AX6BC squealing

Discussion in 'AOpen' started by Matt K, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. Matt K

    Matt K Guest

    I bought a used AX6BC motherboard and it's making a high-pitched noise. The
    noise seems to be coming from behind the CPU or possibly right in front of
    it. It happens whether I have a Celeron 500 or a 600 overclocked to 900 in
    it. The noise is different depending on which cpu is in it and what it's
    doing. Neither CPU creates a noise when it's idle. The C500 has a sort of
    pulsing noise when running Prime95 and a more steady tone when doing other
    stuff. The [email protected] makes no noise when running Prime95 but makes a steady
    tone just like the 500 when doing other stuff. It's not a coppermine
    approved lot and I was wondering if it might have been damaged from running
    a Celeron [email protected] in it. I've never heard of a motherboard making noises

    I have a couple of wav's of the noise but I don't know what the policy on
    posting binaries is for this group. If someone tells me whether it's ok or
    not I'll post them. Rar'ed they're about 350k.
    Matt K, Jul 12, 2003
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  2. Matt K

    MattK Guest

    There is nothing wrong with how the cpu is installed.
    MattK, Jul 16, 2003
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    Skier Guest

    Capacitors in camera flashes make a squealing noise when charging. I expect
    it is from one of the larger Capacitors that are found around the CPU. Not
    100% sure, but I know that capacitors can squeal.

    Skier, Jul 19, 2003
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    Greg Guest

    Just a guess but the power regulators onboard the motherboard are a switch
    mode style and I suspect what you are hearing are the wire wound inductor
    cores whining when they are being loaded up by the cpu. Overclocking would
    probably make the noise worse as the cpu would load the power supply even

    Greg, Jul 19, 2003
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    tester Guest


    tester, Jul 20, 2003
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