2x2gb Patriot 'Sector 5' PC3-10666 RAM
Corsair Fatality 550w psu
C300 64gb SSD
MSI SATA DVD
Windows XP Pro
I've just set this pc up and it sounds like I have a 74gb Raptor defragging. It is silent at boot until about 2 seconds into the Windows load progress screen. It is also silent if I start running certain apps like AS SSD, or for a half second or so as I start Office apps. Installing programs will cause momentary pauses in this sound. I've isolated it to be the motherboard - I've checked all the other components and all the fans and it is definitely the motherboard.
I read about similar issues with other motherboards with high pitched noise or 'squeezing' sounds that were fixed with BIOS updates. My board came with the 5/21/2010 BIOS and I tried downgrading to the 4/1/2010 BIOS to no avail. Is there a specific tweak within the BIOS to try?
Is there any solution to this, or should I return the board?
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USB devices seem to trigger a sound that emanates from the CPU area. In this video pressing a button on a USB keyboard triggers a buzzing noise, however a similar thing occurs with a mouse where scrolling causes a scratching/HDD seeking sound.