Hello, hardware noob here. I was playing video games on my PC when suddenly the system crashed and a high pitched squeal resulted. The first time it happened, after I restarted my PC was running fine, but after the 2nd time, on bootup the squeal would start.
Hello, I also have the same squeal. I was also having issues with my computer turning on. It would turn on, squeal then turn off in 1 second. I tested another power supply (friends) and it worked. I just received my new power supply and it is now turning on but with the exact same squeal but the monitor does not bring up anything. If I remove the video card everything is fine. I've tried two different video slots, I have one left to try.
I had an OCZ tech 600W PSU now I have a Sentey 725W PSU.
A eVGA GeForce 8800 GT
4 GB ram
512MB video card
MSI P7N SLI Platinum MBoard
I'm unsure of the exact speed of my CPU but it's just a dual core
Any help would be great. Did you manage to get yours fixed?
those cards have onboard piezoelectric sirens that go off when the card isnt getting enough power, double check the pcie power cables or try a different power supply as the old one could very well be failing. (might be the mobos pcie slot as well i guess, the slot is specced to deliver up to 75w but that power comes from the psu in the first place...)
if you can try the card in another system, or try a different card in that system.
Also, need to work on that cable management!
I wonder if the thread starter has fixed his problem as well.
Ah I should have created this thread as a discussion and not Q&A. noob mistake
So I "fixed" the issue by completely unplugging my gfx (power, too), and using a ghetto cooling system aka small fan + open case. gfx runs at 60C when games are running and my CPU & MB temps are around 32/31C. I don't really know why it started running smoothly after that but I'm not complaining. I'm glad currphij fixed his problem too