Weird noise on my laptop

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navybrat

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Every once in a while at random times I hear this noise that sounds like a "chomping" sort to speak or a "boom" ish noise. Im running a Windows XP on a Dell XPS M1710 laptop. I use my laptop everyday I have had it for about 1 1/2-2 years
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navybrat said:
Every once in a while at random times I hear this noise that sounds like a "chomping" sort to speak or a "boom" ish noise. Im running a Windows XP on a Dell XPS M1710 laptop. I use my laptop everyday I have had it for about 1 1/2-2 years
Thanks in advanced
Can you tell which area of the laptop it's coming from?
 

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I cannot I tried but I cant because its not like a LONG sound its kind of short so by the time i hear it its gone but Im guessing it might be coming from my sound card though I checked all my sound devises and they appear to be working well
 

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It seems to get louder based on the volume (i.e. the sound is loud when my volume is loud, sound is soft when my volume is soft)
 
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First thing you could try is to uninstall your sound drivers and then reinstall them. If that doesn't help hook up some external speakers, see if they produce the noise. If they do not, the speakers on your laptop are going bad. If they do still have the background like noise, your sound card may be bad.
 

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navybrat said:
Every once in a while at random times I hear this noise that sounds like a "chomping" sort to speak or a "boom" ish noise. Im running a Windows XP on a Dell XPS M1710 laptop. I use my laptop everyday I have had it for about 1 1/2-2 years
Thanks in advanced
Since the sound seems to be tied to the volume of your computer, it sounds to me (no pun intended ;)) like some sound event is happening that is playing those sounds. In the Control Panel open the Sound window and select the Sounds tab. That will list all of the different sound-events the system is configured for. Check through them to see if any are set to play the sounds you are hearing, and if they are you can easily change them to something else or disable them.

If that doesn't fix the problem let me know and I'll see what else it might be.

Larry
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So I tried that and I also tried muting the cd audio sound idk why but someone said that might help and it went away for a while until I went to the DirectX off of microsoft to download another copy cause my comp siad that my screensaver wont play any more becuase the direct X copy I have isnt up to date (which it should be) but I went to that site and then I heard that sound like 2x and I was playing music and it wasnt up high but it wasnt quiet so the noise was kinda loud and it just went right over my music
 

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DellCA said:
Since the sound seems to be tied to the volume of your computer, it sounds to me (no pun intended ;)) like some sound event is happening that is playing those sounds. In the Control Panel open the Sound window and select the Sounds tab. That will list all of the different sound-events the system is configured for. Check through them to see if any are set to play the sounds you are hearing, and if they are you can easily change them to something else or disable them.

If that doesn't fix the problem let me know and I'll see what else it might be.

Larry
Dell Customer Advocate
So I tried that and I also tried muting the cd audio sound idk why but someone said that might help and it went away for a while until I went to the DirectX off of microsoft to download another copy cause my comp siad that my screensaver wont play any more becuase the direct X copy I have isnt up to date (which it should be) but I went to that site and then I heard that sound like 2x and I was playing music and it wasnt up high but it wasnt quiet so the noise was kinda loud and it just went right over my music
 
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