#1
Whenever my computer is busy (opening a webpage or loading a video), I notice that there is a buzzing sound coming from my stereo speakers. What could be the cause of this?
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#2
It's what your antivirus program does when you watch porn or other illegal web content.

use a proxy.

Edit: Seriously, the only thing I can think of is your hard drive or cooling fans causing some kind of interference
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#3
No, the stereo isn't connected to the computer at all, its like theres some sort of RF interference from the computer. It makes this buzzing sound whenever anything is loading, not just porn or illegal web content.
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#4
It has happened with every computer I have.
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#5
What if I wrapped my computer with aluminum foil, would that help?
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What if I wrapped my computer with aluminum foil, would that help?


Good thinking.

What position are the speakers relative to the computer and the monitor, also do you have an LCD or a CRT?

ed: I was joking about the porn thing btw
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#8
Turn them off

I'm listening to the radio though.

The speakers are to either side of my computer.
I have an LCD, but I've already tried turning it off and that didn't work.
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#9
Try moving the speakers around, see how far you have to go before it stops making the noise.
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#10
Im guessing that the computer and the stereo are plugged into the same power strip/sockets?

Try changing that.
#11
Moving the speakers didn't work

They are plugged into the same power strip, but I noticed that there is only noise when I'm doing something on the internet. If I'm using a program on my computer it doesn't make the noise.
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What if I wrapped my computer with aluminum foil, would that help?

and lots of strong powerful magnets...

what type of internet connection do you have?
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#13
my guess: do u have one of those internet trough electricity cable thingies? I have it and on certain plugs my guitar amp makes noise if I have internet trafic



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#14
Ya I have one of those powerline adapters, but it only started doing this yesterday, its never been a problem before.
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Or, you've got wireless disruption thats transferred to your speakers cause of your connection, bro.
#16
Quote by Endless Mike
Moving the speakers didn't work

They are plugged into the same power strip, but I noticed that there is only noise when I'm doing something on the internet. If I'm using a program on my computer it doesn't make the noise.


Do you have a modem or other internet device plugged into the same power strip?

From my limited electronics knowledge, If one device plugged into a power strip draws more current than it usually does, the sudden current spike can cause interference in other devices, usually a crackle or a pop or such other.

I get a pop on my radio when I turn my amp on because it draws a larger amount of current when it powers up.

Maybe the router or modem is causing something similar. Though I don't think a router would operate on a high enough voltage to cause any RF.

Hmm

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Do you have a modem or other internet device plugged into the same power strip?

From my limited electronics knowledge, If one device plugged into a power strip draws more current than it usually does, the sudden current spike can cause interference in other devices, usually a crackle or a pop or such other.

I get a pop on my radio when I turn my amp on because it draws a larger amount of current when it powers up.

Maybe the router or modem is causing something similar. Though I don't think a router would operate on a high enough voltage to cause any RF.

Hmm

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#18
The Modem and router are in another room and the internet cord goes into a powerline bridge(internet through the wall socket) and comes out in my room where the powerstrip is also connected.

Here's whats plugged into the powerstrip:
CPU
Monitor
Computer Speakers
Stereo
xm radio(that was the first thing I unplugged to try to figure it out but it didn't work)
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#19
Then it is ghosts.

Seriously though, can you take a video on your phone and load it on youtube, just so we can see for ourselves exactly what is happening?

That would be cool.
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#20
I don't have any way of getting video from my phone to the computer.

I guess I'll try moving the powerline bridge to a different outlet.
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#21
Quote by Endless Mike
The Modem and router are in another room and the internet cord goes into a powerline bridge(internet through the wall socket) and comes out in my room where the powerstrip is also connected.

Here's whats plugged into the powerstrip:
CPU
Monitor
Computer Speakers
Stereo
xm radio(that was the first thing I unplugged to try to figure it out but it didn't work)



Point ? Every wireless device is capable of feeding off static discharge because of the free area it travels and possibility of disruption.
It's probably being interfered with somehow in the other room.
#22
Sounds like I'm boned, thanks for the help anyways... I'm goin to bed.
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#23
I just realised my speakers do this too, just really quietly and I can only tell if I'm using earphones. What an incredibly minor brick-shitting moment. I shat rubble or legos or something similar.
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#24
I got the same prob TS, well similar. my speakers buzz when I scroll down a page on UG at some points it buzzes and others it doesn't, ant it will do it on exactly the same part of the page every time. Because my speakers are built into my monitor I just put it down to interference between the two signals
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#25
if you have a wireless router connected to your computer, it interferes with the speakers and makes a buzzing or clicking noise through the speakers, so you could point the aerial away from the speaker or turn the wireless part of the router off