Help. I get a high pitched sound when I turn it on

  robspc 14:31 04 Jan 2008

Help. I get a high pitched sound after I turn on my newly built PC!?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:38 04 Jan 2008

you need to isolate whee the sound is comming from, use a rolled up newspaper to act as a sethoscope.

try CPU fan, Hard drive, fan on video card if fitted, for starters.

  robspc 14:39 04 Jan 2008

OK here are the specs:

Thermaltake LANBOX Lite VF6000BWS Black Gaming Cube
ColorsIT 550Watt Gold Silent 120mm PSU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+ AM2 - Retail with Fan
AOpen 20x IDE PATA Dual Layer DVD-Rewritable Black, OEM
Value nVidia GeForce 8800GT 512MB DDR3 Dual DVI/TV Out PCI-E,
Hitachi Deskstar 7K160 160GB 7200RPM SATAII 8MB Cache OEM
Asus M2A-VM HDMI Video/Snd Socket AM2 Motherboard
Corsair ValueSelect 2GB DDR2 (2x1024MB) PC5300 Dual Channel Kit

  keef66 14:57 04 Jan 2008

is it a single beep or a continuous noise? Does the pc start up despite the noise? Anything on the screen? Any lights flash on the keyboard or case front?

  Ganymede 15:14 04 Jan 2008

I would suspect the power supply. Either its defective, not powerful enough for the load its having to supply or its old and tired.

  [email protected] 15:27 04 Jan 2008

your graphics card screeches if it is low on power and draining system.

  TomLinny 15:34 04 Jan 2008

Change the position of your Ram. Just to double check they are in the primary sockets.

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