computer speaker making strange sounds

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I'm not sure if this is hardware or windoze causing this, but my computer's internal speaker (the one that beeps once during boot) is emmiting random noises every now and then. I have no idea what is causing this.

I have done a virus and spyware scan.

If anyone has any ideas please let me know.
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don't know rj. I think it's a hardware question right now.

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Those are bios error codes. Somewhere you have some hardware failing or some time of problem. The sequence of the code is important. i.e., 3 short beeps, one long, etc. It can be looked up to identify what the code means, but to do so we need to know the BIOS manufacture.

This is usually the first thing that appears when you boot your computer.
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atno, my computer boots fine, and works fine. However, while windows is running it makes those noises. It continues to work but they worry me. I don't think the speaker is supposed to be doing that.
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Some times when a key on the keyboard is stuck it will continue to make a beep noise becides that there is nothing i could think of.
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Might be helpful then if you could try to give a bit more specific description of the sound.
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a relatively low pitched beep with a buzz sound, and after that random buzz/beeping sounds for a few seconds.

It happens a lot some days and not at all others. It did it heaps yesterday but today my computer has been quiet as a mouse.
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Are you positive that its coming from the speaker?

Some modems have speakers on them.

Just a thought.
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i don't have a modem - I connect to the inernet through cable.
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What kinda motherboard do you have? The system sometimes can make noises through the various processes it makes routinely. Does it come in intervals of 5 minutes, 10 mnutes??? Or is it totally random? It could also be a microphone, or just a falty hook-up. If all else fails, just disable the speaker if it's that annoying...
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I have a gygabite motherboard but I think I figured out what the problem is

I don't know why exactly but this program I was running called "Prime95" was producing them. Prime95 runs in the background checking numbers for primality.

I don't think it was meant to do this, I have emailed the guy who wrote it.
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I have the exact same problem, my computer is doing that sound too, i formatted the hardrive thinking that a program was making it but i was wrong. Help?
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I thought it was prime95, but disabling prime95 only delayed the problem.

It turned out that my computer had become completely clogged with dust, which was trapping heat. The sound was my motherboard's overheating alarm. Cleaning out the dust solved the problem.
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Yeah, your computer was just crying at you. That's sad :cry: .
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I hope you don't have any children.
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Finally figured out why little billy was screaming. He just hadn't eaten in four days, but we fed him and he's not screaming anymore.
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I don't know if this is the same, but my computer keeps making like...a "punching sound." I closed out of all my programs and did spyware cleaning and virus scans, but it still makes the same sound. It makes two sounds every 6 seconds. And rarely it makes a very quick two sounds and only one sound. It's scaring me. :cry:
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it could be a problem with power supply...

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