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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 02:01 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi all. Let me first point out that I'm aware of the fact that this might be in the wrong section, but it's the most active section, so I thought I'd give it a go. And who knows, maybe it has to do with my GPU?

I get this really high-pitched (very annoying for the ears) whenever I move my mouse around.

Some things I've established so far:

-The problem disappeared when I resinstalled Windows 7 a few days ago. So I initially thought it must have been a software problem or something. But now it's back again.

-When I'm on stock clocks (cpu and gpu) it's much less pronounced compared to overclocked speeds.

-My performance and benchmarks scores are perfectly fine, both on overclock and stock speeds.

-When I open "EasyTune 6", and move the mouse around while having it open, the squeaking sound is 2-3 times louder and more aggressive. What could this mean?

Should I try to get a replaced PSU? ANY input will be greatly appreciated.

Edit: My specs:

PSU: Corsair TX650 650W
CPU: Intel i7 3770k
GPU: Gigabyte Windforce GTX 670 OC
Board: Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H Wifi (not using the wifi)
Ram: 8 GB Corsair Vengeance Low Profile

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I've had this on several machines.... I saw an explanation for it once but I can't remember it. Its mildly irritating but not an indication of something going bad.

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Oh okay ...

Well it's weird because it wasn't there when my PC was new. I mean it's still new, like a few weeks. But when it was brand new the squeaking noise didn't exist.

But yeah it would make sense that it's not a problem other than being really annoying (without headphones on). Because my benchmarks scores are perfectly fine.

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Actually, mine still does it right now I just have to lean in real close to hear it.

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Alright. Well that actually makes me feel better, haha =D

I just noticed something, now that I've been running my CPU on stock speed for a while, the squeaking is almost non-existant. I'd bet it'll come back if I overclock my CPU. Hmm....

edit: actually never mind. it's still there, lol.

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Is it just some form of coil whine? ..Likely the mobo (if overclocks change the intensity) or GPU.

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It has something to do with coil whine, my old dell laptop used to do it. Annoying as hell!! tongue.gif
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It's most likely the integrated sound card picking up interference form the IO bus. The sound can vary depending on system load as the supplied power gets dirtier the closer to the max power the system is.
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-When I open "EasyTune 6", and move the mouse around while having it open, the squeaking sound is 2-3 times louder and more aggressive. What could this mean?

I have not explanation for this though. Unless EasyTune 6 changes system clock speeds / voltage when opened.

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It's most likely the integrated sound card picking up interference form the IO bus. The sound can vary depending on system load as the supplied power gets dirtier the closer to the max power the system is.

I have not explanation for this though. Unless EasyTune 6 changes system clock speeds / voltage when opened.

IO bus?

Also, I remember not plugging in (and still haven't) a plug called "SPDIF". I know SPDIF has something to do with sound, just not sure what. But yeah, it's not plugged into the motherboard, because I couldn't find it first time building my PC. I know where it is now, but I've forgotten to plug it in. Could that be the reason?

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IO bus?
Also, I remember not plugging in (and still haven't) a plug called "SPDIF". I know SPDIF has something to do with sound, just not sure what. But yeah, it's not plugged into the motherboard, because I couldn't find it first time building my PC. I know where it is now, but I've forgotten to plug it in. Could that be the reason?

SPDIF is just another way of transferring audio. Its digital instead of the analog 3.5mm jacks.


This is a old picture and some things have changed but you get the idea. Like the USB ports the integrated sound card is also connected to the I/O bus.


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