cricket in my dual 1.8 g5

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by pdpardue, Jul 5, 2005.

  1. pdpardue macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2005
    Sacramento, California
    Well, let me start that I did search and found threads like this, but wanted to reasure myself that everything was in order...

    I have a dual 1.8 g5 with the base 256 ram, pretty much all stock, and am running tiger. Now, I don't have any speakers plugged in right now (in the process of moving), so I am using the built in speaker. Now, just about everytime I scroll or use the slideshow settings the computer sounds like there is a cricket in there. I don't think this is an issue with the speaker as I have muted them (though honestly don't know if that is anything more then a software mute).
    Also, the sound doesn't appear to be comming out of the speaker, seems lower and on the wrong side, almost around where the memory is (in general location only). Again though, I can't be sure as it is somewhat quiet and the sound is in the frequency range that makes it hard to locate.
    I don't want to sound paranoid, but to a degree I am. Even the dual 1.8 was an expensive piece of equipment, and I just want to be reasured that everything is okay. I am sure I could learn to live with, the dell it replaced was so much louder, sometimes sounded like a helicopter flying overhead when the HD spun up (well, maybe a slight exageration, but only slightly).

    Thanks in advance to anyone responding.
  2. Chrispy macrumors 68020


    Dec 27, 2004
    Avon, IN
    I had a similar issue with my dual 2.0. Apple is aware of the issue and apparently it is related to the power supply in dual CPU units. Mine was really loud and annoying but sometimes the sound can be more soft. I was told it was nothing to worry about and you can have the power supply replaced if you have applecare or are still under the one year complimentary coverage. However, many times the problem still there after a replacement. From what I understand if it does not bother you then you have nothing to worry about.
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    My DP 2.0 has done this from day one, and I've never read a single report that it's a sign of anything negative--just a moderately noisy power supply. I've seen Dells do the exact same thing, so it's not unique to G5s, either.

    I just ignore it, though apparently setting performance to "max" in the Energy Saver control panel silences it.

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