neufuse, on 11 September 2012 - 14:27, said:
Bad grounding on your power supply / bad or no ground on your wall outlet? I've seen issues like that occur when this was the issue... or a lot of noise on your electical line (thats why they have isolated grounds for equipment)
try taking it to someone elses house and see if you get the same noise, if so, it is probably an electical issue in the house causing it
I leave for work in a few minutes. I'll try taking it over there.
Shane Nokes, on 11 September 2012 - 14:41, said:
So 3 questions.
What PSU & Motherboard do you have?
Have you tried to see if it's coming from the same spot on the motherboard as the BIOS beeps? Usually the buzz is coming from that speaker.
Mobo and PSU should be in sig specs. EX58 UD3R and...I can't remember the name of the PSU. Doesn't happen with onboard sound. Well, I can still hear it inside of the PC Case / Mobo, but it doesn't travel through my old speakers. It's only really noticeable with the new speakers via external firewire soundcard. (But I've had the sound card for years and it works fine on my laptop). If it's coming from the mobo speaker, can I just disable the speaker somehow?
Osiris, on 11 September 2012 - 14:47, said:
Dial up sounds ah memories. Maybe your motherboard is just feeling nostalgic
Sorry couldnt help, ill depart so that others can continue to offer help.
Haha. The good old days...
LiquidCrystalMeth, on 11 September 2012 - 14:48, said:
If you hear it handshake like a modem and then ask "Would you like to play a game", i would be worried
Ive had a machine do that, and it was, for me, line noise and its effect on the power supply and on to the motherboard, in the end i put in a surge/noise filtering powerboard
Man, just looked into noise filtering power strips aren't exactly cheap! But I Actually have one already and it doesn't help. Should I plug the PC into it or the Speakers? With the PC plugged in, it made no difference.
Vambo, on 11 September 2012 - 14:48, said:
It sounds like a ground loop. Had a friend with the same problem, every time he moved the mouse it was making a "zipping" noise.
He ended up putting passive DI boxes in line with the speakers and using the ground lift to eliminate the noise.
Yeah... That might be an option, but I'd like to eliminate the problem at the source so I don't have to worry about it traveling through the speakers to begin with.