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Is this computer on the way out?

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This is a work computer, so diagnosing won't be easy; I'm not really allowed to take it to bits. Hopefully I can if I'm able to convince the boss it needs it.

Plugged into either the front panel header or directly to the motherboard, I get interference in any headphones when the computer does anything, most notably something video related (playing a video, moving a window, working in a 3D program, ect.), although putting a load on the processor (such as when rendering) also creates interference. This happens all the time. I even get minor static when the computer is totally idle.

Also ccasional video errors, mainly sparklie pixels on screen. Fairly rare.
post #2 of 7
are you at least allowed to open it and make a visual inspection? it sounds like some capacitors have failed, and the feedback through the power lines is no longer getting neutralized, allowing the activity of the processor and video card to bleed through to other lines.

Id say at the very least, the board is going out.
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I'll try to take a look at it later this evening.
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Okay, it's absolutely filthy, but there's no obvious damage or wear.
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someones got a nice build^^^^^ LOL
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Okay, it's absolutely filthy, but there's no obvious damage or wear.
can you post some pics and more importantly give it a good cleaning?
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can you post some pics and more importantly give it a good cleaning?
Sure.

It'll have to be tomorrow, though. I'm not working today.
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