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#1 votter

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 06:58 PM

I'm just wondering if it's normal for the hard drive to make a type of ping/beep similar to the head noise you can find around.

It does it randomly from time to time.


Thanks for your help,

Robert

EDIT: Mergede separate posts, same topic ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 11 June 2010 - 06:24 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2010 - 08:35 PM

A low humming/whistling/whirring sound is considered normal. :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 07:33 AM

Yeah, but this is like a beep/ping, similar to the sound of head crash.

But it does it randomly, sometimes it may got for seconds inbetween, others minutes. It just depends.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:06 PM

Do you hear it only when the hard disk's activity is at its peak?
Are you sure it is not the system speaker that's beeping?
AFAIK, HDDs can't beep.

but this is like a beep/ping, similar to the sound of head crash.


Edited by ReviverSoft, 10 June 2010 - 06:06 PM.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 07:47 PM

It does it randomly, even if I'm not doing anything and it just sits there.

I'm pretty sure it's not the speaker, I'll make sure by removing it.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 07:53 PM

And by speaker, I meant the internal system speaker. :thumbsup:
It might just be located close to the HDD.
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:17 PM

Yup, Yup, I removed it. I gotta let the hard drive warm up some, and I'll let you know if I hear it, but yes I think it was making the noise when the hard drive was around 35ish degrees celcius, id didn't do it a ton, but it did it randomly, could be several minutes apart.

Also, if I would go into chess titans, and make a move, when the piece moves, I seem to be hearing a noise, not sure if it is the GPU, but it sounds sort of like that. Then it stops when the piece stops. I've tried changing the refresh rate, but that did nothing.

One more thing, haha. I do not need to have the 1394 labeled connector connected to anything, unless I want The Firewire thing, correct?

Thanks again. :thumbsup:.

Edited by votter, 10 June 2010 - 08:21 PM.


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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:25 PM

1. Well, why don't you try disconnecting the HDD from inside, cleaning it gently and hooking it back up? Also, leave the side panel aside when you reconnect the HDD and boot up. Let us know if that makes a difference.

2. GPU? Is it an integrated graphics chipset? If so, model number?
Similar symptoms with other games?

3. No. :thumbsup:

Edited by ReviverSoft, 10 June 2010 - 08:28 PM.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:30 PM

1. I currently do have the side off, and the speaker out, and I have yet to hear it, but the temps not all the way up yet. Still want me to clean it up and boot up? And how should I clean it? It is brand new, just a few days old.

2. Not integrated, it's a GeForce 9500GT, and it does it on opening that game. Doesn't really seem to do it on any of those other free games I can test it on. lol, but there does seem to be some small noise comming from somewhere, that wouldn't be really noticable if you didn't get to close to it, so I'm guessing that's normal too.

3. Okay, thanks. lol

EDIT: Well, I'm thinking I may have connected the graphics card up, but the manual for it isn't to helpful. It came with a connector, one side is 3 prong SPDIF IN, the other 2 single pronged ones. One labeled SPDIF, and the other single pin labeled GPD.

Edited by votter, 10 June 2010 - 08:46 PM.


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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:50 PM

1. That's news! (Now that you mentioned it, should be under warranty right?)
Well, a brand new drive wouldn't require any cleaning but I would still suggest re-connecting the drive and booting up (with the side off).

2. Hmmn, first thoughts would be the noise from the GPU's fan (working hard). Although, "Chess Titans" isn't really a demanding game and your card should handle it without breaking a sweat.
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Posted 10 June 2010 - 08:58 PM

1. Yeah, I'm thinking of RMAing it and getting a refund and going to a local computer store to pick one up just becaues it'll be quicker. haha.

2. Yeah, I can control the fan speed, but that's not the same noise. I've saw in places people had it and some turned down the refresh rate and it fixed it, but it still doesn't help for me. It's not like really loud, just noticable with the side off and head near it.

And is their a certain way I should be connecting the SPDIF and GND? There is a SPDIF Out, which I am connecting these to, putting the SPDIF first, the the GND second from bottom of case up.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:04 PM

1. Good idea! :thumbsup:

2. But does this problem (noise) affect the gameplay? If not, don't worry too much. :trumpet:

3. Ah, can't think right now. Try looking up the manual (offline/online). :flowers:

Edited by ReviverSoft, 10 June 2010 - 09:04 PM.

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:06 PM

1. Yeah, I didn't hear it though yet when I had it on, maybe it got fixed, but I'll send it back probably to just be sure.

2. Okay, thanks, :thumbsup:. Display and everything seemed fine, so probably just something normal as it is processed would be my guess.

3. Yeah, I am trying to find something, but nothing good now. lol

Might RMA the fan too, it was making some odd noises last night, haha.

Thanks again, I really appreciate it. :flowers:

Edited by votter, 10 June 2010 - 09:11 PM.


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Posted 10 June 2010 - 10:10 PM

Actually, so far I haven't heard the noise without the speaker in, so I'm just going to try and update some drivers, ect.

Should I Q-Flash it?

Edited by votter, 10 June 2010 - 11:37 PM.


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Posted 11 June 2010 - 08:54 AM

Alright, well now that the hard drive is out of the question, as it seems, because i did not hear any beeps with the internal speaker out, then I put it in, and a little later came a beep, it could be a coincidence, but I imagine there is an error somewhere.

It can happen anytime, be it I'm just sitting there doing something, or I am just letting it run.

If you'd like me to try and record the sound, I could do so.

It's a single short beep.

I have a Gigabyte P55-USB3 Rev. 1.0 model board.

Or could it be caused by one of the sides being opened?

Thanks for your time in reading this,

Robert

Edited by votter, 11 June 2010 - 08:55 AM.





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