• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Buzzing noise while gaming


habe fidem
Apr 30, 2009
7,923 (2.39/day)
Northern CA, USA
System Name Erakith || Asus UX305FA
Processor i7 3770k @ 4.2ghz 1.068v || Intel Core M 5Y10 @ 800mhz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH || ASUS OE
Cooling EK Supremacy, D5 w/ EK Top, 2X EK-CoolStream XTX 360 & Photon 270 Res || !PASSIVE!
Memory 16GB Samsung 'Wonder' RAM || 8GB LPDDR3 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA 780Ti Classified HydroCopper || Intel HD Graphics 5300
Storage 256gb Corsair Performance Pro, 2TB Caviar Green, 2TB Samsung F4 || Toshiba 256GB SSD
Display(s) DELL Ultrasharp U2715H 27" || 13.3" 1080P IPS
Case CaseLabs Merlin SM8 || Aluminum Unibody
Power Supply NZXT Hale-90-1000-M
Mouse Logitech M705 Marathon
Keyboard Corsair Strafe RGB w/ Cherry MX Silent
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 || WIndows 10 Home x64
Benchmark Scores WCG & F@H Only
I would slap a small fan on my NB if it was running that hot. I am not sure what is the correct max temp.

Back when I was researching NB temps on my Intel boards someone told me if you can't leave your finger on the heatsink for more than a couple seconds without burning yourself, put a fan on it :D


New Member
Jan 12, 2010
393 (0.13/day)
That is kind of messed up that the Motherboard is getting the wrong CPU temp. is 60 C temp high for the northbridge?
The BIOS reports temps from the mobo sensor, not the actual sensor on the cpu die afaik... at least this is the way it works on Intel.
Jan 10, 2010
283 (0.09/day)
System Name Build 1
Processor AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2ghz
Motherboard MSI 770-C45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
Cooling Xigmatek Dark Knight, 3 120mm Intakes, 1 200mm Exchaust, 2 140mm Exchausts
Memory OCZ Gold 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 1333mhz
Video Card(s) XFX HD-577A-ZNDC Radeon HD 5770 XXX Edition 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP
Storage WD Blue 640GB 7200 RPM
Display(s) ACER 23" Full HD HDMI Widescreen Monitor
Case NZXT Phantom Black
Audio Device(s) None
Power Supply OCZ StealthXStream 700W ATX12V/EPS12V SLI Ready Crossfire Ready
Software Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
If you want all the temps for every sensor in your motherboard:
click the download now green bar towards the bottom. Its free as long as you ARE NOT in a corporate place.

Inside SIW is a tab for Sensors, it measures all of them. That will lead you directly to your heat cause.

Now depending on the heat cause there is many things you can do, if it is:
Video Card: take off the hardshell, and if that doesn't fix it then do that and get a PCI dual fan/heatsink for it

CPU: get an after-market cooler, I recommend the Xigmatek Dark Knight, keeps my temps <45^C even under 100% load. And I have a 3.2 AMD Quad so, also 3.2 stock.

Random Motherboard places: they make heatsink set for motherboard parts, get yourself one of those and that should help.

RAM: There really isn't much you can do about that, you can try getting a RAM cooler attachment, but that would be about it.

Hard Drive: There are attachments for that to

Hopes this helps