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Puzzle me this: stove makes computer beep!

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  1. pnine

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    Alright gents. This positively baffles me.

    I am running a ASUS Essentio CG5275-AR003 (pentium processor i5, running windows 7). I opened it up one time, to put an eco geforce 9800GT GPU into the PCIEx16 slot. The computer is running plugged into a power strip.

    When I turn on my gas stove, which is about ten feet away separated by a counter, the computer beeps. The noise is a quick, two tone "ba-dum" tone. It wont happen right away, so I can sit there with the clicking from my gas stove going, and the tone will go off irregularly. I can reproduce this indefinitely. There are no on-screen indications of why the noise is occurring. It is seriously weirding me out.

    Ryan
     
  2. K7M

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    It sounds like the electronic ignition on the stove is interfering with your computer. Try plugging the range or the computer into another part of the house.
     
  3. pnine

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    After the strangeness factor wore off, I figured that might be it as well. I have very little electrical knowledge or experience, so the affirmation really helps. Thank you!
     
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    The stove's ignition device is probably a piezo-electric lighter, and they don't normally cause radio interference.

    Try lighting a BIC lighter right next to the computer, and see if it does the same thing.
     
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    The sound you describe sounds more like the sound when a USB device is plugged in or un-plugged to me.
     
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