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

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Weird beeping sound from Chromium

For quite some time, I have been having something strange happen on my Pop!_OS Laptop. I keep getting a beeping noise, and according to my sound settings, it is coming from chromium. If I silence it (...
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Is cpu,gpu,ssd "sound/noise" dangerous if all performance are normal? (Detail in post)

Problem: My brand new PC, makes noise and this noise increases during heavy use. I am not sure if this sound is from SSD or CPU or GPU or fans. But with the tests I took, GPU and fans even in stress ...
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How to get rid of the buzz in computer speakers?

My computer speakers have started to emit a buzz, which "behaves" as following: It is loud when I power the speakers on, and then it fades quickly to a much lower volume level and remains ...
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What is this noise on my computer

I recently have a strange noise coming from my laptop, I believe it's the fan so I opened and cleaned them but the noise remain. What is weird is that it doesn't always make sound. I was wondering if ...
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Laptop Audio: Buzzing sound while charging and using Headphone Jack or USB C adapter

Whenever I plug-in USB-C PD Charger, I hear a constant buzz in my earphone irrespective of whether I use Headphone Jack on Laptop or I use Apple USB-C to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter. I am surprised ...
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CPU fan makes strong noise when opening directories, small programs (like web browser) and when taking the computer out of sleep mode

I have a desktop PC with the CPU Intel I7-12700F, the CPU fan Zalman CNPS10X extreme, and Windows 11. In general the CPU fan is quiet and I don't hear it, but in these occasions I do hear strong noise:...
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Inexplicable intermittent buzzing/hissing noise coming from PC at idle, already replaced components

Very annoying intermittent buzzing noise coming from my PC at idle. I think it's coming from the PSU area, but I'm not sure. I'm certain it's not coil whine either. VIDEO CLIP OF THE NOISE ...
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Why does Windows play a notification sound when I turn on an external light next to my laptop? [duplicate]

This question is similar to (but the answer is not ok): Why does Windows 8 plays a sound when I switch on an external light? I have a large fluorescent light above my desktop, sometimes when I turned ...
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What does a beep sound mean from a working hard disk?

I have a laptop of 7 years old with a 2TB Seagate hard disk. About 2 years ago I heard a loud beep sound and it didn't happen again after months. But nowadays the intervals between the beep sound get'...
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PC Display Is Noisy While Rendering

I bought a GTX 1080 TI (EVGA SC2) on Ebay and I use it primarily for 3D rendering animations. This pretty much utilizes all of the resources of the GPU. Here's an example: vs when it is idle, the &...
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Desktop Computer went Black but holding the power button didn't turn it off

Yesterday, i was watching some videos on the web, when all of a sudden my computer started making weird noises (precise location undeterminable, but i suspect the liquid cooler), the screens all went ...
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Why is there a random noise in my Bose QC35 II headphones when connected to Windows 10 via Bluetooth, when the microphone is on?

My Bose QC35 II headphone is connected to Windows 10 via Bluetooth: When the microphone is on, there is a random noise in my Bose QC35 II headphones. Why? I don't have this issue when my Bose QC35 II ...
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High Fan Noise in my OMEN by HP Laptop 15-dc1093tx

Background I bought my HP Omen (hp dc1093tx) about 2.5 years. In the last 1 year, there has been enormous fan noise higher than the expected one. At first I assumed this to be a hardware issue and ...
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Noise of monitor when displaying certain colors

My monitor is making noises when certain colors are displayed (my phone can't catch it). Depending on the color, the noise is different pitched. The main culprit seems to be black and gray but also to ...
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PC audio stuttering/noise every 2-3 seconds

I have a Gigabyte B450M-DS3H motherboard which I've been using for a long time now. Recently, the audio has started to be distorted and stuttered, this is not a constant problem, it occurs every few ...
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Noisy sound on Windows 10

The problem: When I let sound play (from Spotify, videogames, making music...) for some time, what seems like white noise eventually appears. My setup:A desktop running windows 10, with an external ...
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Buzzy noise on headphones from laptop

Audible buzzy noise in headphones (Audio-Technica ATH-M20X Professional Studio Monitor Headphones, Black) plugged in by wire into a (Dell Latitude E5470 laptop. Noise volume lessens if my hands are ...
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Wifi Noise Level with AR9271 chipset

Hi I'm trying to get the noise level on my Wifi adapter (AR9271 atheros chipset) ? Using Ubuntu 18.04 /cat/proc/wireless gives me -256dBm which means the driver isn't reporting the noise I have ...
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Is there a way to Manually Control Fan Speed for my HP Pavilion Gaming 15 ec2xxx?

