High-Pitched Squeaking Sound

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davinwv

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#1
Hello:

There is a very annoying high-pitched squeaking sound coming from my Gateway Performance 1400. The sound seems to only be present when the computer is at rest. In other words, it stops whenever I launch a program, scroll down a web page, etc., but as soon as one of these activities stops, it begins again. I haven't had my case open yet, but it sounds like it is coming from an area just under the power supply at the top of the rear of the case (I replaced a bad power supply in February). It DOES NOT seem to be coming from the card slot area.

So, I guess it may be the HD. Any ideas??

Thanks,
Davin
 
#2
Could be:
1. Monitor. Mine does in some resolutions. Try turning it off, see if the noise disappears.
2. Sound card interferance. Especially if it's an onboard card.
3. Or something else. I don't think it's the HD but it could be.
 

surge

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#3
it could be your cpu fan , mine used to do this too, until i replaced it, but then my powersuply did the same thing.
 
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ZipTriX

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#5
It could also be that one of the cables leading from a cdrom to the sound card could be causing it. Try muting your cdroms to see if the noise goes away. If it does, you need to shield the cable(s) from the electricity. I duct taped mine and it stopped the noise.
 
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davinwv

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#6
I've stopped both the CPU and power supply fans, but the noise did not go away. Now that I have my case apart, it sounds as if it is coming from inside the shielded part of the power supply.

Any thoughts??

BTW, how do you mute a CDROM or CDRW??

Thanks again,
Davin
 
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ZipTriX

Guest
#7
First turn off your speakers. If the sound continues, then the cause it something NOT relating to your sound; ie sound card, cdrom sound cables, and speakers.
 

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