I built my current rig about four years ago, without any replacement parts aside from the new graphics card I added halfway into it's lifespan. So far it hasn't given me a hitch, but over the past month or so it's started developing a high pitched buzz that's extremely distracting. It started occurring only occasionally and I wondered if it was related to the load on my computer, but as of late it's happening far more frequently, for far longer periods, even with simple light usage at times. The sound is driving me crazy and I can't even identify where it is let alone whether or not I need to perform some sort of maintenance or replace a part.
What I know for sure:
- It isn't my hard drive.
- It isn't any of my fans.
- I'm fairly certain it isn't my power supply.
It's either my motherboard or my processor I'm pretty sure, and it's none of the fans on them. Unfortunately I failed to clean my parts of dust very often in the past year so it's likely that might be related.
If anyone has any thoughts that'd be great. My budget is super tight right now so I'm hoping it isn't a full part replacement so any ideas would be great.
I'm running a GEForce GTX 670, and an Intel Core i5-2500k processor, 8GB of RAM and a cheaper power supply.
Edited by parallelzero, 13 July 2016 - 02:03 AM.