Mac Pro chirp sound?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by speekez, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. speekez macrumors 6502

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    Lately, I've been noticing a very quiet chirp from my mac pro. I only hear it now and then if the room is very quiet. I always hear a bit of purr from my Mac Pro, most likely from the ATI x1900 fan. But this chirp is different It sounds like a little twinkle chime, very faint, and I'm not sure where it is coming from.

    I have a Mac Pro 2.66 version.

    Anyone else hear it on theirs, assuming you are in a very quiet room and have good hearing ;)
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I remember some mention that the Power Mac G5 made chirps as well. No memory of the cause though.
     
  3. speekez thread starter macrumors 6502

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    FYI My stock had drive is western digital not seagate
     
  4. product26 macrumors 6502a

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    I didnt have any sort of a chirp until i put in a x1900xt

    now whenever i scroll in safari, and other misc things will cause a small chirp sound..
     
  5. p0intblank macrumors 68030

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    My PowerBook G4 chirps when I am working in Dreamweaver. I can hear it chirp whenever I type. It's usually only in that application, though... I don't know what causes it.
     
  6. xpovos macrumors 6502a

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    A lot of PowerMacs had this issue. If memory served, it was tracked down to a misaligned fan.
     
  7. iberroa macrumors newbie

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    2009 Mac Pro Chirping Noise

    I have a 2009 Mac Pro (Nahalem) and every now and then i hear a chirping noise that i believe is coming from my main 640GB Western Digital Hard Drive.

    I've noticed this sound since day one. When i first got the Mac Pro it only had a 640GB WD hard drive. Since then i've added a 1TB WD, 500GB WD, and a 50GB OCZ Vertex2 SSD. I'm still noticing the same sound every now and then. I'll let you guys know if i hear the sound again after i upgrade my 640GB to a 1TB.
    :rolleyes: :apple:
     
  8. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    My G5 would chirp, sounded like a dying cat to me. It turned out to be one of the hard drives. I still have that drive, works fine.
     
  9. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Some drives make a "chirp" or a "beeep" sound when they spin up the platters. It is harmless.

    I've noticed Western Digital drives do it, Seagates tend not to, so far.
     

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