Computer Interference Tags: Computer Shutdown Components Last response: September 11, 2010 9:15 PM in Components Share boates September 11, 2010 8:54:12 PM can a loud noise such as a gunshot cause a computer to fail or shut down? More about : computer interference | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Pyroflea September 11, 2010 9:09:29 PM I'm not even going to ask what happened Proximity among a boatload of other things would determine the effect, but I can't see sound waves of that strength doing any damage. That's just my unprofessional, personal opinion though. | Report abuse hunter315 September 11, 2010 9:15:22 PM Technically a loud enough noise could generate a strong enough pressure wave to knock something loose or shatter some hardware but at that point its closer to the pressure wave from a small bomb. | Report abuse Emerald September 11, 2010 9:15:27 PM If it is a gunshot noise which resulted from a gun pointed at the computer while shooting due to the computer repeated freezing, then Yes it can fail but not from the noise. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Components>Computer Interference> Related ressources: ForumSound interference when computer is working ForumUnknown interference from computer ForumExtremely high CPU usage and sound popping/ interference ForumAnnoying interference . ForumHP a6433w Bootup Monitor Interference ? w/ ancient Packard Bell monitor ForumSpeaker and wireless mouse interference ForumSudden speaker interference ForumWireless x sender interference with computer modem ForumDEVICE INTERFERENCE ForumMoto V551: hourly interference with computer speakers? ForumInterference from TV and wireless computer . ForumWifi Interference ForumReally annoying audio interference issue ForumWireless USB Dongle Interference ? ForumASUS Xonar DX interference ! ForumLoud audio interference after re installing GPU ForumRadio interference with PC speakers ForumSound interference with graphics use ForumRhythmic interference with onboard sound. ForumInterference in my mic ?? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !