PC sound effects
March 21, 2007 2:05 PM Subscribe
How do I stop two PCs from turning themselves into a very annoying musical instrument?
posted by twine42 to computers & internet (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We have two PCs in our study at home. Recently they both got upgraded after one got too hot and fried.
Both machines are slightly louder than I'd like, but I'll deal with that. The problems start when both machines are switched on at the same time.
Within a few seconds of the second machine powering up, there's a deep droning pulse starts with a frequency of about 1.5 seconds. My wife can barely hear it, but it's driving me mad.
I've tried killing various fans on the two machines but it doesn't affect the noise. Realistically, what are my options for killing this noise?
Both got upgraded with identical cases and Zalman CPU fans, twin front 80mm fans, single back 80mm fan. Otherwise, they're different, from the drives to the motherboards boards.