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 Post subject: Strange Sounds Coming from Inside my Computer
PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:31 pm 
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THis is a problem I have noticed in a couple of my computers, one an AMD Athlon XP and the Other a P4. The problem is then whenever I use the scroll bar on my mouse or move windows around on the screen, I hear this faint rattling sound while I this. It kinda sounds like a fan with a bad bearing/bushing, but I'm certain it's not a fan. The sound is just "there" but is very faint, but yet very annoying (I have very sensitive hearing, lucky me ). I have tried to find the source of it but can't. It doesn't sound like it's coming from any fan or drive, and yet it's consistent while scrolling and moving windows, that it's. The only things in common with these computers is that they have WD hard drives and both are using the logitech cordless duo MX keyboard/mouse set. Any suggestions to try or ideas what is causing the sound is much appreciated.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 5:49 pm 
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Does turning your sound up and down on your speakers affect it at all?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 6:02 pm 
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no change at all. Removing the pc speaker makes no difference either


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 Post subject: Oh, man! Yes! Same here! Scrolling mysterious sound!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:02 pm 
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Ddude, same thing happens to me! When I scroll in IE, I hear this little sound. Now, I have the PC pretty close to my LCD, so sometimes I wondered if it had something to do with the monitor. Just like you, I have WD hard drive and logitech (optical mouse). Do you by chance have a Samsung LCD? Maybe scrolling makes the Samsung LCD force Vid. Card fan into doing waco noises?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:19 pm 
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Nope, i'm using Sony CRT monitors


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:42 pm 
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Is it coming from your internal speaker? I had this before, and it was some IE toolbar bot that made sounds for various actions...


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:49 pm 
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appears to be from the main speakers, but muting the sound doesn't remove it. I do not have extra toolbards installed for IE either


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:33 pm 
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could be interference.

Lots of onboard soundcards pick up all sorts of neat sounds from your peripherals. PCI sound cards do the same, but to a lesser extent, one thing that fixed it for me was to stop using Analog outputs, optical output doesn't seem to give any interference at all.

Best immediate thing to help with that sort of interference is to mute all the unused outputs and inputs into your soundcard. So your PC doesn't pickup static or whatever undesirable from those unused ins and outs.

This usually includes, CD, AUX, LINE IN/OUT, SYNTH(MIDI), MIC, ETC...

You probably only ever use WAVE and MASTER. Wave though should remain at 50% most of the time so you don't overdrive your sound.


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if its an optical mouse, its very possible that its the mouse itself, when the optical sensor in a mouse turns on it emits a faint buzzing sound, i can notice it sometimes. hold you mouse up to you ear and see if thats the cause, my trackball is a logitech and it does this.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 2:02 am 
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it's the MX700 mouse by logitech and I do not notice any sound from it. I have tried muting everything but still hear it.


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Try disconnecting external speakers an onboard speakers along with using a regular keyboard and mouse and see what happens. If the sound goes away start plugging in the hardware 1 at a time till you find what is cause the sound. hope this helps.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 10:30 am 
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sometimes the sound controls are on crack, instead of muting them turn them all to their minimum levels AND mute them.


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