electric source; and CPU / Graphics / Net card / Motherboard are too close to each other to properly determine. I tried to listen with a straw, but it always appears to emanate from someplace else when using this method.

I tried to dust everything, firm the screws, nothing helped. The issue started about two or three weeks back. I purchased the PC about a year ago and the user have not reported anything similar; the last change was adding a new CPU fan about four months ago.

The Rig:

Mobo: ASUS M4N78-AM SLV1004
CPU: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor
CPU Fan ? Coolermaster Hyper 212+ Evo
Ram ? 2x2 GB PC26400 AM1
Vga ? AMD Radeon 7700
FDD: 16 in 1 apacer sln4123
HDD seagate 250 GB sln E78C
Cdrom ? DVDRW LG sln 5393

Advice very much appreciated!

A:High pitched whistle coming somewhere from PC

That noise could be either:


Is this system OC = overclocked?

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every time i turn on my pc i being to hear this high pitched screech, at first it is tolerable but as a couple of hours pass by it begins to drive me insane.

all i know is that its definitely not coming from my speakers, it cannot be anything to do with dust problems, since i got this new machine just a couple of days ago (custom built), and its not coming from my screen.

I've tried reconnecting everything in the machine but that did not work. any help/suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated thanks.

my system specs are:
Intel Core 2 Quad, Q8200 @ 2.33ghz
2Gb ddr2 ram
9600gt, 512mb
LG 22' widescreen
DVD Drive
MSI P43 Neo3 v1.1
2 150GB Hitachi HDDs


A:Annoying high pitched hum/whine coming from PC

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Recently my laptop had a BSOD after which it restardted my computer, it then kept asking for me to insert a boot disc. I turned it off because I had things to do and really didn't want to worry about my computer, later when I turned it on windows started up with no problem at all. However my computer has started emitting a high pitched sound that is very annoying. This may be a hardware question but the sound only started after the BSOD error.

My computer is a Acer Asipre 5940G is that is any help.

Any help with this matter would be wonderful.

A:High pitched noise coming from laptop

does the sound come even on the POST screen i.e the ACER Screen just after pressing power button....??

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Greetings, all.

I'm writing today because I'm a bit nervous about my hard drive. It's making a high-pitched noise. I thought it might be a result of my other problem but that problem is resolved and my hard drive is still whiny.

I'm currently using 91.7 of my 93.1 (sold as a 100GB) gigabytes of space. Formatting is simply NOT an option as reinstalls and reconfigurations would take at least three days straight (as in 72 hours minimum).

The weird thing is...nothing's crashed yet. There's no signs of decreased performance. There's really no problem at all. *shrugs* Except for this noise. And it makes very, very, very nervous. It almost sounds like it's undulating. It's weird.

Is my hard drive on the brink of disaster? I've compiled a 3-CD set of emergency backup files, so even in a worst-case scenario, I am not losing critical documents. Which is good. But still, I don't want to spend another week of my life watching blue bars go from left to right.

Please advise!

EDIT: I must mention that I've been a very bad computer user in that I haven't run defrag on my system in quite a while. *hides face in shame* Could this be a cause of the problem? Could defrag or chkdsk resolve the problem? Is there a problem at all? ;_;

A:High-pitched noise coming from hard drive, no crashes

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I was over at a friends tonight and she has an hp I5 laptop...not sure of the model# and it is getting a high pitch noise that can be heard from as far as about 6 feet away. This is a consistant and steady noise. This just started today. It is running hotter than normal from what she said. The laptop is about 2 yrs old.

I checked one of the fans and I felt some air coming out, and I could hear the fan running, but I had a hard time identifying where the noise is coming from...

What components would most likely be the cause. Certainly the fan, I would think, but what else could it be? I won't risk opening up the case, but is there any additional troubleshooting I should try?

A:high pitched nasty sounding noise coming from laptop

Sounds like a bad fan, higher heat and squealing sound. also check to see if a disk has been left in the optical drive.

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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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Hello folks.

I have a high pitched noise coming from my power supply. It happened recently, and it's been lightning around here to boot. It's on a surge protector, but obviously we know that doesn't mean it can't still be hit.

Anyways, I can hear it fine but my dad can't. Before the tumor jokes start, my little sister can hear it as well, so evidently we both have tumors. I ended up unplugging everything from the power supply, including the motherboard, and turned the power supply on and off, and the noise only started when the power supply was turned on.

