Questions tagged [noise]

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

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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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Windowed normalization of audio file

Currently I am using ffmpeg with the following parameters to dynamically normalize the audio speech volume in the silding time window: ffmpeg -hide_banner -loglevel info -y -i "%%i" -acodec ...
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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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Getting radio static that is clearly audible in meetings on my laptop

I apologize if similar questions have been asked, I found a few threads around similar issues on the web, but if I'm asking it here it means I'm out of options. I have a randomly occurring issue, ...
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USB speaker temporarily outputs noise when connected to USB-C dock

I've been using a Samsung USB sound bar on my monitor for a few years without problems, having it connected via the monitor's integrated USB hub. The driving computer is a desktop type (Z170X-Gaming 7 ...
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How to avoid high-pitched noise when reversing a chassis fan direction?

I have two Zalman ZF8025CSR (80mm, 12V) computer case fans. Both fans were originally installed (not by me) as outflow fans at the front and at the back of the chassis. After reading some Internet ...
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Ticking noise in PSU even when its turned off

I need some suggestions regarding an issue in case if someone has faced the same. I have Cooler Master V850 PSU in my system. Recently It started making this very low volume ticking noise. Its not ...
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Computer hissing while switched off

Apologies if this forum is not the right one but I am used to excellent advice here so here goes my question. I have a second hand PC that is making a high pitched hissing sound even when it is ...
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Skype meetings app has background noise in calls even when nobody is talking (everybody muted)

Note: I posted this on StackExchange initially and was told it was off-topic, so I moved it here. I've been using the Skype meetings app for a few weeks now with my local boy scout group, in order to ...
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PC Fan working too fast even though nothing is hot

I have a windows 10 pc with this specs. It has started to make some noise. I do not have any errors or notifications related to that. I used some third party programs to check fan speeds and ...
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Windows 10 - Noise in the audio after installing Letasoft Sound Booster and using it for a while. How do I fix this now?

I have already uninstalled Letasoft Sound Booster, and I have reinstalled the drivers for Realtek Audio HD, and for the video card as well. But the noise remains. The problem arose after a while using ...
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I hear a weird noise from my pc

I hear a weird noise coming from my PC. It sounds like a fan is touching a cable but I can't see where, and the sound is intermittent. I don’t know what is causing this sound, can someone help me or ...
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I have to clean my laptop fans every 1 to 2 days [duplicate]

I have a gaming laptop, to be specific its a acer nitro 5. Every one to two day's I have to open it, clean it, and sometimes i put some WD 40 to make it less noisy. Sometimes the fan blades start to ...
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The keys on my microsoft natural ergonomic 400 keyboard are very loud, is there a way to adjust the key pad noise?

I use it docked to an MS Surface when in my home office. All of the keys are loud / noisy, not just the space bar.
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Buzzing and eventually loud cracking noises from the inside of the laptop (recording available), but the fans are checked and in excellent condition

I hope I'm asking this in the right place, if not, feel free to brutally get rid of both me and my post, I'm just desperate at this point. I own an Acer Aspire vn7-792g, I've had it for a few years. ...
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hard drive storage clicking

I just bought dell G5 3 weeks ago and since i started using it, i noticed that the hard drive makes some noise, clicking noise, ever 10/15 sec. I ran some diagnostics and its all okay. I also done ...
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Hardware noise deppending on SO

My PC is making a noise with a high frequency sound that is really annoying, although is not that loud. I am trying to troubleshoot it, but withouth success. The most intriguing part is that when I ...
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Removing substential noise with FFMPEG

I am searching for a solution (an effect or good parameters for an effect), to remove high noise in an AI-upscaled animation series. I use hqdn3d=4:4:3:3 for reference. K:\Ultron\Downloads\rescale\...
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Weird noise coming from laptop (probably the motherboard)

TL;DR: Two types of noises are coming from my laptop - a buzzing noise and a zipping noise. I checked another laptop for the noises and figured out that the "buzzing" noise is (probably) common to all ...
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High pitch whine followed by static - laptop battery

Good Day guys, Please can you assist. I was reinstalling windows on my girlfriend's laptop when a strange bussing came from the battery and the pc shut down. After multiple attempts to install ...
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Different HDD sounds in same laptops

I have bought 5 new Lenovo ideapad h330 laptops together. 3 of them are very silent and 2 of them have HDD noise sounds. Maybe two times louder than the other 3 laptops. But seems all of them work ...
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Constant hard drive processing sounds coming from the laptop

My laptop may have recently started making this quiet but noticeable noise. It used to make same noise but more rarely. It is basically the normal hard drive sound, but it's constantly processing ...
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Noise on monitor (multiple white horizontal lines)

Any help with the below issue is much appreciated! It's seen on a monitor which had worked perfectly for years, after shipping to another person (no visible external damage) within 2 days of use. ...
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Hard drive too loud (encrypted hybrid HDD)

I'm using a hybrid hard drive on my Debian10/KDE machine. It's fully encrypted and the GNOME Disks tool says that the Disk is OK with all assessments having the status OK. My problem is that it's ...
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How to set a limit to the fans speed?

