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While I had things apart yesterday working on my hard drive suspension, I noticed the same buzzing. Listening to various parts of the computer with all the panels off, it was definitely coming from the CPU area of the motherboard, most notably heard by the backplate. When rebooting I did not hear it until windows had loaded, and then no matter what it was there. Maybe these chips are noisy? I can definitely tell a difference in frequencies when it's under load, but I'm not ruling out the motherboard's VRM since it's right there. Sometimes I wish I was a little more deaf
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post #12 of 21
Why everyone talking about me

On a serious note, *UNDER*clock your graphics card, and the buzzing noises will have different tones its just cap whine on the graphics cards, its nothing to worry about.

If it is truly irritating, you can however invest in sound proofing the case which may help.
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post #13 of 21
Definitely not video card related in my case, I had a couple other people listen for the noise and we all agree it's coming from the CPU area. My old GTX260 on the other hand...that thing WHINES.
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post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by lyster View Post
Sounds like PSU, same thing is happening to me! I need to RMA it - it's actually getting worse and beginning to affect performance - it's quite scary!

COULD be graphics card, you'd need to open the case and listen closely. Either way it's a strong enough reason to have it replaced, which is what i would suggest once you narrowed down the problem!

A faulty PSU is the one thing that no rig builder wants - look to get it sorted rather than trying to cover up the problem!
Choke / cap squeal is perfectly normal.


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post #15 of 21
I get a whine from my motherboard when the Network IC is in use... I can tell when my brother starts to send me stuff through the network. Its quite amusing

Only happens when heavily overclocked though (4.2GHz+)
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post #16 of 21
Get a Fractal or sound damp your case.
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I've never heard of a CPU buzzing.
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post #18 of 21
I advise sticking a drinking straw in your ear, and probing around your case, and see if you can locate the exact location. If it's cap whine from the mobo, consider an RMA if it really bothers you.
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post #19 of 21
Hi, many apologies for adding to this thread so late, but I am having very similar problems and it would be a shame to start all over again!

I was convinced the buzzing was coming from my MSI R6950 graphics card so I replaced it with a similar cheaper one (VisionTek 5450). The buzzing has much improved, i.e. it is quieter and kicks in less frequently. However, under load it is still there. At this level I am wiling to tolerate it if what I'm hearing is true; it's to be expected cap whine.

However, as I'm in the process of RMA'ing my R6950, I'm worried the replacement will just be the same. Is it possible that there is some fault in my motherboard that is causing this noise based on the load it is taking from the graphics slot/processor? Bigger more powerful graphics card = more whine? Should I RMA the motherboard too? (I really don't want to as it took me forever to put it together!). I have Prime95'd my build and of course during the testing the whine/buzz is constant, but the system appears stable as it is passing the tests and not crashing (only did it for 2 hours though). So shall I just accept it?

I have had similar problems in the past and it has been fixed by replacing out the graphics card, however, it has not completely done the job this time. I really think I won't bother in future with doing my own builds... it's too much stress!

Thanks for listening. Any thoughts are much appreciated, I have digested this thread with interest.

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post #20 of 21
i once had lcd monitor which used to buzz from top left corner it was very quiet buzz but still it was annoying.

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