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 07/04/2004 07:16 PM
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My XP 2000 is making a whining noise. This processor saw a lot of use as it was in my old gaming machine. It was using the stock fan on an NForce2 mobo. I don't overclock and everything else seems okay(I am concerned with some random wackieness in the OS which occurred in both WIN XP Pro and WIN ME).

Since then, the processor has been moved to a different NForce2 mobo and the stock fan has been replaced. The whining noise remains(the noise is not unlike the noise a camera flash makes while warming up, but quieter). The proc doesn't make this noise constantly, just when processing information(not when idle).

I do not overclock. Temperatures are fine. It has made this noise in 2 different machines. The only common factor is that both mobos are MSI K7N2-delta. However the old athlon 1400 I had in the 2nd machine ran fine.

Is this a real problem, or is it cosmetic? Is this the time to cash in on the 3 year warranty(I have no idea where I bought this thing, it's been a while)?
 07/04/2004 11:57 PM
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Could be your Motherboard. Dont see how a processor could make any noise. You said the other thing you left the same was the motherboard. I bet its that. Try another motherboard if you have one.

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 07/05/2004 02:04 AM
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do you happen to use a UPS power block? (battery back up power supply, usually incorporated with a surge protector.)

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 07/05/2004 04:51 AM
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What the heck does that have to do with the sound Just wondering

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 07/05/2004 02:10 PM
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Okay, the motherboard is the same TYPE, but they are two different mobos. For the first one, yes I did use a UPS, but not the second one. I used the battery outlets for monitor and pc, surge protection for everything else.
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QUOTE (FrozenSteel @ Jul 5 2004, 02:51 AM) What the heck does that have to do with the sound Just wondering
I have run across several incidents where an older UPS (been in use for 6 months or more) will start to "squeal" or "sing" when a load is placed on it through the backup side of the outlets. All power coming through the back-up outlets is filtered. It seems that as some components age, they will induce a harmonic under load. I found this all out the hard way with my own UPS when I had the monitor and the computer running off the back up side of things. Whenever my monitor would hit a bright white screen (documents, surfing the web, whatever) I would get a high pitched and VERY non-directional squeal that sounded like it was coming from the monitor. Monitors are drawing max current with a white screen. Only reason I figured it out is a swapped in a new monitor and the problem actually got worse. (the new one drew even more current). I took the monitor off the back-up side of the outlets and just left the computer on them, problem went away and never returned. I have helped several people complaining of the same thing since and everyone has been shocked that it was the cause.

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 07/05/2004 05:33 PM
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That's good to remember(I own 2 UPS), but unfortunately the machine the xp2000 is in now does not use a UPS and it still makes noise.
 07/05/2004 07:36 PM
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QUOTE (Unmutual @ Jul 5 2004, 03:33 PM) That's good to remember(I own 2 UPS), but unfortunately the machine the xp2000 is in now does not use a UPS and it still makes noise.
oh well, it was worth mentioning. Not sure what might be causing your problem, are you sure it's not a HDD bearing?

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While this may not be very helpfull (I dont have any clue what your problem could be) but if my processor made any type of noise, I think I would poopy my panties...
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