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High Pitched Noise near the CPU or from the CPU itself

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July 6, 2012 11:39:13 PM

I just built this rig 3 weeks ago and I decided to update my BIOS because it's not compatible with Spec Ops: The Line, the game worked but the mobo/cpu started making these high pitched noise. I'm pretty sure it's not coming from the PSU because its at the bottom. The sound is not consistent
but it's really annoying when I hear it, do I need replace it or is there a way to get rid of it?

Specs:
AMD FX-6 6100 Black Edition 6 Core 3.3Ghz
MSI 760GM-P23 (FX)
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev 2
Crucial 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1333Mhz Ballistix Sport
PowerColor HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB GDDR
Samsung HD103SJ Spinpoint F3 1TB Hard Drive SATAII
CIT 500w Power supply
July 7, 2012 12:59:41 AM

Have you tested the CPU to see if it's overheating?
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July 7, 2012 2:44:44 AM

Older Spinpoints have had this issue. check for a firmware patch that reduces it.
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July 7, 2012 9:40:37 AM

Tested it and the temperature is the normal, the same as before the noise started


I updated my firmwire and its still there, it's definitely not coming from the HDD

Should I downgrade my BIOS?
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July 7, 2012 9:50:21 AM

I have the same issue with i7 2600k BUT the sound its there ONLY when i run some benchmarks (@ some point i can hear it when i run WEI)
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