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iamnoob
31-08-2006, 12:54 PM
Hi there. My computer is making this annoying siren noise. It only seems to go off when I turn on World of Warcraft. When I exit out of the game, the siren noise stops. Does anybody know what the problem could be?

I have 3 fans in my comp and they all are working.

Greg
31-08-2006, 01:03 PM
Is the sound coming from your computer box speaker, or external speakers?

Have you double-checked your sound settings within the game? Eg, are you using the defaults? Is this a new thing or has it always been a problem since you installed the game?

iamnoob
31-08-2006, 01:20 PM
The sound is coming from my computer.

It's a relatively new problem. It happened a couple weeks ago, but after I restarted my computer, the siren noise stopped and didn't go off again until today. I didn't mess with any of my game settings and didn't install any new addons.

The sound seems like its coming from my CD drive, which is really weird 'cause I didnt even use it for over a month.

iamnoob
31-08-2006, 01:36 PM
And the game works perfectly fine when the siren noise comes on. My computer in general runs just as it should when the noise comes on.

FoxyMX
31-08-2006, 01:49 PM
The sound seems like its coming from my CD drive, which is really weird 'cause I didnt even use it for over a month.
Try disconnecting the CD drive and see if the noise still happens.

The other thing I can think of is that it may be a temperature alarm warning. Check your temperatures and the maximum temperature that the alarm monitor triggers at in the motherboard's utilities.

Greg
31-08-2006, 02:26 PM
Try disconnecting the CD drive and see if the noise still happens.

The other thing I can think of is that it may be a temperature alarm warning. Check your temperatures and the maximum temperature that the alarm monitor triggers at in the motherboard's utilities.Yeah that's great first step advice.

Check your temperature settings in the BIOS (hold the Del key while booting).

To try Foxy's suggestion simply remove either the IDE cable or power cable from the CD drive inside the case, temporarily. Be aware of the usual safety precautions - have the power turned off at the wall.

pctek
31-08-2006, 05:16 PM
Siren? High-Low sort of noise? CPU overheat.
Have you overclocked?

Graham L
31-08-2006, 06:01 PM
It happens when you start a war game?

Surely it's "just" an air raid warning. Civil Defence advice: "Sit under a table with your head between your legs and kiss your .... goodbye". :eek:


It's more likely to be an over-temperature warning than anything else. ;) That needs attention.

GrahamT
31-08-2006, 06:15 PM
or its an advance warning of the cops coming to check your system for illegally downloaded movies & kiddie porn

The_End_Of_Reality
31-08-2006, 07:18 PM
I get that too, running FEAR especially, a few mins into the game it starts, I have 2 screens so I watch the temps and fan speeds and that is the little 40cm chipset fan winding up to 7000rpm that causes mine.

What fans are they? (size and position)

Perhapps your case could do with a clean out of all the dust.

Oh, GrahamT, illegally downloaded movies is fine to say, but kiddie porn, that is just a little over the top and really not necessary not to mention childish :groan:

Oh again :p welcome to PressF1 iamnoob :)

Pete O'Neil
01-09-2006, 11:48 AM
Oh, GrahamT, illegally downloaded movies is fine to say, but kiddie porn, that is just a little over the top and really not necessary not to mention childish :groan:
Dude! learn to have a joke :rolleyes:

The_End_Of_Reality
01-09-2006, 03:30 PM
Dude! learn to have a joke :rolleyes: I know how to have a joke, but this is a new member and I think we should welcome new members so that they come back, it is fine for members who are regulars, but new... I just don't think so, that is all

Renmoo
02-09-2006, 09:41 PM
Dude! learn to have a joke :rolleyes:
Hey Pete. This is the consequence of us playing jokes on a new member:

http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=70628

Cheers :)

sneakyplatypus
20-01-2009, 04:36 PM
This happened to me as well and it started with just booting up games, but now it will go off when i watch a youtube video and i have to restart to stop it. I dont know if this will get answered, seeing as how the last reply was in 2006, but i would surely like to know what to do with this problem. I know it has something to do with overheating, but how to solve it, i dont know.

gary67
20-01-2009, 07:39 PM
Welcome to PF1 sneakyplatypus, its always better to start a new thread when the threads are so old but it seems to either be an overheating problem or a fan that's either wearing out or dirty, I would open up your case and very carefully vacuum out all the dust and see if that fixes it. make sure you turn the power off to the computer at the wall while you do this

hueybot3000
20-01-2009, 10:06 PM
[QUOTE=I have 2 screens so I watch the temps and fan speeds and that is the little 40cm chipset fan winding up to 7000rpm that causes mine.
[/QUOTE]

wow, what do you consider a big fan then?

Agent_24
20-01-2009, 10:42 PM
It's a CPU overheating warning sound.

The BIOS thinks your CPU is getting too hot (and it probably is)

Download something like SpeedFan and check the temperature when you play .. see what it's at and tell us..