G5 weird chirping

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  1. Zeke D macrumors 6502a

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    It just started like two days ago. Randomly it wil just "chirp-chirp" i notice it the most when I am playing sc4. The chirping doesn't seem to affect the unit, but with my luck I is an indicator it is dying.

    Dual 2.0ghz G5
    3gb RAM (6x 512mb pc3200)
    160gb HDD
    ATI Radeon 9600XT 128mb
    Leopard
     
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  3. Zeke D thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You'll find it under Energy saver pane.

    After installing Chud Tools you'll have another, separate "Processor" pane.
    You can install it from your Leopard disc -> Developer tools
     
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    I installed the developer tools from my leopard disc and also the CHUD.pkg and there are no changes to the system preferences.
     
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    Go to /Developer/Extras/PreferencePanes - it should be there - double click to install.
     
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    I did that, but i have no new tab or anything in energy saver.

    In the hardware pane, there is now a processor, but there is way to set the cpu.
     

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    Is it a regular repeating sound, about twice per second? Could be friction in a fan axle. Mine used to do that sometimes -- it was worse when it was sitting on a hard surface for whatever reason.
     
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    Okay all done, We'll see of the random chirping goes away. Thanks for the info.

    I don't think it is a fan axle. It seems to do it when playing games.
     
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    I think it's a fan or possibly HD thats going?
     
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    I had an issue like this once with an MDD a few years back. It happened once I enabled nap and was solved with a special thin cable (forget the technical name) I bought at an electronics shop.

    The issue turned out to be feedback from different electronic frequencies and was sometimes in the audio as well. The cable was intended for a car audio system to remove conflicting electronic feedback.

    This is going back to 2007 so pardon my faint memory on the proper name of it. Call a car audio shop and explain the basics of what I explained here and I bet they know what you need. No promises on it working but it did for me and it was only about $5-6 if I remember right.
     

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