Noise means a unwanted level of random interference added to a signal.

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MacBook Pro intermittently emitting strange noise

Starting a few days ago my MacBook Pro (late 2008, aluminium) has started occasionally emitting a strange noise. It happens maybe a couple times a day and lasts for maybe a couple minutes at a time. ...
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Is there a correlation between fan type or layout and video card loudness?

My video card is dying, so I went out and bought a new one without doing much research. I am one of those "instant gratification" people... However, the new card is so loud, that I am going to ...
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Frequent unexplained bleeping noises on Win 7 [duplicate]

For some time, I've been getting random bleeping noises on my Windows 7 machine - the same noise as when the User Access Control prompt comes up (where it asks you for permission to do something). It ...
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reduce background noise and optimize the speech from an audio clip using ffmpeg

I extract audio clips from a video file for speech recognition. These videos come from mobile/other handmade devices and hence contain a lot of noise. I want to reduce background noise of the audio so ...
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ffmpeg does not recognize any audio filters

I am trying to reduce noise from the audio files I extracted from videos. The objective is to recognize speech so I was trying to filter out the frequencies above 300 and below 3000hz. I tried to use ...
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Power suppply sounds like a hard drive being defragmented

Came back from a holiday and noticed that my computer makes a new sound: the sound of a (quiet) hard drive being defragmented, i.e. reading/writing lots of data. Was worried it was one of my hard ...
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Videocard makes strange noise

Few days ago I bought Gigabyte's Nvidia 770GTX videocard. I noticed that it makes some cracky noise. It's not actually loud but I could hear it sitting at least from 40cm from my PC. I made stress ...
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Mac mini 2012 audio “pulse” head phone jack

Whenever the sound is on and headphones (or external speakers) are plugged into the headphone jack, a loud static-like pulsing comes through the right phone/speaker. Any clue as to what is going on?
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Computer shut down while playing a game

Fourth edit: I removed my graphic card. I installed Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver and then I did a test (graphics test). There is a similar sound like the one of my graphic card: ...
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Good way to isolate hard drive sound

What is the best method to isolate hard drive sound (almost) completely? I’m thinking about creating a hard drive case with isolation material. What material is the best for isolating a hard ...
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Buzzing noise coming from inside my computer while playing games

I just finished building my PC like a week ago. I just noticed there is a faint buzzing noise while playing a game (the noise also comes out from my speakers). I tried to pinpoint the noise and turns ...
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What is this HDD noise so low it's only detectable at night?

My HDD that seems not be writing anything is giving a low, continous, repetitive, systematic noise pattern. It's so low I can only hear it at night. It goes away after some time. Comes several times a ...
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No audio from USB device on iMac

My computer froze the other day and started a buzzing noise. After I restarted in the middle of it, the buzzing persisted. A few restarts later, the buzzing stopped, but I can't get audio to come ...
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Rendering a frame is producing noise from speakers in Windows and Linux

When any hardware accelerated application is rendering a frame (or many of them) a very short noise is coming from my speakers. This can be a game, a WebGL application or XBMC. When the ...
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very noisy fan on my hp pavilion dm4 beats edition

As the title shows, the fan is very noisy. I don't remember since when but it's always running at its high speed and it's disturbing when i am in class. I tried to clean the fan, upgrade BIOS, ...
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CPU noise when under load

So, this question has been bugging me a lot, I used to have a few lovely little toys (well, not so much toys as a pentium pro and a really old Intel 80386DX microprocessor) What I noticed is that when ...
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Faint beeping sound from laptop

I am using a Lenovo ThinkPad W530 and occasionally, when I start up the laptop I hear a faint beep noise coming from inside the laptop itself. What is the source of this noise? How can I stop it? I've ...
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What should I look for to have a silent external harddrive

I want a HD as a home media-server, it will always be on. Most of the time it will not be used, and it should be very silent and not to warm when not used. Should be Regularly priced powered 2-3T ...
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PC HDD is making loud noise when shutting down

Every time my HDD turns off - whether because I shut down my PC or Windows turns the HDD itself due to Power Plan settings - it makes a clicking noise, similar to the sound of fan lightly hitting a ...
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Why is computer making noise while gaming after installing new RAM?

I looked for an answer for my query on this site but couldn't find any. So here's my problem; I'm running a core 2 duo @ 2.6ghz with an ATI 6450-1GB DDR3 on windows 7 32bit. I had 2 GB of memory and ...
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Headset Buzzing when laptop power plugged in

I have a Thinkpad Edge E535 Laptop and a Logitech G35 headet. When I use the microphone to record stuff there is a small humming/buzzing sound in the background when the laptop is plugged in to AC. ...
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My computer is making a buzzing noise

I have this really annoying high pitched noise that comes from my computer no matter what. It does it while POSTing, while booting, while playing games, even while writing this question! It goes ...
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need to clean up audio noise using sox

What I am doing right now is recording audio from my mic using arecord and piping the raw output to VLC like so: arecord -r 8000 - | vlc -vvv - It works great, except the audio that is coming out ...
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Rattling laptop fan after applying compressed air

I recently used a can of compressed air to clear my laptop's air vents from dust and other dirt that accumulated over time. While doing so, I did not hold the CPU fan in place in order to stop it from ...
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600W vs 1200W PSU in terms of noise? [closed]

I've been wondering, if my system draws about 400W at peak, which PSU would be quieter? assuming both are from the same manufacturer using the same type of fan and cooling mechanism? My theory was the ...
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What are likely causes of this wifi signal noise that could be causing dropped connections?

