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high frequency buzzing/ whining noise in the background of my PC

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May 10, 2012 1:36:00 AM

Hi Forum,

I'm Experiancing a wierd high frequency buzzing/ whining noise in the background of my PC, Speakers, Headphones

1. If I turn the speaker volume off or lower volume I can still hear the noise
2. When using Headphones the noise is much more noticable
3. Happens only when PC is under stress ex. Loading times for games, playing games
- Volume of noise changes depending on stress level high FPS and intense loading produce higher volume than simple tasks
- Can't hear the noise under normal PC operations ex. web browsing, watching a HD movie
4. Was quite a bit louder when PC was overclocked to 4.4ghz but when I return to default it is still noticeable
-Used Automatic Overclocking (AI Suite II - Auto Tuning - Fast)
5. When I open case to locate noise it seems to be coming from GPU but with all the fans running it's hard to pin point location

PC BUILD

Mainboard : Asus P8Z68-V GEN3
Chipset : Intel Z68
Processor : Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3300MHz
Physical Memory : 8192MB (2 x 4096 DDR3-SDRAM )
Video Card : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
Hard Disk : OCZ-AGILITY3 ATA Device (60GB)
Hard Disk : Seagate ST1000DM003-9YN162 ATA Device (1000GB)
Hard Disk : Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 (1000GB)
Hard Disk : SAMSUNG HD103SI (1000GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW UH12LS28
DVD-Rom Drive : ELBY CLONEDRIVE
Monitor Type : Toshiba TOSHIBA-TV - 40 inches
Network Card : Intel 6 Series Chipset Family Ethernet Controller
Operating System : Windows 7 Professional Professional Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
DirectX : Version 11.00




Current Specs NOT OVERCLOCKED

Voltage : 1.246 V
:
Processor Intel Core i5 : Sensor DTS
Core 1 : 28 °C
Core 2 : 33 °C
Core 3 : 35 °C
Core 4 : 31 °C
Package : 35 °C
GT : 0.140 W
IACores : 18.892 W
Package : 23.428 W
:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 : nVidia Driver
Temperature : 34 °C
Temperature (GPU) : 35 °C
Fan : 1860 rpm
Fan : 40%
Voltage : 0.913 V



Any assistance would be greatly appreciated and if more information is needed I will gladly dig it up. Also If there a clear upgrades/improvements I should make that also would be much help.

Thanks,

A fellow user
a b K Overclocking
May 11, 2012 2:05:27 AM

Hello !

My first guess would be your PSU. What model is it ? If you're close to its maximal power output, it might explain the sound.
That would also explain why the sound was more noticeable when you overclocked your PC : it drew more power.

I hope this helped,
al360ex
a b K Overclocking
May 16, 2012 3:55:15 AM

i also think its most likely your psu
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May 16, 2012 9:17:22 PM

Thanks for the imput guys!

Currently I'm running: 850 Watts - XtremeGear SLI/CrossFireX Ready Power Supply

Any suggestions on an upgrade?
a b K Overclocking
May 16, 2012 9:41:14 PM

JSyrenne said:
Currently I'm running: 850 Watts - XtremeGear SLI/CrossFireX Ready Power Supply


That pretty much confirms the source of your problem I think...I've never even heard of that PSU brand.

The best 2 PSU manufacturers out there are Antec and Corsair. In my opinion, Corsair is better, but they are also somewhat more expansive.

Also, are you planning on doing SLI/3-way SLI or stay with a single video card ? Also, what's your budget ?

If you stay with a single GTX 570, I'd go with a 750w.

If you want to do SLI, go with a 850w.

If you want to do 3-way SLI 1000w or higher.

Good shopping ! :-)
May 17, 2012 8:10:40 PM

Thanks so much,

your service goes above and beyond.

Last question (Hopefully), If I were to go SLI can i use any model of the GTX 570.
Currently have: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked.
Do I have to buy another one of those or can I use the slightly faster EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Classified.
or the ASUS
ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 or ENGTX570/2DI/1280MD5


http://www.evga.com/products/compareV.asp
http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/GF_GTX....

Again thanks for all your help and information
a b K Overclocking
May 17, 2012 9:51:08 PM

JSyrenne said:
If I were to go SLI can i use any model of the GTX 570.


Yes. As long as the GPU is a GTX570, SLI will work.

JSyrenne said:
Do I have to buy another one of those or can I use the slightly faster EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Classified.
or the ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 or ENGTX570/2DI/1280MD5

You can buy any GTX 570 you like. However, I'd stick to the same model for the following reasons :
#1 You already know how much noise it makes. A different card might be louder than the model you have.
#2 In SLI, both cards must have the same amount of memory and the same memory density.

Since an update in the drivers in 2010 I think, cards in SLI don't need to be synced to work together. Meaning that you can have different clock speeds and memory speed.
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