I've a HP Pavilion Gaming 15 ec2xxx with an AMD Ryzen 5600H and a GTX 1650 GDDR6. I'd like to manually control my fan speed but I can't find anything working. I tried with Notebookfancontroller but ...
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My PC is making a weird clicking noise

Today I cleaned my PC and after that I recognized a weird clicking/ticking noise. It's not really loud and it seems to come from the area around my GPU. It sounds like a fan slightly hitting something,...
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Is whining noise on PC from HDD or fan?

I regularly get a high speed whine on my desktop Windows PC. It sort of ramps up from quiet to loud. It sounds like like a spinning object speeding up. I've read it could be the HDD or the Fan. How ...
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Noise from laptop

I hope everybody is doing well. I have had this noise from my computer every `0 - 20 minutes for 2 days. it happened 1 time 1 month ago and sometimes it stops when I tap on the cooling fan side. Here'...
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Hard drive loud activity noise after it has finished writing data

I have an issue with a hard drive making loud activity noises after it has finished writing data. I am running Linux. For example, if I copy a file (60GB), then once copying has finished the drive ...
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Laptop makes loud noise when an external display is connected

I've a MSI GS63VR 7RF laptop with a GTX 1070, and suddenly it has started making a loud noise that resembles the noise that printers make while printing some document. It seems that when I disconnect ...
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Is ffmpeg usable with audio loudness normalization?

I need to convert some CD mastered audio to be sent to Spotify. Spotify does not prefer CD mastered but it has some loudness suggestions: ( https://artists.spotify.com/en/help/article/loudness-...
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Microphone makes a buzzing sound in laptop when I plug in the charger

I recently bought new headset and when I tested the microphone on my laptop it had a buzzing sound. I realised that it only does that noise when I plug in the charger of the laptop. Also, when it's ...
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How to interpret parameters of FFmpeg's atadenoise filter in plain English?

I am experimenting with FFmpeg and its atadenoise filter to remove grain from a video file in order to improve compressibility. The grain was artificially added for artistic reasons. I am puzzled to ...
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Buzzing Noise when watching Videos on HP Laptop

OS: Ubuntu 20.04 Hardware: HP Pavilion 15-eg0778ng My Laptop is making buzzing high frequency noise, whenever I start playing a video. Having the charger plugged in or not does not make a difference....
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Laptop charger: Coil whine under low load but not under no load

I have a Lenovo laptop charger dating from 2013. It produces coil whine (not very loud, cannot be heard from a sitting position) when the laptop is powered off or in stand by but not when it is ...
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Chk dsk stuck at 25%

I just got my laptop repaired as its ic got damaged due to a faulty charger. When i started the laptop, the fan noise was louder than it used to be before. Quick google search told me to run a chk dsk....
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How to get rid of the noise in speakers produced by mouse use (graphics/GPU use)?

My speakers produce a soft but annoying sound every time I use the mouse or make some graphical moves on the screen. Moving a window produces a bit more of this softly humming sound. Scrolling, and ...
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Weird noise from laptop

I bought legion 5 15imh05h two months ago and I can hear something like scratching noise from the top middle part of the laptop. At first, I thought the right fan making the noise, but it comes from ...
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HDD is making "crying" noise while shutting down

I recently bought a 6TB WD Blue HDD and I have noticed that is makes a fairly load "crying" noise while turning off. Here is a recording of the sound: https://sndup.net/8h43 Do you think ...
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WD Blue HDD is making strange noises

I recently purchased a WD Blue WD20EZBX HDD. I already have a 1TB 7200 RPM WD Blue in my PC, and I never heard any annoying noises from it, so I hoped this would be the same. However, the new HDD is ...
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Why is my computer so loud?

