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Windows 7: tinny metallic buzzing noise

04 May 2016   #1
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
tinny metallic buzzing noise

Hey all,

As the title says, i've been getting this intermittent sound artifact mixed into my audio output at random. The best way i can describe it is "tinny, metallic buzzing noise"

It occurs at random (time and duration) and usually goes away after a while (also at random)

Is this a sign of a dying motherboard (i use the integrated audio chips onboard)?
Or is this a sign of damaged speakers / amplifier?

A link to a sound clip of the issue
Playing: buzz.mp3 - picosong

Thanks in advance!


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04 May 2016   #2
sobranie

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Fan blades touching casing perhaps?
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04 May 2016   #3
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

There's no way to rule out any component without isolation testing.

Use headphones or a completely different set of speakers (ideally with a different cable too) for a while. If that's a lot of trouble, maybe start by plugging your amp to the front audio jack if you have one. If you use HDMI, try using that for audio output.
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04 May 2016   #4
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sobranie View Post
Fan blades touching casing perhaps?
no...........
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04 May 2016   #5
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphaniner View Post
There's no way to rule out any component without isolation testing.

Use headphones or a completely different set of speakers (ideally with a different cable too) for a while. If that's a lot of trouble, maybe start by plugging your amp to the front audio jack if you have one. If you use HDMI, try using that for audio output.
i highly doubt there is enough interference in the cables for it to be the cause

i tried switching the amp to FM radio and it didnt have that issue, im thinking it might be the computer
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04 May 2016   #6
alphaniner

Windows 7 Professional x64, Arch Linux
 
 

You're probably right about the cables, but if you have extras what's the harm in testing?

Even if you don't have the issue with FM, it could still be an issue with the circuitry for that input channel. In the end I think you're probably right that it's the computer, but it's better to be absolutely certain than to "indict" the wrong component.
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04 May 2016   #7
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphaniner View Post
You're probably right about the cables, but if you have extras what's the harm in testing?

Even if you don't have the issue with FM, it could still be an issue with the circuitry for that input channel. In the end I think you're probably right that it's the computer, but it's better to be absolutely certain than to "indict" the wrong component.
thats true, i might plug the inputs into another channel and see if the problem recurs
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