It still works, but it annoys the heck out of me. Obviously I want to replace it but I'm not sure if I can get an RMA. Is there any risk running it like this?

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I recently got my net back on. I did all suggested driver updates. After installing a game and turning off the comp, when I went to turn it on all I got was a high pitched noise from inside the comp along with no use of my monitor mouse or keyboard. I took the video cards out cleaned them and put them back in, Comp ran fine till I put the game back on the comp. I am now in the same position of high pitched noise along with no keyboard, mouse or monitor.
I have a
Dell 630i quad core
GeForce 8800GT x 2
OS- Windows XP

I have removed each of the video cards and tried running the comp, but still not working same high pitched noise.

Please help!! I want my comp back in working order

A:High pitched noise coming from comp and no use of monitor, keyboard, or mouse

"Comp ran fine till I put the game back on the comp. "Click to expand...


Personally, I would call Dell on this one. Who knows, maybe you're still under warranty and you'll get a free motherboard replacement.

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There's this high pitch sound coming from my computer. You can hear it if you're within like 6 or 7 feet. I think it's coming from the cooling fan. The weird thing I noticed is that the sound goes away if my ethernet cable is not plugged in.
Any ideas how to fix it?

A:High pitch sound coming from computer.

Quote: Originally Posted by natturner

There's this high pitch sound coming from my computer. You can hear it if you're within like 6 or 7 feet. I think it's coming from the cooling fan. The weird thing I noticed is that the sound goes away if my ethernet cable is not plugged in.
Any ideas how to fix it?

Natturner hi and welcome
There are of course many things that can cause this but the most frequent ones are fans. Is your computer a laptop, or desktop? Is it under warranty?

If you feel comfortable, and it is not in warranty, you can (on a desktop) unplug it and open the case. Carefully (electricity is dangerous) look for loose parts on the fans. When finished plug it back in and turn it on. Can you still hear it? Can you see where it is coming from ?

Let us know if you need further assistance


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I know there's a lot of posts on this topic already but I really just need to ask :x

Only 2 days ago my computer started making a high pitch sound on
very random occassions (sometimes when I am using digital art programs)
and I can't seem to figure out what's wrong. My little brother has been whining
and my dad can't seem to hear it D:

I read some forum posts about it here and there.. most of them say it's a problem
with either the dirty fans, HD, vid card/montior, or PSU? I cleaned out my computer
so the dirty fan option is out...and I'm positive it's not my monitor because the
sound is clearly coming from the computer..

Problem is I don't know how to tell if it's the vid card, HD or PSU
Help would be appreciated

A:High-pitch sound coming from computer

Oh if it helps, this started happening recently after I tried to transfer my data
from my old HD to a new one. Might have something to do with that?

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the sound is crappier than ever. I have this quality loss for a while but now is repulsive. Ive reinstall windows 7, reinstall relatek drivers, get ones specified by my motherboad manufacturer, tried the latest ones.... put power management at high performance...etc

my motherboard ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS P5GC-MX/1333

A:Bad sound quality ( high pitched, almost acoustic sound etc.) integrat

My RealTek sound (on one PC) also has "Sound Enhancements" which include reverb, echo, chorus, etc. If you have this diable all sound enhancements and see if that makes a difference.

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My dad was the last one to use the computer and now he's gone out so I don't know if this problem was there when he was on it, although he didn't say anything to me.

But now that I'm on it, I've noticed the sound output sounds different. When I loaded Windows, the traditional Windows login tune played...but it was all high. It's not the volume settings, it's actually a higher sound, and this is actually affecting every single piece of sound coming out of the speakers on the monitor.

I tried playing a song and the guy's voice is all messed up - high-pitched because of this.

I don't know why it's done this or how to solve it. If anyone can help I would be very happy! Thank you in advance!

A:Huh? My sound is all...different and high-pitched...

That's actually kind of hard to say what that might be. Believe it or not I've had my computer do the same thing, and after doing a spyware/viral scan, it straightened out. So it could be one of many things....just some insight.

I'm sure the more seasoned folks can help you more than I can, but I was just giving some insight.

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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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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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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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Hey everyone,

I started hearing a high pitched sound from the left side of my laptop.

This occurred when I connected my 2.4Ghz Logitech MX Performance mouse via the USB extender and my Logitech K810 Bluetooth Keyboard.

Before connecting these peripherals, everything was silent..I am totally stumped now..

