Question crackling sound in notebook

Dec 5, 2020
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i got a new asus strix g17, and i added 2 ssds ( adata sx8200pro ) and changed the original memory with 2 ram stick 16gb each, hyperx impact with xmp at 2933mhz, (does the xpm influence somehow, in bios i don't have any options regarded xmp) as far as i understeand the intel i7 10750h can't handle more than 2933 mhz, altough the original ram was at 3200 (samsung) . after i did this now i have a crackling sound , hard to explain the sound :), something like the old hdds sound when they work, and the sound is getting a little louder when i move the mouse, or scroll, even when i use the touch pad. The sound comes from the area where the heat pipes are, i disabled the speakers, then the fans, but still it has the sound, so is not from them. I tried with linux too , tought was a windows problem, but same thing. I tried putting back the original ram, removing the new ssd, nothing. the laptop works fine, no crashes , or anything to show any incompatibilities with the new hardware. As far as i undesteand from asus, and from the model website the max amount of ram is 32. Don't know why i use 32gb , is kinda an overkill but hey, why not :p . Any ideas ? ps : my english i kinda bad , so i hope you understand what i wrote , feel free to corect my english I don't mind :)
 

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I think the crackling noise might be the power delivery on your motherboard(for the laptop). I could be wrong, if the noise is coming from the speakers then the issue can be with the drivers.

If the noise is coming from around the heatpipes, then I think it's a good idea to stop working on the laptop and disassemble the unit to locate the area of where the sound is coming from, it could be that a stray cable from the fan is causing the issue or the cooling fan is brushing up against the chassis.

^ Yes, too many speculations.

I also think you went overboard with the 32GB's of ram.
 
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Since i unplugged the speakers , and then unplugged one by one the fans, and the sound is still there, and i unplugged the batery too, and when i plugged it back it made that sound, wright then. there are no wires around the pipes, if is possible i can send a pic to see how it looks
 
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i just did a small test on the ssd , with the ssd toolbox from adata, and the whole time that the test was going, it had that constant sound, like it was a hdd working. after it stoped the sound was still there, but when is not doing anything it only sound interupted. another thing that a saw is that even when i type it sounds , at every touch of a key it makes the sound. if i keep a key pressed , the sound is continouns as long as the key is pressed
i made a small recordig with my phone, but don't know if i can post it here
 
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Hey , got the same problem, old hdd-like sound, but at very low volume. I have a Ideapad GAMING with the same cpu ( i7 10750h ) The sound only dissapears when i am running the laptop in balanced power mode and the cpu speed drops below 2 Ghz. In Best Performence mode the sound is almost always present , it dissapears only when i get the cpu at 100% ultilization, like when i render something.
 
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I sended the laptop to asus, now i'm waiting to see what they say, they were hearing something too, and they ordered another mb to see if there is any difference
 
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Is it possible that tha RAM could have made the mb to sound like that, becouse of the new ram that has xmp? in bios i don't have any option to enable xmp. i managed to figure out where the sound was comming from, so i sended the laptop. It was from the area where thea heatpipes were covering the procesor and videocard. and the ssd that i added is Adata SX8200 PRO 1TB M2 2280 PCIe Gen3 x4 . is it possible that the ssd is not combatible ?
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