Seeing a reverse sawtooth-shaped noise spike in OS X Wi-fi Diagnostics that is associated with wireless connection drops. My wireless router is old, so it might just be dying. It seems to be somewhat ...
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Extremely high pitched noise just came and went from my PC in the space of about 2-3 minutes

With my hearing I'm not totally sure but seemed to be coming from PSU/CPU area. Anyone know what would normally cause this temporary squealing? Gradually built up pitch and noise for about a minute ...
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Dell XPS 15 fan on, fan off, fan on, fan off because of NVIDIA Drivers

Many threads with exactly the same problem: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19371524/19848260.aspx ...
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In a laptop with both an SSD and a HDD, is it still worth it to pay for 7200 rpm rather than 5400 rpm? [closed]

I am getting a laptop (Gigabyte u2442f) with two drives: a 250 GB SSD I'll use for the filesystem root, and a 750 GB HDD I'll use for home/. For the HDD, I have a choice between 5400 RPM and 7200 ...
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Can I remove fans from my system?

I can't tolerate any noise in my room at all. I want to remove all 4 fans I have in my system: Processor Fan, Cabinet Fan, SMPS Fan, Graphics Card Fan Can removing all these fans produce any fire ...
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Why does my Gateway Laptop squeal when turned on?

My gateway NV78 laptop starts squealing as soon as it is turned on, not thru the speakers, and continues until Windows is booted up where upon it quits. It runs quiet until it is shutoff and rebooted ...
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PC hanging and resuming after tick sound

I'm running a PC with Windows 7 64-bit with the following specs: Intel Core i5 2500K @ 3.30GHz (35 degrees celcius) 8,00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (9-9-9-24) Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. ...
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CPU (?) Clicking Sound During Resource-Intensive Tasks

I just bought a new computer (Lenovo Yoga 13, with integrated graphics and SSD). Whenever I bring it out of sleep, or do something resource-intensive (such as heavy Photoshop work), I hear a scratchy ...
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LCD monitor flicker when connected to a laptop using VGA

I have a dual screen setup with two AOC e2450Sw monitors connected to a laptop. The laptop has one HDMI and one VGA output. When one of the monitors is connected using VGA, it flickers or displays ...
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Computer emits high pitched squeal

I'm making a new thread because I've gone through several diagnostic steps and still have not made any progress. The CPU is custom built by me, and several years old. At startup and shutdown the ...
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Brother HL-2170W makes squeaking noise while printing or starting up

My Brother HL-2170W printer makes a squeaking noise when it is printing or when the print engine is starting up, such as when waking up from sleep or after closing the front cover. As far as I can ...
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Does a hybrid SSD + HDD laptop have a lower noise level than a pure HDD?

I read that SSD has a lower noise level than HDD because there is no spinning mechanical reader. However, if I have a hybrid laptop with SSD and HDD, will I notice any difference in overall noise ...
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How do I troubleshoot static noise in headphones connected to a computer that persists even after replacing the sound card?

I have an Asus P6T based system. I was using the on-board sound (plugging in Logitech X-230 2.1 analog speakers in the green "front speakers" 3.5mm analog output, then plugging in my headphones in ...
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Strange noise from my laptop when it is closed

I am fan of powerfull PCs with huge wide screen monitors but I have bought an laptop as gift to my parents. This is the description: "second-handed" lenovo (and there is a sign "ThinkPad" Intel ...
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Sony VAIO laptop Realtek High Definition Audio driver making buzzing sound

When I Skype or voice chat with anyone, using any voice chat program, they say they can a hear a ring or buzzing coming from my microphone. I sometimes can fix the ring by changing the settings in my ...
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Tuning hqn3d for use with ffmpeg

I have some live action video I am scaling up 200% and then uploading to youtube. Trying to repserve as much quality as possible. Can anyone suggest some good starting settings to use with hqn3d? Is ...
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How do I manually “shut down” an hard drive without plugging it out?

I am connecting 1-2 hard drives via E-SATA. Using Windows, is there an option to force "shutting down" that hard drive (until it is needed again)?
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Ultra high pitched noice coming from computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: High-pitched noise coming from computer It happened twice today, first a few minutes after turning on the computer (stopped by itself after a few minutes), then several ...
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Could it make sense to opt for a slower HDD? [closed]

I'm about to build a PC for the first time. I'm planning to use an SSD for the operating system / critical applications, and a HDD for the rest. One of the main things I plan to use the system for is ...
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Is it possible for a faulty processor to cause audio static/noise?

I have a Core 2 Extreme processor I received from a friend and have set up an XBMC box using it. However, I constantly get audio static whenever playing any music or videos. Here is a video of the ...
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Power supply makes high frequency noise, is it damaging my battery? (or other parts of the computer)

I bought a new Lenovo laptop, but sometimes used the power supply for my old Lenovo laptop. I just found out that the old power supply was the source of a very irritating high frequency sound (sample ...
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Noise while skyping

I have a problem when talking via Skype with a friend: I hear a heavy noise! It gets less when she touches her computer. So probably some grounding problem. Once she had her computer in another room ...
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Excessive CPU fan noise due to MS office 2013

My desktop computer was making too much noise.. I guess it was CPU fan because graphic card fan and case fan was normal. I checked cpu usage in task manager and was so surprised that ...
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1TB HDD making strange noise (not a common one)

I built a new PC some days ago, and everything seems perfect, except that the 1 TB HDD I cloned from my old 500 GB HDD is making a deep weird sound. First of all, every time I access the disk, I hear ...
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Notebook fan spinning at max after trying Linux

I have a Thinkpad T420 (4178-BSG) I use with Windows. The fan (cpu) was always very quiet and I was completely satisfied with it. A few days ago I booted Backtrack Linux from a flashdrive and the fan ...