A:High Pitched Sound from Laptop

Quote: Originally Posted by RunOrDie

Hey everyone,

I started hearing a high pitched sound from the left side of my laptop.

This occurred when I connected my 2.4Ghz Logitech MX Performance mouse via the USB extender and my Logitech K810 Bluetooth Keyboard.

Before connecting these peripherals, everything was silent..I am totally stumped now..

Hi RunOrDie,

Does noise stops when you disconnect the both mouse and keyboard. If possible then directly connect them to the system without using the USB extender and let us know if the noise occurs.

Also, if it is whirring noise then it could be from fan and you should check for vents to clear any dirt blocking the fan.

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.

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Hello, this issue has been affecting me for the past few months. Every time that I think I fix it, it will eventually come back.

What it is exactly is; I can be doing anything, playing a game, watching a movie, listening to music, or browsing the web. Then all of a suddenly, the sound will mess up, and go from a high pitch to low pitch, then back to high.

It's not OS related, it happened to me while using windows xp pro 32bit, then xp pro 64bit. Now it started happening again the other day, and I'm currently using Windows 7 32bit - Build 7100.

PC Specs:

CPU: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Motherboard: Asus P5N-D
Ram: 4GB
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT
Sound: Using Creative Fatal1ty USB Headset

When I was using XP, I could fix it by closing out all running programs, but it would eventually come back.

I've been using windows 7 for the past few weeks. It only started happening a few days ago, after I installed some Logitech G15 keyboard drivers/software. After it happened, I removed what I installed, but yet it just happened to me again a few moments ago. Was watching TV, came back to the PC, put on headphones and hit play on winamp. Next thing I knew I was listening to Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Full DxDiag below if anything in there will help;
System Information
Time of this report: 9/5/2009, 19:44:05
Machine name: WES-PC
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A:High + Low pitched sound from headset

Figured out a fix to make it stop, but still trying to find out the source of it.

Fix was to go into "Speakers Properties / Advance", and change the default format of 16 bit, 44100 Hz (CD Quality) to another, then change it back.

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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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For the past couple days, my computer (out of the blue) will start making a really high-pitched ringing sound and seems to slow right down (eg. - if connected to the web, it acts like it's connected at 28,000 bps. There's a little green light on the front of the computer box that starts flashing (the icon above the light looks like little sun?). It's driving me crazy...any ideas on why it's doing this, or how to correct it?

My computer is a Pentium-S 166 mhz (yeah, I know, LOL!!), and I'm running on Windows 98SE, with 128 mb RAM. I was thinking of installing a new CPU to upgrade it, but now I'm wondering if it's even worth my time. I have a sinking feeling this poor old baby's had it. The computer was hit by power surges thru the phone lines a couple years ago, and I had to replace the modem, motherboard and sound card as a result.

A:High-pitched ringing sound

Check to be sure the fan over the cpu is spinning......does the case appear to be warmer than usual?

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When I run AVG or any other malware/spyware software or trojan scans, the PC starts to give out a high-pitched oscillating sound...similar to European police cars. It doesn't happen all the time, but more often lately. I have noticed that this sound occurs near the end of the run and stops when the scan is completed. The sound doesn't come out of the speakers, but out of the tower. I don't get the sound when I'm running anything else. I have found other posts about a similar sound, but the circumstances are quite different.
Is this some kind of a warning sound? What's happening???

A:High-pitched oscillating sound...

may be a temp alarm ......run a few apps like a media player , picture viewer , download something , etc ...and see if you get it again .

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I bought those speakers a week ago, plugged everything into place and I noticed an annoying high pitched sound when there is no sound output (I can also hear it when the speakers are on low volume). I gave them back and got a new pair. Sadly, the new pair has the same problem. The sound persist even when not connected with an audio cable. Tried switching power outlets and connecting in other rooms but it's still there. The only solution is to mute the speakers (press both volume up and volume down) Any help would be appreciated.

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My HP Pavilion x360 (11.6") makes a high pitched screeching noise when i turn up the volume.Recently I messed with the settings to get my headset to work.I reset all sound settings and still have a high pitched screeching noise.Please help me asap.

