|Well I seem to have narrowed it down to 3d intensive programs. I ran dxdiag and ran the "test direct 3d" button. Each time the little direct x spinning cube came on the screen, the high pitched chirping from the motherboard/cpu area started. When the test finished, the chirping stopped.|
Its defintely coming from the CPU area of the motherboard, not the power supply, video card, hard drive, nor any fans. Of that I'm positive. I can't think of why the cpu itself would make this noise, perhaps one of the little voltage things, transistors, the ones with the little copper wires wrapped around them. I don't know. If any one has ever heard of this and has a solution I'd appreciate it.
The weird thing is that I don't remember ever hearing this before and I've had this system for over a year and have had the case cover off before.
As I said, my main concern is not that this is just an annoyance but a sign that something bad is happening to the board.
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