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Old 17-Apr-2006, 16:10   #1
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Weird Buzzing

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My computer has recently developed a strange problem. When playing any graphic intensive games, the pc starts making a weird buzzing sound and eventually restarts my computer. Im not sure wether this relates to my PSU as its a 480W no name POS but I also heard It could be a burst capicitor on the motherboard. It may even relate to the graphics card I really don't know. Any ideas guys?

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Old 17-Apr-2006, 17:18   #2
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My first thoughts when I started reading this were PSU, why people go out and but cheapy pos PSUs when they spend hundreds on systems is beyond me.

Also, worth taking the side off of the case and listening to try and identify the source of the buzzing! Hopefully it isn't a cap, just incase it pops and leaves the metal can imbedded in your ear
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Old 17-Apr-2006, 17:41   #3
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Cool I'll try it
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Old 17-Apr-2006, 18:35   #4
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might there be a fly in your case?
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Old 17-Apr-2006, 18:37   #5
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You say it happens under load which makes me think that one of your fans. When under load fans will often start spinning faster so one could be faulty. It could be the PSU or even the gfx card fan but you should be able to tell if it is coming from the PSU without taking anything apart.

My PSU fan was doing something similar. I had pant filling fun taking that apart to replace the fan ! I had to cut the wires inside the PSU and reconnect them (using celotape typical T-Bag style) It is still working fine, although in my stupidity I replaced it with an old fan which also makes a clicking noise

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a restart would only be caused if your comp gets too hot, which would be caused from a fan failure, but if it did i didn't think a fan would be back in action again...ever

Its usually the gfx or cpu that gets too hot in cases like these anyway, wot is your gpu and cpu? stock cooling? how long have you had it for?

if not then its probably wot jimbo said.
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that happend to me and it turned out to be my nForce4 chipset fan had died and burned under the heat and also my GFX card heatsink was full of dust.


I just cleaned shitloads of dust out again today.
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Hi Guys, Im gonna give it a good clean out and see how I get on. While Im at it gonna order a new PSU any way cos the one I have is shite. Any recomendations on PSUs. Incidentally I have an Akasa cooling Fan (great big hulking thing with fan control) on the CPU, which keeps the system around 53oC under load and a stock fan on the GPU.
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I had a buzzing sound which was intermittent. Turned out it was the northbridge fan. Spose it could be ya GFX card fan or CPU fan also. May be that as the machine gets hotter it speeds up, and the bearings are fooked?

As for PSU, i purchased a Tagan XEye and its been great . They also have those new ones with connectors which look like the old coax connectors. Not sure if theyre any good, but it means you can plug in as many leads as you need and no more, so you dont get the mass of wiring hidden under ya CD/DVD
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Incidentally I have an Akasa cooling Fan
I think that may be your problem right there. I had an an akasa fan in my old case and after not very long it started making a horrid buzzing sound. Try replacing it.
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I had a buzzing sound which was intermittent. Turned out it was the northbridge fan. Spose it could be ya GFX card fan or CPU fan also. May be that as the machine gets hotter it speeds up, and the bearings are fooked?

As for PSU, i purchased a Tagan XEye and its been great . They also have those new ones with connectors which look like the old coax connectors. Not sure if theyre any good, but it means you can plug in as many leads as you need and no more, so you dont get the mass of wiring hidden under ya CD/DVD
Any other manufacturers offer that?
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my computer has a arse of a problem, when ever i boot-up. it does this

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anyone got any idea? done spybot check & ad-ware scans
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Right, cleaned my PC out removed dust and other crap, vacced it out and reseated everything. Ran Call of Duty 2 after 10mins started making the weird buzzing sound again. Really getting on my god damn nerves now.
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Have you actually tried to listen for what it is with the side of the case off yet?
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I had my replacement PSU do this it was a thermaltake one 600W and it just developed a odd buzz noise in it. returned it and turns out there was a shed load of them sent out that were faulty.

Identifie the location of the buzzing.

make sure all fans are spinning freely.

I would not recomend it but you could also put hand on the edge of a head sink or board edge to feel for odd vibration to help But be bloody carefull it is a live PC.

Make sure also no little wires or anything are getting sucked in or pulled towards a fan. Does happen in some cases.
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Any other manufacturers offer that?
Hiper type r is modular as well.
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mine isnt modular, just a simple psu.

Hyper Type is the modular one i was on about. Comes in a box which makes it look like a car battery
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dust has always been my noise problem.. over a month or 2 my pc sucks in lots of the stuff and a good blowout is essential.

if it's not a fan buzz noise then i could be the PSU straining under labourious conditions.

just ordered parts for a new pc and my new PSU is modular hopeing this will help air flow as i can add just the right amount of cables and route them round the sides etc.

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, another good thing to have in your cupboard is a tin of compressed air. Use it for blowin dust out of things that you would otherwise have to dismantle
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Ok, ended up buying a Jeantech Artic 600W PSU very good reviews and it has 12V sustained under load which is great. Problem seems to have gone. Thanks for everyones help on this appreciate it

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the buzzing gone then dude?

the reason i bought my XEye is that my old psu went on the blink with buzzing
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Yeah he took the side of his case off and let a Bee out LOL .

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Yeah he took the side of his case off and let a Bee out LOL .

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