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Old 02-23-10, 07:56 AM   #8
Inge Jones
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Default Re: Geforce GTS 250 under load causes beeps/squeals from speakers

Sorry for reviving such an old thread, but this is directly related, I believe.

I have a GTS250, as part of my new PC received about 2 weeks ago. I get varying tones of "squeal" while playing video games (I play The Sims 3, EA Create-a-world, CitiesXL) that I can pretty much play a tune with simply by tilting my view. It sounds approximately like the old Rolf Harris "Stylophone" and comes through speakers, headphones, and even via an external USB sound adaptor that I tried to rule out problems with the sound card.

The squeal continues even with the sound muted in software - but of course stops if I physically unplug or disempower the speakers. The sound is loud enough to interfere with concentration on the game, and I do need the sound enabled during play as it is part of it!

I am very confused now as to whether to bother buying a different graphics card, or whether some other component could be the mediator of this problem.

CPU: Intel® Core 2 Quad Q8300
CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper TX3
Mbd: Asus P5P43TD (Intel P43 chipset, 4x DDR3, PCI-E 2.0)
Memory: 4GB DDR3 1333mhz (2x 2GB)
Hard Drives: 500GB S-ATAII 3.0Gb/s
Optical Drive: 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1GB
Sound card: Onboard 7.1 Audio
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
PSU: 700W EZCool Tornado
Case: Antec Three Hundred
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