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Hey, I am wondering if any of you can help me. Originally, I had a problem with my Nvidia GTS 250 graphics card, the cooling fan came loose and with me still persistently using it then after the fan fell completely off (stupid me I know). To prevent any more damage, I decided to unclip the mains socket from the graphics card (the 6-pin internal clip) so that my computer would automatically boot up with the on-board graphics that my motherboard (Gigabyte S-Series GA-G31M-ES2L) provided. The only problem I have got is that every time I switch the computer on there is a very high pitched, rather loud ringing sound. It's a brand new motherboard so I can't see how anything has broke on that. I haven't as yet changed any of the settings in the BIOS nor have I taken the graphics card completely out (it's still in the express slot of the motherboard) if that can help with the solution to my problem. Thanks for any help and if there is any threads relating to this I would be grateful if you could send me in the right direction. Thanks again,


A:High Pitched Ringing Sound?

Obviously the 1st thing to try is remove the installed graphics card.

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Accidental double-post. Sorry.

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On 3 occasions so far, and fairly recently, a short while after I boot up my notebook there is a high pitched (singular) beep. There are no indications of whether something is wrong and I can't determine what triggers it. What does it mean? And can I do anything about it? Thanks.

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Hi there,

I just installed a new motherboard today, with a new graphics card. Everything seemed absolutely fine until I noticed a very high-pitched sound coming from the tower itself. I can hear it better when I go to the back of the PC and listen up close. It seems like it's not coming from the PSU (It can't be as I've swapped another one in and it still makes the sound) but from the motherboard itself. When I unplug the LAN cable from the back of the PC, the sound decreases in pitch. When I turn off the computer, the sound stops. As soon as I power back on, the sound starts again.

I can live with the sound, it's not too audible over the fans, but I just want to know if it means my motherboard is imminently going to fail.

Thanks in advance!

Oh, and the motherboard is this: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/131187

The new video card is a GeCube Radeon HD 3850pro.

A:New Motherboard, constant high-pitched sound

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So my computer is a few months old. I have had issues with the sound stopping working randomly and the only way to reboot it is to restart the computer. That has been going on as long as I have had it. Reciently however, it has been making this really high pitched beebng noise when I am playing videos on it. The beep seems to get louder as I turn up the sound and it only happens when the speakers are working. I thought it may be the computer over heating but a fan on it hasn't stopped it yet. Any ideas? I really like this computer but I'm afraid there is something wrong with the speakers.

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On the system startup, my speakers suddenly produced a high pitched beeping noise. I've tried using a different set of speakers, but the result was the same. I'm not sure what exactly is wrong, but I had recently installed a more updated video driver and a wireless keyboard/mouse.
I've tried uninstalling both the video driver and the wireless set (switching back to the old keyboard and mouse), but there was still the beeping noise.
Surprisingly, when I mute the master volume the beeping noise stops. Also, the noise applies only to the input speaker (the speaker which has the cable connecting to the computer) and not the other one. I am able to listen to music using the other speaker, but the volume is drastically lowered.
My guess was that there was something interfering (such as the wireless mouse and keyboard) with the sound card(?), but since I have uninstalled them (now using again because it is obviously not the problem) and there were no changes, I have no idea what could possibly be wrong.

Is there a solution to this problem? Help will be gladly appreciated.

A:Sound Problem (High Pitched Beep)

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I have an eMachines M5312 (crappy laptop, I know). It still works fine, except that it emits a high-pitched hum when I have the battery in. If I remove it and just use the power cord it is fine, but it's annoying to not have any battery power. I can hear that the sound is coming from the area around the battery, but I don't know if it is a problem with my battery or something with the internal power.
Any ideas?

A:EMachines high-pitched sound with battery

Every M5312 we have seen with that high pitched howl failed soon afterwards... and was not repairable.
eMachines no longer makes laptops, I am told.
Good luck.

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My wife's Samsung LCD computer monitor (which has a laptop attached to it) recently started making a high-pitched, mosquito-like sound. It comes and goes, but is there most of the time. If we shut the monitor off and back on, the sound goes away for a minute or so. We've moved the laptop away from the monitor, in case it was some sort of interference noise, but that didn't help. (I do plan to swap her monitor with another in the house soon.)

Is her monitor going bad? Something else going on here?

A:LCD monitor making high-pitched sound

Anyone got any ideas? Thanks.

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The laptop in this case is a Acer Aspire 5050 (bought at Walmart about 3-4 years ago).

I turn the volume up and when i get close to about half way on the volume bar, i start hearing this high pitched whistle-like sound which gets louder the more you turn it up. The sound is continuous so I am not able to turn up the volume up higher than 50% or so which is not loud enough.

