Question Random power up and power down sound.

Sep 7, 2021
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Hi there,
I've noticed that my computar has been doing the same noise it makes when it starts up and when it shuts down randomly, be it while idle or playing heavy games like tarkov or a simple idle game but without shutting down or having a significant performance hit, but it still scares me that ir could be damaging my hardware.

Does anyone have any idea what this could be?

Thanks in advance
 

Lutfij

Titan
Moderator
Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

Could you locate the source of the noise? If describing it is tough for you, you can use your phone to record a video with audio to show us what you're experiencing. I'd try and use an A4 sheet of paper, roll it into a cylinder and hold one end on your ear while the other end is used to probe for the source of the sound.

Also, would be helpful if you included the specs to your build. Please list them like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:
OS:
 
Sep 7, 2021
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CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8100 CPU @ 3.60GHz 3.60 GHzi3-8100
Motherboard:Asrock H310CM-HG4 DDR4 Socket LGA1151 Chipset Intel H310
Ram:2x8GB DDR4
SSD/HDD:1xSSD120GB Kingston, 1xSSD240GB Kingston, 1xHDD1TB
GPU: Radeon RX 580 4GB Gigabyte Windforce RGB
PSU:KCAS-600W
Chassis: Magpie 2
OS: Windows 10

Sound apears to be coming either from the motherboard or PSU, and the cpu is liquid cooled.

The computer always did these noises on startup and shut down, but 2 days ago it started doing it randomly.

The startup sound is a electrical revv up and the shut down is a clunk.

 

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