Very strange this one!
- Computer makes a high pitched noise whenever data is read from my SSD
- The noise doesn't come from the SSD - it comes from the motherboard.
- What is causing this and how do I fix it?
Tech support told me to reset my BIOS via the motherboard jumper. This was underneath the gfx card, so I took that out, reset the BIOS and put it back in. From then on, whenever data is read from my SSD (my windows drive), the motherboard emits a fairly high-pitched noise. It seems to come from something under a large heatsink or bank of capacitors. Whatever is under the heatsink isn't the north / south bridge or the SATA2 chip.
I'd like to know why this has started happening and how to stop it (it's very annoying). Also, if this is a sign my motherboard is about to die, I need to know!
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R
- HDD: Crucial M225 128GB SSD
This is a pre-built system, just over a month old.