I have a laptop and it makes a lot of sound when there are many programs open. When I am in class this is very annoying. Is there a way I can set a limit to the fan's speed(CPU and GPU) and thus set ...
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Noise when I plug in my speakers trough usb hub

My speakers make background noise when I connect the power usb cable to my pc through a usb 2.0 hub. When I connect it to usb 3.0 pc port, noise stops. Do you think the quality of the hub, or being ...
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How to stop monitor speakes from humming?

I have monitor with internal speakers connected via hdmi cable. While booting it hums at annoying, but bearable level. After that, when I for example start youtube video in browser, the hum becomes ...
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Computer noises, is my hard drive going to die?

Last night my computer suddenly started to make these chirping noises. I'm afraid they are caused by a partially damaged hard drive and am wondering if anyone can confirm this? I have recorded a short ...
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My microphone randomly started making this noise. I have no idea what caused it

https://vocaroo.com/i/s1uTrkB86QrX Its almost like a static high frequency interference. It came out of nowhere, it worked perfectly just a few days ago. Any advice? Don't really know what to do next....
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audio analog input + usb data cable = sound noises

I connect my android smartphone from audio jack output to my pc audio input and get a good analog sound signal. But when I connect this smartphone to the pc with usb data cable the analog sound ...
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Noise through speakers when ASUS RX 570 4GB is doing 3D operations

The noise is not coming from the case, it's coming through the speakers. It's inaudible when only browser, etc running. But when i start games, i hear a spinning up, higher pitched buzzing noise ...
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Windows 10 freezes for few seconds

here is my issue. I'm experiencing this issue two or three times a day. Basically the image on the screen freezes for 4-5 seconds and the audio speed seems to "slow down" or it makes a crackling ...
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GPU fan noisy after cleaning

I have a PC with a Radeon 6450 video card. Some days ago I used canned air to clean the computer, I sprayed gently. When I then tried to start the computer it went fine, up until after some 3 hours ...
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Rear Case Fan makes weird noise

1-2 months ago, I opened my PC case to dust off the components. I wanted to dust off the rear case fan, so I unscrewed the 4 screws holding it to the case. However, I realized that I didn't know what ...
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New Ultra-book Making Heartbeat sounds (Video Attached)

Got this new ultrabook just several days ago. Turn up your volume and hear it at 00:03: https://imgur.com/gallery/TuiODlx I hear it randomly - sometimes not at all, and sometimes once per 30-40 ...
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Western Digital Red Pro HDD making “beeping” noise in NAS

I have just received 4x WD Red Pro 8TB 256 Mb Cache Drives (WD8003FFBX-68B9AN0) for use in my Synology DS918+ NAS. When performing certain heavy actions, such as reading or writing an Apple Time ...
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Getting rid of audio electric buzz from USB audio interface on my system

I have a Rode AI-1 audio interface that makes noise on my PC, specifically. I think I've tried everything to remove the noise, but without success. At first, I told myself it was a ground loop issue. ...
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Brand new HDD is still processing something after copying huge amount of files onto it?

I put a brand new HDD into an external HDD enclosure. After copying a huge amount of data onto this drive, the disk head is still processing something even two hours later (the copying process has ...
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HD making noise

So, I've bought an HDD from a guy, he said it was good and everything. Well, turns out this HDD makes a terrible noise every now and then, it seems to be screaming. My PC was very silent and this is ...
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Western Digital Black vs Gold (Hard Drive Noise issue)

I recently bought a Western Digital Black 6 TB 256 MB hard drive. It works and has fast read and write speeds. The problem is that makes a slight “bump” sound every 5 – 6 seconds while at idle. If it’...
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Fans of a new laptop relatively loud (when only browsing the Internet)

I bought a new laptop three days ago - Dell Inspirion 7577. I installed Windows 10 and drivers. I am only surfing the Internet for now and my fans are relatively loud which I find awkward for such a ...
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Hard disk noise under linux gets smaller when partitioned

I just bought a Toshiba X300 8TB 7500r hard disk. At first I used the whole disk as a partition, the noise is really intolerable. Then I tried to use a small partition of 1TB or 2TB, the noise is ...
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WiFi noise measurement

What I want to do: I want to do some experiments with devices such as a Raspberry Pi in environments, where there is noise in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz band. What I tried so far: My idea was to simply use ...

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