Someplace to stash my stuff
this has happened twice now.
Published on August 26, 2008 By starkers In Personal Computing
Just wondering if anybody might know why this would happen... twice now I've had this loud screaming sound (can't be sure if it's coming from the speakers or my PC, could be both) which lasts about 10 - 15 seconds.

There appears to be no damage afterwards as everything works as it should do, but I'm wondering if it may be something to do with the BOIS, CPU, etc, or whether it may be outside interference affecting my Logitech X-530 speaker system, being that I do hear pops and etc when other electricals are turned on and off.

Any thoughts, advice would be greatly appreciated.   
Comments (Page 2)
on Aug 27, 2008
Positive! She screams much louder for much longer.


Now you're just bragging!
on Aug 27, 2008
Now you're just bragging!


no, he's dreaming!
on Aug 27, 2008
I have heard strange noises coming from my speakers when i place my cell phone on my desk. If I move it farther away it doesn't happen. Just keep it in mind


I don't have a phobile mone so it's not that... tho I do hear weird noises from my landline phone if/when it's near my tower.

You can also get feedback from a microphone, if you have one.


Now that might've been the case a few weeks ago... snap, crackle pop coming out of my speakers while I was recording sounds for a 'gas' soundpackage.

One way I found of getting rid of it was to run DXDIAG and kept lowering the "3D Sound Acceleration" on the slider until the "snap-crackle-pop" went away.


I've lowered 3D Sound acceleration, disabled EAX, CMSS & Sound Crystaliser, then re-enabled them at slightly lower settings, with no pops or crackles detected as yet. I also reduced the bass level on my sub-woofer, being it was more noticeable there, and all seems well so far.

However, I'm not sure this addresses the screeching sound I've heard twice now... I hope so but I'm not so sure they were/are related.

starkers
on Aug 27, 2008
Or the comptuer screaming at the immaculate comptuer room of a comptuer geek.


You might be on to something there... it's screaming cos a speck of dust got inside, and is jealous everything else is clean. Me thinks I shall have to get out the microscope and check/clean that out.

Now you're just bragging!


Oh no I'm not... mrs starkers will tell you I can be the most infuriating person to live with... thus the long and loud screaming, which is when I turn on selected hearing. Come to think of it, my selective hearing might be what gets her so infuriated.


no, he's dreaming!


Hmmm! Me thinks we're on different wavelengths here... hehe, maybe I'm in need of a frequency change.
on Aug 27, 2008
Cell phones can make you speakers do thet to.
on Aug 27, 2008

Spell-check on aisle three....

You want ME to spell check when I am carping on Cap'n Starkers obsessive compulsiveness?

Cap'n Starkers, shanghai this polliwog!

on Aug 27, 2008
You want ME to spell check when I am carping on Cap'n Starkers obsessive compulsiveness?


Aye, there be nought wrong wiv yer speeling, Doc... us all knowed wot ye meant, but that thar Jafo, well 'e be just nit pickin' cos 'e were university edjurcated an' a dicshunary bashin' bully.

Yup, he 'aves a bit of a mean streak, that 'un! I mean, instead o' saying summat like 'several species of small furry animals gathered together in yer PC and grooving with a pict', that thar Jafo comes up wiv some religuss murderation o' poor innercent lil 'amsters n' mouses n' tha like.

Oh, an' it's not obsessive compulsiveness... wot I 'aves is anti-disorder disorder.
on Aug 27, 2008
twice now I've had this loud screaming sound (can't be sure if it's coming from the speakers or my PC, could be both) which lasts about 10 - 15 seconds.


Not to be to simple here but if you mean you're not sure if it's coming from the speakers or within the tower.... shut the speakers off quick next time you hear it?
on Aug 28, 2008

Not to be to simple here but if you mean you're not sure if it's coming from the speakers or within the tower.... shut the speakers off quick next time you hear it?

First time I was caught by surprise and thought "wtf"... was sorta like a surround 'wall' of sound so was hard to discern the point of origin.

Second time I just wasn't quick enough and it stopped before I could.

Third time, presuming there is a third time, I plan to do exactly that.

Fourth time... hopefully there isn't a fourth episode and I've eliminated the cause.

Anyhow, so far so good since making the adjustments to my sound card and subby.

on Aug 28, 2008
Third time, presuming there is a third time, I plan to do exactly that.

Don't bother Pop....that's not how bios' work. If the computer was up and running, it's your sound system.
on Aug 28, 2008
I have heard strange noises coming from my speakers when i place my cell phone on my desk. If I move it farther away it doesn't happen. Just keep it in mind


that's the signal comming throu, you can even listen those rare sounds in any speaker near your cell
on Aug 28, 2008
Don't bother Pop....that's not how bios' work. If the computer was up and running, it's your sound system.


That's a relief... that it's not something major cocking up inside my rig. None of it is that old and I didn't wanna be up for repairs, long waits on warranty replacements, etc.

Thing is, the sudden screeching caught me by surprise because the PC, sound card settings and speaker system had been set up that way for months and previously had never produced something sounding like an irate mother-in-law berating her daughter's other/worst half.

Never actually been on the receiving end of that, but now I know what to expect.
on Aug 30, 2008
Dammit! The screech came back again - not as loud or for as long - but an annoyance nonetheless. I have been able to ascertain that it is definitely coming from the speakers, but why I don't know. I readjusted all the settings on the sound card to default and one by one increased them ever so slightly, the Windows sound level is turned down to 70 and the bass control on the subby is only at 25%.

I have the most recent drivers and software apps for my X-Fi soundcard, so I'm wondering if there may be a hardware issue with the card. My tower got a slight bump while I was vacuum cleaning one day, so perhaps I need to ensure the card is seated in the PCI slot correctly, and the ribbon connector to the front panel is secured properly.

Other than that, any ideas, anyone???
on Aug 30, 2008
You're the problem that keeps on given....  


Un-install ALchemy.

What motherboard is in this?

Vista?

Define "bump".
on Aug 30, 2008
You're the problem that keeps on given....


I resemble that.

Besides, Jafo manages more cock-ups than me, So I'm only a minor irritant in comparison.

Un-install ALchemy.


I don't have Alchemy installed... not much of a gamer so never really needed it.

What motherboard is in this?


Gigabyte S-Series GA-MA770-DS3/S3

CPU: AMD Athlon 64x2 6400 Black Edition.

Vista?


Yup, Vista Ultimate SP1

Define "bump".


The feet of the tower only just fit on the shelf... when the vacuum pipe slightly bumped the tower it dropped about a half inch (feet came off the edge) and landed with a bit of a thud cos its a heavy SOB. I wouldn't have thought that would have any harm, but who knows so I'll open her up in the morning and make sure everything is seated/connected as it should be.

Hopefully I won't find any of those creatures Jafo was on about.