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

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White noise from speakers (and plugged in headphones)

My Logitech Z-2300 speakers have white noise. I have to crank up the volume to 70%+ to hear it, and I never need it above 40%+. So the speakers in are fine as is. The problem is when I connect my AKG ...
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Placing my hand on laptop reduces buzz noise from USB headset mic. Is it safe?

I am using a laptop that I believe is having the ground loop issue. It zaps me if I touch the metallic frame when I stand on my ceramic floor. I have a USB headset and the microphone picks up the ...
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Static coming through speakers

I'm having issues with a static noise coming through my speakers. The noise is in general quite quiet, and most of the time cannot be heard unless no other sound is playing through the speakers. It ...
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How To Fix Seagate 250GB Loud Screeching Noise

This hard drive has my Xbox files on it,in which i need,and i have already taken it apart and all in a clean environment,and it started by making a buzzing noise,and then when i got the head ...
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Loud noise coming from laptop [closed]

A friend brought me his laptop, complaining that it sometimes makes a loud noise. Sure enough, every once in a while, it makes a real loud noise. There's only 2 moving parts in there: the hard ...
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Laptop Graphics Card making noises and vibrating, is there a way to fix it?

I am the owner of a Samsung NP355v, with a Raedon 7660G graphics card. Recently, it has started to make a weird noise (as if the fan was forced) and vibrating, and I fear I won't be able to use my ...
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Laptop buzzing (not HDD, not fan). How to hush it?

I have a new Dell Inspiron 15 7547 laptop here. It makes an annoying high-pitched buzzing sound whenever on AC power. This is not HDD noise (there's a separate, usual sounding HDD noise when the HDD ...
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how to find a device that will block out all noise [closed]

I am looking for heaphones/earplugs or any other device which will cancel out all the outside noise. I DO NOT want to listen to music/white noise/nature sounds or anything else. I want perfect silence ...
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Noisy 1U fan, can it be changed?

I have a 1U computer I'd like to use at my desk, unfortunately, it is very noisy. It has at least one fan that pushes so much air that it sounds like an helicopter. The fan does not rattle, so the ...
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Is there a way to limit the sound max volume?

I am wondering if there is a program that does that thing, I am not talking about lowering the volume, for example at night before I go to sleep I like putting a video on and listening to it, but I ...
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Laptop Noise From Internal Battery Section [closed]

(Not entirely sure that this is due to the internal battery, but that's my guess.) I have a brand new Thinkpad T450s and it has both internal and external battery. I have noticed that when my laptop ...
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Background static when using headphone with Microsoft Surface

I am using Microsoft Surface 2 (non-pro) tablet, and I like to use headphone with it. The problem is that whenever I plug a headphone in and I play something, I hear this statics background sound. It ...
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Annoying Fan noise vs slow down

I was in a situation where when I would scroll or navigate through Google Drive, there would be a slowdown while a fan that had been silent revved up. It would also keep me awake at night. So today I ...
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PSU very loud on idle system

i have a very weird problem- once in while( once or twice per day usually) my PSU starts being very loud(probably max fan speed) even while the system is idle. The only way to fix it is to shutdown, ...
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Monitor making high-pitch noises when turned off

I've decided to change my 1280x1024 monitor for my uncle's not used 1440x900 one. After plugging it in, it started immediately making super annoying high-pitch noises. The monitor is AL1916W. I heard ...
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How does twisted-pair improve DSL?

The extension to that question is does TP improve DSL over long runs? The reason I ask is because when I plug my DSL modem inside my home, I get a 1/3 speed reduction over when I plug it directly into ...
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OnBoard Microphone (P8Z77-V LK) has a lot of static

Recently my SoundBlaster has been acting up and my PC would occasionally BSOD with a STOP 124 message. I am trying to rule out or confirm it is my SB by removing it from my PC and using onboard audio ...
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Only allow laptop to charge battery to 95%?

