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So 2 weeks ago i noticed when i opened an old gmail account of mine that had a ton of spam emails...when i went and clicked on spam on the side and it loaded all the emails...my computer would make a high pitch humming sound...the more emails shown the louder the noise would be...so if i was in my inbox and there was 2 emails...there would be no noise...spam box with 50 emails made a barely audible sound...trash box with 100+ emails was noticeable audible....so much so i could hear it over all the fans in my case...but this sound doesnt happen anywhere else....no other website no other email webpage...NO WHERE!!

now this sound exists through both IE 9 and FF5 and it happens with all the different gmail accounts i have...also checked and updated all my drivers...network,audio,video and even chipset and BIOS...this damn sound still happens...i told my friend and he thinks i may need some medication or maybe a straight jacket

also i just messed with it...the noise only happens when my browser is full screen...and the sound isnt coming from the monitor

so anyone else ever experienced this or something similar with gmail?
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post #2 of 13
i think your computer is allergic to spam

is the sound coming from the speakers or from somewhere else?

are you using Audible notifications?
Edited by travesty - 8/1/11 at 3:24pm
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Sounds like coil whine.
    
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Possible runaway cpu/gpu usage with plugins?
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Sounds like coil whine.
but coil whine just from email? i mean i play games...listen to music...do 1000 things at one time and i dont hear anything even remotely similar to the sound gmail makes.

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Possible runaway cpu/gpu usage with plugins?
nope...ive checked and double checked cpu/gpu usage while viewing email along with monitoring the rest of the computer with different utilities...nothing shows up

as for audible notifications...nope...plus this sound isnt a sound you would hear normally...this sound is a electric humming sound coming from the computer itself...not from speakers or monitor

it has me stumped...ive never had something like this where its so specific
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post #6 of 13
Could be RF interference from the monitor perhaps?
If you are using the default Gmail settings the page is mostly white. Try setting your desktop to all white and see if you get the same whine. I am betting that the monitor uses more power when displaying white and feeding back some whine into the computer.
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Could be RF interference from the monitor perhaps?
If you are using the default Gmail settings the page is mostly white. Try setting your desktop to all white and see if you get the same whine. I am betting that the monitor uses more power when displaying white and feeding back some whine into the computer.
dont think its RF interference...just tried changing everything to white...no hum...its definitely coming from inside the case from the motherboard area...i turned off all my fans and i can definitely hear the hum plain as day

im at a loss...im just glad it doesnt happen on any other site or game...just gmail...and luckily my inbox isnt full only the trash
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its ghosts.
     
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post #9 of 13
try opening your gmail acct on another computer to see if it is an issue with the computer or an issue with gmail
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try opening your gmail acct on another computer to see if it is an issue with the computer or an issue with gmail
i havent checked my mail on another computer...to lazy to grab my laptop...but being im the only one experiencing this issue...i would have to say its just my desktop thats having the issue

ill get my laptop later and check and see if its humming

as for ghosts...i would say it could be true if it were a Foxconn motherboard...but its Asus
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