My Linux box is making a lot of noise, and I don't know if it's normal. A friend gave me his old computer and I only recently got around to turning it on again. I don't remember it being this loud ...
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Hissing noise produced by disk access

On my MSI B360-A each disk access (NVME and SATA-SSD) produces clearliy audible interference in my speakers. It doesn't matter which kind of connection I'm using to transport audio, whenever there's ...
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Buzzing sound from PSU on some startups but not always

I've just bought a second hand Dell tower PC. Upon switching it on, it sometimes immediately makes this buzzing/drilling sound. Switching it off and then on again resolves the issue (which I find ...
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What s the name of that 6 pin fan connector?

I m having a special system fan type in my computer which is very noisy (between 60 to 75 Db with vendor provided fans). But if nothing is plugged on it the computer refuse to run. Here a what the ...
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GPU makes noises based on the rendering load

It's a weird problem. I've got a really basic OpenGL app where I just render a cube and move around in space. So, when I start the program, I get a high-pitched noise from the GPU. And what is really ...
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Fan noise at startup on Lenovo Thinkpad E14 laptop after BIOS update

I just updated my BIOS on brand new Lenovo Thinkpad E14 laptop and then I start hearing loud fan noise at startup? What is the issue? I have never even heard fan kick in on this laptop till today ...
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Literal white noise

My friend has a work desktop computer with some non-fancy hardware. The onboard audio is output via a 3.5mm cable to some speakers in the room. These speakers produce a constant hum while the computer ...
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Platter-based hard drive clicking only when performing a certain type of disk write

I have a 2.5" platter-based hard drive that makes a clicking sound only when performing a specific function. Otherwise, it is very quiet. The function is when I download a large file (over 500MB)...
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PC weird sound issue

Specs: A SSD & HDD Gtx 1660 i7 6700 DDR4 ram Windows 10 pro Corsair TX650M 650W PSU (maybe a year old) Gigabyte B450M DS3H ( maybe a year old too) The issue I have is that my computer sounds ...
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Coil whine-like noise on Ubuntu when moving mouse, more subtle on Windows, on a Dell Precision 7550

I am writing to find a solution to a very strange problem on my new laptop. On Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, when I touch the touchpad (even not moving), my laptop emits a weird coil whine-like noise. To ...
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Laptop fan speeds up after 10 minutes of inactivity

My laptop's (Lenovo Legion Y520) fan starts running fast after 5-10 mins of inactivity out of nowhere. When I open up Task Manager, the CPU utilization seems around 25-30% and then drops to ~6% in 2-3 ...
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Laptops integrated microphone ringing noise when camera is in-use

I am using an Asus (n552vx-fy024d) laptop from 2016. The laptop has an integrated webcam and microphone. The microphone works flawlessly when the camera is not activated. But, when the camera is in ...
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How to know which process makes my disk active?

I have a main SSD disk and a secondary HDD disk. My OS is Windows 10. A few weeks ago, I started to notice that something was "scratching" (specific noise) for long durations on the HDD disk,...
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Why does HDD make noise even when I don't use it?

I have an SSD for boot drive and an HDD for data storage in my Windows 10 PC. Loading a new webpage at the Chrome browser makes a noise from the HDD which is very weird.
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When my audio system is plugged into a socket, it makes a buzzing noise. Why?

people of the Superuser community, So recently I have acquired Edifier M1360 2.1 speakers, and when I plugged them in my computer I have noticed that when they are turned on they make a buzzing noise ...
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Why SNR Down Decrease during the time?

I have an ADSL service. here is my ADSL Log: SNR Up : 18.5 SNR Down : 7.9 Line Attenuation Up: 24.6 Line Attenuation Down: 40.4 Data Rate Up: 1022 Data Rate Down: 9845 As you may see my ...
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