I just built a system but there seems to be a loud buzz that is really annoying.
I have a xfx ati radeon 5870 and the sounds seems to be coming from there.
The buzz is faint but a little high pitch so I can't stand it.
This is my first build so if I can get any help I would be grateful.
Here is the details w/ my investigation so far
1. Sounds like its coming from the graphics card/cpu area.
2. I disconnected the graphics card from the motherboard and turned the computer on and there was no sound.
3. Using my computer programs, I changed the power to cpu/fans/(?) and the sound was constant.
4. Using my ear, doesn't seem to be the cd drive/hard drive ( The hard drive does make some noise but it's the usual stuff)
thanks for the information.
I just purchased the 5870 last week.
I have a Asus 26in monitor and I am sure that I am using the correct pci-e 16x slot for my motherboard (Asus p7p55d-e pro I checked the manual and put into the color-coded blue slot).
Is it possible that a high pitch buzz can be coming from my motherboard, cpu or cpu fan?
If not, I'm going to get this card RMAd.
the sound is coming from the gpu/cpu area for sure.
I've been listening for a while. It's so annoying.
I called ASUS and they said it might be because of the motherboard. Then my cpu goes all crazy lol Man, my first time build....very frustrating.
I've rmad my motherboard and i'm going to get my cpu replaced from microcenter.
I'll keep you guys updated on what happens.
Here we are ... 10 posts into the thread and you are STILL saying ... "I think it's coming from the CPU/GPU area .... ? ... ? Are you KIDDING ME ?!
Pull the GPU ... The computer will run without it. Unplug all the power connectors from the gpu and pull it out of the slot and put it in a ziplock bag on the top shelf of your linen closet (unless that is where your computer is).
. . . now . . . turn the computer on. Did you close the door to the linen closet ?
. . . Do you still hear the SAME noise ?
. . . If so ... is it a whisle, . . . a whine or . . . a buzz ???
. . . YOU CAN ALSO use a pencil eraser to ***MOMENTARILY*** interrupt (first) the PSU cooling fan(s) (one at a time, if more than one PSU fan) ... AND ... You can do the same thing (not for more than one second in time, though) to the CPU COOLER FAN !
Doing this to the various fans (just long enough to hear any difference .. a moment) will isolate the source (of noise) to being mechanical (due to moving parts) or "non mechanical" (solid state pre-fail).
If you need to make a written data matrix with check boxes, then do that. Just be methodical and log your results. That is how you "pin it down" (literally, in this case)!
Divide and Conquer !!! LET'S GET BOOLEAN !! HOO-rahhh !!
lol i like your straight to the point attitude.
I took out the gpu and it was still making the same noise.
I separated the ram sticks sound was still there.
I turned off the cpu fan for a couple of secs and the sound was still there.
It sounds like those buzzes when the computer is calculating and working hard but it is high pitched so that it is really annoying. It goes over my fans and I can still hear it with my pc under the table.
I rma my motherboard and install all my parts again.
I'm a computer noob but is it possible that the sound is from my cpu?
The reason I think it is the mobo is that I called ASUS and they said a capacitor on the mobo might be messed up. Therefore I rma, but I'll update next week when I get my new mobo.
I agree with "who's next" my buddy had a problem like that, it turned out to be a slightly rubbing fan, he solved the problem but adding a dab of Extremely Low conductivity Mineral oil with a surgical syringe on the edge of the fan and on the axes point. and his problem was solved for the sound, hes been running it now for 8 months or so with no problems and no sound coming back. NOW BEFORE YOU DO THAT, you do it at your own risk, if you screw it up its not my fault.