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Old 05-16-2005, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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can anyone help me with this my specs are:

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pci express msi nx 6800GT graphics card


everything works fine except when my pc is left for long periods of time mainly over night i get a noise, i thought it was a bios beep but its inconsistant and doesnt last the same amount of time. The noise stops once it enters windows and if i reset, it wont occur again and as the sound never happens all the time i cant chop and change parts to find out the probem.

The noise sounds more like hardware than a beep but im unsure. As for performance i see no problems i play doom 3 and farcry with ease and applications run smoothly.

The only error i get is if i try and alter the dynamic overclocking the screen goes fussy and the comp resets.

Any help would be appriciated thankyou.
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Old 05-16-2005, 04:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well is it a grinding noise or a screech or beep? Could you give us some more info plz?
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Old 05-16-2005, 05:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Unplug your computer speakers and see if it still happens. Check your fans to make sure they aren;t damaged/obstructed. And If you are using onboard sound, it is most likely that. Borrow a sound card from a friend or soemthign and see if the problem goes away.
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well i have an n force 4 motherboard which has onboard sound, The problem sounds like a high pitched beep. Thanks for the replys i`ll chop and change some sound cards and see what happens.
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Yeah I get a little hissing something every once in a while on my speakers. I'm using the ASUS Mobo with on-board sound. Not very often but every so often it happens. Not enough of an issue for me to buy a soundcard though.
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thanks for the help, but after all that messing around it was my CPU fan it was going on and off guess i`ll have to replace it, hopefully its nothing to do with my motherboard
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