Question Weird sound coming from computer when moving mouse/dragging youtube videos.

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So i just recently found out this very strange issue, where if i move my mouse, my pc makes this weird static sound. The sound also randomly pops up when idle, and when i'm watching videos/dragging a video time to a place where it hasn't buffered. I've tried to move the mouse to different USB ports, both the case and motherboard ports, and it still makes the sound.

View: https://imgur.com/gallery/a1yJRby
here is a link to the sound. Someone please help! I'm worried that his could cause an issue with my hardware.
 

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This is called a coil whine, and the most likely component to make this sound is the graphics card.

I can't see it clearly in the video, but I assume you don't use any PSU cable extensions or adapters, do you? Those can cause this issue as well.

You can read about coil whine here:

Unfortunately as the article says, there's no fix for a graphics card making this noise other than replacing it.
It's not likely to break for this reason, though - my old R9-290X card did this for 3 years before I replaced it, since then it's used by a friend of mine, still going strong. He bought a silenced PC case to "fix" it, now it can't be heard unless the room is completely silent at night.
 
Jan 6, 2020
22
1
15
0
This is called a coil whine, and the most likely component to make this sound is the graphics card.

I can't see it clearly in the video, but I assume you don't use any PSU cable extensions or adapters, do you? Those can cause this issue as well.

You can read about coil whine here:

Unfortunately as the article says, there's no fix for a graphics card making this noise other than replacing it.
It's not likely to break for this reason, though - my old R9-290X card did this for 3 years before I replaced it, since then it's used by a friend of mine, still going strong. He bought a silenced PC case to "fix" it, now it can't be heard unless the room is completely silent at night.
Hey. I've actually narrowed it down to it being my motherboard. I took a piece of paper and rolled it into a tube, and it is definitely coming from the motherboard. It is really obvious when i booted into bios, as the noise was more prominent and louder. Is it normal for a motherboard to coil whine when idle?
 

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