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possible cpu whine not sure exactly

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my CPU it sounds like is making a high pitched whine that is not static although it is sometimes and its driving me insane

i dont know what it could be

im using the i5 2500k on a p67 motherboard with a 560 ti GPU

people tell me its usually a psu or gpu issue so i recently i RMA'd my PSU thinking it was the problem but it seems its not the case

when i put my ear next to the back of the motherboard near the CPU it def sounds like its from that part

please help


edit-noticing that when my computer is idle this happens not when i open sc2

im bad with computers compared to people here so if your solutions are more then 1 step please advise on how exactly to fix tyvm
Edited by eosgreen - 5/13/11 at 4:45pm
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post #2 of 6
hm....could it be you cpu coolers fan?
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idk about sandybridge but for my 920 i have to turn off eist and c1e to get rid of the whines
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post #4 of 6
My sig rig did the same thing when it was new, I remember making a post about it. At idle with power saving features on I could hear the whine but at full load it stopped. Since then it has either stopped or my hearing has gotten worse to the point where I can't hear it anymore .

Edit here, from over two years ago..... my i7 is getting pretty old.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...-go-crazy.html
Edited by Derp - 5/13/11 at 5:17pm
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side note...

new hard drive and this issue exists

i havent partitioned the drive could that be an issue?

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/839/ventprob.png/
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post #6 of 6
If it is coming from your gpu, it will likely only do it when your gpu is heavily loaded or you are folding. Psu whine can happen anytime, and especially when it is loaded. If your cpu is whining, it likely isn't the cpu, but the motherboard.
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