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My Intel i5-2320 Processor whines when it is in an idle state due to the Piezoelectric Effect. I have read I can disable the C states (clock stopped) feature of the processor to fix this. However, my OEM BIOS has locked me out from disabling this feature. Due to this, I need help creating a script in RW-Everything that can run when Windows loads to turn this feature off.

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Messing with that kind of tool has some seriously scary effects if done wrong. If someone's suggestion fails, super user isn't responsible for your broken hardware – Simon Sheehan Mar 6 '12 at 6:03
Precisely. I've also never heard of a computer whining due to the piezo effect - there's quite a few louder noises in the average computer. This is a rather scary question in so many ways – Journeyman Geek Mar 6 '12 at 6:16
@Journeyman Geek I found out what is was from, reference:… – Orion44 Mar 6 '12 at 7:09
@Simon - This ringing noise is already making this junk. I paid the price for an OEM machine. – Orion44 Mar 6 '12 at 7:13
Then you should call and return it to the OEM – Simon Sheehan Mar 6 '12 at 11:26

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