Questions tagged [noise]

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

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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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Audio buzzing background when recording with a program, but none when recording with a website

When I record with Quicktime player, OBS studio, or Camtasia I always get a background buzzing sound But when I record from a website like https://online-voice-recorder.com or This I don't get any ...
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Why do audio mixers (Bandlab, Soundtrap, Cakewalk) produce ONLY white noise anytime I record audio, import audio, or create audio? How do i fix it?

I've tried switching between platforms, changing audio formats, changing computer settings, changing platform settings, and increasing/decreasing the highs and lows, but the only audio that produces ...
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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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My computer makes weird fire crackling noises a while after shutdown

I've quite recently noticed that my pc does very weird "fire crackling" sounds 10-15 minutes after shutdown. It sounds like wood on fire. (I hope that gives you a good idea of what it sounds ...
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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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Laptop charger makes a fizzy sound

The charger of my HP-1000 laptop, which is 7 years old, makes a fizzy sound when it's plugged into AC. It's making a slightly different, continuous sound when connected to the laptop. The sound is ...
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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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Strange PC sound after normal 1 beep POST

Specs: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-S1 Processor: Intel Pentium G3220 3GHZ Ram: Corsair (4x2) 8GB Optical Drive: Asus Blu-ray writer HDD: Seagate Firecuda 1 TB PSU: Gigabyte P450B OS : Windows 7 64 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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