first post on this forum. I joined to ask this question as after trawling google I couldn't find anything relevant.
As the title says, I bought an FX8350, running it on Windows 7 Ulitimate 64 bit and it is noisy. Not the cooler, I replaced the stock cooler with an Artctic A30 and the tempertaures are fine. Even under maximun load I have never exceeded 45 degrees.
Initially I installed it in an Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 motherboard. Everything seemed to work fine, no crashes, no heat issues just fine and dandy except for an annoying beeping and more importantly until I came to use Skype.
On Skype the sound was pretty bad that was going through with lots of beeps and interferance. Being the thorough sort I swapped the psu for a spare I have, swapped my Nvidia 470 to my older 260, but still it was there.
I figured it was the basic built in sound and bought a Xonar DG 5.1. Nope, the noise was still there and effecting Skype. I also tested the headset I was using. a turtle beach x11 with my xbox360 and my old xp machine. The headset was fine.
I bought a new motherboard, an Asus Crosshair Formula Z, bought a Crucial SSD for Windows, but used the same RAM (corsair vengeance 1866 - 8gig) dvd drive SH221 and 470 gtx.
Works amazing except for this truly annoying beeping which I can hear clearly over the cooling fans and most especially on Skype.
I'm 99% certain it's coming from the FX8350. I've left it at stock speed, even underclocked it down to 3.6ghz, overlocked it to 4.4ghz, but nothing alters it.
Finally my questions. (Sorry, I do bang on a bit) Is this normal or is it a fault?
My x4 985 didn't do it, nor my x2 6400.
Thanks for any enlightenment.