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as I said above nothing in this house is wireless, and the box is far away from the phoneline so its not attached, and as I say I had and still have no say in our provider for anything, and the person in charge doesn't care.

also I disconnected the speakers when it started doing it again but instead it just came through the tower units puny built in speaker.

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Ok...that's weird as shit.

How long has it been doing this? Did anything change beforehand, like new hardware, or moving the PC to a different spot?

I guess next time it happens, try unplugging the network cable...maybe it is coming in through your ISP's line.

If the speakers were still powered on but stopped making the sound when disconnected from the computer then it;s probably not coming up the power line, so a new surge protector probably won;t help.

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ok, here is how you fix all your comp problems...

step one, get a flame thrower
step two, forge a =][= symbol
step three, burn down the comp, speakers, room its in, and the house while screaming something along the lines of "i shall banish you back to the warp foul daemon"
step four, show the local police your =][= badge and they should leave you alone

it sounds like its coming from your internet, if you can unplug the small speaker in your tower, this isnt really needed anyway other than to listen to the fun sounds as a comp dials up to the net. then unplug your speakers unless you need them for games or such. also if you are using a phone modem make sure it has one of the filters on it that keeps odd signals from getting to your comp, these plug into the phone cord from the wall.
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Actually, the PC speaker is an important diagnostic tool. I've had more than one occasion where I've had to count the beeps to tell whether my computer was suffering a processor failure or a motherboard issue when it refused to boot.

Disconnecting it isn't a good idea and wouldn't solve the problem since the sounds come in over the main speakers when they're plugged in.

If you unplug the network cable and the sounds stop it probably is some problem with your ISP, or maybe the municipal phone lines and calling them would be the next thing to do

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o... my comp never beeps anyway, i just forgot about that part. it came that way, i didnt play with the speaker (that i know of)
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Actually, the PC speaker is an important diagnostic tool. I've had more than one occasion where I've had to count the beeps to tell whether my computer was suffering a processor failure or a motherboard issue when it refused to boot.

Disconnecting it isn't a good idea and wouldn't solve the problem since the sounds come in over the main speakers when they're plugged in.

If you unplug the network cable and the sounds stop it probably is some problem with your ISP, or maybe the municipal phone lines and calling them would be the next thing to do
Yeah. Still, I for one am too lazy to plug mine in. Well, that and the fact that i'm considering dicking about and making a silent diag system instead. LEDs instead of the speaker, for silent troubleshooting. Will still give the same diagnostics.
It's sky, so it's an ADSL (Phone) connection. You might want to look at trying a different microfilter in place of the one you (should!) have connected.


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Some motherboards come with a diagnostic LED set, I know my last MSI board did, it was kinda neat, but required me to get on all fours and crawl behind the computer to figure out the problem versus just hearing the beeps

In any event, a new line filter might do the trick here, if it is coming in over the DSL line.
Remember, the filters go on all your analogue devices (phones, dialup modems, fax machines, etc) not on the line to the ADSL modem.

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Its the 10 year old speakers like galahad said. Things wear out it just happens i have some 6 year old ones and they pick up faint static now and again. i really need new ones but everytime im about to spring on some surround sound my car breaks or i want more warhammer.

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Some motherboards come with a diagnostic LED set, I know my last MSI board did, it was kinda neat, but required me to get on all fours and crawl behind the computer to figure out the problem versus just hearing the beeps

In any event, a new line filter might do the trick here, if it is coming in over the DSL line
Some come with them. Those that don't mean I get to play with all wirey gubbins and my soldering iron. I can't help it. I have the hacker mindset. I see perfectly functional technology, and instantly think "Sure, it works perfectly well, but 1) I want to know how and 2) I want to make it better/cooler/flashier 'cause I can"
Besides, if you didn't externally mount it to one of the floppy drive ports, you're not doing it right. ;)

Hell, I'm considering using a mini-fridge and an old 2.4GHz Celeron rig in a glycerine-jelly cooling/overclocking experiment for no reason other than "Well, it's just sitting there doing nothing..."

Sometimes, I think this part of the forum could do with a hardware subsection, but then again, more sections = More to go wrong.


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Ok...that's weird as shit.

How long has it been doing this? Did anything change beforehand, like new hardware, or moving the PC to a different spot?
been going on for a few months now, can't remember the exact amount, but it wasn't so bad in the early stages, but it just keeps getting worse, especially before 12pm and after 9pm for some reason, those are the worst time periods.

the only thing that has changed since then was installing a homeworld 2 demo, but it was happening before then, and thats it.
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Its the 10 year old speakers like galahad said. Things wear out it just happens i have some 6 year old ones and they pick up faint static now and again. i really need new ones but everytime im about to spring on some surround sound my car breaks or i want more warhammer.
if it was just the speakers I could understand, but how can it be just them when the computers built in one picks it up too, and thats not 10+ years old

and I do have filters on my line, well as a matter of fact I had to use 2, its the only way it works, if I only use 1 I can't connect to the internet and both house phones die, and if I use none I can't connect to the net but the phones work


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