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    Hey guys

    About 2 weeks i purchared the Zoostorm Core i7-920 Gaming PC which comes with Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5. These last few days the mobo is making this really high pitch noise and after a while it makes even stranger noise like a weird lamp is about to pop. Kinda sounds like static noise. I could record the bloody thing to show.

    Im really worried since the sounds dont seem to be natural im sure. I updated the bios to F3 and its still the same. Is anyone else experiencing the same problems?

    thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 really weird noises coming from it

    Try F4N posted in the BIOS sticky and see if that helps. Also uninstall DES

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    you have a noisy choke.

    its kinda hard to fix because its encased in plastic but you can take it apart so its outside a case. assemble outside run it as it is inside the case and press each choke till you find the noisy one.

    Either way with them being incapsulated you still have to RMA the board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_Kay View Post
    you have a noisy choke.

    its kinda hard to fix because its encased in plastic but you can take it apart so its outside a case. assemble outside run it as it is inside the case and press each choke till you find the noisy one.

    Either way with them being incapsulated you still have to RMA the board.
    Like lee kay says, often it is a choke on the motherboard or even the graphics card, making often what sounds like a high pitched "buzz" that will vary in pitch depending on the load going through it. In the past i've used an epoxy resin or varnish on the "Open type" and that has effectively locked the winding and stopped it resonating against the ferrite core. The new Chokes are partially or fully incapsulated and it seems the partially incapsulated ones can still make a considerable noise, but are even harder to rectify (because they are partially closed in and locking them is not really viable). The fully enclosed type still manage to emit some noise if the winding is loose - ish.

    Either which way it's not technically a problem but more of an audible nuisance to you - the user.

    * I did start to write the method I use to check for where the noise is specifically coming from, as I have done in the workshop over a number of years, but decided it might not be a good idea to post it. I don't want anyone injuring themselves or damaging their boards in the test process.
    If anyone really wants to check exactly what is causing the noise, whilst the board is in situe (ie whilst in the case), I'm happy to give instruction through PM, but it'll be at your own risk.

    Edit:-
    Can you hear the noise As loudly from the Power supply exhaust fan? - Indicating it could be a noisy Choke/Transformer in the power supply?
    Last edited by VorLonUK; 12-17-2008 at 02:35 AM.
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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD5 really weird noises coming from it

    Hey guys

    Thanks for the reply to all. I sent an email to the gigabyte guys and they replyed with.

    Answer : Hi,

    No definite answers for you Im afraid. It's one of those cases that would need to be physically checked.

    Please return to your dealer for 2nd opinion or RMA. Sorry for any inconvenience.
    I used a mic to see where the noise was coming from and looks like its coming from both the mobo and the powersupply. Dont get me wrong, im not being picky at all, its bloody laugh the thig. Im about 1.5m way from the case and i can hear it when it starts. I contacted Zoostorm and the guys said that they need to see the unit also.

    @VorLonUK Yeah, its louder than the fan's around it. Its strange because the noise comes and guys which is really confusing to me anyway.

    I will let you guys know the progress.

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    hi,

    i've got this motherboard and the same problem ( both noise of motherboard and power supply ( corsair HX 620))

    i've try to update firmware to F4r but noise are always here ( a bit different ), i don't know what to do ...

    it sound like this :
    Hear the sound
    Last edited by bgnt44; 12-19-2008 at 06:16 PM.

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    Hi

    I've also got the same problem with my UD5 (and also have the HX-620 PSU), but the noise from mine seems to be more noticeable when when the hard drives are under load or when I move the mouse (??) ... interesting thing is when the machine is being stressed (i.e. Prime95), the noise seems to dissapear ...

    I've tried various BIOS revisions from F2 - F4n, but no change.

    There seems to be a fair few people around the place who have a similar issue - is this normal for these boards?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by las View Post
    Hi

    I've also got the same problem with my UD5 (and also have the HX-620 PSU), but the noise from mine seems to be more noticeable when when the hard drives are under load or when I move the mouse (??) ... interesting thing is when the machine is being stressed (i.e. Prime95), the noise seems to dissapear ...

    I've tried various BIOS revisions from F2 - F4n, but no change.

    There seems to be a fair few people around the place who have a similar issue - is this normal for these boards?

    Thanks
    If it's a squeal, buzz, high pitched noise it could easily be a choke or transformer (in the case of the PSU), on the Motherboard or Graphics card.

    http://forums.tweaktown.com/f69/ga-e...96/#post275026

    often it is a choke on the motherboard or even the graphics card, making often what sounds like a high pitched "buzz" that will vary in pitch depending on the load going through it.
    Load will always vary and may even be more noticeable (audio wise) when using new technologies such as DES.
    A choke that resonates is normal, but a choke that hasn't be tightly wound (enough) or locked with Varnish/Expoxy etc, is just plain annoying as it will make a noise when a certain set of circumstances coincide.

    My Graphics card does it at one point on 3dmark Vantage and I've had a number of motherboards that would do it too.
    Last edited by VorLonUK; 12-19-2008 at 07:32 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by las View Post
    Hi

    I've also got the same problem with my UD5 (and also have the HX-620 PSU), but the noise from mine seems to be more noticeable when when the hard drives are under load or when I move the mouse (??) ... interesting thing is when the machine is being stressed (i.e. Prime95), the noise seems to dissapear ...

    I've tried various BIOS revisions from F2 - F4n, but no change.

    There seems to be a fair few people around the place who have a similar issue - is this normal for these boards?

    Thanks
    i've notice that when i update the bios, the noise stop until i reboot and it may be a bit different with different bios version (but still present)
    .
    update sound
    it sound like this :
    Hear the sound
    Last edited by bgnt44; 12-19-2008 at 06:12 PM.

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    From the Audio clip it does sound like a choke resonating/"ringing" on its core. Although that could be from the Motherboard, PSU or even Graphics card on depending what you are doing.
    Changing the bios version would simply be a Red Herring or if the bios did alter say the way DES worked, would only put off the noise until another "Profile" was met.

    You can't stop this from happening, except maybe with another example of the board and then that may do it when another Profile is met.

    The load (current) through a Choke varies depending on what you do with your PC.
    For instance when you boot up the CPU isn't seeing any Power Saving features. Once in windows power saving features (C1) are always working even if you've disabled the Extended versions of those features in the bios. This means the Current through the CPU VRM is constantly changing and it's when a specific set of circumstances are met, that a choke that is wound ever so slightly loose (on it's core) will "Ring" in sympathy. That is why the sound is sort of fleeting.
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