Is it necessary to reinstall OS upon motherboard change?
dpchrist at holgerdanske.com
Wed Aug 31 00:55:59 UTC 2016
On 08/30/2016 02:21 PM, Manish Jain wrote:
> I could not figure out any way to suppress all that noise that comes from
> my system.
Please describe the noise and/or upload an audio sample.
> Upon opening the cabinet to investigate, all that I could make out
> was that the noise originates from the motherboard. It's possible that
> this motherboard uses lower grade capacitors and electronics, which could be
> the root problem. ...
To test if a fan is making noise, I place my finger on the center hub to
stop the fan. (I then remove my finger after ~1 second and the fan
For power supplies, I typically shutdown the computer,open up the case,
disconnect all the load pigtails, unplug the computer from AC power,
place a known good power supply next to the case, connect its pigtails
to the load, connect its AC power, and power up.
To test for vibrating components, there are two approaches:
1. Touch components with something that absorbs vibration and/or
increases mass (e.g. finger, pencil eraser, alligator clip, pliers, etc.).
2. Use a mechanic's stethoscope, or substitute (a solid rod, microphone
and headphones), to determine what component is making the noise.
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