My laptop makes a very loud noise (coming from some CPU idles state / power saving mode). This is a well recognized problem, and people on the internet seem to have not found a solution yet. The ...
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Hard drive Seagate Momentus with noise during the loading OS phase (recording inside)

As background information, I own a Packard Bell with 2 hard drives Seagate Momentus 5400.4 250GB with dual boot on the 1st one with Windows et Linux Mint. Before loading GRUB, it produces this ...
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My new laptop's harddrive makes this faint crackling noise. Should I be worried?

Whenever my laptop loads something, I can hear a very faint but rather annoying crackling noise coming from the hard drive (ignore the background hiss and ticking clock): Heres what it sounds like: ...
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PC starts to be noisy some time after Ubuntu is installed

I used to have this problem: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/174161/when-i-boot-linux-it-asks-for-password-pretends-to-proceed-but-then-returns-t. Before it arose, my PC was beeing noisy for a ...
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viewing wifi power spectrum

On almost any Windows laptop, I can use the netsh command to see deliberate wifi channels in the 2.4-2.5 GHz wifi band. But, is there a way (without needing further hardware; preferably a free ...
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Why do some AC adapters and power supplies generate a whining noise, and what can I do about it?

I have many different AC adapters and power supplies for a variety of devices, ranging from small 5V/1A USB chargers to laptop power adapters and desktop PSUs. However, I often hear a whining noise ...
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Clicking noise in audio when using “multi-output device” via HDMI for video playback in OS X

I'm trying to watch a movie with my wife, and we are both using headphones — she is using Bluetooth, and mine are plugged into standard 3.5mm headphone jack. I've created "multi-output device" in ...
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Does a power-supply for a computer typically have temperature modulated fan control?

In other words: if I cool it using a large slow quiet fan, will it shut up, or do I need to build my own temperature control circuit?
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Hard disk makes noise under Windows

I have a hard disk that periodically makes strange sounds. The thing is that this happens only when I am under Windows Server 2008. When I use Debian Linux the disk works silently. So, it can be ...
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DSL line quality: SNR and impact on upload vs. download ratio

I work mostly from home and last Sunday for some reason my DSL line rate dropped from around 8Mb/s to a 0.5Mb/s. I don't know much about the physics of DSL lines when it comes to line quality, so I'm ...
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HDD constantly making a power-up noise

I have two hard drives installed on my system - WD Caviar Black 500GB (primary one) and a Samsung Spinpoint F4 320GB (used for storage). The first one has been in use for a year and the second one for ...
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Why is my new laptop's fan making noises?

I have a 1 month old Lenovo Ideapad y410p and the fan makes a weird clicking noise. It happens sometimes when I tilt my laptop but not always, sometimes when I turn on my laptop, and usually when I'm ...
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Loud Noisy (CPU Watercooler?) Fans

I have an issue with my computer lately, I built my computer 3 months ago and I assume my CPU watercooler fan is getting louder. I have a Corsair H100i Watercooler, Intel Core i5-3570k CPU, ASRock Z77 ...
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PSU Noise when turned off

When my PC is turned off and I bring my head very close to the PSU, I hear a high frequency noise. Is that normal? I can't hear when I am like 2 metres away from it. And it's only there when turned ...
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Motor-like whine from CPU area

I have an odd sound coming from the area of my CPU. If i was to describe the sound I would say it sounds something between like a air filtration system for a fish tank when it has no water to pump ...
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Computer making ticking sounds, windows 8.1 crashing, continuous buzzer sounds

I have a problem that I can't get rid off. This morning I've turned on computer, didn't pay attention if the splash screen of motherboard is on the screen. Computer started to have a black screen and ...
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Is it a good plan to use a desktop tower as a server than purchase an actual tower server?

I have a Dell PowerEdge SC430 which is now 8 years old. I want to replace this server with a new one, but it was suggested to me so get a Desktop tower with the same specs because it's going to be ...
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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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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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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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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 ...