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Ever since i bought my Quad core it has been making a loud noise under load... anyone know what might be causing this?
    
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What do you mean? Like a low knocking sound? I can hear mine "work" as well. I was thinking of installing rubber washers between the mobo and side panel.
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post #3 of 27
You mean your coolers fan? Because it getting hot, it needs to rotate faster. That's where the sound comes from.
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Noise is usually caused by the inductors which surround your CPU socket. The more power the CPU draws, the more likely you are to hear a high frequency hum coming from the inductor coils.

Or, you don't have your heat sink seated properly and it's oscillating.

I've has CPU noise due to both reasons before. Try reseating your heat sink. If that doesn't work, place a few drops of loctite on the inductor cores (the black coils surrounding your CPU socket.)
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No, im water-cooling, and yes, its like you can actually hear it working... kinda weird. So i guess with is normal?
    
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I thought it was, if its not WE ARE in trouble!
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post #7 of 27
Uhm... strange... cause I've had the Enzotech completely off once (on accident didn't know!) and the PC was dead silent while I played CS:S...

... didn't hear a single thing outside of HDD's spinning up maybe. O_o; Mabe I just wasn't listenin' hard enough?
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post #8 of 27
It's the 680i board...I have the same issue check this link out
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It's the 680i board...I have the same issue check this link out
Is there a way to fix it?
    
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post #10 of 27
It's the inductors. They are chopping power at high frequency. If the wire loops are not laquered properly, they will produce a harmonic whine. The more power you pump into the cores, the more EMF trys to vibrate the coils. Think tiny high frequency motors.
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