So what is the problem here and how can I fix this? Please Help...

A:Getting a high pitched sound when i Turn Up the volume?

The whistle is either heterodyne noise or your picking up sound from a microphone type source.

Do you have a microphone plugged in? If so try tapping on it and see if the tapping comes across the speakers.

Try taping the unit, do you hear the results through the speakers?

You may be picking up cross-talk through a poorly filtered circuit, this may be caused by poor circuit design.

Try going to your audio properties and adjusting the line-in volume to see if this noise changes in pitch.

Make sure you do not have any wires or devices close by that are connected to or in the direct location, that can be causing the white-noise issue.

Broadcast Radio stations or continuous carrier devices can cause this issue to happen, it is RF interference.

You could have the device near a televison or other device with is emitting RF interference.

Make sure the electrical wiring in the house is polorized and grounded properly.

Kind regards.

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There is a high pitched sound when the volume is turned up or when the laptop is being closed. When the volume is muted there is no noise at all.

Fujitsu Lifebook
Model T4020D
Windows XP

Anybody familiar with this?

Thank you.

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It starts when I open a window or a program, but when I minimize it it stops or becomes almost non-present. It is not all the time though. The problem is that I don't know if this is a problem and should I be concerned?

Never mind, I found a simple thread on another forum and one of the replies sugested it was from improper refresh rate. And that was exactly it. Few days ago I played GTA: San Andreas and it usualy changes my screen refresh rate to 60 hz but I forgot to change it back to 85 hz. Problem solved, thank you for this forum.

A:High-pitched sound from system(almost inaudible)

Turn off or unplug your speakers first. All sorts of spurious responses to whatever is going on can cause odd sounds from sound system. Then use a piece of 1 inch rubber hose or tubing to listen (as in a stethoscope) for noise from the power supply fan, or cpu fan. Check also the video graphics card if it has one.
Take a can of difluoroethane gas (dust off, or similar) and clean the cpu heat sink and fan of dust and hair.
Look over your wires inside the case to be sure none are hanging loose and intermittently touching the inside wall of the case.
Look for sound or video changes from some of your installed software, and particularly with games.

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Ok, so around Christmas of 2015 i had my graphics card die on me and in a mixture of me not understanding that it was the graphics card that was dying and being slightly frustrated i shut my computer down by pulling the plug. This resulted in an almost useless PC as i guess i interrupted something important. I spent countless hours reviving the computer and finally saved it by rebooting the BIOS through a USB-flash drive. However i've had a tiny but annoying problem since then. All sound i record or input (skype, discord and other chatting sites) is now high pitched and the overall recording sound is generally bad. How did this happen? Was there something wrong with the BIOS is loaded? Can i have damaged the internal sound card in the motherboard while tinkering in the machine, might there be anything wrong with my drivers or is it some other issue?

I should say i have a stationary PC with Windows 10 and the BIOS version i now run is: American Megatrends Inc. 1203, 24.05.2012. I am also terrified to go back into the BIOS in case i ruin the PC again so i hope there is an easier solution. Thank you in advance to every helping hand!

A:High pitched sound on all sound i input?

Wow... quiet a story there.
Have you tried removing the dead graphics card and if you happen to have a sound card, try removing it and re installing it ? That's what I would do first as its a result of brute force damage...lol

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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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This notebook (less than 3hours out of the box) emits a very faint but annoying high-pitched noise.

A google search suggests this is not uncommon in Toshiba's notebook range but I've not found any 'fixes'.

Any ideas? Thanks for any help.

A:Satellite Pro S - High-pitched sound from left of touchpad


What Satellite notebook you have exactly?

It?s not easy to say what the reason is for this but sometimes that sounds are caused from the HDD. So maybe you should check the HDD using Drive Fitness Test or you start the notebook without HDD and go in the BIOS. Do you hear the sound without HDD too?


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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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Video recorded with the odd sound. you may need head phones and a lot of volume to hear it clearly. The dominant sound is just the GPU fan spooling up.

Strange sound from my GPU during ATi tool run. - YouTube

I know its something electrical but other than that I have no idea. It doesn't seem to hurt anything but it is annoying. Its also exclusive to ATi tool and [email protected] Games and graphic benchmarks don't produce the sound.

A:PC making an odd high pitched sound during ATi tool test.

To me it sounds like a bad fan bearing.
I would open up the case and run the test again to make the sound start again, then go to the case and listen around the case for the source of the sound.

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