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    Sound Problem

    I run W7 SP1 on my desktop. Recently, sounds have been periodically playing on my machine. I have always had my sound scheme set to "no sounds", and my speakers' volume is set to zero.

    Can someone please tell me how to track down where these sounds are coming from in Windows 7?

    Thank you,
    Dick

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    What do they sound like?

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    Like 3 or 4 chime-like sounds all in a quick row.

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    Go to control panel>sound>sounds tab and test different sounds to see if any sound the same. That would be my first step.

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    Is there any chance they are Beeps from your BIOS/UEFFI warning of an overheating problem?

    Do you have a program or interface to see the CPU and system board temperatures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JC Zorkoff View Post
    Do you have a program or interface to see the CPU and system board temperatures?
    https://www.piriform.com/speccy

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    lump95:
    When I do that all the "test" buttons for each one are greyed out.
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    jwoods:
    I ran speccy, but I don't see anything about the cpu and system board temperatures?
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    JC Zorkoff:
    Can you suggest such a program that I might use?
    Dick

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    @Dick-Y
    I use HWMonitor. It is available here and elsewhere:
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/hwmonitor.html
    When I upgraded to Windows 10 my old favorite "Speccy" didn't make the cut.

    RockE

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    lump95:
    When I do that all the "test" buttons for each one are greyed out.
    Dick
    Look at the Playback tab. Is anything selected as default? My default selection is speakers and Realtek sound because I have 5.1 speakers and Realtek is the onboard sound.
    But if you have everything set to "No sound" that may be why all are greyed out and post #5 would make more sense as to MB sounds. MB sounds are normally "Beeps".
    Another thought about what you say are "Chime" sounds is maybe an email notifier or something of that nature.
    Playback.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockE View Post
    @Dick-Y
    I use HWMonitor. It is available here and elsewhere:
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/hwmonitor.html
    When I upgraded to Windows 10 my old favorite "Speccy" didn't make the cut.

    RockE
    I get the same results in Speccy and HWMonitor...

    Workaround for Windows 10 from the Piriform Speccy forum...

    "Downloaded the Portable version, deleted speccy64.exe, double clicked speccy.exe and it worked fine."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick-Y View Post
    JC Zorkoff:
    Can you suggest such a program that I might use?
    Dick
    The Speccy program you ran shows temperatures for the CPU and Motherboard on the opening page. They are highlighted in in yellow on the right of the information.

    The HWMonitor suggested by RockE is also a good monitoring program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JC Zorkoff View Post
    The Speccy program you ran shows temperatures for the CPU and Motherboard on the opening page. They are highlighted in in yellow on the right of the information.

    The HWMonitor suggested by RockE is also a good monitoring program.
    Some older computers do not report those temps, and even newer ones may not report all.

    My Toshiba laptop is less than 2 years old and reports CPU and drive temps, but not for the motherboard.

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    Mine only reports for the 2 drives I have on my system.
    Dick

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